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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Jadagul » 16 Oct 2017, 20:36

Highway wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 20:26
Jadagul wrote:
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How do you clean them, and how hard is it?
Well, they're shiny plastic, and most of the stuff they get on them is earwax, so you really just wipe them off with a tissue after you use them. If you need to wash them, you can take the little attenuator cartridge out (it's a small button, like a collar button) and you can then wash them however you want. If you get the attenuator wet, you need to replace it.

Okay, thanks.

I got some non-molded ones and they talked about washing them after every use to prevent ear infections, and that was just such a pain, with having to take the cartridges out and then waiting for them to dry.

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Post by Warren » 16 Oct 2017, 20:45

I swear by these.
For some reason it's hard for me to get earplugs to seat properly in my ears. I can get the foam ones in right maybe one try in five. But these seat right the first time with just a push with my thumbs. Very convenient in an industrial setting where they hang on your neck when not in use and go on and off frequently.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Sandy » 17 Oct 2017, 01:55

I use the silicone putty ones. Cheap, have limited reusability, and are also flatter attenuation than the foam ones. I seem to have larger than normal ear canals, so the foam ones have gaps.

Worth a try before you go the custom route, though I imagine those are far more comfortable.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 31 Oct 2017, 15:16

In this case, more like what's old at the Bijou, but probably coming to a theater near you there will be a 75th anniversary showing of Casablanca on November 12th and 15th.

FWIW, I love Casablanca but I don't think it's a good picture, I think it's a great bad picture. (Something I'd also say about, say, The Third Man.) Anyway, should be fun.

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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by the innominate one » 01 Nov 2017, 21:43

Has anyone peeped Ingrid Goes West? I'm trying to decide between waiting for availability on Netflix, paying $10 or more at a not so local theatre, or just buying it for $15 on Google play. Or other. Is it good? Does it have rewatchability?
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by JD » 19 Dec 2017, 13:46

Last night I saw The Disaster Artist. It was really funny and did a great job of making Tommy Wiseau a tragicomic character. Minor gripe: Seth Rogen, you play the same damn character in every movie and it is not that interesting.

The movie was preceded by this spoof, which was pretty funny.
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Post by Warren » 19 Dec 2017, 15:19

It's a travesty of justice that Seth Rogen isn't working hourly.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 21 Dec 2017, 00:07

Saw an advance screening of Molly's Game this evening. Thumb's up!

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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 21 Dec 2017, 02:03

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 00:07
Saw an advance screening of Molly's Game this evening. Thumb's up!
*googles* Aww I was hoping it was about xtc.
0.05 seconds into the trailer and I'm out.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 21 Dec 2017, 04:45

Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 00:07
Saw an advance screening of Molly's Game this evening. Thumb's up!
*googles* Aww I was hoping it was about xtc.
0.05 seconds into the trailer and I'm out.
You and your Jessica Chasdisdain.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 21 Dec 2017, 10:21

lunchstealer wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 04:45
Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 00:07
Saw an advance screening of Molly's Game this evening. Thumb's up!
*googles* Aww I was hoping it was about xtc.
0.05 seconds into the trailer and I'm out.
You and your Jessica Chasdisdain.
Aar... Wait. Whot?
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 21 Dec 2017, 18:10

It's a Jessica Chastain feature, and at 0.5s into the trailer, that's about all you could know about it, so for the sake of my portmanthusiasm, I assumed that was your objection.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I forgot they plastered Sorkin all over the first 1.5s.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 21 Dec 2017, 19:45

lunchstealer wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 18:10
It's a Jessica Chastain feature, and at 0.5s into the trailer, that's about all you could know about it, so for the sake of my portmanthusiasm, I assumed that was your objection.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I forgot they plastered Sorkin all over the first 1.5s.
Roger roger. I read it as "Jessica Chase disdain", and I was all "who is Jessica Chase?"
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Ellie » 21 Dec 2017, 20:22

I am disappointed any time Aaron Sorkin pulls off a decent project, because I dearly love to see him being shit on.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 22 Dec 2017, 01:48

Ellie wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 20:22
I am disappointed any time Aaron Sorkin pulls off a decent project, because I dearly love to see him being shit on.
His movies at least are hit and miss.
After watching the full trailer, this one could go either way. Won't see it in the theater at any rate.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 22 Dec 2017, 02:50

Sorkin's a great writer. You don't like his politics? I'm there with you more often than not. But he's a great writer. That's not even conceivably debatable.

