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Waiting for corporate

Last last week I ran across a link for a special event at AMC theaters. They're running a marathon of all the Oscar Best Picture nominees for a very reasonable price and it comes with all the popcorn you can stomach. For those of you who aren't in the know (and I wasn't before seeing the site), those 5 films are: Milk, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire, Frost Nixon, and Benjamin Button. The website for the promotion is here and as you can see, it's a very sweet deal at only $25 a pop. The downside is that I've been waiting 5+ days now for the damn page to update and list which theaters are participating. I just don't understand why a company would run a promotion like this and then drop the ball in advertising it. This isn't like planning to go out to the movies like normal. At the very minimum it's going to take 10 hours just to run all the films. Add in breaks in between each and probably a couple meal breaks and it's going to be an all day affair. It would be nice to be able to plan for the event with more than a couple day's warning.

I'm also a bit ambivalent about the entire idea for other reasons. I've mentioned more than a few times on here that I don't usually go out to movies very often. In fact, I probably average only 1-2 films a year. The main cause is the medical issues. It makes sitting a literal pain in the ass, and it exacerbates a lot of other problems. The only way to even attempt to counteract that is to pop pills like a crackhead. That ends up leading to side-effects like nausea even if I'm lucky enough that it keeps the pain in check. I still remember when the Bills and some other people and I went to see Hot Fuzz in the theater and I had to leave in the middle in order to puke outside.

So, given all of that, why would I even think about subjecting myself to a movie marathon? Well, I don't get around much and it would be nice to go out and do something. That and the oxycontin has provided better pain management then I had been getting with the patch or any other of the previous options. I'm hoping that I can keep things in check and if all else fails, I might still catch a couple of the films before having to ditch.

A couple people have expressed interest in the venture, but the less prep time I have, the more likely people will bail out. I just hope that AMC gets its act together and I can figure out if this trip is even a possibility.

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