Is This Something?

The new trailer for Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which, as the palindronomic name is intended to suggest, is about spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.

I really don't understand how this is supposed to work -- I don't mean the technobabble explanation, I mean, I don't understand what this is meant to accomplish --but I guess they're keeping that a mystery.

It might seem strange to be talking about a movie. Do they even release movies anymore?

Well, that's the whole question -- one which Tenet may or may not answer.

Supposedly Tenet will be released -- in theaters -- July 17, and Warner Bros. is preparing to do just that.

But they might not. Warner Bros. wants to see at least 80% of theaters open by that date.

And if 80% of the theaters aren't open by then, Tenet will join many other movies in delaying its release until Christmas or later.

Hereís what we know at this time: solid sources hear that Warner Bros needs at least 80% of the worldís theaters to be open, including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco (which rep 25% of a picís opening weekend), in order to keep Tenet on its original release date.

If such signs donít appear positive in the next three weeks or sooner, Tenet moves.

In fact, this won't just be about whether Tenet opens -- Hollywood sees Tenet as a test case. If Tenet can open and make money, then maybe they'll try releasing more movies this summer.

If not, they shut down and won't try again until... Christmas.

Well they say Christmas, but I imagine they mean Thanksgiving.

From the Washington Post (no link for propaganda organs):

The studio is pressing ahead with release plans for "Tenet," the mysterious and much-anticipated new movie from "Inception" director and proven moneymaker Christopher Nolan. Executives are making plans to open the movie widely across the United States as scheduled on July 17 amid the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. They're going through all the paces of a big summer release despite many reasons a successful rollout may not be remotely possible.

At stake, say entertainment players and analysts, is nothing short of the nation's preeminent form of public entertainment.

"If 'Tenet' doesnít come out or doesn't succeed, every other company goes home,Ē said a marketing executive from a rival studio who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press. "Itís no movies until Christmas."

Honestly, going without new movies, which are almost all complete shit, is at the very bottom of my list of covid complaints.

Here's a legit question, and not just one of those stupid questions they ask on the internet to increase engagement:

Assuming you want to see this movie, or any movie -- maybe Wonder Woman 84 -- would you go to a theater if they were open in July/August, or would you say, "Not worth the risk, not worth the hassle, I'll wait 3-6 months for PPV"?

Even assuming that we're less worried about strangers breathing near us by July 17 -- I think my general feeling of being skeeved out by people has been permanently increased. I never loved being in close proximity to strangers. And even if I'm not consciously worried about covid, I'm going to see strangers as bags of hot breath, sweat, and disease.

Do I want to sit in chairs that other people have just been farting into for two hours? Nah.

Of all the things I'd like to do when we reopen, going to a physical theater is very low on my list. It's not on my list at all. I think I'm done with physical theaters, virus or no virus.

I would like to see Tenet, but I think I'll take a pass on the theatrical exibition.

And if that hurts Hollywood, well, I'll just have to live with that pain.

Related: Hollywood is thinking about reopening production on new projects-- and wondering what it will cost to be Covid Compliant.

Here's Tyler Perry's plans for restarting his BET shows:

He'll test the cast and his "drastically" scaled back Atlanta-based crew when they arrive at the studio and before they begin production, and four more times during the two-and-a-half-week shoots for each show. Everyone on the set will wear protective masks, and group scenes will be held until after the fourth day on set, when everyone has been tested again. Meals will be served in different "catering pods" on the largest soundstage to maximize social distancing. Perry will fly out-of-town cast members in on his private plane, and, since the studio is a decommissioned U.S. Army compound, everyone working on the production will live on campus.

...

Not everyone is on board with the idea of going back into production before there is medicinal treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19. One director of a studio movie that was in pre-production when everything shut down thinks such plans are irresponsible. The filmmaker, who spoke to Variety under the condition of anonymity, resents that he was sent to scout locations in March when it was clear to him that the world was in a pandemic, and he thinks any plan to restart is ludicrous. "A movie canít work with masks and social distancing -- everyone is all over each other all the time," he says. "To not face that, either youíre in denial or youíre ignorant, or youíre pretending to not know so the company isn't liable."


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Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 03:55 PM (JUOKG)

2 Boom bitches

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 22, 2020 03:56 PM (XEfKE)

3 Twice in one day and with a bold!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 03:56 PM (JUOKG)

4 My keyboard betrayed me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 22, 2020 03:56 PM (XEfKE)

5 I was planning on trying to see Tenet in theaters, but I'm weird.

I'm definitely gonna see Dune in theaters, though. That's supposed to release in November.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 03:57 PM (UWqZJ)

6 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 03:57 PM (q2fym)

7 Twitter removed #BidenIsARacist from it's Trending list despite 100k+ and counting mentions and replaced it with #10thAmendment tweets criticizing Trump. It's at 7k mentions.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 03:57 PM (CQ3Qb)

8 Who da fook goes to a theater after 2020?

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 03:58 PM (q2fym)

9 Assuming you want to see this movie, or any movie -- maybe Wonder Woman 84 -- would you go to a theater if they were open in July/August, or would you say, "Not worth the risk, not worth the hassle, I'll wait 3-6 months for PPV Bittorrent"?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 03:58 PM (pp7ze)

10 Delaware a slave state?

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 03:59 PM (q2fym)

11 Read the content too.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 22, 2020 03:59 PM (axyOa)

12 None of our local theaters are what I consider Big Screen. So, I look forward to not paying to see this at home.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (pp7ze)

13 I just don't have the negative theater experiences that some people seem to have regularly.

I can't go that frequently, but when I do go it's fine. People are fine. Kids are a nonfactor outside of kids movies. I don't buy concessions, so that doesn't hurt.

Presentation is always really good, too.

I just don't quite get the theater experience hate because I don't experience the bad things people seem to see all the time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (UWqZJ)

14 "It's no movies until Christmas."


Promises, promises.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (oVJmc)

15 Bars opened today in Texas. Took the missus out for a beer & lunch at a local watering hole.

Good beer, good food, and easy sitting at the bar. Nice.

Tip of the day, steer clear of draft beer for a while till they get that old stale beer out and the lines cleaned. Bottled beer is OK.

Posted by: Al Swearengen at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (UBPx0)

16 I haven't gone to a movie theatre for a long time. Well maybe two years ago the kids and grandkids invited me to join them to watch the Last Jedi.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (Uu+Jp)

17 The future is not movie theaters, t do not think

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (q2fym)

18 I don't even know what this is.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (JUOKG)

19
Honestly, going without new movies, which are almost all complete shit, is at the very bottom of my list of covid complaints.

#MeToo.

Also, going to the Cinema was out of the question, even before the chinese flu.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (j4t07)

20 >>>7 Twitter removed #BidenIsARacist from it's Trending list despite 100k+ and counting mentions and replaced it with #10thAmendment tweets criticizing Trump. It's at 7k mentions.


oh okay now they care about the 10th amendment and claim that a state's right to deprive citizens of constitutionally-guaranteed liberty trumps citizen's rights to, well, their constitutional rights.

Amazing. Breathtaking.

Posted by: ace at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (PbpT7)

21 I mean, I understand why that could be a useful ability. There's an anime where someone has that power, but it's only like 5 seconds he can go back. They counter it by filling the area with poison - since he keeps jumping back, he inhales more of it than anybody else.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (icI8A)

22 Looks like Nolan took the criticism about Dunkirk to heart.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (o3AYq)

23 17 The future is not movie theaters, t do not think
Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (q2fym)

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There will always be some level of theatrical distribution, I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (UWqZJ)

24 When even the poor in this country own a flatscreen and the price for a single movie costs what a streaming service charges. The movie business is done in theatres for now, and the snacks are so much cheaper.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (NI4rU)

25 "A movie can't work with masks and social distancing -- everyone is all over each other all the time," he says. "To not face that, either you're in denial or you're ignorant, or you're pretending to not know so the company isn't liable."



How is the Porn Industry dealing with all this?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (pp7ze)

26 7 Twitter removed #BidenIsARacist from it's Trending list despite 100k+ and counting mentions and replaced it with #10thAmendment tweets criticizing Trump. It's at 7k mentions.


The people who were demanding Trump ignore the 10th Amendment weeks ago are now incensed that he's not curtailed by it now.

What a joke they are.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (oVJmc)

27 They might make more money going to a pay-per-view model and abandoning theaters all together.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (CjFDo)

28 20 >>>7 Twitter removed #BidenIsARacist from it's Trending list despite 100k+ and counting mentions and replaced it with #10thAmendment tweets criticizing Trump. It's at 7k mentions.


oh okay now they care about the 10th amendment and claim that a state's right to deprive citizens of constitutionally-guaranteed liberty trumps citizen's rights to, well, their constitutional rights.

Amazing. Breathtaking.
Posted by: ace at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (PbpT7)

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I take it as an implicit admission that they want to repeal the 14th Amendment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (UWqZJ)

29 Id like to have my own "catering pod". sounds cool. with hot chicks doing the serving.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (XEfKE)

30 about spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.

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LET'S NAME THE MOVIE AFTER THAT COOL DOCTOR WHO GUY!!!

(misspells name and hopes no one notices)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ADuZP)

31 Anyone still have drive-in theaters in their area? What's your opinion on the movie experience there?

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (1vIuC)

32 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)

33 32 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)

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The sound sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (UWqZJ)

34 Bars opened today in Texas. Took the missus out for a beer lunch at a local watering hole.



Good beer, good food, and easy sitting at the bar. Nice.



Tip of the day, steer clear of draft beer for a while till they get
that old stale beer out and the lines cleaned. Bottled beer is OK.


Posted by: Al Swearengen at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM

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We switched our kegs out yesterday.


Oh and some of the bottled beer we had when we closed in March was past it's expiry date and we pitched that out too.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (JUOKG)

35 I generally wait 10 to 15 years to see a movie, and then I have a one per year limit.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (MVjcR)

36 >>Anyone still have drive-in theaters in their area?

Dammit, who told you?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (ZLI7S)

37 If it weren't for the trailer screaming in my face that this was a Nolan movie, I would have guessed it was a half-assed sci-fi movie that I wanted to check out when it was on loan at my local library.

Looks like Nolan is tapped out.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (w+Ped)

38
Not everyone is on board with the idea of going back into production before there is medicinal treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19.

This is farkin' hilarious.
The pron video industry didn't miss a beat during AIDS. The pron video industry.Do I need to draw anyone a picture, here?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (j4t07)

39 If they cut the prices in half people would go to theaters again.
Tenet kinda looks like tomfoolery put together with stuff from his other movies. And I'm guessing there's lots of PC in it too.

