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Best Theater Experience of 2007
Topic by: Vanamonde
Posted: December 22, 2007 - 2:46 AM PST
Last Reply: February 6, 2008 - 10:50 PM PST

author topic: Best Theater Experience of 2007
post #1  on December 22, 2007 - 2:46 AM PST  
My vote for Best Theater Experience of 2007 was at a theater here in Austin, TX that is all DLP. DLP RAWKS and from the Christie's web site (who makes the projector with the Texas Instruments chip) it has four times the pixels of 1080p!

The film as "300". Wonderful ultraviolent semi-historic comic book movie. All of the Spartan stereotypes, er, I mean legends. The only thang I would change is I would have more sex in it. Only a R-rated tease amount of sex.

Not to spoil it, but the best line is the second time that a line starts with, "You will not enjoy this..."

And yes, the Persians were WHY over the top. Loved it.

And the soundtrack is wonderful!

Nothing else this year comes close to me.

How about you?

Oh, BTW, I overheard a young person say, "Man, it was so realistic". WRONG! Every shot is color-graded and so much is actually fantastic in the original sense of the word. I cannot believe this person might vote!

Still, it was a fun experience.
post #2  on January 13, 2008 - 2:15 PM PST  
Despite the fact that the ArcLight messed the picture up for the first 5 minutes of the film (and I was scared for a few moments that the theater was going to revolt) There Will Be Blood is an easy number 1.

The cinematography and set productions are incredible. Oil rigs already look frightening to me from far away, but this picture brings them in your face and entrenched in all of their hazards. The violence will leave you gasping for breath! The soundtrack to this movie is unrelenting and macabre in the best possible way. And seeing this in the big screen allows Daniel Day Lewis and co's performances explode on screen with the full brunt of tension, drama, and at times, over-the-top theatrics.

DO NOT let this movie leave theaters without catching a screening!

That said, I am due to watch U2 3D while it's premiering in theaters near me. I've talked to friends who have been who tell me that it's better than seeing a concert in person, and the movie motivated people to get out of their seats and dance in the aisles. I'm not the biggest U2 fan but I'm sure this will be fun!
post #3  on February 1, 2008 - 10:48 AM PST  
Persepolis was really neat too - I love all of the German expressionist influences and the color palate in the movie.
post #4  on February 6, 2008 - 9:34 PM PST  
I love the arclight...probably my favorite theatre in the US. The sound there is amazing.
post #5  on February 6, 2008 - 10:50 PM PST  
No clue what you're all talking about. But I'd have to go with 28 Weeks Later. Certain shots and the music...definitely suited to theater.

I'm guessing this surprises no one (and besides, I haven't seen too many flicks since The Mist - none of them award-worthy, I think...long term memory loss is a side-effect of working for WM).

I think I saw....Missed Call (don't), P.S. I Love You (good stuff) and Cloverfield. The last wasn't as bad as I expected. :D

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