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What summer movie are you most looking forward to?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 23, 2006

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“Probably ‘The Da Vinci Code’ because of all the conversation it will spark about God. Lawrence needs that.”

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Cars.’ I like the Disney/Pixar movies. This one has been delayed for some reason, so I’m excited to see it.”

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X-Men III’ because I’m a sci-fi nut and I used to read the comic when I was younger.”

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Just My Luck’ with Lindsay Lohan in it. I like her.”


enochville 12 years ago

I can't pick one: Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, and X-Men III.

Byrne 12 years ago

Snakes! Plane!

Snakes on a Plane!

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

Cars and X-Men III.

Cars could be the last great Pixar movie. Maybe theaters should have a moment of silence when it comes out.

ms_canada 12 years ago

OMB - yeh - I just saw that movie and you will love it! The name........ yeh, I forget it too!

jonas 12 years ago

Torn on Cars. It's about the Racing world, but it's still by Pixar.

Sgt. W: Maybe will be super lucky and instead of Pixar starting to suck, Disney will make a turnaround. After all, the terms of the buyout leave Steve Jobs and other Pixar execs in good position to take over Disney leadership very quickly.

The DaVinci code was not a good movie, and I can't see at all what all the hooplah is about. But then, the greatest benefit of free form faith is not having strictures to strictly abide by.

jonas 12 years ago

OMB: There's a remake of Ishtar coming out?

Berserk 12 years ago

"Lawrence needs that" , "conversation about god",

wow, go live in Eudora, we "dun appreciate yur kynd 'round hyea".

I dislike bible beaters.

I am on a movie boycott this summer. This garbage grows tiring.

neopolss 12 years ago

Good point. What was once a booming industry on account of its cheap admission price in the great depression is now almost out of reach for a lower to middle income families with kids. Don't even think about the snack bar. Matinee, and free water at the fountain, until they put quarter slots on that too.

geekin_topekan 12 years ago

I see Stephanie is sporting the official Huskers sunglasses

craigers 12 years ago

Berserk, she was giving her opinion just like you are free to do, get over it. She wasn't bible beating. Sheesh.

RI, did you know that Mastercard is taking ideas for their priceless ads? You ought to submit that one. I think we can all relate. And if you get popcorn and a soda, you can add about $10 more.

As for the question, I believe I will wait until all the summer movies are winter movies at Blockbuster and only pay 3 or 4 bucks for them. That's when I like to watch movies. Movie theater tickets are crazy expensive.

RonBurgandy 12 years ago

It's not too bad when you sneak in a lot of candy and drinks. One time, my wife and I brought in McDonalds and had dinner during the movie. And, since we hang on to our student ids, we get in a little cheaper then too.

Taking kids to the movie on the other hand...couldn't afford that. It would be better to put in a big projection screen and sound system in my basement.

paladin 12 years ago

I will go to the Sunset Drive-in and sit there and wait for the movie to start. It really doesn't matter what it is.

Ceallach 12 years ago

I don't think Jodi has ever read the OTS board:)

gphawk89 12 years ago

I agree with paladin. Any movie at a drive-in. Get there early, get out the lawn chairs, sit around and chat with friends, watch the sunset, and enjoy the fresh air.

Ceallach 12 years ago

Wasn't the Sunset Drive-in where Sonic is now?

ms_c, you were certainly up early this morning:)

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

Jonas, I'm wary of underestimating Disney's ability to make almost anything average or bad these days. I hope Pixar will change Disney, but I just don't know.

craigers 12 years ago

I think Jodi said that because she has read this board!!! ;)

ms_canada 12 years ago

ceal - especially when you realize that 6:51 your time is 5:51 my time :o)

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

Ron, you took in McDonalds? That's hilarious. I may have to try that sometime. How did you get it in?

craigers 12 years ago

Ron probably has one of those big puffy jackets and people probably thought he was carrying a loaded weapon under there and didn't ask questions. (Ron takes off his jacket and fries fall out all over the place in the theater.) That is awesome.

thunderbuns 12 years ago

I'm having a tuff time deciding, but it'll be one of these:

Summer Storm (2006) My Summer of Love (2005) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter : and Spring (2004) A Summer Place (2003) Stolen Summer (2002) Summer Catch (2001) I Know What You Screamed Last Summer (2000) Summer of Sam (1999) I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) The Brink of Summer's End (1998) Summer of the Monkeys (1998) How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1997) I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) End of Summer (1996) The Summer of Ben Tyler (1996) Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) The Endless Summer II: The Journey Continues (1994) The Olympic Summer (1994) The Summer of '42 (1972)

RonBurgandy 12 years ago

The wife has one of those draw string purses that holds a bag of mickey d's pretty well. I think that we brought it a couple of 20 oz drinks instead of the cups. I was worried that the smell might give us away though. In the end, it was worth it, nothing like a double cheeseburger and fries sitting in the theatre, sticking it to the man.

KsLadybug 12 years ago

When is Micheal Moore going to make another film??

