Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Man Shot for Talking During "Benjamin Button" - JPX approves

From worstpreviews, There is nothing worse than hearing chatter behind you when you're trying to enjoy a movie at the theater. But one Philadelphia man has taken his frustrations too far.

During a showing of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" at the Riverview Theatre, James Joseph Cialella Jr told a man sitting behind him to stop talking to his son. After the family ignored his request, he turned around and threw popcorn at the son.

The popcorn throwing led to an exchange of words, which was followed by Cialella getting out of his seat, getting his gun out and shotting the father in the arm.

In panic, fellow movie-goers ran out of the theater, but Cialella sat back down in his seat to continue watching the movie. Police arrived a short time later to arrest Cialella and to confiscate his weapon.

The 29-year-old Cialella is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations.


Catfreeek said...

When I worked in retail my co-workers would constantly as me how I could remain calm & nice to people who were so rude. I would always tell them that you never know what is going on in a person's life at that particular moment and they could be just ready to snap and I don't want to be on the receiving end of that.

This instance makes my point. I'd really like to ask the guy that was talking if that conversation was really worth it.

JPX said...

My pet peeve is that people text message during the movie so the theater is illuminated by idiots who can't sit for 90 minutes without checking their vapid email. The movie experience has really changed. When I ushered I never would've put up with that. Come to think of it, do theaters even have ushers now?

Catfreeek said...

They still have ushers but they're probably texting too.

When I took my son & his friend to a concert this past summer I looked through the crowd and all I could see is lit up cell phones. His friend included, they were watching this live concert through their tiny little cell screens as they recorded it. I just don't think they really enjoyed the concert near as much as the people who were watching & dancing. Makes me sad.

JPX said...

Yeah, it always makes me laugh when people are at a live concert recording it on their phones - they miss the whole concert experience!

coffee fiend said...

c'mon, the movie wasn't THAT good...