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Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading

hide captionBrad Pitt in Burn After Reading: Will star power — and/or that great shot of him running on the treadmill — help the film cut through the glut?



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OK, I have to ask, WHY is Brad Pitt the picture for this piece?

Sent by sharon | 4:51 PM | 9-4-2008

Because we like his hair so very, very much in this film.

No, seriously: Because Burn After Reading is one of a pretty big slate of movies that'll be opening in the next few weeks, and because even though it's directed by the Coen Bros. and has a glamorous cast, the buzz has been mixed enough that it may get lost in the shuffle.

And because we like his hair.

Sent by Trey at NPR | 5:00 PM | 9-4-2008

Well, my reason for not going to the movies is why should hubby and I pay $20 (or more if we have to pay for a sitter) to see something when we can wait a few months and rent the DVD for $1.50-$2.50 (depending on whether its from the library or netflix). We've got a nice big TV at home, its not a theater, but its good enough.

Sent by Jeanette | 10:00 PM | 9-4-2008

I only go to the movies if the movie is something I'm dying to see. With rowdy teens, cell phone calls, and loud talkers, no one seems to know how to behave at the theater anymore. I have a very nice home theater setup and i can usually wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray.

Sent by Erin | 10:08 AM | 9-11-2008

We reserve theater time for those large special effects movies that just don't translate as well to the home screen. Other than that, we watch everything on DVD.

I must admit, though, that one of the best movie experiences I ever had was watching Schindler's List in a crowded theater. The emotional impact of watching that with a group of strangers was really something that had to be experienced.

Sent by Teresa | 1:52 PM | 9-17-2008

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