Lost Highways: Two Big-Screen Journeys into Darkness That Drove Me From the Theater

I can't explain this: On two occasions in the last eight months, I’ve walked into Seattle’s Varsity Theater on a Tuesday night during an unexpected cloudburst and bought a ticket to a critically acclaimed motion picture, only to march right back out of the theatre about 70 minutes later.Yes, that whole description fits both situations.I cannot explain why the circumstances — the location, the night of the week, the weather — were so strangely similar. I can, however, say that my patience … [Read more...]

Have You Ever Walked Out of a Movie? Which One? And Why?

Maybe you've done this very thing. If so, I'd love to hear about it.Last night, I walked out of a movie.I wasn't going for popcorn. I didn't need to visit the Men's Room (although the movie did make me sick to my stomach). … [Read more...]