The last movie you saw in the theater

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    But, you sill have your AMC Stubs A-List, right?

    That would give you less options, but still three movies each week.
     
  2. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    My wife has Stubs A*List and uses it LIKE A BOSS. But I spend most of my time at my other apartment in Kansas City, and I don't drive. So I get everywhere via bus, and the only AMC theater I can get to via bus stops before 7 PM.

    If AMC still owned the Mainstreet Theater in downtown Kansas City, I would be there three times a week. But sadly, they moved their headquarters out of downtown Kansas City to one of the suburbs and sold the Mainstreet to Alamo Drafthouse. And while I love the Alamo's policy of throwing people who use cell phones during the movie out, I'm not a fan of the whole dine-in concept, they have the least comfortable seats of any theater in Kansas City coupled with the highest ticket price.

    Instead, I go to the Cinemark Palace at the Plaza. It has comfortable seats, and an amazing ticket price of $5 during the day and afternoon, and $7.50 at night. And it's on a bus line that runs to late evening. Sadly, it looks like it will eventually be closed to build a Nordstrom.
     
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  3. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Location:
    Warwickshire, UK
    "An Elephant Standing Still" - 230 minute film by the Chinese writer / director Hu Bo, who took his own life after the film was completed ...
     
  4. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Location:
    Fort worth tx
    Mary Queen Of Scotts (2018)
     
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  5. JohnG

    JohnG Boney Fingers Jones

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Seeing that one Saturday night!
     
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  6. JohnG

    JohnG Boney Fingers Jones

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    About to see Keanu Reeves in Replicas in a $5 movie theater. I hear that’s all it’s worth but I do enjoy Keanu for some reason even in guilty pleasure films like Point Break.
     
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  7. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    My wife saw it last night and thought it was dumb. She's far too nice to say so, so here's what she Tweeted:

    Well, ok, I do like Keanu. I liked Thomas Middleditch. I like the near-future (if improbable) science as opposed to being supernatural. I like to support theaters that play non-blockbusters. I like that it was filmed in Puerto Rico to help their economy.

     
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  8. Rhinojack

    Rhinojack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harlingen, Texas
    Boy Erased. Dosed off a couple of times, couldn't tell you a thing about it.
     
  9. I believe it was the RiffTrax live of KRULL.
     
  10. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

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    I saw it today and thought it was not bad. Sure, you have to leave brain at the door and overlook the technobabble nonsense, especially if you are a science person. But it still does have some nice visuals and explores some of the morality issues and consequences of human cloning.
     
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  11. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Really? I saw it in the theater I thought it featured really good performances by all the leads, and acknowledged that everybody involved thought they were doing the right thing.
     
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    She's off seeing another obscure film, that's only playing at one theater in Chicago. When she called me she was the only person in the theater - Anthem of a Teenage Prophet.
     
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  13. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    Lincoln in 2012.

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  14. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    Oklahoma
    I haven't been to the theater since I saw the newest turd in the Halloween franchise. Before that it was Solo. I really don't go to the movies anymore due to my hatred of humanity.
     
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  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Maybe you've mixed cause and effect, and a few really good films might make you less misanthropic.
     
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  16. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Please check the original post. I really, really don't want this one to be about why you're not going to see a film in the theater anymore. Please, let's have just this one thread for those of us who enjoy seeing films in the theater. Thank you.

    Besides, as has been covered several times in this thread, there are inexpensive ways of going to see movies in the theater. My wife is a member of AMC Stubs A*List which lets her see three films per week in any AMC theater (including the very most expensive dine-in, IMAX and Dolby Digital ones) for less than $20 a month, which is a price comprable to many streaming services, and a heck of a lot cheaper than a cable subscription.
     
  17. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

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    MI
    My apologies. I'll butt out now.
     
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  18. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Saw it last night. Been in love with Saoirse Ronan since Hanna as a screamingly talented actress. She's like Evan Rachel Wood 2.0.
     
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  19. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Vice (2018)
    Very clever script. Christian Bale is my favorite contemporary actor, and his transformation in this film was astounding. Kudos to the makeup department.
    Cool that Naomi Watts was uncredited as the TV news anchor.
     
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  20. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Well, hopefully you'll be inspired to see a film in the theater. As I said before, the 30 ft wide screen in a good theater really exceeds any home theater, unless we're talking about one belonging to somebody like Jeff Bezos.
     
  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident Thread Starter

    She was amazing in Hannah, one of the best performances by a child I've ever seen.
     
  22. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Saw The Upside yesterday. I thought it was very good. Sort of like the reverse of Green Book. Too bad it's surrounded in controversy, as Cranston and Hart are both perfect in their roles.
     
  23. brownie61

    brownie61 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    What’s the controversy? I haven’t heard. The trailer looks good.
     
  24. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Some people feel the part of the paraplegic should have gone to a disabled actor instead of Cranston. That plus Kevin Hart's troubles unrelated to this movie (being uninvited to host the Oscars).
     
  25. Rhinojack

    Rhinojack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Harlingen, Texas
    Watched The Miseducation of Cameron Post today and thought it disappointingly the same as Boy Erased. Rather boring, no conflict, unsure timeline.
     

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