Sunday, June 03, 2007

Mamo #85: Goin' down faster than the '95 Blue Jays

The slow death march of theatrical exhibition is chronicled once more, from the disappointing hangover of May's sequelitis to the ongoing attempts to woo us back with flash instead of substance.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys, I saw 3 films over the weekend.
Knocked Up, Waitress, and Mr. Brooks.
I absolutely love Knocked Up & Waitress.
Mr. Brooks is surprisingly decent.
Saturday I went to a 24hr. Anime marathon at the Brattle Theater. Now I'm a fan of
Azumanga Daioh! & "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya".

Ky in Boston

8:02 PM  
Blogger vasta said...

I'm not sure about that remote control thingie: way too much opportunity for abuse of power.

Speaking of giving the audience some power, have you seen this idea for pre-show entertainment?

4:55 AM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Oh my god Sameer that is fucking AWESOME!

Ky - you're the first person I've heard give Mr. Brooks a passable review. I am a closet Costner fan so I'd love for that movie to be good.

7:08 AM  
Blogger vasta said...

Hell yeah. Pre-show entertainment to the max!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous troubleshooter said...

On the few occasions where I've had other movie patrons being disruptive, I found turning around and asking them politely to be quiet a rather effective way of fixing the problem.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Uros said...

Hey guys I just realized, considering this is "a show about movies and pop culture", that you completely ignored 30th anniversary of Star Wars, which with 6 movies and expanded universe could not be more part of pop culture!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't see a new release this weekend but I went to see Knocked Up again. Ocean's12 was very weak so I have no interest in 13.

Ky in Boston

1:25 PM  
Blogger Tederick said...

Hey Uros, ironically enough my enjoyment of Pirates pretty much completely swallowed any real consideration of the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars. I think it'll be worth doing a show at some point in the next six months about where the franchise is headed because Lucas does seem to be committing almost the exact same set of errors he made back in 1984/85 after Jedi came out.

And Ky: I was a big Ocean's Twelve fan, and enjoyed Thirteen all right enough... but I guess that doesn't help you. :)

Are MP and I the only ones a bit worried that Fantastic Four is gonna be HUGE?

2:01 PM  

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