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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8160 on: May 15, 2018, 11:14:05 AM »
wait... i thought you didn't live in korea anymore either, Mr.DeMartino

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« Reply #8161 on: May 15, 2018, 11:17:41 AM »
Talking - Yeah don't do that unless it's appropriate. Something cool happens "Wow" is appropriate. Something funny? Feel free to laugh.

Shouting "what do you want for dinner?" at your friend across the aisle is not.

With me, I'm one of those people who doesn't have patience with bad movies. If I see "bad" starting, I will walk out and not look back and make that clear to my friends. "Guys, I'm not sure I'm going to stick around. This movie is starting to suck." followed shortly thereafter by "That's it, I'm out." or some dumb drawn out death scene "Just die already". I actually shouted that out when Trinity dies in that awful 3rd Matrix movie. Half the people laughed, half the people told me to shut up. Whatever. I'm ruthless when it comes to movies in the theater. 

'300' I was gone as soon as they kicked that guy into the hole. I realized right then and there that the movie was 2 hours of my life I wouldn't get back and would be better off doing something else than watching stupid. So I told my friends I was out and drove over to my friends house and watched the ball game and drank some OE. If I wanted to watch a bunch of pointless collisions, at least I'll watch football where the outcome is in question.

The way I see it, a film deserves silence as long as it deserves respect. The moment a film is no longer worthy of respect, it's no longer worthy of silence. Usually that's the moment Nicholas Cage overacts some line ala "I'm Castor Troy" or "I'm a damn good Marine." At that point it's fair game to turn to your friends and say "Are you serious? WTF is this shit"

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« Reply #8162 on: May 15, 2018, 11:23:22 AM »
Talking - Yeah don't do that unless it's appropriate. Something cool happens "Wow" is appropriate. Something funny? Feel free to laugh.

Shouting "what do you want for dinner?" at your friend across the aisle is not.

With me, I'm one of those people who doesn't have patience with bad movies. If I see "bad" starting, I will walk out and not look back and make that clear to my friends. "Guys, I'm not sure I'm going to stick around. This movie is starting to suck." followed shortly thereafter by "That's it, I'm out." or some dumb drawn out death scene "Just die already". I actually shouted that out when Trinity dies in that awful 3rd Matrix movie. Half the people laughed, half the people told me to shut up. Whatever. I'm ruthless when it comes to movies in the theater. 

'300' I was gone as soon as they kicked that guy into the hole. I realized right then and there that the movie was 2 hours of my life I wouldn't get back and would be better off doing something else than watching stupid. So I told my friends I was out and drove over to my friends house and watched the ball game and drank some OE. If I wanted to watch a bunch of pointless collisions, at least I'll watch football where the outcome is in question.

The way I see it, a film deserves silence as long as it deserves respect. The moment a film is no longer worthy of respect, it's no longer worthy of silence. Usually that's the moment Nicholas Cage overacts some line ala "I'm Castor Troy" or "I'm a damn good Marine." At that point it's fair game to turn to your friends and say "Are you serious? WTF is this shit"

Here's a hint: no-one wants to watch a movie with you. Your friends are actually relieved that you left the movie theater.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8163 on: May 15, 2018, 11:24:03 AM »
wait... i thought you didn't live in korea anymore either, Mr.DeMartino
Who said that?

Anyways, one other point- Sports

Gotta watch sports at a bar with a crowd. I want my place full, but not so packed that you can't get to the pisser easy enough. People should be into the game. When it's the last play, everyone should be quiet in suspense or be cheering their butts off, but they should be in it.

And if you're in Korea and it's say, the Olympics. Go to a Korean place with Koreans. Enjoy the atmosphere. Don't go to some foreigner bar. WTF is the point of traveling halfway around the world, to be in a country where they're the host nation, to then try and avoid it. Like seriously, why did you come here? That's the kind of thing you want to experience. If I'm in Brazil and they're hosting the World Cup, I want to be in the spot where all the Brazilian fans are. Same if I'm in Egypt or France or Canada. You want to cheer with the locals and share their misery if their team loses.

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« Reply #8164 on: May 15, 2018, 11:26:38 AM »
wait... i thought you didn't live in korea anymore either, Mr.DeMartino
Who said that?

Anyways, one other point- Sports

Gotta watch sports at a bar with a crowd. I want my place full, but not so packed that you can't get to the pisser easy enough. People should be into the game. When it's the last play, everyone should be quiet in suspense or be cheering their butts off, but they should be in it.

And if you're in Korea and it's say, the Olympics. Go to a Korean place with Koreans. Enjoy the atmosphere. Don't go to some foreigner bar. WTF is the point of traveling halfway around the world, to be in a country where they're the host nation, to then try and avoid it. Like seriously, why did you come here? That's the kind of thing you want to experience. If I'm in Brazil and they're hosting the World Cup, I want to be in the spot where all the Brazilian fans are. Same if I'm in Egypt or France or Canada. You want to cheer with the locals and share their misery if their team loses.

