Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Best Home Theater Accessories

A new 65’’ tv, speakers, or subwoofer may be some of the most thrilling pieces of equipment to purchase for your home theater, but adding some quality accessories truly completes a system. The new year means the chance to take your home theater to the next level. Here are the accessories trending in 2018, but more importantly, the ones built to last. 

Light Up Cup Holder



The light up cup holder is proof that it’s truly the little things that count when it comes to creating an epic home theater. Nothing puts a damper on movie watching quite like fumbling around for a spot to set your drink, or worse, spilling it. This little seat accessory available in the Seatcraft Excalibur will take your cinema experience from easy to effortless in a big way. Its stainless steel, easy to clean, and topped off with a soft ambient glow ensuring the only thing distracting you is the big screen.





The universal neck pillow is likely the one home theater accessory you never knew you always needed. Leave shifting, straining, and slinking in 2017, not your seat. It fits almost any seat, drapes over the back, and provides extended support. If you’re ready to move into your most relaxed position, this easy to adjust pillow is strongly advised. 





Nothing says “Hear (and feel) me roar, 2018” like the groundbreaking SoundShaker. Whether hosting a movie night, watching the big game, or gaming, you’ll be fully immersed in every bit of the action without ever leaving your seat. This system is not only powerful and innovative, it’s easy to set up. Once you’ve felt this tech savvy simulation, your senses will never settle for less and your guests will be delighted you didn’t.






We all know atmosphere is everything. When in need of a break from “adulting,” we sometimes like to have a little wine as well. Whether having a romantic evening or simply relaxing, you’ll need a place for your glass. The wine glass caddy elevates any home theater from standard to stylish in an instant. With it’s 360 degree rotation and no spill hook, you’ll be able to fit any glass with ease. Let us also mention that it’s incredibly sturdy.





Speaking of places to plop things down, no home theater is complete without one of these. Whether you’re looking for a perch for your phone, universal remote, or popcorn, you’ll be fully equipped with the much needed space to do so. While it’s always within reach, the sleek swivel design allows you to move it out of the way, really recline, and never worry again about all the things you once dropped between the seats.





One of the most crucial assets for any home theater is having the freedom to do whatever you want with ease. In 2018, your tablet not only allows you to sync up and control what’s in front of you, it provides an escape while the kids watch their favorite movie for the fifteenth time. However, holding it can feel like a chore after a while. Having an adjustable tablet holder allows you to keep up with your emails and still kick back, hands free. 

Wireless Headphones




Great sound is key. This includes blocking out all the noises that aren’t invited into your home theater. Hearing only the things you want is as important as hearing them clearly, and in this case, cordlessly. The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There’s a wide variety of options that provide a sound full/sound proof experience without breaking the budget. 

If you’re looking for crisp sound and a super comfy feel, the Artiste ADH300 might be the way to go. But if you’re still not sure how much you’d like to spend or what exactly you’re looking for, Ideas in Life has created a line of extremely affordable 6-in-1 wireless headphones that are definitely worth a try.

Universal Remote


Another “smart” way to get the most out of your home theater is to invest in this multifaceted gadget. Take the effort out of entertaining, have complete control, and stay in your seat. The latest universal remotes are easy to manage and compatible with almost every device out there. 

The Logitech Harmony 350 is definitely a top pick for 2018. It’s just as versatile as many of the high end models, able to sync with your phone and access every inch of your home theater, but for about half the price. 

Another economical yet tech savvy option is the Anymote. It converts almost any Android into a universal remote. The settings are easy to access and even easier to navigate. 

Having a one of kind home theater means combining the latest technology with all those little touches that make it your own. With these easy upgrades, you’ll wow your guests, minimize set up time, and take the pressure off your hosting duties. Maybe you’re ready to clean up the clutter with swivel trays or feel the intense impact of each explosion with the SoundShaker. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s no time like the present to step, or in this case, take a seat, with the future of home entertainment with 4Seating.com.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

13 Movie Snacks From Around The Globe

Popcorn, candy bars, and nachos are always the standard for movie snacks, but what about something different for this next movie night? For an exciting and adventurous change of pace, try spicing up the snacks with a variety of unique treats from around the world. Some may seem simple enough while others may shock you, but no need to worry! These snacks have been tested and approved by millions of movie fanatics around the globe. So sit back in your favorite Seatcraft chair and try the most popular movie go-tos from around the world.

1. United Kingdom- Sugared Popcorn



The UK puts a subtle twist on a classic movie snack favorite. While North American movie theaters serve salt and butter drenched popcorn, British cinemas are drizzling a sugar and caramelized concoction over their popcorn to curve the sweet tooth in any film lover. For those lacking a sugar craving, traditional buttery popcorn is typically offered as well.

