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Do you ever visit a movie’s Web site before you go see it?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 5, 2008

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“I think the only one where I did was with Cloverfield, which had more of a viral marketing campaign. I ended up going to see it, but I wasn’t too impressed.”

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“I do occasionally watch the trailer on movietickets.com, but I never go to the official site.”

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“No, not really. I pretty much just watch for the commercials on TV.”

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“No, the only thing I look at the Internet for is the show times.”

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 7 months ago

RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Anonymous) says: We have almost always been bored in the ** movies, yet truly enjoyed some of the movies. - Goostsie.I pretty sure the 4 asterisks stood for P_O_R_N. Not sure why you felt the need to asterisk that word, I don't think the LJ censors would hit you for that.Still can't figure out a two letter word that makes sense in your response:Unless its an acronym, then I can think of a few that would fit, but it's still all porn.----criminal. Hilarious, but just criminal!;)+++Inside joke..that was good too. You'd think as often as Airplane jokes appear on here, it wouldn't be so inside.

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tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 7 months ago

"Do you ever visit a movie's Web site before you go see it?"Yes. I've found the insectoid sunglasses really do obscure web content.Generally, I just click randomly, until I happen onto the trailer link.( Sorta like looking for a seat in the theatre after braving crosstown traffic and the neon snack counter. )

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Marion Lynn 5 years, 7 months ago

Imdb (Internet Movie Database) is your freind.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

Dejacrew423, Put Airplane! in your netflix queue or rent it at a video shop. Even though it's rated PG, there are a few caveats...A random pair of breasts can be seen, Captain Oveur reads a magazine called "Modern Sperm", a stewardess inflates the auto pilot from a comprising position (Did Bill Clinton suffer from deflation syndrome?) so all in all it's kinda like a typical average day in junior high school.Oh and watch Blazing Saddles too.

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beatrice 5 years, 7 months ago

I think he said the sheriff is near.

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

If I ever felt like I was missing out on a really good inside joke, now would be the time.

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Gootsie 5 years, 7 months ago

Jive Lady: Oh stewardess! I speak jive. Randy: Oh, good. Jive Lady: He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him. Randy: All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine? Jive Lady: Jus' hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da' rebound on da' med side. Second Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap! Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da' help! First Jive Dude: Say 'e can't hang, say seven up! Jive Lady: Jive a$$ dude don't got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!

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blue73harley 5 years, 7 months ago

Jive a$$ dude don't got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 7 months ago

"In a world where Klondike Bars circle round-abouts......."

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Gootsie 5 years, 7 months ago

TOB have you ever seen a grown man naked?

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cds 5 years, 7 months ago

sgtwolverine (Anonymous) says: The official site is just going to tell me that it's the most amazing movie ever and I should see it forty-hundred times because it'll change my life forever. Also, Critic X declared it "The best [insert genre here] movie of [insert year here]!"____Lol, reminds me of one of my old roommates who went to the video store with me to pick out a movie, he grabbed one and showed me how good it was according to what was printed on the back of the video box. Some people believe anything they see or hear.No I don't go to the site to check it out, its just the same trailer that's on TV, so why bother.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

Gootsie, please don't call me Shirley.

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Gootsie 5 years, 7 months ago

"TOB, Surely you don't mean that.""We're going to need a sh**ful of dimes!!!"Porn would be six stars, silly R_I. One for each minute people actually "watch" of them.

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ms_canada 5 years, 7 months ago

I'm like Babboy - I did't know there was a website for a movie. but I will check it out in the future. When choosing a movie to watch on TV or to rent from Blockbuster I usually check it out on Internet movie data base where I can get info on any movie ever made. www.IMDb.com

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autie 5 years, 7 months ago

Don LaFontaine. I couldn't think of his name on that last post. No movie can ever be the same without his voice on the trailers.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years, 7 months ago

We have almost always been bored in the ** movies, yet truly enjoyed some of the movies. - Goostsie.I pretty sure the 4 asterisks stood for P_O_R_N. Not sure why you felt the need to asterisk that word, I don't think the LJ censors would hit you for that.Still can't figure out a two letter word that makes sense in your response...Unless its an acronym, then I can think of a few that would fit, but it's still all porn.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

Gootsie -You ever spent time in a Turkish prison?

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autie 5 years, 7 months ago

The sad part of all this movie talk is the passing of the voice over movie trailer guy..the one in geico commercial. His commanding voice will remain a part of our culture for years to come. Go to the movies..rarely. cost too much..I'll wait a few months and go to blockbuster..

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Gootsie 5 years, 7 months ago

I must confess. I do. Sgt is right about the "Critic X declared it 'The best [insert genre here] movie of [insert year here]!' "We have almost always been bored in the ** movies, yet truly enjoyed some of the movies. Tells you what my intellect is like - my favorite movies ever were Blazing Saddles and Airplane.

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 7 months ago

Sometimes I go visit the screenwriters before the movies are produced. My sugestion that the last Batman movie include some muppets was ignored. :(

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tonythetiger 5 years, 7 months ago

NO, but I can't wait to see Batman: The Dark Knight on my new flat screen TV.

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Deja Coffin 5 years, 7 months ago

If my husband and I go to the movies with friends, we usually go to the Legends and sit in the V.I.P. seats. That way you get a movie, good snacks besides Juju bees, and drinks all in one. It's not exactly high class but being parents of toddlers, any date night is well appreciated.

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yellowdot99 5 years, 7 months ago

Does anyone but young people go to the movies anymore? They are so expensive if you buy any treats to go along with the movie. And I am probably wrong in this but I think the minutes of a movie has been cut shorter while the theater price keeps going up.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

"Well done, autie. This must be a question for psychics." SargeMaybe so. This is the LJ World website we are talking about. The very same website that had space-time continuum issues this past spring.

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sunflower_sue 5 years, 7 months ago

Can't afford movies in theaters anymore. I just Netflix and then I will read why a movie got a certain rating. Gotta be kind to the kiddies and order enough movies that they can watch, too.

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sgtwolverine 5 years, 7 months ago

Well done, autie. This must be a question for psychics.Anyway, to answer the intent of the question: no. What's the point of going to the movie's official site? If I'm wondering whether or not I should see it, I'm going to go to a site with a collection of reviews (preferably user reviews, not critics). The official site is just going to tell me that it's the most amazing movie ever and I should see it forty-hundred times because it'll change my life forever. Also, Critic X declared it "The best [insert genre here] movie of [insert year here]!"

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 7 months ago

Good catch, Autie. The Citizen's Journalism Academy must be writing the OTS questions this week.

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ohjayhawk 5 years, 7 months ago

I've visited a movie's website before I decided NOT to go see it.

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autie 5 years, 7 months ago

to read the question, does that imply one see's the web site before they go see it? Isn't that kind of like a time warp, bent universe sort of thing?

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Kyle Neuer 5 years, 7 months ago

I did for "Grindhouse", but, otherwise, no.

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