Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

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by Moggy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:13 pm

Hexx wrote:
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Godzilla wrote:Both Odeon and Cineworld are only doing 3D showings of war of the planet of the apes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 2D starts on Friday.

Disgusting attempt to get a few more quid out of people for a film that wasn't shot in 3D and has dark scenes which will be almost unwatchable in 3D.


Yeah same at Vue, I can only assume it's been decided by the distributors and not the cinemas themselves. I wanted to see it today but don't want to watch in 3D so will have to wait till next week due to work. :x


Cinema seems to be actively trying to kill itself


It’s crazy how they seem to be actively trying to put people off.

At my closest cinema, it costs £11.80 (or £10.30 if you bring your own glasses) to see a 3D movie. It’s £8.30 for a 2D movie. On top of that is a 60p booking fee if you book online.

If I take my missus to see a newly released movie that they only have 3D showings for, it’s going to cost us £24.20. £24 to see a strawberry floating film and that’s without counting the costs of food/drinks before or after the cinema!

And the cheeky banana splits will show 30 minutes of adverts before they start the damn film.
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by Hexx » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:22 pm

Moggy wrote:And the cheeky banana splits will show 30 minutes of adverts before they start the damn film.


When I went to see Spiderman last week, they accidentally showed us the 3D showing. People went to complain and after a couple of minutes it stopped to a blank screen.

A Cineworld chap popped up to say they were "reseting the server" (Wut?) and the correct version of the film would start shortly. "We've decided in the circumstances not to show the adverts" (not in a jokey way, but like this was some grand concession on their behalf we should be faithful for)

It was lucky he didn't get lynched.
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by Moggy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:38 pm

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:And the cheeky banana splits will show 30 minutes of adverts before they start the damn film.


When I went to see Spiderman last week, they accidentally showed us the 3D showing. People went to complain and after a couple of minutes it stopped to a blank screen.

A Cineworld chap popped up to say they were "reseting the server" (Wut?) and the correct version of the film would start shortly. "We've decided in the circumstances not to show the adverts" (not in a jokey way, but like this was some grand concession on their behalf we should be faithful for)

It was lucky he didn't get lynched.


:lol:

I wouldn't mind the adverts if it was cheap to get in. Under £5 with ads would be acceptable. £11 with ads just makes me pirate more.
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by Buffalo » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:56 pm

I only found out on Sunday that they don't use film in cinemas any more. I mean, it's a while since I was there, but...
My Spider-Man showing was a bit faulty (subtitles went missing about 15 minutes from the end), Cineworld again.
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by Preezy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:05 pm

The cinema is gooseberry fool, I've been once (Alien: Covenant) in the past year and I don't anticipate going again until maybe Star Wars comes out, and even then I'm not overly fussed, I've got a reasonably big TV.
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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Poser » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:37 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Ever watched Charlie and Chocolate Factory and thought there was maybe something missing?



Dear god why?


Hold on, when did Tom and Jerry become friends?


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by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:46 pm

Luckily, my local independent cinema is £2.50 a ticket Mon-Thurs or £3.50 on weekends
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by Tafdolphin » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Preezy wrote:The cinema is gooseberry fool, I've been once (Alien: Covenant) in the past year and I don't anticipate going again until maybe Star Wars comes out, and even then I'm not overly fussed, I've got a reasonably big TV.


I strawberry floating love the cinema and don't go enough. It's expensive, often dirty and you're usually surrounded by banana splits but "a big TV" simply can't replace the systems they have at the flicks.
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by Tomous » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:03 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:The cinema is gooseberry fool, I've been once (Alien: Covenant) in the past year and I don't anticipate going again until maybe Star Wars comes out, and even then I'm not overly fussed, I've got a reasonably big TV.


I strawberry floating love the cinema and don't go enough. It's expensive, often dirty and you're usually surrounded by banana splits but "a big TV" simply can't replace the systems they have at the flicks.


Totally agree. Watching a film in the cinema is a lot more captivating than watching at home in my opinion and really helps you get into a film.

Going with Meerkat Movies helps the cost and if you wait a few weeks after release date for the big films they tend to be quieter.
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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Poser wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Ever watched Charlie and Chocolate Factory and thought there was maybe something missing?



Dear god why?


Hold on, when did Tom and Jerry become friends?


Christmas special. 07:33 ish.



Thanks in that case I see no reason why they can't go to willy wonka's chocolate factory together.
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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by gaminglegend » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:12 pm

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by gaminglegend » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:12 pm

gaminglegend wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Godzilla wrote:Both Odeon and Cineworld are only doing 3D showings of war of the planet of the apes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 2D starts on Friday.

Disgusting attempt to get a few more quid out of people for a film that wasn't shot in 3D and has dark scenes which will be almost unwatchable in 3D.


Yeah same at Vue, I can only assume it's been decided by the distributors and not the cinemas themselves. I wanted to see it today but don't want to watch in 3D so will have to wait till next week due to work. :x


Cinema seems to be actively trying to kill itself


It’s crazy how they seem to be actively trying to put people off.

At my closest cinema, it costs £11.80 (or £10.30 if you bring your own glasses) to see a 3D movie. It’s £8.30 for a 2D movie. On top of that is a 60p booking fee if you book online.