2. Colombia- Roasted Ants



Grab your bucket, head to the snack counter, and fill up on a warm serving of… roasted ants? That’s right. In South American countries, such as Colombia, movie fanatics snack on roasted ants that are often crunchy and sometimes come with a spicy kick. This high protein snack is even considered a delicacy in some parts of South America.

3. The Netherlands- Salted Licorice


Since the average Dutch citizen consumes four pounds of licorice per year, it may not come as a surprise that salty licorice is one of top movie treats in the Netherlands. While North Americans may know black licorice as typically sweet, the Nordic countries prefer to add salt to create a more tongue-tingling snack.

4. South Korea- Dried Cuttlefish


Dried cuttlefish is a dish similar to squid but is considered to be more meaty and is often served shredded. Cuttlefish is packaged and offered at most Korean concession stands along with popcorn, so movie goers can experience the delicious combination of both crunchy and chewy snacks.

5. India- Samosas



Bollywood’s many popular films over the years have made going to the movies a favorite leisurely activity in India. Samosas are a typical snack for the millions of Indians that enjoy going to see the latest film. After being filled with mashed potatoes, peas, and spices, samosas are deep fried and served up across South Asian movie theaters.

6. Greece- Souvlaki


Hot summers in Greece create a great opportunity for the many popular open-air theaters to welcome their guests and serve up the savory Greek favorite, souvlaki. Souvlaki is a flavored meat (typically lamb or beef) skewered with a stick and often accompanied by roasted veggies.

7. Lithuania- Kvas


Originally from Russia, Kvas is a non-alcoholic beverage similar to beer that is enjoyed in Lithuanian movie theaters. To make this popular movie beverage, hot water is poured over a cube of rye bread and then fermented in a wooden barrel with mint.

8. Spain- Calimocho



In Spain, Calimocho is a mix of red wine and Coca-Cola, or any favorite soda, and is often enjoyed in the theater. So sit back, relax, put the calimocho in a no-spill wine caddy, and enjoy the next big Blockbuster.

9. Norway- Dried Reindeer Meat


Low-fat and high-protein, dried reindeer meat has become a staple in the snowmobile drive-in theaters of Norway. This jerky meat is especially popular in Kautokeino, Norway where there is a movie theater made entirely of snow, including a snow screen!

10. China- Salted Dried Plums


In China, plums are dried, heavily pickled, and then salted for a tart snack sold at most concession stands. While considered an acquired taste, it is widely enjoyed by millions of movie goers across China.

11. Russia- Beluga Caviar




Beluga caviar is often a large selling point for many Russian movie theaters. VIP attendees can enjoy this exclusive dish made out of the eggs (or roe) of the beluga sturgeon in their favorite Moscow theater. It is known as one of the top black caviar in the world.

12. Japan- Dried Sardines

Often called iwashi senbei, dried sardines are a traditional Japanese snack. Leaving on the skeleton, these tiny fish are baked with soy sauce and sugar to create a salty sweet treat.

13. Barbados- Fish Cakes



These fried balls of fish are famous with street vendors across Barbados. It is common to see these fried snack in the many open-air theaters across the island. Locals pair them with a bottle of Banks Beer and are ready to enjoy a night at the movies.

No matter where you are in the world, going to the movies is a cherished pastime. Whether you’re staying at home in the comfort of your Seatcraft theater seating or attending your favorite theater, don’t forget to bring a bucket to fill up on popcorn… or maybe even some fried ants.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New Streaming Releases in January 2018



While there are some recognizable titles leaving the TV screen this New Year, many classics as well as some new favorites are joining the streaming giants. Here is what is coming and going from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime for the month of January:

What’s Coming?

Available January 1st

Netflix

10,000 B.C.
30 Days of Night
Age Of Shadows
AlphaGo
America's Sweethearts
Apollo 13
Batman
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bring It On
Bring It On Again
Bring It On: All or Nothing
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Caddyshack
Chef & My Fridge: 2017
Defiance
Definitely, Maybe
Eastsiders: Season 3
Furry Vengeance
Glace: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
King Kong
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
License to Wed
Like Water for Chocolate
Love Actually
Lovesick: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Maddman: The Steve Madden Story
Marie Antoinette
Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World
Midnight in Paris
Monsters vs. Aliens
National Treasure
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Stardust
Strictly Ballroom
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The First Time
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
The Italian Job
The Lovely Bones
The Shawshank Redemption
The Truman Show
The Vault
Training Day
Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable
Troy
Wedding Crashers
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Amazon
The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (Amazon original)
All is Lost
American Ninja
Assassination
Avenging Force
Babel
Baby Mama's Club
Black Rain
Brothers
Burning Blue
But I'm a Cheerleader
Capote
Coming Soon
Cool World
Cross Bronx
Dangerous Curves
Drop Dead Sexy
Doctor Who, season 10
Evolution
Flawless
Freedom Writers
Hamlet
Highway
Horsemen
Hustle & Flow
Invaders from Mars
Love and Death
Love Story
Murphy's Law
Platoon Leader
Pretty Bird
Primitive
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge of the Ninja
Revolutionary Road
Richard the Lionheart
Show of Force
Six Degrees of Separation
Step Into Liquid
Street Smart
The Perfect Weapon
The Presidio
The Wraith
Thelma & Louise
Uncommon Valor
Words and Pictures
Zodiac

