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#1 OFFLINE   Rnrboy

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

Now I find this very frustrating. I have had the premium channels for years now, and the custom for big movies (as I'm sure many of you are aware) is to premiere them on a Saturday or Sunday night, and then move them to the On Demand Channel for that package.

But my wife just called me to inform me that Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is showing on Cinemax right now (3:00 EST) and it is not on Cinemax On Demand. So I checked their website which has their weekend premieres for now through the beginning of November, and there is no sign of it showing up.

FRUSTRATING! Anyone else surprised by this?? I wish there were a way to converse directly with these channels, because I know my provider will just tell me "We don't set the schedule".

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

Today's 2:30pm showing wasn't the premier. I have it recorded from 9/6 at 2:05am.

They may not have the rights to put it on VOD and the movie studio may not have negotiated for a weekend night premier.

It's not even a movie that Cinemax is promoting on their website right now.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:40 PM

I have Comcast -- my EPG is showing on Cinemax in HD tomorrow (Thursday 9/13/2012) at 2:30-4:30 pm Eastern.

Thanks, Rnrboy, for the reminder, I'm looking forward to watching it.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

Thanks, just TIVO'd it for tomorrow

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

I have Comcast -- my EPG is showing on Cinemax in HD tomorrow (Thursday 9/13/2012) at 2:30-4:30 pm Eastern.

Thanks, Rnrboy, for the reminder, I'm looking forward to watching it.


My guide is showing it as having multiple showings over the next few days. Kinda hard to miss.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

Thanks, just TIVO'd it for tomorrow

Don't waste you time...It was awfull

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

Don't waste you time...It was awfull

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

I think steinmeg liked the film. He was full of awe.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

My guide is showing it as having multiple showings over the next few days. Kinda hard to miss.


It would have been easy for me to miss. I don't normally scroll over all my Cinemax channels to find movies.

This is the first time I am aware of in the 6 years or so I've had all these channels where a movie this big didn't get an official premiere night and move to On Demand around the same time.

I guess I'll have to TIVO it too. But it's still disconcerting. I always watch movies @ home since I get every single premium and I've always been able to catch every movie I've wanted to see without going to the theater.

This plants a small seed of doubt in that approach...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:14 AM

I didn't scroll to find it, I just used DirecTV's HR24 to do a search. After reading your first post, I was rather surprised that it showed up as often as it did.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

I didn't scroll to find it, I just used DirecTV's HR24 to do a search. After reading your first post, I was rather surprised that it showed up as often as it did.


Right, but how would you have known to search for it in the first place if I hadn't posted this? ;)

That's my point, Cinemax aren't exactly pushing it like most premium channels push big movies.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Fair enough. I wouldn't have thought about it at all if it wasn't for this thread.

I've read the book and enjoyed it and am recording it now to watch at my leisure.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

I liked it. You had to stick with it ... it was a dead-slow starter, but slowly got better and better.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

It was on limited release when is was in theaters earlier this year -- mainly in "art" theaters. Local critic was ambivalent about it -- citing the slow start and development of the Smiley character, but said as previously noted here that the picture picked up momentum as it went on.
I never got around to seeing it, and am thinking about streaming the original Guiness version of the story..

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:29 AM

It was on limited release when is was in theaters earlier this year -- mainly in "art" theaters. Local critic was ambivalent about it -- citing the slow start and development of the Smiley character, but said as previously noted here that the picture picked up momentum as it went on.
I never got around to seeing it, and am thinking about streaming the original Guiness version of the story..


You shouldn't regret it ... good story with a not-so-predictable ending.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for the mention: I wouldn't have caught it otherwise. I am "taping" it soon.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

Is Cinemax even showing it in OAR? 2.35:1 for this specific movie.

Edit: I checked the showing on ActionMAX HD and it's not OAR...

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

I happen to like cerebral, us vs them coldwar espionage flicks. Oldman, Firth, Hurt and others were at their understated, stiff-upper-lip best. *****

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

Dang! The thing about those types of movies is you have to both pay attention, and think! I saw TTSS some time ago, and lapsed in both areas.
Therefor I am going to watch it again, and view it as a challenge.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

When I'm watching tv, I'm usually on the internet and listening to the radio. No wonder I don't know what's going on....:lol:
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

This movie is definitely one you have follow close and is more cerebral than action oriented. I liked it but admittedly it is not for everyone.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

Saw it in theater so my attention was rapt. Very poorly told. Bad editing. I read the book and wasn't as confusing as the movie. Great acting. Good story. Ending makes sense but one of those movies where they decided to be so coy thinking it was dramatic and it winds up just being a jumbled mess.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

Saw it in theater so my attention was rapt. Very poorly told. Bad editing. I read the book and wasn't as confusing as the movie. Great acting. Good story. Ending makes sense but one of those movies where they decided to be so coy thinking it was dramatic and it winds up just being a jumbled mess.


So I guess you won't be watching it on TV. :scratchin
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

I'm thinking I may try to read a synopsis or two before viewing again.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

I'm thinking I may try to read a synopsis or two before viewing again.


In the past I've read books that later were made into movies. Without exception, I always favored the book's story over the film. I eventually realized that a movie can never reach the level of detail, timelines and characters that the book rendered so freely.

I therefore decided to experiment by not watching movies that were based on books I had read; and similarly, I stopped reading books that I had already seen as movies.

That was about ten years ago ... I'm still pleasantly experimenting and enjoying movies like never before.
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