Posted by: PJ at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (qlTN9)

40 Anyone still have drive-in theaters in their area? What's your opinion on the movie experience there?

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Lurv me some drive in theaters, although they're really "park on the grass and hang out on picnic blankets and lawn chairs" theaters these days.

The only thing better is a demolition derby, though. Possibly a local rodeo.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (ADuZP)

41 Twitter is fascist

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (q2fym)

42 wi-fi to the movie at drive ins would solve the sound quality problem

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (NI4rU)

43 During the lock down I've been augmenting the selections on my home Plex server.

The vast overwhelming majority of films are from the 30 - 50s and 70s to 90s.


Very few from 2000 and beyond.

And Nolan is getting a little to cute with the "high concept" crap.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (T+XCu)

44 38
Not everyone is on board with the idea of going back into production before there is medicinal treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19.

This is farkin' hilarious.
The pron video industry didn't miss a beat during AIDS. The pron video industry.Do I need to draw anyone a picture, here?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:03 PM (j4t07)

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I guess we'll be expecting news of the mass deaths of porn stars soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (UWqZJ)

45
It'll open in theaters in China right on time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (mht8P)

46 No virus fears, but I don't want Hollywood to get any of my money.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (Hcsoi)

47 Is there junk and stuff? Does it have bulbous bits?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (O7JoB)

48 There was a short story, years ago, about an undertaker who took a device off a body that would reverse time for a few minutes.

I want to say the name was, "Icarus Falling" or some such.

Not a bad story. Ended with the airplane he was on being destroyed mid-flight and he was stuck falling through the air toward water.

Oh, not really a good guy. Decided his new found power was best used as a gigolo.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (WEBkv)

49 I used to love going to movies back in the day. If there were movies worth seeing I would go.

I refuse to be all germophobe over the Wuhan whooping cough. Just gonna live my life.

Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (nzKWW)

50 >>The sound sucks.

Sound wasn't the reason I used to go to the drive-in.

Well, not movie sounds.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:04 PM (ZLI7S)

51 Drive in movies = mosquitoes

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (q2fym)

52 Sure...you can go back in time. Just need some so powerful that it can reverse the spinning galaxies and black holes.

Add another zero to your Zero Coke.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9PtLS)

53 I like time movies. It's always interesting to see how it's done. The technobabble can be fun.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (axyOa)

54 You want a palindrome? I'll give you a palindrome.

SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (1ISKN)

55 70% of Ohio deaths are from nursing homes. Ill avoid theaters and nursing homes.
________________________________

Trumps press secretary just scorched the presstitutes with a power point presentation on "what questions they should be asking"

Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (DB16e)

56 We have a drive-in nearby. They're still closed for the season. Nothing yet on if they will open this summer. Ee hope so.

But we will go there this summer IF (and it's a big "if") there is anything we want to see.

We saw Wizard of Oz last summer. That was fun.

Posted by: Flyover at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (Rbu5d)

57 I want to see Wonder Woman 69.

Seriously.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (Qf83p)

58 Do I want to sit in chairs that other people have just been farting into for two hours? Nah.
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Hey don't knock it until you've tried it.

Posted by: Shep! at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (t+mAj)

59 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)

60 Seems like christopher Nolan is sort of approaching movie premisis like a a small scale video game developer might. The premise of Tenet reminds me a little of that game Braid by Jonathan Blow from years ago.

Posted by: Nonapod at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (CLP9I)

61 Since the beer virus, I've been watching a movie every night on Amazon, on my laptop. I've caught up on a lot of stuff I wanted to see but never did.

Here are a couple of exceptional flicks that aren't well known, I think: "Wagner," with Richard Burton (his last film); and "54," with Mike Myers as disco king Steve Rubell.

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (Cssks)

62 >>I don't understand what this is meant to accomplish --but I guess they're keeping that a mystery.




Maybe check the "historical documents" or ask spaceship Captain Nesmith how useful this could be?



Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (bDqIh)

63 Not everyone is on board with the idea of going back into production before there is medicinal treatment or a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Um, guys? Just don't film in nursing homes.

There. That'll be ten million dollars, please.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (ADuZP)

64 33 32 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)

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The sound sucks.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (UWqZJ)

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If you drive out and the only thing that sucked was the sound, Dolly is doing it wrong.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (w+Ped)

65 "Honestly, going without new movies, which are almost all complete shit, is at the very bottom of my list of covid complaints."

That high, eh?

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (FsgBK)

66 59 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)

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Maybe you need to watch Shaft.

Or, if you're feeling particularly white, Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (UWqZJ)

67
The sound sucks.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (UWqZJ)
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The sound system in your car is that bad?

What kind of Philco radio do you have in your dash?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (WEBkv)

68 about spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.


Oh, good. Another time-travel movie.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (oVJmc)

69 "would you go to a theater if they were open in July/August, or would you say, "Not worth the risk, not worth the hassle, I'll wait 3-6 months for PPV"?"


No, because I'm only 29 so there is no risk. Seriously, by July 17th there will be an estimated 16k active infected people in the continental U.S. (going by the IHME modeling). That's one person out of every 20,500 people. I like those odds.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (zqs/f)

70 Is there junk and stuff? Does it have bulbous bits?
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth

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Damn you.
I was just getting over this morning's bulbous bits reference.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 22, 2020 04:07 PM (axyOa)

71
If I see one more clickbait ad about how dogs cry for help, I'm going to euthanize its writer.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:07 PM (mht8P)

72 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:02 PM (ZLI7S)


Very futuristic.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 04:07 PM (zr5Kq)

73 Personally I think they are tapping into a group that just wants to escape. I would jump to get out of the house after being cooped up, and I have been going to some places just because I can.

I rarely go to movies, but I would think hard about rewarding a theater trying to get back to normal. However, one movie playing, might just be a meh moment.

Posted by: Picric at May 22, 2020 04:07 PM (Wp6XK)

74
The Left and these Harveywood fools are pretending that the World was completely disease-free up until 5 months ago.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (j4t07)

75
SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS



MIND
BLOWN

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (Qf83p)

76 I hope they sit at a picnic table where someone has scratched graffiti saying "no fate but what you make."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (ADuZP)

77 Amazing. Breathtaking.

Posted by: ace at May 22, 2020 04:01 PM (PbpT7)

Biden should immediately release a statement reminding everyone about the last time his ancestors had to secede to preserve States' Rights under the 10th Amendment!

#JimCrowJoe!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (CQ3Qb)

78 If you drive out and the only thing that sucked was the sound, Dolly is doing it wrong.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (w+Ped)



Be sure to ask for a discount since your date won't actually get to see the movie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (guGkK)

79
At stake, say entertainment players and analysts, is nothing short of the nation's preeminent form of public entertainment.









OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE, FUCK YOU, YOU SELF-IMPORTANT, POMPOUS, WINDBAG, DOUCHECANOE COCKSUCKERS.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (EGyGV)

80 Speaking of openings, when do lap dances come back?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 22, 2020 04:08 PM (Hcsoi)

81 "Seems like christopher Nolan is sort of approaching movie premisis like a a small scale video game developer might. The premise of Tenet reminds me a little of that game Braid by Jonathan Blow from years ago.
Posted by: Nonapod at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (CLP9I)"

Braid is good, but I don't see why people thought that feature was revolutionary. It's also the key power you get in Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (icI8A)

82 This time reversal thing. It reminds me of the 2006 miniseries, The Lost Room, with Peter Krause.

People were chasing after objects tied to The Occupant. One most related to the Tenet would be the comb, which stops time for ten seconds when run through the user's hair...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (ZSK0i)

83 How many of you snuck into a drive in the trunk of a friends car?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (NI4rU)

84 A rural high school near me is having graduation exercises at a drive-in theater.
With the noise that has become ubiquitous when each graduate's name is read, imagine what family and friends will be able to do with a car horn.

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (FsgBK)

85

I have stopped going to theaters.

But we see whichever movies we want.

Tenet says in the trailer "to stop WWIII".

Doesn't look great. Only watched the first trailer. Going to watch the rest on IMDB.

We'll grab it off the internet and watch it one day for sure. Why not.

Physical theaters are done. Even my popcorn is better than theirs.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (Saar8)

86 Trumps press secretary just scorched the presstitutes with a power point presentation on "what questions they should be asking"

Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (DB16e)

Trump will not let you return to your old narratives; lazy, sloppy, self-indulgent.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - A Time For Nagging - The Karen Chronicles now available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (nohVu)

87 You smarty-pantses who negotiated a share of the profits? HAH! We've got the best excuse in the world now!

Posted by: Hollywood Accounting at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (1vynn)

88 And all this time I thought palindromes had to be made of of actual words.

This makes writing in palindromes a lot easier.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (guGkK)

89 I'm a little concerned that Hans Zimmer isn't doing the soundtrack for TENET. He brings so much atmosphere to Nolan's movies.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (zqs/f)

90 I'm still a tad unclear on how twitter isn't an editor.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (ADuZP)

91 Short term time reversal isn't time travel, it's a sandwich.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (icI8A)

92

I love seeing movies in theaters on the big screen.

I hate people in movie theaters.

When I build, media room, and fuck every theater ever again.

Also fuck Disney and the other Whoreywood everything, I'll screen classic and foreign films and streaming stuff and those video I made of the neighbors in their hot tub and...

...er, anyway, you get my drift.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (d6DSt)

93 Physical theaters are done. Even my popcorn is better than theirs.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (Saar
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And Karen's don't give you the stink eye if you decide to bathe your popcorn in butter.

(actually had this happen)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (WEBkv)

94 Madam I'm Adam is a movie about a tranny who reverses time to undo a botched gender reconfiguration surgery.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (Fc5rx)

95

Silent films with the 'digital' aroma infusion are a Joe Badfinger Night at the theater.

Posted by: Voter theater. at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (hdog5)

96
I would be saddened by anyone contracting COVID-19 and dying of it.

But I would be saddened the least if it happened to anyone in Hollywood.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (mht8P)

97 It's a good thing for the Dems that black people don't go to church! Oh, wait...

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (CQ3Qb)

98 Nolan is one of about 3 directors who can open a movie on his name alone (the others being, probably, Tarantino and Scorsese). Not necessarily Avengers numbers, but Nolan made an experimental movie about WWII and it made money.

I think he's using his cache with audiences and a JJ Abrams like desire to keep the movie's secrets secure until opening day through keeping the trailer kind of opaque. As long as Robert Pattinson doesn't end up as Khan, I think he'll be okay.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (UWqZJ)

99
Meanwhile, Joe Blow and Suzie Cumquats are still making 10 "adult films" per week.

But these Hollywood primadonnas are afraid to produce a sitcom. Pathetic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (j4t07)

100 Movie theaters make a good portion of their money from food and drink sales, right?

That doesn't work with mask. How are you going to consume your 100oz. tub of buttered popcorn and Big Gulp if you have to keep your mask on or have to put it on/take it off between bites?!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (bDqIh)

101 spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.


