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I could not enjoy a movie sitting in front of a computer screen. I would never do that. I already spend too many hours a day sitting in front of the computer.
The most popular answer right now is "I don't rent movies"...really? Who doesn't rent movies? I'm curious behind the reasons...are movies evil? Is every movie ever made horrible?
I usually just buy the movie. You can usually buy a DVD for $10-15 and get to keep it whereas renting it a Blockbuster costs $4-5 and you only keep it for 2-5 days. I imagine the number of rentals will go up when more expensive BlueRays start to replace DVD's.
labmonkey: The problem with your theory is how few movies are worth keeping more than a couple days, or watching more than once or twice.
And how many movies are worth actually watching once?
The fact that I do not rent movies does not prove I hate movies. I watch a lot of them.
Most of the movies out lately seem to be sequels or remakes of old movies.
Few original ones.
Here's a plug: Miracle Video. Nice quirky selection.
I only buy a video if I know I will watch it on a regular basis. Most movies I see are one-offs.
one-offs: any item which is used (viewed) once and no more.
Head out off gutter please, although , for those 1st amendment proponents, Miracle Video does have an extensive adult selection.
I pay the $9/month to Netflix to watch however many movies I wish per month. In reality, it's maxed at about 15 DVDs/per month with the one day delay of shipping. However, there are multiple movies you can also stream from their website.
I've got an entire collection of DVDs that just sit here collecting dust. Paid the $10-$15 in the past to watch it once. Paying $9/month to watch multiple movies just makes more sense, especially when the one DVD I purchased for more than $9 will most likely not be watched again.
"Perhaps it is the decline of the quality of the movie going experience."
If you see movies at Hollywood Theater, it surely could be.
"The most popular answer right now is “I don't rent movies”…really? Who doesn't rent movies? I'm curious behind the reasons…are movies evil? Is every movie ever made horrible?"
Not horrible or evil at all. My main reasons for choosing that option are:
I have 75+ DVDs I rarely watch. I just don't have the time. Sometimes it is so bad that I'll watch the films when they are on TV more than I do the DVD I paid for. Very sad, I know.
I hate going to the video store because I can never hit the return date on time. I end up owing more fees so I just stopped. I know I should do netflix and probably will one day but right now I just don't watch enough to make the cost worthwhile.
Why I don't rent movies? (1) Because I don't have a DVD player, or even a VHS player. (2) Because I don't have a television. Deprived? I don't feel like I am. I am not home often enough to watch the boob tube--that's one reason I gave it up. Maybe someday I'll replace it, but I'm afraid it could take up time I should/could be using for other things.
When I can find 'em, I buys 'em.
Sometimes, that means VHS.
Just today, a copy of "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" arrived... on the redhead's recommendation.
Ah, Merry Christmas... Lawrence.
( Well, it IS August. )
We love our netflix. Not only do we rent movies, but we also rent tv shows, some from the oldie goldie days. It's a blast!
Thanks for the blog idea, consumer. I think it is a good one and I always appreciate suggestions. Seems to beat my current one! ;)
tange, get your set warmed up......it is a terrific movie and a great evening to be inside watching yet another Christmas film. This one has a twist though.
I personally watch movies at other people's houses and eat their popcorn. Please supply malted malt balls or some other form of chocolate. I don't drink, but a cold glass of water is nice to chase the chocolate and popcorn with!
Boeing (Anonymous) says…
The most popular answer right now is “I don't rent movies”…really? Who doesn't rent movies? I'm curious behind the reasons…are movies evil? Is every movie ever made horrible?
I would be more inclined to rent a movie online if I didn't have a bandwidth cap hanging over my head.
Yay, netflix!! we can watch all the movies we want and even get the new ones on the day they come out on DVD. No late fees and I can keep a movie as long as I like. Genius, pure genius.
Since I got the lemurs interested in theater, I've been watching live drama in the backyard every day.
You've not lived until you've seen the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet staged by lemurs.
I don't get the people bragging about the "no late fees" thing. They are still paying $9+ a month. Granted they have a large selection.
I love redbox, especially renting the movie online.
Redbox usually doesn't have a good selection, and I buy movies because most of the time even the Blockbusters of the world have a poor selection. Usually I will discover an older movie on AMC, but tire of the 10 min of movie time/5 min commercials that I will go to Borders and buy it. I have many Charles Bronson/James Coburn movies on DVD because of this. I also have about 10-15 movies that I have to see at least once a year.
99% of the time we borrow movies from the library. Decent selection, free...putting our tax dollars to work.
Is the gimp happy with the selection?
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