Sunday Question – When Do You Like To See New Movies?

The next two weekends are going to be big for me.

This coming Friday is the movie Skyline, and I’m really looking forward to watching it, even though I have to admit it looks a little frightening, and I don’t like frightening. But I like alien movies, so this should work out just fine. Then the following Friday is the latest Harry Potter movie, and as you probably know I’m a major fan of the franchise. I’ve spent this week watching all the movies again so that I’m totally caught up to date on what’s going on. I’d have done all the books again, but I don’t have that kind of time. Besides, I’ve done the last book 3 times already; that should be enough, right?

Skyline trailer

I’m one of those people who loves seeing new movies on the first day. I do that because I don’t want someone ruining it for me by telling me how it ends. I don’t like taking that chance. Now, I have to own up and say that I don’t really go out and see a lot of new movies. I have my particular styles of movies, thus it makes people say I’m picky (watch, my friend Scott will come over and say something sarcastic about this one). I’m trying to think of this year, and I can only think of fouree movies I absolutely had to see in 2010, those being How To Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Guardian, Despicable Me, and the Last Airbender, and I enjoyed all three. Yeah, I’m a big kid at heart. lol

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows trailer

I know some people hate going to see new movies immediately because of crowds. Some people hate seeing them because of the costs. And some just don’t watch movies at all (Rummuser comes to mind). For those of you who do like movies, and will go to the theater to watch one, when do you like going to see them? Oh, by the way, did you remember to turn your clocks back?





Harry Potter
Hardcover Book Set
by J. K. Rowlings

 

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31 comments on “Sunday Question – When Do You Like To See New Movies?

  • You were right about rummuser Mitch lol I don’t rush off to the movies on the first day. Not many movies I want to go and see these days. I so couldn’t go to the movies with you Mitch!
    I love Jane Austen and all those period dramas which the British are so good at producing. Lots of the places they film at I have visited when I lived and worked in the UK. I only like happy endings so that rules out lots of movies today eh??!!
    With your clocks going back, you’re even further behind us here in Oz! Perth doesn’t change their clocks but some states in the east do so we have them juggling times too. Glad I got the world clock to keep me on time lol

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Yup, time changed, and now I have to make sure to go around the house and fix all the clocks!

      As to the movies thing, you’re right, we probably wouldn’t be going to the movies together. I’m not big on period pieces, although I did enjoy both Amadeus and Gandhi, but I don’t think those count.

  • We go to fewer movies every year, and I can’t remember the last one we saw. The prices are ridiculous — you can buy tickets from a machine in the theater, and one of the payment options is Home Equity Loan. That’s too high. And why? So the actors can make twelve million per film instead of eleven? In this economy, they should be lowering prices, not raising them.

    I do miss the popcorn, though.

    • Charles, I understand the sentiment, but to me, I still feel the romance of big screen movies from my childhood. It’s just a good thing I’m kind of picky on what I’ll watch; probably saves tons of money in the long run.

  • I’ve seen Avatar – the last airbender too, unfortunately it was only the first chapter and they cut soo much of it I don’t know if those who didn’t see the whole cartoon series will understand something.
    I am more into fantasy like movies like Lord of The Ring, Harry Potter, witch, wizards, magical stuff and love comedies too 😀

    • Alex, I think we like the same types of movies. They play better on large screens, at least the first time around.

  • I tend to go to movies during the colder weather in late Fall and Winter. I just can’t see wasting a great sunny day inside. The other reason I go at this time is this is when the Oscar contenders are usually released. I like to see all of them so I have a film, director, or actor to root for when the winners are announced.

    The next movie I will see will be *Morning Glory* being released next week.

    Steve Borek ~ Executive Coach

    • That’s interesting Steve, but with your theater background that would make sense. I’ve never gone to a movie thinking about Oscar worthy, and for the most part I don’t ever end up seeing any until years later. Well, other than things like Avatar, which stunned me that it earned an Oscar nomination.

  • Hi, Mitch. I enjoyed the trailers you posted. I may not end up seeing Skyline…but, I am thinking of a definite maybe for the part 1 of the Harry Potter finale. I am not so sure about watching it on the first day though…too crowded and all. Maybe when the crowds have lessened will be good enough for me.

    – Wes –

    • Wes, I love crowds at movies, although my wife isn’t such a great fan of it. Skyline is going to be one of those really odd movies that my mind is just telling me I have to see it.

