I would suggest that comix are meant to be read all the way through, too. Where as a novel or graphic novel [not a short story], can be interrupted as performed by chapter breaks. I grew up on movies, adore the form, studied and practiced it, and otherwise champion movies [to a fault] within my own ever expanding DVD collection. However, the "Best Pal/Wife" situation isn't about the art form but rather the negotiation of power between each other. "If ya don't dig the flick and I do, let me have my popcorn and I'll meet you at the arcade in an hour or so -- no qualms, my dear."
Life is too short to waste on such petty insecurities [I should talk] and the parlay that attempts to squash such beasts. Heck, embrace the fact that nobody has your exact tastes and be prepared for difference, sunshine. It's only a couple of hours.
Turns out, my gal SBX was not encouraged [allowed?] to watch movies for approximately 10-years while with Mr. Ex. He was partial to dinner, wine [lots of wine], and conversation, as a way to spend a social evening over sitting in a dark theatre for two-hours [there are pros & cons to that argument], and so, they never [rarely ever] took in a movie. SBX loves books [ergo her foray into medical book packaging/publishing, even though she wishes to enter more lucrative genres] and her "movies" were reading tons of novels. Still, SBX missed out on a bunch of classic films over the years and I'm slowly putting her on a diet of good A-Z movies. Ergo, 'Movie Club', launching in Carroll Gardens on Nov. 2nd at my pad with THE EXORCIST 3, and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS.