Sunday, October 17, 2010

Contest Time

Just kidding (but I am considering a contest).
I haven't been blogging in forever! My main reasons for quitting temporarily...
  •  Not enough time
  • Blogging about my job frustrates me
  • Trying to figure out more important things (new job, college stuff)
  • Other excuses I can't think of right now...
Whatever the reason is, it's gone now. I'm going to try and keep up with writing and bad grammar and all that stuff.

What I was thinking was that I should start up a contest of some sort? I get a lot of free crap for working at the theater. Shirts, posters, keychains, stuff like that. I don't need any of it really because it's just taking up I should hold contests to gain readers (lol) and get rid of some of my stuff! Scott Pilgrim fans better get ready cause I have a shitload of posters and pins.

Some awesome things...

  • I had to retake my drug test at my new job because I didn't pee enough the first time. I also have really bad pee shyness so I could barely pee the second time. It didn't help that there was some old lady talking to me the entire time I was trying to piss. This makes for a great icebreaker...
  • I've developed a new tradition. There's a photobooth that just got put in by the theater and I've taken so many pictures in it. Obviously I'm bad at decorating pictures. I don't know if I should clarify this or not, but I'm the blonde one.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Choosing a Goddamn Seat at the Theater

I hate doing this. I don't think there's a such thing as a "perfect seat" unless I'm in "theater three." Theater three is where my sister and I first watched Scott Pilgrim. We both saw that movie seven times (wtf) and sat in the same spot every time. Scott Pilgrim4lyfe I guess.

All of our theaters are just a big bunch of seats with no aisle separating them except for on the sides. The only theater we have with a center aisle is the 3D theater.

One thing I noticed about the 3D theater is the "bromance seating." This is where one friend (usually a 25-30 year-old male) will sit on one side of the aisle and the other friend (again, 25-30 years old) will sit directly across from him on the other side. Whenever something cool or funny happens they will look at eachother, either giving "the nod" or "the smug laugh" to the other person.

Speaking of movie theater seating, isn't there a set of unwritten rules lying around somewhere that I can show people when they sit DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ME?!  I'm a fan of waiting until movies die down a little before I go to them so my guest and I have the theater to ourselves. But usually there is one or two other groups of people in there with us. On more than one occasion one of the groups of people will sit either one or two rows directly in front of us. Why? Why would you do that? That's the equivalent of pissing in a urinal right next to someone else (I'm so bad at giving examples).

Do you usually sit in the same spot everytime you go to the theater? Or do you just sit wherever? Are you one of those people who stand around forever trying to find "the perfect seat?" Cause if you're one of those people then I don't like you.

Other news -
Saw Legend of the Guardians last night and I really liked it. I was waiting until it died down of all the little kids to see it. My sister and I had the theater to ourselves except one of my friends showed up with her mom. This pisses me off cause I invited her to come with us but instead of saying yes or no she just shows up with her mom! Wtf.

My month-long (lol) search for a second job has finally ended. I finally got a call back from one of them asking for an interview. This was two days ago that they called for an interview. So yesterday I had the interview and today around 4 PM they called saying I got the job. It is at a grocery store. But they also have a dining area where they sell Chinese food and stuff. So I'll be the cashier at the dining area.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Your Favorite Movies

Since this is a movie blog, I think it would be appropriate to ask the few readers I have what their favorite movies are.

Do you like action movies? Comedy? Horror? Crappy movies (Vampires Suck)?

My biggest (and only) lie during my job interview was saying that I love watching movies. Personally, I am not really a big fan of them. I never have the patience to sit through and watch them. When I saw Easy A last week I left the theater for a half hour to talk to my friend who was working that night. Dang I missed the "sex scene!"

I always get the "you do not like watching movies?! Then why even work at the theater?!" My opinion is that I do not have to love watching movies to work at a movie theater. Do grocery store cashiers love groceries? Or do all those people who work in the septic pumping business love shit? That was a bad example...

There are a few exceptions for movies I can watch over and over and not get sick of them. I have very weird tastes.
  • District 9
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Labyrinth
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Kung Pow (I get a lot of crap for liking this)
  • The Host
I'm a really big fan of watching TV though. I could sit around and watch DVD box sets of The Venture Brothers for four hours (well over the equivalent of two moves wtf). I will never understand that.

Other news...
Holy Shitbitch from Heck is back working at the theater and she's been extremely nice ever since. I don't know what happened. I'm not gonna get too comfortable with her new-found kindness, though.
I found sixty cents and a little keychain that has bubbles and a bubble wand in it while cleaning out Wall Street.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My Opinions on 3D Movies

I shouldn't have to be the one you're hearing this from, but everything nowadays is in 3D. If you can't make it good, make it 3D I guess.

