No Country For Old Men is the newest Cohen Brothers movie, and it’s supposed to be the most amazing film of 2007/2008. Even if it’s not (I’m looking at you, There Will Be Blood), No Country has been setting “Top Ten” lists on fire all over the Internets. It’s been nominated for a bajillion awards and the Oscar talk just won’t stop.
So why the hell is it only screening at two theaters in LA? If you go to Yahoo! Movies, it doesn’t give you any theaters outside of one in Culver and one in Torrance. Google was a little bit more helpful, adding a few LA county theaters to the listing – including the Burbank 8 (not a great theater). I guess I could go to Burbank, but the Arclight is closer… Oh, but wait. You have to be an Arclight member to see the movie there. Okay. I’ll just sign up online. Uh-oh. Their online membership signup service is broken.
I’m gonna make the trek out to Burbank. I don’t want to have to pay fifteen bucks for a movie anyway, I don’t care how good it is.* But still, why can’t the studios cram the good stuff down our throats for once?
*Oh how you spoil me, New Beverly Cinema.