Monday, June 14, 2010

Theatre, Renting movies or On Demand?

I love watching movies, horror movies. But I really do not like going to the theater and having to listen to people crunching and munching on their popcorn, chips or slurping their soda. I don't like paying 10 dollars for a small popcorn and a small soda for myself and having to miss part of the movie to go to the restroom.

I don't like having to put up with idiots who bring their babies who sit and cry all the way through the movie. I mean seriously, who brings a baby to a movie like Predators and doesn't think their kid is going to cry when they see monsters on the big screen? Idiots.

I don't like having to put up with unchaperoned kids who are kicking my back seat, talking behind me, throwing popcorn at each other, making out in the back seats or all have their damned cell phones out with back-lit screens texting all the way through the movie.

Renting movies is a bit better especially with the new Red Box rental places that seem to be popping up everywhere. For a dollar you can rent a movie for a night. That's not too bad. But you have to have a credit card in order to use the Red Box. I don't really like using my debit card for things like this, I just don't trust them not to screw me over and take more money out or steal money from me somehow. Or have the box get broken into and have my information in there somewhere and it just not be safe. I'm a little paranoid when it comes to using my debit card for purchases like this and believe it or not, I don't have a credit card. I like paying for what I want and not putting it on credit. I do have a paypal debit card, but again it's hooked directly to me paypal account which is hooked to my bank account.

I also have a Sears Credit card but I hardly ever use it. If I want something I'd rather save the money and pay for it now. Then I don't have to make payments for it or have a credit card balance. But that's just me.

I could rent from Blockbuster or netflix. Oh don't even get me started on netflix. I used to have netflix and while I loved it. I hate my mailman. I know he was stealing my dvd's. I had 8 dvd's go missing in 2 years. So I canceled the service.

Blockbuster is alright but they charge too much for a movie that you have to bring back within a certain amount of time or you get charged again.

I've come to depend on On Demand for my movies. They usually have the new movies as soon as they are released on dvd and for 5 bucks I can rent the movie, have it to watch again for 24 hours and be able to pause it for a bathroom break and not have to worry about returning it on time.