EPISODE 405: WHY DO WE DO THIS? by · Published December 22, 2014 · Updated December 27, 2015 In this episode, Tyler and David discuss why they want to be film critics.Related Posts:Tyler Takes On the Oscars and Other Stuff You Might Have…Episode 835: Oscars 2023 (Tyler's Take)Episode 834: Oscars 2023Episode 839: Movies About AmnesiaEpisode 844: Movies About Old HollywoodEpisode 845: May FlowersEpisode 840: Michael SnowEpisode 832: Through the Cracks 2022 Share
RIP comfy chairs at the Wilshire Screening Room.
Hey guys thanks for having me aboard.
You’re welcome for listening…David;
I disagree with your stance on movie credits. If you were to ask someone politely to be quiet during a film most civil people will feel guilty and comply. After the movie is over and the lights come on all bets are off. People are gathering their belongings, lining up to leave and some people will feel like giving their immediate reaction to their friends. Some people stay in their seats simply to avoid the initial rush of people leaving.
The credits are still visible on the screen for anyone inclined to read them. The fact that you read them with blaring music kind of negates your argument for silence.
Next time try asking someone to be quiet during the credits and see what kind of response you receive.
Love the show and thank you both for all the great podcasts. Happy Holidays (Merry Christmas) and I’ll be looking forward to another year with BP!
But it’s still the movie. Plus I think giving your immediate reaction to friends is rude and disrespectful. Wait till you’re out of earshot.
I’m interested in hearing what people think of a movie we all watched while leaving the theatre. Its one of the tolerable parts of the communal experience(ugh). Sometimes the room is buzzing with the afterglow after a great film and that can be special. I don’t always agree with or think highly of the opinions expressed but I don’t view it as people being disrespectful, just enthusiastic about movies.
Why wait til they’re out of earshot? Not everyone gets to put their thoughts out on a (fantastic) podcast or write (enjoyable) 700+ word reviews that will be read.
I know this is just my very personal and very rigid opinion but what if, say, I hated a movie and a lot of other people around me loved it? If I turn to my friend and say, “That was the fucking worst,” I’m raining on the parade of everyone in earshot. I don’t wanna do that.
I completely see your point but in the end its just other people’s opinions and we’re all free to form our own. No matter what I think of a movie I’m always curious to hear what you and Tyler have to say. I think you’re setting the bar too high with your standards for theatre etiquette.
I consider it a minor miracle these days if there’s only a handful of jerks checking their iPhones mid movie and no one has brought in a damn hot dog. There are much more heinous grievances to air when it comes to the modern moviegoing experience.
Aaaaand sometimes the credits are not the movie. Sometimes the movie itself will proclaim in big, bold letters before the credits, “The End”. 😉
Well, I know I’m too strict. I just got into a discussion with my wife last night about why a pita is not a sandwich. But we all gotta have standards, right? A man’s gotta have a code.
Don’t worry, Tyler. Nothing newsworthy happened this week in the world of movies. Nothing at all. Bwa ha ha….
I was absolutely furious. I even e-mailed David when the whole Sony thing went down. The subject was, “Of all the fuckin’ weeks…”
“Excuse me, could you stop F****n with that bottle”
Hilarious Tyler, then the apology and the lingering handshake. LOL.
Actually, that whole segment inspired a nice little rant I’m formulating. Great podcast guys.