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As the summer ends, Hollywood moans
and moviegoers yawn

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Posted By: SurferLad, 8/28/2019 7:09:19 AM

As summer draws to an unofficial close this week, movie theaters and Hollywood are whining about the disappointing income year of 2019. Or at least that part of Hollywood that isn’t owned by the Walt Disney Co. Movie ticket sales revenues for the summer, which comprises only a third of the year but usually more than 40 percent of ticket sales, are down two percent for the summer and down over six percent for the year. [Snip] The National Association of Theater Owners, which represents the nation’s 40,313 movie screens, plus the 524 surviving drive-ins, claims the average ticket price is down a few pennies

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/28/2019 7:35:22 AM (No. 164456)
Not inspired by the movie offerings... except for Averngers, Once Upon A Time and a couple.... wait. Maybe that was it. I'm retired and go in the morning getting the senior or matinee price... $5-5.75. Went to another theater with my son and the two of us saw a movie for $7.50. I think a downside for Averngers was the length. I would have seen it twice if the first time hadn't made my posterior numb.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 8/28/2019 7:50:42 AM (No. 164478)
I can't wait to see the 17th remake of a movie based on a comic strip! That's entertainment!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 8/28/2019 7:52:12 AM (No. 164482)
I guess those scum in Hollywierd can put some of the blame on me. Thanks to their loud and disgusting tirades about Republicans and especially President Trump, I wouldn't waste a penny on them and haven't for years. Badmouth the country and people that made you millionaires...Brilliant.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: pinger 8/28/2019 8:08:37 AM (No. 164497)
Just as I (who happens to be a Conservative) wouldn't frequent, say, a restaurant or shop where the people mistreated or disrespected me, the same holds true for the way I'm treated by the Hollywooders. I don't need entertainment bad enough to spend a dime to sustain their industry or their hate. There may be others that think the way I do and refuse to buy their products.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/28/2019 8:46:39 AM (No. 164541)
Let's see: I took the grand kids to see Aladdin which was nice but not really memorable. I saw Avengers and loved it but now that it's over, I've pretty much lost interest in the MCU. I saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters since I love the Big Guy and have been watching kaiju movies for years. Then I saw Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and loved it. I missed John Wick: Parabelum but I'll get the DVD. As for the the previews.....meh. Nothing catches my interest.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: happy conservative 8/28/2019 8:51:51 AM (No. 164551)
For the "triggered" bunch, they never fail to trigger me with the language, violence, unnecessary sex, and not-to-subtle political messages. After seeing the trailers, I think I'll go see the Downton Abbey movie in September and the "final" installment of Star Wars in December. The first one isn't American (our people make mostly trash!), and the second one is to close the door on an iconic (from my youth-er) period. Maybe, but then again NOT, they'll figure out they've alienated more than 50% of the population. Only they care what each other thinks. What used to be entertainment is now offensive. And, besides, they keep remaking things that should have been left alone.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/28/2019 8:52:18 AM (No. 164552)
Three words- Netflix Home Theatre.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: caddyjak 8/28/2019 9:08:53 AM (No. 164573)
Oh, come on Hollywood, your Crime School can certainly produce a few more mass murder movies for our youth to watch and imitate!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SabraJet 8/28/2019 9:12:59 AM (No. 164580)
Yes to #7. Ever since I bought a big screen TV I seen no reason to leave the house. I haven't eaten at the concession stands since I worked in a theater in High School in the 1960's. Over priced and I don't need to eat salty food that makes me buy huge drinks, then have to miss part of the film to use the bathrooms! Another wonderful thing is that at home you can stop it or skip the bad parts. Wonderful! And I tend to watch UK and European TV and on Neflex, Amazon Prime, Acorn and Brit Box. Except for PBS very little on US TV is worth the time. US movies, are almost all for the very young, although, yes I do like the Avengers. Grateful that their are options!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mass Minority 8/28/2019 9:18:25 AM (No. 164583)