GardenMomma 12 years ago

Disney had a five picture deal with Pixar - A Bug's Life, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Cars. (And yes, that's six not five). There was some ka-fuffle over one of the movies (Toy Story 2, I think) counting towards the deal and Pixar wanted out. Cars was to be the last movie in the contract with Disney. Now that Michael Eisner is out at Disney, Steve Jobs is willing to work with Disney and thus the Disney/Pixar merge.

acg 12 years ago

I stopped going to movie theaters. I get so annoyed every time I go. I think people have just forgotten how to act like they have some tact or decorum in a public place. I took my stepson to see Ice Age 2 on Easter weekend. I heard cell phones ring at least three times. Thankfully, only one of those people was rude enough to answer and then she talked for like two minutes, loudly, to whoever it was that had called. The family in front of us also snuck in food. McD's? No, KFC!!! We're trying to watch the movie and they're like divying up biscuits and having a whole conversation about how they're going to eat the cole slaw with no plates. Oh, and one more thing, have people just stopped bathing out there? Do you smell yourselves, folks? And no, putting on a half gallon of cheap perfume doesn't make you smell better! There, now I feel better. :)

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

And here I thought Michael Moore's next movie would be, "I'm Like Rush Limbaugh, But With A Different Political Viewpoint."

YourItalianPrincess 12 years ago

Looking forward to Pirates on the big screen in July. Didn't get to see the first one at the movies, so we are waiting for that.

Cars looks fun and child friendly. You don't get many of these kind of movies anymore. Most of the movies somewhat made for children have suggestive themes and are geared for adults also. Dreamworks makes these alot so parents will take their children to see and enjoy them as well. They can be fun for all, and it is funny to see the kids laughing. Some parts of course we get, but the kids laugh right along with us.

If they only knew............

thomgreen 12 years ago

I can't wait for that one movie, the one where you're drawn to the "hero" with some heart wrenching background story about how he/she had a rough time coming up, then there is a crisis, the "hero" springs into action, there is some twist or snag that puts the outcome in supposed suspense, then everything works out and the "hero" saves the day thus everyone lives happily ever after. You pick, since that is pretty much the hollywood formula.

thomgreen 12 years ago

And what is up with those big a*s sunglasses? A couple of years ago those people wouldn't have been caught dead wearing them.

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

Ah, but thom, in the 80s, everybody wore massive glasses. They had to come back eventually. Even John Travolta came back in style for a few hours! (How's that for topical relevance?)

Brad Barker 12 years ago

i am most looking forward to m. night shyamalan's new movie "lady in the water". just saw a preview for it and it looks really good.

but the southwind is a really bad movie theater and i will probably want to leave town to see any movie this summer. i recently saw a movie on the country club plaza and really liked some of the policies that theater has. something along the lines of no one under 13 or 14 is permitted in any movie unless accmpanied by a parent at all times. if the southwind was more like a movie theater and less like a daycare center every friday and saturday night, i might actual give them a second chance.

Brad Barker 12 years ago

thanks for ruining the ending for me, bob.

i think liberty hall is a much more enjoyable theater. i would recommend it to everyone over southwind. i hope there are some good movies there this summer because i love seeing movies there.

betti81 12 years ago

X-Men, X-Men, X-Men!!

There are great theaters here in Wichita. I am always comfortable and so is boyfriend who is on the taller side. The Warren downtown is fun too because it has a sports bar in it. One can order food and adult beverages for consuming during the movie. This can be a pain with servers walking up and down the aisles, but most people attend this theater for this purpose so no one seems to complain. Push a button, server comes, order beer, enjoy movie, pay towards the end and life is good. the best part, no on under 18 is admitted after 8pm. Did I mention that it was comfortable too!

acg 12 years ago

Thomgreen, I agree with you on the awful, bug eyed sunglasses. Those things are awful. But then, the poor girl is anticipating the release of a Lindsay Lohan movie. I don't expect much better from her. After all, there's no accounting for taste, is there?

beatrice 12 years ago

Michael Moore doesn't need to make a movie right now -- the current administration is busy trashing itself. 29% approval rating! Isn't that about the percentage of people in Florida who accidentally voted for Bush in 2000? Also, Moore is like Rush, except for that whole junkie gonna send the maid out to score for me thing. Gotta love them family values.

My opinion is that if anyone says a place needs more conversations about God, that equals Bible thumping and is the equivalent to "I don't need it -- but they sure do!" But hey, that is just my opinion.

As far as summer films go, I'm looking forward to seeing Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation," and Davis Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth," which cover's Al Gore's take on global warming. And sure, I'm wanting to see XMen III.

whatdoyouthink 12 years ago

The movie, I think it is called CLICK. With Adam Sandler.

bytheway 12 years ago

Gardenmama. Pixar is now owned by Disney and Steve Jobs is a very rich man on top of what he already is. He owns a nice percentage of Disney too on top of his Pixar stocks. He should take over the job that Eisner had. He reformed Apple and made millions for Pixar. Disney could definitely use a solid leader.

