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    I went to see the final Lord of the Rings movie by myself... but it was years before I would openly admit it!  What is it like 2.5 hours? 
    Posted by framerican51008


    Wow, I'm impressed!  That movie was like 3.5 hours!!!!  I could barely sit through it with FI with me... it really should have ended about 1 hr before it actually did.  (I know I'm in the minority of people who did not like the LOTR movies.)
     
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    I like going to the movies by myself because if I hate it, I can just leave without a "Do you LIKE this?" conversation or guilt for wasting the ticket.  I figure it's wasted either way, but my way involves getting some of that time back.
     
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    I love spending time alone. I think it is a must in any relationship. I wouldn't go to dinner alone, well I would at Panera, or any place like that, but going to a movie by myself doens't bother me. Let's say I lived in a city where none of my friends did, and I really wanted to see Sex and the City 2 (which I do), I am not going to drag my FI to it, so I would just go alone.
     
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    I'm confused? Some of you don't watch movies alone? Like, on a dvd? I do that all the time! So does FI. I am not really into sci-fi types, i.e. Avatar, so he will watch it in the bedroom and I will watch a movie I like in the living room (like Valentine's Day) or vice versa.

    We watch a lot of movies together, too. I just thought lot's of couples watched movies on their own, as well. Maybe we are weird.
     
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      (I know I'm in the minority of people who did not like the LOTR movies.)
    Posted by trex509


    But WHY did the movie have 16 consecutive endings?  Yell

    I have made dozens of excuses for why I hated the second and third movie (I liked the first one up until I realized there was no resolution, at which point it was over).  But, if I wasn't the only person on the planet, I'm going to stop.
     
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    I'm confused? Some of you don't watch movies alone? Like, on a dvd? I do that all the time! So does FI. I am not really into sci-fi types, i.e. Avatar, so he will watch it in the bedroom and I will watch a movie I like in the living room (like Valentine's Day) or vice versa. We watch a lot of movies together, too. I just thought lot's of couples watched movies on their own, as well. Maybe we are weird.
    Posted by Peonie


    No, you aren't weird :-). DH and I do this sometimes too.
     
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    I just thought lot's of couples watched movies on their own, as well. Maybe we are weird.
    Posted by Peonie


    If you're weird, so am I.  But, if I tried to make my SO watch every single Lifetime Original Movie I watch, he would dump me faster than you can say, "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?"  Embarassed
     
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    I loved the LOTR movies, but definitely long!
    Lucy, I remember getting towards the end of the first one and thinking, Wait a minute we're not even going to see any kind of resolution!  There are two more movies coming!

    Peonie, For some reason I don't have the attention span for movies anymore so usually DH and I either watch together or he watches alone.

     
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    Peonie - I love watching movies at home alone. :)  No problem with that at all.  I think my DH only does that when I'm not home, which is rare... but I do it a lot while he's watching "Lost" or a game or something.  Of course, if it's at night I often fall asleep before the ending so not sure if that counts...

    Re: LOTR - maybe it was helpful to read the books beforehand?  I knew there would be no resolution until movie 3.  Although I will say, the books are kind of TORTURE to get through.  Very dense.  The movies were short and sweet comparitively.
     
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    Maybe.  The trilogys I grew up with - Back to the Future, Lethal Weapon, Star Wars, Hitchhiker's Guide, - not to mention the 15,000 Star Trek movies - were all clearly parts of an ongoing series, but each individual installment was a complete story.  Before LoTR, I had never even heard of a "trilogy" comprised of one story that is so insanely long that no person could cart around such a huge book so it necessarily had to be made into 3.

    But, sadly, since I didn't like The Hobbit, or the movies, you couldn't pay me to read the books.  And I spend at least 10 hours/week on the T.
     
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    oh man, not a LoTR fan here either.  Never made it through the hobbit, and fell asleep during the movie.  

    I could imagine watching movies alone, if my husband and I had more free time together.  We spend approximately 1 waking hour together every day (eat dinner=30 minutes; then we have 30 minutes to hang out and do whatever; then it's time for sleep), and then get 4 weekend days per month when he is not working and we can hang out.  So we strongly prefer to spend that time together.  I suppose I could watch movies when he is not around, but I always feel like I should be working!  (my work is wherever my laptop is.)  bah.  It's okay though; we have non-identical but hugely overlapping taste in movies (and restaurants, and leisure activities) which is lucky and wonderful.
     
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    In Response to Re: Crappy situation vent : If you're weird, so am I.  But, if I tried to make my SO watch every single Lifetime Original Movie I watch, he would dump me faster than you can say, "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" 
    Posted by lucy7368


    Oh my God, there was a 5 hour Lifetime movie on I think a month ago, and FI thought I was insane...

    It was amazing....I can't remember the name of it, but it was about Pat, a woman from Georgia who was so desperate to be part of the Atlanta's high society that she killed everyone around her.

    ETA: I found it! http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/ann-rules-everything-she-ever-wanted
     
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    In Response to Re: Crappy situation vent : Oh my God, there was a 5 hour Lifetime movie on I think a month ago, and FI thought I was insane... It was amazing....All She Ever Wanted...
    Posted by Peonie


    I LOVE that movie!  I've actually seen it two or three times.  I'm a freak, I know. 

    Currently in the DVR?  Mother May I Sleep with Danger?, No One Would Tell, and this cliquey cheerleader thing that I haven't watched yet but looks fantastically awful.

    ETA:  You had the name right.  All She Ever Wanted.
     
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    Lucy, it was amazing...
    I recently saw the Tori Spelling cheerleader one, that was BAD, but so good at the same time.
     
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    OK, no you didn't.  Nevermind.  There is also a movie called All She Ever Wanted, with Marcia Cross.

    I think my favorite is where this ugly woman gets in a horribly disfiguring accident and, by some miracle, the surgeon makes her look like Yasmine Bleeth afterwards.
     
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    Have you seen the one with the crazy nurse who is dying to have a baby and ashe freaks out when she finds out that her doctor is preggos and puts a doll in her pool??
     
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    I don't think so....

    And on that terrifying note, I am off for the weekend.  Surprised
     
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    I liked LOTR, but it definitely could have ended a lot sooner if they cut out a bunch of the Sam and Frodo love scenes. And the slow-motion pillow fight on the bed at the end. 
    "Oh, Mr. Frodo, let me carry your bag for you."
    "You're a great friend, Sam."
    "Mr. Frodo, I couldn't live without you."
    "Sam, I love you."
    "Thanks, Mr. Frodo. May I please kill Gollum?"

    It is the one exception to the "books are always better than movies" rule. Tolkien went on and on and ON about everything. 20 pages about a freaking grassy knoll. 

    As a diehard Harry Potter fan, I must protest that the movies are absolute c r a p. Away with you, Christopher Columbus. Go sail away in your boat. 

    DH and I watch movies alone; he loves gory horror movies and I HATE them, and I can only make him watch things like Bride Wars and 27 Dresses so many times. 
     
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    I'm okay watching movies at home by myself, I just don't like sitting alone in a movie theater.
    I love old movies, foreign films, silent movies, weird artsy junk, scifi- all of those I usually watch by myself. DH will sometimes sit through them, but he prefers comedies and period dramas (which I think is a terrible name for a movie genre)
     
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    Yeah, "period drama" really sounds like one of those afterschool specials about menstruation. 
     
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    I learned to love going to the movies alone when I lived in Los Angeles and didn't know anyone.  Yeah, it might be a little weird on a Friday or Saturday night, but I used to go see matinees alone all the time when I was single.  I could indulge in my guilty pleasure movies without feeling ashamed.  :-P
     

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