no movie tonight

I feel the need to complain about this.

We happened to be in the nearest city big enough to have shopping centers today, and I thought, “Hey, why don’t we check out the big shiny multiplex and see a bad movie.”  I knew there wasn’t anything good playing, but I figured it might be fun to see one of the million lame action movies that always seem to be playing but I never pay attention to, or something like that.

The theater has ten screens.  One screen is Alice in Wonderland in 3D.  Okay, seeing a bad movie is one thing, but paying extra to have it stab me in the eyeballs is a bit much.  Three screens are 2nd-run movies at full price (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, The Blindside and Avatar).  Two screens are chick-flick romances (Remember Me and Valentines Day).  Two screens are How to Train Your Dragon (no thanks, just watching the previews makes me feel a little embarrassed for Dreamworks).  Then there’s Percy Jackson and the Long Title and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Okay, that last one might be an okay movie, but I was too annoyed to really consider it.  I mean, what the hell kind of multiplex doesn’t have a single movie (except for one that’s been out for three months) that an adult male would possibly want to see?  What the hell?  What the hell is going on here?

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