Hulu
10 to Midnight
A League of Their Own
All Is Lost
American Ninja
American Pickers: Season 14
Ancient Impossible: Season 1
Anger Management
Art of the Prank
Assassination
Avenging Force
Babel
Baby Mama's Club
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics: Seasons 8 & 9
Beat Bobby Flay: Seasons 1 & 2
Best of Man v. Food: Season 1
Beyond the Sea
Big Driver
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Black Rain
Bloodsport
Bolero
Breaking Borders: Season 1
Brothers
Brother vs. Brother: Seasons 1 & 2
Burning Blue
But I'm A Cheerleader
Capote
Cold Case Files (Reboot): Season 1
Cold Mountain
Coming Soon
Container Homes: Season 1
Cool World
Counting Cars: Season 6
Cross Bronx
Cube
Cube 2: Hypercube
Cube Zero
Cupcake Wars: Season 8
Cutthroat Kitchen: Season 7
Daddy Day Care
Dangerous Curves
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Season 22
Down in the Delta
Drop Dead Sexy
Duck Dynasty: Seasons 10 & 11
Evolution
Excess Baggage
Flawless
Flea Market Flip: Season 3
Flip or Flop: Season 5
Food Network Star: Season 12
Frailty
Freedom Writers
Ghost Adventures: Season 11
Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College
Great Food Truck Race: Season 7
Green Street Hooligans Underground
Grizzly Man
Hamlet
Hercules in New York
Highway
Horsemen
Hot Rod
Hustle & Flow
I Spy
Invaders from Mars
Invasion U.S.A.
Ironweed
Kill the Irishman
Liz & Dick
Look Who's Talking
Look Who's Talking Now
Look Who's Talking Too
Love & Death
Love Story
Missing in Action II: The Beginning
Mona Lisa Smile
Mountain Men: Seasons 1-6
Murphy's Law
My Boss's Daughter
Night of the Living Dead 3D
Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection
Ninja III: The Domination
P2
Paper Heart
Platoon Leader
Pretty Bird
Primitive
Punch Drunk Love
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge of the Ninja
Revolutionary Road
Richard the Lionheart
Saturday Night Fever
Secretary
Shirley Valentine
Show of Force
Six Degrees of Separation
Sliding Doors
Songcatcher
Spaceballs
Step into Liquid
Street Smart
Subspecies
Subspecies 2
Subspecies 3
Subspecies 4
Subspecies 5
Sunshine Cleaning
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Parent Trap
The Fourth War
The Future
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid: Part II
The Karate Kid III
The Next Karate Kid
The Phantom of the Opera
The Pom Pom Girls
The Presidio
The Wraith
Thelma & Louise
Total Recall
Two Family House
Uncommon Valor
War
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Seasons 1 & 2
Witless Protection
Words and Pictures
Zodiac

Available January 2nd

Netflix
Mustang Island
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Rent
Hulu
Cruel and Unusual

Available January 3rd

Hulu
The Game Changer

Available January 5th

Netflix
Before I Wake (Netflix Original)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix Original)
DEVILMAN crybaby: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Rotten (Netflix Original)

Amazon
The Devil's Double
Hulu
The Devil's Double

Available January 6th

Netflix
Episodes: Season 1-5
Amazon
Grimm, season 6
Hulu
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Available January 7th

Amazon
A Ghost Story
Hulu
Yakuza Apocalypse

Available January 8th

Netflix
The Conjuring
Hulu
Frank

Available January 9th

Amazon
Prime Suspect: Tennison, season 1

Available January 10th

Netflix
47 Meters Down
Alejandro Riaño Especial de stand up (Netflix Original)
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
In The Deep

Available January 11th

Hulu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 5
These Final Hours

Available January 12th

Netflix
Colony: Season 2
Disjointed: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix Original)
The Man Who Would Be Polka King
The Polka King (Netflix Original)
Tom Segura: Disgraceful (Netflix Original)
Amazon
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, season 1 (Amazon original)
Hulu
False Flag: Season 1
Homeland: Season 5

