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Love (2015)

The Commentary

The Beatles have made love a kind of absolute. Everything we need. On the air of the Marseillaise, like a wink. If there is one place on earth where you know it in this area, it is France. The country of Yves Montand and Pépé le Pew. We are more down-to-earth romantics than the British. We know that love stories end badly, and not that in general as Catherine Ringer sang. They don’t end well all the time! We are realistic romantics. This does not prevent us from loving love, from singing love, from living love to the point of hurting ourselves. We are the children of the Marquis de Sade.

The Pitch

On January 1st, the hangover, the memory of an ex who does not pass. Happy New Year!

The Summary

First awakened early by Gaspar, his little boy, Murphy (Karl Glusman) is verbally assaulted by his girlfriend Omi (Klara Kirstin) about a nascent can.

I think dad is pregnant.

A little hard for a new year’s eve anyway.

Murphy’s answering machine finishes knocking him out: Nora, her ex’s mother, worries about her daughter’s silence.

This message brutally plunges Murphy back into a story that has healed badly. For two years, Murphy had an intense relationship with Electra (Aomi Muyock) and the embers of this story still warm his heart.

Failing to have lived everything together, the two lovers will have gone through many things: the idyll of the beginnings with its lot of beautiful promises …

We made a promise together: I belong to you and you belong to me.

… final arguments with their verbal abuse.

Eat your shit and die.

A condom accident is a blow to this strong and fragile relationship. So singular and at the same time so banal.

With no news, Murphy’s in pain. Overwhelmed by the mistakes of the past and skeptical of his future with Gaspar and Omi, Murphy drowns in his memories. He’s stuck. Prostrated in his bathtub. Haunted by this electric memory.

The Explanation

Love is the blocking.

Life is not a fairy tale. Murphy the American may well live fully his Parisian fantasy and refuse this truth, she always ends up spitting in his face. He wakes up in a life that he feels he has not chosen.

Leave me alone please. She tricked me. Living with a woman is like sharing your bed with the CIA. Nothing is secret. This used to be my apartment. I used to be happy here. Doesn’t feel like my place anymore.

Murphy is coming out of his daydream. This is Paris. Her little boy gets on her nerves just like her girlfriend who was much more when she was only his neighbour. Today, they are inspired only by mutual contempt. It is now in the real world of January 1st, synonymous with renewal and unfortunately taking the form of a reverse to a lost love that continues to destroy it. Bitter flashes remind him of how toxic his dynamic with Electra had become. Murphy closes his eyes and refuses to live in the present while Omi tries to take care of their future. He uses a fantasy as a way to avoid reality.

His ‘love’ turned into opium. Electra did worse than fulfill Murphy’s dreams as she surpassed them. In doing so, she ate Murphy raw. He’s still crazy about it, obsessed with the past. He lets himself be possessed by his ex. No one will know how to raise him as high as Electra. His shock departure leaves a huge void in Murphy’s life, which ends up alone and depressed in his bathroom, apologizing to his little Gaspar for being so weak, in a totally pathetic way.

Love is a pretty lie. One of Murphy’s mistresses cynically confides to him:

The one who falls in love is the one who loses in the end.

Love would be a kind of lottery disaster in which 100% of the losers would have tried their luck. Murphy doesn’t care. The American thinks he’s on top of this. Imperialist of feelings. He persists. Believing himself stronger, he nevertheless ends up repeating the same mistakes, tirelessly taking the same walls.

The couple was exposed to the demands of modernity cracks. It takes on water. Murphy and Electra want to live harder and faster, but their boat is sinking. Their relationship is a total failure. They had promised to protect themselves and not to let anything or anyone stand between them. Yet they are the ones who let Omi interfere in their relationship.

Murphy and Electra ventured a little too far into the forest. Thinking they are smarter than Adam and Eve, they bite the apple simultaneously, with their teeth, thinking they’re limiting the damage. They’re going to suffer.

