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16 Struggles That Are All Too Real For Movie Buffs

The struggle is reel. Make sure your PC can handle the lights, camera, and action.

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1. First of all, you can't just "play a movie in the background." You're physically compelled to watch it.

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To not watch it would be a disservice.

2. You're the only one in your friend group who winces when the aspect ratio is completely wrong...

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Pan and scam, amirite?

3. ...and understands the difference between a film print and a digital projection.

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Be honest, you prefer one over the other.

4. When a new video format rolls around, you're the one who suffers the most.

But hey, some things are only available on VHS and LaserDisc.
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But hey, some things are only available on VHS and LaserDisc.

5. It's particularly painful when a masterpiece of cinema comes with atrocious cover art and menus.

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6. There's nothing worse than when somebody flips on the lights at the most dramatic part of the story...

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RUDE.

7. ...except maybe when someone uses their phone in a darkened theater. AT FULL BRIGHTNESS.

😡 😡 😡
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😡 😡 😡

8. Three words: obnoxious popcorn chewing.

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"Did I say you could have some?"

9. Nobody wants to go with you to classic film screenings because they're in black and white...

For them, Classical Hollywood cinema is a movie from the '90s.
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For them, Classical Hollywood cinema is a movie from the '90s.

10. ...or foreign films because then they "have to read." So you're all like:

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It's their loss, tbh.

11. There's the risk of becoming invested in a franchise, only to have a new installment retcon your favorite sequels.

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AKA every series reboot.

12. Your Blu-rays and DVDs MUST be organized in some way — usually by director, year, or genre.

It's stuff like this that makes your eye twitch, though.
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It's stuff like this that makes your eye twitch, though.

13. When your friends ask what you're listening to, it's a struggle to name something that's not a soundtrack.

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The Boston Pops count as a band, right?

14. Deciding what to watch on your DVR is a daily dilemma.

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What's worse is cutting something to make room for another. 😰

15. Intelligent discussion about a film is pretty much impossible on the internet.

Compelling argument found in @imcorinnemec's IMDb message board.

Seriously, try it sometime.

16. Finally, there's the never-ending process of building the home theater of your dreams.

It's always one step away from being perfect.
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It's always one step away from being perfect.

Now you can screen your collection wirelessly in glorious 4K resolution, thanks to the all-new 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor.