Friday Wisdom – Movies

We went to see a movie at a real movie theater. There’s no remote control, you just sit down and they start the movie for you. So cool. We saw Tom Hanks in “A Man Called Otto.” Wonderful story and Hanks’ acting was spot on. It was well worth the effort to see it and I do recommend it (that’s as close to a movie review as I get). And here is what I know about theaters and the movies:

I knew an actor who fell the floor once. Turns out it was just a stage he was going through.

This lady got fired as a set designer in Hollywood. She didn’t make a scene.

Our local postal worker gave up her job to perform in a play, but her delivery wasn’t so good.

Once I tried doing stand up comedy on a farm – got mooed off stage.

A friend of my wrote a movie script about the English language, but it turned out to be a play on words.

I once worked as a lighting technician on a movie set once. They said my work was spot on.

I’ve tried writing movie jokes, but it’s all just an act.

Is it me or are all theater jokes staged?

Just read about a robbery over at the movie theater. They said the robbers got nearly $20,000. Apparently they stole 5 bags of popcorn, 6 large cokes, and 10 boxes of Raisinets.

I went to see an R rated movie. There was no violence, swearing, nudity or sex. Frankly it was over rated.

Show the crew at the popcorn counter a little appreciation. After all they make a lot of concessions.

A writer, set designer, and cinematographer walk into a bar … and the director takes all the credit.

I knew from the beginning that the Titanic would sink. I tried to warn people several times. I kept trying until they threw me out of the theater.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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20 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Movies

  1. Dave says:

    “… a stage she was going through” – HA! Why does it feel like this topic could have an endless string of zingers?

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  3. “a play on words”–Hands down. It’s a play on words within a play on words. Brilliant!

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  4. “Mooed off the stage” – Ha! Thanks for the chuckles, Andrew. 🙂

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  5. We rarely go to the movies any more – not just because of the pandemic but because there are so few that we want to pay the price (it’s so expensive, how do kids on dates afford it??) to see. We did go see Top Gun Maverick one afternoon shortly after it came out and that was the first time we’d been to the movies in ages. Haven’t been there since, but I too have heard that A Man Called Otto is good. By the way, the jokes made me giggle as always.

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    • We haven’t been to a movie since we moved three years ago. With all the HD TV and streaming services, we find most movies we want are easy to watch from the comfort of our sofa. The price is high, but for us it’s more the selection of movies. It’s rare to find the kind of movie we like on the big screen.


  6. jfwknifton says:

    I just loved the Titanic joke! Back in the day, of course, people could not differentiate between the film and their own reality. My grandfather, as a young boy, was one of many who just got up and ran away when the film showed a train coming into the station !

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  7. I loved the book (A Man Called Ove) and read it a few years ago. I didn’t know they made it into a movie. I can see Tom Hanks being perfect in the role. Going to the movies is fun. But it is SO costly here. I have to have popcorn and what they charge for it is criminal. We used to go about once a year before COVID for the 3-d effect movies, which are cool. But we have a beautiful setup in our home and for the money it costs we choose to spend elsewhere. It is a shame. We are not cheap people, but when a trip out costs us so much, we really have to think twice about it. I remember when (and this will make me appear old) the theatre near us in Chicago had the $1 show on Saturday afternoons. We would walk to the show with our friends and spend the afternoon there. Usually, we would get ice cream at the next-door ice cream parlor – they made their own. Like so many things, what used to be something that was affordable simply is not anymore. But that is another story . . . Have a great week.

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    • Heather read the book and just loved it too. We haven’t been to a movie in years and since it was her birthday we went. Just got lucky that this movie was showing. and yes, it’s gotten expensive. I remember being given $1.00 when I was a kid to go see the Saturday matinee. That buck got me a double feature, a drink and pop corn. Sometimes my friends and I would have an extra dime extra so we’d pool our money to get a box of candy.

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  8. I wonder if theatres are doomed. I have gone once in the past two years–Top Gun Maverick.

    Fun jokes!

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  9. Good ones! I enjoyed the book (Ove), but doubt that my husband would enjoy it. Maybe because Tom Hanks is in it. I’d have more luck getting him to go to Devotion. What an incredible story!

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