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AMC A-List & other theater subscriptions (See Post #2314)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. benbess

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    Today's A-list movie was Ready or Not, which I thought was a so-so horror-comedy movie. My rating: "C+"
     
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    Today's A-list was Angel Has Fallen, which I thought was surprisingly good given the bad reviews. My rating: B+
     
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  4. Colin Jacobson

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    On the other hand, this part of the article adds some perspective:

    "The company said since AMC moved their headquarters to Leawood in 2013, full-time employment at their home office has grown from fewer than 400 workers to over 600 employees."

    Maybe they expanded to more staff than they needed?

    Even with the layoffs, they'll still have 550 people (including 15 positions they won't fill) in 2020 vs. the 400 they had in 2013...
     
  5. Malcolm R

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    Cinemascore was A- and RT Audience score was 94%, so apparently the critics are trying to squash another fun film.
     
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    Today's A-list was Angry Birds 2, which for me was laugh-out-loud funny in several places. It's very silly, but well animated and has some good music. B+
     
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    Although I have no intention of seeing it regardless, I got an email from Sony and Regal saying that if I buy a ticket to Angry Birds 2 in theaters that they’ll give me free digital copies of that movie plus Spider-Man Far From Home and Men In Black International once they’re available for home viewing.
     
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    AB2 is a massive disappointment for SONY. The first film did $107m DOM and $352m WW. This movie has made $27m DOM and is basically finished. I guess they are desperate to get people to give it a chance, LOL.
     
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    Yeah, that must be it - a conspiracy! :rolleyes:


    There are boohoogles of "fun films" that got great reviews. The notion that critics brought out the long knives for this one seems absurd...
     
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    I'm surprised "AB2" flopped so hard. It's gotten decent to good reviews, mainly, and it came out at a time without much competition.

    Maybe family audiences are still seeing "Lion King" so "AB2" got ignored!
     
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    A-List Report, Month 13 (July 29 - August 28, 2019)

    As of July 29, my A-List status has changed, I am now on the lowest-tier 34 state plan that is still $21 a month with tax. As I did not travel to a non-covered state last month, I was unaffected by that. So here's the report. Note that the cost savings numbers do not include the Fandango Rewards films mentioned below:

    Movies seen via A-List during this month ....... 12 (16) **

    Cost if I was not on A-List ................................. $104

    A-List savings ..................................................... $83



    Movies seen via A-List since July 29, 2018 ........ 164 (174) **

    Cost if I bought tickets at box office ................... $1356

    A-List cost ............................................................... $273

    Cumulative lifetime savings ............................ $1083

    ** In addition to the 12 booked A-lIst movies, I also saw 4 additional movies this month for free thanks to Fandango Rewards. Since these Rewards were earned entirely from booking A-List tickets via Fandango, A-List deserves credit for them as well. I strongly recommend anyone using A-List to book via Fandango to earn these rewards. I started doing so in May, and in just three months have seen 10 free movies thanks to their $5 rewards - I see an early showing where the ticket price is $5.
     
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    I'm hoping for a future 4K/UHD releases of these great films. I'll be there for each of these showings.

    Now through September 18th on Sundays and Wednesdays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, GQT will be presenting The Lord of the Rings in GDX. Director Peter Jackson's production house has digitally remastered these films in high resolution for our biggest screens available. No surcharge for GDX, regular ticket prices apply. Get tickets now!

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    Regal did the same thing last year on their RPX screens.
     
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    I think that's exactly what it is.
     
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    My A-list movie yesterday was the gritty crime drama Killerman. It didn't quite come together, but it was still sometimes a ride if you can handle the brutal violence. My rating: "B-"
     
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    There was also Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and the Dora movie out at the same time. Not huge hits, but they provide additional choices and splinter the younger demo.
     
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    Because "Scary" is PG-13, I don't see it in the same demo as "Dora", "AB2" and "Lion King"...
     
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    So by that logic, no viewers in that age group are attending any of the Marvel films, either.
     
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    I didn't say that, but I think Marvel movies are viewed as more "little kid friendly" than a horror movie is.

    Seems like parents will be much more willing to let their kids watch superheroes than a "PG-13" horror flick.

    Cripes, look at this poster - does it say "bring your 7-year-old"?

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    Malcolm R

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    It's based on a series of best-selling children's books, recommended for ages 8 to 12.

    Product details
    • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
    • Grade Level: 4 - 6
    • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
    • Series: Scary Stories
    • Paperback: 128 pages
    • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (July 27, 2010)
     

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