I occasionally see new movies at the cinema, however, I mostly stream (MUBI and Apple TV) and download. Movies come out months later here and the selection is limited. I usually use a 22 inch monitor (not by choice). I don’t use DVDs anymore and I can’t justify upgrading to blu-ray. Region coding is a pain.
I heart home theater.
@ anthology film archives or the ifc center
Lynch also feels you haven’t really buttoned your shirt unless you’ve buttoned it all the way up to the collar, and you’re not really smoking unless you’re smoking two packs of American Spirits a day.
Depends on the film.
I think I can appreciate ‘The Hangover’ just fine on a tiny screen.
Andrei Rublev, on the other hand.
My region free DVD player now has a jammed disc tray. So I am region-locked once more, until I get it fixed or replaced.
If I’m watching a movie with just one person\solo usually cozied up in my bed on my laptop. (usually the case)
In larger groups…the theater or on a television.
My laptop, with cheap earbuds, sitting/lying on my bed in my dorm room.
Every now and then I’m lucky enough to actually find my roommate not there, and I get to use the laptop’s built-in speakers.
I consistently try to see 3-4 classics a week at either the LACMA or Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles. For the greater portion of the time, however, I am relegated to watching films on my television, which is of a befitting 42 inches, at home.
Lately it’s been pleasurable to watch Netflix instant movies on my ~new~ MacBook Air while lying in my bed. I usually put headphones on because I hate hearing distractions around me.
My PC with a region free DVD/BD drive plugged into a 32" 1080p TV, with a Logitech 5.1 speaker system. Not perfect, but real nice.
Living in Detroit, there are a few repertory theatres, but we don’t get the same consistency one might find in Chicago or New York (although the DFT is playing Children of Paradise in April, makes me giddy just thinking about it)
Fortunately, I have essentially converted my basement into a sort of screening space, in which I have my PC hooked up to an HD projector in a small, dark room. It does not replicate the theater-going experience in terms of community, but the actual cinematic experience isn’t so different.
I was also wondering of any sites similar to stagevu that would allow me to stream or even download more obscure films?
I only watch films on my giant HD TV screen. Why pay £5-10 PER PERSON to go and sit in a cinema with a load of popcorn-chewing strangers, when I can sit in comfort in my own home, with a glass of champagne or other alcoholic beverage to hand, and watch a film for free on TV or buy the DVD for less? It’s a no-brainer. And what’s more, I can put it on pause, go and get a refill or go and take a toilet break when I want. And I not the cinema owner choose the viewing times.
Of course, in the good old days, the back row of the cinema was ACTION STATIONS! I remember, one girl I took to the cinema on a first date, turned to give her a snog, and nearly lost an eye on her specs. I didn’t know she wore glasses.
Of the movies I watch, I see:
70% on my lap-top (a Mac 15" screen), usually reclined in bed, or lying on the sofa, the machine literally on my lap.25% on my television (either televised or on DVD).5% at the cinema as they were meant to be experienced.
Nothing beats a cinema viewing. Ideally, I’d see all my films that way.
The Cinema if possible, otherwise on blu- ray or dvd.