The Last Blockbuster (documentary)

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    The Last Blockbuster

    Release Date: December 15, 2020
    Studio: PopMotion Pictures
    Director: Taylor Morden
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Screenwriters: Zeke Kamm
    Genre: Documentary

    Starring: Sandi Harding, Kevin Smith, Ione Skye, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Paul Scheer, Samm Levine, Jamie Kennedy, Ron Funches, James Arnold Taylor, Lloyd Kaufman

    Plot Summary: A documentary on the last remaining Blockbuster Video, located in Bend, Oregon.

     
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    This was really entertaining. I miss going to the video store.
     
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    Same here. Record stores too. I used to love going to scottsdale video to rent movies. I got to know a few of the people that worked there and we'd always talk about movies for the non-mainstream picks and finds. You don't get the same vibe online.
     
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    Absolutely - many video and record stores would have a section of employee picks/favorites, staff to ask questions (is this really any good), etc.
     
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    Definitely will have to watch this. That was my video store before moving up to Portland for college.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    It was entertaining but a bit too long imo. And I too miss going to the video store or record store.
     
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    Going to the video store on the weekends was a blast when we were kids. The era lasted a long time, through VHS to DVD is a long time.

    Record stores on the other hand have had a bit of a resurgence. Nothing like the old days, but there is a heartbeat.

    I'll need to check this out. Anyone have a copy on VHS I could borrow?
     
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    Yeah, vinyl outsold cd's for the first time in a long time just last year, IIRC.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Yeah that’s more nostalgia and purists. It just can’t effectively combat online music to really get mainstream ever again.
     
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    This was a nice little doc.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    One of my favorite memories is when my wife and I were dirt poor during the summer of 1996. We both took Tuesdays off so we could take our son to eat a late lunch / early dinner at an all you can eat buffet and get the lunch prices. Then we would stop by blockbuster on the way home because I think new releases were $0.99 on Tuesday. We'd kick back totally stuffed and watch our movie of the week. Good times!

    This should be fun to watch.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    The family enjoyed watching this. We have fond memories of Blockbuster.
     
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    We have very fond memories of video stores but Blockbuster was the evil empire as far as we were concerned. Still, we look back fondly at all the hours we spent browsing through movie stores, record shops, bookstores and most of all, Toys R Us. My son and I would go there every Wednesday to scour through the new releases to see if there was an NES title we'd like to play. But, progress, you know. I love to be able to stream music and movies, I love my Kindle and my son is in his mid 40's now and time moves on.
     
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    Similar. I remember we would go when new releases hit, search for movies but then stalk the return bin when we were there in the event someone dropped something off. I would then grab it and ask them to process it. Same with those little carts they had to put the movies back. When my kids were old enough to play games they used to rent games from there all the time. Both of them (one in college and the other a senior in H.S.) loved watching this. They both said it brought back memories of family trips.
     
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    Still holding out. I've never read an e-book.

    Love actual books. Flipping pages. Using an actual bookmark. Old school. Have one entire room in our house set up as a library / WFH office for my wife.
     

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