Well, aside from that it seems that some very innovative companies have figured out a way to make the record and film companies happy and also line their pockets with money. Companies like iTunes and Amazon.com are now some of the leaders of online movie download. Both services charge a fee for individuals to download either a movie, music or a TV episode. A portion of that money goes to the company that owns the film or show. But a portion of the money goes to the distributing company.
Pizza – Another great family dinner option for movie night is good ol’ pizza. Many of your favorite pizza makers are offering one-topping pizzas for as low as $5. A couple of pizzas goes a long way in feeding your little home DVD watching party.
I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Sundance. Cannes. Attending these more prestigious film festivals are like a life-long dream for the movie buff in your life probably. They’d probably give an arm or a leg to get to experience going to the prestigious Sundance festival or Cannes or the Venice Film Festival. However, these events book well in advance and can be costly. Thus, they don’t make good last-minute gift ideas. Though, I’m sure your movie buff would happily take a “rain check” on a gift if it means the promise of getting a pass to one of these festivals later on. Likewise, many bigger cities offer their own film festivals throughout the year. If you live near one of these, your movie buff would definitely love the chance to get to attend one of those as well.
The free downloads are available in various file formats such as avi or DIVX. There is another problem you may encounter which you need to be aware. These P2P networks can be potentially damaging to your PC as a lot of them are not secured. You may end up downloading viruses together with the movie.
These services have been a god sent blessing to most people that want to see a movie the day they comes out, without having to go to the local Walmart to buy the DVD. They have made it simple to just buy the Movie Online, save it on my local computer and watch it whenever I fill fit. This makes it easy to watch the movie online on a computer, on a ipod or import it to a device like a xbox 360 and watch it on a TV.
A good movie will use visuals and sound to captivate their audiences. Sound is a very powerful tool in creating an eerie setting or displaying intense emotions. It can be used as a build up to a confrontation of good and evil and will keep you glued to your seat until the last credits roll.
The problem was that film and music companies were not getting their share of the money. They were unable to come to the table and get their piece of the pie. But how was this any different from the days when I could tape my local DJ mix and dub it and pass it on to my friends back in the 80’s. At that time no one complained about music swapping by hand. Or even dubbing movies and giving it to someone else. No money swapped. So, what is the problem???
You can have movie marathons of your favorite movies. One night our family had a Jackie Chan film festival and we got take out Chinese food to go along with the movies. During the summer every week we rented a famous musical because my daughter loves to dance and she enjoyed seeing the dancing. Of course during the holidays you will want to rent the holiday classics and have hot cocoa and sugar cookies. I don’t what kind of food you would have with science fiction movies but it sure would be interesting to work on that menu. We also spent one cold winter day watching the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy.