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30 June 2009 @ 09:10 am
watching movies  
Watching movies used to feel like more of an event. I either had a half hour walk to and from the theater or at least a Netflix envelope to rip open and put in the player. But now that I have cable, there are so movies available any time I turn on the tube, that they're no more eventful than the average television show. Most of the time I don't even turn off the laptop when I'm watching them. It's a little sad. Of course the problem is largely in my head, so I should be able to correct it, but will I?

Of course, it wouldn't be such an issue if there was anything at the theaters I wanted to watch.

Listening to: Joe Jackson - "Sunday Papers"
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 30th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
But the plus to the TV movie thing is that suckier movies suck less when you haven't bothered to leave the house or pay money for them.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on June 30th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
That's very true. Virtually any movie is worth watching when it's on cable and there's nothing else compelling on.
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on June 30th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)

I had a very similar reaction to gaining cable after years of not having it, but ultimately I ended up not watching a lot of movies on cable, because I HATE coming in the middle of movies, even ones I've seen before. So these days its just an occasional flick I catch that way (most recently it was Executive Decision).
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: monkey ballassmonkeydiary on June 30th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm still working out how I feel about coming in halfway. I instinctively hate it, but the lazy side of me says, "Meh... someday you'll see the other half..."
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on July 1st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)

I have some deep internal programming from years of being a movie snob with no cable that prevents me from doing that unless I really, really don't care if I ever see the rest or if I've seen it already a few times. It drives the Baroness batty. When I was younger and had cable I didn't have this problem, but prior to this apartment I think it had been something like 6 years since I last had full on cable, and that was a 2 year or so oasis of cable movie channels after a previous five year drought. I think I just got really used to watching movies on DVD and VHS.
Entry-Level Positionpkthunder on July 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
On some channels (I'm thinking TBS), they play the same movie back-to-back three times. So when I come in the middle (I'm still thinking something else every time I read that), I'll catch the beginning after the end.