Home Cinema DesignWritten by Matthew Seigneur
Home Cinemas are becoming increasingly popular, but if you decide to install one you must think carefully about home cinema design. What system you buy, what seating you decide on and how you arrange your speakers depends on many factors, such as viewer capacity you plan on having and size of room that will be home to your home theater.
The optimum setup for a home cinema design is to give it its own dedicated room. This allows you to position seating, speakers, display and equipment in best possible positions. Budget, however, will be your next consideration. You'll need at least a DVD or VHS player, a widescreen television set, an amplifier (preferably surround sound) and speakers. Make certain to leave room in your budget for cables and wiring as well.
You will also want to budget for interior design necessities such as seating, lighting, and acoustics. You will want best seating you can get for most comfort. Remember, you will be spending hours upon hours in seating watching movies, so they should be ergonomically correct and comfortable, but not to point where it would be easy to fall asleep in them. You will also want seating to be acoustically correct - they should have some sort of upholstery, without lots of exposed wood or metal parts. The seating also shouldn't have high backs, as this will affect viewer's experience of sound by blurring it.
Lighting is also important. Too much light and you will be dealing with glare off of a screen or a washed out projection. Hang thick, heavy curtains of black or a drab color over any windows, and install a folding door over any doorways. Make sure any lighting in your home theater design is controllable so it can be turned off and on when needed.
Movie Review - Shrek 2Written by Chris N. Fernando
The film opens with Shrek (voiced over by Mike Myers) and his beloved (now turned into an Ogre) Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) enjoying themselves on their honeymoon at sand-kissed beaches. Returning from their romantic idyll, Shrek and Princess Fiona are summoned by Fiona's parents, king (John Cleese) and queen (Julie Andrews) of "Kingdom Far, Far Away" (a fairy-tale version of Beverly Hills).
After much discussion, ogre couple finally decide to leave for celebration at "Kingdom Far, Far Away." Donkey also accompanies them with his whining and one-liner spouting all intact.
All along journey to "Kingdom Far, Far Away", you cannot resist but guffaw at nasty doings of Donkey. Once ogre couple reach kingdom for a homecoming celebration, Princess Fiona's parents are taken aback when they learn that their princess has married an ogre and become one, too (as always its parents who are last ones to find out).
That's when king summons a Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders) to eliminate Shrek and have his daughter Fiona married to Fairy Godmother's foppish son Prince Charming (Rupert Everett). The king also calls upon a famous yet cute little ogre hunter Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) for this task, but feline eventually joins forces with Shrek and Donkey.