After the Credits: No cell phones in the theater

Thoughts on having cell phones in a movie theater

Cell phones are amazing and terrible things. They’re amazing because I could very well be typing up this article on them, and they’re terrible because I could be doing it while two hundred people behind me try to enjoy Elysium. A lot of people still don’t seem to have figured out cell phone etiquette (myself included), and it’s something that we as a society really need to work towards. A very simple first step is to not shine stupidly bright lights in the middle of dark rooms. I don’t even know why this is an issue. So that’s what the above video is about, but it is a bit broader than that. It’s not just an audiovisual repeat of what you just read, so you should still watch it.

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Also, other things happened this week, and those can be found below. 

[This week’s films are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, AKA The Cornetto Trilogy.]

Flixist Originals

NRH’s Weekly Analysis: Gasland and truth

Flixclusive Interview: Cutie and the Boxer

Interview: Drinking Buddies (Cast and Director)

The Cult Club: Samurai Cop (1989)

Flixistentialism 26 – Jocks VS Nerds

What is your favorite film in the Cornetto Trilogy?

Ten possible Batman actors worse than Ben Affleck


The Happy Life

The World’s End

Drinking Buddies

Una Noche

The Grandmaster

You’re Next

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Weekly Releases

Box Office Numbers: The Butler did it

New Releases, week of 8/24/13: Starzinger Edition

Netflix Now: Zap Rowsdower Edition


Flix for (Not So) Short: Clapping for the Wrong Reasons

Strange(r) teaser from J.J. Abrams

Trailer: The Counselor starring Fassbender, Pitt, Bardem

Second trailer for Getaway gets away with nothing

Trailer: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

Trailer for The Book Thief is really just bad

First teaser trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii

First trailer for JFK assassination film, Parkland

Flix for Short: Skhizein

Spike Lee’s Vague Kickstarter Joint

Spike Lee surpasses $1.25 million on Kickstarter

Unlisted donors funded a lot of Spike Lee’s Kickstarter


Friday Night Lights movie script is complete

The New York Film Festival announces its 2013 main slate

First image of Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie gets 2015 release date

Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four will share a universe

MGM acquires rights to ABE, will turn into feature film

Rambo TV show in development, possibly starring Stallone

Bradley Cooper offered role of Rocket Raccoon

Elizabeth Olson in talks for Avenger’s Scarlet Witch

Ben Affleck is the new Batman for the Man of Steel sequel

Star Wars Episode VII shooting on 35mm, Dan Mindel is DP

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 gets an official title

Affleck off The Stand, Scott Cooper in to direct


Previously on After the Credits…

(Film) festival fatigue

Just turn the damn thing off

No one is afraid of the dark in 144p

Why would you want to see trash?

The Korean Romantic Comedies of NYAFF 2013