A centerpiece of my "cut the cord" project is a Channel Master CM-7500 DVR+ over-the-air recorder. When I purchased the DVR+, Channel Master was offering a "lifetime" electronic program guide (EPG) for no additional charge. Little did I know that "lifetime" meant something completely different...
Title: National Champions
Tagline: How much is one player worth in an $18 billion game?
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Alexander Ludwig, Lil Rel Howery, Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Bachelor, David Koechner, Jeffrey Donovan, Kristin Chenoweth...
Title: The Voyeurs
Tagline: How far will you go for one more look?
Director: Michael Mohan
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Justice Smith, Ben Hardy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Katharine King, Cameo Adele, Jean Yoon, Cait Alexander, Blessing Adedijo, Bianca Blizzard, Sandrine...
Tagline: One shoe to rule them all.
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Director: Kay Cannon
Cast: Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Maddie Baillio, Charlotte Spencer, Tallulah Greive, James Acaster, Romesh...
Tagline: Millions of miles from home, survival comes with sacrifice.
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Director: Joe Penna
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette
Plot: A three-person crew on...
Title: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Tagline: The friendship we all want. The vacation we all need.
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Vanessa Bayer, Fortune Feimster, Phyllis Smith, Ian Gomez, Michael...
Title: Let Him Go
Tagline: Fight for family
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Cast: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Kayli Carter, Ryan Bruce, Otto Hornung, Bram Hornung, Lesley Manville, Will Brittain, Jeffrey Donovan, Connor Mackay, Adam Stafford, Booboo Stewart...
We are having record heat (for this time of year) in SoCal. It was 111º at our house yesterday with 16% humidity. Perfect wildfire weather and, sure enough, several new fires started yesterday, including one (the Valley Fire) about 20 miles from our house.
Yesterday we had a mild Santa Ana...
I've voiced my dislike for United Parcel Service in this forum before. I avoid using UPS as much as I can. Their drivers are too stupid to read a sign posted on the front door that has written on it in large block letters in black felt pen "UPS DRIVER..." Packages get left in plain view...
When I got the very first iPhone model in 2007 I switched to AT&T for wireless (because I had to if I wanted an iPhone). I was generally happy with AT&T's coverage here in San Diego but, after I retired and we began traveling the country, I quickly discovered that AT&T had less than desirable...
Target has a listing for the films 'Red' and 'Red 2' on 4K Blu-ray in a combo pack (both films) for $15.00:
I'm pretty certain these are ONLY the films (no special features, no digital) but that's still a pretty good deal.
Making the deal...
Title: The Wife
Tagline: Secrets lie between the lines
Director: Björn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern, Alix Wilton Regan, Karin Franz Körlof, Michael Benz, Twinnie Lee Moore, Carolin...
Oppo Digital is saying goodbye! See John Archer's story here:
Oppo is saying it will still offer firmware updates from "time to time" but that's not very...
Title: Molly's Game (2017)
Tagline: Deal with her.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, Samantha Isler, Piper Howell, Brian d'Arcy James, J.C. MacKenzie, Graham Greene...
Since retiring in 2009 I've gone pretty overboard with Halloween decorations. Our collection of decorations grew pretty rapidly from 2009 until 2014. I felt this urge to outdo the previous year. Well, that ended in 2015, which was the first year that I didn't add anything new to the...
Title: Wind River (2017)
Tagline: Nothing is harder to track than the truth.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham, Kelsey Asbille, Jon Bernthal, Graham Greene, Julia Jones, Martin Sensmeier, Tyler...
Pixar's embargo on reviews has been lifted and the early reviews for 'Cars 3' are looking generally positive! Some examples:
I'm dying to see 'Wakefield' but it's not playing near me. Plot summary (from RT):
In Robin Swicord's adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's short story, successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in...
It's predictable and manipulative, yet 'Gifted' is a wonderful film. I loved every minute of it.
The Booth Bijou gives 'Gifted' 4.5 out of 5 stars. It will definitely be coming to the Booth Bijou Garage Theater in 3-4 months.
San Diego County got its first 4DX theater this past week.
Guess I'll have to go check it out, eventually.
I missed 'Captain Fantastic' in the theaters. I blind bought it in November but, for some reason, didn't get around to watching it until today. WOW, am I ever glad I finally got off my butt to watch it!
I think I hesitated on watching it because I had a preconceived notion that the film might...
Title: Allied (2016)
Tagline: The enemy is listening.
Genre: Action, Drama, War, Romance, Thriller
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Plot: In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission...
Title: La La Land (2016)
Tagline: Here's to the fools who dream.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Amiée Conn, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton, Cinda Adams, Callie Hernandez, Jessica Rothe...
My wife and I were invited to an advance screening of 'The Accountant' for tonight (Monday, October 10). Kinda of fun to see a movie before reading a single review. I hope it's worth the trouble because we'll have to deal with some rush hour traffic to get there (about 20 miles away).