Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Immortals D-Box Experience

We don't go to the movie theater often. No time, too expensive and well, we subscribe to Netflix, so when we decided to go the movies the other night, it was a toss-up between Immortals and Breaking Dawn.

I knew my husband really didn't want to sit through another Twilight movie, so we picked the one with promises of lots of action.  

Besides, Immortals was produced by the same producers of the cool movie "300" with Gerard Butler.

Yes, the same Gerard Butler that makes my heart go thump, pound, skip, and thump thump and my knees turn to jello. 

So, I figured, hey, Immortals has to be good too, right?
 More about that later.

When we went to purchase our tickets, we were asked if we wanted D-Box seats. What's the D-Box?
Good question. D-Box is a high-technology motion system in the entertainment industry. Did that help?


Here's the official definition from the D-Box company profile:

D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge high-technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, « D-BOX Motion Code™ » uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV series or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic immersive experience. To date, D-BOX Motion Code™ is available on more than 900 titles. Accordingly, many prominent Hollywood studios have started embedding D-BOX Motion Code™ on many Blu-ray™ format and theatrical releases. By reaching agreements with the leaders of both the motion picture and gaming industries, D-BOX’s award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard in the entertainment world. 

D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX (Canada) exchange under the symbol DBO. 

D-BOX® is a registered trademark and D-BOX Motion Code™ is a trademark of D-BOX Technologies Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

In simpler terms, similar to the "Star Wars" ride at Disneyland© where the seat moves with what's happening in the picture to make you feel as if you are actually in the movie. Got it? Not yet? Here's an interesting video.

Always up for a new adventure, we went for the "motion" seats. Haha. Motion we got. In fact, I wasn't really prepared for the sudden jolt the seat gave me before the movie even started and I actually let out a shocked, short little scream followed by a little embarrassing giggle.

Every time there was a punch, our seats vibrated and swayed. Every time someone got stabbed with a sword, our seats vibrated and swayed. Every time the scene panned in and out, our seats swayed along with the vision. This was a fantasy movie that promised a lot of action along with a little romance and as I realized the hero and heroine were going to "hook up" I began to wonder if my seat would vibrate along with their love scene. Anyway, I was a bit disappointed when my seat remained perfection still while Theseus, played by Henry Cavill, drove hard into Phaedra, played by Freida Pinto. What does that say about me? Never mind.

So how was the movie? I know I promised more about the movie, but, well, Henry Cavill is a gorgeous guy, but it takes more than a gorgeous guy to make a movie good. That's really all I can say about Immortals. The D-Box experience was interesting. I don't know if I would pay the extra $$$ again unless it was a  movie with car chase scenes or some something like that, but then, that might make me a little dizzy. 

Guess we should have gone to see the new Twilight movie instead.  J

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Baby Has A Baby

My youngest child, now a wonderful man, now has a son of his own. Lukas James Hamilton was born at 2:24 am, November 17, 2011, weighing in at 7 pounds and 19.5 inches. I hear he has a lot of brown hair.

Picture to follow soon.

 My son, Michael, a fire fighter in the U.S. Army and his wife, Stephanie, are stationed in Germany. So, at 2:24 a.m., November 17th, Weiden, Germany time, and if I did my calculations correctly, it was 5:24 pm, November 16th, here in California, which could mean that our little Lukas could technically have two birthday dates.

Well, I suppose that’s possible for just about everyone, no matter where they are. And since Lukas was conceived there in Germany, November 17th is his birthday. But I have to wonder, if he had been conceived here in California, and born in Germany, then I would just have to celebrate his birth two days in a row each year, starting on November 16th.You know, I just might to that anyway. J

Welcome to the world, my newest Grand Angel, Lukas James Hamilton!!!!