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If the recidivism rate is near non existent for minor offenses, the system is winning. If it's low for major violent offenses, it's still winning, but at what price for the victims.The people whose voices are often drowned in the celebrity of such, for lack of a better phrase, piece of shit lunatics. All I can say is that Canada is doing something right if the prison population is low, and very few are returning. Maybe some sick fuckers are basking the glory of "That's all I got? Where's the book deals when I get out?" I dunno.
Sep 22, 2017 8:33 PM
I remember people always complaining about the Ewok zippers and glaring film grain on the Death Star scenes. I didn't believe that shit until I saw the '97 re-release in theaters. It looked like it was goddamn raining in the Death Star with all that film grain. Dude CGIed in all sorts of shit, but couldn't fix the damn grain? C'mon now!
Sep 21, 2017 8:54 PM
I guess someone made a petition for this. Good luck with that. No, seriously, I want this series to be as varied as the OT. The stance taken by the originator of the petition is a bit ignorant, though. He claims that ticket sales should not predicate this. OK. Fair point. Let's look at Force Awakens critical response. Not good enough? Look at the majority fan response and Cinemascore.

Now, let's take a look at the success of Trevorrow's last creative effort in comparison. It's not the best choice, but it's a step in the right direction. I hope this petition expands its mission statement to "JJ Abrams is a far better choice than Colin Trevorrow, but we want someone else."
Sep 19, 2017 8:13 PM
Vladimir Cosma - Bossa De Christina

I'd like to formally thank Ricardo for these sounds. Gracias, Ricardo.
Sep 18, 2017 7:30 PM
Kremlin's shadow belittlin' me.
Stalin's tomb won't let me be.
Sep 17, 2017 12:11 AM
Feck. I was introduced to him in Repo Man. Loved him in everything I saw him in since (particularly the "big one", Paris, Texas). A legendary supporting actor.

Sep 15, 2017 10:49 PM
Takoma1I was more interested in it when I heard it was written by Taylor Sheriden.

The trailer didn't initially capture my attention, but plenty of great films have terrible trailers. Sheridan's name at least guarantees some career best performances, great dialogue, and a perfect ending to cap everything off.
Sep 15, 2017 5:55 PM
Robin McDonald
[font=Arial, sans-serif]I just went to my email box and found this.
This is why I don't go to screenings. They know my zip code but offered me a screening forty miles away. I have to be there at 2PM and I sort of have to lie about not working in entertainment or media or that I don't write reviews of movies in this forum.

Hi?Robin,
MovieTickets.com is pleased to offer you and a guest the opportunity to participate in Preview Free Movies' free, pre-release screening. This is an opportunity to provide feedback to Hollywood movie studios about films?scheduled?for future release.

TITLE:?Wonderstruck?

WHO:?Adults of any age bringing up to 4 children ages 10 to 16?

WHERE:?Orange, CA?

WHEN:?Saturday, September 16th 2017 at 2:00 PM?

ADDITIONAL INFO:?No one involved in the entertainment advertisement, market research or media industries, or anyone who writes, blogs or otherwise reports on media in any form or forum whatsoever will be admitted.
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The theater I go to to attend advanced screenings makes it considerably easier than this. However, I understand the complications of giving people the run around when attending these events. There's also the additional pain of dealing with wasted gas when traveling to a screening, and not being able to secure a seat. I wonder if the brainchild of this MoviePass can somehow establish exclusive rights to all accessible chains that will allow easy-to-access/monthly advance screenings of finished films (expand one day showing to the time window of a weekend/one screening a day). These screening would require a small fee of adjusted coverage beyond a normal priced ticket as Bad Lieutenant mentioned with IMAX and 3D films.

