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7 Reasons Nobody Went to the Movies
on a Summer Holiday Weekend

Time, by Richard Corliss

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Posted By:Up2Here, 7/8/2014 1:46:42 PM

The Independence Day weekend, usually one of the year´s biggest, fizzled drastically this time. Here´s what to blame — and it wasn´t the World Cup or Hurricane Arthur What if they gave a July 4th party and nobody came? That’s what Hollywood is wondering in the wake of an Independence Day weekend that had moviegoers expressing their Declaration of Indifference — by boycotting the multiplexes.

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This should be fun. What are your reasons for not paying to see the silver screen?

Personally, I enjoy going to the local dollar theater. Each dollar ticket is a small vote telling Hollywood that this is all your movie is worth.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ronbet, 7/8/2014 1:50:32 PM     (No. 9915409)

How about a dose of the truth: the movies were awful, and that´s being kind!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/8/2014 1:52:08 PM     (No. 9915411)

People went to see Dinesh DeSouza´s movie.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 7/8/2014 1:52:41 PM     (No. 9915412)

You can see all the anti-American drivel you can stomach free from DC, why pay their farm team in H´weird for it?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 7/8/2014 2:09:38 PM     (No. 9915438)

I saw America and loved it. Saw Edge of Tomorrow and liked. Got sucked into the cancer teen, it was ok. Loved Maleficent. I dunno I did my part lol


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Reply 5 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/8/2014 2:15:57 PM     (No. 9915450)

We WILL go see AMERICA but that´s it. Hollywood can make their own way........I said it before.......Not ONE THIN DIME from me. IF I did want to see anything...I´ll get it from REDBOX when it comes out for a buck.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/8/2014 2:16:29 PM     (No. 9915452)

Saw "Jersey Boys" on Saturday. It was good.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: gagolfer, 7/8/2014 2:23:15 PM     (No. 9915466)

We also saw "Jersey Boys"- lots of fun, sang along with Frankie Valli, and the movie was true to the rise and fall of the Four Seasons. The stars were from the Broadway smash hit and were terrific.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 7/8/2014 2:23:21 PM     (No. 9915467)

Edge of Tomorrow was pretty good, and that´s saying something because I don´t like Tom Cruise. Other than that one movie, nothing currently out there is worth my time and $20.00.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 7/8/2014 2:29:08 PM     (No. 9915476)

For all Corliss´s things to blame, he missed the biggest one, at least for me: Blame liberal Hollywood, which is out of touch with the average American. I don´t want to support those idiots.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rael, 7/8/2014 2:29:50 PM     (No. 9915479)

Because the movies are over priced and suck. That´s why.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/8/2014 2:34:37 PM     (No. 9915487)

I don´t voluntarily give my money to anyone who hates America and actively works to destroy her.

Sadly, that describes most of the power players in Hollyweird these days.

So I don´t go to movies. Works for me...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/8/2014 2:41:22 PM     (No. 9915494)

Not one of the films mentioned in the article seems even vaguely interesting to me. Perhaps I am not the only once who is tired of paying top dollar for second-rate movies...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/8/2014 3:03:30 PM     (No. 9915516)

Me and the little girl saw "Maleficient" and it was great. Jolie owned that role.
I am no great fan of movies, but I do so love my little girl.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: trapper, 7/8/2014 3:05:31 PM     (No. 9915517)

Let´s see. Tired of seeing Tom Cruise playing action parts he is 20 years too old for. Melissa McWhatver? Like he said, crude and vulgar only work when played off a character you actually like. Transformers? Again? (yawn) An ET knockoff? Seriously Were all the Hollywood writers raptured up, leaving no one to come up with something new? How about a compelling story about sympathetic characters we can relate to, with no political or culture preaching (meaning no men kissing), with an ending that leaves you feeling hopeful and uplifted on the way home, maybe even inspired. And no, that doesn´t mean "Rocky XVI."

But in all fairness, Hollywood has only been at this movie business for a couple years. They´ll get it eventually.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: pinger, 7/8/2014 3:06:06 PM     (No. 9915519)

And blame me and people like me...who hopefully are a growing legion. Since Hollywood decided to expand their exposure from simply making movies...to becoming political---from both an industry and personal actor standpoint---(a politic that I firmly oppose), theaters haven´t for years nor will they ever get a penny of my money. I have far better ways to spend my time and money than in their worthless fantasy world.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/8/2014 3:06:52 PM     (No. 9915523)

Several factors could account for this. I don´t go out to movie theaters anymore. I am an old coot and it´s a hassle....all those promos and way too loud. It must be too loud because I damaged my hearing over the years with a variety of firearms and it still blows me out of my seat.

I also don´t think people have much fun money these days and movies have gotten expensive.

Then there is Netflix and other streaming video. Very convenient with the bathroom and refrigerator a few steps away.