You expect people to be quiet for a two hour curling match?

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« Reply #8165 on: May 15, 2018, 11:27:00 AM »
Talking - Yeah don't do that unless it's appropriate. Something cool happens "Wow" is appropriate. Something funny? Feel free to laugh.

Shouting "what do you want for dinner?" at your friend across the aisle is not.

With me, I'm one of those people who doesn't have patience with bad movies. If I see "bad" starting, I will walk out and not look back and make that clear to my friends. "Guys, I'm not sure I'm going to stick around. This movie is starting to suck." followed shortly thereafter by "That's it, I'm out." or some dumb drawn out death scene "Just die already". I actually shouted that out when Trinity dies in that awful 3rd Matrix movie. Half the people laughed, half the people told me to shut up. Whatever. I'm ruthless when it comes to movies in the theater. 

'300' I was gone as soon as they kicked that guy into the hole. I realized right then and there that the movie was 2 hours of my life I wouldn't get back and would be better off doing something else than watching stupid. So I told my friends I was out and drove over to my friends house and watched the ball game and drank some OE. If I wanted to watch a bunch of pointless collisions, at least I'll watch football where the outcome is in question.

The way I see it, a film deserves silence as long as it deserves respect. The moment a film is no longer worthy of respect, it's no longer worthy of silence. Usually that's the moment Nicholas Cage overacts some line ala "I'm Castor Troy" or "I'm a damn good Marine." At that point it's fair game to turn to your friends and say "Are you serious? WTF is this shit"

Here's a hint: no-one wants to watch a movie with you. Your friends are actually relieved that you left the movie theater.

Except the fact that for a couple of them 10 minutes later, they came out too. Sure they stuck around for 300, fine that's cool. But others, they already were with me, they were just willing to give it 10 more minutes.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8166 on: May 15, 2018, 11:27:32 AM »
wait... i thought you didn't live in korea anymore either, Mr.DeMartino
Who said that?

Anyways, one other point- Sports

Gotta watch sports at a bar with a crowd. I want my place full, but not so packed that you can't get to the pisser easy enough. People should be into the game. When it's the last play, everyone should be quiet in suspense or be cheering their butts off, but they should be in it.

And if you're in Korea and it's say, the Olympics. Go to a Korean place with Koreans. Enjoy the atmosphere. Don't go to some foreigner bar. WTF is the point of traveling halfway around the world, to be in a country where they're the host nation, to then try and avoid it. Like seriously, why did you come here? That's the kind of thing you want to experience. If I'm in Brazil and they're hosting the World Cup, I want to be in the spot where all the Brazilian fans are. Same if I'm in Egypt or France or Canada. You want to cheer with the locals and share their misery if their team loses.

You expect people to be quiet for a two hour curling match?

Nope, where did I say that?

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« Reply #8167 on: May 15, 2018, 11:40:23 AM »
Talking - Yeah don't do that unless it's appropriate. Something cool happens "Wow" is appropriate. Something funny? Feel free to laugh.

Shouting "what do you want for dinner?" at your friend across the aisle is not.

With me, I'm one of those people who doesn't have patience with bad movies. If I see "bad" starting, I will walk out and not look back and make that clear to my friends. "Guys, I'm not sure I'm going to stick around. This movie is starting to suck." followed shortly thereafter by "That's it, I'm out." or some dumb drawn out death scene "Just die already". I actually shouted that out when Trinity dies in that awful 3rd Matrix movie. Half the people laughed, half the people told me to shut up. Whatever. I'm ruthless when it comes to movies in the theater. 

'300' I was gone as soon as they kicked that guy into the hole. I realized right then and there that the movie was 2 hours of my life I wouldn't get back and would be better off doing something else than watching stupid. So I told my friends I was out and drove over to my friends house and watched the ball game and drank some OE. If I wanted to watch a bunch of pointless collisions, at least I'll watch football where the outcome is in question.

The way I see it, a film deserves silence as long as it deserves respect. The moment a film is no longer worthy of respect, it's no longer worthy of silence. Usually that's the moment Nicholas Cage overacts some line ala "I'm Castor Troy" or "I'm a damn good Marine." At that point it's fair game to turn to your friends and say "Are you serious? WTF is this shit"

You are on the spectrum. Who does that? Starts shouting in the middle of the movie. "Mum, i dont like this!" How old are you?
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« Reply #8168 on: May 15, 2018, 11:44:25 AM »
You are on the spectrum. Who does that? Starts shouting in the middle of the movie. "Mum, i dont like this!" How old are you?
Sorry, but I'm not the type that's going to stay silent and sit for 2 hours when I don't like the movie. I'm going to tell the people I'm with that I'm out of there. We can meet at Applebee's or that Chinese restaurant afterwards. Guess what? Usually if you think the movie sucks, other people think it does too. I also have no problem walking away from crappy food and I don't have to finish or drink everything because I paid for it. Sunk costs fallacy is the dumbest thing in the world.

