It’s not just the split-instant between the end of the movie and everyone reaching to text ‘Movie’s Over’ to whomever the hell they’re texting.

I’ve noticed they also text and tweet right up until the very second the previews start.  I admit, everyone’s generally pretty good about shutting down during the previews, so I don’t have much to complain about… but where’s the fun if you can’t complain?

It’s amazing, the amount of light that spills out of a smartphone.  And amazing how irritating it is when the house lights dim at the theatre.  Who’d have thought a li’l thing like a phone could, from a row or two away, interfere heavily with MY DANGED ABILITY TO FOCUS ON A GIANT SCREEN THAT FILLS A LARGE WALL.  But it does.