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Don't bite on DirecTV's offer to watch Couples Retreat free (or for $1)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Syzygy, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 #1 of 45
    Syzygy

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    This just in: If you order the movie Couples Retreat for $4.99 ($5.99 in HD), DirecTV will send you a "Movie Money certificate" for $4.99 -- but allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Mail-in redemption of the certificate is required to receive bill credit.

    [Edit] This post, number 38 in the thread, is the most significant response I saw:
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    I checked Metacritic. This bomb, starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau, got a 23 score. ReelViews' James Berardinelli said "Despite being mediocre and largely forgettable, Couples Retreat is not unpleasant." And that was the next-to-best review!

    They'd have to pay me $10 extra up front to get me to order this flick.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 #2 of 45
    Stuart Sweet

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    To each his own. I did not see the movie and don't plan on it, but that's just me. On the other hand, DIRECTV's e-mail is among the better pieces of promotion I've seen from them, and if you do like the movie (or think you might) it's a decent deal.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 #3 of 45
    sigma1914

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    So, because metcritic & Syzygy don't like it, then no one should watch? :rolleyes: Boy, I wish we could see your movie likings to see what great cinema really should be! :rolleyes:

    Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau in 'Swingers' is excellent, but you wouldn't know since you "detest watching either Vaughn or Favreau."
     
  4. Feb 9, 2010 #4 of 45
    Syzygy

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    Saw Swingers; it stunk. A waste of my (and my wife's) time.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 #5 of 45
    Doug Brott

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    Sounds like a good deal for folks that might be interested in watching the movie ..
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 #6 of 45
    Jeremy W

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    Yep. Hey Syzygy, I'm going to PM you my movie list for the next few months so you can sign off on it. I can reference MetaCritic myself, but I'll need your approval before I actually watch anything.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 #7 of 45
    Alan Gordon

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    I was impressed with the deal... but will take your advice and pass on it...


    ...and buy the Blu-ray instead! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 #8 of 45
    spartanstew

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    Got the Email this afternoon and will probably watch it this weekend - my first PPV ever.

    I love Vaughn, Bateman, AND Favraeu.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 #9 of 45
    Lord Vader

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    Jeremy, you can always ask me. :D

    Here's a free one: District 9 sucked! What was all the hype about this movie? Thank God I didn't waste the $8 or so to go see it in the theater. When I visited my brother for the holidays, the family sat down to watch this. When it was finished, both he and his wife, my sister-in-law, simply said, "That was terrible. What a piece of crap."
     
  10. tcusta00

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    Thanks for the heads-up... will probably catch it tonight.
     
  11. I WANT MORE

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    Bailed on it after about a half hour myself. :nono2:
     
  12. ronsanjim

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    Movie critics (both professional and amateur) are worthless. Ignore them all.
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    I thought it was a rather enjoyable movie.
     
  14. Lord Vader

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    It sucked. Way overhyped and just plain stupid.
     
  15. jimmerz

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    Watching it on blu ray....99 cents from Giant Eagle. I like all the actors, Vaughn is a hoot. The movie is ok. Definitely overhyped, but it has enough funny parts to keep me watching.
     
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    I can't speak for this movie, but if you didn't like Swingers, then I can't help you. :)
     
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    What if they made a combo sequel: Couples Retreat to District 9? :D
     
  18. Syzygy

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    I probably would've liked it if not for the constantly irritating presence of Vaughn and Favreau.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    ...what is the point of this thread? Someone didn't like a particular movie and felt that this was the appropriate place to bring it up?
     
  20. hawnr6

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    your same metacritic gave Swingers a 71 ... so your logic doesnt make a bit of sense
     

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