Sitting on the balcony of one screening, a girl in front of me took her phone out so many times (after walking in 10 minutes late, chatting to the guy next to her throughout, and doing some sort of ill-advised Jersey Shore fist pump at the funnyand not so funnyparts of the flick), that the angry/now visionless guy next to me kicked her chair each time she felt the urge to let her fingers did the tweeting. That guy is my hero. Im having t-shirts made.
But when I glanced down at the first floor, the number of glowing orbs going on down below looked like a sea of those freaky neon jelly fish at the aquarium. Are we really that short on attention spans? This is Sundance, the big time for so many filmmakers and their casts, and dont we owe them a little respect? How about holstering it as a courtesy to those around you? And isnt that why were all here to begin withto see some good flicks? So sit down, power down, and just watch the damn movie already. (And please note that just because you hold your Blackberry in your purse as you compose an email doesnt mean it dims the light. It just means that your purse is illuminated and now I know what tampon brand you prefer.)
While I continue to rant against the movie-going habits of the iPhone app-addicted, you can read more at film.com about five other types of movie morons you can expect to come across in the theater. But what do you think MC readers? Have you noticed this more over the last year during your own movie jaunts? What are your other movie going pet peeves?