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So where are the fine films in the SCV?

Posted: July 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Another week, another opening of fine films.

And what do we have here in SCV?

“The Purge Anarchy,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (two theaters), “Transformers” (also 2 theaters), “22 Jump Street.”

They really do think we are idiots.

What do you think, residents of the Santa Clarita Valley?



tech: Posted: July 23, 2014 9:22 a.m.

"What do you think, residents of the Santa Clarita Valley?"

As a Santa Clarita tastemaker, I think you should consult with like-minded friends, family and associates about creating and running a fine films theater in the valley.

As an initial step, form a working group to assess demand and resulting ticket sales to support theater start up costs, operational expenses and profit potential, if any.

ricketzz: Posted: July 23, 2014 10:18 a.m.

Netflix, and total ignorance of pop culture, keeps me happy with last year's Indie films, more esoteric fare. Maybe 3 in a thousand likes fine art. A dinky edge city hasn't the population or industrial base to support such amenities. Either take a limo to Santa Monica or find an eccentric rich patron who won't mind losing a couple million a year on art films.

PS Some of those movies have full frontal nudity (people can have naughty bits) which will never fly in this intolerant climate.

Nitesho: Posted: July 23, 2014 10:55 a.m.

"intolerant climate"

Irony, Ricketzz style.

therightstuff: Posted: July 23, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Check out the movie "America". It blows away the straw man arguments of the liberal mindset with facts and makes you very proud to be an American.

17trillion: Posted: July 23, 2014 11:59 a.m.

22 Jump Street was funny.


An Idiot

chefgirl358: Posted: July 23, 2014 12:13 p.m.

We've been through this already with the last silly letter a few months back. Movie theaters show what the demand is for the region. If thousands of people were clamoring for cultural artistic films, there would probably be a venue for that, but there isn't. It's called supply and demand and the demand, for the majority of residents, simply doesn't exist.

Not sure where you think you live but SCV is a pizza and beer kind of town. The residents here do not want to support high end retailers, high end restaurants, and going by that logic I suspect the majority would also not support most cultural/artistic activities, exhibits, etc., with a few exceptions, but overall...not so much. Hell, they ran Bristol Farms and the lovely gourmet restaurant Melisse out of town in months.

BrianBaker: Posted: July 23, 2014 1:06 p.m.

22 Jump Street isn't an "art film"?

Who knew...?


AlwaysRight: Posted: July 23, 2014 1:48 p.m.

Where is friggin' Spiderman when you need him?

BrianBaker: Posted: July 23, 2014 3:04 p.m.

I guess she's whining about how it's gotta be shot in small-format B&W, slightly out of focus, with the actors emoting in Czech with badly misspelled subtitles in English, all conveying a story of angst with no discernible plot line.

AlwaysRight: Posted: July 23, 2014 4:01 p.m.

Aren't you talking about the Obama Administration?

BrianBaker: Posted: July 23, 2014 5:05 p.m.

Good point!

"The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight".... wasn't that Version 1.0?

projalice11: Posted: July 23, 2014 5:41 p.m.

Bang'em up, shoot'em up are the movies that attract the Santa Clarita crowd ******

Too bad, there is a lot to learn from movies that have a message ******

BrianBaker: Posted: July 23, 2014 8:44 p.m.

Nobody's forcing you or ricketzz to live here, Lois.

OldReliable: Posted: July 24, 2014 10:59 a.m.

TRS is absolutely correct.... go see "America".

philellis: Posted: July 24, 2014 12:07 p.m.

My wife and always found a good message at the end of Adam Sandler's movies.

AlwaysRight: Posted: July 24, 2014 1:57 p.m.

I hear the Obama Administration is making a new horror movie. Its called "Cluster at the Border."

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