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Water Bottle

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  1. I remember studying when people thought HBO and other premium channels was going to kill movie theaters. Then when home media market came it was going to kill theaters. Then Netflix was supposed to kill movie theaters. I think people forget that the people who liked going to the movie theater and can afford it will still go to the movie theater because most of those people don't have a 50 feet screen in their home. Movie theaters might need to change but they were going to change anyways. There was no way around it: life is about change and adjusting to that change. But not everybody is going to pick to watch blockbusters on streaming services. At least not every blockbuster. But take this: IMAX and premium formats are more expensive than a normal theater screening. And given a choice between the two, plenty of people STILL picked to pay more for the premium formats. Yes movie theaters are losing that exclusive window but that window has been and was going to close anyways. Movie theaters just can't delay it anymore with big movies. But they still have something streaming can't offer: the full theatrical experience. And it's THAT experience that people will pay for despite HBO, despite the home media market at it's heyday, despite Netflix, and despite now big movies being released on streaming at the same time as movie theaters. Because I'd, and I wager I'm not alone, much rather watch once COVID is over movies like Wonder Woman and Mulan the first time on the big screen.
  2. Yes solid considering the circumstances. This is a box office/movie forum. There is less theatrical movie news and no box office. If you really think we wouldn't have lost a lot of members and activity over that, then I think you have confused why a large portion of the community did come to this site for: to discuss how their movies are doing and how future movies will do. I can tell you right now that over the years, activity on this site has gone up when the box office is doing really well and tapered when the box office is slow. There is a direct correlation with how movies are doing and the activity on this site. I've attached a chart of total posts over time so you can see what I mean: we peak when the box office peaks, we are very weak when the box office is weak. So 50% loss of activity with no box office? Yeah, solid. I sincerely hope Avatar 2, with other big tentpoles, can help bring people back to theaters and bring the box office back. January 2020 posts: 14,778 February 2020 posts: 15,554 (posts went up despite the fanboy thread being closed at the START of February) March 2020 posts: 16,278 May 2020 posts: 10,773-here you see a drop-off. I'm guessing COVID/theaters closing drove posting in March since it was so new. But as movie news slowed down and with no box office... June 2020 posts: 8,155 July 2020: 7,149 August 2020: 7,864 September 2020: 7,516 October 2020: 7,452 So with half the members we are making...about half the posts. Which is what you'd expect.
  3. I imagine a lot of the friendly faces you are missing did indeed leave after we cracked down on trolling. We are perfectly fine with a community that is smaller but better to be in than a community that is larger but toxic. But I know you like your data so I'm going to share some with you. We can actually track community activity. The site lists this as "The total number of members who submitted new content, followed something, or reacted to something on the community in the specified time period." Our data for February 2020: 578 (down from 593 in 2019...not a significant amount). The fanboy thread was locked down at the start of February and we did not seem to lose any real activity during February. Our data for March 2020 when the lockdowns started: 473 And we've been around 300 until Tenet came out when it went back up slightly to 355 (and 367 in September) then it went back down to around 300. Oddly enough our activity lulls are usually in September! What do we see here? We lost about 200 members around the lockdown. We gained a little bit when there was box office then it went back down. So two things: 1) One people actually did come here to discuss box office numbers especially during blockbuster seasons. 2) Yes there are movies in the pipeline but news is slow on that front due to COVID and there isn't as much to discuss. 300 member activity is actually pretty solid for us. Of course, since you seem to think people are fleeing our site to other sites, you are free to go ahead and stop posting here and start posting at these sites with less moderation. Have a good day JCS.
  4. Pfft. They will soon be trained not in Evanism or Chalamism but in the unifying power that is Pineism. (also how crazy is it that Chris Evans was in the Fantastic Four movies)
  5. Hello! It's with great pride that I'm proud to announce that @Cap and @Eric #RIPChadwick have both been promoted from being general moderators to Junior Admins. I believe that both will do a good job and should provide an active leadership presence amongst the staff and community at large. They have been exemplary moderators who have handled issues with a good head. Eric is also a creator of some of the best weekend threads this site has seen. I believe that with the two of them, along with some changes I'll soon be making behind the scenes on how the staff works, will help ensure that the moderating staff is fair and that this is a fun site to be a member of.
  6. SALE HAS STARTED! 50% off Gold Account for One Month ($7.50 instead of the usual $15!) 50% off Premium Account for One Month ($5.00 instead of the usual $10) 50% off Gold Account for One Year ($82 instead of the usual $165) Now is a perfect time to jump on board BOT and support us! Thanks to the box office shutting down, we've seen donations decrease in general so help keep us going now that the box office is back and consider donating if you can!
  7. Tomorrow morning I'll remember to start the sale. But it will be 25% off one month of Gold, 25% off one month of Premium!
  8. For more information, check out that thread. Here is the trailer again: You can watch Northwood Pie now! If you like the movie, feel free to leave a review on IMDB and on Amazon or whatever store you bought it from! Let us also know what you think in here!
  9. Netflix works pretty well. You can also use Amazon's app. Plus HBO Max just came out which has a bunch of movies but it's somehow not on Roku. Vudu also has movies. Plenty of apps with movies!
  10. 1,211 people are talking about this And this is why you have to thoroughly vet who you give money to...I feel bad for everyone who gave money expecting it to have an immediate effect. Right now, it's not going to...and it may never, since this was only outed accidentally by the fund itself...who has finally stopped accepting donations it wasn't using... I wasn't expecting an immediate effect. But that doesn't mean the donation is wasted or bad or that every protestor is going to be helped.
  11. So basically what I'm hearing is just stay in my apartment until I get vaccinated.
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