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The Hidden, Scary Story of This
Summer’s Movies: Will You Go?

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Posted By: SurferLad, 6/17/2021 2:04:50 PM

Stories are a fundamental need of the human species – the desire to tell them, see them, hear them, read them. Prehistoric scratchings on cave walls tell stories, as does the Bible, later medieval bards and minstrels and Moms and Dads at the dinner table and bedtime. Beginning in the late 1800s, the optical magic of moving pictures brought stories to life [Snip] This pandemic thingie may have forever changed movie theatres and movie-going as well as the preferences of moviegoers themselves. And not just because of the criminal price gouging of popcorn and other concessions. People have become accustomed to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 6/17/2021 2:26:35 PM (No. 818660)
Our favorite theater is a multiplex ten minutes away and we can't wait to return! Tickets never reach $10. Once a year you can buy a plastic bucket from them for about $25, and that entitles you to unlimited popcorn fills with REAL butter for a whole year. Their soda fountain offers unlimited refills also, and the staff is always friendly.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/17/2021 2:28:56 PM (No. 818662)
Gave up on Hollywood elite years ago. I don't care what they role out I will not be there. Have no desire to fork over my money to people who believe that I am barely above slime in their eyes.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Liberty2020 6/17/2021 2:39:34 PM (No. 818678)
Haven't been to the movies in years. Too many pompous and arrogant actors and actresses who display their self worth before the whole world. Plus, they scream at us for having guns, but name one movie in which one is not displayed and used by these same characters. I can spend my time and money doing better things.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey 6/17/2021 2:44:37 PM (No. 818684)
I would really really like to see the remake of Dune and the new James Bond, but think I'll pass on the theater...haven't been to one for a long time even before the covid gummint exercise in population control...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/17/2021 2:55:42 PM (No. 818692)
In a word? Nope.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Califedup 6/17/2021 3:06:35 PM (No. 818702)
Not one damn dime to these commie bastids.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 3:36:19 PM (No. 818726)
If they made some good, patriotic, American movies, sure I'd go. But the odds of that are nearly zero, so probably won't be at a theater.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: SALady 6/17/2021 4:13:55 PM (No. 818760)
I will go to exactly the same number of movies I went to the 3 years before the pandemic: Zero, zilch, nada, none!!! It has nothing to do with Covid. I am tired of Holly-weird turning out one lie-beral PC pile of garbage after another. My husband and I stopped going to movies because we don't want a penny of our money going to support these freaks and America-hating lie-berals. Even if I see a movie out there that may sound interesting, I am patient enough to wait a year or two before it comes on TV and I can watch it for free.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 6/17/2021 4:20:50 PM (No. 818767)
The survey is off the mark and off the wall on a couple of points. The boogeyman known as COVID-19 did not cause this condition as many of us stopped going to movies years ago. The quality of a good story went missing and was replaced by car chases, special effects and continuous sex, bloodshed and violence. Personally the only reason I see for people going to movies is so they can make out without interference from the parents or for parents to get rid of their kids for a few hours. The trend toward animation to avoid paying actors those ridiculous fees is also a factor. Cartoon characters are for cartoons. Hollywood began to get political and I'm sure that mistake cost them more money over time than the lockdowns. It only revealed to us how stupid most actors are. Now, with the entire cast being POC or at least one main character in every movie, it strains the credibility of any story if they do happen to tell a good one. The last good movies to hit the screen took place in a fictional world under a background of magic. Harry Potter. No screen writer will ever come close to the imagination of J.K. Rowling so they might as well turn in their keyboards now and find a new skill.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/17/2021 4:43:11 PM (No. 818786)
Walked out of the last movie we friends attended. One character was beating his meat; that was not for me. That was not entertainment, got my money back too.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Connor 6/17/2021 5:24:32 PM (No. 818830)
No way. Movies today are either chick flicks or sick, twisted movies that will give you nightmares. Why would I give money to leftists who hate my guts? We dont have the same values.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 6/17/2021 5:29:19 PM (No. 818837)
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Corndoggies 6/17/2021 5:43:21 PM (No. 818852)
All our kids are coming on Sunday for a pool party and cookout. After, we’re watching Kevin Harts latest movie on Netflix, Fatherhood. I’m making my famous chocolate chip cookie sundaes. Who needs theaters? Happy Fathers Day!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ByteGuru 6/17/2021 6:15:40 PM (No. 818875)
Black Superman ... gay Flash ... female Bond ... 'woke' preaching in just about every dialog ... Eff Hollyweird. I'll make my own popcorn and watch Blue Bloods re-runs on TV.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanddollar 6/17/2021 8:45:49 PM (No. 818993)
I doubt I will ever return to a movie theater as I don't like the movies. I prefer to watch them at home. Nobody talking during the movie and my snacks are healthier and cheaper.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 6/17/2021 9:09:32 PM (No. 819021)
Thanks to the nihilistic stylings of J J Abrams, the power-hungry feminazi machinations of Kathleen Kennedy, the woketardness of a whole slew of other directors, Hollywood has not only forgotten how to tell stories, they have willfully abandoned story telling for communism. You want to preserve culture? Maintain and enrich the stories that tell Truth and uplift the ideals of a group of people. It doesnt matter how "old" or young that culture is: identity and a sense of something to fight for is what Story is about...and when you have the sneering elite who undermine all that, "subverting expectations" (may God heap white hot coals upon them all), who do nothing but destroy with no plan to rebuild, or if they say they want to rebuild it is never in favor of those whose power they took away. Evil really does exist. Story of Truth give a plan to confront it. When you erase that Truth, you kill. You never give life. For a prediction of what happens when a country's elite forsake story for collectivism in the pursuit of all encompassing tyranny, one only has to read what Vaclav Havel said of his own country's (Czechoslovakia) devastation and depredations under communist rule. Look up an article/essay called "Stories and Totalitarianism." What went on in Czechoslovakia is playing out here and now in the US. Burn Hollywood down.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/17/2021 9:20:05 PM (No. 819030)
Not me. Not even if the theater sent a limo and kept it running at the door. I can see filth on television, if I'm not quick enough to turn off politicians and news readers. I watch my vast library of DVD's, some FETV and METV, and the cooking channel. I remember Hollywood back when it mattered, SNL when it was funny and the late night shows when they weren't hate-fests.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: smokincol 6/17/2021 9:26:49 PM (No. 819034)
haven't seen a movie since "Young Frankenstein" in 1974
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Reply 19 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/18/2021 1:04:57 AM (No. 819150)
In an economy wrecked by Democrats with prices rising in leaps and bounds and people struggling just to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads, high movie prices and rude audiences are the last thing I'd feel like dealing with.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Italiano 6/18/2021 1:12:24 AM (No. 819154)
Yeah, I'll go see Top Gun Maverick when it comes out. The trailers were interesting, and I'm curious. That's it, though. I also miss theater popcorn.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: mifla 6/18/2021 5:19:00 AM (No. 819208)
Only when the residents of the left coast stop lecturing me.
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