If I take my missus to see a newly released movie that they only have 3D showings for, it’s going to cost us £24.20. £24 to see a strawberry floating film and that’s without counting the costs of food/drinks before or after the cinema!

And the cheeky banana splits will show 30 minutes of adverts before they start the damn film.


Cinema is thriving actually and doing a lot better than expected, it's struggling against home media but I still don't think you can get a cinema experience at home. That said I imagine Cineworld and the distributor both decided on the 3D, some behind the scenes information:

Cineworld bastardized the industry years ago with their "Cineworld Card", they sorted out a ridiculous deal to allow it with studios, and studios don't get as much money as they do from companies such as Vue/Empire/Showcase as a result in the UK, and because they have the majority of the market, they can't change it. Cineworld believe they are a 'premium' brand and to be fair they do invest heavily in their newer cinemas but as a result will be a lot more expensive in most markets, or add a higher ticket charge to make money.

Usually films within the first two weeks of a run, 100% of the box office goes to the studio, after that the percentage gets lower and lower, (so the longer a film plays the better it is for the Cinema), but this is why food/drink is expensive, not only is the Cinema a luxury (which we all forget sometimes me included) but also the wages of the staff, and any profit comes from the food and drink. Cinema is basically a fast food restaurant with a movie screen. And nearly all cinemas allow you to take cold food/drink in with you, so you don't have to purchase when you are there :P

But anyway, back to the 3D point, studios heavily push 3D first due to the amount of profit that can be made, some films such as Star Wars sell themselves on this easily, where as others are mere cash cows. I'd be shocked that they don't offer a 2D alternative, from my experience, you would put 3D sales on first (pre-sale) and closer to the time add some 2D shows in to compensate).

*Adverts just to note Adverts are an absolute ballache, but again a huge money spinner especially when they get the right people (car/technology adverts) in the audience- and cinemas normally get checked for playing these adverts, as rightfully companies have paid lots of money to advertise, and can be fined if they aren't played. They definitely need reducing but, you are never going to escape it sadly.
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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Moggy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:44 pm

I am going to escape it, I don't go to the cinema and use either Netflix or downloads instead.
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by samoza » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:48 pm




Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favourite films so I may just have to watch this. It appears that they have used the original film and animated it - then thrown in Tom and Jerry. Can we expect other films to be give the same treatment?
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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:08 pm

I believe they're considering The Shining next.
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by Tomous » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:51 pm

First image of Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One:

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High hopes for this.
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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:53 pm

It can only be an improvement on the book.
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by Knoyleo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:32 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:The cinema is gooseberry fool, I've been once (Alien: Covenant) in the past year and I don't anticipate going again until maybe Star Wars comes out, and even then I'm not overly fussed, I've got a reasonably big TV.


I strawberry floating love the cinema and don't go enough. It's expensive, often dirty and you're usually surrounded by banana splits but "a big TV" simply can't replace the systems they have at the flicks.

I can't think of a single time I've preferred being at the cinema, as an opportunity to enjoy a great piece of cinema, to watching at home. It's obviously better as a social setting, but as I get older, I'm less and less interested in seeing films with people. I just want to enjoy them myself.

It's expensive, you're surrounded by loads of strangers who talk/rustle/use their phones, there are only a few "optimum" seats, and they aren't even that comfy.

Sit at home, and watch a film by yourself, you can put yourself in the pitch dark, not be disturbed, not have to pay a fortune, and you're in complete control of the your own comfort and viewing position. The only benefit cinema has is good quality versions of brand new films, and not having to worry about bothering the neighbours with the volume.

I'm probably going to the cinema this weekend to see Baby Driver, but that's mainly because the idea behind the film has me properly excited, and it's not available on Netflix yet, so I'd rather go than wait.
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by Tafdolphin » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:The cinema is gooseberry fool, I've been once (Alien: Covenant) in the past year and I don't anticipate going again until maybe Star Wars comes out, and even then I'm not overly fussed, I've got a reasonably big TV.


I strawberry floating love the cinema and don't go enough. It's expensive, often dirty and you're usually surrounded by banana splits but "a big TV" simply can't replace the systems they have at the flicks.

I can't think of a single time I've preferred being at the cinema, as an opportunity to enjoy a great piece of cinema, to watching at home. It's obviously better as a social setting, but as I get older, I'm less and less interested in seeing films with people. I just want to enjoy them myself.

It's expensive, you're surrounded by loads of strangers who talk/rustle/use their phones, there are only a few "optimum" seats, and they aren't even that comfy.

Sit at home, and watch a film by yourself, you can put yourself in the pitch dark, not be disturbed, not have to pay a fortune, and you're in complete control of the your own comfort and viewing position. The only benefit cinema has is good quality versions of brand new films, and not having to worry about bothering the neighbours with the volume.

I'm probably going to the cinema this weekend to see Baby Driver, but that's mainly because the idea behind the film has me properly excited, and it's not available on Netflix yet, so I'd rather go than wait.


I go to the cinema by myself all the time. Went today, am going tomorrow morning. I appreciate that people see things differently, but I strawberry floating love it.
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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Mafro » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:47 pm

Nothing better than going to see a big blockbuster at the cinema on a strawberry floating huge screen and a booming sound system.
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