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22 February 2010 @ 10:44 am
Can you please shut up?  

Okay, I cannot be alone on this. I was at Shutter Island on Friday and remembered why it is that I do not go to shows on opening night.

We're sitting in the theater and this couple sits behind us. They were talking up through the beginning of the movie until my husband asked them to be quiet. The guy was quiet, but his girlfriend would NOT shut up. Seriously, she was sitting there the whole time going, "What should I text to her? What should I text? Oh, what happened there? Is he going to die? What happened?" She would not stop.

I don't think it would be too much to ask to have an usher stand in each movie like people do at things like plays and ballet and that. I swear, those people get off on kicking people out if they don't stop talking. I had a guy kick out someone once because it was beyond terrible and he was just loving it. It would be very helpful and it would create jobs. Win, win. Plus, I can't be alone in feeling that they don't want to go to opening night because of people that won't be quiet. This is what is causing me to actually purchase an entire suite at the theater that allows this to see Eclipse on opening day. I always go to the Twilight movies on opening day at like, 10 am because all the fangirls are at school, but in the middle of June, it will be awful if I go in the actual theater.

And this girl was like, 21. I'd like to go to the theater where the adults go now. Which is why I tend to go to the Lagoon, which is one of Minneapolis' theaters that show idependent and foreign stuff. Idiots don't tend to go to shows at that place.

Oh, and best part of Shutter Island? Ted Levigne. I so wanted to yell, "It rubs the lotion on it's skin!" That guy got SO screwed out of an Oscar when Silence of the Lambs took over the Oscars.

I feel: soresore
I'm listening to: KQ Morning Show Podcast
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Lady Manson: Buffy - chosenladymanson on February 22nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
The movie was not what I expected. I have to say that the imagery was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and the acting and all the mechanics of it were spot on. It just seemed very drawn out to me. I feel like it could have been summed up much faster. I also feel that the trailers really portrayed it as something it wasn't. The trailers gave it more of a scary feel. I didn't get that. It's all very psychological. Leo was a former WW2 militant though and I am REALLY big into anything regarding WW2 and the Holocaust (that sounds awful, but I am), so that was a plus for me. It didn't help when the chick behind me was laughing during the Dachau scenes. She's lucky I didn't turn around and hit her. I don't like when people laugh during stuff like that because although it's a fictional film, that did actually happen. The way she was acting though, she probably didn't even KNOW it really happened.

So depending on what you are expecting, it's a tough call. Don't buy into all the major hype. That's what ruined it for me. I hate going into movies with HUGE expectations. That never helps me. But again, the imagery is just goregeous. I can't express that enough. However, after watching The Departed and loving it to no end, this Scorsese/Dicaprio follow up was really disheartening.
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CrystalSC: ats - vamp angelcrystalsc on February 22nd, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
this is EXACTLY why I don't go to the theater anymore. I've lost the ability to tune people out (which I was never good at to begin with).

I would've told her to shut up. If she didn't then I would have gone and gotten an usher.

I wait now for all movies to be out a long while before I'll go and even then, I tend to go to the latest showing possible so that hopefully the crowd will be smaller.

I LOVE that icon. Must snag!
Lady Manson: Buffy - fuck offladymanson on February 22nd, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Ha, I'm glad someone liked that icon. It's one of my favs, but I use it rarely as I don't like to offend people with the cursing. Since you're cool with it though, I'll use my other Buffy cursing icon, lol. :)

It's sad because my husband and I do our 'date nights' at movies cuz we're such movie buffs. It's kind of ridiculous cuz we could watch them in excellent resolution on our big TV, but we love the whole feel of it.

We usually tend to go to the movies on Sunday evenings because no one is there, but I kind of thought the adults were going to be at this showing...
Amber Freshevilfuckinbitch on February 22nd, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
omg honey. jeez you're tellin me. except me and my friends are complete assholes and we kick the chairs of the people in front of us if they won't shut up after we've asked nicely.

also in our movie theaters, there are always ushers and sometimes even a cop if there are rowdy kids in there. I avoid the teenage theater at all costs, and I even leaned over and yelled at two friends of mine during New Moon. One wouldn't stop texting and one wouldn't shut the fuck up. I'm like you girls are in your mid-twenties and don't know how to act during a movie??? Come on. I was embarrassed to be there with them to be honest.
Lady Manson: Buffy - hyper dawnladymanson on February 22nd, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, we always get these people BEHIND us, so kicking is out of the question, lol.

I know a guy who once started saying everything this girl in front of him was texting during a movie because he was with his daughter and she couldn't enjoy the movie. So he just leaned over the chick's shoulder and said EVERYTHING she texted. So awesome.
Jean: Actor: Jared: Hugs JDMcontrary_lady on February 22nd, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I so loathe it when people talk through a movie! I always want to turn around & demand that they pay me the money I laid out for the ticket.
Kerri: Dean - sunglasseskaczurda on February 22nd, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I so know what you mean. I find that scary movies or thrillers are the worst with people talking-wise.I think it's because they talk since they are scared or something. When I went to go see The Lovely Bones these 4 idiots were sitting behind my friends and I pissing me off so much I eventually told them to shut up.

Seriously, if you can't control yourself in a movie theater, don't go and ruin other people's viewing.

How did you like the movie? I would really like to see it..