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MoviePass is Officially Dead….I May Have Contributed Heavily To Its Death, But I Did Love It

RIP In Peace.

Movie Pass was such a fascinating era in pop culture. It felt like there was no news of the company when it started but all the news in the world when it started to fail. Had I known earlier of its existence there’s no telling what kinda damage I would’ve done to that company. For the maybe year I had it, I was running quite the racket and definitely contributed to its down fall. Anybody who knows me knows I love a good value scheme and Movie Pass was my favorite one. Sure I saw every movie release that came out. I tried seeing movies a few times because I would fall asleep the first time around. At one point I tried watching the Death of Stalin 5 days in a row because A.) I felt like I was too dumb at the time for foreign political humor and 2.) I would keep on falling asleep during it. None of it mattered because I would get all the tickets for the low price of 9.99 a month. But it wasn’t just about watching movies I haven’t seen or really liked. It was about the Value when it came to Regal Points. No lie I should be treated like a king at my local Regal because of how much I would stop in. Back when it first started I had maybe like 50 points….Now?

Went from like 0 to over half a million all because i would just rack the shit out of points from tickets. There use to be this girl every Sunday working the ticket counter who was just hung over as shit constantly. I would roll through every Sunday while I was out getting lunch. This poor girl wanted nothing to do with waking life to the point where I would buy a ticket, stroll in, check in, get some candy and just walk out and on certain days when she caught me walking out she would freak out thinking she just napped through a 90 minute to 2 hour movie because who on earth would just buy a ticket just to walk out at any point through. Those were the Glory days. It was suppose to be a goal of mine to accumulate enough points to where i could buy out one of the smaller theaters all on free points that earned free tickets. Alas those dreams are long gone.

Sinemia was a small blip that died out officially before MoviePass even did. Fuck them though, they cancelled my account because i watched a movie 3 times. That shit would never have happened with Movie Pass. Sinemia made you financially commit a year and then would hide those facts up front and tell you to go fuck your self and cancel your service with out warning. They wanted you to fail while they flash their smile that says “1 movie a day” and smirk knowing they had more stipulations than the bible has words.

And now its to the point where Regal offers a subscription service. Sure i can see a movie once a day or at least get a ticket once a day, but the value engine just isn’t the same. Moviepass would pay for the full cost of the ticket so I was getting like the full value of points from a ticket. Now it just gives you a free ticket a day. I’m not accruing any points. Feels like i have a basic child’s credit card now. Sure i could make purchases but I’ll never rack up enough sky miles from spending cash on pop corn and soda. Sure it was a failing service. Sure the premise made no sense what so ever from a business stand point. But that didn’t matter. In the Marvel era of movies and in an age where its almost impossible to make a horrible movie, MoviePass was gods gift to man. And while i love the movie, Ill never forget it was Mission Impossible Fallout that pretty much was the first cut that was like taking a broad sword to the throat of an aging dying body that was the financially unstable MoviePass Subscription Service.

As Octavia Spencer Plans On Buying Out A Screening Of “Black Panther” For Underserved Communities, I Too Want To Buy Out A Screening Except To Keep People Out Of The Theater

EW- Octavia Spencer is bringing her own brand of super-heroism to Black Panther.
The Academy Award-winning actress announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she plans to buy out a movie theatre in Mississippi, where she will be when the film opens, to offer screenings to underserved communities.
“I will be in MS when this movie opens. I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero. I will let you know where and when Mississippi. Stay tuned. #KingsAndQueensWillRise,” she captioned an Instagram post that featured an image promoting the film,
Spencer previously bought out screenings of Hidden Figures in low-income neighborhoods in Los Angeles to ensure those that could not afford to see the inspiring film would be able to have the chance. Many of her Hidden Figures costars then followed suit.
Black Panther hits theaters on Feb. 16.

What a heart on Octavia Spencer. Honestly that’s so dope of her. Black Panther looks like it’s gonna be awesome and from what I’ve heard with the World Premier earlier this week, it is awesome and gonna be a huge hit. To finally have a black super hero on screen in a good movie is a great thing and for Octavia Spencer to be able to connect children that can identify with a strong and powerful character like the king of Wakanda is amazing.

All that being said, I too, have been working on buying out a screening of a big movie as well. Only problem is I’m doing it because it think it would be very very fun to cuck nerds. But see it’ll be well deserved because of how many fucking movies a year I watch and how much I spend at Regal. 50+movies last year just racking up regal points all for the ultimate goal of having enough points to buy a theater like a boss. With an average smaller theater room having around 96 seats, I know I’m far from my goal but listen, the beauty of Hollywood is they keep on pumping out the same franchise stuff over and over again. By the time Avengers 8 comes out or Star Wars episode 69 hit’s theaters lord knows how many points I would’ve accumulated by then with movie viewings and popcorn purchases. Imagine the final Star Wars movie. Yoda comes back, Luke comes back. The nerds would refinance their home for that shit opening day if they need to. But the second they hop on Fandango looking to purchase a ticket for a 10 o’clock screening and they look to reserve their seat and then they become absolutely flummoxed. Absolutely ZERO seats available. They missed out. They sneak in the theater only to find one Chinese man sitting where ever the fuck I want changing seats 90 times because the fact is all those seats are mine. And when they try to sneak in and take a seat I’ll laugh as security shames them and escorts them out of the seat because it’s reserved for me. The theater all to myself. The dream.