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#1 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

I go to the movies almost every Saturday to watch a movie, seems like an interesting movie comes out every Friday. I think I spend more money on going to the theaters than I do on comics lately...

Recent movies I've seen were Prisoners and Rush, which were both great movies. Some movies I'm going to see Runner Runner, Captain Phillips, and maybe Gravity. Still not sure if Gravity will be good.

So do you go to the theaters often or just for comic book movies?

#2 Posted by MonsterStomp (17152 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't go as much as I use to. If I do, it'd mostly be for pretty big (anticipated) films like Man of Steel.

#3 Posted by gunmetalgrey (1269 posts) - - Show Bio

Whenever there's anything worth seeing in a theater, anything that's just better when you watch it with a larger screen and a larger audience. Usually, a decent action or horror flick does the trick.

#4 Edited by Tyrus (1095 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate to admit it, but The Avengers was the real turning point for me... This year I've only watched IM3, MoS, Wolverine, Kick Ass 2 (exception is Pacific Rim). I could have gone and seen Star Trek or World War Z for all I cared but I didn't because I kept anticipating the next CBM one after the other...

#5 Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

no. i go to other types of movies. i saw star trek into darkness, couple of movies made by my country (mostly dramas). i have been going recently mostly to see CBMs though due to not being anything else that worth the price of admision.

#6 Posted by The Stegman (24053 posts) - - Show Bio

If I'm interested in the film, I go.

#7 Edited by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't go as much as I use to. If I do, it'd mostly be for pretty big (anticipated) films like Man of Steel.

Do you rent movies instead?

Whenever there's anything worth seeing in a theater, anything that's just better when you watch it with a larger screen and a larger audience. Usually, a decent action or horror flick does the trick.

I think Rush is one of those movies, just the sound alone is worth it.

@tyrus said:

I hate to admit it, but The Avengers was the real turning point for me... This year I've only watched IM3, MoS, Wolverine, Kick Ass 2 (exception is Pacific Rim). I could have gone and seen Star Trek or World War Z for all I cared but I didn't because I kept anticipating the next CBM one after the other...

I haven't missed a comic book movie since Avengers too, a lot of people don't get that cbm will be different than comics, but why should that be a bad thing? IM3 wasn't great, but it was some what enjoyable, like the graphics an humor. Anyways, World War Z was pretty good action flick, it's worth renting.

#8 Edited by IrishX (2355 posts) - - Show Bio

I pretty much only go to see a film on the big screen at the Drive-In during the summer. Comic films/Kids films are usually what we would go see.

#9 Posted by RustyRoy (12053 posts) - - Show Bio

If I'm interested in the film, I go.

This, I try to never miss CBMs but I also like other movies, I'm actually very excited for Gravity, it looks stunning.

#10 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

@irishx said:

I pretty much only go to see a film on the big screen at the Drive-In during the summer. Comic films/Kids films are usually what we would go see.

My drive-in was sold to a car port business, which sucks because that place was awesome...

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@the_stegman said:

If I'm interested in the film, I go.

This, I try to never miss CBMs but I also like other movies, I'm actually very excited for Gravity, it looks stunning.

You seeing it tonight? I'm not sure if I'm gonna see it or not, it looks great, but I don't want to the film to be 2 hours of her flying around in space lol. I might see it next weekend.

#11 Edited by Saren (25631 posts) - - Show Bio

I go all the time. I wanted to check out Elysium last week, but it was booked out. So I booked a ticket for Rush, without any idea of what the movie was about or who was acting in it. It turned out to be a pretty good biopic of Niki Lauda, and I enjoyed myself. It's the sort of experience that reinforces my love for movies.

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#12 Edited by Extremis (3344 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a film buff so I love movies regardless if they're comic book based or not. But it's always a plus as I love comics as well as movies.

#13 Posted by Squalleon (4567 posts) - - Show Bio

@citizenbane: Rush was excellent. I just saw it. For me it was more intense than MOS!

