While checking the mail today I can across the long overdue newsletter from Wibbell. Their words, not mine. While it was great to see them getting the newsletter out I was saddened to see the state of DVD rentals and sales over in the UK. HMV and Blockbuster are going to be closing due to lost sales due to people buying DVDs and Blu-Rays on the internet. I can see how this would hurt many of the indie film makers and here is what the newsletter had to say on the subject. By the way, the newsletter is here in its entirety by permission from Allin Kempthorne (Pictured to the left) who wrote and directed Vampires Of Bloody Island. Read more...(1294 words, 6 images, estimated 5:11 mins reading time)
Elbonics – n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.
With cooler weather settling in, many of might head indoors to many of the multiplex theaters across the country to escape the cold and reality for a few hours. We can’t really escape all of reality, and this is due to elbonics. The flawed design of movie theater seating in some movie houses is due to the fact that some older theaters link together the seats by one armrest. In some places, these armrests also have a cupholder. Get into the that theater on the opening night of a blockbuster family film or heavily advertised action or horror flick, and you will most definitely dealing with elbonics. If the movie is really scary, you may find yourself actually holding hands with the person you started fussing at about the elbonics. If you are lucky enough to end up at one of those theaters where you can remove the armrest, that can take care of getting rid of the elbonics altogether, and you might end up with a nice little couch/loveseat. Have fun at the movies! Read more...(210 words, 1 image, estimated 50 secs reading time)