Oh, good. Another time-travel movie.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

--

They got their hands on the Omega 13

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (Hcsoi)

102 89 I'm a little concerned that Hans Zimmer isn't doing the soundtrack for TENET. He brings so much atmosphere to Nolan's movies.
Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (zqs/f)

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He's doing Dune instead.

DUNE!!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (UWqZJ)

103 Oooo I know this one.

Even if you only can control time for a short period, there will be a lot of possbilities.

Primary would be you could tap into the difference for an energy source. (see L. E. Modesitt Jr. The Saga of Recluce for details).

Also in more mundane ways you could make tiny changes and cause large results. Step back or forward at a critical time could make changes to the good or bad.

How long is the time differential?

Posted by: jakee308 at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (yQxbm)

104 "Delaware a slave state?"

Yes, it was. It was one of three slave states that didn't secede - the others being Kentucky and Maryland.

As for the movie question: In the past, I really enjoyed going to the movies. I liked being part of a audience, of sharing the experience with others. It was like going to a live concert. I saw "Star Wars" on its opening night, when it was new and fresh and unknown, and the theater was packed, and the audience was so in to it that the joint was rocking. Likewise, I went to "The Exorcist" on the opening night; again, the place was packed, and you could cut the fear with a knife. Very powerful. But nowadays, theaters have made movie-going so unpleasant - the last time I went, there were 25 minutes of trailers before the feature started - and the cost is so high, and my home theater is so good, and most movies are so crappy, I figure WTF, why bother?

I may make an exception for "Tenet", though: I really like Nolan's work. Even when he misses fire, like with "Interstellar", it's interesting and worth seeing.

Posted by: Brown Line at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (S6ArX)

105 Trump will not let you return to your old narratives; lazy, sloppy, self-indulgent.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - A Time For Nagging - The Karen Chronicles now available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (nohVu)
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Conversely, President Trump is making the press work really hard to remain lazy, sloppy and self-indulgent.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (WEBkv)

106 I love the movie theaters giant screen and Atmos sound system and stadium seating.

But, fuck the crowds. At a minimum there's always some a-hole who insists on using their cellphone in the middle of the movie .

Mostly, I now go to movies in the middle of the afternoon or early in the morning, during week days when I can swing it.

Usually, the lovely and delightful Mrs naturalfake are the only people there or there may be 3-10 others.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (CDVfT)

107 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.
Posted by: JackStraw


Make it "without leaving my flying submarine" and I'm in.

Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (Qf83p)

108 We're experiencing a bracing decline in attendance.

Posted by: Warner Bros. at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (mLizQ)

109 100 Movie theaters make a good portion of their money from food and drink sales, right?

That doesn't work with mask. How are you going to consume your 100oz. tub of buttered popcorn and Big Gulp if you have to keep your mask on or have to put it on/take it off between bites?!
Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:11 PM (bDqIh)

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As long as the purchase happens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (UWqZJ)

110
I just don't quite get the theater experience hate because I don't experience the bad things people seem to see all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
.....

Same here.. it's a fun night out.

But, I think most of the animosity around is is aimed at the lefty movie makers.. the entire industry for that matter.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (CjFDo)

111 >>Very futuristic.

I'm kind of a visionary.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (ZLI7S)

112 Assuming you want to see this movie, or any movie -- maybe Wonder Woman 84 -- would you go to a theater if they were open in July/August

Are you kidding me, do you know how much, um, urge I've been building up?!

Posted by: Paul Ruebens at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (9Fwwf)

113 If you have the means - not nearly what it used to cost but you do have to budget for it and in many cases obtain permission (ahem), then along with a moderate space that you can hopefully light control - you can get a fairly approximate theater experience at home now. I mean a really kickass experience.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (t+mAj)

114 Even my popcorn is better than theirs.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:09 PM (Saar


Hangs head in shame. Last couple of times I've made popcorn it was horrible, barely popped and at least half still in the kernel. At least I can still manage ice cubes. I used to be a half way decent cook, don't know what happened lately.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (Obdic)

115 It would be neat to have a short-jump time travel movie like this start with some minor incident with each major timelines' long term outcome from the do-over being explored in ten minute segments over the next two hours.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (ADuZP)

116 100 Movie theaters make a good portion of their money from food and drink sales, right?

That doesn't work with mask. How are you going to consume your 100oz. tub of buttered popcorn and Big Gulp if you have to keep your mask on or have to put it on/take it off between bites?!
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And how can you talk on your phone during the movie?

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (FsgBK)

117 Was part of a panel a few years ago on how to save/fix Hollywood. Don't think they were interested in my analysis--make better movies in general and lower pricing so people will enjoy the experience instead of only going to big movies to justify spending $100 for tickets, popcorn, and a drink. Used to love going to the movies. Now, it just feels like I'm going to spend lots of money for a flick I can wait to see in a few weeks on my 75 inch flat screen and epic speakers.

Posted by: iandeal at May 22, 2020 04:13 PM (vgGyZ)

118 Of all the things I'd like to do when we reopen, going to a physical theater is very low on my list. It's not on my list at all. I think I'm done with physical theaters, virus or no virus.

I would go to a real theater only for a movie that is supposed to be a visual masterpiece.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 22, 2020 04:13 PM (d7Ww2)

119 I just don't quite get the theater experience hate because I don't experience the bad things people seem to see all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (UWqZJ)


the flavored buttered popcorn smells like vomit to me

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (Saar8)

120 >>At stake, say entertainment players and analysts, is nothing short of the nation's preeminent form of public entertainment.



Thought that was video games?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (bDqIh)

121
Last couple of times I've made popcorn it was horrible, barely popped and at least half still in the kernel

Those are the best ones.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (mht8P)

122 117 Was part of a panel a few years ago on how to save/fix Hollywood. Don't think they were interested in my analysis--make better movies in general and lower pricing so people will enjoy the experience instead of only going to big movies to justify spending $100 for tickets, popcorn, and a drink. Used to love going to the movies. Now, it just feels like I'm going to spend lots of money for a flick I can wait to see in a few weeks on my 75 inch flat screen and epic speakers.
Posted by: iandeal at May 22, 2020 04:13 PM (vgGyZ)

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Tiered pricing could help.

I mean, there's spending $15 for a ticket to the new Avengers, and $15 for the new little movie no one's heard of.

It's a simple supply/demand problem.

Make the smaller movies everyone isn't automatically interested in more appealing by making them cheaper to get into.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (UWqZJ)

123 How are you going to consume your 100oz. tub of buttered popcorn and Big Gulp if you have to keep your mask on or have to put it on/take it off between bites?!


We take your money and ask no questions, lady.

Posted by: Snack Bar Attendant No. 6 at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (guGkK)

124 Movies will have to setup some kind of booth system. Like that restaurant that put people in small plastic houses.

Also there could be a system of air movement that could act as a wall dividing one area from another.

If they did that I might go to one.

And of course what they're resorting to now: DRIVE IN's.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (yQxbm)

125 Maybe one day Ace will review a Gun Thread video.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

126

Too many of us how outstanding home theaters now.

Why go out and deal with people? And lines and strange smells and pay for it? And a bad seat.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:15 PM (Saar8)

127 I don't see the movie industry ever really recovering.

Most people would rather watch at home.

I've been to like 3 movies in the last 3 years, all of those on dates with women who had not quite reached the point I could take them home yet.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 04:15 PM (NgKpN)

128

"Do I want to sit in chairs that other people have just been farting into for two hours? Nah."


George Carlin's bit about having to use the seat cushion for a flotation device could be one of the funnier bits of the post WWII era.

Particularly grasping the handles and placing your face in the middle of the cushion. Oh yeah. Carlin has an opinion about that.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 22, 2020 04:15 PM (sy5kK)

129 I like movie plots with a time twist to them....

Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 04:15 PM (nzKWW)

130 126

Too many of us how outstanding home theaters now.

Why go out and deal with people? And lines and strange smells and pay for it? And a bad seat.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:15 PM (Saar

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It's the lack of control of the presentation that appeals to me.

Because I can't pause or rewind, I have to pay more attention in the theater and I get more out of the movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (UWqZJ)

131 It would be neat to have a short-jump time travel movie like this start with some minor incident with each major timelines' long term outcome from the do-over being explored in ten minute segments over the next two hours.
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Behold: "The One Minute Time Machine"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/plgg6dw

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (WEBkv)

132 I would go to a real theater only for a movie that is supposed to be a visual masterpiece.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 22, 2020 04:13 PM (d7Ww2)

And only after people whose opinions I trust had vetted it.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (exsOA)

133 The last movie I saw was the one where the guy woke up in the hospital to discover nobody remembered who the Beatles were. I went for the sound quality, but the 20 minutes of adds and previews really put me off from going back again. I paid for the movie, and expensive popcorn. Give me a break.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (NI4rU)

134

We are still trying to catch up with Westworld and Man in the High Castle. Slow slog.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (Saar8)

135 I'm so desperate to get into a movie theater and see a decent movie right now that I would probably go unmasked to any movie, even a shitty one, and lick the tonsils of every single person there even if they tested positive for Covid-19.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (xx4Eq)

136 I own a company that sells advertising for movie theaters, so i'm a little biased in saying I hope the theaters all open up tomorrow. Do I think we'll have capacity, hell no? You could probably only use one of every 3rd seat, so a 200 seat theater now holds 66 max.

most theaters these day are 100 so now you're talking 33 people to see a "sold out" show. Even if you open 100% of theaters for the studios to distribute films to, attendance will be 1/3 or less of normal. Going to be tough for the theater owners, and therefore the studios

Posted by: Shooter McLovin at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (HVMmF)

137 107 It's almost time to announce my new invention where people will go to the movies without leaving their cars.

I shall call it, the Drive-In Theater.
Posted by: JackStraw

Make it "without leaving my flying submarine" and I'm in.
Posted by: eleven at May 22, 2020 04:12 PM (Qf83p)

I have a niece who runs a Drive in Theatre near the bay area.

It never closed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (NgKpN)

138 It's the lack of control of the presentation that appeals to me.

Because I can't pause or rewind, I have to pay more attention in the theater and I get more out of the movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (UWqZJ)
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Translation: The kids are out of control, which makes it impossible to get in any serious movie watching.

Speaking of which, how are the kids?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

139 As a general rule, I can purchase the DVD of a movie within six months of release, play it on a large screen through Bose speakers at my house, make my own superior snacks, pause the movie at any point if I need to, and don't have to watch people walk in front of me or talk on their phones behind me. All this, and at a lower price. Why would I go to a theater?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (Hcsoi)

140 What about a movie where an deeply entrenched corrupt left leaning government that is propped up by a biased, lying press playing it's unofficial propaganda department is destroyed by an unlikely orange cartoon character.

