It’s cheaper watching stuff at home too.
I love my home cinema. Built it about 8 years ago using the full width of an end wall, suitably painted, as a screen, blackout curtains to windows, projector comes down from the ceiling, surround sound, dimming lights, electric sliding masks and red curtains (to accommodate all aspect ratios).
I decided to forgo the uncomfortable cinema seats and made do with existing uncomfortable lounge furniture. A few button presses and lounge becomes cinema. Even added red screen LEDs and old brass light up exit sign over the door from a local curios shop.
It has given the family, myself and friends so much pleasure, especially during lockdown.
Disadvantages of home cinema:
Pause button (OK, it’s an advantage if you have to)
Advantage of public cinema
Not having to discuss which film to watch
Last film I saw there was Incredibles 2
The Keep (Michael Mann). Wow, don’t quite have words for it yet…
Rubika Shah’s White Riot is a documentary about the Rock Against Racism movement, which emerged in the second half of the 1970s as a reaction to increasing racism in British society. RAR’s goal was to “peel away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika,” a concern that today, more than forty years later, seems “eerily resonant,” as The Guardian noted. The film gives a good overview of the political situation in the United Kingdom at that time, acts as a reminder that activism has nothing necessarily to do with social media, and also features cool music and rare footage of some of the then most interesting bands.
Shah’s film borrows its title from the Clash song of the same name, which was released in March 1977.
Nostalghia (1983), for the first time on the big screen. The dark heart of Andrei Tarkovsky’s work, an elegy of loneliness, alienation, homesickness, despair and the concomitant longing for redemption. Mournfully beautiful.
Last Monday: Enfant Terrible (2020), directed by Oskar Roehler. The attempt to grasp the man Rainer Werner Fassbinder through a collection of stagy, lurid vignettes, compiled from the vast fund of anecdotes disseminated by Fassbinder’s companions after his death. Hilarious: Eva Mattes as Brigitte Mira.
Dawn of the Dead (Argento Cut) last Saturday
Dark Waters (2019), Todd Haynes’s most conventional film to date, tells of lawyer Robert Bilott’s brave legal battle against a seemingly all-powerful opponent, chemical company DuPont, which for decades subjected the population of the small West Virginian town of Parkersburg to extreme health risks. Emotionally subdued and somber, visually solemn and gloomy, Dark Waters recalls Alan J. Pakula’s paranoid thrillers of the 1970s and, in Haynes’s work, is closest to his 1995 disease-drama Safe.
Jumanji 2 last December! (I had a 12 year old with me )
I saw four movies at the Viennale film festival last week: My Mexican Pretzel (2019), directed by Nuria Giménez, a feature film composed of found footage, very entertaining; Gia Coppola’s Mainstream (2020), an attempt to address the phenomenon of YouTube stardom; Le cinéma au service de l’histoire (1935), directed by Germaine Dulac, tries to capture history through fast-cut sequences of documentary footage; and Harun Farocki’s film essay Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (1995) discusses factories as a cinematographic sites.
We went to see New Mutants last September. Was the second week of it’s release and we were the only people in the theater.
Sunday April 25th 2021
Fist Full Of Dollars
Drive-In Theater in Lehighton PA
Saw Emma. in theaters early last year. Unfortunately, I think it was one of the weaker adaptions of the novel, though the Mr. Knightley was fantastic.
I remember you mentioning going in another thread. Glad you had fun, sounds like a great time.
Yes I Did Have a Great Time
Brought My Son with Me
He has Never Seen the Complete Movie nor had He Ever Been to a Drive-In Theater
He Loved Both
We are going to See For a Few Dollars More in June at Same Drive-In
I’m Trying to Convince Him to go See Footloose there (Love that Movie)
They will be having a DJ and Dancing Prior to the Movie Start Time
Sounds like a great time and a great choice for your son’s first full film. My older sister actually watched Fistfull with me as well, even though she’s not a fan of westerns. I think it’s one of the easier films for people not into the genre to watch.
Actually he Watched The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with me back when he was 10-11 years old
He’s 18 now and doesn’t Remember Much of It
But I agree as an Introduction to Spaghetti Westerns you can’t go wrong with either of the first 2 Dollar Films
Did your Sister Like It?
I Honestly don’t know any Woman that Likes Westerns
Hey there Joe C,
check out this thread I made at least a year ago on women and SWs, hope this gives you some answers
So there was a Female here in 2020
Is she still active? I don’t recall seeing her here since I joined
Neglect this thread at your own peril.
Dune. Third time :))
And I still have to wait another week before it finally opens in the U.S.
But I am going Sunday to see Bond.