The Dangers of All Digital Theaters

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Hi all…

I have to say that I am disappointed at the moment. I was all set to go see Babylon A.D. today, got to my local (and fairly new) Hollywood Theaters location up in northern Colorado Springs… and was told that there would be no shows today due to problems with the film. Either the film didn’t get delivered correctly (via satellite probably) or the actual theater where the movie was to be shown had damaged equipment. I’m betting it was the former.

Now… I had a small window of opportunity to see the movie today and evidently it wasn’t fated to be. (Regardless of the fact that it’s received horrible press so far, I still want to see the film.)

If I had gone to a traditional theater, one where actual reels of film had been delivered physically to the location, I wouldn’t have run into this issue. But because I chose a digital theater, I ran into trouble.

I have to say that this is the first time since I’ve gone to this theater that this has occurred (it opened the weekend that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls opened, so it’s only been open since May). So perhaps the issues are not causing them too much trouble.

But I have to wonder when I go to the Hollywood Movies website today and it shows this:

Hollywood Theaters Website - Babylon AD ad

The theater seems to be to blame for my not being able to see this movie. And I have to say that the ticket seller didn’t even suggest a different movie. He just kind of blew me off, which further exacerbated my situation.

Oh well. My wife and I may end up seeing this later in the weekend, but probably not at this theater. I’d hate to be “turned away” again.

–Fitz

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It’s Indy IV Day!

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Hey all!

Indiana Jones is at it again… Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes out today at your friendly neighborhood theater. Anybody care to share their early reviews? I won’t get a chance to see it until tomorrow, but I’m excited and hope that Indy, Spielberg, Lucas, and John Williams can pull some magic out of their hats to make it all worthwhile!

Let me know what you think and I’ll post my review over the weekend!

Until next time!
–Fitz

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Indy Week is Here!!!

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Hi all…

It’s Indy week. Can you believe it?

It’s nearly been 20 years since The Last Crusade graced the screens.

And Indiana Jones is still able to move. Harrison Ford is an amazing man to still be making an action movie in is mid-60s!

That said… I have to say a few things.

I’m looking forward to this film. Unfortunately I will not see it on opening day due to the fact that my youngest is having her tonsils removed that day. However, I will probably see it on Friday or Saturday and post my review after that.

So of the three prior movies of the adventures of Dr. Jones, I would have to say that Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favorite, followed by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and lastly Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Doom just never did anything for me. But Raiders epitomizes the best of all adventure movies. Humor, excitement, danger, explosions, ancient Egypt, and bad dates. 🙂

I’m hoping that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes anywhere close to Raiders, but will be happy if it’s in the same league as The Last Crusade. Temple of Doom was more than a little disappointing for me, so if it stoops that low, I’ll be very disappointed.

Music-wise, I was stoked to hear that John Williams will once again be scoring Indy’s travels. Raiders has such an iconic theme that it would be tough to envision anyone else doing the soundtrack.

Of the Indy movies, what was your favorite? Let me know!

–Fitz

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