I wish I could erase this thing from my mind.

Their punishment will be to end up separated. To hell.

One wonders how far the couple can go in the realization of their fantasies. Constantly testing their limits hand in hand, Murphy and Electra will multiply the outings until an avalanche ends up being right about their couple. Too many secrets and little lies will eventually push Electra into Julio, Murphy’s drug dealer. The latter may harbour the regret of not having been strong enough in the face of this violence and thus letting slip the one he loves, or rather that he thinks he loves. Murphy has gone off in his love delirium except that he now has a foot in the real world with his little Gaspar. He has no right to try to pass himself down as a victim of love. Murphy’s Law. Anything that can go wrong is going to happen. We all know that. Forbidden to stay buttocks in his bathtub, nostalgic for fairy tales.

Still, I’m not going to do it.

Give us back our stories of princesses awakened early in the morning by the fresh breath of their charming princes. Just once. The days when we lived happily with many children and it was death that separated us. Please.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

The Commentary

That it is convenient to live one’s life as a spectator. Enjoy the show, without taking any chances. To allow the luxury of criticism or to be content to applaud stupidly, installed comfortably in his chair. As if we preferred to ignore that life can be more intense when you go on stage yourself. Instead, we prefer to lead a fatherly, and uninteresting existence.

The Pitch

After a sleepless night, a doctor can no longer close his eyes.

The Summary

Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) leads a tidy life with his perfect wife Alice (Nicole Kidman), his polite little girl, his straight tree with its twinkling garlands. There would be almost no shortage of dogs. It’s a good thing the little girl wants one at Christmas.

One cannabis night, Alice lets out her frustration by talking to her husband about a beautiful stranger for whom she would have dumped everything. This disturbing truth will haunt Bill, tipping him into an endless night of temptations of all kinds.

He is first almost raped by the daughter of one of his patients. Then he is accosted by a prostitute he met at the corner of a street. In a costume shop with more than dubious manners, he loses himself in a temple of debauchery where he succumbs to the charms of a mysterious hostess.

Put on the index in front of everyone, he becomes trapped in his own fantasies, in addition to being haunted by those of his wife.

Heckled to the depths of his certainties by this hellish night, he is gnawed by doubt. It goes back in reverse to find meaning in these events. But the phone is no longer answering, the gate of the property is closed, the prostitute has changed address and the artist has left the premises. It’s all gone. What if nothing really mattered? Life goes on as Ziegler (Sydney Pollack) suggests?

Listen, Bill. Nobody killed anyone. Someone died. It happens all the time. Life goes on. It always does, until it doesn’t.

His wife unmasks him. Bill confesses. Having for him never to have crossed the line, his wife passes the sponge for this time. After a necessary development, without a wooden tongue, Alice invites her husband to make love again as soon as possible.

I do love you and you know there is something we need to do as soon as possible.

What?

Fuck.

The EXPLANATION

Eyes Wide Shut is down the masks.

We are only poor actors of everyday life. Every day we put on the costume of the good wife, or the good daddy. We go to the office where we play good colleagues in a pitiful comedy. There is no need for artificial intelligence to program us into an imaginary matrix, we do it very well ourselves.

There’s no point in pretending. The fantasies we pretend to ignore catch up with us sooner or later. One can well imagine being above all suspicion, we will inevitably end up taking the wall one way or another. This is the story of the awakening of a slipper.

Bill has a life without a shadow of a doubt. He’s the perfect little doctor with his perfect little family. Totally comfortable with his routine that he doesn’t even look around anymore.

How do I look?

Perfect.

Is my hair okay?

It’s great.

You’re not even looking at it.

It’s beautiful. You always look beautiful.

He’s already dead.

In his relationship as on a couch, Bill believes hard as iron that marriage protects him from adultery. His wife cannot deceive him since she is his wife, the mother of his child. Bill is safe from the storm, like an unshakeable oak tree.

You sound very sure of yourself…

I’m not. I’m sure of you!

