I voted it up mainly because I was so drunk that it looked 3D to me.
|infinite zest |
Yeah, because Jurassic Park would've been a much better movie if nothing ever went wrong because there were no design flaws. Have you tried to watch those Walking With The Dinosaurs things? They actually make Dinosaurs kinda boring.
God these things are just dreadful. They aren't trailers and have all the honesty of someone that feels the only way to be taken seriously is to critique everything.
Interstellar's was more in-line with their whole MO. This one's definitely not as good.
I mostly find all their stuff insufferable with occasional moments of greatness.
Translation: I love these, but am not willing to commit to unpopular opinions.
Translation: Chocolate Jesus is really brave for one-starring everything.
How are they even allowed to use the footage? Are they getting paid? Is this the new generation of hidden ads where their trailers are trailers for the ones that wouldn't watch the original trailers?
|Binro the Heretic |
My two young nephews liked "Jurassic Park" well enough, but couldn't understand what all my fuss over it was about.
When it came out in 3D, I insisted on taking them to see it in the theater. They weren't all that excited. They had, after all, seen it many times at home. When we left, they couldn't stop talking about it. The scene with the T-Rex escaping the paddock had particularly impressed them.
When I was a little kid, one of the theaters in our town would have weekday children's matinees. They would run great old movies, shorts and cartoons. I got to see a lot of classics this way.
If I should somehow come into a lot of money, I'd try to build a huge "indoor drive-in" with booths made to look like old cars that can seat whole families at a time. I'd make the walls look like a surrounding fence and the ceiling look like a night sky. There would be a glassed-in playground under the big screen at one end and a snack bar at the other.
I would only show old movies. There would be matinees for kids with movies like "The Wizard of Oz", "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" and "Fantasia" along with animated & live-action shorts. There would be classic sci-fi like the original (i.e. non-special-edition) "Star Wars" movies, "Battle Beyond the Stars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". There would be more adult sci-fi like "THX 1138", "Blade Runner" and "Silent Running". Adventure movies like "The Time Machine" (the George Pal version), "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" and the first 3 Indiana Jones movies. There would be classic horror like "The Exorcist", "The Birds" and the original "Night of the Living Dead". And midnights on Saturday would see cult classics like "Eraserhead", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Heavy Metal".
I don't know if it would be feasible or if it would survive long, but I'd have to try.
That's a really cool idea. When I was doing filmwork at a movie theatre (and the holder of much more glamorous titles like "Popcorn Jockey" and "Puke-Picker-Upper") I was noticing what I figured would be the decline of the movie-going experience. People liked the theatre I worked at because it was maintained as if it was still 1927, right down to a working Kimball pipe organ which is still played on Fridays and Saturdays. Half the time people could come not even caring about the movie that was playing, but just to transport themselves back in time. And it's funny you mention RHPS, because that theatre had/has the longest running Rocky in the world (or technically the United States but that's debatable) and it was the same 600 or so Rocky kids who would pack the theatre once a month to watch the same damn thing.
In both cases, I wondered "why" at first: Why you'd just go to a movie for the aesthetics, or re-watch the same fucking movie over and over and pay 8 bucks to do so. But then it kind of clicked to me: all these new gimmicks are bullshit: the new thing is digital projection (so much for the time I spent learning a trade) and fancy food. I shit you not, I went to one of them to see Snowpiercer and was bothered halfway through the movie by a server who asked if he could take my order. It's good food I'm sure, but it's food you have to concentrate on eating, unlike popcorn and soft pretzels (or in my case, backpack beer.) If this trend keeps up, then pretty soon people will just decide to make nice food at home or order it, order on-demand (at this point you can get 2nd run movies from it) and pause it while you eat. People were going to the theatre because of those things that are becoming less and less attainable as the public has more and more access to the medium itself.
I think Tarantino did his own version of this theater idea.
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