The world might be changing, but I have hope for our future that teens aren't. (So maybe we're not doomed!) According to The Hollywood Reporter, consumer research film OTX and the teen networking site eCrush conducted a nationwide survey of 750 13 to 17-year-olds to see how they find out about the latest movies. They found that most teens hear about about films from TV ads and in-theater trailers (just like we did back in the good ol' days), they see a flick within the first two weeks of its release (no surprise there -- I could barely wait a day or two when I was a kid to see a movie I was excited about) and that they usually rent or buy the DVDs of the films they missed. It pretty much sounds like a study that could've taken place 15-20 years ago.

The Teen Topix study also found that under 20% of kids find out about flicks online, and only 1-5% see movies through downloading. Is that an accurate statistic, or are they kids too chicken to say they love their torrent sites? All in all -- the Internet isn't a big factor in teen movie lives. But that's not all -- the teens also picked who they thought were the hot stars and films. Get ready to be anything but surprised at the list that pretty much reflects the Teen Choice Awards, that Scott so happily wrote about today. Just for sh*ts and giggles, I'm going to compare it to the teen fare that was loved 20 years ago, in 1987. Instead of barraging you in blue, follow the '87 link to get to the films:

Zac Efron -- Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing
Johnny Depp -- Dennis Quaid, Innerspace
Orlando Bloom -- Eric Stoltz, Some Kind of Wonderful
Shia LeBeouf -- The Coreys, The Lost Boys
Daniel Radcliffe -- Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride
Jessica Alba -- Jami Gertz, The Lost Boys
Jessica Biel -- Kim Cattrall, Mannequin
Keira Knightley -- Robin Wright Penn, The Princess Bride
Megan Fox -- Courtney Cox, Masters of the Universe
Emma Watson -- Elisabeth Shue, Adventures in Babysitting

So, 1987 was an excellent year, and I can't even include all of the flicks I wanted. Sigh. Am I just liking the films 20 years ago more out of nostalgia, or because they were better than the teen-loved flicks today? Anyhow, beyond that, today's teens are looking forward to seeing super-awesome, sure-to-be-amazing flicks like National Treasure, Fred Claus and Alvin and the Chipmunks. And, they want sequels to Pirates, Harry Potter, Transformers, Spider-Man and Shrek. I'll have to give them some credit, we had our share of sequel mania 20 years ago -- Beverly Hills Cop II, Jaws: The Revenge, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Police Academy 4... So, maybe things haven't changed too much.