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Old 05-17-2017   #11
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Re: The Big Screen vs The Small Screen

Going to the cinema seems like a pointless gamble considering how awful the general public are. I'm fine watching all my movies (generally old horror b-movies) through my laptop, which is always hooked up to my moderately sized television.

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Re: The Big Screen vs The Small Screen

"how awful the general public are"

Amen.

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Re: The Big Screen vs The Small Screen

I go to the cinema 12 to 18 times a year and I also collect vhs, dvd, and blu-ray. I enjoy the acting, cinematography, and editing.
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I ceased going to public theaters a couple years ago.
Audience talking to themselves, worse when any two guys opt to sit a seat apart (don't wanna be perceived as homos) raising their voices to maintain their running commentary and critical analysis.
Cellphones became an added joy.
Then texting! A sea of lights twinkling on and off in the darkness, reminding me I was not alone in the cosmos.
As for the increasingly limited screened offerings in my hamlet - well, suffice to declare I am not deaf yet.
Reassuring to know, however, that when I am deaf there awaits a glorious sweep of superhero epics cranked to 11.
I could mention food. People eating with their mouths open. Bits and chunks spitting out whenever something funny or unexpected occurred.
But if I mentioned sorry dining habits, that might make you, esteemed reader, as disgusted as I.
And that would be inconsiderate of me.
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Re: The Big Screen vs The Small Screen

I don't go to the theaters very often, unless its a movie that I really want to see... or sometimes my brothers will go (say, to see a new Star wars or Batman film) in which case I'll usually go with them as well. The main reason I don't go to the theaters very often is because I usually get a headache afterwards. On the rare occasions I do go (alone), I'll usually go in the early afternoon on a weekday: the theaters where I live are all but deserted at that time of the day so it literally feels as if I have this giant movie viewing room to myself. Having said that, I did go to two of the midnight releases for the 2nd and 3rd Nolan Batman films and the crowd was pretty great for that.

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