Why Didn't You Go To The Movies Last Weekend?

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-09-10 15:03:03discussion comments
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Simply not interested in any of the movies that are out?
Sometimes it’s hard to credit general audiences with discernible taste (remember when The Devil Inside was the number one movie in the country?), perhaps the problem is that the movies that are out right now aren’t interesting anybody. The new releases from this past weekend – The Words and The Cold Light of Day – both totally bombed, opening at number three and number 13, respectively. Critics have not been all too kind to the current top five, with the titles averaging only 47.8% on the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. Perhaps people just don’t want to see the movies that Hollywood casually dumps into theaters like a kid who “cleans their room” by taking all their junk and shoving it into a closet.


Saving your money for something coming up later this year?
The movies out right now look pretty crappy, but the truth is that we have an exciting season coming up. As mentioned in our Fall Movie Guide there are a number of movies coming out in the next few months that we are tremendously excited for, such as titles like Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Rian Johnson’s Looper, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, and Ben Affleck’s Argo. We’re still going through a time of economic hardship, so is it possible that people are just saving their $10 for a bigger and better movie coming up soon? Do people actually think that far ahead?

What do you think the reason is? Why have you been avoiding the movies as of late? Answer in the poll below and then join the conversation in the comments section.

Why Aren't You Going To The Movies?

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