Recent content by BrettGallman

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    Check SP Wire message--but receiver still works?

    I've had an Onkyo TX-NR609 for about two years now, and I had an interesting experience last night. I was watching a movie, when my receiver turned off; I assumed that I accidentally hit the power button the remote (I always keep it nearby, and I was shifting in my seat), so I turned it back...
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    Eosone RSF-1000 setup help

    This is going to sound like a totally newbie question, but, after years of dealing with HTIAB speakers, I have this set of real, genuine speakers. The only problem is that I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to the fronts, which have built in powered subs. There's also two sets of...
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    Bad Teacher - quick review

    I thought it was fine; I really liked Diaz, but I think the movie needed more Segel. Still very much worth a look.
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ American Graffiti -- in Blu-ray

    I think this one is pretty timeless, regardless of what age you are or were when you first saw it. I wrote a full review of it if you want to read what a 27 year old thinks about it these days. :)
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    Bond 23 news

    Am I going to to be the guy that sticks up for QoS? Granted, I haven't seen the movie in about 2 years (back when I revisited it on Blu), but I remember thinking it was such a good, logical follow up to Casino Royale. A smaller, more intimate flick that wrapped up establishing Bond as a...
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    A Few Words About A few words about...™ American Graffiti -- in Blu-ray

    I can't wait to give this one a spin; it's one of my favorite movies of all time. Glad to know the Blu-ray is up to par, quality-wise. As far as I'm concerned, American Graffiti is the best and most important teen flick of all time. And Lucas's best movie.
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    Super 8 - An Amblin Entertainment Production, a J.J. Abrams Film

    Yep, I got my tickets for an IMAX showing tomorrow. I'll have one day of work before summer break starts the next day, so I hope Super 8 is going to get it started off right. The trailer is certainly awesome, and even though I'm not sipping the Abrams/Spielberg kool-aid yet, I have pretty high...
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    "X-Men Origins: First Class"

    I think the X-Men movies have all been pretty good adaptations on a thematic level--the kernel of the story has always been there, but I like that "First Class" really embraced being a big comic book movie. Is it still really faithful to the comics, plot-wise? No, but I just see it as another...
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    Scream 4

    Yes. Two or three more of them please.
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    Scream 4

    I saw it last night and had a blast. So much fun--very much an improvement over part 3 and very close in quality to part 2.
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    "Source Code" starring Jake Gyllenhaal

    Ah! It was Bakula! I can't believe I didn't hear about that until just now. Great nod. A great film too. A prime example of how a film can surprise you if the marketing team restrains itself from feeding you every plot point in the promotion.
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    Yeah, good old fashioned horror. Just as creepy when its lights are on as it is when they're off. Good stuff.
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    Conan the Barbarian - A New Take ?

    That teaser has already certainly annoyed the piss out of me; I think I've seen it 4 times in theaters already.
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    Sucker Punch Trailer - WOW!

    If this is any indication, as long as Snyder isn't writing Superman, it should be fine. I especially can't wait to see Amy Adams's midriff in the role of Lois Lane. :p