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Watch, Pass, or Rent: Ghost Town

I recently came to the realization that my version of the Do, Dump, or Marry? game would be to ask if you would watch a movie in the theater, pass it over altogether, or rent it in the future. And TV-wise, would you watch a show in real time, pass altogether, or TiVo it? So, let's give this a shot with the upcoming comedy starring Ricky Gervais: Ghost Town.

On the one hand, any fan of Ricky Gervais will probably see this in the theater. Then again, it's sort of a mild-looking comedy that could maybe just go on the Netflix queue in a few months. Or, perhaps you have zero interest at all.

Let's put it to a vote: Watch, pass, or rent?

Poster art courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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kh61582 kh61582 9 years
I just went to see this today. I had seen the previews and judging from them i figured it would be pretty lame but a friend and I were going to the movies and I checked out the reviews for movies playing right now and this one was the highest rated of our choices so we gave it a shot. It was really funny! The preview did not do this film justice. The beginning was a bit dry but once Tea Leoni showed up it was hilarious! I highly recommend seeing it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
honestly, i've seen the commericals for this movie and as much as i want to like it- i'm just not getting into it so i think that i'll have to pass. it seems like it's missing the funny elements that it would need to be successful and i don't know if it's from the trailer that i'm not getting it or if it's the movie as a whole..ya know?
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
I like Ricky, so I'd give it a chance *only* once it has premiered on a premium cable channel.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 9 years
nancita nancita 9 years
Great poll! I keep laughing at the previews for this but it's hard to imagine really motivating myself to go to it.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I love Ricky Gervais, but I think I'll Netflix this one.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I love this version of Do, Dump, Marry. I am excited for this movie. I love Ricky Gervais!
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 9 years
I like Ricky Gervais, but this movie looks subpar to me, so I will probably be able to hold out for netflixing it.
nadioz nadioz 9 years
i really want to see it ! Ricky Gervais is hilarious.
treb treb 9 years
I tend to only watch the movies you HAVE to see in the theatre at the theatre. High school kids have pretty much ruined the enjoyment for me. I rent most movies and I'm sure I'll rent this one.
alikat07 alikat07 9 years
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Rent, only because I love the actors but the movie itself only looks so-so. (summerteeth, aren't you allowed to rent and watch movies without your boyfriend?)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i will be renting this. i think it looks pretty funny, but i don't watch many things in the theatre.
summerteeth summerteeth 9 years
Maybe rent... but Greg Kinear really annoys my boyfriend, so maybe not.
LVBelleAme LVBelleAme 9 years
I saw a preview of this movie a couple of weeks ago, I originally was not that interested in it and was thinking of just putting it in my Netflix queue, but since the preview was free why not right? I was very very pleasantly surprised at how good the film was, you will be laughing the entire way through it. If you need a good lighthearted laugh, I say go see it, you'll enjoy yourself - I sure did!
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Oh, and for the TV show option, we rent A LOT of tv shows that we just don't have time to catch during the regular season. We also don't pay for HBO, so we rent all of those too.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
If the commercials bore me to death...than i will skip it.
cageyme cageyme 9 years
I find that if I can't go to see it on the night it opens then I just never get around to seeing it in the theater . . . and I already have plans this Friday. Translation: if the previews aren't enough to make me change my plans and purchase tickets a week ahead of time on fandango, then it automatically falls into the rent/wait for it to come on HBO category.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
You should have one more option: catch it on TV. This is one that I probably wouldn't go out of my way to see, but if it was on TV (commercial breaks, or not), I might watch it.
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