MOVIES

Tim O'Reilly points to an article on The Big Picture blog about something I talked about a week or so ago, the declining state of movie theaters. He focusses on the increasing number of advertisements at the beginning of movies nowadays. I don't know if they're talking about regular TV ads or movie trailers, I've never seen a regular TV style ad (besides the ones for Fandango at the Century theaters) in the movies. I like the trailers, personally, but I sure would be pissed if I had to sit through ads for Ford or whatever after paying for my ticket. I fast forward commercials on TV for a reason, they suck. The first time I have to watch a regular commercial before a movie will be the last time.