SPECTRE:- Cinema Viewings

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  • quantumofsolacequantumofsolace England
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    I can honestly say there's been no problems with talking or bad behaviour in any of the performances I've attended.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Well this was only the once, so it's ok. The only other time I can remember was with 'I Am Legend', after which the guys were all thrown out. But those were a lot worse then this bunch. Probably depends on the time and day of viewing too.
  • edited November 2015 Posts: 1,482
    Only saw it just the once.
    I enjoyed it (far more than it's two predecessors) and will definitely add it to my BluRay collection, but the clumsy melodrama and Mendes' flat action sequences (apart from PTS) don't entice me enough for a second viewing.

    To put it into perspective though, apart from my top 5 I don't think I'd see any of them more than once (at the cinema) if they were to come out in the current era.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 4,622
    Viewing #6 in the books....Found myself drifting off a bit...movie is a tad heavy and a little too dark...maybe just a couple more viewings in cinema...see how long it stays in cinemas...but still there is enough going on...to keep me coming back...lots of great action scenes and Craig as Bond moments...
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 6,919
    timmer wrote: »
    Viewing #6 in the books....Found myself drifting off a bit...movie is a tad heavy and a little too dark...maybe just a couple more viewings in cinema...see how long it stays in cinemas...but still there is enough going on...to keep me coming back...lots of great action scenes and Craig as Bond moments...

    I've got that feeling too after 4. Still, worth another go. Maybe tonight.
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    edited December 2015 Posts: 364
    So what do I make of this new-fangled IMAX thing? Well, I was impressed... but not blown away. Yes, it's a big screen - but (in my eyes) not all that much bigger than the Showcase X-Plus screens. Maybe my expectations were too high. I expected the screen to be positively GIGANTIC, causing me to gasp in awe at it's towering enormity. The picture quality is undeniable superb. I'm glad I saw it there... but it didn't have the wow factor I was hoping for.
    film like that?


    @quantumofsolace
    One does need to be wary of IMAX rooms. The instant you walk into a true IMAX room, you know it. The screen literally goes from the floor to the ceiling and it you're staring at the biggest screen you've ever seen in your life.

    Then there is what is jokingly referred to as LieMAX. It's a big screen, yes, but clearly not as large as real IMAX, yet they'll charge you an IMAX ticket for it anyways. I would know: there are two multiplexes, run by the same chain no less, about a dozen blocks from one another in the city where I live that both advertise their IMAX rooms. In the one is a real IMAX screen, absolutely gargantuan. In the other, definitely LieMAX: a nice big screen, but visibly, and I mean visibly smaller than the IMAX screen at the other cinema.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    eddychaput wrote: »
    So what do I make of this new-fangled IMAX thing? Well, I was impressed... but not blown away. Yes, it's a big screen - but (in my eyes) not all that much bigger than the Showcase X-Plus screens. Maybe my expectations were too high. I expected the screen to be positively GIGANTIC, causing me to gasp in awe at it's towering enormity. The picture quality is undeniable superb. I'm glad I saw it there... but it didn't have the wow factor I was hoping for.
    film like that?


    @quantumofsolace
    One does need to be wary of IMAX rooms. The instant you walk into a true IMAX room, you know it. The screen literally goes from the floor to the ceiling and it you're staring at the biggest screen you've ever seen in your life.

    Then there is what is jokingly referred to as LieMAX. It's a big screen, yes, but clearly not as large as real IMAX, yet they'll charge you an IMAX ticket for it anyways. I would know: there are two multiplexes, run by the same chain no less, about a dozen blocks from one another in the city where I live that both advertise their IMAX rooms. In the one is a real IMAX screen, absolutely gargantuan. In the other, definitely LieMAX: a nice big screen, but visibly, and I mean visibly smaller than the IMAX screen at the other cinema.
    There are a couple of Lie-MAX screens in Toronto unfortunately, one of which I'm guilty of seeing Spectre in, but the theatre I saw it in the first time is arguably one of the best, if not the best IMAX screens in North America.

    I've seen it a solid 5 times now. Now I eagerly await the Bluray release. Not sure I can wait that long!
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    @jake24 which is the good Imax screen in T-dot?
    Do you mean Scotiabank theatre downtown.

    I Saw at Empress Walk Imax which I think is Liemax, but it still beats the hell out of regular cinema viewings.

    True Imax in Toronto is at Ontario Science Centre where they show nature films and other spectacular stuff
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited December 2015 Posts: 10,488
    timmer wrote: »
    @jake24 which is the good Imax screen in T-dot?
    Do you mean Scotiabank theatre downtown.

