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Risking my life…
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 20, 2021 12:41PM
Sitting in heater, waiting for No Time to Die to start.

Maskedup, I’m the only one here, and only two others have reserved their seats, so far.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 20, 2021 12:59PM
Heh! Just one letter makes all the difference,

I'll wait myself, you are braver than me.



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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: clay
Date: October 20, 2021 01:14PM
you can rest assured that even if there's only one other person in the theater, they will come sit directly in front of you.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 20, 2021 01:14PM
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clay
you can rest assured that even if there's only one other person in the theater, they will come sit directly in front of you.

And be taller than you.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: PeterW
Date: October 20, 2021 01:19PM
And talk on his cellphone durung the entire movie.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: rgG
Date: October 20, 2021 01:31PM
Enjoy! I think it will be great.
I’ll bet you are pretty safe.





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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 20, 2021 01:40PM
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freeradical
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clay
you can rest assured that even if there's only one other person in the theater, they will come sit directly in front of you.

And be taller than you.

and be texting and talking on their phone throughout the show
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 20, 2021 01:47PM
Let us know how you like it-I may go, too!
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 20, 2021 02:07PM
Or sitting behind you eating popcorn and coughing intermittently.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 20, 2021 02:08PM
I went to see the Venom/Carnage movie last week. Picked a Sunday 10 PM showtime - I think less than ten people were in attendance. I'll be doing something similar for NTTD later this week or over the weekend.



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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 20, 2021 02:14PM
Saw it last weekend with a couple friends (and the five other people in the theater...).

Despite some plot-hole issues, I very much enjoyed it.
And, Ana de Armas is just exquisitely adorable as Paloma.

My only real beef with the film goes deep into spoiler territory... so, I'll remain silent until we have a dedicated thread for it.



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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 20, 2021 03:18PM
I caught that at a local theater matinee. Maybe 25 people in the theater. Only reason I went was that I scored a $4 ticket & got free popcorn & beverage. I would have like to see this at an IMAX theater but I was not going to drive that far.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 20, 2021 03:47PM
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freeradical
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clay
you can rest assured that even if there's only one other person in the theater, they will come sit directly in front of you.

And be taller than you.

Do those types of theaters still exist? Everything here is assigned seating, recliners and plenty of space between peeps.

Again, maybe a regional thing... we have low C45 numbers.

We have seen suicide squad, shang chi, F9, jungle cruise, free guy, NTTD (could have cut 30 minutes from it easy), and headed to dune tomorrow.

Theaters have been full-ish, but we didn't feel compromised in any way.





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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 20, 2021 09:48PM
Haven't been to a theatre or out to sit down eat since late March 2020 and I mess the hell out of it.



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Ok…
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 21, 2021 02:08AM
So in theater...

(I hate typing on the 'Phone.)

There were only 6 or 7 others there, and none near me.

The seating is reserved, and there were two seats reserved one row behind me and one seat to the left, but they were abandoned.

The movie was entertaining, and Craig had a few really good scenes, and the supporting actors were good as well.

Malik was a waste of time, the casting director should be -b-slapped.

Even Moore's villains were more menacing.


However, the IMAX experience was truly disappointing.

The volume was TOO FREAKIN' LOUD!

And either the theater's audio equipment was in poor condition, or the volume was just TOO FREAKIN' LOUD.

Any dialog in lower freqs became muddy, and high freqs were distorted, all in loud scenes.

As scenes became louder, there was a lot of doubling, and whole sentences were unintelligible.

I don't think this would have been a problem in 'regular' theater, but IMAX is special.

This may be just the theater I was in.

Oh, and the opening theme song (not the Bond theme) was horrible.

Weak, mumbling, also largely unintelligible, but obviously not because of the bad system audio.

Then, in the end credits, I see it's Billie Eilish, not a fan.

Did not dig the end song We Have All the Time in the World.

Satch's What a Wonderful World was better, but still felt out of place.

I'll see it again in regular theater, and I think I'll enjoy it a lot more.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 21, 2021 02:48AM
No, theater sound is too loud and too distorted.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Ok…
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 21, 2021 09:23AM
I have noticed in most types of media, even TV, that the sound mixers do a @#$%& job with dialog. The voices are usually very hard to hear clearly.

It's not my age. Even my partner's 23yo kid acknowledges that the voice tracks are poorly done on TV and in movies.



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Re: Ok…
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 21, 2021 10:12AM
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Racer X
I have noticed in most types of media, even TV, that the sound mixers do a @#$%& job with dialog. The voices are usually very hard to hear clearly.

It's not my age. Even my partner's 23yo kid acknowledges that the voice tracks are poorly done on TV and in movies.

Tell me about it!

I have had to raise the level on my center channel speaker by +3db as a regular part of watching nearly anything. This is after doing the normal receiver speaker calibration thing too.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 21, 2021 03:07PM
The Oscars and Emmys ought to have a category for 'Sound Editing for Dialog Which Can Actually Be Understood'.

It's as though sound editors and mixers, along with those who have the 'final say' are acting to show their power and to exhibit control, rather than to honor the will of the audience.

That has a strangely familiar feel.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Ok…
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 21, 2021 04:38PM
For TV, we always turn on closed captioning. Then I keep my finger on the down-volume button for when the music starts to blast.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.



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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 21, 2021 04:50PM
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Speedy
No, theater sound is too loud and too distorted.

Funny you mention that. I have nothing against loud movie soundtracks, but I've become so used to monitoring viewing volume at home that a few times during the loudest parts of the new Venom movie I inadvertently moved to turn the volume down so as not to disturb my "neighbors."



It is what it is.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 21, 2021 07:59PM
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Speedy
No, theater sound is too loud and too distorted.

Yes, this is very common. I bring my Apple Airpods Pro as last-ditch ear protection.

The only theater we regularly attend where audio is not a major issue is an old one that used to play second-run movies.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 22, 2021 12:38AM
The only theater we regularly attend where audio is not a major issue is an old one that used to play second-run movies.


They may not be able to afford gear that let's them meet THX certification, though I'm not sure that means making ears bleed.

But I vividly (LOL) recall THX being responsible for pumping up the volume in theaters.

It's my belief that on paper, THX standards were to increase headroom for dynamic sonics including but not limited to crashes, gunfire, and explosions.

It seems to me that theaters have taken a loophole of of the FCC's requirements for TV broadcasting regarding decibel levels, whereby stations raise the average audio level to near maximum allowed levels, viewers be damned.

I don't mind loud peaks of dynamic range, but there's absolutely no need for a causal unintelligible conversation between two actors to assault my ears.




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Risking my life…
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 22, 2021 10:46AM
....risking for a movie.....???


....maybe risking for love..........



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