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  1. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Still around - it's been crazy this year. I sold my house and moved to a rental temporarily. Now I am preparing to buy a different place in Pflugerville and get the theater set up again...
  2. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    An update: Though Jonathan Atkins will be away from home for a few hours this evening, I have arranged to meet him at his place before he leaves. If you are planning on going to his place, you can show up any time after 6:30PM. Jonathan will be back at about 9:30PM, and then we can all...
  3. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Looks like everyone's busy, so I am cancelling tonight's "Two Towers" screening. Maybe we can try for a "Return of the King" director's cut screening in about a week. Who can make it next Monday (12/20) or Tuesday (12/21)?
  4. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Is there still any interest in the Monday movie night or not? If Monday doesn't work for anyone, perhaps we should reschedule it. Let me know...
  5. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    At long last, a movie night!!! (And also a possible job opportunity for someone...) I took advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend to get my house cleaned up. With the release of the "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" director's cut, I am going to screen the director's cut "Lord of the...
  6. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Scott - I already have other commitments on the 25th, so I can't make it to Jonathan's place. But once I get my stuff I'll have to take a turn hosting a poker game. Maybe if the new guys always win I'll actually get some DVD money... :)
  7. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I found a set similar to what Chad bought and Nils posted about earlier: 500 11.5g suited chips for $120. This seller usually offers them for direct purchase (off their Web site) for more like $160. They also had a special on free shipping for an additional item, so I added a poker table top...
  8. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I think what Mark (and possibly Jonathan) said was: dts can be full-bitrate or half-bitrate. The half-bitrate variety can yield inferior sound compared to Dolby Digital at higher bitrates (448Kbps or 640Kbps). Given that the DVD we saw last night appeared to be a 'rough draft' of the...
  9. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    MOVIE NIGHT!!! Nils got his hands on a DVD of "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," and I'm screening it at my place at 7:00 this evening (Saturday, July 12). If you can come, just show up. I will have some beer, soda, and snacks, but if you want anything unique or specific, bring it...
  10. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Jonathan - My recommendation is: Get 5 DVDs of movies you love. If you want to build a 'serious' film collection, get a fistful of Criterion titles, or pick 5 you like from the AFI 100 list. (I know some have debated inclusions and ommissions of the AFI list, but it looks to me to be a solid...
  11. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    The "Two Towers" screening won't be before the weekend. I'm thinking maybe Saturday afternoon, starting around 2-3?
  12. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    No one's gone for the obvious caption yet... Got milk? And then when that guy "grazes" the trees at the edge of the slope and falls down ("has a yard sale")... Udder failure!
  13. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils - I'm busy all weekend, so it would be the middle of next week before I could host a screening. But I could do a "Two Towers" screeening say next Tuesday evening (July 8).
  14. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils - you've got mail.
  15. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Movie Night! Sorry about the short notice, but this came together quickly. I am having some co-workers over to see Link Removed this evening (Wednesday, June 4), starting around 6PM. If you'd also like to join in the fun, send me an E-mail if you need directions.
  16. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'm still trying to come up with a name for my theater. Nils recommended "The Domino Room" because of the stark contrast between black furniture and white (really a very light beige) walls/carpet. But I plan to do some things with trim/mouldings and darker paint, so that name may not stick...
  17. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Over in the meet thread I am suggesting a date of May 17 or 31 for the actual meet. Lots of people can't make May 10. May 24 is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
  18. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    James - you were on the list, but under an old (expired?) E-mail address. I've updated the list, so you're back on...
  19. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Cable modem is many, many times better than DSL. In particular, SBC Communications has royally screwed up with business and residential DSL services lately. My boss had DSL through jump.net. That service got transferred to Southwestern Bell about two months ago. Then last weekend, for no...
  20. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Being an audiophile and videophile goes hand-in-hand. Once you've elevated your standards for realistic reproduction of sound, it's easy to carry over those high standards for reproduction of images...
  21. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I will be hosting a sci-fi movie night on Thursday, February 6, at my place, starting at 6:30PM. Plans are for a double-feature of Link Removed and Link Removed. If you need directions to my place, please send me private E-mail. Please RSVP in this thread or in E-mail to me so I know how many...
  22. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Cody - I tentatively plan on being at the meet on Sunday, February 2. I may be a little bit late, but don't wait up for me - just start the movie whenever you plan. On a different note, a recommendation: Take your address/directions out of your post. I'm not aware of any instances where...
  23. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I have "Gattaca" and "Cube," so I will host the evening featuring those two films. I'll shoot for some time next week (after the dust settles from the big meet!).
  24. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'd like to revive the sci-fi movie night series. Three films from my collection that I'd recommend: "Gattaca," "Pi," and "Cube" (which I bought at Greg Risley's suggestion). Probably can't host until after the big meet on the 25th though...
  25. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Rhonda Lynn - Nils's wife Linda is back in town, so the "guy movie" series is now over. I don't know if anyone will host a movie night this coming week, but the big home theater meet is coming up on January 25... I'll put you on my E-mail list for future HTF meet announcements.
  26. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hank - You forgot to mention the circumstances in which I beat you in the car racing game... :)
  27. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils - If you're buying tickets, could you get me one? I didn't make it over there on Monday as I had hoped to do...
  28. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Due to my shifting schedule, it now looks like I can make it on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Wednesday and Thursday are more doubtful. If my Wed. work goes well, I may be able to come by around 8-8:30 that evening. Thursday may be similar ... if a bunch of server upgrades start at 5 and go...
  29. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hank - "The Wild Bunch" is out on DVD, and I have it. If we decide on seeing it, I'll bring it. I can be there Thursday and Friday evenings. Wednesday is definitely out (work :frowning:). Tuesday evening is questionable (more work). As for a movie, I suggest Ronin. This is a taut...
  30. Colin Dunn

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Ian - I have wanted to see "Signs," so count me in for the Thursday movie night...
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