Once upon a time, cinemas screening “The Exorcist” handed out barf bags to their patrons as a cheap gimmick. (The movie was so “sick” it would make you sick.)

These days, however, cinemas might be needing them for real: A small but significant number of moviegoers with motion sickness are having an increasingly hard time stomaching shaky camerawork and hyperfast CGI camera sweeps on the big screen. Some movies are, quite literally, making people feel ill.

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