And the ending is just like the last fight scene in Equilibrium.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (1ISKN)

141
Maybe one day Ace will review a Gun Thread video.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (MVjcR)


The portrayal of WeaselDog (by WeaselDog) was particularly touching.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (mht8P)

142

If you live in LA you are saturated with this stuff and feel compelled to see it upon release.

Anywhere else in the country? Nah.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (Saar8)

143 I love going out to movies. It's watching movies at home I don't have the patience for.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (zqs/f)

144
The most common TV size for most of our lives was 19".* I think we can muddle through and watch our movies on 40" high-def monitors with Surround Sound speakers.

*I'm pulling that "fact" outta my ass, btw.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (j4t07)

145 >> I just don't quite get the theater experience hate because I don't experience the bad things people seem to see all the time.


Same here.
Haven't had issues with rude or loud people in a very long time. Nearby theaters have the stadium seating, and you reserve the seats when purchasing tickets, and spacing between each seat to hold food.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (bDqIh)

146 >>I think my general feeling of being skeeved out by people has been permanently increased

I got a bit claustrophobic in traffic the other day and that was just cars.

Posted by: Mama AJ at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (wSGZR)

147 133 The last movie I saw was the one where the guy woke up in the hospital to discover nobody remembered who the Beatles were. I went for the sound quality, but the 20 minutes of adds and previews really put me off from going back again. I paid for the movie, and expensive popcorn. Give me a break.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (NI4rU)

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There's a simple solution to the ads.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (UWqZJ)

148 from the Benzo's Mailer posted above by ace: "amid the ongoing spread of the coronavirus"

This sentence pisses me off, something that is factually true, but makes the Karens believe the cases are increasing, when they are actually declining.

Posted by: dIb at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (VJOLZ)

149 I saw My Dinner With Andre in the theatre. I can't imagine going to a theatre to watch that now.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (Uu+Jp)

150 Hangs head in shame. Last couple of times I've made popcorn it was horrible, barely popped and at least half still in the kernel. At least I can still manage ice cubes. I used to be a half way decent cook, don't know what happened lately.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont

Try Black Jewel instant popcorn.. easy peasy.. and not loaded up with a lot of crap and salt.

I like a plain popcorn like this with my own melted butter added.. good stuff!
https://tinyurl.com/ydzck2gf

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (CjFDo)

151 If you watch at home you can use your own bathroom ...

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (q2fym)

152
Yeah. Maybe. Reminder: the trailer for Inception was the awesomest thing ever, and the movie was junk.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (G51Gf)

153 Maybe one day Ace will review a Gun Thread video.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

The portrayal of WeaselDog (by WeaselDog) was particularly touching.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (mht8P)



Tikka Goes Hunting

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (Saar8)

154 If they stopped with the SJW bs they'd get people back but 99% of the movies they release now aren't worth the time to download.

Posted by: james at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (MNBUP)

155 138 Translation: The kids are out of control, which makes it impossible to get in any serious movie watching.

Speaking of which, how are the kids?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

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Yes...that's it.

They're good. Junior finished kindergarten today, and Second Junior is rolling around as a primary means of transportation now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:19 PM (UWqZJ)

156
I watch Lee Van Cleef and Terrence Hill italian-western flicks on my laptop from youtube and enjoy it.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:19 PM (j4t07)

157 Being Hollywood is a big Leftist organization, screw em'

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:19 PM (ZCEU2)

158 I love going to the movies, and I love Nolan flicks. When Tenet is there, I am.

I go to matinees to avoid people, to theaters with cushy recliners, and I smuggle in four hamburgers to munch on.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (wEOaK)

159 66 59 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)

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Maybe you need to watch Shaft.

Or, if you're feeling particularly white, Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:06 PM (UWqZJ)

Chique, I'm with you on this one. I'm still a little shocked that Biden actually said that.

As for movies, I'm going with Undercover Brother. One of my favorites - much, much better than Austin Powers. I even liked Chris Kattan in it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (iuFgi)

160 149 I saw My Dinner With Andre in the theatre. I can't imagine going to a theatre to watch that now.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:18 PM (Uu+Jp)

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It would play a few festivals, and get dumped to Prime.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (UWqZJ)

161 If you have ever dreamt about having a theater at home, I highly recommend getting a 2:35 ratio tension screen. The tension is so it never wrinkles or warps. The 2:35 means it's super wide, so wider than your TV.

The widescreen ratio suits many modern movies and older blockbusters, but I think it really puts the cherry on the home theater experience. If you watch a lot of older format films that are shaped like your TV, you can zoom it out and end up with your "black bars" on the sides, or do what I do and leave it zoomed in.

I'm actually a purist and that's considered blasphemous I know, but you don't miss as much as you'd think on the top and bottom for many films. It's not like cutting off the sides of a movie like they did on TV when I was a kid.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (t+mAj)

162 most theaters these day are 100 so now you're talking 33 people to see a "sold out" show. Even if you open 100% of theaters for the studios to distribute films to, attendance will be 1/3 or less of normal. Going to be tough for the theater owners, and therefore the studios
Posted by: Shooter McLovin at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (HVMmF)



It's no problem with Star Wars movies. Disney already pre-buys half the seats in the theater to generate buzz about "sold-out" showings. Then you get to the theater and its half empty.

Posted by: Snack Bar Attendant No. 6 at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (guGkK)

163 Make the smaller movies everyone isn't automatically interested in more appealing by making them cheaper to get into.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (UWqZJ)

It's all my money!!! ALLL OF IT1111 GIVE IT TO ME!!!!1

Posted by: Jeff "Sexting King" Bezos at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (w+Ped)

164
Trumps press secretary just scorched the presstitutes with a power point presentation on "what questions they should be asking"

Posted by: Volkoff Industries at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (DB16e)

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She's got a great MO. Drops a bunch of questions on them at the end of the presser like it's their homework and folds up her book.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (G51Gf)

165 Being part of an audience is part of the experience with some movies. I think Schindler's List would have had much less impact at home.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (Uu+Jp)

166 I like same day release because I can pirate 1080p quality, first day release films.

Posted by: Blago at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (Ihsvk)

167 141
Maybe one day Ace will review a Gun Thread video.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

The portrayal of WeaselDog (by WeaselDog) was particularly touching.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (mht8P)

(by WeaselDog)? I thought that was Brian Dennehy in that role.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 04:21 PM (iuFgi)

168 I've been to a theater once in two years. I'm not likely to go see anything anytime soon.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 22, 2020 04:21 PM (H5knJ)

169 Thought that was video games?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (bDqIh)

Hollywood is fighting a war they can't win. A lot of longstanding wealth is on their side, but videogames can not only tell stories every bit as engaging (if not more), but depending on how they're made, you might be able to play it several different ways, where it's never the same twice.

A movie is what it is, unless George Lucas adds a bunch of CGI or it tanks and a cut from a fired director is revived.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 22, 2020 04:21 PM (exsOA)

170 No. There is no movie I would go into a movie theater for at this time. Or for the forseeable future.
But the last movie I saw in a movie theater was "The King's Speech" in 2010.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:22 PM (5Yo9J)

171 They're good. Junior finished kindergarten today, and Second Junior is rolling around as a primary means of transportation now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:19 PM (UWqZJ)
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Heh, reminds me of the gal that was the factory manager where I worked years ago.

She was gushing about her grandson, but, a bit puzzled, because he rolled to get where he wanted to go.

I looked at her, and said, "So, he's dizzy, just like his grandmother?"

She gave me the grandmother pursed lip look, then laughed,

She was a good egg.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:22 PM (WEBkv)

172 167 141
Maybe one day Ace will review a Gun Thread video.

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (MVjcR)

The portrayal of WeaselDog (by WeaselDog) was particularly touching.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (mht8P)

(by WeaselDog)? I thought that was Brian Dennehy in that role.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 04:21 PM (iuFgi)
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Just shows you the range WD has!

Posted by: Weasel at May 22, 2020 04:22 PM (MVjcR)

173 Basically the reason why movie theatres are dying is because other than tent pole films Hollywood simply does not make good films.

Compare the films released in 1984 vs the films released in 2018.

There were dozens of classics released that year, 2018 has maybe two.

Films really started going to crap once they started having to make films that would play in China and Europe.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2020 04:22 PM (T+XCu)

174 The portrayal of WeaselDog (by WeaselDog) was particularly touching.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (mht8P)

(by WeaselDog)? I thought that was Brian Dennehy in that role.

Posted by: Darrell Harris


Posthumously credited, naturally...

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 22, 2020 04:22 PM (OUMaO)

175 The reverse effects are anti-climactic. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Fritz at May 22, 2020 04:23 PM (95j/9)

176 89 I'm a little concerned that Hans Zimmer isn't doing the soundtrack for TENET. He brings so much atmosphere to Nolan's movies.
Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (zqs/f)

Agreed. Inception is one of my favorite soundtracks. I even listen to it while I work, sometimes.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 04:23 PM (iuFgi)

177 Chique, I'm with you on this one. I'm still a little shocked that Biden actually said that.

As for movies, I'm going with Undercover Brother. One of my favorites - much, much better than Austin Powers. I even liked Chris Kattan in it.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (iuFgi)

Biden has been peddling race nonsense since 08 at a minimum.

That having been said, I need more mayonnaise on this tunafish sandwich... brb.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at May 22, 2020 04:23 PM (w+Ped)

178 spies with the ability to reverse time. Over short periods, seems like -- seconds to minutes.
---

It appears their foes also have that ability.

Posted by: Methos at May 22, 2020 04:23 PM (kOpft)

179 So we gotta watch ok for China movies now too?

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:23 PM (q2fym)

180 You know how we look back at clothing of the '70s, which everybody took so seriously then, and laugh? We're gonna look back on this mask stuff and laugh.

Either because it was so ridiculous, or because this time right now was so much *better* than the one we'll be in.

Posted by: Freddie, Who Is Dead at May 22, 2020 04:24 PM (rpbg1)

181 There is an old school drive in less than 20 minutes from me.

I would go to a drive in. Especially in July. But a regular theater? Probably not. Not because of the Chinese Lung Rot, but because, Fuck you Harveywood. Last movie I saw in the theater was "Hot Fuzz." I'll probably leave it at that for a while.

Posted by: Baron Munchausen at May 22, 2020 04:24 PM (C1NyB)

182 If you live in LA you are saturated with this stuff and feel compelled to see it upon release.

Anywhere else in the country? Nah.


I don't even know where I'd have to go to see a movie, but I know it's in a lot bigger town than I'm in. Absolutely zero interest.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 04:24 PM (qHgVt)

183 Pretty sure Rick and Morty just did this with the Vat of Acid Episode. But thanks for playing.

Posted by: Funbucket at May 22, 2020 04:24 PM (iMfep)

184 Also on Kodi there's an app called "CinemaVision" which you can line up to play old and modern trailers, as well as old timey movie and trailer bumpers downloaded off YouTube ("Please be kind to other patrons, no smoking, no talking... and now here's our Feature Presentation") and give you that full theater experience. It's neat.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (t+mAj)

185 59 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)
_____________________

Maybe try being Chinese for a while, just for a change of pace. And to prove you're not raaaaaaaacist, of course.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (k4dH2)

186 119 I just don't quite get the theater experience hate because I don't experience the bad things people seem to see all the time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:00 PM (UWqZJ)



Lately, I've had a few good large crowd movies at night experiences:

1) The last Avengers movie on opening weekend. Everybody wanted to see the movie so they shut the fuck up and watched the movie.

That was fun with the crowd reactions too.

2) Miyazaki movies and assorted anime movies (ex: "Weathering With You") that usually play for 1 or 2 nights on the big screen.

Same dealio...everyone there wants to watch the movie so they shut the fuck up and watch.

Crowd reaction is a bit weird with all the weevboos over-reacting to what's happening on screen. But, it's tolerable.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (CDVfT)

187 I like being able to watch a flick at home on the big screen lounging around in sweat pants, flip-flops, and tank top. The same way way I dress when I fly.

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (FsgBK)

188 Hell, I love going to to the movies, and I really don't mind exposing myself.

Posted by: Pee Wee Herman at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (WdocV)

189 186 Crowd reaction is a bit weird with all the weevboos over-reacting to what's happening on screen. But, it's tolerable.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 22, 2020 04:25 PM (CDVfT)

============

"AHHH! IT'S IRON MAN! I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE AN HOUR AGO WHEN I FINISHED WATCHING AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:26 PM (UWqZJ)

190 She's got a great MO. Drops a bunch of questions on
them at the end of the presser like it's their homework and folds up her
book.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 22, 2020 04:20 PM (G51Gf)

It's a great dominance play.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:26 PM (t+mAj)

191
Was part of a panel a few years ago on how to save/fix Hollywood. Don't think they were interested in my analysis--make better movies in general and lower pricing so people will enjoy the experience instead of only going to big movies to justify spending $100 for tickets, popcorn, and a drink. Used to love going to the movies. Now, it just feels like I'm going to spend lots of money for a flick I can wait to see in a few weeks on my 75 inch flat screen and epic speakers.
Posted by: iandeal at May 22, 2020 04:13 PM (vgGyZ)

==========

Tiered pricing could help.

I mean, there's spending $15 for a ticket to the new Avengers, and $15 for the new little movie no one's heard of.

It's a simple supply/demand problem.

Make the smaller movies everyone isn't automatically interested in more appealing by making them cheaper to get into.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:14 PM (UWqZJ)







Keep in mind that the theater owners are largely separate from the studios now. In fact, they've been fighting for years over fees and studio rules for how many screens a film has to be allocated in order to get the print etc.

For the most part, the studios have come out on top in those struggles, and they actually despise the theater owners almost as much as they despise the audience. Reducing the ticket prices or doing tiered pricing would only benefit the theater owners, not the studios, so it ain't happenin'. The theaters are shitty, overpriced food courts that have a side gig as one-way money conduits into the studios' bank accounts. And the studios make damned sure that the theater owners know it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (EGyGV)

192 Open-air theater, maybe. Depends on the layout.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (5Yo9J)

193 I swear, I watched Touch of Evil last night, and I had to stop it several times because Dolley demanded that I do things to help clean the house for her mother's visit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (UWqZJ)

194 [iIt's the lack of control of the presentation that appeals to me.

Because I can't pause or rewind, I have to pay more attention in the theater and I get more out of the movie.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:16 PM (UWqZJ)

I like the fact that we can break for a restroom break or get more popcorn or whatnot.

Leaving a theater to use the restroom is a drag. Many movies are 3+ hours now. Can't drink during them or else.

Plus, can sip wine, etc.

There are places we can go, like a movie pub like atmosphere where you can buy pub snacks and drinks, but it is even more annoying with waitresses trying to get to your table and such during the movie. And those around you.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (Saar8)

195 Films really started going to crap once they started having to make films that would play in China and Europe.
***

They have to make movies that will appeal when translated into another language, that will appease the Chinese government, and will appease the SJWs all while hiring people based on how much the Chinese government and the left like them.

It is a wonder any decent movies get made.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (WdocV)

196 I haven't been to a theater in at least 15 years and I'm not planning on making any radical changes there.

I read a report yesterday that 70% of people who watch new movies would rather watch at home than in a theater.

I think the theater business is going the way of the clacker.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (sWM8x)

197 Pron used to pay actors big bucks back in the day, but when the internet took over and anybody could do it the money dropped big time. Oh to see that happen to Hollywood, 20 mil for a film is so not needed.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (NI4rU)

198 194 There are places we can go, like a movie pub like atmosphere where you can buy pub snacks and drinks, but it is even more annoying with waitresses trying to get to your table and such during the movie. And those around you.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (Saar

========

We have one of those in Charleston. I've been a couple of times and hated it, especially the one time we bought food.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (UWqZJ)

199 Whoreywood's appeal is becoming more selective.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (t+mAj)

200 I swear, I watched Touch of Evil last night, and I had to stop it several times because Dolley demanded that I do things to help clean the house for her mother's visit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:27 PM (UWqZJ)


well. that's just wrong.

we still try to watch all movies together

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (Saar8)

201 59 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)

I appreciate your perspective.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (5Yo9J)

202 What is a good snack to go with gin and tonics?

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (q2fym)

203 maybe we can bring back drive in movie theaters?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (i6uJ1)

204 I would go to a movie theater tonight. I am dying for human intereaction and I'm not afraid of cooties.

Modern theaters already social distance. They have huge reclining chairs that are pretty few to a room. The good ones serve booze now.

My only problem is that there has been nothing worth watching in theater except Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (gd9RK)

205 Pron used to pay actors big bucks back in the day,
but when the internet took over and anybody could do it the money
dropped big time. Oh to see that happen to Hollywood, 20 mil for a film
is so not needed.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (NI4rU)

It's rare a trailer even tells you who is in a movie anymore so what does that tell you.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (t+mAj)

206 I swore off movie theaters forever back around Christmas. We'd gone to see "Ford v. Ferrari" (not as good as advertised, BTW) and they had THIRTY MINUTES of trailers - all of which featured explosions, and improbably good-looking people in tight clothing. So, no - no going back for anything.

Plus, in an average year, there's maybe one movie I might like to see. Sometimes, not even that.

Posted by: Annalucia at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (S6ArX)

207 Another thing Biden said made me wonder, he kept saying "blacks" this and "blacks" that when he was talking. It seems to me that most people say "black people". "Blacks" seems a little racist to me.

I don't know, maybe I'm imagining it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (1ISKN)

208 I've been to a theater once in two years. I'm not likely to go see anything anytime soon.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 22, 2020 04:21 PM (H5knJ)



I think the last time I walked into a theater to see a first run movie, it was Mark of Zorro. And the biggest reason was a heat wave, and my little house had no AC. After a few days of 95 inside the house, I needed a break. So, if I had a ticket stub it would be old enough to drink?.

Posted by: clutch cargo at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (8B6Ng)

209 If you people don't go to our movies how will we continue to pay off the parents of the child stars we give a good, uh, mentoring to?

Posted by: Hollywood at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (WdocV)

210 Whoreywood's appeal is becoming more selective.
Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 04:28 PM (t+mAj)


Thank you, De Niro.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (Saar8)

211

If the studio and YouTube had a sense of humor they'd have programmed an ability to watch this trailer backwards, a feature just for this one time.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (zqs/f)

212 What is a good snack to go with gin and tonics?

Posted by: Yo! at May 22, 2020 04:29 PM (q2fym)

---
another GnT, of course.

#Duh

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (i6uJ1)

213 I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black.

You're not black only if you're unsure, he said. So I think you're good.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (vOGqy)

214 I used to think time-travel movies were fascinating and great.

Now I'm totally burned out on them. Over the last ten years, they have become commonplace and trite. And the mechanism for how it happens, and how to paradoxes are resolved, are NEBVER fully explained satisfactorily.

Now I avoid time-travel movies.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (N9G0H)

215 The future?

One word.


PUPPET SHOW.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (2KNZv)

216 Mark of Zorro - that's the one where Zorro cuts the clothes off Catherine Zeta Jones? Good times....

Posted by: Obligatory at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (WdocV)

217 216 Mark of Zorro - that's the one where Zorro cuts the clothes off Catherine Zeta Jones? Good times....
Posted by: Obligatory at May 22, 2020 04:30 PM (WdocV)

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Mask, but yeah.

I rewatched that last week.

So much fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:31 PM (UWqZJ)

218 I think movie theaters are something we can tell our grandchildren once existed.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 22, 2020 04:31 PM (Hcsoi)

219 Catherine Zeta Jones evading the laser beams. Can't remember the movie.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:31 PM (1ISKN)

220 I tend to go to movies that have about six people in a place that seats about 150-or whatever the usual number of seats is, so nobody is siting next to me except for my farting spouse or son, Actually, they do fart, of course, as do I-but I've never noticed it in movie theatres.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (+eVzC)

221 219 Catherine Zeta Jones evading the laser beams. Can't remember the movie.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:31 PM (1ISKN)

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Entrapment. That and The Rock were Sean Connery's favorite movies he made in the 90s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (UWqZJ)

222 And the mechanism for how it happens, and how to paradoxes are resolved, are NEBVER fully explained satisfactorily.

___

I'm shocked you would say that

Posted by: The Avengers at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (WdocV)

223 Think seen good movies at theaters last couple years, but its pick and choose.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (ZCEU2)

224 If I had to wear a mask, you couldn't pay me to go to a theater.

Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (eAZVt)

225

don't get me started on IMAX...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (Saar8)

226 Tenet, from that clip, looks way over the top to me, and maybe a Matrix-level wannabe, but missing the mark.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (5Yo9J)

227 The last few times I have been in a theater I was one of 3 to 10 people there. I go some weeks after release, and to the earliest showing of the day and now that I am retired I go on a weekday and have the place to myself.

So, if a movie came on the scene that I wanted to see in the theater I might go... maybe. But I have seen nothing that's made me want to go to the theater in some years.

Posted by: George V at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (U2Tva)

228 Can't remember the last time I was in a theater. Maybe to see ''They Shall Not Grow Old''? Yep. That was the last time.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (gLRfa)

229 The 2 industries I want to see total and irreversible carnage is the fake media and leftwing Hollywood.


Utterly destroyed.

Posted by: Ha at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (SJDa9)

230 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been
able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still
trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out
what race I am actually a part of.



Sorry to be such a downer guys. I'll try to read the post after I calm down a little.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)

---the human race...

everything else is a label designed to play groups off one another.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (i6uJ1)

231 Too many of us how outstanding home theaters now.

Why go out and deal with people? And lines and strange smells and pay for it? And a bad seat.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020


*
*

Playing the (White) Devil's Advocate here a minute . . .

There is something special about seeing a film in a theatre. The communal experience of gasping all together when the shark comes out of the water next to Chief Brody; the tension and suspense (going back a long ways now) of the blacked-out theatre with Wait Until Dark; the laughs from Ghostbusters -- all important.

But I don't care for crowds at the best of times. Theatres have gotten to the point they want you to buy a ticket online in advance. And I hate parking my car in the hot sun of a treeless parking lot.

And the three movies I mention above are classics. Most modern films can't touch them anyway.

Posted by: Freddie, Who Is Dead at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (rpbg1)

232 220 I tend to go to movies that have about six people in a place that seats about 150-or whatever the usual number of seats is, so nobody is siting next to me except for my farting spouse or son, Actually, they do fart, of course, as do I-but I've never noticed it in movie theatres.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (+eVzC)

I remember going to see some type of artsy werewolf movie in a theatre. I was one of two people watching.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

233 155 138 Translation: The kids are out of control, which makes it impossible to get in any serious movie watching.

Speaking of which, how are the kids?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

The Kids are Allright.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (sy5kK)

234 I was checking through some laserdiscs last night and came across a copy of Xanadu. I put it on as a goof while she was on a phone call.

Joke was on me. She watched the whole thing. Sang along, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (oVJmc)

235 >>Open-air theater, maybe. Depends on the layout.

The Esplanade is a state park that runs along the Charles River in Boston. There is an open air amphitheater in the middle of the park where they have concerts and the Boston Pops plays every 4th of July.

Not sure if they are still doing it but they used to show older movies every Thursday (I think it was Thursday) evening. People would just bring a blanker or their own personal fart chair and pick a spot. It was nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (ZLI7S)

236 ''Tenet, from that clip, looks way over the top to me, and maybe a Matrix-level wannabe, but missing the mark.''

Confusing. Branagh looks menacing though.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (gLRfa)

237 I don't want to have to listen to other people eat. It was bad enough with popcorn, but now these theaters with waiters that bring nachos and hot wings and uhh make it stop. Now you have to smell them eat too.

Posted by: brak at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (cG+eD)

238
If I had to wear a mask, you couldn't pay me to go to a theater.

Fixed

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (mht8P)

239 I have to go and figure out
what race I am actually a part of.


We're all Orangemen now.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (2KNZv)

240 Not the last move I went to-but one of the last (I don't go very often) was a movie about St Faustina-hardly a big crowd pleaser.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (+eVzC)

241 I don't imagine there are any movie theatres with balconies anymore.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

242 Rick and Morty had a similar episode. You can reset time back to right before where you want a redo.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (2DOZq)

243 Wonder how it will affect ticket prices. They were already insanely high. Now studios will push massive wuhu related expenses onto consumers. Call it COVID entertainment surcharge. $50 ticket to see WonderWoman 84 ?

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (zr5Kq)

244 I'd love drive ins to make a comeback.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (gLRfa)

245 I, for one, want movie theaters to reopen. Then again, considering that one of them is where I work(ed) at, I'm probably biased towards this route.

Posted by: Dan K. at May 22, 2020 04:35 PM (jFfSK)

246 I don't think the progs thought this Wuhan scare porn thing through.

Theaters won't survive, and that will kill much of Hollywood.

The SJW shit produced by Obama/Netflix and Bezos/Amazon will flourish, though.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 22, 2020 04:35 PM (+fPHo)

247 >>and they had THIRTY MINUTES of trailers - all of which featured explosions, and improbably good-looking people in tight clothing.



You say that like it's a bad thing. . .?

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 22, 2020 04:35 PM (bDqIh)

248 225

don't get me started on IMAX...
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:32 PM (Saar

==========

I saw The Matrix Reloaded on IMAX. Not really an IMAX movie, so it wasn't as tall as the screen, but that was fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:35 PM (UWqZJ)

249 Actually the last time I was in a movie theatre I had to make an emergency pit stop and it was the closest possibility.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

250 Its like pulling teeth to get me anywhere having to wear masks.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCEU2)

251 I haven't experienced the noisy flatulent lumpenprole movie hell that others have, I guess. I look forward to going to the theater again.

It won't be for this film though, which feels like Euro-wanking. Nolan is hit or miss with me -- I either like it or I respect it but do not connect with it and feel no need to ever see it again.

I want my reintroduction to the theater to be a loud, dumb retina-frying piece of cinematic fast food. Deep films can come later in the year.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

252 I like the restaurant theater model. Pretty much the only type of theater I went to back when I went. The food was less important than the beer though. Given the quality of the average movie, the beer really helped.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (H5knJ)

253 I went to one of them fancy movie theaters and they didn't even have buttered popcorn. They had a bunch of froofroo flavored shit. My GF ordered so much wine by the glass, the dang movie cost me like $200. I drank a few Dewars, sure, but it was mostly her.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (1ISKN)

254 Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein ne s'ai pas tue'



Well, if we do a racial draft a la Chapelle there is definitely space for you on the drunk left handed half Irish bench.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (gd9RK)

255 The last movies Linda and I made an effort to see were the Jurassic Park sequels, including the first one with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. There are (rarely) some flicks you just don't want to wait 3-6 months to see. Those are almost guaranteed to be exciting enough to make a theatre jaunt worth it.

Especially the first Jurassic World:

"That's [name of velociraptor]. She's the beta."

"Who's the alpha?"

"You're looking at him, kid."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (rpbg1)

256 It's dead Jimbo.

Posted by: azalea city at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (WX+x0)

257 "I don't imagine there are any movie theatres with balconies anymore."

I saw Jedi from the balcony in '83.

Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (eAZVt)

258 Was Joe Biden our first Black vice-president?
(Asking for the 1st Black president's spouse.)

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (FsgBK)

259 Behold: "The One Minute Time Machine"

-

Ha. Thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (ADuZP)

260 ''The SJW shit produced by Obama/Netflix and Bezos/Amazon will flourish, though.''

Well I don't watch that either. Looking forward to History Channel docudrama on U.S. Grant that starts on Monday though.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (gLRfa)

261 Not the last move I went to-but one of the last (I don't go very often) was a movie about St Faustina-hardly a big crowd pleaser.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (+eVzC)



I last saw St. Faustina Conquers the Martians, which wasn't nearly as good as St. Faustina Meets The Wolfman.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (guGkK)

262 Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

At least you had some company.

The last movie I went to was the one about Richard Jewell. I think there were five people there.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (+eVzC)

263 Last movie I saw in the theater was Key and Peele's Keanu.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (2DOZq)

264 they had THIRTY MINUTES of trailers

for terrible movies, and all played at 180 decibels

Posted by: brak at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (cG+eD)

265 My sister was telling me that she wanted to see a new release movie by streaming, but the price was more than a ticket. I guess it would make sense for a family, but what about single people? Are they gonna pay the price?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (NI4rU)

266 I hate films that overdo the computer graphic special effects. So, almost everything in the last 20 years. Will not go to another theater if I had to wear a mask.

Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (nzKWW)

267 Tenet looks fascinating and I love that the trailer doesn't give away the movie. Nolan is one of the very few directors whose movies I will see without wanting to spoil whore myself for the movie. Shane Carruth is another but it's basically impossible to spoil his movies. If you've seen them, you know what I mean.

Given that this was shot in 70MM, I can see why the push to show it in theaters is on.

That said, no, I have no intention of going to see a movie in a movie theater ever again. The experience is just not worth the money. I am willing to pay, say, $20 for an opening weekend digital download that I can keep. My home set up is great and I don't even have a 4K tv with a soundbar.

My house. My bathroom. My snacks. My ability to pause. My control of the volume.

Yeah, the theater experience can't top that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (GbPPJ)

268 Don't Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham have a Lesbian Rom-Com coming out soon?

Herd Immunity (2020)

Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (0QVqB)

269 So if there's a sequel will they have to call it "II TENET II"?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (oVJmc)

270 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:37 PM (guGkK)

Well, if anyone could conquer werewolves it would be St Faustina.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (+eVzC)

271 231 The communal experience of gasping all together when the shark comes out of the water next to Chief Brody; the tension and suspense (going back a long ways now) of the blacked-out theatre with Wait Until Dark; the laughs from Ghostbusters -- all important.

Posted by: Freddie, Who Is Dead at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (rpbg1)

If you're a part of that community that's in the theater. But we're not, so much.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (5Yo9J)

272 Hateful Eight was a good movie, but a lousy showcase for 70mm. It could have been a stage play.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 22, 2020 04:39 PM (LxTcq)

273 I think Wuhan Flu is driving a lot more people to playing video games, which is probably the least SJW arm of the entertainment industry.

Are women getting more into video games too now? Or is that the Netflix side of things?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:39 PM (WdocV)

274 HOLY CRAP TIME TRAVEL ZOMBIE MOVIES

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:39 PM (ADuZP)

275 >>don't get me started on IMAX...


?

Sci-fi movies on IMAX are fun, such as "Gravity."

The movie theater experience is immersive, something that's much harder to do at home. Add in IMAX and you are transported to another place.

Posted by: Michael Bay at May 22, 2020 04:39 PM (bDqIh)

276 Wonder how it will affect ticket prices. They were already insanely high. Now studios will push massive wuhu related expenses onto consumers. Call it COVID entertainment surcharge. $50 ticket to see WonderWoman 84 ?
Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020


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It will affect ticket prices poorly. The big corporations have lost the idea of cutting prices to entice you to buy something. Now it's all about "Extra value" -- except that the original has been cut in quantity to keep the price, and the extra stuff is hardly worth bothering with.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (rpbg1)

277 There is something special about seeing a film in a theatre. The communal experience of gasping all together when the shark comes out of the water next to Chief Brody; the tension and suspense (going back a long ways now) of the blacked-out theatre with Wait Until Dark; the laughs from Ghostbusters -- all important.

But I don't care for crowds at the best of times. Theatres have gotten to the point they want you to buy a ticket online in advance. And I hate parking my car in the hot sun of a treeless parking lot.

Posted by: Freddie, Who Is Dead at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (rpbg1


I agree, in the past. Many theaters I would go to in recent times stopped cleaning well between movies. Like the airlines, I don't find them to care anymore about their patrons. I like the previews, but that is about it.

There are some, like Bander mentioned above, where we would have to pay more for a nice (even leather) large reclining seats and VIP treatment experience, but I still do not find it as good as sitting at home with my big screen and surround sound.

People aren't the same either or I'm just not going to the right theaters.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (Saar8)

278 I don't imagine there are any movie theatres with balconies anymore.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 04:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

Then how do young kids learn about 2nd base?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (85Gof)

279 probably the least SJW arm of the entertainment industry.

we'll see about that, hater!

Posted by: Last of Us 2 at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (cG+eD)

280 Well, if we do a racial draft a la Chapelle there is definitely space for you on the drunk left handed half Irish bench.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

make room for another left handed half Irish drunk.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (d7Ww2)

281

Time to TGIF.

Nice Friday post by Ace.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (Saar8)

282 "Extra value" and "convenience fee". Totally meaningless phrases.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:41 PM (1ISKN)

283 Everyone should watch Tenet!

SPOILER: The plot has to do with patriotic spies reversing the course of time to send Mueller and his team back through time to BEFORE the 2016 election!

In this time-twisted, better universe, the Mueller team is able to publicly release their evidence of Trump-Russia collusion BEFORE the Trump administration takes office and can suppress the evidence through politicizing law enforcement and intelligence functions.

The Couch: It's a lot like one of your Star Trek fan fiction pieces

The Quarantine Beard: And like one of your Stargate fan fiction pieces

Pipe down, you two!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at May 22, 2020 04:41 PM (EGaJQ)

284
The Esplanade is a state park that runs along the Charles River in Boston. There is an open air amphitheater in the middle of the park where they have concerts and the Boston Pops plays every 4th of July.

Not sure if they are still doing it but they used to show older movies every Thursday (I think it was Thursday) evening. People would just bring a blanker or their own personal fart chair and pick a spot. It was nice.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:33 PM (ZLI7S)








The Tower District in Fresno used to do the same thing back in the early-90s, projecting an old film up on the wall of the local supermarket, with people camped out on lawnchairs in the parking lot. Great fun.

Now that I'm back in the area, I'm wondering if they kept doing it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 04:41 PM (EGyGV)

285 251 It won't be for this film though, which feels like Euro-wanking.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 22, 2020 04:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

hahahaha

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:42 PM (5Yo9J)

286
Will not go to another theater if I had to wear a mask.
Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 04:38 PM (nzKWW)


Unless I am playing goalie in a hockey game, no effin' mask for recreational activities.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2020 04:42 PM (pNxlR)

287 I can't imagine we'll ever seen lesbian rom-coms. Now enough lesbian tv/movie watchers and the wine moms aren't going to watch THAT sort of rom-com. Hell we'll see gay rom-coms first I bet.


And that will be the ultimate simp move, taking "your" girl to see Adam and Steve meet cute, break up dumb, and then get back together again.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:42 PM (WdocV)

288 Hollywood won't make any money off me.

Posted by: DanMan at May 22, 2020 04:42 PM (XTiHL)

289 >>Don't Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham have a Lesbian Rom-Com coming out soon?



Schumer has a new cooking show with her husband, a chef. Looks awful.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (bDqIh)

290 I only go to the movies for my kids. I go to a local theater that serves alcohol so I can drink 2 or 3 glasses of wine before the movie starts and that way I can endure it easier. But I only take them 2 or 3 times a year.

Posted by: wallsareclosingin at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (w17ZX)

291 ''It won't be for this film though, which feels like Euro-wanking. ''

"Euro-wanking". I'm so stealing that.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (gLRfa)

292 Hateful Eight was a good movie, but a lousy showcase for 70mm. It could have been a stage play.

It is my least favorite Tarantino moviie (me fanboi) but the openning sequence of the horses' nostrils and the steam and the snow justified the 70 mm. He was just showing off how well he can do genre now, and it's about as well as has been done.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (gd9RK)

293 I love Christopher Nolan movies in general, but I don't know about this one.

The lead actor is a dud, imo. I know he's Denzel Washington's son, but he doesn't have any of Denzel's charisma. The more improbable the story, the greater the need to have someone in the lead who can "sell" it. This guy doesn't have it.

Posted by: Venus at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (iYXhj)

294
Schumer has a new cooking show with her husband, a chef. Looks awful.

***

I would actually trust Schumer's viewpoint on food and eating. I mean she obviously has a lot of experience.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (WdocV)

295 >>I can't imagine we'll ever seen lesbian rom-coms.


"Kissing Jessica Stein" 2001

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:44 PM (bDqIh)

296 I only see war movies in theaters anyway.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:44 PM (ZCEU2)

297 I would actually trust Schumer's viewpoint on food and eating. I mean she obviously has a lot of experience.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (WdocV)



Yeah but discrimination isn't her strong suit. I hear the first episode involves a dish made from roadkill.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:44 PM (guGkK)

298 It looks interesting, for sure, but I think I'd need the time reversal ability myself in order to go back and understand parts of it.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (bc+R5)

299 What are you talking about? I've seen 1,000's of lesbian movies. Sometimes I watch 2-3 a day.

Oh, wait.......

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (1ISKN)

300 293 I love Christopher Nolan movies in general, but I don't know about this one.

The lead actor is a dud, imo. I know he's Denzel Washington's son, but he doesn't have any of Denzel's charisma. The more improbable the story, the greater the need to have someone in the lead who can "sell" it. This guy doesn't have it.
Posted by: Venus at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (iYXhj)

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The guy is 9 for 9. He hasn't made a bad movie. From Following to Dunkirk, everything is well made and interesting at an absolute minimum.

I think that's earned an element of trust.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (UWqZJ)

301

Fenelon Farts in Movie Theaters! Ha Ha!

Posted by: 9 Year Old Boy at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (d6DSt)

302 I remember my only time in a movie theater like it was yesterday or so> 1965- The Sound of Music

Posted by: Ben Had at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (g/u4p)

303 I was wrong, it's Friday nights.

Here is a photo of the Hatch Shell and last years movie lineup. Fun way to see a movie.

https://tinyurl.com/ybqtydzu

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (ZLI7S)

304 make room for another left handed half Irish drunk.

Oh nurse, you're gonna love chique.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (gd9RK)

305 The 20th century was special for movies and music. 21st century excels in guns, electronics and autos. 1950 was a sweet year come into this world.

Posted by: azalea city at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (WX+x0)

306 I only see war movies in theaters anyway.
Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:44 PM (ZCEU2)



That's the closest Dick "Dick" Blumenthal got to combat also.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (guGkK)

307 I don't care about any of this! I can't care about this! I haven't been able to cope since finding out from Joe Biden that I am not black. Still trying to wrap my mind around all this. I have to go and figure out what race I am actually a part of.

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at May 22, 2020 04:05 PM (9hauA)



The Moron Race.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 04:46 PM (pp7ze)

308 I only go if the movie really needs the big screen.
I don't go opening week either.

Didn't Nic Cage do this with Jessica Biel's incredible butt courtesy of Philip Dick?

Posted by: DaveA at May 22, 2020 04:46 PM (FhXTo)

309 272 Hateful Eight was a good movie...
Posted by: BourbonChicken


???

I gave it a 1 out of 10.

Truly heinous.

The entire film was an anti-white fantasy -- just Tarantino trying to cement his white-self-loathing liberal credentials.

He said in an interview that the entire film was just an excuse for the Samuel L. Jackson speech about forcing the racist white man to suck his big black dick to stop from freezing to death in the snow. He was SOOO proud of himself for coming up with that image, the ultimate white humiliation. nThe goal of the film was to trick white audiences into hearing that speech. Because they are evil and needed to be humiliated and "taken out of their comfort zone."

For that reason alone the the movie would have been 1 out of 10, even if the other parts were good. But the other parts weren't good either.

At least that's my opinion.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 04:46 PM (N9G0H)

310 How about we let Hollywood die.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2020 04:46 PM (wiXsO)

311 Something about going out for dinner n movie. Being around others, checkin out the ladies dressed to the nines... Not oogling but people watching. Nice meal n drink. Walking out after a nice movie sayin yes its been a nice night.

I guess those days are gone for awhile.

Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (nzKWW)

312 Dr Neck Scarf came out today with new CDC guidelines, something about the excessive cleaning in stores is not needed. Not sure what else.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (ZCEU2)

313 *slams down super short foul mouthed whatever subgroup is see through color in the Chique draft*

Chique, I have cookies AND lemon bars.

Just. Saying.

As far as the cost of a release day stream, here's how I cost it out:

Cost of ticket for Friday night opening - $15
Gas there and back - $2 give/take
Popcorn - $5
Drink - $3

So the cost of the movie is $25. The discount I want for watching at home instead of in theater is that I get a digital copy to keep. Heck do $15 to stream, $30 for stream/downloaded copy and then I can tier out what I want to see.

Supposedly the Trolls movie that came out as a streaming release did $100+ million.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (GbPPJ)

314 ''The lead actor is a dud, imo. I know he's Denzel Washington's son''

Is he really? Doesn't look like him. Also, I'm feeling really old right now. Denzel has kind of an ageless look about him so I never think he has grown children.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (gLRfa)

315 260 Looking forward to History Channel docudrama on U.S. Grant that starts on Monday though.

history channel?
*spoiler*
it was aliens!

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (kf5Ci)

316 Hahaha I just remembered that a friend sent me a photo of Barry telling Biden he supports his presidential run and Biden responding "Thank you Denzel."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Trump has saved 2 million people since January at May 22, 2020 04:48 PM (ADuZP)

317 The Tower District in Fresno used to do the same thing back in the early-90s, projecting an old film up on the wall of the local supermarket, with people camped out on lawnchairs in the parking lot. Great fun.

Now that I'm back in the area, I'm wondering if they kept doing it.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020


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I think some group used to show films in Audubon Park, near my office, one night a week in the summer. "Summer" here being defined as "that time of year when if you leave your air-conditioning, you will sweat profusely as you swat mosquitoes, and will sell your children to get back in the A/C."

I was never tempted to go to these outdoor films. In CO, I would have been; not here.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:48 PM (rpbg1)

318
Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (gLRfa)


Denzel is 29, just as many of us are.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 22, 2020 04:48 PM (pNxlR)

319 The Hateful 8 was only nominally better than Adam Sandlers Stupid 6.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 04:48 PM (NI4rU)

320 I can't imagine we'll ever seen lesbian rom-coms.


DEBS

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (GbPPJ)

321 314 ''The lead actor is a dud, imo. I know he's Denzel Washington's son''

Is he really? Doesn't look like him. Also, I'm feeling really old right now. Denzel has kind of an ageless look about him so I never think he has grown children.
Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:47 PM (gLRfa)

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As many problems as BlackKklansman had, Washington fil was not one of them.

