Apparently, there are new ways to watch movies


The Wall Street Journal has a quick little summary of some of the new ways you’ll be watching movies. Many, if not all of them, are already familiar to us here: BD-Live, watching movies on your iPhone then moving them to your TV, kiosks at Blockbuster that burn burn movies to discs, etc.

Laughably, there’s also a mention of movie theaters’ attempts to draw people to their theaters. Apparently they’re trying to get people back to the theaters by classing them up a bit: fancy drinks (instead of soda) and upscale entertainment (“tinkling pianos in the lobby”). Never mind that the people who would appreciate such luxury already have tremendous home theaters.

Nothing too crazy, though. Y’all are already up to speed for the most part. Besides, we all know the best way to watch movies is to grab ’em off Usenet then use a long HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV.