Sometimes you need to sit down on the couch and relax with a good movie. But perhaps you're not in the mood for the latest thriller... well you're in luck, because today we're sharing ten of our favorite must-see movies for design lovers. So grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a movie marathon that is sure to get your creative wheels turning.
There's something uniquely romantic about watching a movie outdoors. While drive-in theaters are uncommon these days, you can still experience a movie under the stars by setting up your own outdoor movie theater for a backyard movie night.
We've put together a list of everything you need for an amazing backyard movie night, from the best outdoor projector to the ultimate movie snacks. Once you have everything you need for your outdoor movie night, you'll be all set to make it a regular summer tradition.
It's summertime, which means bonus free time, if you're lucky. Going to the movies is a classic way to stay out of the sun while still having fun - the only issue is that outlandish price tag! I had quit going to the movies a few years back, because the cost of admission was higher than I was comfortable with. However, after learning different ways to obtain cheap movie tickets, and figuring out how to keep my costs low, I'm back to seeing flicks on the big screen. It's still a treat when I get to go, but it's not nearly as painful to my wallet. Keep reading for 12 ways to go to the movies for less.
As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!
Name that movie! And no peeking at the bottom corner. Designer Wonchan Lee has created an entire series of Pixar movie posters by simplifying each movie to one, memorable symbol. See if you can guess the rest.
After all the ruckus of Chirstmas is over and it's just you and your boo, or you and your kids, or just you snuggling under a blanket, there's no better way to unwind than firing up a Christmas movie. Wether you'll be streaming off the internets, visiting the movie rental store or channel surfing here are 25 Christmas movies to keep in mind. The Chicago Tribune dubs them the 'Top 25'.
- Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)
- Tim Burton's Nightmare...
On Halloween, after the candy has been handed out and the neighborhood settles into the witching hour, there's nothing better than cuddling under a warm blanket and watching a scary movie. Whether this means a trip to the video store or streaming on-line,
Photo Image: Dave Banks
Don't let these still, cool evenings of Fall go to waste sitting inside watching t.v. It would be way more fun sitting outside with some firepit action, smores and watching a movie with friends, even snuggling up in a blanket for a scary Halloween movie. GeekDad provides a step by step tutorial for backyard diy-ers who aren't quite ready to throw in the seasonal towel.
Have you heard? The latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, opens today, and Photojojo is celebrating in the most magical way. They show us how to make moving pictures, just like in The Daily Prophet. For you Muggles, that's the newspaper that serves as the vehicle for the Minestry of Magic to disseminate its agenda, which should not be confused with The Quibbler, the wizarding world's equivalent of The National Enquirer, which actually reports a factual story now and then. (TMI?) Anyhoo, the photographs in the newspapers move like short films that are on a loop. They're very cool, and now, thanks to jojo's tute, we can make them! This is what you'll need to do it:
No hard boiled detective worth his salt is without a frosted glass door declaring his name and profession.
Here's a recipe for making your own door frosting. Trilby, Trench Coat and Maltese Falcon are optional.
- object for frosting (cabinet with glass doors, mirror, hurricane globe, glass clip frames, door with glass inlay, etc.)
- glass cleaner
- razor blade
- painter's tape
- stencil brushes
Fan of impromptu drive-in theaters? Hardcore hometheater enthusiast? Shadow-puppet fanatic?
Then you need a big ol' screen on which you can project whatever feeds your need for eye candy.
Will O'Brien offers a how-to on creating your own large format screen- in 2.35:1!- from materials available at your local hardware store and fabric shop.
The first time I saw A Clockwork Orange (at 13), I was way too young: too young for the content, too young to understand the themes, or even the intricacies of the plot, and too young to recognize it as fine piece of filmmaking (with a remarkable Moog soundtrack). In fact, the only thing I could really appreciate was the insane postmodern interiors of the set décor...From the Korova Milk Bar to the internal shots of the homes to the wildly...