#1, the length? I saw the 60th anniversary showing of the Charlton Heston Classic Ben Hur. Uncut just as it was meant to be shown. It ran well over four hours, included the original aochestral number during the intermission. The movie was amazing but even with the modern comfy chairs my posterior was a little irritated by it. I have seen Ben Hur many times on the television, but WOW was the big screen experience amazing. I really can't imagine any of the dreck of today ( Most movies today are what I call celluloid welfare, because of them 1000 people in hollywood didn't starve but just like real world welfare, nothing productive comes out of it) surviving the test of time.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 8/28/2019 10:28:16 AM (No. 164667)
Most recent Hollywood offerings do not interest me. Boring, liberal subject matter, crummy plots, poor development of characters, etc. My favorite movies are in black-and-white, with Bringing Up Baby being, IMHO, the funniest movie ever made.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/28/2019 10:51:18 AM (No. 164692)
The last movie I attended in a theater was Churchill and watched it on DVD rental later at home. Senior matinee cost and smuggle my own snacks in with some small bottles of wine. Winter wearing a big coat is a great time to attended the movies. That's it. Hollywood does not get my meager disposable income and deserve my support. I respect the homeless guy a block from my house before some nitwit buffoon Hollywood actor.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ginadee 8/28/2019 10:58:09 AM (No. 164699)
I can't nor will I contribute one of my dollars to support Hollywood. They're always wanting boycotts against something or someone, so I choose to boycott Hollywood. Most of what they turn out is trash anyway.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 8/28/2019 11:21:54 AM (No. 164727)
Well, I thought The Art of Racing in the Rain was great entertainment. Not infused with political correctness. No vulgarity. No guns. And Enzo the golden retriever.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: texaspast 8/28/2019 12:27:51 PM (No. 164793)
I wanted to see Yesterday, but it came and went here in our little town that I didn't make it. I did go see Toy Story 4 and liked it. Everything else, didn't see. Might have gone to see Avengers, but I haven't seen the previous one, so I need to see that first. I would like to see Once Upon A Time. There's just so much dreck out there, though.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: David Key 8/28/2019 12:47:11 PM (No. 164836)
Isn't it amazing, make movies that are basically dreck, make comedies that aren't funny, action movies with movement instead of believable conflict, drama's that are often propaganda and don't reach the heart which where drama occurs, movies that are vol 5-6-7 of a "franchise". Then sit around and moan and grown because nobody shows up. I remember a time when they made romantic comedies about love and goofy situations that were funny(how to murder your wife, the horizontal lieutenant, Topkapi etc...), drama's that made you think(Lawrence of Arabia, Gone With The Wind, Dr Jhivago etc...) Westerns (Rio Bravo, Silverado, Wyatt Earp) Musicals that set your feet tapping (Cabaret, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, An American In Paris Etc..). Yes everybody would copy and duplicate ideas and stories and themes but there were plenty of new ideas that came along and were produced. Now if you don't spend half the GDP of some western countries and blow up half the world or produce a movie dripping with liberal dross, you don't make movies. Haven't been to a movie at a theatre in over a year, why pay a fortune for two seats plus popcorn and cokes when you can wait six months and get it on Netflix or buy it on Blu Ray for about the price of the tickets.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 8/28/2019 1:05:48 PM (No. 164855)
We just went to see Once Upon a Time, in Hollywood on Monday night. Interesting retrospective on 1969, the cars, the way we lived and the movie industry. If you have any chance of seeing it (and you will likely enjoy it) make sure to avoid all spoiler possibilities. I avoid Tarrantino like the plague, and had to be talked into this one by a young friend. Even my highly skeptical wife said, "It was OK and I liked the way it turned out"....high praise from her. I had to put my extreme dislike of DiCaprio in a box and it was worth it. For me, 1969 was the year I graduated HS and went to college. So a lot of this was wild and new things that I was living in, interesting memories.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 8/28/2019 1:07:38 PM (No. 164858)
Oh, and rest assured that Once Upon a Time, In Hollywood", is NOT a liberal screed, and is NOT politically correct in the slightest.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JHHolliday 8/28/2019 2:39:44 PM (No. 164940)
Lots of good reasons here to not go to a movie theater. Probably the main thing affecting slow ticket sales is streaming...Netflix, Amazon, Acorn, etc. I guess there will always be people who like to be one of the first to see a highly touted movie but not me. The last I saw in a theater was Apollo 13 (excellent btw)
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