Comments: I'm beginning to detest seeing movies in the theatre

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I really don't know but I thought the bald headed old man who gets roughed up by the joker during the fund raiser, looked like he was modeled on Sen. Patrick Leahy. Come to think of it, he even sounded like him....

Posted by kavips at July 18, 2008 10:28 PM

I never go to the movies anymore. I can buy the dvd for about the price of two tickets and watch it as many times as I want. I'll take Orville Redenbocker over movie theater popcorn any day.

Posted by Joe at July 19, 2008 06:03 AM

Went to see TDK this morning with my brother, and this will be the time I check out these flicks from now on. Similarly-aged people, not too crowded, and not one annoying person to speak of.

Any insight to "The Watchmen", Hube? Looks like it could be solid.

Posted by Tone at July 19, 2008 04:13 PM

kavips -- you win!! That was indeed Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy ... the actual man. (I stayed for the credits and he was there. It's also listed on the IMDB credits.) Nice work!


Tone: Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I'll be catching flicks at that time period from now on!

I think "Watchmen" looks awesome at first glance. However, they're gonna have to make the film at least 2 and half hours to do the story any justice, IMO!

Posted by Hube at July 19, 2008 04:56 PM

I work a 4 day work week and see all of my movies on Monday afternoons. Less People. Agree with the Watchman movie, I'll watch it, but I still think it's pretty unfilmable

Posted by Mark at July 20, 2008 07:07 AM

We saw it twice, but had no problems with the audience. And the Watchmen is many years after I stopped paying attention. I don't have a clue what it's supposed to be.

Posted by rightwingprof at July 21, 2008 06:30 AM

I saw DK last night with a buddy and I was telling him that I think Watchmen will bomb. I'm only vaguely aware of the plot and that's with having some huge comic book fans as friends. I would bet enough people aren't aware of it that they don't care. It doesn't have the built-in audience, in my opinion, of a Spiderman or a Batman, or even a Fantastic Four, and given its apparent budget, it is my bet it won't pay off.

Posted by Paul Smith at July 21, 2008 09:57 AM

Paul: I think you may be right. I was dazzled by the [Watchmen] trailer's effects, but the story IS quite complex and a movie adaptation would have to be perfect in order to do it any justice.

One thing I noted: There was a scene in the trailer where Dr. Manhattan (the glowing blue guy) was walking through the jungle zapping soldiers. This scene comprised a total of ONE panel in the whole twelve issues of Watchmen. (It showed how the US was victorious in Vietnam b/c it loosed Manhattan against the Viet Cong and NVA.)

Posted by Hube at July 21, 2008 10:56 AM

Are you sure she was wearing a Bluetooth and wasn't really a Borg? (Albeit with a blue LED rather than red?)

Posted by soccer dad at July 21, 2008 11:45 AM

Hube, to support your point about the complexity of the Watchmen plot, when my friends' wife asked him what it was about, he looked at her, paused and just said "It's complicated."

Posted by Paul Smith at July 22, 2008 09:23 AM