#14 Posted by IrishX (2355 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: The Drive-In is certainly a dying business which really does suck. They had this thing play before the movies last year that said something like in the last 10 years the number of them has dropped from 4,000 to 400 theaters nation wide.

Maybe I'm just nostalgic but I don't like sitting in a theater with a lot of people too. We always get there as soon as they open and get that spot right up front in the middle. Back the SUV up so the kids can jump in the back and lay down if they want. Then the kids and I play frisbee and I'll usually bring a trade to read to kill time before the movie. Both the kids have birthdays during the Winter though and we have traditionally gone to see something as part of their birthday as well.

#15 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

@citizenbane: Elysuim was awesome, I didn't know until the week after that the guy from District 9 was in it lol. I went to watch Rush with not expecting much, but it turned out a pretty great movie. I didn't even know it was based on an actual evens. To be honest, I went to see it because of Chris Hemsworth, the trailer peaked my interest the most.

#16 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4710 posts) - - Show Bio

Mainly horror movies, on account of my girlfriend. She avoids comic book movies so I have to watch them while she's asleep. I'm living a lie.

#17 Posted by darkbeam (2252 posts) - - Show Bio

Only comicbook movies are some kind of nerd movie.

#18 Posted by RustyRoy (12053 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

You seeing it tonight? I'm not sure if I'm gonna see it or not, it looks great, but I don't want to the film to be 2 hours of her flying around in space lol. I might see it next weekend.

I'm going tomorrow, and I know people think that it will be only about Clooney and Sandra flying around in the space for 2 hrs but I'm sure its more than that, people thought the same about 127 Hours, and I thought that was a great movie, Gravity is also getting great reviews if that helps.

#19 Edited by Edamame (28092 posts) - - Show Bio

Not too often, unfortunately. Also, it doesn't have to be a comic book movie.

#20 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm part of a squad of folk, called "the Crew", that go to nearly every comic book midnight movie premiere. We reach numbers upwards of 25-30 (typically ten to 15). On occasion we'll see action and comedy movies at midnight, too.

#21 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Not often, but I don't go JUST for comic book movies.

#22 Posted by The Stegman (24053 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: I've seen Gravity, it's amazing, you won't be disappointed.

#23 Posted by MaccyD (4007 posts) - - Show Bio

@irishx: You're lucky, I don't even think our country has them.

As for films, I mainly only go if a group of friends is going, I'll persuade them to join me if there's a film I badly want to see (mainly CBMs).

#24 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

I rarely ever go, and if I do it's only for big movies. I just don't have the money to go to the theater every week.

#25 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Not as much as I used to no, but I've been going more frequently as of late. Prisoners was brilliant, I'm seeing Rush tonight and I can't wait to catch a glimpse of Gravity.

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#26 Edited by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the films. If there are a bunch of fun action films, I may be more willing to go. If it is just a bunch of crap, I wouldn't go.

#27 Posted by silkyballfro94 (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't always go to the movies, but when I do I try to make sure the movie doesn't suck.

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#28 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (10300 posts) - - Show Bio

If my bros would go with me Id go more often, but since they dont I only go when on a date or when its a movie i really like, ive only gone to the theater 5 times in 4 years. Recently it was for Instructions not Included cus my entire family said I should go see it, but no movie has been as good to watch as MoS, only saw it twice but thats cus I need to be able to stop and then pace a little to process the awesome of that movie,

#29 Posted by Fallschirmjager (16875 posts) - - Show Bio

I love movies. I go to the theater almost every week.

I'll see almost anything once.

#30 Posted by TDK_1997 (14724 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't go to the theater as much as I want to actually because my town doesn't have a playing theater and I have to go to our capital if I want to watch a movie and that is like 20 bucks for tickets for transportation only and 10 more for the ticket for the movie and even more money for food and all of the other stuff.That is how things are whenever my parents can't help me out and drive me to Sofia.The last movie I watched though was today and it was Don Jon.Great movie and maybe the best comedy of the year.

