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Reply #75 on: July 24, 2020, 05:31:25 PM

Remind me again why we even need movie theaters?



I can think of three reasons:

1) Many Americans are not wealthy enough to be able to subscribe to multiple streaming services.

2) Many Americans can't afford to pay for high-speed internet services

3) Many Americans don't have the family income to buy "a fucking gigantic HDTV. In my room we have another one. Every room in this house has an HDTV with streaming capability."






You can buy HDTVS for like under $30 these days. I know because I bought a 19 inch 1080P one for $25 recently and gave it to a friend of mine for their new apartment. And you don't need to buy streaming services. I regret getting Disney+ :roll: I currently have no intention to renew it when it expires. And you can get reduced price internet if you're low income. Probably even free.

You can cut the cord and not really miss anything of worth these days, there are plenty of websites with free streaming TV. I practically have Pluto TVs star trek channel on all the time now.  :roll: And of course you can watch anything you want without paying for it, we all know that. Even if you have a cheap chromebook or something, you don't need a TV. You can still watch anything you want.

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And Ghostbusters is playing there this weekend with the Karate Kid as a double feature.

I would only consider a trip to a theater for Ghostbusters. But even then I'd be like "I can just watch it here and in HD."  ;D

Theaters are dying. All the big movies are delayed another year. More movies being knocked back to even further releases years down the road. They can't survive like this and that's just the way it is. They've been doomed for years now, they just haven't accepted it. CJ can't do anything about that, I can't work that kind of a miracle. :emot_shrug: During all this the movie industry flatly refused to embrace streaming as celebrities told everyone to stay home or you'll murder someone with a cough.  :roll: There was record streaming of online content and people playing video games but they're still hell bent on theatrical releases.

I don't fuckin' know. I'm moving on.  :roll:

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Reply #76 on: July 24, 2020, 05:59:51 PM


I can think of three reasons:

1) Many Americans are not wealthy enough to be able to subscribe to multiple streaming services.

2) Many Americans can't afford to pay for high-speed internet services

3) Many Americans don't have the family income to buy "a fucking gigantic HDTV. In my room we have another one. Every room in this house has an HDTV with streaming capability."


I understand where you're coming from but a trip to a cinema is arguably less affordable than streaming. If you can't afford a month's worth of Netflix and access a device to stream it on then a trip to the cinema would be a luxury well outside your limited means. The response of cinemas to dwindling demand has been to hike up prices, which I'm personally fine with since I'm happy to support cinemas for now. It does mean that the cinema experience is now less an accessible means of viewing movies and more a means of viewing movies as their creators intended them to be seen, at a premium.

That is the argument for cinemas now, I think. Regardless of the size of TVs, there is no way to accurately recreate the cinema experience in an ordinary home yet, either in terms of the audiovisual presentation or the communal aspect.


You're probably right. Here in NYC, which likely has the highest ticket prices in the nation, taking a family of five to the movies will cost around $65-70. And that's not including aggressively overpriced snacks.

Still, after a quick check of the Best Buy web site, "a fucking gigantic HDTV" costs anywhere from $800 to $2,500. That's outside the price range of many Americans, and "every room in this house has an HDTV with streaming capability" is beyond the budget of even middle class Americans.

Your main point is correct. I live on a fairly tight budget. and I have an HDTV (I think it's 32") and two streaming subscriptions (plus cable to watch soccer matches), and that easily fits in my budget. There's also some validity to the assertions that Americans are getting out of the habit of "going to the movies," and in some U.S. cities, including my own, movie theaters likely won't re-open until 2021. Some Summer Blockbusters have been "released" via streaming already, or will be shortly, for around $20. That's a lot cheaper than the $65-70 figure I mentioned. And if you have "a fucking gigantic HDTV" and a fucking awesome sound system, it comes pretty close to capturing the cinema experience.

While I know very little about this topic, I can only imagine how much money the studios are losing. The $20 vs. $70 savings is great for families, but it's a $50 net loss for the studios. Per family, per movie. Plus, most productions have been shut down for the last four months, and have only recently recently re-opened in some parts of the country. So the studios will go from having a glut of unreleased content to have a dearth of content.

And I agree that people miss the "movie-going experience." I know I do, especially, as you noted, the communal aspects. 






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Reply #77 on: July 24, 2020, 06:03:43 PM
Nostalgia.

Bill And Ted 3 is pretty much skipping theaters and hitting VOD in September. While all the other would be Summer blockbusters are being canned for another year or so, Bill And Ted just might prove what the industry refuses to accept: It's over.

There is a Bill and Ted 3?  Is Keanu Reeves in it?

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Reply #78 on: July 24, 2020, 06:11:40 PM
Nostalgia.

Bill And Ted 3 is pretty much skipping theaters and hitting VOD in September. While all the other would be Summer blockbusters are being canned for another year or so, Bill And Ted just might prove what the industry refuses to accept: It's over.

There is a Bill and Ted 3?  Is Keanu Reeves in it?


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Reply #79 on: July 24, 2020, 06:17:16 PM
I preferred the original Back to the Future, as I preferred the original Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. The Think McFly has me lost... ;D ;D

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Reply #80 on: August 08, 2020, 05:52:39 PM
A sequel to Dirty Dancing is in the works, to be produced by Jennifer Grey, one of the original cast. She said the sequel will hold pretty true to the original.