And yeah, Trinity's death was too long and deserved a Razzing.

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« Reply #8169 on: May 15, 2018, 11:46:24 AM »
"i don't like this movie so i'm going to ruin it for everyone else who does"

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« Reply #8170 on: May 15, 2018, 11:55:00 AM »
To me, that's like apples and oranges. Concerts are loud, the crowd should be loud too; but with movies, the watchers should be quiet and not so distracting.

I don't mean the loud part, it's about going and experiencing something new together with like minded people. I could make some Gyros at home, but it's more fun to go to a festival in Greektown and walk around and have a communal experience. Of course one is loud and the other is passively watching, haha.

The phone thing - Absolutely. Put them on silent.
Talking - Yeah don't do that unless it's appropriate. Something cool happens "Wow" is appropriate. Something funny? Feel free to laugh.

Shouting "what do you want for dinner?" at your friend across the aisle is not.

Teeth sucking, yawning, Snacking, "Mouth sounds" are just like...life sounds.

For the bolded part, the only part I agree with is: laughing at something funny.
If someone said wow at a cool part, I'd get hella annoyed.
This is a large part of why I hate watching movies in the cinema. :P
Like I mentioned though, I rarely watch movies at the cinema, or at home, they lack everything that anime and games have :P

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« Reply #8171 on: May 15, 2018, 12:01:37 PM »
Sorry, but I'm not the type that's going to stay silent and sit for 2 hours when I don't like the movie. I'm going to tell the people I'm with that I'm out of there. We can meet at Applebee's or that Chinese restaurant afterwards. Guess what? Usually if you think the movie sucks, other people think it does too. I also have no problem walking away from crappy food and I don't have to finish or drink everything because I paid for it. Sunk costs fallacy is the dumbest thing in the world.

Movie sucks, goes to Applebee's.

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« Reply #8172 on: May 15, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »
To me, that's like apples and oranges. Concerts are loud, the crowd should be loud too; but with movies, the watchers should be quiet and not so distracting.

I don't mean the loud part, it's about going and experiencing something new together with like minded people. I could make some Gyros at home, but it's more fun to go to a festival in Greektown and walk around and have a communal experience. Of course one is loud and the other is passively watching, haha.

I do somewhat miss movie-going in America. Laughing all together because everyone gets the jokes. Or better yet, cheering during certain awesome moments in movies. It feels a bit lonely when everyone doesn't get the same references or jokes that are made, and you're the only one laughing or being amazed.
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« Reply #8173 on: May 15, 2018, 12:14:04 PM »
I do somewhat miss movie-going in America. Laughing all together because everyone gets the jokes. Or better yet, cheering during certain awesome moments in movies. It feels a bit lonely when everyone doesn't get the same references or jokes that are made, and you're the only one laughing or being amazed.

Dr. Strangelove is, arguably, one of the best comedies of all time. I saw it in DMC at a Kubrick Exhibition. 250 people, 2 foreigners. The other guy and myself were dying at all the jokes in, what was otherwise, a completely silent theatre.

It was interesting to say the least  and it was nice talking to them after the movie about our laughing. haha
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« Reply #8174 on: May 15, 2018, 12:17:13 PM »

Like I mentioned though, I rarely watch movies at the cinema, or at home, they lack everything that anime and games have :P

You've got that in common with me too, then, haha. I watch maaaaaaybe four or five movies a year, and most of them tend to be school-safe movies I'm previewing to make sure I can show them to my students on movie days. Any time I have some extra days off, though, I'm at home watching some random anime series all day or playing a Bethesda RPG until it's waaaaay later than I realized it was.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #8175 on: May 15, 2018, 12:20:05 PM »
You are on the spectrum. Who does that? Starts shouting in the middle of the movie. "Mum, i dont like this!" How old are you?
Sorry, but I'm not the type that's going to stay silent and sit for 2 hours when I don't like the movie. I'm going to tell the people I'm with that I'm out of there. We can meet at Applebee's or that Chinese restaurant afterwards. Guess what? Usually if you think the movie sucks, other people think it does too. I also have no problem walking away from crappy food and I don't have to finish or drink everything because I paid for it. Sunk costs fallacy is the dumbest thing in the world.

And yeah, Trinity's death was too long and deserved a Razzing.

1. If you don't like the movie, that's your opinion. As you are entitled to that, it doesn't mean that others feel the same way. A majority of the other people in the theater could actually be loving what they're seeing.

