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Finally: Netflix streaming on PlayStation 3 begins in November

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Netflix today announced a real with Sony that will allow streaming Netflix movies to PS3 consoles. Support for streaming Netflix has already been implemented in XBox 360, Netflix-branded Roku media player, some TV-sets and some LG and Samsung Blu-Ray players, and recently, TiVo. [...]

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim has arrived

August 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Shipments of Sony PlayStation 3 Slim console began today, August 31. I had mine pre-ordered on Amazon.com, so I received mine today. I could have received it three days earlier if Amazon printed address label more clearly – the postal office was ready [...]

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Sony unveils PlayStation 3 Slim, drops PS3 prices by $100

August 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sony just released news that it will slash prices on its PS3 consoles by $100 (100 EUR in Europe) on all versions of PS3 consoles. Some retailers have dropped prices a few days earlier, probably due to the rumor that a price cut [...]

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My photos and videos of Jupiter and its moons

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

I already uploaded the pictures to Facebook, so here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029903&id=1198149366&l=d18f0eccf2

The photographs were taken with Canon EOS 20D attached via T-mount to the T-port in the rear of Meade ETX-125 telescope.

The videos are on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spb5083Wq5U and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKTxx9yxw3M

The videos were taken using [...]

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AOL Radio compiles a list of Top-10 movie songs

June 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Few movies don’t have songs in them. Music and songs convey strong emotions and set or help to set the mood for a particular scene. Many bands and artists propelled their popularity when their songs were played in movies. Who have ever heard about Goo [...]

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Apple is holding off on the iPhone. Me too.

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

At first, Apple promised shipments of new iPhone 3G S to start by June 19th to people who pre-ordered online, and now it had shifted to “delivery by June 22″. I bet those customers whose orders got delayed are pretty anxious now. The new iPhone [...]

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Interesting video comparing Forest Gump to Benjamin Button

May 28th, 2009 · No Comments

This video comparing “Forrest Gump” to “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” - both written by the same screen writer [Eric Roth - Munich (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006)] - was brought to my attention by a co-worker. It’s pretty funny. Watch!

See more funny videos and funny [...]

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Angels and Demons (2009) mini review

May 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“Angels and Demons”, the sequel to the “Da Vinci Code” directed by Ron Howard, is a little better. Professor Robert Langdon is summoned to Vatican where the pope has died and four cardinals were kidnapped by a secret society called Illuminati, which threatened [...]

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Tags: Additional Articles · Detective/Mistery · Drama · Thrillers/Suspense

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) PG-13 107min

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

A prequel to X-Men (2000), X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), directed by Gavin Hood (directed famous award-winning Tsotsi), written by David Benioff  and Skip Woods.
The plot: A brief history of James Logan (Hugh Jackman) begins with [...]

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Tags: Action · Additional Articles · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · Supernatural · USA

Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Mar 10, 2009)

March 9th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of March 10, 2009:

Milk
(2008) R

Sean Penn (in an Oscar-winning role) stars in this fact-based drama about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with mayor [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases (Mar 3, 2009)

March 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
(2008) PG

Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) is a privileged Chihuahua from Beverly Hills who rides in style in her owner’s purse — until she gets lost on a Mexican vacation, and must find her way home with the help of her [...]

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2008 Academy Awards

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

2008 Academy Awards ceremony happened yesterday, February 22, 2009.

If you votes for the best movies of 2008 on this website, or wonder which movies were best in 2008 by the popular vote, and then compare them to the list of Oscar-winning movies and [...]

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Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD Releases This Week (Feb 17, 2009)

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of February 17, 2009:

High School Musical 3: Senior Year
(2008) G

Seniors Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) are having a hard time with the fact that they’ll soon be leaving high school behind. [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray releases this week (Feb 10, 2009)

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 10, 2009.
W. (a.k.a. Bush)
(2008) PG-13

Academy Award winner Oliver Stone directs an all-star cast in this satiric retrospective of the life and political career of George W. Bush (Josh Brolin), [...]

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Stream Netflix to your TV or HDTV with PlayOn Media Server

February 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On February 1, 2009 MediaMall released the first production version of their PlayOn media server. It works like any other media server, but also provides capability to stream movies from Netflix’s Watch Instantly queue (Netflix subscription is required), as well as videos from [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Feb 3, 2009)

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of February 3, 2009:
The Secret Life of Bees
(2008) PG-13

Haunted by the death of her mother, 14-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes the dreary life she lives on her father’s farm and heads to [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 27, 2009)

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of January 27, 2009:

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
(2008) PG-13

Javier Bardem stars in the latest effort from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen as a flamboyant painter who finds himself in the middle of a unique relationship [...]

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Hot New Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 20, 2009)

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies come out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 20, 2009:

Max Payne
(2008) Unrated
Mark Wahlberg stars as the title character of this gritty crime thriller, centered on an undercover New York City DEA agent who teams up with a female assassin [...]

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Hot new Blu-Ray and DVD releases this week (Jan 13, 2008)

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 13, 2009.

Appaloosa
(2008) R
When a malicious, land-hungry rancher (Jeremy Irons) has the marshal and deputy of Appaloosa killed, two gunmen (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, who also directs) arrive and try [...]

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Hot New DVD and Blu-Ray Releases This Week (Jan 6, 2009)

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

These movies are coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray the week of January 6, 2009:

Pineapple Express
(2008) R
After witnessing an underworld murder involving a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez) and a drug kingpin (Gary Cole), straitlaced pothead Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) must go on the [...]

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