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August 27, 2015 • News

‘The Martian’ Is Setting a High Bar with Amazing Trailers

There’s a slew of awesome science fiction movies coming out this fall, but “The Martian” looks to be one of the most interesting. The basic premise is that we send a mission to Mars, and in the course of an emergency one of the astronauts is left stranded on the surface, scrounging to survive while …

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August 13, 2015 • Editorials

Why There is So Much Backlash Against the “Stonewall” Trailer

Have you heard of the Stonewall Riots? Here’s a quick refresher: on June 28th, 1969, the police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The patrons fought back, and this sparked the modern gay rights movement. Now there’s a movie coming, but along with the trailer came a well-justified backlash …

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July 23, 2015 • Reviews

HTC Re Review: Small Camera, Big Punch

I have been looking for a portable camera that is small, affordable, and provides excellent video and photo quality. The market is flooded, but I was recently given the opportunity to review the HTC Re which currently retails for $117 on Amazon. While this camera looks odd, can it fit the bill? Read on for …

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July 13, 2015 • Editorials

The New “Heroes Reborn” Trailer ALMOST Makes up for the Heroes Series

Heroes was a really good show, at first. It followed pretty familiar comic/sci-fi territory of people developing superhuman abilities, and the various conspiracies designed to stop and control them. Plus bad guys, pretty people, and of course, some mind-bending twists. We won’t discuss how quickly later seasons managed to squander the goodwill of that first …

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July 7, 2015 • Editorials

We Cut Our Cable and Don’t Regret a Thing!

About a month ago, we decided to tighten up our budget, and one of the obvious places was cable. A quick once-over of our viewing habits showed our TV spent more time tuned to our Roku box than the cable box anyway, so I cut our plan back to just internet, and we really don’t …

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June 21, 2015 • Reviews

Logitech’s K400 Plus Wireless Touch Keyboard Is Perfect for the Living Room

Coming from a guy who uses a Home Theater PC (HTPC) daily in both his living room and bedroom, the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard k400 Plus is THE perfect keyboard for PC-to-TV use. It’s lightweight, easy to use, has a built-in touchpad for mouse control, and exceptional battery life. The k400 Plus can be purchased …

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May 17, 2015 • Reviews

Synology’s BeyondCloud Mirror Is the Ultimate Beginner’s NAS

The Synology BeyondCloud Mirror (BC214se 2300) is without doubt, the best Network Attached Storage device I’ve ever reviewed. It comes with two 3TB Seagate NAS Hard Drives pre-installed and its simple plug-and-play setup will have you up and running in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect setup for your personal entertainment center. It is …

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May 8, 2015 • News

CNBC Attempts to Tackle the Economics of Unbundling Cable

We have the “cut the cable or don’t cut the cable” debate in my house every few months. In the end our bundled cable still seems like a better deal because there’s a few networks we use regularly.

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April 23, 2015 • News

Netflix’s New Movie, TV Show Arrivals, and Departures for May 2015

So as you know, every month Netflix adds a couple of new movies to their queue, and also removes quite a few as well. Here is a list of the content that the online streaming service will offer up for the upcoming month of May:     Available May 1 Beyond Clueless (2014) Jimi: All …

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April 16, 2015 • News

Check Out Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2!

Its hard to believe we’re so close to getting another glimpse into the Star Wars universe, as Star Wars The Force Awakens is set to arrive this Christmas. And to get all of us even MORE excited, as part of Star Wars Celebrations we get a new teaser trailer with a Luke voice-over, and a …

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April 15, 2015 • News

‘Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser’ to Go Straight to Crackle

Does anyone remember direct to video?  Yeah I do.  Usually that means the movie sucked so bad that it wasn’t worth the studio putting it in theaters.  Well it looks like direct to streaming seems to be a thing now that the mullet sporting David Spade will be appearing in Joe Dirt 2 on Crackle this …

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April 14, 2015 • News

Paul Rudd Stands off with Yellowjacket in New Ant-Man Trailer

Marvel and Disney’s relationship is an odd one that I’m pretty much on the fence about. But I’m appreciative of films like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy so I was super excited when they announced Ant-Man would show up on the silver screen. And we now have a trailer to go with it.

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April 9, 2015 • News

Sling TV Expands Again with HBO and Updates

HBO is available through Sling TV service…now! It’s a considerate gesture before the “Game of Thrones” and “Silicon Valley” premieres on Sunday, April 12, for those Sling TV package subscribers who have the standard “Best of Live TV” at $15 per month.

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April 9, 2015 • News

“Orange is the New Black” Season 3 Trailer is Here!

Netflix just made your day a lot better with a new “Orange is the New Black” trailer. All your favorites are there, and after the darkness of season 2 this looks like a return to the mix of humor and drama in Season 1. Also, no Larry, so hooray for small miracles!

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April 7, 2015 • News

Star Wars the Digital Collection Comes to iTunes and Amazon April 10th!

Part of my low-key recent birthday was watching a mid-afternoon movie. I wanted to watch one of my favorites, and ended up choosing ‘Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back’, a classic I saw in theaters 35 years ago and dozens of times since. Soon I can watch it on my iPhone, as a digital release …

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April 5, 2015 • Reviews

Fast & Fun! Furious 7 Film Review

Get in high gear at the theaters with the recommended Furious 7 filled with stars, action, thrills, and amazing stuntwork. Paul Walker’s final film role adds to the surprisingly poignant dramatic elements as this seventh installment of the film series

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April 2, 2015 • Gaming, News

PlayStation Underground Rises Again…as New Video Show!

PlayStation Underground was a gaming magazine for many years and now a new online video game news show has begun with the same name. The new PS Underground show is currently releasing episodes biweekly and will soon move to a weekly show.

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April 1, 2015 • News

April 2015 Movie Release Calendar: Lots to See!

Gear up your devices, streaming resources and DVD/Blu-ray players! Here is the current home video and movie release calendar for April 2015.

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March 31, 2015 • News

Jay-Z’s ‘TIDAL’ Streaming Service to Be Owned by the Artists

In a “rich getting richer” move by Jay-Z, and a way for artists to make even more money than they already have, joined forces with 15 of today’s popular musical artists to announce TIDAL, the first ever artist owned streaming service.  The subscription-based service has two tiered plans offering high quality music and sound.

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March 28, 2015 • News

Block Buster Saturdays: Movie Trailers You May Have Missed This Week

It looks like we’re headed to a Block Buster year at the movies! We started the week with a movie trailer for Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation, and it seems as if 2015 is going to be a GOOD year to grab yourself some popcorn and enjoy the silver screen.

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March 27, 2015 • News

CNNgo Is the Latest Channel for Apple TV

Earlier this week, CNN announced that Apple TV would be gaining their CNNgo app channel. On Wednesday, Apple silently pushed an update to their Apple TV with the CNNGo app, that taps into the CNNgo service (which requires a subscription to a pay-tv partner).

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