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    Posted: July 26 2005 at 4:31am

Last night on Nightline (without Ted Koppel and his hair) there was a segment on the box office draught. Everyone had a theory as to why no one is going to the theater. They looked at Gallup and Harris polls, maybe they should have looked at the Razzies forum page.

More than 70% said they would rather see a movie at home than at the theater. I'm not one of them but I still would like to see ticket prices drop.

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Box office is down mostly because Americans Know Basic Math. In their attempt to move DVDs off store shelves, studios have continued to lower their sale prices until it now costs LESS to BUY the movie on DVD (average price $15-$20) than it costs for TWO TICKETS (average price $20+) to see it ONCE in a theatre (complete with TV ads tacked on the front, patrons talking to both the screen and their cell phones throughout, and candy counter prices more apropriate to 1920s Germany!)

In other words, Tinsel Town's OWN GREED is what's done them in!

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Well then maybe the Hollywood "geniuses" should, oh I don't know, lower the price! Or how about the old double-feature gimmick?

You have the same distractions at home: the phone, the annoying Jehovas Witness knocking on the door, screaming kids, the drive by shooting down the street. If I had a 30 foot screen in my living room I'd never go to the theater. Untill then I'll just have to drag myself to the movies.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frigidus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2005 at 4:00pm
Dude, movies are illegally available on the internet even months  before their theatrical release, EPISODE III and FANTASTIC FOUR among them.
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Frigidus is right. All you have to do is walk down Santee Alley in the Los Angeles Garment District and you'll be amazed at all the movie titles you can buy. Today, they had CHARLIE and the CHOCOLATE FACTORY, STEALTH and even DEUCE BIGALOW 2. Well, there is no accounting for taste...
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No kidding! I went to Hollywood Video, and all the copies of ALEXANDER and CONSTANTINE were checked out. Do people just naturally have bad taste?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frigidus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2005 at 9:44am
Hey, that's not entirely true. Last time I went to my local Blockbuster, all the copies of MILLION DOLLAR BABY were rented out. (Of course, I can't account for whether the renters in question liked it!)...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadguy76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2005 at 6:56pm
I think the people that go to your video store are a little more intelligent than mine. I asked the guy behind the counter when THE MACNINIST was coming out. He said he's never heard of it...Friggin' DUH!! You work at a VIDEO STORE moron! You're supposed to know this stuff! Needless to say I complained and this nosewipe excuse for a human being no longer works there.
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Head Razz:

How do they do it?

What is the secret?

How can Hollywood keep churning our 100 million bombs one after the
other? I WANT to know the secret, especially how I could do the Zero
Mostel "Producers" thing, slice off a million and run to Rio? Even worse,
it's as if the Peter (as in Jon the Hairdresser?) Principle is in full play, the
more incompetent you are, the higher you rise! What is the secret?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2005 at 4:27pm
Also, if you think the Box Office is bad now, wait till Steve Jobs unveils his
next innovation--the iMovie store, where you will be able to download
one play of a movie for $4.99. Imagine a bunch of people with the next
generation of iMovie pods that play iTunes and iMovies! According to
several pals I have at Apple, Jobs is going to unveil this very soon! Just
think of the impact against multiplexes AND cable when this kicks in!
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All I can say is I hope the studios get on the band wagon fast or the theater will disappear altogether. I'm thinking of getting a Sony PSP, not for the UMD movies (I'd rather just buy the DVD) but for all the other features. You can play MPeg4 movies and music videos. Soon they'll be able to play Quicktime trailers on the iMovie pods.

Tell you buddies at Apple that I think Quicktime is the clearest, sharpest format there is. I always try to view a trailer in Quicktime if I have the option to. Here are a couple of links that are pretty good about supplying Quicktime trailers:

www.jurassicpunk.com

www.themoviebox.net

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2005 at 5:04am

In response to Joe Bacon's posting about i-Movies -- It'll also be only a matter of time before you have theatre-goers "multi-tasking" with these devices -- Watching ONE movie on the big screen while playing ANOTHER movie on their i-PodS...without headphones!!

I'd like to say I'm JOKING  ...sadly, I'm NOT

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Razz:

Intel's Digital Rights Management (DRM) is the key Jobs needed to
get the studios to agree to supply movies to the iMovie Store. The key is
allowing a user to download one play without the ability of copying it.

This is the reason Jobs switched from Power PC to Intel Chips for the next generation of Apple Computers
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I think, in the spirit of convenience and digital technology, things may turn out as Joe says. Movie theatres are starting to go the way of video game arcades. It's cheaper to buy the game and play at home than to put in $100 worth quarters at the arcade, just as it is cheaper to buy a DVD and watch it at home (and let's not forget that the food is cheaper as well).
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I think it's Al Qaeda claiming responsibility for most of these movies...   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HeadRAZZBerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2005 at 1:51am

Here's a LINK to an interesting, angry piece about WHY at least one Canadian movie-goer's experience with an extreme example of the MPAA's efforts to discourage movie piracy has convinced him he will be avoiding a specific theatre in the future. And, speaking of "the future, " his experiej\nce sounds more like 1984 than 2005...

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