Error.

The vocation of the covenant is not to move away from the evil eye. A simple fantasy of Alice will be enough to unbalance her husband. In one night, he is no longer sure of anything. Alice opened Pandora’s box. The eyes are now wide open. It’s hard for him to ignore that little devil on the corner of his shoulder.

His wife’s confession serves as an electroshock. He’s gamberge. For the first time, he sees.

The next day, Bill wakes up in a denial of reality. What if everything had only happened in his head? What follows could be akin to a paranoid delirium in which Bill would feel like he was being prosecuted by his guilt. Her conscience in the mansion had, however, ordered her to leave her alone and not to talk about it. Fortunately for him, closing his eyes is now impossible. There’s no way to go back.

He becomes aware of the world that has nothing to do with the calm waters in which he thought he was swimming. His journey makes him glimpse all the colors of the rainbow. He comes out of this experience stronger after realizing that the world is still prettier in color than in black and white. Less naïve.

After drinking the cup, he spits out and sits down to the table to talk. For the secret of modern couples, those who last, lies precisely in speech. It is necessary to communicate, without denying the importance of desire, which remains omnipresent. The mistake would be to forget it.

Sex and communication are complementary and cannot work without each other. Like yin and yang. Sex validates one desire for the other. And the discussion allows us to reach a level of mutual understanding necessary to overcome the turbulence of everyday life. For if this routine seems to us too often akin to a calm Mediterranean, it is not. Let us beware of the water that sleeps and this Hungarian who flirts with our wife while we have our back turned to flirt with two sirens. Adam and Eve walk around a large apple orchard infested with snakes every day.

Many couples are hypocrites. Few last. From this point of view, new technology makes things even more difficult. The Cruise-Kidman tandem will not have survived this adventure.

V for Vendetta (2005)

The Commentary

Before his name became that of an aircraft carrier, an airport or a metro station, De Gaulle was an eminently heroic figure. His love of France had not prevented him from comparing the French to calves after the signing of the Armistice in 1940. Indeed, many of our fellow citizens had crashed and left their fate in the hands of Philippe Pétain. Nevertheless, some resistance fighters had decided to join the shadow army.

The Pitch

A state television employee joins the resistance.

The Summary

By 2028, the world is on the brink of implosion. The United Kingdom is governed by the Fascist Norsefire Party under Chancellor Adam Sutler (John Hurt). Immigrants, homosexuals, atheists and other opponents of the regime are declared undesirable.

Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), an employee of the British Television Network, is rescued by a masked man named V (Hugo Weaving), an admirer of Guy Fawks.

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November.

Evey stays with V for nearly a year and helps him kill many members of the Plan.

Evey takes advantage of her contact Gordon Dietrich (Stephen Fry), also an opponent of the regime, to convey a satirical message in prime time. Evey is arrested and then tortured. The messages she receives from another prisoner Valerie Page (Natasha Wightman) give her the strength to hold on. At the end of her power, she must denounce V but assures that she prefers to die. It was actually V who captured Evey.

You tortured me! Why?

You said you wanted to live without fear. I wish there had been an easier way but there wasn’t.

To test it and harden it!

While investigating V, Inspector Finch (Stephen Rea) discovers that Sutler was behind the St Mary’s virus, which allowed him to stir up the terrorist threat and take power.

I want this country to realize that we stand on the edge of oblivion. I want every man, woman and child to understand how close we are to chaos. I want everyone to remember why they need us!

V makes a pact with Creedy (Tim Pigott-Smith) the leader of the militia. He promised his surrender in exchange for Sutler’s elimination. V takes the opportunity to clean up. In the confrontation, he is mortally wounded. He asks Evey to sacrifice him by placing him in a subway full of explosives to destroy Parliament.

Thousands of people wearing Fawks masks silently crowd into the streets to watch the fireworks. From now on, everyone is free to remove their mask.

