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May. 11, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Texters beware!  Michael Madsen has a very stern message for those who think it's a-okay to text during a movie and it involves some of the more cringe-worthy actions of his character from RESERVOIR DOGS, Mr. Blonde. 

The PSA was created by the Alamo Drafthouse theater and I would absolutely love it if it trickled down to every theater in the world.  Also, I think whippings in the lobby of the theater for those caught would be good, too.  Possibly better than the trailers even.

We've all suffered the ADHD of theatergoers who simply can't go two hours without texting or checking Facebook and for the dedicated movie fan it is pure sacrilege.  I mean, seriously...two hours is too much?  It was even brought up recently that perhaps we should start allowing texting in theaters and just accept that the youth of the world are a bunch of assholes. 

F*ck that.  Mr. Blonde?  Take it away:

Extra Tidbit: My vote for the next President will go to the guy who publicly denounces texting in theaters and moves to have it put into law. No, seriously. Oh, and don't forget to give me your caption for the text that Mr. Nash is sending in that pic. Here's mine: "FML. This dude just cut my ear off. Uh, send back up? Here's a pic"

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7:05PM on 05/12/2012
Every single video about phone abuse in cinemas gets it wrong. I've seen 3 by now. The one linked by Morix in the comments, the one in this article, and the one at my local theater. Not a single one of them addresses the ACTUAL problem - Bright cellphone screens flashing in the DARK THEATER. That is the very specific problem. It's not an issue with texting, because you can do that with your phone and your head under a sweater, and it's not a problem. I've never been bothered by people speaking
Every single video about phone abuse in cinemas gets it wrong. I've seen 3 by now. The one linked by Morix in the comments, the one in this article, and the one at my local theater. Not a single one of them addresses the ACTUAL problem - Bright cellphone screens flashing in the DARK THEATER. That is the very specific problem. It's not an issue with texting, because you can do that with your phone and your head under a sweater, and it's not a problem. I've never been bothered by people speaking on their phones in the theater because... NOBODY DOES THAT. Fuck, I haven't been to the theater since Thor was released because I am really fed up with the experience. The only movie that's really got me interested in visiting the theater again is Prometheus, but even then I'm going to wait 2 weeks, and catch a daytime show on a Monday or Tuesday morning when fucking NOBODY is there.
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6:11PM on 05/12/2012

Free Willy

I wish he had never done that movie, but imagine that MJ song playing instead.
I wish he had never done that movie, but imagine that MJ song playing instead.
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4:55AM on 05/12/2012
Marvin's text: "K-BILLY's 'Super Sounds of the 70s' no longer available on the iHeartRadio app. Wish this homicidal fucker would just cut my ear off already!"
Marvin's text: "K-BILLY's 'Super Sounds of the 70s' no longer available on the iHeartRadio app. Wish this homicidal fucker would just cut my ear off already!"
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7:47PM on 05/11/2012
That's good, but this is still the best piece of video the Drafthouse ever turned into one of their PSAs: [link]
That's good, but this is still the best piece of video the Drafthouse ever turned into one of their PSAs: [link]
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6:50PM on 05/11/2012
This is all sorts of awesome! Madsen for the White House... he's got my vote
This is all sorts of awesome! Madsen for the White House... he's got my vote
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6:40PM on 05/11/2012

that was beyond awesome

one of the coolest characters ever, and Madsen is the man for doing this
one of the coolest characters ever, and Madsen is the man for doing this
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6:31PM on 05/11/2012

The Problem with people

Is just that most people are SO concerned with their own comings and goings they forget to acknowledge the needs of anyone around them. I went to The Avengers with a few friends, one next to me started checking his phone because he was worried his GF would be mad he was at the movies while she was at work. When I told him to put his FUCKING phone away (I shouldn't even have to do THAT), he got all butt hurt at me. He told me it was such a small issue. I was like, "Dude, you've watched me tell
Is just that most people are SO concerned with their own comings and goings they forget to acknowledge the needs of anyone around them. I went to The Avengers with a few friends, one next to me started checking his phone because he was worried his GF would be mad he was at the movies while she was at work. When I told him to put his FUCKING phone away (I shouldn't even have to do THAT), he got all butt hurt at me. He told me it was such a small issue. I was like, "Dude, you've watched me tell complete strangers to put it away, and you think I'ma let YOU get away with it!?"
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6:22PM on 05/11/2012
If only he was able to come through on his promise. The theater would be a magical place again.
If only he was able to come through on his promise. The theater would be a magical place again.
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6:17PM on 05/11/2012
Very cool. Would kill to have an Alamo close to me!
Very cool. Would kill to have an Alamo close to me!
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