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Monday, March 23, 2009

Name That Movie Monday

Each Monday I fret over whether it is better to quote an oldie but a goodie that many people are likely to guess or whether I should quote something new and fresh, thus introducing you, my vast readership of 3, to great new movies. This week I went with something new. (hint, hint) And, here's another hint, it's a movie I bought this weekend for my kids. (Meaning it's NOT Twilight.) AND I'm giving you not one but TWO quotes from the movie because I'm extra generous that way.

Just the knowledge that every minute spent in your company becomes the new greatest minute of my life.

Ring ring. Who is it? Destiny. I've been expecting your call.


And now before you get your movie code-a question. I have a little dilemma on my hands. I used to buy new movies the week they came out because they are $5 cheaper that first week at Target and Walmart. But the last few times I went to purchase a new Disney movie release week they were not on sale. I was baffled so I called my resident Disney movie expert, my brother. He informed me that he had read that Disney had raised the price on their DVD's so they could lower the price of Blu-Ray. So, now the price variance between the two formats is only $5. (Well, at least on Disney movies.) And so the question is, do I make the jump to Blu-ray? Or do I hold out a bit longer. Is the price of Blu-Ray players and movies going to fall even further once digital television becomes the standard? Because right now I don't even own a High-Definition television so Blu-ray isn't going to look much different to me. But my husband says that we'll eventually have HD and then we'll already have a nice collection of HD movies started.

What do you think?

Here is your reward for sitting through my inner debate-your free Redbox movie code:HG7W56

Happy watching!

11 comments:

KASH said...

Love the quote. Since it's a new one, I don't even have a guess. I will be waiting for the title so I can go rent it! Which, btw, Rexburg has two more redboxes! One just right across the street. How convenient is that?! :)

I was wondering why Disney movies weren't on sale the first week anymore. You pose a good question about the dvd vs blue ray. Right now, I'm sticking to not buying any movies. Although that could be blamed on my wallet rather than my ability to make decisions. For now, I redbox. (Look, a new verb!) Then if I absolutely love it, I buy it :)

HeidiPie said...

Yes, we redbox too. We hardly watch the 20 DVD's that we do own. (See, we don't even own that many.) Mostly we just borrow from the library or rent, or if it's something really fantastic, we rent it again. Although, we have bought one Dora DVD.
I guess now it makes sense why I never know your quotes...probably because I only watch movies once. Except classic ones, Princess Bride, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music...

Andria said...

I'm going to wait a while to buy a blue-ray player. I'll probably wait until DVD players are like VCRs now and they're almost impossible to find. I just don't really care, and I usually do care about technology and stuff. I don't know why I don't this time.

And again, no idea on the movie. "Squea!!!"

Andria said...

Well, I just googled your quote and, I'm happy to say that I didn't know what the movie was because I haven't seen the movie. Not like all of the other times when I have seen the movie and I have no idea what it is. I actually feel a little bit better now.

Dana said...

I'm not going to check but since we rented BOLT I'll go with that for today...

UTSquishy said...

Bolt—just watched it. Funny story about that, but I'm only sharing that story face to face.

As for Blu-ray (the annoying thing about blu-ray is that the laser isn't even blue like they make you think with the name, it's still just a standard red laser, they've just packed the pits closer and implemented some fancy compression strategies...they'd fit a LOT more data if it was actually using blue rays of light—but I digress... a lot) eventually you will want blue ray, but I'm not sure that you really need every title on blu-ray. Dark Night, Sure. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, not so much. Though I've never experienced it, I understand that a standard DVD playing in an upscaling Blu-ray player looks fine on a High Def TV, for what it's worth. But what do I know, I'm too poor to have nice technology.

Megs said...

If you think that you are going to blu-ray eventually you can start buying them now. Disney has started putting a DVD disc in their blu-ray packages. Did that make sense? Anyway that way you have the Blu-ray disc and while you don't have the the blu-ray yet, you also have the DVD. Then when you do eventually move up to Blu-ray you already have a collection started and don't have to replace all your movies.

If you followed that through, yea! Because I feel like I am just rambling on and on.

ty said...

Blue-Ray, but only if you have a nice big High Def TV or plan to have one in the future, oh and also the player. Me, everything gets ripped to a file server and played from there. I agree with UTSquishy, some title aren't worth buying blue-ray, unless you really like the extra definition.

Ryan said...

Or like Wall•e didn't come with the Blu-Ray, but it came with a free download version from iTunes. Of course you can't just slap that on the TV, but...


I think you go ahead and start buying Blu-Ray. So what if you don't have a player yet...you will eventually, and then all the titles you would have bought on DVD, you'll have on BluRay. The only problem that leaves you is that you've got to either buy a player now, or find a way to have DVD-player friendly copies of the disc until you have the actual Blu-Ray player.

Nicole said...

The Movie is indeed BOLT.

Although both the quotes I used were said by Rhino the hamster I have to admit that while watching the movie I felt like they had tried too hard to make the hamster character like Jack Black/Kung-fu Panda with all the "awesome" lines. It would've been better if Jack Black actually was the hamster. But we liked the movie anyway, even without Jack Black. My kids have watched it about 8 times since Saturday.

orangemily said...

Rhino the Hamster on Bolt! We just watched that this weekend.

I figure the price on Blu-Ray is only going down. And I of course agree with Rich that you only need to own super action packed movies on Blu-Ray. With the kid movies (which I still enjoy) it doesn't matter to me if they're super defined or not.