I imagine those who have paid for this plan are more invested in film culture, and this will allow its customers to enjoy the screening in a more pleasurable environment. It's just a random thought. I don't know the intricacies of the theater business myself. I understand there has to be leeway between this subscription, and the economics of operating a theater. That might be too difficult a task. I dunno!
Sep 15, 2017 1:34 AM
Robin McDonald
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Robin McDonald
Feuer und EisIt sounds like a good deal to me (when it works). Subscription services are becoming extremely competitive these days. I recently signed on to Origin's Access service. It gives me access to a massive library of their games for 5 dollars a month (including newly released AAA material). It dwarfs the likes of PS+, Xbox gold membership, etc. I can access these games all year round (no expire date). I also get discounts on individual purchases and early access to unreleased games. This deal sounds like a similar steal if you take proper advantage of it.

I'd like to see this service notify its members of exclusive advance screenings in their local area, which grants them free viewings of unreleased films on the big screen for a limited time. That would fucking tip the scale right there.

This isn't a subscription service. This isn't streaming or renting movies. MoviePass lets you literally go almost any movie theater you already go to. There is nothing to "work". This is some rich guy offering you a credit card and when you go the the theater you stick his credit card in the kiosk instead of yours and he pays full price for your movie ticket. This isn't you watching a movie or game at home on your Xbox. ?This is for you to put down your game controller and finally get out of the house for once and watch movies on the big screen the way they are intended. Why the hell do you need the ante upped? With this you can see every movie that's in the theaters. Y


If you want to see advanced screenings instead of every current release, with MoviePass you will be at the theater. If you live in a big city with advanced screenings there is going to be a minimum wage worker standing in front of the theater with a binder offering you the latest free advanced screening. And it begs the question what is the point? You can see FREE advanced screenings for FREE. I already get email notice of advanced screenings without MoviePass. That service already exists. ?Google free advanced movie screeings. ?I never go to them because its a pain in the ass. You have to go when they are having the screening on their schedule. You don't know if its a good movie or a bad movie. Sometimes its not even a fully finished movie.

I was a little confused as to the stipulation. So, this subscription fee also includes IMAX and IMAX 3D coverage?

Specifically those are two things it does not include. You also can't see films at Arclight or Landmark chains nor can you see Fathom Events like opera or ballet. You can see any standard 2D film in any theater of your chosing which offers electronic ticketing. That is most chains now. ?If you want to know more visit MoviePass.com

That's still a steal by my estimates, if you're an avid film enthusiast. I hadn't heard about this until your thread. I will definitely check it out.
Sep 15, 2017 1:11 AM
Double post.
Sep 15, 2017 12:56 AM
Robin McDonald
Feuer und EisIt sounds like a good deal to me (when it works). Subscription services are becoming extremely competitive these days. I recently signed on to Origin's Access service. It gives me access to a massive library of their games for 5 dollars a month (including newly released AAA material). It dwarfs the likes of PS+, Xbox gold membership, etc. I can access these games all year round (no expire date). I also get discounts on individual purchases and early access to unreleased games. This deal sounds like a similar steal if you take proper advantage of it.

I'd like to see this service notify its members of exclusive advance screenings in their local area, which grants them free viewings of unreleased films on the big screen for a limited time. That would fucking tip the scale right there.

This isn't a subscription service. This isn't streaming or renting movies. MoviePass lets you literally go almost any movie theater you already go to. There is nothing to "work". This is some rich guy offering you a credit card and when you go the the theater you stick his credit card in the kiosk instead of yours and he pays full price for your movie ticket. This isn't you watching a movie or game at home on your Xbox. ? This is for you to put down your game controller and finally get out of the house for once and watch movies on the big screen the way they are intended. Why the hell do you need the ante upped? With this you can see every movie that's in the theaters. Y


If you want to see advanced screenings instead of every current release, with MoviePass you will be at the theater. If you live in a big city with advanced screenings there is going to be a minimum wage worker standing in front of the theater with a binder offering you the latest free advanced screening. And it begs the question what is the point? You can see FREE advanced screenings for FREE. I already get email notice of advanced screenings without MoviePass. That service already exists. ?Google free advanced movie screeings. ?I never go to them because its a pain in the ass. You have to go when they are having the screening on their schedule. You don't know if its a good movie or a bad movie. Sometimes its not even a fully finished movie.

