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Thread: Why Movies Cost So Much

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    Just a few reasons below:

    Johnny Depp - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - $18 million
    Tom Hanks - DaVinci Code - $18 million
    Mel Gibson - We Were Soldiers - $25 million
    Robin Williams - Jumanji - $15 million
    Will Smith - Men in Black II - $20 million
    Kevin Costner - Dragonfly - $15 million
    Harrision Ford - What Lies Beneath - $ 20 million

    Are they really worth THAT much???

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    It is mind boggling isn't it???

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    Amazing isn't and so much trash coming from Hollywood these days :roll:

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    I don't go to the movies any more. Just too expensive! Rather just stay home!

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    Yep.....if you had to pay the number of people they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Amazing isn't and so much trash coming from Hollywood these days :roll:
    You're right there. In the last few years there have been about 5 or 6 that I wanted to see. I actually went to two.

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    I haven't been to a movie theatre for years and don't have any intentions of ever going lol. I will wait for the dvd and rent it and watch it in the comfort of my own home. By that time I will know if it's a bommer or not.

    No wonder the people in hollywood are idiots. Too much money and they think they are Gods most of the time....

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    We're supposed to go to the movies tomorrow night. To a double feature at the DRIVE-IN. Yes, I said Drive-In. For all you youngsters out there that don't know what that is, it's an open air movie theater. You sit in your car to watch the show. It's only $6.00 a person. We're going early, having a picnic, then watching the movies--Toy Story 3 and Marmaduke. Okay so it's not grown up stuff but most of the grown up stuff is too old for me. LOL I don't like sex, swearing, nakedness, etc. thrown at my eyeballs.

    Most of the time we wait until they come out on DVD. This will be the first movie I've seen in years without being in a nightgown.

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    Well I am guilty of going to the movies! I also buy them and rent them.....good enjoyment ...most of the time.

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    Haven't been in over 3yrs. Then went to a matinee $4.00.
    I like to rent movies from the library.[FREE]
    There are some that I'm glad I didn't pay to see. lol lol
    It is another release for me like quilting. The stress we are under with our jobs and no jobs, ins. and no ins. and etc. I need to laugh and and stroke out.

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    Hadn't been to a movie in years but HAD to see Avatar and Shutter Island -- Avatar was worth every penny I spent but not sure about the other one :lol: :lol:

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    We just watched the old movie "Twelve Angry Men" last night. All three of my teens were totally engrossed as the story unfolded, and one of them was amazed at the total lack of special effects.

    It was even in black-and-white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Just a few reasons below:

    Mel Gibson - We Were Soldiers - $25 million

    Are they really worth THAT much???
    He might be! :lol:

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    I wait til they come out on DVD now and rent them....once in a while we go to the outdoor too, but I usually just fall asleep, its so LATE!

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    I'm a big RedBox fan. I'll wait a bit and spend $1 for a movie. Unless it's something that has to be seen at the theater. Like Avatar etc. to get the special effects.

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    I wait til they come out on redbox and rent them.

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    not to me. i haven't been to see a movie in years and years. and don't rent DVD's very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    We just watched the old movie "Twelve Angry Men" last night. All three of my teens were totally engrossed as the story unfolded, and one of them was amazed at the total lack of special effects.

    It was even in black-and-white!
    I saw Twelve Angry Men for the first time in 2008. When it was over, I turned to Jim and said "That should be required viewing for anyone who will serve on a jury".

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    I haven't been to a movie since 1977 and that was when I was dating!

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    We have a drive-in still in Granbury and it is Historical so they won't close it down. See two shows for the price of 12.00 per carload. We love it. Reminds us of our dating years. Go to the movies during twilight hour so half price and have a theater in Cleburne that is always 2.50. It's the snack prices that kill us. We like to buy used dvd's from blockbuster when they go for 4 for 20.00, etc. As much to rent them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I wait til they come out on DVD now and rent them....once in a while we go to the outdoor too, but I usually just fall asleep, its so LATE!
    If it's after dark, it's TOO late for me :lol: :lol: :oops:

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    Those salaries are obscene. And how much do teachers typically make in this country? Thery're the ones making an impact on our kids! Now you got me started!

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    Not to me they aren't. Haven't been to the movies in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    We're supposed to go to the movies tomorrow night. To a double feature at the DRIVE-IN. Yes, I said Drive-In. For all you youngsters out there that don't know what that is, it's an open air movie theater. You sit in your car to watch the show. It's only $6.00 a person. We're going early, having a picnic, then watching the movies--Toy Story 3 and Marmaduke. Okay so it's not grown up stuff but most of the grown up stuff is too old for me. LOL I don't like sex, swearing, nakedness, etc. thrown at my eyeballs.

    Most of the time we wait until they come out on DVD. This will be the first movie I've seen in years without being in a nightgown.

    We have a Drive In just up the road. It only costs $10 per carload. There is a grassy area below the screen the kids can play on, bring a cooler, some chairs, bug spray and have a great time.

    And to answer the original question. No, they are not worth it. I think it is a shame our firefighters, police, and school teachers get so little while entertainers are so well paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    We're supposed to go to the movies tomorrow night. To a double feature at the DRIVE-IN. Yes, I said Drive-In. For all you youngsters out there that don't know what that is, it's an open air movie theater. You sit in your car to watch the show. It's only $6.00 a person. We're going early, having a picnic, then watching the movies--Toy Story 3 and Marmaduke. Okay so it's not grown up stuff but most of the grown up stuff is too old for me. LOL I don't like sex, swearing, nakedness, etc. thrown at my eyeballs.

    Most of the time we wait until they come out on DVD. This will be the first movie I've seen in years without being in a nightgown.
    Yes!!!! We do a drive-in in upstate. Unadilla N.Y. My kids are grown 20 and 16 and still love going! We've been doing it for 10 years now. And $ 6.00 a person too. We don't have drive ins here on long island anymore. I grew up with them here and it's sad kids now a days don't know what they are. We bring kids friends with us and they love it!

    Went this past weekend and saw Expendables with Selvester Stallone. Mickey Rorke, Arnold Swartzanegger and a few others.

    My point is face lifts and botox. They must have good surgeons except Mickey. They didn't do a good job. lol

    Was a good movie!!!!

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