Man Gives Two-Week Notice Upon Preordering 3-Hour ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Tickets
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Within 10 minutes of presale tickets going live for Avengers: Endgame, Chuck knew it was time to quit his job. The wait time had jumped to over an hour, but there was no way he was going to let work come between him and the Avengers, so Chuck put in his two weeks’ notice. With over 40 hours of screen time between the MCU films (and a week’s worth of material when including TV shows), binge-watching your favorite superheroes run around in capes and tights is now a full-time job.
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Once Chuck completes the entire MCU catalog, he will then move on to 3-hour-plus movies that he never had time to watch while making ends meet. Follow Chuck’s incredible journey below.
'Titanic' is the perfect title for a long, expensive movie that shattered box office records. It's also probably the only 3-hour movie that every teenage girl in the '90s watched a dozen times or more. Chuck's journey begins here.
'Wolf of Wall Street'
Chuck wants to keep the DiCaprio train rolling. The rise and fall of Jordan Belfort is of Dickensian proportions. Plus it has cocaine, Quaaludes, Xanax, morphine, dwarf-tossing, sex, drunk-driving, Jonah Hill in false teeth, and super yachts. No way you're fitting all that and Margot Robbie into less than 3 hours.
Another Kubrick masterpiece made between A Clockwork Orange and The Shinning, this slow-paced period piece was shot using only natural light. Three million candles were harmed during the filming of this movie.
'The Godfather Part II'
Often considered the best film ever made, the Corleone family saga is the godfather of mafia entertainment. Chuck has a strange resemblance to Vito.
'Gone with the Wind'
This epic is so beloved by industry tycoon Ted Turner, that he has it playing 24/7 in his office lobby in Atlanta. Chuck will attempt one viewing.
'Lawrence of Arabia'
This story of a real-life English war hero is as sweeping as the Arabian desert. Chuck must bring a snack and some water if he wants to make it through the whole movie in one sitting.
'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'
So often is the case that the last part of a trilogy or series has trouble letting go. It's like trying to get off the phone with your high school sweetheart. "You say goodbye." "No, you."
One of the first epics in the medium of cinema, this silent film from director Abel Gance is considered his crowning achievement. The movie is so long and absent of dialogue that Chuck may be talking to himself before the night is over.
'OJ: Made in America'
Clocking in at 463 minutes, this retrospective on the "trial of the century" doesn't skimp on the details, although Chuck could just watch the Bronco chase, the glove scene, and the acquittal, and call it a day.
Speilberg's most haunting and personal film is a deep dive into depravity. It's hard to make it through the first hour, but Chuck will be glad he did.
'The Deer Hunter'
When talking about Vietnam war films people always mention Apocalypse Now and Platoon. But this film is by far the most realistic and gut-wrenching of the lot. It languishes and lulls, before throwing Chuck into a world of hell.
The longest movie ever made. It will take Chuck 35 days to watch Logistics in its entirety. We pray for Chuck.