The Explanation

V for Vendetta, is a dish that can be eaten cold.

If fascism is akin to a virus, V could be the antidote. It shows how Sutler used fear to paralyze crowds, take power and better establish his total domination. Through him, we understand how we can all work together to restore our freedom. V sleeps in all of us.

He was Edmond Dantés… and he was my father. And my mother… my brother… my friend. He was you… and me. He was all of us.

Just as fascism is built behind a man and thrives on the cult of the leader. Freedom also needs a man, Fawks, who knows how to disappear for the benefit of his cause. Just like the one who frees us from fascism prefers to disappear behind a mask, or a yellow vest. He is no longer a man, he becomes an idea. This mask becomes the face of freedom as the yellow vest represents anger. No one else can become A V, everyone can wear their mask and stand behind the idea they stand for. And you don’t come to an idea. Creedy is relentless. He can kill V, not what he stands for.

Die! Die! Why won’t you die?… Why won’t you die?

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

V is not afraid to denounce the weakness of the people. For ease, we prefer to watch TF1 rather than fight. If fascism comes to power, it is our fault.

But again, truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.

You can blame politicians for all evils, if you don’t engage in resistance it’s useless. Protest, vote white or even not vote… It does not have much effect. We must go further by denouncing or sabotaging. Blow. Putting his life on the line. Cut your hair.

V represents trust in the people. He believes in the rise of these masses that fascism is trying to dumb down to better control them. Power is in the hands of the people, not their government. He can overthrow any dictator.

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

V has a method, a little extreme, to achieve his ends.

Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.

He wants to show Evey that you don’t get out of extreme situations easily. When you’ve been in the sewers you have to be able to go through a tunnel of excrement to get by like Andy Dufresne. You have to go to the end of yourself and overcome hatred to find your truth. Despite the threats, Evey won’t give up. She is not afraid of death, which she prefers to betray V. She’s free forever.

And even though V was brutally tortured in his youth and he’s tough on Evey as Terence Fletcher is tough on his student, he hasn’t forgotten his joie de vivre. The unfortunate treatment he endured did not destroy his appetite for life and his love for the masked ball of the Creole Company. V has a taste for partying.

A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having!

He is not the sad clown, he is rather the friendly terrorist who knows how to entertain the crowds. The promise of a better, spectacular society, made of fireworks and good times, even if it requires destroying Big Ben. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Inception (2010)

The Commentary

From a conclusion we can debate the hours. From a sentence without final point one can discuss the years. Some need a resolution. Others are more comfortable with infinity.

The Pitch

A subconscious expert is looking for a way to return to his children.

The Summary

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an extract specialist. He invites himself into the sleep of his victims to steal valuable information that can only be found in the subconscious. Cobb is commissioned by Saito (Ken Watanabe) not to steal something, rather to deposit something in Robert Fisher’s subconscious (Cillian Murphy): an inception. In exchange, Saito promises Cobb to play his networks to allow him to return to the United States and see his kids again, in reference to Piaf without a doubt.

The rules of the game are simple: To get out of the dream, you need a kick that is marked by a small excerpt from Edith. A bit like in real life when Régine comes to spoil a beautiful dream because it is already 7am and France Bleu spits out his music full pot.

As dreams are sometimes inspired by reality, dreamers need a landmark, a totem, to help them navigate it. In Cobb’s case, a top that spins infinitely, or not.

The mission is complicated. It requires a shock team consisting of Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Eames (Tom Hardy), Ariane (Ellen Page) and Yusuf (Dileep Rao). Cobb’s going to have to penetrate several levels of dreams. If he misses, he can end up in limbo forever. As if it wasn’t complicated enough, Mal (Marion Cotillard) his ex-wife comes to rot his plans and turn his dreams into nightmares.

After many twists and turns, the team succeeded in its mission. Cobb returns from limbo and wakes up without a problem on the plane next to Saito who immediately makes a phone call, as promised. Cobb goes through customs safely to find his children, like in a dream.