Available January 13th

Hulu
XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Available January 14th

Netflix
Wild Hogs

Available January 15th

Netflix
2018 Olympic Winter Games Preview: Meet Team USA & Go for the Gold
Rehenes
Unrest
Hulu
12 O'Clock Boys
The Alchemist Cookbook
Are We Done Yet?
Are We There Yet?
Advanced Style
Afterimage
Bending Steel
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Coherence
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Dogs on the Inside
Meek's Cutoff
Polina
Polytechnique
The Queen
Sex Guaranteed
Soul on a String
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Wendy & Lucy

Available January 16th

Netflix
Dallas Buyers Club
Katt Williams: Great America (Netflix Original)
Rita: Season 4
Amazon
My Mother & Other Strangers

Available January 17th

Netflix
Arango y Sanint: Ríase El Show (Netflix Original)
Friday Night Tykes: Season 4
Amazon
The Midwife

Available January 18th

Netflix
Bad Day for the Cut
Tiempos de guerra: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Hulu
Barista

Available January 19th

Netflix
Drug Lords: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Grace and Frankie: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
The Open House (Netflix Original)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Amazon
Just Add Magic, season 2 (Amazon original)
Hulu
My Best Friend

Available January 21st

Hulu
School Life

Available January 22nd

Hulu
Espionage Tonight
Ingrid Goes West

Available January 23rd

Netflix
Todd Glass: Act Happy (Netflix Original)

Available January 24th

Netflix
Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así (Netflix Original)
Hulu
Detroit

Available January 25th

Netflix
Acts of Vengeance
Hulu
Sword of Vengeance

Available January 26th

Netflix
A Futile and Stupid Gesture (Netflix Original)
Dirty Money (Netflix Original)
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down! (Netflix Original)
Llama Llama: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
One Day at a Time: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Sebastián Marcelo Wainraich (Netflix Original)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 6 (Netflix Original)
Mau Nieto: Viviendo sobrio… desde el bar (Netflix Original)

Available January 27th

Hulu
Crash Pad

Available January 28th

Netflix
El Ministerio del Tiempo: Seasons 1-2
El Ministerio del Tiempo: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

Available January 29th

Netflix
The Force
Hulu
Beside Bowie
Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill

Available January 30th

Netflix
Babylon Berlin: Season 1 & 2 (Netflix Original)
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy
Retribution: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Amazon
Grantchester, season 3
Remember Me
Hulu
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3
Uncle Grandpa: Season 5

Available January 31st

Netflix
Cars 3
Amazon
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
Hulu
All Dogs Go To Heaven
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2


What’s Leaving?

Here is everything leaving Netflix and Hulu in the month of January (Amazon has not published their list):

Netflix

Leaving January 1st

Chicago
Daddy Day Care
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Dressed to Kill
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Forrest Gump
Four Brothers
Free Willy
Grease
Gremlins
I Am Sam
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
License to Drive
Made of Honor
Mean Girls
Miss Congeniality
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Mona Lisa Smile
Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokemon: Indigo League: Season 1
Pokemon: XY: Seasons 1-2
Police Academy
Pulp Fiction
Requiem for a Dream
Saw
Saw II
Saw III
Saw IV
Saw V
Saw VI
Saw: The Final Chapter
Someone Like You
The Addams Family
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
The Man with One Red Shoe
The Manhattan Project
The Mighty Ducks
The Parent Trap
The Secret Garden
The Switch
Three Coins in the Fountain
White Chicks
Young Mr. Lincoln
Leaving January 3rd
VHS

Leaving January 4th

Lost: Seasons 1-6

Leaving January 5th

Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
The Host

Leaving January 15th

Sirens: Seasons 1-2

Leaving January 30th

Futurama: Seasons 7-10

Hulu

Leaving January 31st

Alfie
Amelie
Barbarella
Beowulf
Bound
Brother Bear
Celtic Pride
Chilly Christmas
Christmas with the Kranks
Corky Romano
Dead Man on Campus
Deuces Wild
Double Take
Ella Enchanted
Extract
Hot Pursuit
Jacob’s Ladder
Jungle 2 Jungle
Kazaam
Maid in Manhattan
Man of the House
Mean Creek
Men in Black
Moonlight Mile
Nixon
Out Cold
Outside Providence
Penelope
Permanent Midnight
Philadelphia
Pinocchio
Pumpkin
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Shaolin Soccer
Shirley Valentine
Six Days, Seven Nights
Split Decisions
Summer’s Moon
Treasure Planet
Unforgettable
What’s The Worst That Can Happen
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year