Basically dead centre in the theatre, close enough such that the screen almost reaches to the edges of my peripheral vision.
So...I try to get into the cinema before those seats are taken...
It bugs me [size=2](not that much really) if I have to sit to the sides, too far back or forward. The amount of 'bugging' is proportional to the distance away from my ideal position.[/size]
Ideally, I prefer to have one vacant seat to my left or right...so I can put any lollies or drinks on them (if the seats don't have cup holders.)
I'm not bothered by people sitting in front, blocking my view, as I'm fairly tall. I must be a pain for people sitting behind me as I usually hear them move.
Ever watched a film and thought it was'nt much....But then watched it a 2nd time and changed your mind?
The first time I saw Seven....I thought :rotten: 3/10
I'm Serialkillered out.
Dismal, derivative, sick, sadistic, comic book, with a "oogy boogy" shock (not) ending.
Not even saved by Morgan Freemans gravitas, or Pitt's pretty boy.
The second time I saw Seven....I thought :fresh: 8/10
Well its not bad...quite good really.
Dark, rainsoaked setting was mordantly effective. (reminded me of Blade Runner). And probably its strongest feature. Impressively oppressive.
I liked the revealing of the killer well before the end...a decent twist.
Freeman was good, as well as Pitts untidy but gritty character.
Fincher did quite a stylish job...(I can't forgive him for Alien 3 though)
Our city has 3 movie complexes...the biggest has seven seperate screens. Sound systems big enough to blow out eardrums. At least one truly big screen in each, enough to give you motion sickness if you sit too close.
Typical complex, with overpriced lollies, drinks, various sorts of Zones to blow money on games. Mulit level parking
The State Cinema
One of the older ones in Australia...circa 1913.
Lots of character, old cushioned wooden seats, not much leg room.
Informal, but Arthouse atmosphere. Buy a coffe in a real cup. Lollies come in old fashioned brown paper bags. Eccentric usher. Smallish screen but cosy and nostalgic. On street parking. Pain in the arse to park.
Various Underground/student venues
Small venues, but lively and interesting.
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Star Wars "The Phantom Menace" :rotten: 2/10...a dreadful bore, an irritating kaleidescope of CGI visuals for wooden performances to take place in front of...courtesy of a dour, dreadful script. And one child performance I wanted to kill.
Star Wars "The Attack of the Clones" :rotten: 5/10...better than the first...almost got back to its roots. Yodas fight scene was a hoot.
Star Wars "A New Hope" :fresh: 9/10...Magnificent, Fun, Timeless swashbuckler.
Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back" :fresh: 10/10...Ups the Ante, and continues the story in mythic proportions. Moving, Beautiful, Sad, Spectacular.
Star Wars "Return of the Jedi" :fresh: 7/10...downs the ante, interplaying grandiosity, with too much cute stuff and a hokey stiff ending.
1x small lounge room, in small flat, situated in house, within bushland just outside city.
1x 68cm LG Flatscreen TV. It does the job, can't afford a plasma yet.
1x LG DVD player. Moderately priced unit, nothing fancy.
1x El Cheapo 5.1 Audio System. Again does the job, not bad for $150.
We close the curtains, turn out the lights, make drinks, my girlfriend may make popcorn, (if not then potatoe chips suffice) chuck in the DVD, flop on the couch, press play and crank the volume, and then sit back and be entertained ...or not.
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[left]Nope can't think of any.........wait!.......maybe[/left]
[left]Amelie :fresh: 8/10.....not.....[/left]
[left]Bridget Jones Diary :rotten: 5/10[/left]
You've Got Mail :rotten: 3/10
[left]Notting Hill :rotten: 4/10 [/left]
[left]Intolerable Cruelty :rotten: 3/10[/left]
[left]have'nt seen that many when I think about it. [/left]
Slushy drink, medium sized (Cola OR Raspberry...never in combination!)
Maltesers x 1 packet (chocolate balls that melt in your mouth, for people who don't know)
Popcorn, medium sized bucket, (with extra butter)...or
Potato Chips, (chicken or barbecue) only if I'm not in the mood for popcorn
Jaffas x 1 packet, (orange flavoured chocolate balls coated with a red candy)...
Unfortunately the cinema chain here has discontinued Jaffas...thus I've resorted to Maltesers. Needless to say, as they were an excellent confection, I was most put out. :mad:
If I go to the "State Cinema" (venue for alternative/arthouse film)....Then I will have...
Coffee, flat white or Latte x 1 sugar
Jaffas x 1 bag (the State Cinema fortunately has respect for tradition ) :)
If I go to the "University Film Society" screenings, then...
Coffee, usually crap instant coffee in a plastic cup
Bring your own Jaffas
[left]Brips sample list of movie moments, which caused a significant emotional reaction in Brip...Part 1[/left]
[center] :) [/center]
[left]I'll get this done eventually...its on the backburner at the moment.[/left]
Reasons for not finishing the following films include mostly out of....boredom, derisive disgust, overall lack of interest or better things to do.
The Toxic Avenger (Sometimes schlock aint cool its just schlock)
The Generals Daughter (walked out of cinema...boredom)
Blood Sucking Freaks (see above for Toxic Avenger)
Rambo Part III (watched about 30 minutes)
Under Siege (yawn...fell asleep I think...Seagal is the most boring action hero I think i've seen.)
The English Patient (Ditto...i.e. fell asleep)
The Time Machine (Guy Pierce) (damn near walked out of cinema at this cringe worthy film)
The Day After Tomorrow (almost walked out due to boredom)
Desperate Living (See above re:TA and BSF)
Alien 3 (Wanted to leave cinema....boring, disappointing letdown to a brilliant first two movies.)
Star Wars Episode I "The Phantom Menace" ( yawn...could'nt wait to get out of the cinema)
Free Willy 2 (Had to take a kid to the cinema to see this...no choice)
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (ditto)
...maybe more to come.......