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Leonardo DiCaprio's latest film, Inception, debuted at No. 1 at the box office last weekend, with $60.4 million in ticket sales. Excellent reviews surely helped, but even summer movies that get panned can attract huge crowds.

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Marika Olson
Briargate

School librarian

What was the last movie you saw in a theater and how was it? We saw The A-Team again with my nieces and nephews. I loved it the first time.

If you were stuck in a movie theater for 24 hours and they just replayed one movie over and over again, what would be the worst film? The one with Tom Hanks, Joe and Someone in the Volcano, something like that. It's pretty old. Or The New World with Colin Farrell — oh, that was awful.

What's the best thing about going to a movie theater and what's the worst thing? Best thing, definitely ambience. It just feels like you're on holiday and you're about to go on an adventure. The worst thing is the smell of the popcorn. It's gotten so bad, it makes me sick to my stomach.

What's been your favorite summer blockbuster? I can't remember when these were released but we saw Avatar, Prince of Persia and Robin Hood and we loved them all. And Iron Man 2. The action films are the ones we just love.

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Rebekah Moorman
Oklahoma

Student

What was the last movie you saw in the theater? The A-Team.

If you were stuck in a theater for 24 hours and they just played one movie on repeat, what would be the worst movie? Twilight.

What's the best thing about going to a movie theater and what's the worst thing? The screen's really big. Crying children are the worst thing.

What's the best place to watch a movie? In my living room would be my favorite place, because the couch is comfortable and we have Surround Sound. There's unlimited popcorn any time you want it.

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Scott Eastman
Nebraska

Summer camp counselor

What was the last movie you saw in a theater, and how was it? The last movie I saw was Get Him to the Greek. It was all right.

What's the best thing about going to a movie theater, and what's the worst? The big screen and atmosphere you wouldn't be able to watch a movie in at home, that's the best thing. It's overpriced, and that's the worst thing.

If you were stuck in a movie theater for 24 hours and one movie played on repeat, what would be the best thing to see? I never really get tired of the movie Forrest Gump. It's probably my favorite movie ever. Honestly, anything playing for 24 hours would be redundant.

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