JEFBOT.490_I Screened a Screen(er)on January 25, 2013 at 12:06 am
Yes, it’s awards season again and we’ve seen jefbot in the midst of watching screeners for the SAG Awards before. It seems with each passing year the physical screeners come less and less often yet the digital screeners have more or less taken up the slack. Most of the time this is just fine by me, as many of these come as a code to be redeemed on iTunes, which makes watching them on my Apple TV in HD with Surround Sound pretty optimal short of seeing them in an actual theater. Some screeners, however, are only available for view on specific websites, which makes watching them decidedly less optimal; I really don’t want to be watching something as beautifully shot as The Master for over two hours on my laptop. (Or worse, on my phone, as in today’s strip.) First World Problems, to be sure, but since I’m fortunate enough to be in the Screen Actor’s Guild and lucky enough to be getting these screeners, I thought I’d share.
You know that new merch I mentioned last time? Ran into some hurdles but still working on it. Details for sure this weekend!
WOOHOO. LET THERE BE SHADES.
woo! congrats, man. you just achieved the Shades of Firsting! wear them well: these play SAG-nominated movies in high-def right on the lenses:
where’s the Ipad dude? You know us old people have vision problem.
yeah, an iPad woulda been a bit more helpful, jf#300!
I blame my school for missing The Shades. The wifi is horrible.
I actually watch youtube videos on my tiny phone, but usually during the night. Havent seen Les Mis, not a big fan of musicals.
school’s a great excuse for missing the Shades, DAS! and Les Mis was pretty good. some questionable directing and casting in it, but overall i dug it.
I rarely watch things on my iPhone.. Except for when people send me a YouTube video, or when I missed episodes of a program I can’t find on Hulu or on amazon.. To be fair rarely isn’t correct, since I wake up to about 10 YouTube videos sent to me every night.
One of my best friends lives in England, so she wakes up and decides to watch every thing on the Internet. She then decides that I should also watch everything on the Internet. The problem is, I am so polite that I can’t fake watching them so I have to watch all of them.
I need to stop the madness
when i first got my iPhone i used to watch stuff on it all the time, Satoshieyes. now i rarely use it for videos unless – like you – someone sends me a link that i have to look up right then. not sure if the iPad spoiled me or the novelty just wore off. needless to say, i haven’t actually watched (or made my mom watch) any of the screeners on my iPhone. (yet.)
I put the entire Star Wars Trilogy on my iPod classic. Not because I wanted to watch it on a 2 inch screen, I did it just because I could. 😉
ha! i did the same thing when i had a Treo, Bill Murphy, and the screen on that thing and the video player were not optimal, to say the least. still, i did it ‘cuz i could! (and to show off to friends.) 🙂
Watching movies on a phone is a good idea in theory, but in reality it kind of sucks. I used to download TV shows I had missed and tried to watch them on my phone and it was just annoying, thank goodness for the iPad which filled the gap.
yeah, once i started watching tv shows and movies on the iPad i was hooked, TPC. was watching so much in bed it was interfering with sleep! had to curb that. 😛
I’m totally with you on that. Some movies were made to be seen in the theater, and even seeing them on a TV is a major disappointment. I can’t imagine watching *anything* on my phone. I’d have to be really desperate.
I love your mom’s expression. 😀
yeah, i try and see all the “big” movies in the theater, Shanna. (actually, most of the little ones, too. heheh.) and i really can’t bring myself to watch much on my phone, but i have a friend who swears by it! he reads and watches all his shows on his phone. i don’t get it. 😛
and glad you liked Mombot’s expression!
Wow. What a screen.
heh. yeah, if it could only project itself about 60″ bigger on the wall and had simulated surround sound, Anime fan. 🙂
At least on the iPhone you have the retina display so it still looks pretty even if its tiny. (:
that’s something i never thought i’d hear you say, Dj! (but it’s true. heheh.) 😉
Shhh don’t tell my old droid.
Also just saw the P! button on bot’s backpack. FLCL?
yup, good catch! i’ve had that sticker forever but not sure if i ever put it in the comic.
I laughed so much on the last panel! That is the exact same face my mom does when I show her something on the phone or even laptop! I guess her eyes are not suited for this multiple type of screens era.
On another note, what is so good about joining the SAG, also can anyone join?
glad you (and your mom) can relate, Nicobot! my mom does have an iPhone but it’s more suited to her playing Bejeweled than watching Bones on it. heheh.
and SAG (the Screen Actor’s Guild) is good for joining if you’re an actor as it guarantees certain wages and provides insurance, among other things. i’m not sure what the requirements are to get in anymore, but it wasn’t easy when i was starting out. (although i lucked into getting my membership early on!)