For that matter, I'm not sure what the hit on Jessica Chastain is. Again, her politics? Who cares? She's good in the movie. I don't know what she was in that she sucked in, but she's good in this movie.

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Post by lunchstealer » 22 Dec 2017, 05:29

No one is actually dissing Chastain. At her worst she’s doing well on a project she shouldn’t have taken. At her best she grabs your face and won’t let you look away for two hours.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Ellie » 22 Dec 2017, 18:24

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Dec 2017, 02:50
Sorkin's a great writer. You don't like his politics? I'm there with you more often than not. But he's a great writer. That's not even conceivably debatable.
It's not his politics qua politics (I don't agree with those, but that's true of everyone in Hollywood). It's just that he's so SMUG. I feel like he thinks every single thing he writes is the insightful, clever truth that poor stupid America is thirsting for, and he's the only one brave and talented enough to deliver it.

I'm not saying that's a logical reaction to his body of work, but I gotta be me.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Warren » 22 Dec 2017, 18:24

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Dec 2017, 02:50
Sorkin's a great writer. You don't like his politics? I'm there with you more often than not. But he's a great writer. That's not even conceivably debatable.

For that matter, I'm not sure what the hit on Jessica Chastain is. Again, her politics? Who cares? She's good in the movie. I don't know what she was in that she sucked in, but she's good in this movie.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by dead_elvis » 26 Dec 2017, 18:22

the innominate one wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 21:43
Has anyone peeped Ingrid Goes West? I'm trying to decide between waiting for availability on Netflix, paying $10 or more at a not so local theatre, or just buying it for $15 on Google play. Or other. Is it good? Does it have rewatchability?
Just watched last night. I was disappointed, but I can't say if that's because my expectations were high (and I wasn't really expecting what it was; I thought "aubrey plaza" means comedy, but it's really pretty awkward cringey depressing). I would describe it as a movie with its heart and ideas in the right place but poor fleshing out. Too much implausibility in the characters' behavior.

Warren wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 02:03
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 00:07
Saw an advance screening of Molly's Game this evening. Thumb's up!
*googles*
Had to google this as well- Molly Bloom? The flower of the mountain indeed.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by the innominate one » 26 Dec 2017, 21:33

Thanks, d_e.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 01 Jan 2018, 17:20

dead_elvis wrote:
26 Dec 2017, 18:22
I thought "aubrey plaza" means comedy, but it's really pretty awkward cringey depressing).
That actually seems appropriate for Aubrey Plaza.
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Post by dead_elvis » 17 Jan 2018, 16:32

Saw Shape of Water last night.

Entirely predictable, but it made up for it by being absurdly heavy handed. Noting that I recognized actors from both Take Shelter and A Serious Man, I spent most of the movie wishing that the people who wrote *those* movies had written this one.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by lunchstealer » 04 Feb 2018, 21:40

Aresen wrote:
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Saw Kubo and the Two Strings the other day. I highly recommend it just for the esthetics of the animation. I think it would be good for children. Much better than the usual 'pew-pew-bang-bang' stuff that is out there.
Finally got to see this the other day. Aside from McConnawhatsit being distractingly McConnawhatsit, it was very very good. Imaginative. Looks like they did a mix of practical stop-motion with computer animation such that I could never figure out which was which, and it has a completely different look than anything else I've seen. Refreshing change from Pixar. Not that Pixar is bad, but I'm glad someone is doing something different.
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Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Post by Highway » 04 Feb 2018, 22:42

lunchstealer wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 21:40
Aresen wrote:
25 Aug 2016, 10:45
Saw Kubo and the Two Strings the other day. I highly recommend it just for the esthetics of the animation. I think it would be good for children. Much better than the usual 'pew-pew-bang-bang' stuff that is out there.
Finally got to see this the other day. Aside from McConnawhatsit being distractingly McConnawhatsit, it was very very good. Imaginative. Looks like they did a mix of practical stop-motion with computer animation such that I could never figure out which was which, and it has a completely different look than anything else I've seen. Refreshing change from Pixar. Not that Pixar is bad, but I'm glad someone is doing something different.
I enjoyed it as well. And a lot of the thing with a specific non-realistic style like that is you can do it as CG without it being too obvious.
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