(c) Warner Bros
so why do [more] moviegoers opt to stay at home and just watch tv, thus, making hollywood feel crappy about the reports of bad box office receipts?
Trend-watcher Faith Popcorn says contributing factors are high ticket prices, high gas prices and the fact that many people are just too tired to sit through a film.
"People are worried about traffic, gas prices and getting a babysitter. It's impossible. Life has become too difficult. You're too exhausted to go out," she says. "People don't have the concentration to sit through a whole movie anymore."
So, instead, many are watching at home. Some are choosing services that mean they don't even have to go out for the DVD.
i did my own investigation.
What's your diagnonsense?
-- Girl, Interrupted
i installed reliable instant messengers to talk to friends near and far to see what's the biggie about online chatting. here's what i came up with: the internet can literally make you sit on your ass 24 hrs straight because, truth be told, it's more entertaining than a bad remake of, say, a horror movie.
The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat.
-- Dave Barry
a couple more interesting facts about watching movies at home:
1) if you're at home watching a movie that sucks beyond all reason, just flip through the channels without the expense of paying to see another excruciatingly lousy movie... aahh, the power of remote control.
2) propping your feet up on the couch with your favourite (bootleg??) movie, a bucket of "theater popcorn", a large diet soda, and a laptop and you'll be in seventh heaven.
but if you ask me, i'd still want to go out and have some fun, you know? because at the end of the day, interactions between human beings do pay off.
George: Kindred spirits, eh?
Julianne: No, he's nothing like me. He's like you, actually, only straight.
-- My Best Friend's Wedding