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Putting aside the debate over whether the  I in Into is capitalized or not, the movie was terrific.

No spoilers in this post.

Having managed to avoid spoilers going into the theater I was surprised again and again as the movie progressed. It’s very much a character driven story.  Sure, there are some great special effects and some surprisingly detailed depictions of Earth in the 23rd century (more than I think we’ve ever gotten in a Star Trek film).

Because of the massi...
Ok. So who’s going to see this?

So far, I’ve managed to stay spoiler free.
My wife and I saw this on Friday.  I won’t put any spoilers in this post but suffice to say I was fairly disappointed.  Tom Cruise did about all he could do with it and the production values were amazing but the story fell flat for me.

6/10.
March 13, 2013 by ZombiesRus5 on zombiesrus5
Going to the movies was costing us upwards of 50-75 bucks a shot so I was able to talk the wife into finally building a home theater.

Unfortunately my budget was not real big so a lot of research was done on what I could do.

Here is the final result...

Screen: Elite 110" (a little work to put together, but quality is much better than when we where shooting on the wall).

Projector: Optoma HD20 (1080p 24hz/60hz, good picture quality for the price).

Speakers: Spec grade but they soun...
We closed down shop last Friday and migrated to our local movie theater to see “The Hobbit”.

I’m very interested in hearing what others thought.  Here are my thoughts in no particular order:

I did not enjoy 3D 48fps viewing. It’s distractingThe movie could be best described as giving unlimited budget and control to the ultimate Tolkien fan and letting him indulge in that.As a border-line obsessive Tolkien lore guy, I loved every single minute of the movie and w...
November 18, 2012 by Mmrnmhrm on Tough Love
The only movie I've ever walked out on was The Last Air Bender.

What about you? What movies have you walked out on, why?
My teenager son and his friend came across “Bible Man” and have put their own audio commentary on it. Warning, if you’re religious, you’ll probably find this offensive.

Supposed to be pretty good actually.
The whole Stardock gang took Friday off to go watch this.

I'm a bit of a comic's nut. I'm the guy who spend $50+ a month on comic books so I very much enjoyed the Knightfall and other references and nods to different story arcs.

I enjoyed the movie immensely and will likely be going back again. There was some troubling pacing and the usual frustration of "Oh come on, people with automatic weapons would solve this in a heart beat."

 
June 20, 2012 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
I know everyone sees them on racing cars, especially Formula One, where it's evolved into a science and artform......

....but in reality 'low-speed' [that's what it is] aerodynamics will show they are as beneficial as the proverbial 'tits-on-a-bull' at anything RESEMBLING a legal speed limit.

Yes, an F1 develops enough downforce at 120mph to drive upside-down on a ceiling....[which is totally impractical], and even the road car I drive has a rear 'spoiler' a...
June 8, 2012 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

To paraphrase a disappointed voter from WI, “This is the end of democracy. The end of the USA as we know it.”

Tom and Ray Magliozzi “of Boston (our fair city), MA” as they say it at the end of each “Puzzla (dialect)” are ending their 25 year run on NPR (35 years on WBUR Boston).

Yes, disappointed fans: I can take recessions, depressions, invasions: You name it. I cannot take this piece of ugly, heartbreaking news. This really sucks. First it wa...
May 13, 2012 by Daiwa on daiwa
After months (OK, years) of fuming at my cable bill, asking myself why I'm paying $92 a month for cable TV (with NO premium channels) when I hardly watch anything but the Science Channel & NatGeo anymore, I finally broke out of my inertia & pulled the plug.

Fortunately, digital antennas have improved to the point that OTA HD channel reception is as good as cable or dish, at least here.  

We have 4 TV's in the house (2 of which were old CRT behemoths until earlier ...
We just finished a Star Trek TNG marathon.  Let me first say that a lot of TNG episodes don’t hold up well. Burrrr. Some of them are really bad.

But in general, TNG still delivers and there are some truly amazing episodes in there.  Below are my top 5. Please comment below what your favorite ones are.

Inner Light Yesterday’s Enterprise The Best of Both Worlds (I and II) Darmok Chain of Command Ironically, had I put this together back in say 2000, when the sho...
What television series would you recommend to someone to start from scratch?

For instance, I’ve never watched Lost but I don’t think I could handle 7+ years or whatever it was of shows mainly because I heard the show ended up like X-Files where the creators were kind of winging it.

Any suggestions?
So I watched the most recent Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Crisis on Naboo”) and really enjoyed it.  I enjoyed it enough that I decided to go over to TheForce.Net and see about conversing with others about it.  Oh god. What a mistake.

I didn’t even get to the posting part. I just read pages and pages of bitching about how terrible the episode was.  Then I read the same thing about every episode they listed on there. Just pages and pages of ranting and complaining about how terr...