2. If you are gonna be noisy during a movie, it's not the movies fault because it sucks in your opinion, it's just you being inconsiderate. It's disrespectful and inconsiderate for everyone else trying to watch. If you want people to know you think it sucks, their are plenty of places online for that, but I'm pretty sure you've found them by now.
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« Reply #8176 on: May 15, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
Alright DeMartino, cancelled classes on teacher's day are leaving me bored, thanks for the following:

Dmart: 300' I was gone as soon as they kicked that guy into the hole. I realized right then and there that the movie was 2 hours of my life I wouldn't get back and would be better off doing something else than watching stupid.

Yeah, says the guy with well over 4000 posts on here.  Your time is precious.

Dmart: And, Sorry, but I'm not the type that's going to stay silent and sit for 2 hours when I don't like the movie.

That must be annoying to the complete strangers to the immediate sides of you.

Followed up by one of your classic refutations and condemnations of something that no one said.  Those are always intriguing.

Dmart: And if you're in Korea and it's say, the Olympics. Go to a Korean place with Koreans. Enjoy the atmosphere. Don't go to some foreigner bar. WTF is the point of traveling halfway around the world, to be in a country where they're the host nation, to then try and avoid it. Like seriously, why did you come here? That's the kind of thing you want to experience. If I'm in Brazil and they're hosting the World Cup, I want to be in the spot where all the Brazilian fans are. Same if I'm in Egypt or France or Canada. You want to cheer with the locals and share their misery if their team loses.

Who are you talking to here?  Who mentioned any behaviour of the sort?

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« Reply #8177 on: May 15, 2018, 12:31:09 PM »
My biggest peeve are foreigners who are in love with Korea to an extreme.  Sometimes we need to vent, even though I like it here well enough most of the time.  You vent or mention a reasonable complaint and many others agree with you and a few foreigners who want to be d!(ks.  I hardly ever complain online, but I had a complaint about an issue (not a big deal to me) just mentioning it and a lot agreed with me.  Then, you get these foreign apologists who come on and try to berate you ignorantly.  Sometimes, the foreigners can be worse than the locals.  Needless to say, I promptly told them what they can do with themselves.  Sometimes, we all have a bad day and need to let it out.  So, keep at 'er folks.

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« Reply #8178 on: May 15, 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
wait... i thought you didn't live in korea anymore either, Mr.DeMartino
Who said that?

Anyways, one other point- Sports

Gotta watch sports at a bar with a crowd. I want my place full, but not so packed that you can't get to the pisser easy enough. People should be into the game. When it's the last play, everyone should be quiet in suspense or be cheering their butts off, but they should be in it.

And if you're in Korea and it's say, the Olympics. Go to a Korean place with Koreans. Enjoy the atmosphere. Don't go to some foreigner bar. WTF is the point of traveling halfway around the world, to be in a country where they're the host nation, to then try and avoid it. Like seriously, why did you come here? That's the kind of thing you want to experience. If I'm in Brazil and they're hosting the World Cup, I want to be in the spot where all the Brazilian fans are. Same if I'm in Egypt or France or Canada. You want to cheer with the locals and share their misery if their team loses.

You expect people to be quiet for a two hour curling match?

Nope, where did I say that?

Ah, sorry you said just for the 'last play', whatever that means.

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« Reply #8179 on: May 15, 2018, 12:35:19 PM »
Movie sucks, goes to Applebee's.

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The only reason I mention it is because it was right across from the movie theater. But yeah, Boo Applebee's.


1. If you don't like the movie, that's your opinion. As you are entitled to that, it doesn't mean that others feel the same way. A majority of the other people in the theater could actually be loving what they're seeing.

2. If you are gonna be noisy during a movie, it's not the movies fault because it sucks in your opinion, it's just you being inconsiderate. It's disrespectful and inconsiderate for everyone else trying to watch. If you want people to know you think it sucks, their are plenty of places online for that, but I'm pretty sure you've found them by now.

I'm not going to be noisy throughout the movie. I'm not doing some MST3K routine. But yeah, there have been occasional moments in movies that I've watched where I've lost it.

But yeah if I'm out, I'm going to tell my friends, not just walk out without saying anything. Besides you can already tell when you're friends are not liking a movie before you say anything. Usually it's a sigh or a glance at a phone or something else. You should try walking out of a movie. It's a liberating experience. Same thing with some live band at a bar. I don't care if I paid a cover charge. Give me my free Jack & Coke or Budweiser and let's get out of there. I don't want to listen to some crappy band for 75 minutes just because I already paid money.

And yeah, something like Trinity's death scene, totally warranted a "Just die already". I'm sorry, if I interrupted your deep emotional experience watching Matrix Revolutions. I'm not doing this during films, I'm doing during it during movies.