Movie night tonight

@besweet (7230)
Greece
January 28, 2017 6:35pm CST
There are a few nice movies that I wanted to watch this season so we decided to do "movie nights" once a week with my friends. Today we decided to go to the cinema and watch "Nocturnal Animals". It's a drama film directed and written by Tom Ford and one of my friends proposed it this morning. This was a last minute decision so I didn't watch the trailer before going to the cinema. My friend told me about the director and she prepared me that it's a drama with thriller plot. The film was a pleasant surprise for me, I found the story very interesting and well written. I even liked the fact that I didn't know much about what I was going to see. Do you ever watch movies without watching the trailer first? Or you prefer to be prepared about the story and read the reviews before going to the cinema?
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@sharon6345 (126267)
• United States
29 Jan 17
I don't watch trailers I like to just see the movie.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
It's risky to watch movies without watching the trailers first. I like it when people do it and I was happy because it was a great surprise! Have you watched "Nocturnal Animals"?
@sharon6345 (126267)
• United States
29 Jan 17
@besweet No but I sure will when I find it on the firestick.
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29 Jan 17
I prefer to see the trailer first it entices me that way. But sometimes it also had a con in watching trailers cause you are expecting something and then ended disappointed.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
I agree, it's a risk with the movies. Reviews help sometimes or suggestions from friends. I usually watch the trailers first too, but I am glad that it was a pleasant surprise this time. If it was a disappointing experience, I would probably have different thoughts. lol
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Jan 17
If I haven't seen the previews for a movie I won't go to the movies to watch it. I cannot afford the movies so I definitely don't want to waste my money on a bad movie!
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
I do the same usually. This time it was unexpected and it turned out to be a good movie. I guess I would have a different opinion if it was boring or bad! lol
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@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 Jan 17
There was a time when there were no trailers. People still went to the movies.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
That's true. When I was a teenager we didn't have any trailers and we were only watching the popular movies (mostly through recommendations from others). It was the same for me today and I enjoyed it!
• United States
29 Jan 17
I usually watch the previews of a movie before attending the cinema. But lately, I haven't went in a while. :) Glad the movie turned out to be good.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
It was a pleasant surprise, and I was happy that I was unprepared and it turned out to be a nice movie. It was based on a friend's suggestion though, I don't know if I would dare that for a random movie! I hope you will get the chance to go soon.
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• United States
29 Jan 17
@besweet I prefer watching shows and movies in the comfort at home nowadays. Back in my teen years, I went weekly on the weekends so now I'm sick of it lol! :P
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
@infatuatedbby It's easier if you watch the movies at home, if you don't like it you can always watch something else.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
29 Jan 17
I haven't been to the cinema as often as I want to. Who starred in the movie?
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
30 Jan 17
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal. It was an interesting concept because it had three stories developed at the same time.
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
30 Jan 17
@besweet They are good actors. Maybe it's time to watch a movie.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
31 Jan 17
@Beatburn They were very good indeed, both of them. And it is impressive because they are great in all the stories. What was the last movie that you watched?
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@LadyDuck (157830)
• Switzerland
29 Jan 17
Many times I watch movies without watching the trailer. Very few trailers are well done and give an honest idea about the real thing you are going to watch.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
I used to do that in the past, when I was renting movies from the video club. Now it's more rare but I am happy that I had to discover the movie from the beginning without watching the trailer first. I also think that some trailers fail to represent the movies successfully. It is a hard job to make a representative clip of a full movie in 2 minutes or less.
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@LadyDuck (157830)
• Switzerland
29 Jan 17
@besweet I agree that it is a hard job to make a representative clip of a full movie. Most of the time the sad truth is that those are the only 2 good minutes of the whole movie.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
@LadyDuck lol That's so true. Also when they try to make the clip appealing, they might give away important parts of the plot. You hope to see a twist in the full movie but it's just not there.
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29 Jan 17
Yes. The more I wait for a movie, the less I watch the trailers. It's like a "ritual".
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
It is nice to have small rituals like that for your favorite movies! Sometimes the trailers might give away the story, other times they might not be representative of the movie. It's a risk when we decide to watch them.
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29 Jan 17
@besweet Some trailers tell the whole movie.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
@TheInvisibleMan There is no point of watching it if they give away the plot. You might be expecting for a twist that will never happen and it will be disappointing.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 17
I'd rather know a bit about a film before I see it as I don't like some genres and don't want to suddenly find myself watching them.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
It's always a risk if you are unprepared, I agree that you need to have some clues about the film before going to the cinema, otherwise it might be a waste of money. I was warned that it was drama/thriller. I also don't enjoy watching some genres. A friend suggested the movie so I trusted her, but I didn't have my own opinion beforehand. The film started and I was worried that it might be a bad idea but then I changed my mind.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jan 17
@besweet I don't enjoy horror or sci-fi but other than that I'm not too fussy - except that I don't like a lot of violence either so it's probably best I know a bit about the film before I go to see it.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
@JudyEv This one has some violence and a thriller plot with some mystery, I am not sure if you would enjoy it.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
29 Jan 17
I rarely watch trailers before going to a movie, unless I'm at the theater and they show them. I read reviews and look up info online. Glad you liked it!
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
30 Jan 17
Thank you! It was a good movie. Normally I would have been prepared too, I don't do extensive research but I like watching the trailers. This film was an unexpected surprise and I am glad I wasn't prepared because it was something entirely new from the beginning. I have to say I was worried when it started though, and I asked my friend if I am going to regret it. Lol
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@rina110383 (24134)
29 Jan 17
I usually watch the trailer first before the watching the full movie.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
29 Jan 17
Most of the times I do the same. This was an exception and a good surprise. Do you find the trailers to be representative of the movies most of the times or you can still be disappointed from the full movie?
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