#31 Posted by ImmortalOne (3382 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't go to the movies exclusively for CBMs, but I don't really go to theaters much anyways... I usually just wait to get it from Redbox.

#32 Edited by HBKTimHBK (5242 posts) - - Show Bio

I go to the theatre for much more than just CBMs, and by the way, it's Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space; Gravity is going to be great.

#33 Edited by Nefarious (19844 posts) - - Show Bio

I go once in a blue moon.

#34 Edited by cameron83 (7234 posts) - - Show Bio

I only go like once a year (at most)

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#35 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24190 posts) - - Show Bio

I only go like once a year (at most)

Me too.

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#36 Posted by Squares (5798 posts) - - Show Bio

I go maybe once every two months. Movies are awesome, but they're way too expensive.

#37 Edited by muhabba (299 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care how good your home theater is, nothing can beat watching a movie on a 30ft screen. And with the new digital projectors the picture quality has improved as well.

#38 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

@ccraft said:

You seeing it tonight? I'm not sure if I'm gonna see it or not, it looks great, but I don't want to the film to be 2 hours of her flying around in space lol. I might see it next weekend.

I'm going tomorrow, and I know people think that it will be only about Clooney and Sandra flying around in the space for 2 hrs but I'm sure its more than that, people thought the same about 127 Hours, and I thought that was a great movie, Gravity is also getting great reviews if that helps.

@ccraft: I've seen Gravity, it's amazing, you won't be disappointed.

I'll definitely see it next weekend, tonight I'm going to see Runner Runner. The trailers for Gravity looks great that's for sure.

#39 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk why my thread was moved from Gen Discussion to Off Topic, but whatever... Off Topic is better and less cluttered with junk...

#40 Edited by WarBlade539 (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

Back home, I used to go often. Here, not so much.

#41 Edited by Dabee (2387 posts) - - Show Bio

My movie theater is closed because of the government shutdown. So I'm not going anytime soon. :(

#42 Posted by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't go often but when I do, I go for what is interesting to me.

#43 Posted by _Zombie_ (10416 posts) - - Show Bio

Usually CBM's. A few other movies have dragged me away from home, though.

#44 Posted by MonsterStomp (17152 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

@monsterstomp said:

I don't go as much as I use to. If I do, it'd mostly be for pretty big (anticipated) films like Man of Steel.

Do you rent movies instead?

Nope. I haven't rented a movie since I was a kid.

#45 Posted by War Killer (20152 posts) - - Show Bio

The only none CMB movies I saw this past year were Star Trek: Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, and Despicable Me 2. That being said, I usually wait for most movies to come out on DVD anyways, even some CBM.

#46 Posted by ccraft (5214 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

My movie theater is closed because of the government shutdown. So I'm not going anytime soon. :(

Hows your theater involved with the government shut down?

@ccraft said:

@monsterstomp said:

I don't go as much as I use to. If I do, it'd mostly be for pretty big (anticipated) films like Man of Steel.

Do you rent movies instead?

Nope. I haven't rented a movie since I was a kid.

I usually try to rent movies I don't see in theaters, so I don't go often anymore either. Last movie I rent was Pain and Gain.

#47 Edited by The Stegman (24053 posts) - - Show Bio

I've actually seen more (and enjoyed more) non comic movies than anything else this year. So far I've seen:

1. Iron Man 3 (1.5/5)

2. Man of Steel (4/5)

3. Star Trek (4/5)

4. This is the End (5/5)

5. Gravity (5/5)

6. Pacific Rim (3.5/5)

7. Kick Ass 2 (3/5)

8. The Wolverine (2.5/5)

9. Great Gatsby (2/5)

10. The World's End (4.5/5)

11. World War Z (3/5)

#48 Edited by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

I go whenever I want to see a movie that interests me, and many times they're not CMBs.

#49 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

Any film that I already have an emotional investment in already like most CBMs, The Hobbit, Percy Jackson etc.

#50 Posted by Bruxae (13691 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate people so I just wait until I get watch them at home.