He still throws the top, just to be sure.

The Explanation

Inception is the whirlwind of regret.

You can fight against a person, not against an idea. Once it is planted, an idea digs its furrow. So we find ourselves caught in the whirlwind.

Inception creates conviction. Besides, no idea is brighter than the one you feel you have had yourself. Our idea is always better than that of others. Therefore, nothing can stop it. Once planted, the idea grows and then spreads like wildfire. Revolutions are born in this way.

An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious.

Regret, linked to guilt or remorse, is another deeply ingrained idea in oneself. Fisher regrets not living up to his father’s expectations. Cobb regrets abandoning his children to their grandparents. In truth, he also regrets what happened with his ex-wife who committed suicide because of an idea he would have planted in her. This thought, true or false, eats away at him. He does not drink but has made himself floors of nightmares in which he takes refuge from time to time to try to relive the moment and perhaps repair the evil. Haunted by nostalgia and then constantly caught up with reality. Cobb is a prisoner of his own scheme, a victim of this excess of consciousness that prevents him from moving forward and causes one to eventually go round in circles. Cobb becomes his own top.

One can try to get out of the whirlwind as an attempt to clear customs, in other words pass through the customs of the airport. Like finishing a story without concluding that is a clever way on the part of an author to absolve himself of his responsibility by passing the hot potato to his audience. Listening to Edith Piaf, who repeats that she has no regrets, is a rather effective Coué method. In order not to regret anything, you have to have done something stupid. Is Cobb guilty or innocent? We’re stuck with the same unanswered question.

Cobb can do nothing but try to do something. Because if he doesn’t do something, he won’t see his children again. If he doesn’t do anything, he’ll end up old and alone with his ghosts.

Don’t you want to take a leap of faith? Now become an old man, filled with regret, waiting to die alone.

So all is perhaps not lost. Let us remember the most optimistic French sayings: ‘As long as there is life there is hope.’ ‘Who doesn’t try anything has nothing’…

What if this whirlwind was finally just a dream? For everything seems to indicate that Cobb himself is a prisoner of his own dream, as Mal points out to him:

Chased around the globe by anonymous corporations and police forces, the way the projections persecute the dreamer?

And Miles (Michael Caine), his father-in-law, is also trying to bring him back to his senses.

Come back to reality Dom!

The whirlwind of regret blurs our perception of the world. We can no longer distinguish the real. The dream becomes so pleasant that it becomes a reality. Don’t we sleep 1/3 of our lives?

The dream has become their reality.

In the end, we don’t know anything. No, nothing. For example, it is not clear whether Mal committed suicide through Cobb’s fault or not. What did Cobb do? We don’t know if he’s dreaming or not. What happens to this top? It is not known whether the smic will increase or simply the activity premium. When you shoot yourself in the head, do you end up in limbo or in heaven with your children?

Questions form a thick cloud that prevents us from distinguishing light from truth. It’s true that Cobb sometimes wears his wedding ring, sometimes he doesn’t. It’s also true that the top is his wife’s totem pole, not his. You spend your life holding on to follow the thread, because you have nothing else to do. Advance. Kicking your butt to wake up. Look ahead and not behind, at the risk of getting carried away forever by his regrets.

Extraction (2020)

The Commentary

Many things can be blamed on men, including their lack of manner or their selfishness. What can’t be blamed on men is not having a keen look at the end of the day, after losing 10 litres of blood in a workshop gone wrong.

The Pitch

A mercenary goes to India to extract on the spot.

The Summary

The young Ovi Mahajan Jr. (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), son of the famous Indian drug lord Ovi Mahajan Sr. (Pankaj Tripathi) currently behind bars, is kidnapped by the men of Amir Asif (Priyanshu Painyuli), the famous Bengali drug lord.

Biggest drug lord in India vs biggest drug lord in Bangladesh.

It’s going to get hot.

