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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:14 am 
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Last night I saw Moonlight (wonderful movie, unexpectedly romantic) at my local Carmike 16 and it was an absurdly bad experience -- it was way off in the very last screening room which was absolutely freezing even though it was relatively warm outside yesterday. The trailers all played in Scope with the curtains only open to 1.85; I checked IMDB on my phone and saw that the movie was 2.35 and braced myself for a problem. As soon as the A24 logo came on I realized the curtains weren't opening any further; this was no minor issue, as of course huge parts of the picture were blocked off, characters' faces, etc., yet other people seemed weirdly oblivious to it. I went out into the lobby twice and talked to two different people to try to get it fixed; unfortunately neither was a manager or a person who could do much beyond passing it on (there is never anyone with authority in sight at these places, it seems), so it ended up taking half an hour. I think they eventually turned the air conditioning off or the heat on after about an hour as well, but both problems were incredibly distracting.

The audience was also annoying. Broken record in this thread but I feel like cinemagoing gets worse and worse for me every time I go out, largely of course because multiplexes seem to be so badly managed, neither the employees nor the customers really seem to care about anything, and that's my only option here. But I'm conflicted, because I feel I'd have regretted it forever if I didn't see this particular movie, which is so visually stunning, projected -- and obviously the film's virtues shone despite everything. While I'm at it, in December I saw Manchester by the Sea at an even worse theater, a rural four-screen place, and they didn't turn the lights all the way off, plus Rogue One next door overwhelmed the dialogue at times. I felt like I was seeing a movie in a warehouse. Anyway, uh, thanks for listening.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Sitting at HOME, Manchester waiting for Toni Erdmann to start. Completely sold out with an immaculately behaved audience. We're pretty blessed here.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Watching Get Out tonight...
[Reveal] Spoiler:
an absolutely HUGE cheer when Rod emerges from the police car at the end


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:50 pm 
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What I loved is that my theater was stunned into silence before that reveal presumably because black man + white woman + cops is a fairly uneasy thing. The reveal turned that tension into relief though.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:08 am 
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Bit of a trial but I have finally got to Stephane Brize's latest 'A Woman's Life'.

First attempt on Thursday 9 March 2017 failed as the film, which was being screen digitally, like most things these days would not play.

So purchased tickets to the next screen today (Sunday) 19 March 2017. Waiting in the foyer ready to go in when the fire alarm goes off and the entire complex was evacuated. We hung around and half an hour later people were allowed back into the cinema. We took our seats and then the film started playing without any image on the screen. Our first thoughts were "Oh no, not a repeat of the other screening - we'll never get to see the film". Thankfully someone was able to correct it, the film got started from the beginning and we finally got to see it.

Am very glad that I did see it as it's one of the most impressive films I have seen in recent months and it Stephane Brize's best film to date.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Man sues his date for texting during the movie


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:50 pm 
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When simply breaking up is not enough to satiate the hate...


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:34 pm 
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I admit the "it wasn't bothering anyone" thing annoys me, but the guy's a nut job. I'm with her on the protective order.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:49 pm 
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Movies are a terrible first date anyways. That's a couple hours you could spend figuring out if it's a good fit (and if it's not, it will likely take much less than two hours to figure it out)


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:56 pm 

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I agree. But having said that, it looks like they actually did figure it out quite quickly.

Perhaps he could view it from a more positive perspective; an efficient mode of multitasking, where he watched a movie while simultaneously eliminating one possible future failed relationship.

It took me 10 years to achieve the same thing, and I had to watch the Notebook a dozen times, so things could be worse.

I can't rationalize or condone his "contact the little sister" attack vector, unless perhaps he was smitten.


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Enjoying the fifteen minutes of fame, she confronted the dude and refunded his money for Inside Edition, which apparently still exists


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:00 pm 
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A person behind me tonight was telling his friend he loves the obscure Kurosawa movies no one ever talks about like High and Low


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:43 pm 
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To be fair it is obscure compared to his most famous works.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Were these guys doing an episode of I Love Films?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 pm 
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I was at a free screening of Scanners the other night, as part of my local theatre's series in honour of Canada's 150th birthday. The two gentlemen behind me were having a rather pretentious argument over whether the previous week's screenings, a series of shorts, were from the 1970s or the 1980s. These were the shorts: Expo 67 Shorts


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