October 10, 2011
If you’re in the market for a new universal remote I strongly recommend taking a look at the Harmony One, I think you’ll find its a tough package to beat.
December 6, 2010
I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey (sorry, couldn’t resist). Back before cell-phones were commonplace, even before the internet and way before things like Facebook and Twitter, teenagers had their own social network; but we just called it the midnight movies. The midnight movies were where we could meet [...]
November 21, 2010
Audio/video receivers play an indispensable role in many home theaters, they act as the central hub; routing, decoding and processing audio/video signals and providing the amplification for the surround channels. Receivers have come a long way since the days of routing s-video and matrixed surround sound. Today’s AVR’s, handle 1080p video, process high bit-rate digital [...]
Continued from Denon AVR-3310CI Receiver Review (Part 1) Sound Performance: Feeling the itch to get back to a big Hollywood title, specifically one with over the top sound I popped in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and skipped forward to chapter 29. One of the best demo scenes of recent memory in [...]
October 27, 2010
The term modern classic is surely overused, but in the case of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ it couldn’t be more fitting. I can think of no better way to describe the title as it encompasses some of Disney’s best animation, both traditional and digital and easily one of their best musical scores in decades. [...]
December 21, 2009
Humble pie rarely tastes as sweet as it did this afternoon at my local megaplex, Avatar was incredible
July 24, 2009
Without a doubt Watchmen on Blu-ray has been one of my most anticipated titles of 2009. What’s so special about Watchmen you ask? Aside from some of the most engaging characters to ever grace a graphic novel, Alan Moore’s 12 part series takes place in an alternate universe where super-heroes helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War, while later the United States and the Soviet Union find themselves at the brink of nuclear war. It’s this scenario that fuels the majority of the films plot line.
June 30, 2009
Right off the bat Boxee has a different feel to it. The menu system is smooth and once you shed off the trappings of conventional media centers and adjust to Boxee’s way of doing things, it starts to feel intuitive. Boxee’s a lot to take in early on which is a bit surprising given how spartan the interface appears. Notice I said appears because once you dive in a little deeper you’ll quickly see there are a ton of settings and features to tweak should you wish.
June 18, 2009
Plot: Strip away all the really, really good looking people (copyright Zoolander) and at its core, Indecent Proposal is a story of love, trust and ultimately regret. Take one young, attractive couple, mix in some financial problems, add a dash of aging billionaire playboy looking for love and you get the gist of the film; an indecent proposal indeed.
June 9, 2009
“A lie keeps growing and growing, until it’s as plain as the nose on your face,” Evelyn Venable as the Blue Fairy. It was my intention to buy all the Disney classics on Blu-ray based solely on how good a job they did with ‘Sleeping Beauty’. Although I have to admit to being a little skeptical that another animated film could be as impressive as ‘Beauty’, but of course I’m more than willing to give it a go.