Finally, they have alienated a large portion of their audience with their relentless left-wing and anti-American bias. If I want to get preached to I can go to church.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 7/8/2014 3:09:23 PM     (No. 9915525)

Seeing the commercials for "Tammy", my main concern was that it would rip on average Americans, like the most ignorant people in the country live somewhere (everywhere, in their minds) between NY and LA. Not gonna pay to be insulted by a bunch of dropouts.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JLoophole, 7/8/2014 3:17:02 PM     (No. 9915534)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: rarebear, 7/8/2014 3:17:17 PM     (No. 9915536)

American movie-making is dead. They´ve alienated most of the population with their sanctimonious progressivism with heaping portions of propaganda so thin that only the low-fo are capable of swallowing such gruel. There are no fresh ideas. The art of making movies is fast becoming a lost art. With the exception of Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and the Cohen brothers, no one is capable of writing a screenplay with a human center.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JLoophole, 7/8/2014 3:18:11 PM     (No. 9915538)

Absolutely perfect weather all weekend...no way would we choose to be indoors.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Gram77, 7/8/2014 3:23:30 PM     (No. 9915542)

I might go it they stopped making comic book movies, but even then only to the dollar movies. Even senior citizen tickets cost too much!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/8/2014 3:25:13 PM     (No. 9915545)

Next month - I´m celebrating the 11th anniversary of the last time I went to the movies. Before 2003 - last movie I saw was ET - must have been sometime in the 1980s.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/8/2014 3:41:26 PM     (No. 9915561)

- Far less than half of their new movies are deserving of something better than my flatscreen and sound system. For few big screen movies we go out to view, we wait the couple months and see them at half price or less.

- This Time article´s snark not withstanding, we did support Dinesh on Sunday which was a timely and special movie experience, and a wonderful group experience among us like minded strangers viewing that fine movie.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ironchefw, 7/8/2014 3:46:13 PM     (No. 9915568)

I guess hollywood needs some bigger tax breaks because the stupid unwashed masses do not know "art" when they see it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Blizzard, 7/8/2014 3:46:23 PM     (No. 9915570)

Oh I watched movies alright. I found a free online streaming site. That was after sitting out in the sun for 4+ hrs both Friday & Saturday watching my son play in a wood bat baseball tournament.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/8/2014 4:05:49 PM     (No. 9915608)

Going to the movies used to be a special treat, and a great value. The theaters were huge, and the screens enormous. You watched movies with plots that transported you away from your humdrum life to a world unimagined.

These days, many movies have become platforms to paint the USA in an ugly light, which ultimately affects how we´re perceived when they´re released overseas, fueling the Islamic hate. The villains are portrayed heroically and the heroes are often severely flawed people. The distinction between good and evil is often blurred, and your senses are assaulted with imagery that chips away at your humanity. Sexuality is displayed as nothing but raw response to desire without regard for any consequences to individuals or society.

When I was young, I loved going to the movies. Now that I´m older I´m thankful to have TCM available to reminisce when a good script and excellent acting was enough to keep you mesmerized. These days gore, explosions and deviant sex themes have become the norm. Yes good movies are still being made, but I´m in no hurry to see them, provided none of a very long list of leftists are involved in their production.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 7/8/2014 4:20:16 PM     (No. 9915631)

Everything that liberals have a hand in ultimately results in failure. We are seeing the death of the hollywood movie business and all I have to say is "good riddance." If they didn´t charge so much for their garbage they wouldn´t have been able to sustain the 15% hit this year. Just wait and see how bad 2015 is going to be thanks to the kenyan idiot they all supported with their huge parties and donations.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/8/2014 4:59:35 PM     (No. 9915691)

Bring back 35mm film prints. They provided a far superior image compared th digital projection. I will not pay big buck for an inferior presentation, let alone all the inferior films being released.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/8/2014 6:34:47 PM     (No. 9915812)

Many of us don´t choose to treat our eyes and ears like garbage receptacles. Therefore, 95% of popular American TV and movies are off limits with our family. I think Hollywood is getting it. I also think Hollywood is slowly dying and will never regain the luster if it´s glory days. It´s too political now.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/8/2014 6:43:04 PM     (No. 9915822)

#16, you are the post of the day. Let´s see, last time I went to the movies was to see Gran Torino and previous to that one was The Hunt for Red October. Excellent movies both. I don´t go to see the bashing of America, monsters that want to kill the world, sex scenes that have nothing to do with the script, and the Title IX of the super $@^&*%% that can do everything better than the man. I can´t wait for Hollywood to go bankrupt. TCM is a good alternative and a lot cheaper.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/8/2014 6:44:43 PM     (No. 9915825)

My sister read off the descriptions of what was on. They all sounded awful, about subjects no one but a crazy person would think of.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: QRP, 7/8/2014 6:51:45 PM     (No. 9915833)

They´ll be on TV real soon and the popcorn is a lot more reasonably priced.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/9/2014 7:31:39 AM     (No. 9916302)

Remember when you could watch a movie without hearing the F word or the S word? I can hear those for free on any street so why pay outrageous ticket prices and triple costs at the concession stand?

The only movie I´ve seen after a 40 year self imposed boycott was when my Grandkids came to visit a couple of years ago and took them to see the animated Cars 2. None since.

Sorry Hollywood, the majority of you are all losers and don´t have the intelligence to see it. (Apologies to Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood and Gary Sinese).


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On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

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New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush

Rice Bolts During Intense Press
Questioning Over Obama´s Syrian
Air Strikes

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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:22:52 PM     Post Reply
(Video)Friday during the White House press briefing, National Security Advisor Susan Rice abruptly left in the middle of a question after confusing reporters with her announcement President Barack Obama was going ahead with air strikes in Syria. When reporters began to grill Rice about whether the president had already given the authorization to the militarily to bomb in Syria, Rice kept repeating they would not be releasing information on the timing of those air strikes. Reporters continued to push with several trying to explain their question is if the president has already given authorization. Laughing uncomfortably Rice exited the room


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