I have on occasion watched shows on my iPhone, and wasn’t that bad really.
i used to do more watching on my iPhone and PSP, 52pickup, but haven’t in a while. probably cuz i have more access to my TV and iPad lately, and just haven’t had the time when i’m out and about. 🙂
Hilarious! I guess that’s the future?.?.? I don’t mind watching a movie on my iphone if I’m traveling… But the download stops there!
and even when traveling i try and use my iPad so my cellphone’s not all out of power when i get to my destination, FunnyShaffer!
You’re part of the screen actors guild? That’s pretty cool.
thanks, GB! it is pretty cool for the most part. 😀
So, through the wonders of modern technology, “larger than life” -> “almost big enough to see”.
heh. yep, that about sums it up, Stonefoot.
yo, i know its totally random but if there is ever a comic con in alabama, u gotta set up a booth there, itd be awsome lol
i’m always looking for new comic-cons, copper490, so if one comes up that makes sense, i’ll do it! 😀
I think Mombot is going to come after Jefbot with a vengeance. As soon as the movie finishes, of course.
of course, if Mombot comes after him now, she could have that screen all to herself, Maryz. ;D
I didn’t like Netflix on my phone much. Sure I could entertain myself at work with it, but it just doesn’t do the movies justice. *shrug*
Alas I sold my Android. Not to upset really. One less connection to my addictions. xD
getting rid of addictions is what i’m trying to do, too, TCG! and yeah, it seems like NetFlix is everywhere nowadays but i rarely use it on any device that isn’t connected to my TV! haven’t used it on my iPhone/3DS/Archos in forever (although sometimes i’ll boot it up on my iPad).
I don’t mind movie watching on my laptop, and should I get a tablet anytime soon I wouldn’t mind that, granted I’ll probably splurge for a 10 incher (that’s what she said). Still need to get Netflix going again but that requires more attention to bill detail. :O
I download movies from YouTube and watch them either on my iPad or on my TV, depending on the length and format. (I have a DVD player that can also play video from a thumb-drive or external hard drive.) Generally, if I like them I’ll try to buy a physical copy (DVD) so that I have a back-up for the digital version.
that’s cool that you have a DVD player that can play off thumb-drives, r61! and my DVD/Blu-ray buying has decreased like, 90% recently. probably due to services like Netflix/Hulu/Amazon.
The house Christmas gift this year was a 44-inch flatscreen and a Blu-ray player — quite a change from the 32-inch NON-flat set and elderly DVD player we’ve been squinting and cursing at for longer than I’d like to admit.
But I’ll tell you . . . it’s odd to see LOTR, The Losers, the Avengers, and RocknRolla as if they were filmed by a hand-held. The quality is so good, it actually looks cheap to me — I’m too close to the movie magic, now, and I can almost see the man behind the curtain . . .
Time to learn a new normal, I guess.
But meanwhile, a group of us are going to see Hansel & Gretel tonight, because it’s supposed to be an unashamedly bad movie, and I LOVE those.
ooh, that’s a nice house gift, Sarah W, and quite the upgrade! and, yeah – these images are getting so good now, it does make it easier to see the flaws. i remember when i first got an HDTV, the local news looked SO bad cuz you could see all the makeup on the anchors! ugh. you might want to turn down the refresh rate or smoothing a bit, as that really makes things look more like video cuz they’re so fluid. i have my settings about halfway as i kinda like the effect but my friends hate it.
Les Mis is such a rage wherever I go! Honestly I want to see what the hype’s all about, but then I don’t think I’d like crying at the end of movies…
Not a very fun experience, especially with friends who “are too man to cry” which makes the teary-eyed guy the most awkward one in the room. :/
I do agree I’d prefer watching it on a big TV, but what’s really annoying is when you’re on a computer. Eventually you will get cramps on your behind. ಠnಠ
I never understood how Netflix worked though… you rent movies?
MOMBOT’S EXPRESSION– very very VERY common with my own mom too.
Les Mis is definitely worth seeing, ROM! it’s not the greatest, but most of the actors (especially Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman) give it their all and there were some awesome set pieces. yeah, you might shed a tear or two – but GO FOR IT! heheh. i kinda dig it if a movie can move me to tears. 😀
i rarely rent movies but it’s becoming more and more common as a lot of good stuff is going direct-to-download these days!
and glad you could relate to Mombot’s expression. *shiver*
I love Mombot’s face in the last panel. Your mom would definitely walk out after 2min. Ah I meant to tell you I saw Les Mis! You were right. Russell Crowe was not my favorite, was really happy with Hugh Jackman though.
yeah, i don’t think Mombot in the strip will watch that movie on bot’s iPhone for too much longer either, Nat. 😉
glad you saw Les Mis! yeah, Russell Crowe just seemed very awkward, like he didn’t want to be there. and his vocals weren’t awesome, especially when compared to his cast-mates and the Broadway recordings.
Ha!-larious! I’m sure we can all relate.