Here is the thing, I am the biggest fan of going to movies in theaters you will ever find. I have driven two hours each way to go to a theater to see classic films like Wrath of Khan and Psycho on the big screen but I have no problem with digital releases.
About four or five years ago AMC bought the only movie theater in my area and since then the quality has gone way down. The seats are busted, there is one screen in one room of the multiplex that has a giant smug in the middle that has not been cleaned in two years, the picture is some times slightly out of focus, on average I have to sit through 30-40 minutes of ads before the film starts for things like body spray and TV shows I will never watch, and tickets cost about $13 a piece.
I used to go to around 30 movies a year in theaters but last year I only saw two because going to the theater just doesn't feel special any more and it costs so much. I mean when I go to the movies I am normally going with two to four other people so that brings the cost of just the tickets up to around $40-$60. Then there is the problem that a bottle of water costs $7, and that the movies are so long these days(It used to be your typical summer action movie way between 90-120 minutes long and now a days they are between 150 and 200 minutes long)that I have to go to the bathroom at some point and that means missing part of the plot of the movie I have paid to see. Don't get me started on the people who talk during the movie or hearing noise from the screening taking place in the room next door.
For the reasons stated above I have pretty much stopped watching movies in theaters. I have a fifty inch 4K TV at home, I have a Xbox One S, my comfy chair, a surround sound system, I can eat whatever I want, and I can pause the movie if I need to get up or someone starts talking over it and I don't need to drive for half an hour and wait in line for my living room. I have just started waiting for discs to come out and buying them and owning them forever for less than the price of talking everyone to see a movie once.
I have no problem with this streaming rental thing either because as I see it, paying $20 for a one night rental is still about half to a third of what it normally costs me to go to the movies with other people and they can all watch it with me at home on their schedule and not have to wait for a show time at a movie theater.
I used to love movie theaters to death and I would love to see them bounce back, but right now I have to say I get more enjoyment from watching at home so I wouldn't mind if movies started coming to streaming at the same time they were in theaters so I don't have to go to them to see it before the disc releases and if my family really wants to see a movie we could just do it at home, this would save us money and trouble and I really wasn't going to movie theaters any more any way.
I am sad to say but this is the state the movie theater business is in at the moment for me, it just is not a good value for the money if you ask me. If they want to survive this then what they need to do is make their places nicer, reduce the number of screens and make the ones they keep bigger, and just make going to the movies a fun event again because right now it isn't for me so I would rather watch at home. What is happening with Universal is a symptom of the larger problem chains like AMC are facing, it is not the cause.
The other thing that needs to be talked about is AMC is going to lose a lot of money due to this boycott to and I think they will have to cave first because they have massive money problems, they are being sued by landlords for rent, Universal is owned by Comcast, I think they can afford to wait AMC out, so I don't see this going well for AMC as they are on the verge of bankruptcy and they just cut themselves off from some of their biggest sources of revenue.
I am done pussyfooting around. Trump is letting Obama people run him and the country, I have been giving him $20 a month but I just cut that off. Trump is acting just like a Democrat so he is a RINO as far as I am concerned and I will not give him money or vote for him unless he ends this unconstitutional "emergency", if he acts like a Democrat I will treat him like a Democrat and I will not give him money and I will stay home on election day.
I will fight socialism and all those who support it, I don't care what their names are or what party they are a member of.
Musk is right, enough is enough and it is time to rise up and but the country back under the rule of the constitution.
Finally, some people doing their jobs and standing up for the constitution and saying "No" to a power grab.
Now if only we had some people who would have the guts to do this on a federal level and stand up to Trump and his Obama puppet masters maybe we could get back to work and stop the country from becoming a communist dictatorship.
Also, I feel like I should point out that in the books Sherlock Holmes wasn't much for social graces but he also didn't go out of his way to insult people and he cared about people enough that he would get angry over injustices, show mercy, and be upset if he thought he let a client down. He wasn't some jackass who saw people as just pawns he used in a chess game.
Honestly this is the thing that Sherlock and most modern adaptions gets so wrong and it pisses me off every time because it misses the heart of the character.
The thing no one brings up that I hate about Sherlock is they get Mycroft wrong, he is fat for an important character reason that is the same reason he wouldn't bee doing anything you see him doing in this series, he is lazy!
Way to lazy to go on a diet or run around and have secret meetings for the government, he is way smarter than Sherlock but he is so insanely lazy that he spends all his time at a club where members are not supposed to talk to or do activities with each other. That is right, he joined a club that's rules state you can't talk to other members because he see that as too much work!
How is this in any way related to the character we get in Sherlock?
Well this person is about to get banned from all social media.
There is no way the country will ever be allowed to reopen because the people in power have everything they want right now, why would they admit the crisis is over and let things get back to normal when that means giving up the total control they have over every citizen now.
Get used to the way things are now because we will not be allowed to go back to "normal", this is the new normal so you are just going to have to learn to live with it.
This puts into words what I have been feeling for years. Comic companies can't be saved because they are R&D for films and video games so the quality of the stories and characters don't matter to the companies that own them.
Saving comic shops will not give you good stories either.
No, the future of good comics is Jon Del Arroz and others like him selling directly to the customers on platforms like Amazon, this is the future if you want good comics that don't have to please middle men who are not the readers.
The US government built the code that the internet is run on. Trump should issue an executive order banning all companies and people who have ties to the WHO from the internet in the US.
Every sci-fi fan should see this, it explains so much about why Hollywood is doomed and indie Sci-Fi is the only place you will find creativity.