July 24, 2020

Help Celebrate my Birthday with Another Tomb Raider Watch Party!

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Please join me Sunday, August 2, at 10am EDT (3pm UK time) for a Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie livetweet! My birthday is actually the 3rd, but a weekend viewing should be more convenient and fun.

In case you missed our last party, here's how it works: Everyone will start watching the movie on their own device at the same time. (See below.) Live chat will be via Twitter. Follow the hashtag #TombRaiderMovieParty and be sure to include this tag in your posts so we'll all be able to see what you type.

I will be online at least an hour before the party starts, so if you have questions/issues, you can message me (@stellalune), and of course, you're welcome to contact me before then.

Since the film is available in different formats with slightly different run times, here's how we'll sync our viewing:

  • Queue up the movie, play through the opening titles for Paramount Pictures and Mutual Film Company. Then as soon as the "Tomb Raider" title flashes on screen, press PAUSE.

  • At exactly 10am EDT (3pm UK time), we'll all press PLAY.

  • Intermission will be at approximately 11am (4pm UK time). There's a scene in which Lara is held at gunpoint at the top of a waterfall, then dives off the edge. (Sorry, minor spoiler!) PAUSE THE MOVIE just after this scene finishes and we cut to a wide-angle view of the Angkor Wat temple complex.

  • We'll then resume at exactly 11:10am (4:10pm UK time). This will give everyone a quick break. When we start again, we should all be in sync once more.

OBTAINING THE MOVIE:

If you don't already own the film, you can rent it on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, etc. If you're having trouble finding it, let me know.

TIME ZONES:

Start time is 10am Eastern Daylight Time (USA). If you're not sure what that is in your local time, try worldtimebuddy.com or your favorite time zone app. I know it's a little early for people on the West Coast of the US, but last time our Australian friends were left out, so I tried to compromise.

TWITTER TIPS:

Twitter hashtags are not case sensitive, so #TombRaiderMovieParty, #tombraidermovieparty, and #tombRAIDerMoviEparty are all the same. Again, be sure to include this tag in each post so everyone following the tag will see it.

Feel free to express your opinions, but please be courteous. It's OK to disagree, but personal attacks, rudeness, etc., are not cool. Don't make me cry at my own birthday party! If you don't want to see a particular person's posts, you can mute or block them. See Twitter help for details.

If you're using the Twitter website, rather than the app, you might want to try Tweetdeck. You can set up a column for the #TombRaiderMovieParty hashtag that will scroll automatically as people post. You'll see tweets in order and you won't have to refresh the page. If you need help with that, let me know in advance. I'm happy to assist but I may not have time right before the party.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Movie poster - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie

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