Movies Shown at the new Home Theater!

I don't know why, but here's the list of home theater showings.

Feb 18, 2004 - Citizen Kane was the choice, a clear winner. The movie itself is good. Afterwards we watched about half of it again with commentary by Roger Ebert. While the commentary was very instructive, it had poor production values. He made a lot of awkward phrases that should have been edited out. Instead it was Roger talking in stream of consciousness. Still, very interesting.

November 25, 2003 - Again Ray was the supplier: Lord of the Rings The Two Towers. Much better than the first of the trilogy in my mind. Great on the big screen, and the new surround sound helps too. We had just seen the extended version in England so it was interesting to see what was left out. I like the extended version better.

September 10, 2003 - Ray brought over Chicago. A good solid musical with some fantastic numbers and some ho-hummers. I give it a hearty 4 of 5 stars.

September 8, 2003 - Gary and Rhona's Antarctic Adventure. The movies they took on their vacation this year were spectacular. 

August 30, 2003 - The second open air theater featured Flight Of The Phoenix. This is an old one with Jimmy Stewart, Richard Attenborough, and Ernest Borgnine. I hadn't seen this one before. Really a good flick.

August 29, 2003 - This was opening night of the Twain Harte iMax outdoor projection theater. (You can read about that on Paul's site.)  The InfocusX1 performed superbly in the clear mountain air. We watched Tin Cup. A cute story about a self destructive golf pro.

August 20, 2003 - An early evening viewing of The Perfect Storm. It was interesting from a special effects point of view, but I was not as impressed with the acting. I think the dialog is superficial and even awkward in some places. It seemed like the plot ran fast to quickly show us one relationship between each character on the ship and one character on land. It was a whirlwind tour of A loves B, C loves D, E still loves F and G, H meets and falls in love with I, etc. Then the guys get on the boat and off to disaster they sail. 

August 5, 2003 - Premier night double feature. Fail Safe with Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, and Dom Delouise. Followed by Doctor Strangelove with Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens, George C. Scott, and the voice of Darth Vader. An excellent double feature. I did not know how close these two paced each other until seeing them back to back. In fact, if we had shown them without a break, one would have rolled right into the other. Really a good idea! Jim, Angela, Ray, Bob, Carolyn, James, Erling, Lynn, Nancy, Hyung. 

July 30, 2003 - The Navigator with Buster Keaton. A great movie. Some of the jokes appear stale by today's standards, but to me that is the beauty of it: when Buster Keaton did them they were brand new. I guess is that he invented the underwater swordfish fight scene. And in the end when he walks over the walls it was "holy shades of 2001 A Space Odyssey!" My new InFocusX1 and a dropcloth hung from the ceiling. Jim, Angela, Ray.  

July 28, 2003 - Fantasia. Using the LCD from work and a paint dropcloth taped to the wall. Jim, Angela