When it’s time to get out and socialize, the usual advice is to “start or join a book club.” Well, what if you don’t have the time to read, or you dread finishing a book that you don’t like, or you just aren’t an avid reader? How about starting a movie club instead? Movie buffs love to critique what they see, and you can schedule it so that club members watch the movies together or watch them separately and then get together to yack about them. And it doesn’t have to be movies…plenty of TV series, old and new, are talk-worthy as well.

There’s lots of advice on the Web about how to create a book club—and those tips work very well for movie clubs, too. (One place to start: ehow.com/how_2077518_start-movie-club.html). Money-saving movie night: Check your local library for films and television series. Many libraries now carry extensive collections of DVDs in both regular and Blu-ray format.

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