Former Special Forces member Saju (Randeep Hooda), whose mission was to monitor Ovi Jr., is severely cropped by his boss.

This isn’t about ransom, it is about humiliation!

There’s no way we’re going to pay. Saju is thinking of an outside solution. He contacts Nik Khan (Golshifteh Farahani) who knows someone to do the job: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth). The Australian is not being prayed to. He effectively kills some of Amir Asif’s men to recover the hostage.

Unfortunately, this is a trap. We were played.

Tyler did most of the work. Saju wants the kid back, but doesn’t pay. The Australian finds himself with the whole world against him: the fearsome Saju, the corrupt police forces of Bangladesh as well as teenagers to whom Amir Asif threatens to cut off his fingers. He must also escape Gaspar (David Harbour), another mercenary interested in the bounty on the head of Ovi Jr.

You’re a mercenary right? Why don’t you act the mercenary?

4km away, Nik awaits him with his armada.

We can send a chopper and get you out.

On the other side of the bridge. It’s the butcher’s shop. A life-size counter strike in which Tyler is finally shot in the back by Farhad (Suraj Rikame) – to whom he had left his life safe. It passes over the bridge and flows steeply.

Ovi Jr. is finally rescued by Nik and his men.

Eight months later, Khan coldly shoots Amir Asif in a restaurant’s bathroom. While Ovi Jr. dabs a little in the pool, he sees in the distance a man who could be the unstoppable Rake.

The Explanation

Tyler Rake is not to lose sight of the most important.

The mercenary is not just anyone. Unlike a soldier who could act in the name of the love of his homeland, the mercenary acts according to his own pecuniary interest. He knows exactly what he is doing. The difference is obvious.

Well aware that everyone is trying to exploit everyone, he makes the choice to ride for his mouth. No matter the honours, only independence really matters.

Aren’t you sick of this life? I don’t want to end it playing hero on a goddamn suicide mission.

Depending on the salary, the mercenary therefore feels free to accept a mission or not. In general, he has to do the dirty work that no one wants to do. That’s why he works for the highest bidder and can completely change sides in case of counter-offer. No mood. In this, he could be described as selfish with approximate ethics since he is primarily interested in the number of zeroes on his cheque.

If it allows him to take the violence of the world… At the end of the story, the mercenary is the one who is still alive in the midst of horror.

That’s how you survive. You need to be smart.

When it all becomes a matter of money, the reports are dispassionate. If the stakes are huge, then the pressure on the mercenary’s shoulders can be enormous.

Close everything.

It’s impossible…

Make it possible.

The advantage when the reports are dispassionate is that you can kill easily. In the savagery, one eats or is eaten. No feeling. The hostage is often just a commodity to be deposited somewhere in time, in time and in good condition especially.

I’m like a package.

More than anyone else, the mercenary executes his mission with an absolute sense of priorities.

In Tyler’s case, however, the priority is not necessarily what we think. Tyler is not Gaspar. Yes, he is indeed a mercenary who acts for a specific purpose that has nothing to do with ideology. But he doesn’t care much about the money. For him, money is only an indicator of the level of danger of the mission. What interests him is the kid.

Tyler is haunted by the disappearance of a small blonde head. In reality, it helps victims to fill a gap. To be able to accomplish what he may not have done well in the past, through negligence. What matters most is Ovi Jr.

It must be said that the boy gives it back to him because the time he spends together is not in vain. Better, it’s worth some valuable psychoanalysis sessions. Indeed, thanks to Ovi Jr.’s lucid observations, Tyler can better rethink everything that is wrong with his own life. He drowns in a glass of water.

You drown not by falling into the river but by staying submerged in it.

Contrary to what one might think, Tyler is not really adrift. If he drinks beers with his friends in Australia, it’s mainly because he’s bored. It needs a new dynamic. Now that he’s found Ovi Jr. a boy abandoned by his father, he’s not going to let him go anytime soon. Tyler finally has the opportunity to play the role of father again that he missed in the past. So he’s not going to miss the opportunity. This hostage is not just a commodity, he is the key to freedom. The opportunity to put an end to regrets.