    I Saw at Empress Walk Imax which I think is Liemax, but it still beats the hell out of regular cinema viewings.

    True Imax in Toronto is at Ontario Science Centre where they show nature films and other spectacular stuff
    Scotiabank is the one. I was simply mesmerized by the size of the screen. I got to see it a day early at an advanced screening.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 4,622
    I agree. Scotiabank is the primo commercial Imax venue in T.O.
    It's a bigger more immersive experience than say Empress Walk.
    How did you wangle advance screening?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    edited December 2015 Posts: 10,488
    timmer wrote: »
    I agree. Scotiabank is the primo commercial Imax venue in T.O.
    It's a bigger more immersive experience than say Empress Walk.
    How did you wangle advance screening?
    It was very out of the blue to be honest. I received an invite from IMAX themselves on Twitter. Great experience though.
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    Yes Bond in Imax was real good!
    Even Empress Walk Imax (2 viewings) was way better than my 4 regular cinema viewings.
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    I'am concerned that members here are not making a valiant effort to see Spectre more than 3-4 times at the most............remember that MI6 member @quantumofsolace is currently sitting at a mere 14 viewings of the film.
    I personally saw SP twice at the cinema, but am no longer able to see the film again at a theatre, as i have just started a prison sentence! :)
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
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    jake24 wrote: »
    eddychaput wrote: »
    So what do I make of this new-fangled IMAX thing? Well, I was impressed... but not blown away. Yes, it's a big screen - but (in my eyes) not all that much bigger than the Showcase X-Plus screens. Maybe my expectations were too high. I expected the screen to be positively GIGANTIC, causing me to gasp in awe at it's towering enormity. The picture quality is undeniable superb. I'm glad I saw it there... but it didn't have the wow factor I was hoping for.
    film like that?


    @quantumofsolace
    One does need to be wary of IMAX rooms. The instant you walk into a true IMAX room, you know it. The screen literally goes from the floor to the ceiling and it you're staring at the biggest screen you've ever seen in your life.

    Then there is what is jokingly referred to as LieMAX. It's a big screen, yes, but clearly not as large as real IMAX, yet they'll charge you an IMAX ticket for it anyways. I would know: there are two multiplexes, run by the same chain no less, about a dozen blocks from one another in the city where I live that both advertise their IMAX rooms. In the one is a real IMAX screen, absolutely gargantuan. In the other, definitely LieMAX: a nice big screen, but visibly, and I mean visibly smaller than the IMAX screen at the other cinema.
    There are a couple of Lie-MAX screens in Toronto unfortunately, one of which I'm guilty of seeing Spectre in, but the theatre I saw it in the first time is arguably one of the best, if not the best IMAX screens in North America.

    I've seen it a solid 5 times now. Now I eagerly await the Bluray release. Not sure I can wait that long!

    @jake24 Honestly, considering that SP wasn't shot on IMAX cameras, seeing in true IMAX or Lie-MAX won't make the biggest difference in the world. It's not as if on true IMAX screens the film is blown up to fill every corner. I would also argue that the digital projection on a Lie-Max screen is top notch as far picture and sound quality are concerned. I saw Mad Max: Fury Road in Lie-Max and it definitely looked and sounded spectacular.

    The only guilt that can be felt is having paid IMAX ticket prices!
  • quantumofsolacequantumofsolace England
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    mepal1 wrote: »
    I'am concerned that members here are not making a valiant effort to see Spectre more than 3-4 times at the most............remember that MI6 member @quantumofsolace is currently sitting at a mere 14 viewings of the film.
    I personally saw SP twice at the cinema, but am no longer able to see the film again at a theatre, as i have just started a prison sentence! :)

    Well, I probably deserve to be locked up for going to see it so many times. Not necessarily in a prison, of course. ;)
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    mepal1 wrote: »
    I'am concerned that members here are not making a valiant effort to see Spectre more than 3-4 times at the most............remember that MI6 member @quantumofsolace is currently sitting at a mere 14 viewings of the film.
    I personally saw SP twice at the cinema, but am no longer able to see the film again at a theatre, as i have just started a prison sentence! :)
    Agreed. some members need to pick up the pace.
    @quantumofsolace is an inspiration.
    I promise 2 more views at least. That will make 8.
    Least I can do.
    Sorry to hear about your incarceration.@mepal. The institution film library though might get the blu-ray and there are good-behaviour day trips too


