DVD Movie Club – A Fun Way to See Films

It’s no secret that everybody loves a good movie. Drama, comedy, action, horror or musicals, there is definitely something that will tickle your senses! Movies can be great way to relax in the company of family and friends or spend some quality time together with your partner. But with the global recession playing killjoy, you might no longer be able to splurge on movie tickets every week. Movie tickets are also not getting any cheaper. So does this mean that you have to give up your passion for movies? Definitely not, and to know why, just read on.

The alternative to watching movies at a theater is to watch them at home. And this is the reason why, an online DVD movie club is the buzz in town right now. You do not have to spend money in buying DVD titles which are expensive and lie unused once you have watched the movie. After all, how many times do you catch the movies in your DVD collection at home? The truth is that you would rather watch a fresh flick than one you have already enjoyed in the past.

A DVD movie club gives you the access to new movies, without having to spend a fortune. In case you are thinking that a DVD movie club is just like your corner video-store you could not be any wider off the mark! This is because a movie club is not a brick and mortar store. It is an online shop that you can visit 24×7 without having to leave your home. For a small membership fee, you can:

• Go online
• Browse through the latest movie titles
• Pick the ones you want and place your order
• Get your selected titles delivered at your doorstep.
• Enjoy the movies!

Most movie clubs allow you to retain the title as long as you want (no due dates!) with the only catch being that you must return the previous title before getting a new DVD. There is also the option of an instant download, if you are a real net savvy person and do not mind watching the movie on your PC or laptop instead of the big screen TV. If you have a high-speed internet connection, you can also watch your chosen movie via video streaming. Most movie clubs offer a free trial before you become a member. It is a good idea to get a sample of things before you actually open your wallet. Once you are convinced, become a member and enjoy!

Best Comedy Movies of 2009

Some most-expected drama movies and action movies failed to draw audiences to the theater, but the comedies of 2009 were well able to do good box office business. Perhaps the recession and economic downturn make people seek laughter during these stress-filled times. Though a few of the comedies of 2009 didn’t have that aura which makes them in the list of funniest movies ever, except Hangover, they somehow kept the box office ringing.

Here is my list of the best comedy movies of 2009:

The Hangover:

This movie by Warner Bros Pictures has earned good money, but not, off course like Avatar. Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms in ‘The Hangover’ could keep you laughing for along time. The movie received great reviews and appreciation from different corners of the world. It has been a smash hit worldwide. The film could set a new record for an R-rated comedy, crashing the record set by Beverly Hills Cop nearly 25 years ago. A loud funny movie that every bachelor who wishes to go for a wild bachelors party must watch.

Zombieland:

Columbia Pictures released this apocalyptic zombie film which put up stiff competition to ‘The Hangover’. The way Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg fight each other is really hysterical. A smart script, good acting by newcomers like Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin add flavor to the tone of this comedy. It is a kind of perfect escape from reality and you will have fun watching this movie at home with friends.

Fantastic Mr. Fox:

This is a Fox Searchlight release and is directed by Wes Anderson. Although the trailer didn’t raise that much initial interest with the audiences, the movie didn’t disappoint at the theater. There is nothing too freaky in the plot, and the movie comes to life as you watch it. This is an animated film for adults as the humor is a bit too much over the heads of the kid crowd. A witty and highly entertaining movie for the 2009 movie year!

Up:

This is another animated movie from Disney/Pixar. Millions already have fallen in love with the old fellow who flies with balloons and the small obnoxious kid explorer who accompanies the old man on this adventure. The movie is touching and funny, and the animation is gorgeous to look at. It takes you on an emotional journey as well as keeps tickling your funny side to make you stick to the screen.

500 Days of Summer:

Another release from Fox Searchlight. This is a romantic comedy and one of the best intelligent romantic comedies of the 2009 film year! Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hard working greeting card writer who believes in love at first sight while Zooey Deschanel, a free-spirited woman, doesn’t. Find out what clicks between the two in this comedy.

Some other comedy movies worth watching of 2009 are ‘The Proposal’, ‘The Informant’ and ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.’ All should not disappoint.

How to Create a Movie Catalog Everyone Will Love

Movies – everyone has their opinions, their favorites, and their dislikes. If you ask anyone an opinion about any movie, they will certainly give it to you. And while movies may be as unique as the people who watch them, that doesn’t mean you can’t try to create a movie catalog everyone will love. With just a few things to keep in mind, you can easily and quickly assemble a movie collection that not only encourages people to come to your home, but also to stay and watch a few flicks.

Look at the Current Collection

The only way to find out how to assemble a strong movie collection is to look at what you already have. You will want to look through your current movie catalog and begin to see what you tend to collect. Obviously, your current collection is based on your tastes and not on the tastes of others, so in looking at your current library, not only should you look at what you do have, but also at what you don’t have. What are some of the glaring holes in terms genres, actors, directors, etc.? This is how you will begin to compile a list of movies to purchase in the future.

Find Cheap Ways to Buy Movies

Of course, if you find that you have a lot of gaping holes in your movie catalog, you might become overwhelmed not only because of the task before you, but also because of the cost. In order go find a cheap movie, you will want to consider used DVDs first. These are readily available at many movie stores and online through media retailers. While these movies will be less costly, the quality is still strong. Do make sure you’re buying from reputable buyers, however, so that you are certain the movie works when you need it to work. You can also arrange to have movie swaps with other people you know in order to add more movies to your collection without spending money too.

Consider Different Genres, Time Periods

The key to a great movie catalog is diversity. You will want to buy and include movies from all generations, time periods, and genres. Even if you’re not a huge fan of horror, for example, having a few basic and classic horror movies will ensure you have something for everyone when they come to your home. An example might be something like “Psycho” which will be a great horror flick without blood or gore. Have a friend or a family member with opposing tastes in DVD movies begin to help you with your collection. They can help introduce you to movies you might not otherwise pick.

With a movie catalog, you need to choose as many different kinds of movies, styles of movies, and time periods of movies as possible. In doing so, you will ensure that your shelves or your computer spreadsheet includes as many opportunities for fun as possible.