Chrissy Neibarger 12 years ago

Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, even though I too, will be waiting for it out on DVD. CAN"T STAND the theaters, if i can't get a seat in the back, where no one is sitting behind me, i'll walk out and get a refund. i've gotten too many feet in the back of my head from people thinking the seat in front of them is a foot rest, not to mention the many times that my seat gets kicked over and over.. no thank you. Give me my good ol' couch with a pause button so i don't have to miss anything when i have to use the potty.

bytheway 12 years ago

DVD is when I finally see the movies that were out from the previous season. Cheapest way to do it. Easier that way with two children!!!

sunflower_sue 12 years ago

OMB and Ms_C, The book was waaaay better than the movie version...but I can't remember the title, either.

I was all set to buy "Heroes" (1977 Henry Winkler, Sally Fields...) the other day and then I found out that they took out Kansas' "Carry on My Wayward Son" with some other music and I said "no way!"

Ron, Good to know a fellow smuggler! My sis laughs at me when I take in cans of pop and after the lights go down you hear a "pop, cwoosh!" :) If they'd just lower there dang prices I might buy some popcorn. That's easy to smuggle in, though, because the whole building already reaks of the stuff. Obviously, with two children, we don't go to too many movies. I always tell the kids that they can go see it at the theatre with all the noisy brats or they can wait two months and own it on DVD. They almost always choose the latter.

thomgreen 12 years ago

That's right, I forgot about Nacho Libre. So that is the one summer movie, by name, that I am looking forward to seeing. Does John Travolta ever go out of style? Oh hold on, there was that one movie...Face Off?....I guess I stand corrected.

thomgreen 12 years ago

As far as cheap, here's a nice tip if you're willing to wait and want to buy a movie on DVD. Movie Gallery sells their used DVD's and they are almost always buy 2 get 2 free. On average it ends up being about $7.50 a piece for new releases. Just an idea.

sgtwolverine 12 years ago

Or, if you really want cheap, travel to Russia or China and buy (illegal) DVDs. They're all under $5 each. I know people who have bought DVDs in both countries (one friend just recently returned from China). Technically, it's illegal, but the markets in both countries thrive.

The hazard is that you might get movies whose menus are all in a foreign language. But if you just hit play, you'll get the movie in English.

Of course, the expense of traveling to Russia or China may offset the savings on DVDs.

thomgreen 12 years ago

But the trip would be worth it.

beatrice 12 years ago

I stopped buying DVDs a few years ago when I realized that I almost never watch the ones I own and that there are a few that still have the wrapper on them years later. Unless it is used and selling for about $3 and I want to share it with friends -- "oh, you just have to see this movie" (movies like "Almost Famous," "Happiness" or "Saddest Music in the World") -- I figure I can always just rent what I want to see and that it actually is cheaper in the long run.

Plus, going out -- getting up off the sofa -- is fun, even if it does cost a few bucks. Going to a quality theater can still be a great pleasure, despite a growing level of societal rudeness. I like to sit about a third of the way back, where I'm not straining to look up but the screen is big enough to take up most of my field of vision. That way I can just get lost in the film. A DVD at home just doesn't offer that same effect, no matter how big your tv is. And if people are being rude and talking in a theater, have the guts to say: "Excuse me, but this shared experience isn't meant to be like watching a movie in your living room with the family. All the rest of us are here to enjoy the film, not listen to your conversation, so would you please do us the courtesy of shutting the hell up. Thanks." Say it with a smile, and it works every time. The offending party usually just stews then over the fact that they were told to shut up in public.

ms_canada 12 years ago

It has to be a movie that I think would be really special before I would go to a theatre. I am just too dang lazy for that. Besides I weep too easily and don't want to embarrass my self in public, So I just pick up a movie when I am getting my groceries and weep on my sofa alone. Last night I got 2 for $9 on a two day rental, History of Violence, because I love that Viggo guy and the other one was Flight Plan, which I don't know much about, ohyah, some little girl disappears on a flight. Is it a mystery? Summer movies, I might go see Pirates and Da Vinci, if I can get my lazy derriere off the couch.

Linda Aikins 12 years ago

I love the ceremony of going to a movie - and the popcorn. But the movies have almost all been a disappointment. Walk the Line and Thank You for Smoking have been about it as far as interesting.


jonas 12 years ago

Bun e: I think that's almost an excommunicable offence. That looks so bad it might start drawing flies.

thunderbuns 12 years ago

Hey boogeyman:

Right on! Michael Moore -- "he's gots a real purdy mouth".

"What we RE-quire is you git yer but up into them hills!"

Deliverance -- Burt Reynolds best movie and one of the all-time best flix ---- ever.

kubug 12 years ago

I can't wait for "A Scanner Darkly" and "The Lake House."

ryanjasondesch 12 years ago

Hey, Stephanie Seawall is a good friend of mine. I actually had a crush on her for a little while. . .

Linda Endicott 12 years ago

They still make movies??

Oh, great, a movie theater full of drunks...just what I always wanted.

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