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


10,000 B.C.
30 Days of Night
Age Of Shadows
America's Sweethearts
Apollo 13
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
Chef & My Fridge: 2017
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
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
Wedding Crashers
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (Amazon original)
All is Lost
American Ninja
Avenging Force
Baby Mama's Club
Black Rain
Burning Blue
But I'm a Cheerleader
Coming Soon
Cool World
Cross Bronx
Dangerous Curves
Drop Dead Sexy
Doctor Who, season 10
Freedom Writers
Hustle & Flow
Invaders from Mars
Love and Death
Love Story
Murphy's Law
Platoon Leader
Pretty Bird
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

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
Avenging Force
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
Breaking Borders: Season 1
Brother vs. Brother: Seasons 1 & 2
Burning Blue
But I'm A Cheerleader
Cold Case Files (Reboot): Season 1
Cold Mountain
Coming Soon
Container Homes: Season 1
Cool World
Counting Cars: Season 6
Cross Bronx
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
Excess Baggage
Flea Market Flip: Season 3
Flip or Flop: Season 5
Food Network Star: Season 12
Freedom Writers
Ghost Adventures: Season 11
Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College
Great Food Truck Race: Season 7
Green Street Hooligans Underground
Grizzly Man
Hercules in New York
Hot Rod
Hustle & Flow
I Spy
Invaders from Mars
Invasion U.S.A.
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
Paper Heart
Platoon Leader
Pretty Bird
Punch Drunk Love
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Revenge of the Ninja
Revolutionary Road
Richard the Lionheart
Saturday Night Fever
Shirley Valentine
Show of Force
Six Degrees of Separation
Sliding Doors
Step into Liquid
Street Smart
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
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan: Seasons 1 & 2
Witless Protection
Words and Pictures

Available January 2nd

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

Available January 3rd

The Game Changer

Available January 5th

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

The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double

Available January 6th

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

Available January 7th

A Ghost Story
Yakuza Apocalypse

Available January 8th

The Conjuring

Available January 9th

Prime Suspect: Tennison, season 1

Available January 10th

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

Available January 11th

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 5
These Final Hours

Available January 12th

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)
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, season 1 (Amazon original)
False Flag: Season 1
Homeland: Season 5

Available January 13th

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Available January 14th

Wild Hogs

Available January 15th

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

Available January 16th

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

Available January 17th

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

Available January 18th

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

Available January 19th

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)

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

Available January 21st

School Life

Available January 22nd

Espionage Tonight
Ingrid Goes West

Available January 23rd

Todd Glass: Act Happy (Netflix Original)

Available January 24th

Ricardo Quevedo: Hay gente así (Netflix Original)

Available January 25th

Acts of Vengeance
Sword of Vengeance

Available January 26th

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

Crash Pad

Available January 28th

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

Available January 29th

The Force
Beside Bowie
Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill

Available January 30th

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

Available January 31st

Cars 3
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
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):


Leaving January 1st

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
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 II
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

Leaving January 4th

Lost: Seasons 1-6

Leaving January 5th

Fantasia 2000
The Host

Leaving January 15th

Sirens: Seasons 1-2

Leaving January 30th

Futurama: Seasons 7-10


Leaving January 31st

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