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Cosmos

Cosmos

A little late on the mentioning, but it is was still running on at least two cable networks as of a week or so ago, “Comos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is some of the better television I have seen in years.  What exactly is it?  That is a big question that requires a bit of an depth answer – probably best of left to someone like Neil deGrasse Tyson… but I will make my humble attempt.

Harry Potter & Larry Crowne

Harry Potter & Larry Crowne

There are two movie titles that are not apt to be covered in the same review by anyone else in the near future, but here I am doing it. So the reason behind that is I have seen both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Larry Crowne in the last week and half or so. As they are both still fresh on my mind and I really have little say about either I thought why not, lets split the coverage. That is good in another fashion as well, as the blog will balanced with both the good and the bad, as I really liked one of them and the other I am still left wondering why?

Shashin & Magnolia

I have had in the back of mind for some time about using Picasa as the back end for my photos that were included on my blog. It only makes good sense as I noted just a few days ago, given that I already work up and store all my photos as a backup archive using Picasa. While the NextGen Gallery tool I have been using is great, it has typically meant an extra set of work ups for any photos I had an intention to put to the web. After a few days looking, quite by accident from another blog I have found Shashin (Japanese for photograph) that does all I am looking for with my Picasa pictures. A short list of what features I required that Shashin supports follows:

Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants

I am just a little bit late on getting this review up on the site, but it has been a crazy few past weeks at the office. Better late than never, and hey, it is probably still playing at some of the theaters. So the movie is Water for Elephants. The stars are Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Yeah, in case you are wondering, it is not really my kind of movie, but I did go see it with my wife. And when I say it is not really my kind of movie, well, that is really saying if it were on during a Saturday afternoon while I was working on something else I might have it on as a background kind of thing. Enough of that, I will get on with the quick little review here. Do be careful, there may be a spoiler or two in the following, so read at your own risk.

Black Swan

Black Swan

I watched the now Academy Award Winning picture Black Swan a couple of weeks back with my wife at the day old releases movie theater. I have kind of put off doing this review as I am still trying to come to conclusions on just how I felt about it. After some thought I have decided that it must, almost as if by default, be considered decent or maybe even good if it is something that has had me thinking this much trying to decide just where I stand on it. That being said though, I will still note that there was a little something that I found disturbing about the movie that I can not seem to really finger.

Get Low

Get Low

Went to see Get Low, the movie starring Robert Duvall, this evening with my wife at Lexington Green. I was surprised and happy to find it playing at the $1.00 theater (actually, this one is $1.50 daily and $2.00 on the weekend non-matinee showings, but you get the idea). The movie itself is a low-budget, maybe independent film that came out around July or August to a very light release. Being the cheap skate, I was waiting for the playing at a cheaper venue and my schedule missed it at the Kentucky. I had seen a coming soon back in September at Lexington Green but it never came. Then, when just looking to see what was playing, boom it was there.

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