Well, the anti-movies thing really started in Las Cruces -- boycotting Allen Theaters because, being a local monopoly, they never bothered putting in good sound or anything like that.
And I was pretty anti-TV even before then. I remember being resentful that there were hours during the week that I couldn't go over to the Nuke House and talk to anyone, because you'd all be glued to the tube watching The X Files
or Star Trek: Next Generation
I've seen maybe a half-dozen movies in theaters since 1995. I've seen only maybe a dozen or two more on video since then. Why not more? Dunno... I don't like the passivity; I hate
being manipulated, and that includes the intent of the director.
So what do I do for entertainment / media input? Mostly listen to music -- mostly old school, but a few new things cycled in; 2700 CDs provides for a pretty might "play it on random" experience -- and browse the web. Short attention span, yes... but at my pace, and I can take it or leave it.
(I don't even like the fact that so many people are linking video clips. I value my time / control over my time too much! I don't want to take input at the presenters' pace; I want to consume at *my* pace.)
I do read some dead tree materials. My bathroom reading for the last week or two has been the CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae
. Before then it was the 2nd edition of Winning Ways
My wife has pointed out that I'm one of the few people she knows that doesn't do much fiction reading for pleasure. I will re-read old favorites, but I feel that reading a new series is too much of a commitment: I have to learn the world, the characters, the system... and I just don't want to do that. *shrug*