A Poll. About owning movies.

It seems that popcorn still reigns supreme among movie snacks. Twenty percent of you that took part in the last poll said that you primarily choose popcorn when you’re out at a theatre. An additional twenty percent voted for ‘All of it! Candy, soda and popcorn.’ I vow in 2011 to try this snack with more frequency. I’ll just be sure to keep floss in my pocket, or I might be driven insane by the kernels stuck between my teeth.

The rest of the votes keep a pretty even spread.

There were two votes for theatre candy like licorice or Hot Tamales

Two other voters said they don’t get anything, and that all snacks and drinks should be banned from theatres all together!

I alone voted for just a big-ass soda.

One person chose gourmet hot drinks like lattes.

One person, my personal favorite, said that he or she mostly attends 21 and over theatres where he or she prefers beer, wine or hard booze to go with their movies.

Shannon from the Movie Moxie picked other, saying she prefers coffee or tea, none of those frilly drinks for her.

Mad Hatter, who may have inspired my new favorite movie snack, says he frequently sneaks in onion-free sandwiches. That, sir, is awesome.

Annette says she lives in a wonderful sounding place where the theatres serve gourmet, fresh baked goods like brownies and cookies, and that’s what she prefers.

And in order to offset the sometimes ridiculous prices of food at theatres, Mr. and Mrs. Fletch just make a meal out of all their food, which makes spending twenty bucks on soda and popcorn seem more manageable.

Thanks for participating folks. This new poll is about your movie buying habits. I probably bought less than fifteen movies in 2010. Once my collection reached 250, I realized that I really only rewatch maybe five percent of the movies I have. There are even ten or fifteen that I’ve owned for several years and I’ve never even watched. So I’ve drastically cut down and now I pretty much buy my favorite ten or so films of the year. What about you? How do you buy movies?

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8 Responses to “A Poll. About owning movies.”
  1. Mad Hatter says:

    My buying tendencies have changed so much over the years that I’m not sure my answer is one of your six…

    For starters, shelf space is precious…so I’m not the sort to buy a movie “just cuz”.

    If I haven’t seen it, odds are monumentally low that I’ll buy it.

    It also has to have a particular re-watchibility factor for me, which isn’t neccessarily hinged to the film’s quality. Skimming my reviews, I gave 30 available films in 2010 a score of 3 out of 4 or better. Of those 30, I own 10…with very little plans to buy the other 20.

    Of course, it doesn’t hurt my situation that lady Hatter buys some of the ones I liked too and saves me a bit of coin…but all in all, I’ve become a tad fussy about which discs will score a spot on the right-hand-shelf-of-awesome.

    (PS – don’t even get me started on my hesitancy to upgrade dvd’s to blu-ray!)
    Mad Hatter´s last blog post ..Review- GREEN HORNET 1-2

  2. Blake says:

    Thanks, Hatter. I had forgotten to put up an ‘other’ option. Feel free to change your vote, should you desire.

    I agree about not buying films you haven’t watched, unless the price is about as cheap as a rental and I’m moderately sure I’ll want to rent it some day.

    I’m finally trying to face Blu-Rays just now and I HATE it. I’d rather just avoid the whole situation.

  3. Anna says:

    I’ve got this weird thing where I can’t buy Dvd’s at the same time that don’t colour or theme-wise match. Form of OCD I guess.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Golden Globe Awards 2011 – The Winners

  4. Fletch says:

    Yeah, I voted for the “good deal” option, but it’s a variety of factors that influence movie buying, with the main ones being shelf space, price, and my hesitancy to buy any more DVDs since I consider the format half-dead (and don’t own a Blu-Ray player, though I already consider that format a quarter-dead, for what it’s worth).

    When it’s all digital and space truly becomes a non-factor, I’ll be more apt to buy movies. And with a kid in the home, I’ll need space for all those damn kiddie movies, too…
    Fletch´s last blog post ..The most popular name in pop culture history- surprisingly

  5. Well, for me. It’s more about what is on sale and what’s available at my local Barnes & Nobles, Borders, or whatever.

    I don’t go for the big new releases. I’d rather go the ones I’m interested in that has not just a lot of special features but a great transfer quality of the film. One of the DVDs I want is “The Social Network” only for the extra features but I don’t have a Blu-Ray player and that’s going to take a while.

    Plus, there’s the Criterion Collection where I take advantage of the sales. Yet, I’m more interested in the films I want in my collection rather than getting the new release. The DVDs in Criterion I want are Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore”, Lars von Trier’s “Europa”, and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Solo Con tu Pareja”.

    I just don’t want to wait to be taken advantage to throw away an old DVD because it’s got new features. I’m more interested in the transfer of the film.
    Steven Flores´s last blog post ..Secrets &amp Lies

  6. Blake says:

    @ Anna – That is very strange! So, you wouldn’t buy, say, A Clockwork Orange at the same time as Marie Antoinette?

    @ Fletch – Yeah, it kills me to think how quickly DVDs and Blu-Rays will be obsolete. So much money wasted.

    Be glad for kid movies! It’ll give you an excuse to revisit great films like Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast!

    @ Steven – Yeah, new releases really don’t tempt me much. I’d much rather get all the Criterions!

  7. Reel Whore says:

    I used to buy anything I thought I’d watch more than a couple of times. Then I bought anything that I felt was a bargain. Now that I own hundreds of movies I find that I only buy 5-10 movies a year (actually I’m gifted 5-10/year via birthdays and Christmas) and rarely buy more than 1-2 for myself.

    Between going to the movies and renting from Netflix I have precious little time to savor my personal collection now so I limit purchases.

    I have upgraded to BluRay, but only for the absolute best of the best films and I only very rarely upgrade a DVD copy to BluRay unless I feel it’s warranted.
    Reel Whore´s last blog post ..MMM- Boom- Boom- Boom

  8. Chris says:

    I used to buy a bunch of different things, but now it is only buttered popcorn and a big ass soda
    Chris´s last blog post ..Cabins for Rent

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