ive got the premium package (at a reduced rate for a year) so i get every movie channel and i am just astounded at the paucity of selection and the repetition. im sure the networks will blame the studios for the rates they charge to air the back catalog but its immensely frustrating to have 50 movie channels with nothing worth watching that hasnt run 100 times before in the prior six months. if neflix streamings selection is any guide, i assume the studios will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into a full catalog streaming future at a reasonable fixed rate.

- dave 3-25-2012 3:38 am

you stay classy, movie business!

Writing for Screen Trade Magazine Joe Paletta, CEO of Spotlight Theaters, announces that cinemas will begin to eliminate the premium charges on 3D movies and raise the prices of 2D movies to make up the difference. This gives me the rage. 3D movies give me a headache and eye-strain, and I actively avoid them. I hate the idea that I'd be charged a premium on the few 2D movies I can find in order to subsidize 3D screenings.

As Roger Ebert put it, "Oh, no! In a move to recoup their unwise investment in 3D, theaters discuss, and I quote, 'patrons will have a single price for both 2D and 3D films. 2D prices will increase and 3D prices will decrease.' In other words, punishing those who dislike 3D."

Among the bigger changes will probably see the 3D-upcharge disappear. 3D charges will help increase the overall ticket-price but, as an industry, I think we’ll see a blend begin to emerge in 2012, where patrons will have a single price for both 2D and 3D films. 2D prices will increase and 3D prices will decrease.

- dave 3-25-2012 4:39 am [add a comment]

I guess peer to peer file-sharing is the future of movie distribution.
- steve 3-25-2012 2:47 pm [add a comment]

I've had non-obscure titles sit in my DVR's "autorecord" queue for more than two years before getting a hit. That's a long time to wait.
- mark 3-25-2012 2:56 pm [add a comment]

I joined Rev0lut1on and K4R4G4G4 this morning.
- steve 3-25-2012 5:19 pm [add a comment]

how do you join revolution? did you irc?
- dave 3-25-2012 5:25 pm [add a comment]

I don't know, my brother in law hooked me up. Using vuze and vlc player
- steve 3-25-2012 5:27 pm [add a comment]

invite then. what is it? all sorts or just movies? p@ss the popc0rn is really good for movies but i let my account lapse and cant get back in. some of these sites organizers are a bit techy. i have a pretty good one for tv if you want.
- dave 3-25-2012 5:40 pm [add a comment]

All sorts - movie, tv, music, games, apps. Using his account, no invite, otherwise I'd hook you up. "joined" was misleading. I think this will be good enough for tv for me for now, will let you know if I need more, thanks.
- steve 3-25-2012 6:01 pm [add a comment]

Surprised that madmen five isn't up yet. Saw season four before it began airing.
- steve 3-25-2012 6:02 pm [add a comment]

I can ask brother-in-law to invite you.
- steve 3-25-2012 6:03 pm [add a comment]

im just shy of a good new release movie site. i suppose that one is worth a look if he has invites to spare but im sort of more inclined to find one dedicated to movies.
- dave 3-25-2012 6:09 pm [add a comment]

Dave, if you aren't on the revolution thing yet send me your email and I can send you an invite. Turns out I didn't need my brother in law to do this.
- steve 5-19-2012 4:56 pm [add a comment]

- dave 5-19-2012 7:38 pm [add a comment]

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