Prima Cinema Brings First-run Movies To Your Home

A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 29 CONNECT 13 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for.

Three Rivers Film Festival to unreel about 80 movies

"Brasslands," part of the 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival.

Click image to enlarge Tweet By Barbara Vancheri/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The 32nd Three Rivers Film Festival will open with four movies at four locations — the Waterworks Cinemas joins the fray this year — on Nov. 8. Roughly 80 films will be shown by the time the festival concludes Nov. 23. In addition to indie American cinema, sneak previews, documentaries, restored classics, critically acclaimed international films, competitive shorts and a new micro-cinema component, the event will feature visiting filmmakers, informal discussions and live music. As usual, the opening night films will bring festivalgoers together for a single party at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave. in Oakland starting at 9 p.m. Beer, wine and food will be served. The four films scheduled to open the festival, with each playing at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 8: “Brasslands,” a documentary about the world’s largest trumpet competition held in a tiny Serbian village, will be shown at Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave. Lungs Face Feet will provide live brass music before and after the movie and will join other roving musicians that night.

Prima Cinema server

It seems like every time I go, someone not only forgets to put their phone on silent, but actually answers it. At some point, I feel my Hulk-like rage will spill over and the result will be unpleasant. Not to mention that at $17+ dollars per ticket, I can wait a few months and watch it on Blu-ray for basically the same amount, on a screen not much smaller, in the comfort of my own home. Well, the Prima Cinema takes the wait out, letting you get movies at home while theyre still in the theater. If youre hoping for some sort of cheap, Apple Apple TV-sized box to stream movies from the Internet, youre out of luck. Its more like the Kaleidescape movie server , in that its a hard drive with a lot of copy protection. How It Works On built-in, encrypted hard drives, up to 50 2D or 3D movies can be stored. The player itself is made in the US and is rack-mountable. The separate fingerprint scanner (you read that right), has a die-cast aluminum chassis. The player connects to your display via HDMI. Movies are automatically downloaded, but you only pay for the movies you watch.