  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    There's time. Spectre's still the nr.2 film over here and screenings are 4 times a day..
  • eddychaputeddychaput Montreal, Canada
    edited December 2015 Posts: 364
    I'm at 4, in rather rapid succession at that. I'll make another trip just before it leaves theatres. I don't feel as though I MUST see it a billion times. I do write about film in general so at some point I have to get back to other movies! ;)

    As much as I often tell myself after walking out of a film I truly enjoyed that I need to see it again on the big screen, the truth of the matter is that I generally don't. There's perhaps 1 or 2 films per year that I'll see more than once. The fact that I've seen SP 4 times already is a minor miracle in that regard, although considering that it's for Bond, maybe much less surprising!
  • quantumofsolacequantumofsolace England
    Posts: 279
    eddychaput wrote: »
    So what do I make of this new-fangled IMAX thing? Well, I was impressed... but not blown away. Yes, it's a big screen - but (in my eyes) not all that much bigger than the Showcase X-Plus screens. Maybe my expectations were too high. I expected the screen to be positively GIGANTIC, causing me to gasp in awe at it's towering enormity. The picture quality is undeniable superb. I'm glad I saw it there... but it didn't have the wow factor I was hoping for.
    film like that?


    @quantumofsolace
    One does need to be wary of IMAX rooms. The instant you walk into a true IMAX room, you know it. The screen literally goes from the floor to the ceiling and it you're staring at the biggest screen you've ever seen in your life.

    Then there is what is jokingly referred to as LieMAX. It's a big screen, yes, but clearly not as large as real IMAX, yet they'll charge you an IMAX ticket for it anyways. I would know: there are two multiplexes, run by the same chain no less, about a dozen blocks from one another in the city where I live that both advertise their IMAX rooms. In the one is a real IMAX screen, absolutely gargantuan. In the other, definitely LieMAX: a nice big screen, but visibly, and I mean visibly smaller than the IMAX screen at the other cinema.

    It was definitely a kosher IMAX and is, according to the guy who introduced the performance, the largest IMAX screen not only in the UK but, following the burning down of one in Spain, the whole of Europe.
    I think I was a bit underwhelmed for two reasons. Firstly, my expectations were probably unrealistically high. I expected IMAX to positively dwarf the biggest screen I'd ever seen before. (The Odeon Leicester Square, perhaps?) And secondly, as you yourself rightly pointed out, SP wasn't filmed in the IMAX format. I must say that the advert for IMAX before the film started was quite impressive, with an almost 3D feel to it. Maybe if I were to see something filmed especially for IMAX it would have that wow factor for me.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited December 2015 Posts: 23,883
    The best IMAX experience I have had was TDK. The opening heist scene and the truck flip were filmed with real IMAX cameras and it was a complete joy to behold. So I think it does matter whether it is filmed with IMAX cameras or not.

    The TDKR opening plane scene also similarly blew me away, but it wasn't as awe inspiring simply because it wasn't filmed on a sunny day like the TDK opening.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    By the way, I forgot to mention this. I'm in the US and on opening night the theatre that I went to was giving out a limited number of SPECTRE posters (the skull and hat on a black background), and I managed to snag one. Anyone else?
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
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    NEW RECORD!

    Last night, I watched SPECTRE at the cinemas for the third time! Before that, I hadn't watched any film more than twice whilst in cinemas. :D
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    I've noticed that no one has added to this thread recently, so i presume everyone has seen SP now, and will just watch the film on the home formats from now on.

    Mind you, we havn't heard from @quantumofsolace, for a few days, so maybe this member is still viewing the film at the cinema. :)
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    mepal1 wrote: »
    I'am concerned that members here are not making a valiant effort to see Spectre more than 3-4 times at the most............remember that MI6 member @quantumofsolace is currently sitting at a mere 14 viewings of the film.
    I personally saw SP twice at the cinema, but am no longer able to see the film again at a theatre, as i have just started a prison sentence! :)
    Well...this post ended up unexpectedly
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    That escalated quickly.
  • :)) , some of the posts here are an absolute hoot.

    I'm considering watching it a second time with my father. Ticket prices are kinda expensive but I just wanna watch that race sequence in Rome again!. (Oh and spend some quality time with my father, of course!).
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    You a final fantasy 7 fan?
  • @Problem_Eliminator, Not the biggest, but yeah. It's a long, entertaining game and I like the main protagonist.
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    Cool thought you might be because of your name.I've been a fan of the series for about 17 years or so.
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    Will be indulging viewing #7 tomorrow.
    Am very excited.
    Who was updating the most viewed list?
    Can we do a top ten?
    I would like to see my name in lights :D
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