Once upon a time I used to write movie reviews for The Gazette. And then they disappeared without an explanation as to where they went.
The simple version is I don’t have enough time in a week to see a film at the movie theater and then spend an hour or so writing a review.
The more complicated version says lack of time is a big factor, but the quality of films when compared to the prices of tickets and other movie theater amenities made the effort something I no longer wanted to do. In other words, I’ve pretty much stopped going to the theater.
Since August of last year, I’ve only seen two films – “The Avengers” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” – at the cinema. A big fan of comic book movies, they were both must sees, especially since my 7-year-old is also a big fan of such films. Shelling out nearly $15 for two tickets and then another $15 or so for popcorn and soda at each movie was well worth the price, and even more so since we both loved what we saw.
But $30 for “Men in Black 3,” “John Carter” and “Red Tails” doesn’t seem right. Add in the rude movie theater goers who play with their cellphones, talk loudly or eat popcorn like pigs during the film and one is left with a “wait until home video” attitude.