I have only seen four 3D movies in my entire life:
  • Piranha
  • Toy Story 3
  • Resident Evil Afterlife
  • Cats and Dogs 2
What I don't get is what is the appeal of 3D movies? Does it make the picture clearer or better? Does it make it look like the movie is "coming at you?" I can't stand 3D and most of our customers complain upon exiting the theater that "NOTHING IN THAT MOVIE WAS 3D!!!"

I originally thought the reason I never saw anything in 3D was because I'm blind in my left eye. But after asking my coworkers if they can really notice a difference or anything between 3D and 2D they say no.

Another thing to add to my hatred of 3D? The 3D glasses. They are the most uncomfortable things I have ever worn. Usually if the movie starts getting boring I'll take the glasses off and watch the blurry screen for about ten minutes until the throbbing pain in my ears goes away.

The glasses used at our theater have to be collected and washed after each showing of the movie (we reuse our glasses because they're around $70 a piece). Many people complain about this or make up excuses so they can keep them...
  • "I paid for the glasses so I should get to keep them!" No, you paid for the movie, not the glasses.
  • "I lost them!" If they "lose them" we aren't allowed to let them leave until the glasses are found.
  • "Derp, how much for the glasses?" 
Why would you want to keep 3D glasses anyway? As a souvenir?
Do you know who we have to blame for this? James Cameron of course. It seems (at least I've noticed) that ever since Avatar, all movies have to be in 3D to get some extra brownie points on their already shitty reviews. Not trying to say Avatar got a shitty review or anything.

What is your opinion on 3D movies? Or 3D in general?

Other news -
I didn't win one of the three Resident Evil shirts my boss was having a drawing for. ;-;
I tried Sour Patch Kids for the first time ever today and they were Godly to say the least.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Freshmaker

 Are you the type of person who sneaks food into the movie theater? I admit that I still do even though I am able to get free pop and popcorn (mainly I just sneak in candy).

People usually aren't too secretive when they sneak food in. But mostly I catch them too late so I just let them keep it. Tonight while cleaning out Easy A I found the goldmine of food snuck in by customers. My best find? Chinese food. Seriously, who brings in entire meals like that? I also found the fork they used four rows away from the actual food.

My boss offered me breadsticks (lol) to bring in last Tuesday but I declined because they were cold.

What food do I come across most while cleaning out theaters?

If the title of the blog or the picture didn't give it away the answer is Mentos. Seriously. I have no idea why, but everytime I work I find at least two Mentos wrappers. What do Mentos taste like anyway? Are they mints?  Just looked them up on Wikipedia and they come in a lot of flavors I guess.

Not sure if it's one regular customer who just sneaks Mentos in a lot or if our customers really like Mentos.

In other news...
  • I got a poster for Wall Street. Pretty awesome I suppose. Will look nice hung up next to my Marmaduke poster (just kidding, just kidding).
  • I changed my display picture to a cat. I forgot I had this picture saved in some dark corner of my computer. It looks much better than my old one I think.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Are you 55+ years old? Want to impress you significant other? Pt. 2

The last time I posted on this topic, I was covering the movie The American. Can you guess what I’m posting about this time? It’s…

You guessed wrong! It’s The Town.
Old people have been flocking in waves to see this. I don’t see this as an “old people” movie, like The American and Eat, Pray, Love were.
I don’t really have any funny stories to go along with this movie, maybe only a couple.
Old guy with his wife: “Two kids to The Town!”
Cashier ringing them up: “Well then I’m gonna have to see your ID!”
I can barely hold in my laughter!
Twenty-something year-old girl: “One ticket to The Home.”
I was ringing up her tickets at that time and had no idea what she was talking about. So I quickly scanned all the movies we currently had through my mind and realized.
Me: “T-the Town you mean?”
Me: *fakest laugh ever*
Obviously the above stories aren’t the best I’ve come across. I guess all the weirdos are staying inside for the winter.

What Would Jesus Do?

Situation. You’re cleaning out the theater after the latest and greatest showing of Devil when all of a sudden you run into it. A FULL (opened) BAG OF CANDY. What do you do? Do you A) Throw it away. B) Eat it. C) Hide it and take it home and eat it while crying (“HOW DID IT GET THIS BAD?!”)
I have asked myself this question many times after encountering this situation (many times). I also ask myself “why didn’t this person finish their candy? Not up to their tastes? Not hungry? Spit in it hoping that the usher would eat it?”
The only time I’ve actually eaten candy I’ve found in a theater was when I found an unopened, 1 ounce box of Mike and Ikes. Before you ask - yes - they were good.
My biggest regret since I’ve started my job? Not eating those Jolly Rancher Sours I found back in August.

I want to try these so bad, but I don’t want to have to pay the $3.25 that the movie theater charges for them. I also haven’t been able to find them anywhere else. Such is life!