New Jack City: 7 Deadly Movie Sins Plus Contest!

I spend a lot of time in dark auditoriums…

but don’t take that the wrong way, mostly attending preview screenings. More than half are at nighttime with recruited audiences. (Daytime screenings are usually critics only.)

And there are 7 DEADLY SINS that really irk me.

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5 Responses to New Jack City: 7 Deadly Movie Sins Plus Contest!

  1. Anonymous says:

    greg
    Jack,
    Here’s a few of my least faves;

    The bastards who get there early and take all the good seats that we never-on-time bastards never get to sit in.

    Movie trailers that are waaaay better than the movie they

  2. Anonymous says:

    jack
    Good stuff, Greg! You’re in the running. Hope some of the local theatre owners take notice.
    One favor. Would you please forward your thoughts to my e-mail address with your contact info in case you win. (jackpoessiger@yahoo.com)
    Thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m Rick James Bitch
    Jack, great piece! Other than a nightmare at the AMC at Ward Parkway where the inmates run the asylum and run off the paying customers I’ve only had to threaten 1 person to shut the fuck up during over 35 years of movie going experience. I feel blessed. I’m a back row man and don’t usually have a problem getting my favorite seat and whenever possible prefer the smaller theaters or art houses to avoid the hassles you and Greg mentioned. I prefer going early on Sunday mornings…again to avoid the annoying assholes. The early risers on Sunday seem to be folks of good cheer, with impeccable manners, and good hygene.

    My request is to either run the trailers after the Feature…so if I want to see them I’ll stay and if not I can skate. Better yet give me the option of going to a TRAILER FREE movie and charge me an extra $1.00. Time is precious these days and sitting through 15 minutes of previews is bullshit. Oh yeah, if a movie is gonna be over 3 hours how about an intermission so I can piss out the 44oz soda I bought without missing something that my wife won’t explain since she doesn’t talk during the movie.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Greg
    RJB is dead on about needing an intermission to jettison that mega soda during movies that last longer than Holy Week. I still love seeing first-runs in a theater over a DVD, though. Took the family to see Star Trek Saturday and we loved every minute of it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Good stuff. I’m not that old but I remember the days of ushers. Why should I get up, miss part of the movie, to go get someone from the staff to correct a non polite behavior. We sadly live in a society where manners are no longer prevalent. I remember the day when it was very rare for a male to use a profanity, especially around females or kids. Now you have to ask the mom to watch her tongue. And this may be sexist but it seems like its women who want to talk all through the movie. Also Jack why do the people with BIG HAIR always want to sit in front of me? I’ve been in an empty theater watching some obscure movie and one person will come and want to sit right in front of me. Amen to intermissions. You’d think they would want more so they could make more $$$$. But yes I understand that the movie companies want more showings. Here is a thought. We have 24 hr everything else why not a 24 movie theater?

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