I was a little confused as to the stipulations. So, this subscription fee also includes IMAX and IMAX 3D coverage?

Edit: Nevermind. Answered in a few posts from the top.
Sep 15, 2017 12:56 AM
It sounds like a good deal to me (when it works). Subscription services are becoming extremely competitive these days. I recently signed on to Origin's Access service. It gives me access to a massive library of their games for 5 dollars a month (including newly released AAA material). It dwarfs the likes of PS+, Xbox gold membership, etc. I can access these games all year round (no expire date). I also get discounts on individual purchases and early access to unreleased games. This deal sounds like a similar steal if you take proper advantage of it.

I'd like to see this service notify its members of exclusive advance screenings in their local area, which grants them free viewings of unreleased films on the big screen for a limited time. That would fucking tip the scale right there.
Sep 14, 2017 9:02 PM
Matt Norcross
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To the above poster, I haven't visited the LA Universal Studios in ages. I will certainly check it out when I return.

I went to the one in Orlando (never been to Universal Studios Hollywood, admittedly). I had never felt so much adrenaline riding a theme park attraction. It definitely puts that Dinosaur ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom to shame, and makes it look like the outdated Barney's Day Out in the Park.

Now to go back to the movie, the introduction has to be my favorite part of the film. It gives you a little background about how Imhotep got so evil.

That sounds pretty damn awesome. Last time I went to the Hollywood Universal Studios park was well before the 2008 fire (around 2002, I think). I only got to attend Backdraft, Psycho, Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, and one where a bridge would break apart (don't know the name). The whole Backlot Tour with a few rides in between, basically. They also had little stunt shows where people would show you how practical stunts were achieved back in the day.
Sep 12, 2017 5:41 PM
Death ProofLove the movie... just too bad Sommers has a hard-on for bad CGI. If it weren't for that this would have been a near-perfect movie.


The CGI has held up relatively well in comparison to its direct sequel. The only moment that took me out of the film (even at the time of its release) were the brief wide shots of the destruction of Cairo in the latter half of the film.The final showdown with the Royal Guards still remains an impressive technical feat of live action choreography mixed with mo-cap CGI.

To the above poster, I haven't visited the LA Universal Studios in ages. I will certainly check it out when I return.
Sep 12, 2017 12:29 AM
Repeat
Sep 11, 2017 9:32 PM
I found it be a better action/adventure film than Temple of Doom and Crystal Skull. It's one of those rare silly action films that ages like fine wine despite it not attempting to be anything other than popcorn entertainment upon its release (similar to Predator). You continually find more things to like about it as time goes on.
Sep 11, 2017 9:32 PM
Part II or Chapter 2 is a gimme at this point. This is where things are going to get tricky. As with this film, it's gonna hinge on the direction and strength of the cast. I hope they stick with relative unknowns, but a part of me believes WB/New Line is gonna go blockbuster with the casting. We shall see.
Sep 10, 2017 7:44 PM
Feuer und Eis I think this is going to shatter almost all September records. I'm surprised WB hasn't bumped this up for a summer release.

I guess they were smart about keeping it in September. This should have decent legs despite the hurricane. The audience I saw this with last night was definitely engaged with the film, and it was damn near sold out. I'd say this was a good Stephen King film. Not the best, but somewhere in the top 5. It omits some elements that worked and didn't work in the novel both to its strength and detriment. The tone was a bit uneven at times, but the acting/directing made up for it. A solid 7.5/10.
Sep 9, 2017 9:16 PM
Judging by IT's early preview numbers (13.5M), I doubt many people are seeing anything else this weekend. Especially when you consider how much global warming is killing the midwest/eastern shorelines right now.
Sep 8, 2017 7:41 PM