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Therapy for Life
Changing Hobbies
I've decided to change one of my hobbies. I think it's just down to me, but I really can't stand the cinema with my fellow Brummie.

I'm not sure if it actually has got any worse over the last 12 months, or whether I'm just less tolerant now, but at the moment I'm close to stopping going to any popular showing so I don't have to get close to people who might decide that they needed to repeat the dialogue to their equally infantile companions, or answer their mobile and hold a conversation during the climactic anagnorisis.

However, ignoring that as far as possible, a 20 word summary of "The Last Samurai":

Hour too long, nice swords, good battles, honour++. Tom wants an Oscar. Too many feckin bad mannered Brummie twats.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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quondam From: quondam Date: January 18th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice photo. Brings out your geeky side.

oldnick From: oldnick Date: January 19th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
It's as bad in COventry, although yesterday afternoon (Runaway Jury - quite fun, implausible in places) the cinema staff did eventually appear, and remove one group of young idiots.
xullrae From: xullrae Date: January 19th, 2004 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
And it's not just cinema - I went to the theatre in London before Christmas and a group of (well dressed middle class middle-aged) women kept talking and laughing the whole way through, despite everyone round them asking them to shut up.

I shouted at them afterwards. It was too late to do any good but I felt a lot better :-)
nortysarah From: nortysarah Date: January 19th, 2004 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I went to the cinema twice while I was living up there. The first time was pretty bad - people chatting and on phones. The second time was appalling - the cinema was nearly empty and there were 2 couples shagging in the back row. I didn't stay long...
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: January 19th, 2004 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't like Tom Cruise, so am unlikely to see it, but how does it compare to Clavell's Shogun?

Cinema not much better here unless you go first thing during the week, remember me mentioning the laser pointer during RotK?
ant_girl From: ant_girl Date: January 19th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, what a nice icon. :-p

Actually, it is kind of ... sweet.

Tom wants an Oscar

But does he deserve one?
load_of_flannel From: load_of_flannel Date: January 19th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
All cinemas now like that so no big screen for me anymore have to go to the provinces or arthouse to find quiet. Simple answer, every time demand money back. Not spare ticklets but the money. Eventually they'll start to throw twats out.

What really bugs me is I couldnt have afforded the cinema often on my pocket mopney as a kid and when I did pay I certasinly wouldnt talk through something i just paid for. I suspect this is the reason I havent seen the third LOTR movie yet.
bacony From: bacony Date: January 19th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Not all cinemas...

One of our under-advertised town centre cinemas has almost no-one but us in there. Since we inevitably go there in huge groups, we can always intimidate any couples or loud children into behaving. Besides, cinema screens are really big. Oliphaunts are just not as exiting on the small screen.
captainweasel From: captainweasel Date: January 19th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
many cinema-goers are loud idiots and deserve to be punished.
12a rated films are the worst i feel, as they allow crowds of crazed children to race around shouting.
From: ex_harryh579 Date: January 19th, 2004 05:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom wants to appear in a film with people of his own height.
purplewizard From: purplewizard Date: January 20th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm - maybe time for me to start borrowing the school projector system and creating my own home cinema! :-)

Mind you I haven't really got a wall big enough. I must say though that the projector I recently got installed in our main hall gets a thrashing though - before Christmas they had a couple of hundred pupils in there watching Terminator 3 and it was just as good as the local cinema in terms of screen size / quality / speakers. Hmm - but I guess having comfy chairs would be nicer than our school plastic ones...
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