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Do you side with the NCAA business model or the players?   The Pleasure Seeking You: Entertainment & Sports

Started Jun-21 by Showtalk; 4217 views.
Showtalk said:

They have ruined entertainment in the process. Novels must contain socially relevant phrases even if they don’t fit. Television shows all covered new realities, even when they had little to do with the ongoing storylines. The Olympics are going to be fully of political references and commentary even though they aren’t supposed to be.

I have stopped consuming any of the entertainment that has been released within the past decade or so. That is one of the reasons I never bothered to get the antenna set up again. There's no way I'd watch an Emmys or a Golden Globes or a Grammys, and finally enough time has passed that I don't recognize the name of any of the younger starlets, athletes, and such.

At least I voted with my wallet. I haven't spent a dollar on the entertainment industry in quite some time.

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From: Showtalk 

Jul-20

I watch TV but have become much more selective than I was before.  I used to see one movie a week, either in the theater or on DVD. Now I haven’t gone to a movie in years.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jul-20

Showtalk said...

I watch TV but have become much more selective than I was before.

After I got out of school, I've never really been a TV watcher. My wife has several programs she watches and I've become accustomed to watching them with her, but if she's not around... I don't turn the TV on.

Showtalk said...

I used to see one movie a week, either in the theater or on DVD. Now I haven’t gone to a movie in years.

I've only been to a total of two movie theaters in the past 44 years and the last time I went to one was more than 30 years ago.

Movies on video cassette tapes or more recently DVD's... I'll watch occasionally, but not really that regularly.

FWIW

 

Showtalk said:

Now I haven’t gone to a movie in years.

I don't think I've been to a movie in a theater since maybe 2002 or 2003. And haven't bought any DVDs in at least 7 to 10 years, and never did get NetFlix or anything like that. So I haven't seen anything that wasn't free for around a decade or so.

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Jul-21

Movies changed a lot in the last 15 years.

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Jul-21

First movie ticket prices went way up. I used to pay no more than $5 a ticket. Then it jumped up to $13 with no discount for days or times.  Matinees used to be very inexpensive.  Then content changed

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jul-21

Showtalk said...

Movies changed a lot in the last 15 years.

Yes, but most of the DVDs I rent are old ones I've never seen before.

And of the few of the newer ones I did rent, I wished I hadn't.

In my era, we had super heros like Batman, Superman, Fantastic Four, etc. They were all fighting the evil doers. But one I rented showed two of the super heros I used to watch battling it out against each other and that just tied my stomach in knots and I just couldn't get over it.

FWIW

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From: Showtalk 

Jul-21

They have changed superhero stories from the originals.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

Jul-22

Showtalk said...

They have changed superhero stories from the originals.

It seems like they're attempting to destroy everything we all held near and dear to our hearts... and it's not just super heros either.

FWIW

Showtalk said:

First movie ticket prices went way up. I used to pay no more than $5 a ticket. Then it jumped up to $13 with no discount for days or times. Matinees used to be very inexpensive. Then content changed

I remember seeing movies for only about 50 cents admission per person when I was a kid. I remember paying $1.50 to se a midnight showing of Star Trek - The Motion Picture - where they got the original 1966 cast together.

Then things kept creeping up. It cost over $5 a few years later to see "Scrooged" over Thanksgiving in 1988.

And then later, I quit going to see movies for all the reasons you listed.

 Not only the cost, but the plain old hassle factor. It was the whole no outside food or drink policy being more strongly enforced by theaters that likely hit my tipping point, combined with movies turning into 2 hour long radical left wing propaganda pieces.

I really can't identify the straw that broke the camel's back, or any single watershed event that made me turn my back on the entertainment industry as a whole, but it was more like a steady drip-drip-drip of little irritants which made the experience no longer pleasurable. Then one day it was like "While I never bothered to keep track of it, I think it's been a full decade since I last saw a new movie". And then "you know, the last movies I really enjoyed were those made from the 1930s through the late 1970s, and a few in the 1980s, but since the 1990s I don't even know much about most of them."

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