I miss the theatre experience too. Unless one lives in a big city where there are theaters playing these films, it seems that most of the opportunities to see any of these sort of non-blockbuster type of movies is through various streaming platforms. It's going to get worse as more streaming platforms are going to join the Oscar race with their own distributed films.I hate it that these days we can't even get many Oscar nominees in theatres. I don't want to have to subscribe to multiple alternatives jyst to see these movies.
Yes, DVDs still exist and my local library has a pretty good collection of movies and TV/streaming series. That’s how I have kept up the past two years. No fee to rent and they had curbside pickup until very recently.
Even if your library doesn't have curbside pickup, it may have a shelf where you can pick up your reservations, and a self-service kiosk. I don't think I've actually checked out a book at the desk in years. In the door, grab book, hit the kiosk, and out the door. It's great.
I live in the 5th largest city in the country. I still don't get to see many of the nominated films. Not long ago, the theatres used to run marathons of all the best picture nominated movies.I miss the theatre experience too. Unless one lives in a big city where there are theaters playing these films, it seems that most of the opportunities to see any of these sort of non-blockbuster type of movies is through various streaming platforms. It's going to get worse as more streaming platforms are going to join the Oscar race with their own distributed films.
Ah, I had to give up renting DVDs; had to pay too many fees for not rewinding them before returning them. And the price of a DVD Rewinder was just not worth it.
Remember how exciting it was? "Hey, let's rent a movie tonight!" And everyone would go and scan the aisles trying to find the best movie or two for the evening...
Yes! I’m such a visual person too. If I rent a movie from iTunes now I kinda have to know the name vs seeing everything at the rental store.Remember how exciting it was? "Hey, let's rent a movie tonight!" And everyone would go and scan the aisles trying to find the best movie or two for the evening...
So true. I miss being able to check out each movie & read what it's about. Online streaming is convenient but doesn't have that same feeling.Yes! I’m such a visual person too. If I rent a movie from iTunes now I kinda have to know the name vs seeing everything at the rental store.
No one's talking about Jada. She could have stopped Will from overreacting. She needs to just smile and then talk to Chris afterwards. He could just as easily apologize after the Oscars for not realizing or knowing about her condition.I do hate that people are using the open marriage as a punchline (no pun intended) and are saying that Will should have been okay with Chris' joke because they laughed at jokes about their marriage. As much as I disagree with Will's reaction, the open marriage is something they chose. Jada did not choose to have alopecia. People are also saying that Will reacted that way to prove he's 'A MAN' since Jada wanted the open marriage, so he had to prove his masculinity. The open marriage and the joke about Jada's hair are two completely different and unrelated things. Just like I might be fine with someone teasing me about one thing, but be really sensitive about another thing.
I've also read that according to a 'source', Chris did not know about Jada's alopecia. I hope they don't spin it to 'we've been open about the alopecia so the joke shouldn't have been made...' - just because you've talked openly about something does not mean that everyone is aware of it. Additionally, she's had an incredibly close cropped haircut for years, so it isn't a huge leap for someone to have assumed it was a choice.
I hope the Academy's 'review' leads to them determining to at least suspend Will's membership. I don't agree with them taking back the award (which they aren't planning on doing anyway), since the accolade is completely separate from his actions. But his membership should be suspended (or revoked) since his actions go against the Academy's published standards which deems "physical contact that is uninvited" as unacceptable. I do hope he gets more than just a formal reprimand though, which is one of the outcomes they could decide. In between reprimand and expulsion from the Academy, consequences could, per the charter, include temporary or permanent loss of privileges to attend or participate in Academy events or temporary or permanent loss of eligibility to receive or hold Academy awards or honors.
My prediction, though, is that he will get a reprimand and not be invited to present at next year's Oscars, but nothing further than that.
Academy Reveals It Asked Will Smith to Leave 2022 Oscars After Outburst and He 'Refused'