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How to Train Your Dragon – Live projections
First hand drawn animation (1906)
Cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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Full first Episode of HBO’s “The Newsroom”
In-depth look at the VFX for The Avengers
Oh Andrew I got my prize in the mail, thanks again.
Dear Mr. President, I am not a crackpot but we must declare an international ban on Star Wars parodies
The amount of time and effort people will put in to make the same satirical tributes and/or complaints that everyone else has made is baffling. Popular anything plus Star Wars equals hilarious parody? No. No. No. This is brutal. This is comedy pandering, fan clapter. If you think it’s actually funny, god help you, and if you’re watching thinking ‘YES! YES! Take that George! Jar Jar DOES suck! This is brilliant’, your home should be investigated for the presence of the prequel DVDs. If they are there, the rest of your Star Wars stuff should be taken away and given to starving Africans to do with as they please. It’s time to punish the Internet for it’s Nickelback level failures at art.
Yeah, the amount of work that went into that parody is just crazy. It’s very well done, but doesn’t add anything that hasn’t been said many, MANY times before. It just a decade or so too late.
Star Wars can go fuck itself. People complain about the impact of Christian fundamentalism has in modern America, but it pales in comparison to the affect that Star Wars has on popular culture.
You are banned from commenting on RowThree for 20 minutes.
If you think old ladies are “quiet and respectful” during a movie, then you haven’t seen a movie with old ladies.
Agreed. You get a lot of “Oh I love hers” loud “Ewww” noises, and chatter where they try to explain whats happening to each other. Thoe old peoples, they often gets The Confused by anything with non-linear storytelling.
Part of the problem is as they slowly lose their hearing, they don’t realize how loud they get. They think they are talking just above a whisper but are really talking quite loudly to the point of yelling.
LOL. You beat me to it.
The only thing I disagree with about the Oatmeal’s proposed movie theatre layout is his description of elderly people at the movies as “always quiet and respectful.” Totally not true. Between repeating lines to their companions and explaining what’s going on in the movie, in my experience old people talk way more, and way more loudly, than other audiences. No cell phones, maybe, but geez.
Yeah this photo made its way around the internet last week and pretty much every comment on every site it was on started with… “old people are quiet and respectful!? Since when?”
And I agree. I’ll take a theater packed to the gills with teenagers over a half full theater of elderlies. My goodness, they are the worst! And they also have this heir of entitlement to them that drives me crazy.
To be fair, they do have some entitlement but not at the cost of being a total rude bitch/asshole.
Speaking of people talking in the movie theatres and having special theatres to avoid people talking, last week it was announced that Cineplex had bought 4 theatres from AMC:
They are talking about adding VIP theatres to these old theatres which would be great. As I’ve mentioned before on RowThree, when you increase the ticket price and make a screening 19+ it seems to weed out those who talk in movies. I’ve so incredibly rarely have had an issue when seeing a movie in a VIP theatre, which makes the extra price tag totally worth it (along with reserved seating so I can just show up just before the movie starts & still get a good seat).
Yeah, at the Arclight here, I have NEVER had any issues with disruptive screenings, whether by talking or cell phones or anything. They have 21+ screenings, but I’ve never been to any, so I guess it’s just the fact that tickets are $4-6 more than other cinemas in town that keeps the clientele high-class. You’d think you’d get a few people who felt entitled since the tickets are more expensive, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
That said, I generally find that aside from the one theatre all the old people go to, cinema-goers in LA are rather better-behaved than other places I’ve lived, or hear about.
I’ve never been a fan as Cineplex’s VIP theatres (at least the ones at the Varsity), which are pretty much glorified living rooms (i.e. big leather seats, smaller screen).
We have one of the VIP theaters here. I’ve gone once and won’t go back. The crowds are just as bad as the regular theaters though since there are less of them, it makes it easier for me to see who the culprit is and give them a piece of my mind. Not worth the $22.
21+ auditoriums depend a lot on the movie, which dictates the crowd. Urban films are going to always be loud with plenty of talking at the screen, but the ones we have the most problems with are the ones geared primarily towards women. Your Sex & the City’s and Magic Mike’s.
Holy fuck these blow. Hard. You’ve got huge swaths of women coming in packs drinking far too much then getting into shouting matches with each other. Then, if you’re really lucky, they poke holes in your seats with their stilletos as they climb all over everything. Then they puke in 3D recyclers. Or on the floor, or really anywhere that isn’t a waste basket or a toilet.
If we didn’t make a killing on these weekends I’d ban women over the age of 20 from ever coming into our theatre in groups of larger than 2. They are a scourge and they need to be wiped out.
It’s your own fucking fault for building a bar in your theater. Way to think it through Matt Gamble.
I assumed women grew out of this bullshit once they got past the age of 25. Nope, they just get dumber and sluttier the more of them congregate, no matter what the age.
My initial thoughts after just getting back from the Amazing Spiderman: I liked it a lot. I think that I will probably be in the minority, but I liked it more than any of the original trilogy and the Avengers. I don’t know that the comparisons are really fair though, because the tone of this movie is slightly more serious than the others, even though it does fall prey to the usual origin story and goofy comic book movie “weaknesses”.
I just thought that the last 30 minutes of this movie had a whole lot of heart and was classic movie storytelling, but I could easily see someone saying that it was cheesy and cliche.
4.5 out of 5 for me.
I really liked it too, better than the first trilogy though not as much as AVENGERS. It drips cheese though and the music is downright awful but Andrew Garfield… there’s a guy with charisma. He and Emma Stone make the romance work.
Now that I feel vindicated on Garfield as Spriderman, I’m hoping Cavill delivers on Superman.