2010 - Avatar, The blind side, District 9, An education, Hurt locker (refer to: http://www.moviefone.com/oscars-academy-awards/nominee-winner)
2009- Slumdog Millionaire
This list below is the cost of movie tickets - Please be reminded this does not include 3D movies or IMAX shows and the price should be increased by location. Refer to WSJ issues on topic (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703312504575142143922186532.html)
The next generation has moved from the the theater to home sound surround. Technology is getting better with time and the quality of of movies and surround sound has changed the way we enjoy home theater experience. Films have gone from VHS to DVD and reached Blue Ray. Televisions have gone from tubes to flat screen. High definition and even 3D has been available. Will we see 4D? The living room experience has moved from sofa to actual home theatre seats with cup holder and that recline. Giving the feeling of being in the theatres in the comfort of your own home. All of the initial investment of furniture and electronics has finally paid off.
Movies come to us at a low cost. Netflix leading competitor in the movie business has gone up and up over the last 3 years. Recently increasing the price per product which i have provided below.
Did you know that Netflix in 2006 was at $50 per share and today it is at $180 per share. Oh boy, I should have invested after my experience with them. Most individuals who are unemployed/employed/retired are living off the entertainment that netflix has to provide with the free month trial which leads to memberships have gain tons of viewers and loyal customers. Why not? Nothing better than a comedy or new flick to take your mind of the real world problems. I can attest to that who sends high recommendations for the service provided.
Why go the movies when you can stream movie to your computer, laptop, net book, phones and iPad. Downloading movies illegally has decreased but still capable making it free to those who have the knowledge and understanding of what they are doing. Privacy protection has made it harder for individuals to burn copies from the original copies. Either way it is still easily accessible to many viewers with Internet. Buying it Thur third parties like itunes, amazon, xbox, blockbuster, cable, red box, and cheap deals in stores who are desperate to lower their inventory.
Its cheaper and better suited to watch movies at home. You can pause, rewind, stop, and always recap what you a missed at the luxury of your own. Popcorn and soda alone is the admission price! Who is really winning? Privacy of watching a movie with a loved one, friends and family. Cutting out the obnoxious people who comment on every little thing and always have to give lip to others who are trying to enjoy the movie.
It is always cheaper to make your own meals at home in the comfort of your home. It is nice going out to restaurants to see what they have to offer but have you noticed that every place to eat near theaters have nothing good to offer but fast food chains. We have TGIF, Apple Bee's, McDonalds and local Diners with decent price meals but average taste. At the end of the night a couple would spend $50-60 a night for a movie and dinner. I just don't think your getting the value of your money to be going on a constant basis. I would definitely say go once and a while to the theatre to experience a movie your itching to see.
On that note, bed bugs have been a popular pest for the year and scaring people all over the world. Being in hotels, theatres, shopping malls and even at work. Another reason to keep you from going but these are risk we live with each day. You never know and shouldn't live in fear but you should not be dumb about what is going on in the world today. Keep yourself updated with your surroundings. I hope this will open your eyes and minds open.