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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #109 on: August 27, 2017, 03:03:10 PM »


Baby Driver

Decent flick.  The opening chase scene is the best of the movie.  It has some goofy parts.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #108 on: July 04, 2017, 08:32:19 PM »


Wonder Woman
In line with the other DC movies, that being a near miss.

Mummy
Not much to see here.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #107 on: December 21, 2016, 10:03:34 AM »


The Accountant

I thought this was very solid.  Reminded me a bit of Denzel's Equalizer.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2016, 05:49:45 PM »


Independence Day:  Resurgence

A bit convoluted but well paced and watchable.  Set things up for ID6.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2016, 08:43:56 PM »


X-Men Apocalypse

Good fast-paced movie.  Brings in a lot of elements, so keep your eyes open.  Also has a post-credits scene.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #104 on: October 25, 2015, 05:42:40 PM »


Cooties

A quintessential horror-comedy.

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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #103 on: October 11, 2015, 07:16:15 AM »


The Visit

On par with M. Night's recent movies.  More of a suspense than a horror.  Similar to some of his other movies, the main characters get a chance to correct a past mistake.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2015, 07:51:25 PM »


Mission Impossible:  Rogue Nation

Not as good as Ghost Protocol but entertaining.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2015, 10:07:42 AM »


Trainwreck

It's a chick flick with some good one liners and they threw in a bunch of sports related stuff.

I saw it with my wife around the time it came out.  There are definitely some funny spots, but it's also a little uncomfortable to watch at times.  A decent first film for Amy Schumer, IMHO.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #100 on: September 07, 2015, 07:24:38 PM »


Trainwreck

It's a chick flick with some good one liners and they threw in a bunch of sports related stuff.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #99 on: August 17, 2015, 05:59:48 AM »


The Gift

Psychological thriller written, directed by and starring former Star Wars'er Joel Edgerton.  Real solid film that doesn't end up where you expect it to.
 
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #98 on: August 10, 2015, 04:54:12 PM »

I can't bring myself to see Pixels.  Peter Dinklage is amazing as Tyrion on Game of Thrones.  Without a doubt he has one of the best roles on television and he has made a character with some very significant flaws one of the most beloved on television.  But Pixels?  I just can't do Adam Sandler movies anymore, and his association with this movie helps make it very easy for me to avoid this movie.

I'm semi-interested in seeing The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to see what director Guy Ritchie does with the material.  Truth be told, I had never seen the Robert Vaughan television series, even in re-runs.  But there are some interesting actors attached to the project, and I think Guy Ritchie did a great job with his two Sherlock Holmes films, so this might be worth checking out.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #97 on: August 10, 2015, 03:47:36 PM »

Saw Pixels with Ant Man last week, I liked Pixels more. It was fun stupid entertaining enough.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #96 on: July 26, 2015, 11:26:20 AM »

They did this at the AMC Marlton about 2 years ago (not without MAKING THE NEWS); The new seating is very comfortable; but with that comes fewer seats in a theater, coupled with assigned seats makes it pretty tough to get tickets on short notice.  We're a family of 6, so if we decide to take the kids to a movie on a Saturday or Sunday, then we need to buy the tickets by Tuesday or Wednesday just so we can get decent seats together.  I remember when I was younger it was nice to just show up at a certain time at the multiplex on a Friday night and just see what was playing at that time, spontaneity of seeing a flick is gone now.

The drink dispenser is great, I was ecstatic to see Mello Yello Zero  :o

Regal Cinemas are going this route too.  The new Moorestown multiplex has similar seating and assignments; though not as comfortable.
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Re: NJSWCC At The Movies
« Reply #95 on: July 25, 2015, 08:44:07 PM »

Not a movie specific post, but definitely something interesting.

One of the local AMC Theaters near me is in the midst of a major renovation.  Specifically, it's the AMC theater at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY (right across the border from NJ).  How major?  The main entrance area has already had some significant updates and has some of these new soda machines that let you customize your own drinks.

And then there's the seating.  WOW!  I went to see Trainwreck with my wife last week.  Funny movie, but as it's name leads you to believe, there are plenty of cringe inducing scenes.  Be that as it may, all of the seating was assigned.  That led me to wonder if this was actually an IMAX showing of the movie (kind of strange for comedy, right?), since IMAX showings tend to feature assigned seating.  And the seats themselves?  They were all electronically controlled, leather upholstered recliners.  If you go to the movie a little tired and get comfortable in that recliner, odds are that you may actually get so comfortable that you could fall asleep.

The only place where I'd had this comfortable of a viewing experience was at a theater chain in Florida.  Again, the seating was all assigned.  And it was geared towards couples with seats that were like a theater loveseat/couch.  The one thing that theater in Florida had going for it was waiter service for drinks and snacks.  But that's Florida and not here, and it was a long time ago.

And then there's price.  OMG.  The price for a single ticket to an IMAX/3D showing at a regular theater has increased substantially.  And it's leading to a sense of sticker shock at the box office.  Sure, the grosses that big summer movies have been reporting are impressive.  But does anyone think that those numbers directly correlate to the high price of a ticket now?

Anyhow, has anyone else seen an uptick in the quality of the theater going experience?  And what are your thoughts on the ticket price issue?  It also seems worth discussing whether or not a theater can really compete with the sense of comfort people get from watching a movie in their own home, too.
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