1. I got no message saying it was opening in NY and LA only -- they don't present those messages to us, since the film is opening here, and unimportant info.
Seriously? You're going to take the "I didn't know" defense? Movies in general release even here in Charleston, SC, play in at least four theaters. In LA it's playing in... TWO. And you want to be a writer on these topics? That's just irresponsible.
Hard to be mean-spirited in your terms if one doesn't even know that you had no chance to see it -- unlike, say, intentionally revealing crucial aspects of a film that were supposed to be a surprise in order to ruin it for people you know haven't seen it. That last bit would make you an asshole.
When the topic title is "current movies," the assumption is the discussion will be about films in current general release that are reasonably available for viewing. When the topic title is the movie title, the assumption is the discussion will be about that movie, openly. If there had been a topic about Parnassus, I wouldn't have clicked into it until I'd seen the movie. Just as I haven't on the Inglorious Basterds
Nothing I said above would alter a person's reaction to a movie he hasn't seen whether he's about to see it in a few weeks,
If one were on the fence about wanting to see it, yes it would. In my case, you've merely invited your opinion into my future viewing experience.
If we're to take your admonishment seriously and logically, then none of us should say anything about anything, because someone hasn't yet experienced it firsthand. That is, of course, stupid, and clearly not what you believe in practice.
Especially considering how I've already explained several times now that the dividing line is whether or not the movie is reasonably available for general viewing.
Are you now saying that my comments will have some negative effect on your potential enjoyment,
Your post will be a part of whether I come away with either a "hey, Reece was right"
or "Reece is an idiot with no taste in movies,"
yes. As you've also slagged Time Bandits and Munchausen, I'm predicting the latter.