Marina Theater Sucks

Post by Mark

I just got home from Star Wars, its 12:30AM. Yeah the movie started at 12:00AM but it was such a fucked up experience. From what I saw of the movie though, it was looking REALLY good, like REALLY good, BUT the Marina Mall theater is just terrible.

The issue I had was with the sound. The first 15 minutes of the movie was this huge gigantic space battle with explosions and chaos non stop. The sound though was incredibly low and was coming out of the front speakers only. I swear I could hear the guy next to me eating his popcorn! I told Nat we should just leave, she suggested I should tell someone. So I did, I went up to one of the movie ushers and told him to raise the volume, he went and told some Kuwaiti guy who was sitting watching the movie with us. He went out and came back in a minute later but the sound was still the same. So I told Nat lets leave, I wasn’t going to watch the movie like this. So we got up and left, once we reached the main entrance where we got the tickets from, I saw a guy who looked like management, I asked him who I should I ask a refund from. He looked at the tickets and told me that once the tickets were cut that I couldn’t get a refund. He didn’t bother to ask why I wanted a refund or why I looked pissed and wanted to leave, nothing. So I proceeded to tell him that I paid KD5 to watch Star Wars and you can’t expect me to watch it in a theater where the sound system is lower then mine at home. I told him the sound is too low and I already complained about it and no one did anything. He told me that no one had told him about the sound, he assured me he would fix it and told me to go back to my seat. So I did. I got back inside, by now I had already missed a good chunk of the movie but I was like its ok, at-least the sound will get fixed. It never did! It didn’t get louder and it didn’t go into surround.

Finally we decided fuck the refund, lets just get out of here. If the movie when action packed was low and imagine how a normal scene would be. When I got back up to the main entrance, I took a feedback form, filled it in and dropped it in the feedback box. I don’t know if anyone will read it or care, but I just had to do it. Now I am back home, disappointed and pissed off. The Marina Mall cinema totally ruined my movie rush. I was planning to start booking tickets online and make this a weekly thing but now I don’t think I will since its just better off watching a movie at home on my sound system.

What did I learn today? Marina Mall theater is one of the worst I have ever been to, and that KD1 for a large popcorn at the cinema doesn’t seem expensive after passing by Starbucks first.

To read the letter I emailed to the people in charge click on more

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Star Wars Premier

Post by Mark

Who here is going to watch Star Wars tonight? I am going to the Marina Mall showing at 12:00AM.

Where is it playing tonight? Here is the list:

Marina 12:00 AM
Muhallab 12:15 AM
Al-Fanar 12:30 AM
Al-Kout 12:30 AM
Al-Sharqia 12:30 AM


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Baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind

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Ever wondered what happened to the baby from the Nirvana Nevermind album cover? I just found an article that has info on the baby, its a 14 year old kid now! [Link]


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OS X 10.4.1 Now Available

Post by Mark

The 10.4.1 Update delivers overall improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It includes improvements for:

– File sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
– Using DHCP in wireless networks
– User login when accessing LDAP and Active Directory servers
– Core graphics including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
– Synchronization with .Mac
– Address Book, iCal, Font Book, Mail, and Preview applications
– Widgets: Address Book, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, and World Clock
– Creating and burning disk images using Disk Utility
– Compatibility with third party applications and devices

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n301517


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16 Million Reserve Hot Sauce

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This post is dedicated to Nibaq since I know he likes hot sauce on everything. A guy in New Jersey named Blair Lazar who runs a company called Extreme Foods has just released a hot sauce that is reputed to be 30 times hotter than the spiciest pepper, the Red Savina from Mexico, and 8,000 times stronger than Tabasco sauce. Some medical experts believe that it could kill an asthmatic or hospitalise a user who touched his eyes or other sensitive parts of the anatomy. [Link]


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FireFox Mural

Post by Mark

A handful of Firefox friends from Oregon State University went and painted a huge Firefox mural in the middle of the campus quad. The thing is huge and looks really cool. Too bad its not permanent. [Link]


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Hidden Screen

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everybody loves raymond

I was watching Everybody Loves Raymond on my Tivo when a black screen with copy on it came on for a micro second and disappeared. So I paused the tivo and went back frame by frame to the black screen. I then took a picture of it and though I would share it with you. I love finding stuff like this.


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PS3

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Wow, the Playstation 3 is going to look cool. But whats up with their joypad?? [Link]


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GameWorks

Post by Mark

Just got a flyer from GameWorks with the following message:

Play all you can play in 1 hour for KD3.500 every night from 9PM to 11PM. Valid till May 31st.

KD3.5 doesnt sound bad. Probably will try it tomorrow night before starwars.


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Tang Chao – Before [Day 184]

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tang chao

As I promised, here is an example of a picture of the day before post processing. Here is the post on miskan.com with the picture post processed. I still need to post a guide on good post processing but I have been really busy.


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