He's a charming performer.

This trailer is more about selling the spectacle than the human element, so we don't really see how he's used.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (UWqZJ)

322 Are there still chickens in Audubon Park? Because I did that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (1ISKN)

323 Something about going out for dinner n movie. Being around others, checkin out the ladies dressed to the nines... Not oogling but people watching. Nice meal n drink. Walking out after a nice movie sayin yes its been a nice night.

I guess those days are gone for awhile.
Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020


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Ah, I recall the night a date and I went to see Gladiator --!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (rpbg1)

324 Schumer has a new cooking show with her husband, a chef. Looks awful.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 04:43 PM (bDqIh)

She looks awful. Like she said screw it and just gave up. Almost like she trying to make herself as unattractive as possible.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (2DOZq)

325 The lead actor is a dud, imo. I know he's Denzel Washington's son, but he doesn't have any of Denzel's charisma.

He doesn't seem to 'fit' in any of the scenes where he's wearing a suit. Something about the beard, maybe.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 04:49 PM (pbStR)

326 Euro-Wanking was Morissey's first Solo Album

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 04:50 PM (1fIyP)

327 Ah, I recall the night a date and I went to see Gladiator --!
___

So, you like gladiator movies?


Posted by: Captain Over at May 22, 2020 04:50 PM (WdocV)

328 Are there still chickens in Audubon Park? Because I did that.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020


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Swans (well, one white one), ducks, an occasional goose. Haven't seen any chickens lately.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:50 PM (rpbg1)

329 Today, we're going to make a great big rump roast.

Posted by: Cooking With Amy at May 22, 2020 04:51 PM (EgshT)

330 Ah, I recall the night a date and I went to see Gladiator --!
___

So, you like gladiator movies?


Posted by: Captain Over at May 22, 2020


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Let's just say that, later than night, I was indeed "entertained."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:51 PM (rpbg1)

331 She looks awful. Like she said screw it and just gave up. Almost like
she trying to make herself as unattractive as possible.

___

HEY WHY ARE YOU JUDGING US?

Posted by: Women in blue states at May 22, 2020 04:51 PM (WdocV)

332
Dr Neck Scarf came out today with new CDC guidelines, something about the excessive cleaning in stores is not needed. Not sure what else.

Posted by: Skip


This whole thing is a National Farce.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:51 PM (j4t07)

333 ''Denzel is 29, just as many of us are.''

Indeed.

Posted by: Tuna at May 22, 2020 04:51 PM (gLRfa)

334 Oh well, I guess it was 20+ years ago.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (1ISKN)

335 Huh. FBN just did a segment featuring a new pop up drive-in theater.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (ZLI7S)

336 New thread - Whitmer...

Posted by: gdgm+ at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (ExnWy)

337 I think "Deja Vu" with Denzel back several years ago dealt with a "limited window of opportunity" time travel angle that allowed LE to surveil back 24 hours, and Denzel figures out a way to communicate with a hottie who's about to get (already has gotten) blowed up on a ferry.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (p7r9F)

338 >> I can't imagine we'll ever seen lesbian rom-coms.


Fists of Funny

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (1fIyP)

339 didja hear the one about the happy Roman?

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (iTXRQ)

340 Dr Neck Scarf came out today with new CDC guidelines, something about
the excessive cleaning in stores is not needed. Not sure what else.

___

I saw a woman on Next Door posting her cleaning routine, apparently she douses her groceries in bleach before putting them away.

These people are nuts.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 04:52 PM (WdocV)

341
I watched the first 20 minutes of Hateful Eight. Garbage.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 04:53 PM (j4t07)

342 This whole thing is a National Farce.


Yep. We're living the Babylon Bee in real-time.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 22, 2020 04:54 PM (EgshT)

343 Speaking of Denzel, I caught Unstoppable on the other day and quite enjoyed it. And it was all due to Denzel just effortlessly selling everything about the movie.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 22, 2020 04:54 PM (GbPPJ)

344 343 Speaking of Denzel, I caught Unstoppable on the other day and quite enjoyed it. And it was all due to Denzel just effortlessly selling everything about the movie.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at May 22, 2020 04:54 PM (GbPPJ)

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Nothing could stop their friendship! Not even a speeding train!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 04:55 PM (UWqZJ)

345 You guys are cranky.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 22, 2020 04:55 PM (LxTcq)

346 313>> I was reading and scrolling down when I accidentally touched the link and BAM! Nicely done, ma'am.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 22, 2020 04:57 PM (NZbXf)

347 303 Here is a photo of the Hatch Shell and last years movie lineup. Fun way to see a movie.

https://tinyurl.com/ybqtydzu
Posted by: JackStraw at May 22, 2020 04:45 PM (ZLI7S)

How wonderful.

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 04:57 PM (5Yo9J)

348 Sooth I know as much as any, but any rule less is better.

Posted by: Skip at May 22, 2020 04:58 PM (ZCEU2)

349 They are re-opening one of the area's drive-ins this weekend.

Most, if not all, have closed over the past few years.. But drive-ins are all that can operate with social distancing!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 22, 2020 04:58 PM (CjFDo)

350 I just farted. In my chair. I do think it's good. I like it!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 22, 2020 04:59 PM (CLteG)

351 260 Looking forward to History Channel docudrama on U.S. Grant that starts on Monday though.

Probably rated TV-MA for smoking.
(Yeah, that's what they do these days. Blood and gore is OK, unless the ax murderer is not a smoker.)

Posted by: Guam Tipper at May 22, 2020 05:00 PM (FsgBK)

352 Noticed a neat time trick in the trailer where the hero charges a bad guy shooting at him in the concert hall and the baddie's bullets fly backwards and hit himself.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 22, 2020 05:09 PM (zqs/f)

353 Will these Hollywood SJWs come to realize that it is time to end the disaster shutdown.

Posted by: Buffalobb at May 22, 2020 05:11 PM (RNoZj)

354 276 Wonder how it will affect ticket prices. They were already insanely high. Now studios will push massive wuhu related expenses onto consumers. Call it COVID entertainment surcharge. $50 ticket to see WonderWoman 84 ?
Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020

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It will affect ticket prices poorly. The big corporations have lost the idea of cutting prices to entice you to buy something. Now it's all about "Extra value" -- except that the original has been cut in quantity to keep the price, and the extra stuff is hardly worth bothering with.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 04:40 PM (rpbg1)


Judging by pre-COVID attendance Mrs IMG and I have observed (typically, 3 movies a month), theaters around here could limit attendance to 30-50% capacity and t would not affect their operations, save a handful of opening weekends per year.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 22, 2020 05:16 PM (di1hb)

355 FUCK going to theaters in general.

I'm over having to listen to some retard shaking his popcorn during the entire flick like he's Linda McCartney playing tambourine in Heaven.

Or some other asshole squeaking his straw, or the goddamn Candwrapper People who wait until dialogue to unwrap their shit.

Last, and certainly not least, the fucking cellphone jerkoffs. I don't care if they're a dazzling urbanite or some double-digit IQ Becky. Fucking die in a fire.

People ruined movies for me. Let them have their lockdowns. All you can handle, you fucktards.

Posted by: YEET at May 22, 2020 05:25 PM (6MoD2)

356 July 17 = 717 = palindrome

Posted by: Leo at May 22, 2020 05:35 PM (gzM1P)

357
Cuomo's human smallpox blankets."
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 22, 2020 05:33 PM (guGkK)


Can we buy them online? That's what all the kids are talking about, you know.

Posted by: Elders in the Tribes at May 22, 2020 05:36 PM (sy5kK)

358 yes I remember that denzel woman with paula patton, shes the one adam thicke cheated on with then nearly unpronounceable blonde rajatowski (sic)

Posted by: gaius martius at May 22, 2020 05:48 PM (hMlTh)

359 The DOJ is also looking into the Paramount decrees, which broke up the vertical distribution scheme, with an eye to challenging that breakup. So maybe studios will end up owning theaters again. I don't know why they would want to but you never know.

Posted by: PJ at May 22, 2020 05:50 PM (qlTN9)

360 Regarding the concept for Tenet. This short SciFi film from Dust on YouTube covers what might be done with the ability to travel back in time in the immediate last few minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KHI_LaQ9G0

Posted by: Otto von Grubner at May 22, 2020 05:52 PM (CcwO2)

361 So churches being closed is a plot by Sino-American Communist God Haters incorporated but movie theaters being closed is OK. Not a big deal because ace doesn't like all the woke Hollywood stuff.

And the closure of night clubs, sporting events, concerts, plays, and other places where the public might gather is just more unfortunate collateral damage in our unending quest to kill religion.

You really got your finger on the pulse of this one, guys.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at May 22, 2020 06:37 PM (KcqqB)

362 So we've gone from making movies based on video games, to making movies based on gimmicks in video games that they put in because babies couldn't take dying, so they gave them the power to "reverse time"

Posted by: Rbastid at May 22, 2020 09:38 PM (8p44R)

363 There's a catch with Nolan films - his trailers are garbage. All of them. Yes, even Dark Knight. His films are dense, and meticulously tailored in such a way that it's impossible to break them down into 2.5 minutes of trailer.

That being said, I'll be the first in line for IMAX when this opens. If it's on the 17th of July, I'm there opening night. I can't WAIT to see something on the screen again, and that's not just because I'm a cinema junkie. Everyone in there is going to be stir crazy from the past few months, and Tenet is something new and exciting. It's the kind of experience that elevates a 7/10 picture to a 11/10 purely from the communal joy of experiencing it with strangers in the dark.

I have no idea if Tenet will be good or not, but my experience with Nolan's films are that he doesn't disappoint. If that opens in July, then I say records are going to be broken. It won't hit Endgame levels but it's going to do probably 60-80 mil more than it would have otherwise.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at May 22, 2020 11:09 PM (zdSnu)

364 I would like to see Tenet as well, and not on my home TV, on that 15' tall screen at the theater. And as much as Ace complains, I would also like to see Black Widow!

Posted by: Hurricane567 at May 23, 2020 02:34 AM (Bn9Uw)

365 "Inception." Ending: Or was it a dream?

"Interstellar." Ending: Or was it a dream? Damn!

Fool me three times, shame on me. When "Tenet" opens, I'll put "Tenet spoilers" in a search engine.

Last movie I went to: "Hail, Caesar!" Funny.

I agree with Thomas Bender (43): "During the lock down I've been augmenting the selections on my home Plex server.

"The vast overwhelming majority of films are from the 30 - 50s and 70s to 90s."

Posted by: pumpkin at May 23, 2020 06:55 AM (wZCku)

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