I would like to see Mockingjay Part 2 today. The nearby theater is playing it in standard format. A slightly farther-away theater is playing it in XD with Auro sound for twice the price. I have never been to farther-away theater, and a few online reviews of the theater say that the Auro sound system isn't great. I am concerned that the surround-sound may make it seem like the audio is not matching the video, which is a pet peeve, something I've noticed with in-home older surround-sound systems, and something that makes it impossible for me to concentrate on a film, but I have no idea if that's a valid concern. Is it a valid concern? Is XD worth twice as much as standard format? (I don't really understand what "XD" is -- is it just high-definition? -- so feel free to explain that to me, too.) [more inside]
In the Woody Allen movie "Magic in the Moonlight" there's a scene in an observatory. Stanley (Colin Firth) is sleepy and lies down on a bench. Sophie (Emma Stone) is first seen sitting next to him, and then a bit later she's walking around as he awakens. This is from the DVD. I distinctly recall in the movie that was released to the theaters, he is lying on the bench with his head in her lap (not so in the DVD). The reason I remember it is that it was so unexpected. Did I imagine that?
Can you please suggest a blog or resource that will tell me what under-the-radar science fiction movies I should go see? [more inside]
Movie theaters seem to only post show times on their websites for Friday-Thursday on Friday which makes it difficult to make advance plans for Friday night. Is there some other website/service that posts the times earlier? (I vaguely remember finding some site that did that, but I can't find it now). Also, why do theaters do things this way? [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
I want to know more about the history and psychology of "crossover" stories of fictional characters. Some specific questions inside: [more inside]
Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
A friend is writing a very silly musical version of a 90's era B-movie. He's determined to stage a production of this masterpiece, but it seems doubtful that he could get permission from the film's owners. Can he get away with this? [more inside]
I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc?
What can we do to preserve the repertory movie-going experience in Montreal after the closing of Cinema Du Parc? [more inside]
Why do all movie advertisements and trailers state that the movie will be shown "Only In Theaters"? [more inside]
What's the most creative and/or cost-effecient idea you have for creating a smallish movie marquee for a smallish indie theater? [more inside]