Going to (almost) see “Avatar: The Way of Water” today…

Decision. For the first time in 22 months, I said to myself, “I am going to the movies today.” During the COVID pandemic, I admit that I’ve become a bit of a germaphobe. After buying a digital projector in 2020, I’ve also settled into the habit of streaming/watching movies primarily at home. With a 7…

Preparing to meet thy “Dune”; how and why I’m seeing it at home, too…

Dune It Yourself. The highly anticipated “Dune” adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival”) is out in theaters today, and it is also being streamed until November 21st on HBOMax (no extra fees or codes needed beyond an existing HBOMax subscription). With the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus still wreaking havoc…

Experiencing “Black Widow” (2021) at our ad-hoc home movie theater…

Our Pandemic Movie Theater. As I already mentioned in a previous column I did last year (“At-home projection: How I learned to love my movie collection all over again…“), the COVID pandemic put the kibosh on movie attendance for me—and going to the movies was once a favorite pastime of mine. However, a safely-masked visit…