Da media is to be sold, not to be told
The way I watch most of my movies nowadays is through Netflix. A few times I’ll throw down some watch it now joints that I’m fiending for but mostly I’ll just pop in what I get in the mail. It’s funny how you can tell what kind of kick you were on at certain times by what comes through Netflix. All of the sudden I’ll get a rush of documentaries, then old sci-fi films, then a bunch of anime, and to top it all of a bunch of foreign films.
I still go to movie theaters to see certain films that I’m really itching to see. I went and saw the new Indian Jones movie at the Heights Theater in Northeast, my favorite theater ever. Once in a while I’ll go peep some screenings at the U. The Asian American Studies department used to (not sure if they still do) show some newer Asian films and often showed older jump offs, on the Kurosawa tip.
I have cable TV but I don’t have all the movie channels though. Most of the time I have the TV on while I’m on my computer doing whatever and I’m really not paying much attention to what’s showing. I tend to watch next to nothing on cable except for a few select shows like 30 Days. Once in every blue moon AMC will run some crazy Death Wish marathon that I’m glued to because Charles Bronson is a stone cold bad ass. The shows I watch more attentively offer much more social significance and I’m able to grasp it much more than if I were to passively watch it like I do with most of the garbage that’s on TV now.