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Must Have Items for Your Home Cinema

Turning your living room into a movie house is now possible with appliances that you can buy at a reasonable price. Besides, they are for a long term investment. Instead of heading to the cinemas to watch the movies on the big screen, you already have a big screen at home. Here are some of the must have items for a complete cinematic experience.

1. OLED TV

The world was taken over by LED TV’s in the 2000’s. However, even those TV’s are now a thing of the past. For better movie viewing, buy an OLED TV. It is brighter and the colors really pop. The TV is also very thin and some of them have a curved shape, for better viewing angles. The key is to buy one with a bigger screen. This matches the actual experience of watching the movie in an actual cinema. Rest assured, there are budget-friendly huge TV’s.

2. Home projector

If you can’t invest on a massive TV set, buy a home projector instead. It can project the images on the wall. Adjusting the size is also easy. Be careful in choosing the right projector to ensure that the images will be smooth and will work well even if the room is not completely dark. Higher quality projectors come with a huge price though. Compare the cost with that of an OLED TV and decide which one is better.

3. Surround sound system

The quality of the images of the screen won’t matter if you don’t have quality surround sound system. You might have to seek help in installing the sound system as it can be a bit complicated. It is also costlier, but who cares? You want a complete experience and quality sounds will give you exactly the same experience as the big screen. Choose appliances that are powerful and project a detailed profile, but won’t blow your budget up.

4. Universal remote control

Considering the number of home appliances involved in setting up a home cinema, you might have 7 different remote controls to learn. Get rid of it by buying a universal controller. It allows you to control all the appliances in just one device. There’s no need to get angry each time you can’t open the TV or turn the volume up. It is also possible to connect all devices to your iPad. Controlling them from your mobile device is also now possible.

5. Movie posters

To make the place look even more spectacular, buy some old movie posters. You can redecorate the place using these posters for a more cinematic vibe. Choose posters of movies that are your sentimental favorites.

6. Stadium seats

Buy the exact same seats that you see in cinemas. Let go of the couch or other ordinary chairs. You have already invested a lot on the appliances, why don’t you splurge even more? Besides, these seats are of great quality. You are assured that they will last for a long time. Install some LED lighting on the floor too if you really want to copy the exact environment in a movie house.

7. Popcorn machine and soda bar

Since you are already copying the actual movie experience, go all out by buying a popcorn machine and soda bar system which are perfectforhome use. It allows you to get fresh popcorn before watching the movie and to customize your own soda. It will surely impress your guests even more.

8. Voice controls

This could be the best investment of all, but won’t let you spend that much. Installing a voice control system lets you control everything by just saying a word. You can turn the TV on, play your favorite movie instantly or dim the lights without leaving your seat. It also helps save energy since you can easily turn everything off in one go. Given how advance technology is today, it is possible to not just use voice controls for your home cinema, but for the entire house.

There are a lot of ways to make your home movie experience memorable. Investing in appliances that are meant to make things better for you is a good start. If you are really on a tight budget, search for cheaper alternatives. As long as quality is not sacrificed, go for it. Don’t worry about the overall cost though. You are using these appliances for a long time.

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Why the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is Underrated

Why the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is UnderratedThere were 7 Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies released since the first one in 1974. Perhaps, you have only lived to see the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D in 2013, The Texas Chainsaw Massage: The Beginning in 2006, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003. Undoubtedly, the 2013 film was the worst of all. The actors had lacklustre performances and it also did not live up to the standards. It was also deemed as a lazy film with a very long storyline and less action (which is what this franchise is known for).

The 2003 film might have been a better version as they have tried to up the level of violence. The set pieces were also believable and scary as hell and the chainsaws were exactly like the ones you’ll see here. The problem though is that aside from the few screams that you will have watching the film, there is pretty much nothing in it that goes deep. Of all the remakes, the 2006 film was perhaps the best. Of course, it tackled a different story as it was a prequel. The best part of this remake was the cast. Unlike the other films, there were less screams and stupid decisions, but more of a realistic portrayal of what actual characters would have done in the said situation.

The Original Film

This leads us to the original 1974 thriller, which obviously was the most underrated film of them all. Nothing can beat the level of violence and thrill that the original film has brought. The scenes were extremely realistic and were definitely too close for comfort.

The nightmarish scenarios showing the deaths of various characters in the film will surely lead you sleepless for days. This film is now a classic and definitely deserves the award as one of the best horror films of all time, if there’s an award for one. It seems like no other recent film has gone as close to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre in portraying the horror scenes. The characters were extremely fearless and the cinematography was just brilliant.

Due to these films, the chainsaw has already become a symbol of fear especially among kids. The truth is that chainsaws are extremely useful for people who live in rural areas.

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Opening Weekend Seem To Start On A High Note

It seems the hitherto love-hate relationship between the director and his audience might take a turn for the better. His recent horror flick “Split” has earned M. Night Shyamalan critical approval. With the opening weekend grossing $40.2 million and many theatres observing a very mixed demographic attending the shows, movie experts say that this psychological thriller is a movie for all audiences. The movie follows the story of James McAvoy playing Kevin Crumb, who has 24 different personalities and not all of them are nice. When the more malevolent characters start to control his actions, he sets off on a path of destruction to rid the world of the undeserving.

With a loyal fan base, domestic distribution experts believe that the movie will do well in theatres in the coming weeks. Viewers are forced to remember why M. Night Shyamalan is the master of plot twists. Following the success of Split closely is Vin Diesel’s “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”. With $20 million in revenue on the opening weekend at more than 3600 locations, the movie is heading for a very respectable second-place. The movie stars Diesel in his reprising role as Xander Cage, a skilled government maverick. The film has old character and new gracing the screen including stars Samuel L. Jackson, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose and Nina Dobrev.

“Hidden Figures”, Fox’s historical drama, retained its delightful performance into third place revenue-wise, grossing $16.3 million. The multi-ethnic backgrounds of the cast proved to be a major selling point for the movie. The animation “Sing” sat in fourth with $9 million, “La La Land” finished with$8.4 million at a close fifth. Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” generated very little traction with the audience with the religious drama grossing just $1.2 million. The movie “Silence” has silently grossed $5.2 million in the past month.

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