I had a lot of difficulty actually getting my card, and I'm far from the only one.
It seems to already be getting better but the first few months after they announced the $10/month pricing were really rocky as far as the site and app not working properly, cards not arriving, cards not working, emails not being answered, etc. It gave the company a pretty bad reputation and I imagine that scared off a lot of potential customers.
How can you make a top 10 list for the year when there's still a whole month left?
I think this will be better for theaters than most people realize, because they make most of their profits off of concession sales.
I don't know about you but when the ticket itself is $10, I don't feel much like buying popcorn and a soda. With this kind of decreased pricing, now I'll have money to actually visit the concession stand each time I go.
I've noticed that a lot of people have a very elitist attitude about specializing in a particular job and only that job, because apparently that's the only "right" way to go into filmmaking.
I've seen some pretty snobbish insults directed at people who do a ton of different jobs on a small set. I've even seen it said before that if you call yourself a "filmmaker" (as opposed to a "cinematographer," a "colorist," or something more specific) you've already failed. It's such a narrow-minded and pointless mentality.
I agree with all you said but wanted to point out that Skyfall was shot in 2.8K ARRIRAW and 5K Redcode RAW, not 1080p.
Even worse is when it's painfully obvious that the 2.35:1 letterbox was tossed on almost as an afterthought during post and none of the shots are actually composed for it