Video rental suggestions

Sometimes a trip to the movie rental store may end in disaster. You stand at the movies, looking at and reading all of the boxes, you go from row to row trying to find something interesting, and after about twenty minutes, you just end up with a couple of movies you simply grabbed to get out of the store. The end result is usually movies that you can’t even keep watching until the end of the movie, or movies that you or your family falls asleep during. Not all of your video store trips have to end in disaster. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you with your next selection at the rental store.

Before leaving for the store, discuss with your family what type of movie everyone would like to see. Is everyone in the mood for a comedy, a drama, a thriller, an adventure, or a new release? If you don’t have anyone to discuss it with, think about what you would like to see. Get a good idea of what to look for once you arrive at your destination.

If you have a particular category to look in, head there first. Write down any titles if someone has a particular movie in mind so that you don’t forget once you’re there. If you have no certain movie in mind, think of actors that you would like to see in the movie. If no actors come to mind, think of directors or producers whose film you would like to watch. If need be, write these down as well. Now you can head to the video store.

Upon your arrival, head directly to the section you have selected so that you don’t get sidetracked. When selecting a comedy, don’t head for the horror section first. For one thing, you may find a movie that interests you, and for another, you may forget to bring home the comedy. If you haven’t selected a category, but have instead selected an actor or director, first see if your movie store has special sections for these.

Some video stores will have movies in a certain part of the store divided by the actors who star in the films, such as a Bruce Willis or Harrison Ford section. If your video store doesn’t have the special sections, ask someone behind the counter to help you. You will be surprised at the amount of information a video store clerk has about different movies. If they have no particular advice, they can look up the director or actor’s name for you and get a list of movies for you to look at.

That’s all there is to it. Picking out a good movie isn’t always guaranteed, but if you go to the store with a particular movie, a certain type of movie, or an actor in mind, you’ll have a better chance of coming home with a hit. If not a big hit, at least you can be satisfied that it was the movie you wanted and not one that you just grabbed off the shelf.

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