  • I turned the clock back if they didn’t do it themselves. (Today’s technology)

    Mitch, when there is a movie I like – I like it enough to see it opening weekend. To me if it’s more than a week old, it’s old. I hate for people to tell me about a movie I hadn’t seen yet. That’s not the primary reason I go early, most times I knew enough about the movie and had already been anticipating its arrival.

    Also, cost is never a factor when you go to the matinée. I haven’t a clue what Skyline is.

    Until later,

    • Kissie, that’s why I put the preview up so you can take a quick look at it. lol

      As for the other, looks like we’re kindred spirits on that one.

  • I can’t remember the last time I went to see a movie at a cinema (aka movie theatre), I like to wait til they’re out on DVD and watch them in the comfort of my own home, own TV, own large speakers!
    *grins*
    I hate cinemas these days, the volume is too loud for me (my ears hear things differently from each other – a bit of deafness has made it so that sounds are distorted, so I have to sit at a curious angle to the screen which I wouldn’t be able to achieve in a cinema) and so many new movies have fast moving, almost stroboscobic imagery that if I don’t have the option to get out of the room quickly for certain segments, then I’m done for! I get bad migraines from fast moving/bright/strobe-type imagery. Sooooo… to answer your question, I usually wait til new movies are old movies, lol!
    😉

    • That’s too bad, Val. I’d hate to not even have the option of going to the theater to see a movie. I guess that means IMAX is definitely out for you.

  • Most times I wait until it comes on DVD. I rarely go to the movies, maybe 2 or three times per year. I ain’t worried about people spoiling it for me because I never bring it up in conversation.

    Last Airbender looks like something that I would like. Like you I also like the Harry Potter series.

    Good to see you found some videos that were related to your post Mitch 😉

    • Yeah, yeah… lol Many people panned Last Airbender, Sire, but they had seen the cartoon whereas I had no idea there was anything before it. So I enjoyed it; sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

  • John Dilbeck says:

    I don’t go to a lot of movies, but I’m looking forward to seeing the next Harry Potter movie.

    We have one theater in our town and I have been watching movies there for decades. It’s almost never crowded (much to the owner’s displeasure), because fewer people are going out to the movies on a regular basis.

    I watch most movies on NetFlix and that gives me an almost-never-ending-supply of them when I want to watch one for less than $20 per month.

    I’m more interested in the convenience than the cost, however.

    I’m not sure what the last movie I saw at the theater was. I think it was The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

    And, I didn’t have to set my clocks, except the one in the car, because the others automagically set themselves.

    • Hi John,

      I still seem to be setting clocks because I keep running into another one and saying “I really need to change this time”. As to the theaters, I think most moviegoers are a bit like me and you; we wait until we feel there’s something we just have to see. We have so many other choices to select from to entertain ourselves that we don’t have to jump at every single movie that comes out.

  • I have ADD when it comes to movies so it’s easier to see them in the living room! I usually wait to see movies unless I am so excited to see one then I will go. But NEVER on the first day. That’s just kookie talk! Ha!

    • That’s funny Susan. Actually, I used to be mad about going to midnight screenings of movies, but those days seem to have passed as I’ve gotten older. I can handle it, but I just don’t like leaving home that late.

  • For example i went to see avatar after almost 3 month of its release. I don’t like the crowds, and i do wait to see what the critics and people say about the movie.

  • Me, sarcastic?

    Actually, Skyline looks like good and the theme is very Independence Day-ish which appeals to me. Looking forward to HP and don’t forget TRON Legacy in December.

    I do like to see a first run movie with a large audience. That doesn’t happen too often these days with the price of movies and the economy. Also, with movies coming out so quickly in DVD and online, some people will wait for that. I do that for some movies myself.

    See on Friday!

    • It’s amazing how fast these things are coming to DVD, isn’t it? For those of you who don’t know, Scott’s my main movie buddy, other than my wife, as we tend to enjoy the same types of movies. Well, except for pirate movies. lol

  • It may sounds funny, but I have never watch a full part of Harry Potter, usually I watch 20-30 minutes and I get bored surprisingly my son is the same. However, my nephews love it.

    • Shocking Carl. Then again, if you never got into the storyline, it wouldn’t be your cup of tea.

  • I used to enjoy watching movies on the very first day it came out, but none of my friends would come with me so I was used to going to theaters alone… that quickly lost its appeal.

    If I had a girlfriend (*knock on wood*), I probably would continue seeing movies on the very first day. But now I just go whenever any of my friends are free.

    • Henway, if I didn’t have anyone to go with, I’d probably agree with you. I’ve rarely gone to the movies by myself, definitely not a new one.

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