Ovi Jr. becomes Tyler’s goal. The one for whom a man can take all the bullets and come back from all the dead. In reality, Tyler is not a bit of an Action Man, a little basic. He is rather a sensitive and exemplary dad.

Weekend Movie Binge Watching

Prepping your Living Room for a Weekend Movie Binge Watching

When you’re preparing for a fun movie night at your house, there are many factors to consider and things to put into place. But first, you need to ensure your living room is on par, and you may need to employ any of the cleaning services Cleveland for proper cleanup.

After this, you may need to ask and answer the question; what should a living room movie weekend look like? Should it be only your family, or you should invite friends and neighbors?

Would you need to order food, or you’ll cook for everyone? Will the couches in your living room be enough, or you’ll need to pile them up? What about the light?

The questions do not end there because there are several factors to put into consideration. The exciting thing is that it’s only challenging the first time you try it.

The more living room weekend movies you have, the better you become at organizing consequent ones. However, if you need a few tips to start, continue reading this guide.

5 Tips to a Perfect Living Room Movie Binge Watching

Prepping your Living Room

If you’ve found a new movie or show that you can’t wait to finish watching alone, with family, or with friends, here are a few tips on how to have a perfect living room binge-watching.

  1. Prepare a Comfy Seating

Have you ever used a bleacher-like, uncomfortable chair in a movie theater? How did you feel about it? You felt disappointed, right?

Well, it wasn’t the money you paid that made it feel awkward and disappointing. It was the fact that one of the ingredients to an enjoyable movie is the comfort of the provided seat.

Therefore, you need to transform your living room into a comfiest version of itself. You may need to cover your couch in pillows for extra cushion.

So you can put your feet in a relaxed position, you can add an ottoman. Then, in case you get chilly, have a stock blanket at arms reach to cover yourself.

  1. Shut the Light Out

For clearer visibility, for your eye to receive and process the ray of light from the screen without interference, you will need to shut the light out.

Movie theaters practice this principle for the same reason. As for your living room, you not only switch off the light bulbs, but you also cover the windows.

If your typical curtain does not work, you may need to find the window covering that entirely blocks out the sun’s ray and the glare of the sunray.

If not correctly done, it can ruin your immersive movie experience. If you have colored LED light, you may leave those on. They help set the environment.

  1. Work on the Volume

Want a real movie theater experience? Then get good speakers. Movie theaters turn up the volume to get you into the spirit of the movie.

Good sounds from a good speaker make you feel like you’re involved in the film as you watch. You should seek the same experience in your living room.

If you do not want to invest in a permanent solution, an additional Bluetooth speaker, movie theater-quality speakers, or an old surround system will also do the trick. If all else fails, turn the volume way up.

  1. Prepare Snacks

What do you think is the best aspect of the movie theater experience? The snacks, of course! Snacking is also a crucial aspect of any good living room binge-watching experience.

When you’re hungry, it could lead to frequent pausing and extended activity. You can avoid this by ordering before the start of the movie to deal with the imminent hunger.

Popcorn, ice cream, chips, candy, pizza, etc. are snack ideas for a perfect movie experience. Also, place the snacks you’ve ordered within your arm’s reach.

Place them at an angle where you do not have to look away from your screen before picking them up. You do not want to lose some tangible session of your movie trying to pick snacks.

  1. Prepare a Space for a Post-film Chat

This step is not a compulsion. However, if you are not watching alone, you would need a space to discuss a little, after the movie experience, about the movie or anything in general.

This time, the lights are up, the curtains are drawn for sunlight, and you have some more refreshments as you discuss.

Final Words

You do not have to be at the movie theater to see your favorite movies. Your living room is enough. Follow these five tips and pretend you’re in a movie theater. You’ll get the same fantastic experience.