Friday, October 15, 2004

At the Movies

As much as I am into movies, I must confess, I haven't been to the movies in a few months. The last movie I saw in a theater was The Village. I really enjoyed the movie myself, but seeing as how 1) The average movie ticket price is $8.50 (aka, almost half of the price of buying it on DVD) 2) The turnaround from screen to rental is in the span of weeks to about four months these days 3) The amount of commercials and previews are like a 20-minute serial itself. So I ask myself: "Why bother?"

There are movies I'd like to see (Shaun of the Dead, Baadasssss! and Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut top my list) but it's hard for me to get out and see them. Thankfully, I have Netflix. Because of them, I've been able to see movies that I would not have been able to rent from anywhere else. So, in other words, believe the hype on this company. It gets my approval.

Recently, I've been enjoying Clerks X, Jersey Girl, the Star Wars trilogy box set and Fahrenheit 451 on DVD. I still have to watch a couple of movies I checked out from Netflix (Gods and Monsters and The Ice Storm). I just need to find the right time to watch them.

Us Americans will probably have to wait a while for this to come out. Apparently it has a commentary track with the director and fellow director, Kevin Smith.

It's a long wait until May 2005 for this.

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