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Movie Pass, Sinemia, AMC A-List and other theater subscriptions

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

  1. Robert Crawford

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    Which means I'll probably love it.:) Just kidding, but I'm going to see it anyway.
     
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    Used A List on it last night in IMAX. Exactly what I expected it to be and enjoyed the whole thing...even though I am not a fan of the franchise. Also snagged tickets for The Farewell, Scary Stories and It Chapter 2. All my A List reservations are filled right now. :D
     
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    I'm a fan of the franchise and I enjoyed this film too. A little long for me, but overall, I had a good time with this film.
     
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    I went Dolby Cinema via A-List and kinda liked it.

    It's completely absurd, but it doesn't pretend to be anything else! :)
     
  5. Doug Wallen

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    Saw it Saturday. I felt it was too long, should have got away from the lab quicker. It did set out to hit it's Mark and it did that. Really liked the cameo/supporting appearance. My wife really liked it (the Rock in Samoan garb).
     
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    I'm inclined to agree -- except that their service has been completely suspended for a while, so no one is using them right now. What surprises me is that the report says this password changing nonsense was happening last summer, which is when Movie Pass still had a lot of subscribers, before the opening of Mission Impossible when they collapsed.
     
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    This stat is the most damning for me:

    "The number of MoviePass subscribers plummeted from more than 3 million last year to just 225,000 in under a year, according to a Business Insider report in April."

    I'm still curious if they're actually going to come back once the app has been redone. If I was cynical, I'd say no and provides the perfect cover.
     
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    I doubt it. I would be very surprised if they had any customers to come back to.

    Except that everyone would know it wasn't really the app redesign that did them in, so how perfect would it be?
     
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    Saw yesterday with A-pass the weird sort-of sci fi thriller ECCO. Has a few good elements, but overall this movie just didn't work that well for me. My grade: "C"

     
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    My A-list movie today was The Art of Racing in the Rain. Try to imagine Kevin Costner as a golden retriever who believes in reincarnation and seems to be college educated. He over-narrates this movie about a race car driver and the ups and downs of their lives. It's even weirder than it sounds. But corny. But sort of an ok movie. My rating: "C+"
     
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    I wonder if A-List has tightened up its access to "special engagement" movies?

    For example, the other day I wanted to get a ticket to the one-day only 50th anniversary showing of the revised "Woodstock" movie, and when I tried to book it I got a message saying this wasn't eligible for A-List and so I would have to pay regular full price. Likewise, a local AMC is showing a concert documentary movie about the Korean boy band "BTS", and while this is playing on multiple nights (7 PM every night this coming week) I again got a message that this isn't eligible for A-List.

    Now, since joining A-List more than a year ago, I have understood that A-List has always said that certain special engagements are not eligible. But it just seemed to me that they were looser with that last year. For example, last fall, when Marvel re-released 20 movies from 2008 onwards, a 10th anniversary film festival, several in the IMAX format for the first time, I was able to see a few of them via A-List. Also, there was a 50th Anniversary release of "2001", also in IMAX, that only showed for a weekend, and I was able to see that with A-List as well. Seemed like the only special engagements they actually blacked out were those opera things I never care to see, or the special "fan previews" where you get to see a new film a few days before its official release, which I don't care about either.

    Just bad luck for me with the two recent titles, or do you think AMC has drawn a harder line? Thoughts?

    Or maybe a change in my status? I used to be on the regular A-List program, but as of July 30 this year, I am now on the lowest-rung "34 state" plan.
     
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    It's not the "low rung" thing - I'm currently on the 50-state thing and it won't let me buy tickets to BTS.

    I never paid much attention to "special events" like that, so I don't know if there's been a change!
     
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    My A-list movie yesterdays was a really weak shark attack movie called 47 Meters Down. It was so bad I almost left in the middle of it, which is rare for me. The end of it actually got a little better, but overall I'd rate it a "D+".
     
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    The Marvel repeats were booked by the theaters as normal events (even though it was a special presentation) so that’s why they were A-List eligible.

    Woodstock is a Fathom Event - those are never A-List eligible. BTS is either Fathom or four-walled by its distributor, so not A-List eligible either.
     
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    My A-list movie today was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Liked it! Nice period details from 1968. Good performances. Scary at times. Meaningful story imho. My rating: "A-"
     

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