Great Movie Moments Some All Time Favorites from the past couple decades

Great Movie Moments, a topic we could debate for days! There are so many different great moments from so many great flicks!  The other day I was perusing a recent article on the Top 10 Great Comic Movies on Blu-ray and the top ten moments that make us love them so much – http://www.hometheater.com/content/guts-and-glory-10-great-comic-book-movies-blu-ray

although since Iron Man is my favorite, I think Mr Stark should be #1 not #4 :) but I do agree with their pick from The Avengers too, go Hulk! :)

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This all got me thinking about other Great Movie Moments, my favorites and why we love them.

  • The action
  • The music
  • Maybe just the actors themselves
  • The story and how it captures us

We each have a different reason for our favorites. I have always been a movie “buff’ and our house proves it – we have close to 450 movies now on DVD/Bluray/Digital – and are slowly working on making the entire collection digital… but I digress… this is about our favorite great movie moments…well okay, my favorite great movie moments!

Being a child of the 80’s the movie that first grabbed me was Top Gun.  Yea, yea, say what you want but the opening flight deck sequence with Danger Zone blasting through the house got me every time. There are others, but that was always the favorite. (No wonder I married a guy in the Navy!)

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The 90’s it was The Matrix. I mean come on, how could you not get excited first for when we get to see Neo become The One and take down Agent Smith or at the end when Neo hangs up the phone and flies away?

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Now?  Well, I did just say Iron Man and by extension The Avengers are my favorites right? :)  Here are some very close seconds on my favorite list, and its an all encompassing list of all genres –

  • Transformers  – I really want Bumble Bee in my driveway, but my favorite moment is when Mikaela “insults” him and kicks them out of the car, then you see him come back as the drool worthy Camaro :)

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  • Pirates of the Carribean – Jack Sparrow totally rocks, but the first time you see Barbossa in the moonlight? Fantastic, and probably the beginning of my interest in CGI

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  • Oceans 11 – probably an odd addition to this list, but its my list :)…one of my favorite collaborations, but when they are all gathered at the fountain at the end, with Clair de Lune playing – I feel like im right there with them, the heist is over and we have millions of dollars :)

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  • Star Wars – Do I even need to go into detail? …didnt think so :)

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  • Singing in the Rain – again an odd addition! But I am beyond eclectic in my tastes… Gene Kelly dancing and skipping through puddles is just classic.

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  • Rock of Ages – a newer, odd, 80’s revival – some of my favorite music, but tell me you didnt sing along to Dont Stop Believing at the end and you’re lying :)

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There are plenty more, but this is a blog, not a book!

What do all these movies have in common though besides being on my favorites list?  They look amazing in my movie room!  It’s still in the finishing design processes – (meaning i have a lot of painting to do yet!) but even if its not a perfect room yet, any night is movie night in our house with our 100″ tensioned screen. Once you have kids your options for date night shrink down to “maybe we will get dinner” instead of dinner and a movie, so investing in our own home theater was definately a good call.

On a side note – this caught my eye the other day too – Acoustic Art! http://www.hometheater.com/content/acoustic-art  How much more fun would those Great Movie Moments be with acoustic panels of your favorite movie posters!…might have to contact them for a price quote :) … this could totally work for us!

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Thanks for reading through my ramblings today – its fitting that all I can think about is great movie moments today since we are finally having that date night and going to see Iron Man 3 :) I hope this makes you think of some of your favorites and the great movie moments you will never forget!

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Home Theater Pictures

Over the years we have received many pictures of completed Home Theater’s from our customers.

We love seeing pictures from our customers!  Its always fun to see the end result of a design process and to see how each unique space is used.

First, here are a couple of home theater pictures from previous customer JD and his home theater.  JD purchased the Epson 8700UB and one of our VApex Fixed Frame Screens. Here i really like how the screen itself is framed within the columns of their design.

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Next here are some home theater pictures from the Pierce Family who purchased the Epson 1080UB and an Elite Screen.  I personally like all the little touches to the room, especially the “step” to make the second row of seating higher.

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More to come, as we have tons of pictures from our customers and friends! :)

Missing the Epson 5010 and 5010E? They’re Back….

The ever popular Epson 5010 and 5010e are back!

The Epson 5010, one of the most popular home theater projectors of 2012, is back, fully refurbished by Epson and at a crazy low price!  For just $1699 you get the Epson 5010-R Projector, Free 2day Shipping and a Free Disney WoW Calibration Disc!

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The Epson 5010E combines everything you love from the 5010, but adds a Wireless HD Transmitter for your ultimate wireless home theater! For $1799 you get the Epson 5010E-R, Free 2day Shipping, a Disney WoW Calibration Disc and Two 6 foot HDMI Cables!

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In Stock and ready to be shipped to you! Have a tax refund to use?  Check out these deals and get them now!  By this time next week you could be watching your favorite movies in the comfort of your own living room, eaiting more then just popcorn!

Still need more convincing?  Not sure its right for you? Read previous reviews of the product from our friends at Projector Reviews here and then come back and buy one.  Remember these are fully refurbished by Epson, and come with the standard 2 year warranty.  For almost $1000 off the original price when they were brand new, you could have the home theater projector you’ve been dreaming of!

Outdoor Movie Night!

Are you sick of cold, cloudy or snowy days?  Well ready or not, spring is in the air! That means its time to start thinking about summer vacation!  (we’ve been thinking about fun in the sun since January though!) Whether you are already making plans for summer, or just starting to think about it, we have an idea for you.

What better way to spend an evening (or two or ten) then hosting outdoor movie night? And not just any movie night, movie night in your backyard!!!

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Visual Apex is here to help with one of our favorite products, our very own ProjectoScreen for portable and outdoor movie night use.  Setup is a breeze, as you will see in our video here:

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On sale now and with Free 2day shipping – pair it with a favorite projector like an Epson Moviemate 85HDEpson Home Cinema 750HDPanasonic PT-AE8000U or the new Optoma HD25!  Dont forget extra 3D Glasses too.

Do you need more reasons to get yours?  We didnt think so.

All you need now is a comfy seat (we’ve seen some cool ads for some cushy outdoor pillows!) and the popcorn… we’ll leave the movie decision up to you :)

Enjoy your outdoor movie night!

Overheard from some recent Customers…

We receive feedback both good and not good from customers every day.  But here are some recent comments that made us all grin a little :)

“I shopped all over, but found your package deals were still the best, so thats why I purchased from Visual Apex.”

“I went to a local store to purchase the Epson 5020UB but the service was more then lacking.  I went home and ordered from Visua Apex and all i can say is Wow! Thank you for the free shipping and great customer service, this is the only place I will go for future home theater needs.”

“Your website was very easy to navigate and find information.  The videos you have are great and helped me out a lot.”

“I am extremely happy with the service I received from you and your sales staff.  My rep know the industry and was knowledgable and answered all my questions.”

“I needed to call Customer Service a couple times with questions and they were very help and polite on the phone.  I would not go anywhere else for anything related to projectors.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.”

These are just a couple comments – but its always nice to hear that your customers are happy!  Keep the reviews and comments coming!