On another note, Ren and Stimpy will be returning to television.

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Reply #81 on: August 08, 2020, 06:06:19 PM
A sequel to Dirty Dancing is in the works, to be produced by Jennifer Grey, one of the original cast. She said the sequel will hold pretty true to the original.

On another note, Ren and Stimpy will be returning to television.

Like anybody wants to watch that without Patrick Swayze. And they rebooted Ren and Stimpy once before. It was awful.

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Reply #82 on: August 08, 2020, 10:00:38 PM
A sequel to Dirty Dancing is in the works, to be produced by Jennifer Grey, one of the original cast. She said the sequel will hold pretty true to the original.

On another note, Ren and Stimpy will be returning to television.

Like anybody wants to watch that without Patrick Swayze. And they rebooted Ren and Stimpy once before. It was awful.

I was more partial to Jennifer Grey.  8)   Now Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley in the SNL Chippendale skit...

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Reply #83 on: September 19, 2020, 03:33:36 PM
CJ wrote a movie. I know, a barely literate retard wrote something. I get it.  :D

It was set on the last day of 1989 and was about love, life changing and the end of an era. I did try to sell it and the response was I love it, but it would cost more to license the 80s music than make the movie.  :emot_laughing:

So I never did sell it, obviously. But I gave it to a friend of mine who may end up doing something with it.

There was a dance scene set to Electric Blue by Icehouse. Which is why I sing along to that song every time I hear it.  ;D

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Reply #84 on: September 19, 2020, 05:05:54 PM
Keep trying. Ot has to be better than the constant remakes.  They've run out of ideas in hollywood so it's just remake after remake after remake.  Just with new twists and better graphics.

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Reply #85 on: September 19, 2020, 09:37:57 PM
I did try to sell it and the response was I love it, but it would cost more to license the 80s music than make the movie.  :emot_laughing:

I am told the reason my favorite television series, “Ed,” never came out on Netflix or in a box set, is because there is so much music set in the soundtrack, that they have been unable to come up with a financially viable plan. So sad, because it’s a great show about a lawyer who moves back to his hometown and buys the bowling alley, where he now practices law. I loved it.



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Reply #86 on: September 19, 2020, 10:19:53 PM
 ;D

The music I wrote in:

Electric Blue - Icehouse

Should've Known Better - Richard Marx

Set the night to music - Starship

Nothing's gonna stop us now - Starship

I honestly don't think it woulda been that expensive. Oh well. Probably for the best anyway.  :D

But the joke "my" characters little sister makes about the never ending story theme song sounding like it was sung by and old black woman would definitely not get left in after it was out of my control.  :roll:

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Reply #87 on: September 20, 2020, 02:00:53 AM

The music I wrote in:

Electric Blue - Icehouse
Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
Set the night to music - Starship
Nothing's gonna stop us now - Starship



That I didn't know — that writers can suggest music for specific scenes in a screenplay.

Being an aged person, I don't recognize most of the tracks included in recent movies or TV episodes, and maybe that lessens the impact. I'm left wondering if the track was chosen for the melody or the lyrics.



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Reply #88 on: September 20, 2020, 03:00:54 AM
Most movie music is selected by a music director for movies, business management professionals, also called music supervisors. They oversee the composer and other musicians involved in creating music for a movie, and select music to create the atmosphere of a movie through the soundtrack selection.

There is a Grammy for music supervision, and now an Emmy.  No Oscar yet, but the real prize for this industry is the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.

Whether it was Sia’s “Breathe Me” on Six Feet Under, or “Zou Bisou Bisou” on Mad Men, or that infamous OC scene with Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek,” a well-placed song can amplify the emotional intensity and resonance of a moment, elevating it to fame. And while a flawless pairing of scene and soundtrack can feel perfectly serendipitous, these moments are almost always the result of someone poring through thousands of tracks and spending hours working with the show’s creative team to find exactly the right tune, to say nothing of securing permission to use it. That’s the job of the music supervisor, in a nutshell. (What a great career!  Discovering obscure music cuts all day long for a living.)

If you think it isn’t important, ask one hit wonder Smash Mouth.  The music director for Shrek picked up their song “All Star” in 2001, and it has played more or less continuously on the radio, and apps, for 20 years.
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Reply #89 on: September 20, 2020, 04:56:47 AM
If you think it isn’t important, ask one hit wonder Smash Mouth.  The music director for Shrek picked up their song “All Star” in 2001, and it has played more or less continuously on the radio, and apps, for 20 years.

No fuckin' shit! I hear it practically every time I shop at Kroger.  :roll:

The song featured in 1999's Inspector Gadget and Mystery Men, the latter of which was the basis for the song's music video. It features heavily in the 2001 movie Rat Race, in which the band performs it at a live concert, over the closing credits. It regained popularity after being featured in the 2001 DreamWorks animated movie Shrek, where it was played over the opening credits.

The mystery men music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jWHffIx5E


It's one of the most annoying songs ever.  :roll:

Makes a pretty good commie anthem.  :emot_laughing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dMIjN18uMI

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