1 Star - If I can read a book while watching a movie, obviously I'm not too entertained.
2 Stars - If I can flip through a magazine, obviously I'm still not that entertained, but I can take a break from what I'm reading to watch the TV.
3 Stars - If I'm cleaning I can be in full view of the TV, or I can take breaks from cleaning or pause the movie when I need to leave the room. I can fold clothes on the couch, pause it when I go to the washer/dryer. Obviously I'm not engaged enough to sit still, but engaged enough to watch fairly consistently.
4 Stars - If I can play on my computer, phone, or iPod Touch then I can afford to be a little distracted. When I'm watching a movie and doing these things, I do them only a little. I pretty much watch the movie but when there is that pause for a scene change or a dialogue that you don't really have to watch but rather listen to, I might check my mail or play a game.
5 Stars - I can't possibly do anything else because I'm glued to the TV.
With that being said, I recently watched the movie Gone with Amanda Seyfried. It was one of those movies that I was kind of interested in when I saw the preview because I like Amanda Seyfried, but I was afraid it was going to be totally cheesy. So the other night I wanted to watch something new so I hit pay-per-view and picked that.
How did it rank?
It wasn't bad. I was a little disappointed with the ending, I found it to be over a little too quickly, but it kept with the pace of the movie so I guess that makes it OK. And it was a satisfying ending too, I just expected it to be a little more drawn out. I was happy that it didn't end up being completely cheesy and that there wasn't anything gory in it. You never know what to expect when you watch a movie that is dubbed a thriller. There were times when it was a little boring and I played a game that required actual concentration, but the plot was written well enough to keep a steady interest.
I would have been a little disappointed if I paid to see this in the theater, but for $3.99 I can't complain.