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Old 06-20-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Date Movie. After listening to/watching the cat sh*t in the toilet for about 20 minutes, that was enough.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I haven't done it in decades. My criteria for seeing a movie has definitely seen a refinement and most times I rely on who is directing as I don't read past the first couple sentences if I read the review at all. There are many directors who I will see their new movie at the theater, if it is playing that is. Here's a list that is not all inclusive, but you get the idea.

Kelly Reichardt
Jim Jarmusch
Kore-eda Hirokazu
Richard Linklater
Park Chan-wook
Aki Kaurismäki
Jeff Nichols
Todd Solondz
David Zellner
Roy Andersson
Michael Haneke
Gus Van Sant
Jia Zhangke
Wes Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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I've walked out of two movies, but the funny part was, they were classic French movies, one Godard and one Bresson, and since I have a serious interest in movies, I had to go back and sit through them years later.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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We almost walked out on one today - Wonder Woman - but I was sure it HAD to get better eventually. I was wrong. The only thing that kept us in there was that it was too early to go to dinner, even for the early bird specials.


I can't decide whether it was meant to be serious....fail. Campy.....fail. Funny....fail.


Luckily it was Cheap Old Farts Day at the Movies, but that's $12 and two hours we'll never get back again.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I've walked out of two movies, but the funny part was, they were classic French movies, one Godard and one Bresson,...
I understand the Godard, but Robert Bresson? What film was it? I think I've seen only 8 out of his 13 (feature) films anyway.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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We almost walked out on one today - Wonder Woman - but I was sure it HAD to get better eventually. I was wrong. The only thing that kept us in there was that it was too early to go to dinner, even for the early bird specials.
What made you buy a ticket? If you bought two tickets, then the picture becomes clearer.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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What made you buy a ticket? If you bought two tickets, then the picture becomes clearer.
I'm not sure buying TEN tickets would have made that movie any clearer....
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I'm not sure buying TEN tickets would have made that movie any clearer....
If you bought two then maybe someone else made the decision for you. I don't understand why you went.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:27 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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My husband and I walked out of The Good Shepherd. OMG, I was so bored I could hardly stand it, plus I was sitting there thinking, "I don't like anyone in this movie and I don't care what happens to any of them."

Suddenly, the film stopped - some sort of technical difficulty - and the lights came on and a voice said, "Sorry - give us 30 seconds and the movie will be back on." I looked over at my husband and he looked over at me and he said, "You wanna split this scene?" and I said, "HECK YES. Let's get outta here!"

When we stood up to leave, someone actually called out, "Don't you want to see the ending?" and we laughed and I said, "Nope. Life is too short to waste it on drivel like this!"

Funny thing was, about a year later we were at a Christmas party and a couple there kept saying, "I think I know you guys" but they didn't look familiar to us. Suddenly the wife said, "Wait - did you guys walk out of a movie about a year ago?" and we both busted out laughing and said, "We sure did! The Good Shepherd!"
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Concord NC
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I almost walked out of Mr. Mike's Mondo Video... but "this just has to get better, right?"
It didn't.
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