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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Perhaps the President can do something to save this company. Blockbusters are unionized, are they not?

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well yeah, if you let it. I still have movie time with the family. My girls are 16 and 14, but we still do things together. We all have our gadgets - laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones, etc, but I don't let them run our lives. If I get tired of seeing my daughter buried in her phone, I tell her to put it down and rejoin the family. I get eyes rolled at me but she does rejoin the family. We just got a movie 2 nights ago, and watched it together. We do this often. Hell, my 16 year old bought a puzzle the other night, for us to put together. A puzzle. I was so shocked at that - that she wanted us to do a puzzle together? Loved it, but was shocked. I think of some of the teenage girls I know - they'd not only not do the puzzle with their mom - they'd deliberately lose pieces so Mom would lose her mind trying to finish it.
    I love puzzles (have a couple dozen between mine and my sons') and my husband, brother, and I do game nights playing Phase 10 or one of dozens of board games we have, plus play boardgames and UNO with my sons. It all depends on the family and whether they are willing to be together, not what technology is available or a family might have. Heck, we have several game systems (multiple of some), several TVs, more computers than family members, Iphones, Ipads, Nooks, and more in our house, and we still have family time. And I don't have teens, only a 5 and 4 year old (they don't actually have anything besides a Leapster). My husband is a techno geek. He loves his toys, but he will play boardgames/cardgames with me anytime I ask.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Red Box is the one that is killing off whats left of videos stores here. That and now pumping in movies from theatres for Pay per view.

    We get videos and we go to Red Box. They don't always have some of the Newly released in. But one can usually get them in a week. Plus all of the Boxes are not the same. So while one may not have a certain, another may. Which now we have the Boxes up outside Walgreens. Besides the grocery stores and some Mini Mart Gas stations.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well yeah, if you let it. I still have movie time with the family. My girls are 16 and 14, but we still do things together. We all have our gadgets - laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones, etc, but I don't let them run our lives. If I get tired of seeing my daughter buried in her phone, I tell her to put it down and rejoin the family. I get eyes rolled at me but she does rejoin the family. We just got a movie 2 nights ago, and watched it together. We do this often. Hell, my 16 year old bought a puzzle the other night, for us to put together. A puzzle. I was so shocked at that - that she wanted us to do a puzzle together? Loved it, but was shocked. I think of some of the teenage girls I know - they'd not only not do the puzzle with their mom - they'd deliberately lose pieces so Mom would lose her mind trying to finish it.
    Mornin SF. We use to do the same thing with puzzles as a family. I luv putting them together. Then we would glue them and put them in a frame. We did one 10k just my sons and I.....and I still have it up today. It was of a Wizard slaying a Dragon. Frazetta or Boris like pic. Awesome Puzzle.

    I even tried with the OL after the kids left. She just isn't into them. I told my sons I had one out anytime they stop by help with it. This one is of some Big Cats 2500pcs. It's usually them or their friends that put a piece in here and there.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Mornin', MMC.

    That's cool that you and your sons do that together, and also you, RogueNuke. I love game night with my girls but it's hard to get time to do it now. Always something going on, somebody darting off here or there. They're getting older. Would it be considered child abuse if I locked them in their rooms?
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    It wasn't a waste of space and time until Redbox and Netflix came along. Until then, it was the only way to watch movies.
    It was (like pay-per-view) a tax on the impatient. They show them on premium cable channels 6 months later.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well yeah, if you let it. I still have movie time with the family. My girls are 16 and 14, but we still do things together. We all have our gadgets - laptops, tablets, iPads, iPhones, etc, but I don't let them run our lives. If I get tired of seeing my daughter buried in her phone, I tell her to put it down and rejoin the family. I get eyes rolled at me but she does rejoin the family. We just got a movie 2 nights ago, and watched it together. We do this often. Hell, my 16 year old bought a puzzle the other night, for us to put together. A puzzle. I was so shocked at that - that she wanted us to do a puzzle together? Loved it, but was shocked. I think of some of the teenage girls I know - they'd not only not do the puzzle with their mom - they'd deliberately lose pieces so Mom would lose her mind trying to finish it.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well it's easier, but easier doesn't always mean better.
    I understand nostaglia, but the only way I can see how Blockbuster is better is that you can get it that very day.

    If you can wait a day, I can't think of any advantage a Blockbuster would have. Nostaglia =! better.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    There's still local video stores up, but I have largely given up on them. I rent from time to time, but I figure that the way things are going, I am going to have to buy the films physically in order to see them. Streaming, not so much in the way of consistent, deep, or impeccable selection. Downloading: very rarely do you even have much in the way of "rights" and price-quality is such that I end up buying the movie on Blu-ray.

    Red Box is good if you want a limited selection of recently-released titles. Otherwise, the thing sucks.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    No question that Netflix is a far, far better way to rent movies.
    True that. For 8 bucks a month, I can watch a crapload of stuff. I got rid of my cable as a result.
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