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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"
 
 
 
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.