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Today , 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic
When DeNiro rapes his supposed love, I was out.
That was tough to watch.

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Today , 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic
40 summers ago, these five films were all released within weeks of each other:

E.T.
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Tron
The Thing
Blade Runner


What an extraordinary summer that was...and I remember seeing them all in the theater back then!
Not to mention Poltergeist was released the same day as TWOK and Raiders of the Lost Ark was released one week after Tron.
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Today , 03:34 PM
are you sure? I thought Raiders was a 1981 film...I was graduating high school when that came out
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Today , 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic
are you sure? I thought Raiders was a 1981 film...I was graduating high school when that came out
You're right. That was a re-release in 1982 on July 16th.
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Today , 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic
I can't stand Once Upon A Time In America. Not one likable character, and yes, that ending is ridiculous. Beautifully shot, tho
Leone made a good half dozen movies better than OUATIA at least
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Today , 05:20 PM
Prey was a pretty good kick ass actioner, and best entry into the Predator franchise since Predator 2.
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Today , 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by diebitter
I've watched it a few times, and still can't work out what happens with that dumpster truck.
Another theory is that the garbage truck carried hitmen who Max had hired to knock off Noodles if Noodles had knocked off Max. Max went out to call them off.

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Today , 07:33 PM
In my medium-sized city, Raiders Of The Lost Ark was so popular that it ran for more than a year. It was the first movie I saw more than once in a theater - once at the first-run regular price cinema not long after it opened, and again about a year later at the discount second-run cinema. Actually, I think the second-run cinema had some kind of celebration when the movie had run there for a year, so including the first run place, it was probably close to a year and a half total.

These days I often don't even hear about a movie I want to see until it's almost (or already) gone from the theaters, and there are no second-run places convenient to where I live. The old system was so much better, where movies would play in fewer cinemas, but for much longer, so you always had lots of choices. Now it's generally all the same 6-8 movies, playing in several different rooms in every multiplex, and you only get a few weeks to see any individual film.
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Today , 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by chillrob
In my medium-sized city, Raiders Of The Lost Ark was so popular that it ran for more than a year. It was the first movie I saw more than once in a theater - once at the first-run regular price cinema not long after it opened, and again about a year later at the discount second-run cinema. Actually, I think the second-run cinema had some kind of celebration when the movie had run there for a year, so including the first run place, it was probably close to a year and a half total.

These days I often don't even hear about a movie I want to see until it's almost (or already) gone from the theaters, and there are no second-run places convenient to where I live. The old system was so much better, where movies would play in fewer cinemas, but for much longer, so you always had lots of choices. Now it's generally all the same 6-8 movies, playing in several different rooms in every multiplex, and you only get a few weeks to see any individual film.
I went to watch it at the Apollo Theater, a local run movie theater in my town.

I remember not knowing anything about it, just that my friend wanted to see it since it was from Lucas and Spielberg.

Was very impressed, and it ran for a year at that theater, at least.

Trying to remember any other movie that had a run like that and I can't.
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Today , 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by chillrob
In my medium-sized city, Raiders Of The Lost Ark was so popular that it ran for more than a year. It was the first movie I saw more than once in a theater - once at the first-run regular price cinema not long after it opened, and again about a year later at the discount second-run cinema. Actually, I think the second-run cinema had some kind of celebration when the movie had run there for a year, so including the first run place, it was probably close to a year and a half total.

These days I often don't even hear about a movie I want to see until it's almost (or already) gone from the theaters, and there are no second-run places convenient to where I live. The old system was so much better, where movies would play in fewer cinemas, but for much longer, so you always had lots of choices. Now it's generally all the same 6-8 movies, playing in several different rooms in every multiplex, and you only get a few weeks to see any individual film.
When I was a kid (Chicago) all of the movies opened downtown where they were exclusive for at least a couple weeks. Then they would release in all of the outlying and suburban theaters. Going downtown for a brand new movie was a huge treat. Once they made it to the outliers almost everything was a double feature. No ciniplexes in those days. We called going to the movies "going to the show". Maybe its misplaced nostalgia but I prefer those days.
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