The Last Hunter starts off as one boy’s journey to find his inner warrior and survive, but from the summaries I’ve read in the later books, it becomes a world-changing story that has “Intense, action-packed blockbuster” written all over it.
Remember: You have the power not to see the movies or support them by giving them your ticket money. If you get enough people to join your cause, then perhaps boy wizards, sparkly vamps and starving hunters, will no longer darken your movie going experience.
Question: What is Sony 4K and D-Box? I saw them advertised at my local theater last night, but wasn’t sure exactly what they were. —Christine Orlando, FL
Answer: The technology of the cinema continues to move at the speed of light, and 4K and D-Box are but two examples.
Sony 4K is a high-end digital projection technology that utilizes over four thousand horizontal pixels, compared to only two thousand pixels for the average digital projector. There are two big advantages to Sony 4K: You can sit very close to the screen without the pixels blurring, and 3D viewing is enhanced thanks to the image being presented to both eyes at the same time, for a more natural 3D experience. (Standard digital 3D projectors present it to each eye separately.)
The best way for me to describe D-Box is to call it a movie and a ride rolled into one. Special movie seats are linked to a computer that generates motion effects programmed to match the onscreen action. More than nine hundred movie titles have the D-Box code embedded in them, for both theater and home viewing. Home viewing requires the purchase of a special theater style chair to experience the motion from the comfort of your living room.
Both new technologies will cost you a bit extra on your ticket price, but I for one can’t wait to see The Avengers in Sony 4K, Real 3D and D-Box. I have a feeling I’m going to be so immersed that I’ll be up fighting right there alongside of Captain America and Iron Man. Now, if they could add the heat of the lasers whizzing past my head, the feel of the rain drops on my skin, and a kiss from Scar-Jo on my lips, then I’d be willing to shell out some big bucks.
Get to it Sony — technology waits for no one!
Matthew Kaiser is a highly opinionated movie geek who lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and two pets. The Movie Matt-ers column appear every Monday on Daily Loaf. If you have a question for Movie Matt-ers, e-mail Matt at [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mwkaiser or on twitter at @mwkaiserlive.