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Hot New DVD Releases This Week (June 10, 2008)

June 8th, 2008 · No Comments

John Adams (HBO Miniseries)
(2008) TV-PG
Paul Giamatti stars in this sweeping seven-part miniseries that chronicles the astonishing life of founding father John Adams: revolutionary leader, America’s first ambassador to England, the first vice president and the second president. The iconic cast of characters includes [...]

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Hot new DVD releases this week (June 3, 2008)

June 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Cloverfield
(2007) PG-13
A going-away party in Manhattan is interrupted when a mysterious, giant-sized monster launches an attack on New York City. With camcorder in hand, a small group of friends make their way out into the chaotic streets, scrambling to stay alive. Mike Vogel, [...]

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Harrison Ford would play Jack Ryan again

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

As reported by Simon Raynolds, the Entertainment Reporter for DigitalSpy, after the huge buzz around the release of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford has revealed that he would like to return to the Jack Ryan franchise.

Ford starred [...]

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Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray releases for May 27, 2008

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Rambo IV
2008 R
When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he’s still haunted by violent memories [...]

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61st Cannes Film Festival Awards

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments

The jury of the 61st Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Sean Penn, named the Prize winners. At the end of the ceremony, Barry Levinson’s closing film What Just Happened? starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and Bruce Willis was screened for the [...]

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Killed: Rob Knox, an actor from new “Harry Potter” movie

May 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Rob Knox, an 18 year old actor who plays minor role of Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in the upcoming 6th installment of “Harry Potter” called “Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince”, was stabbed after he got caught up in a fight outside a bar in [...]

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Hot new DVD releases for May 20, 2008

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
(2007) PG-13
Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) and Dr. Abigail Chase (Diane Kruger) — who found riches and romance at the end of their first hunt for national treasure — reteam with their wisecracking partner in crime, Riley Poole (Justin [...]

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Netflix offers movie streaming via their $100 set-top box

May 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Netflix, the largest movie rental company, had for years been promising to begin streaming movies straight to TVs, and last year announced plans with LG to build a set-top box that would allow that. Netflix has just announced their new set-top box called Roku.

With [...]

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Review of “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008) PG-13 113min

May 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Jet Lee and Jackie Chan star together in The Forbidden Kingdom, directed by Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little I & II, Haunted Mansion) and written by John Fusco (Young Guns, The Babe, Loch Ness, Spirit: Stallion of the [...]

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Tags: Action · Additional Articles · Adventure · Fantasy · Movies · USA

Amazon’s Blu-Ray Disk Sale

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Amazon.com is advertising “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” deal on their Blu-Ray disk inventory. Some of the titles you can grab there are

Independence Day
Predator
I, Robot
Ice Age
Terminator
Fantastic 4
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Sunshine
Wall Street
The Usual Suspects
The Adventures of Indiana Jones (The Complete Movie Collection)
Transformers
Gladiator
more…

They also advertise [...]

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New DVD releases this week (May 6, 2008)

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

P.S. I Love You
(2007) PG-13 | DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), a young widow living in Dublin, has just lost her beloved husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) to a brain tumor. Inconsolable, Holly finds that Gerry left for her a series of letters [...]

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New DVD Releases This Week (April 29, 2008)

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The Golden Compass (2007)
After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards) trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it’s part of her destiny. Nicole Kidman, Daniel [...]

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Review of Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Remote

April 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I owned this remote for almost 2 years now and I loved it. Why? Because it replaced the 7 remotes that I had to use to control my home theater. Mind you, 2 years ago it was selling for about $250. Who in [...]

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New DVD releases (April 16, 2008)

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a rogue CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahedeen rebels in their fight against the Soviet [...]

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Hot new DVD releases (April 08, 2008)

April 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
John C. Reilly stars as fictional pop star Dewey Cox in this parody of the increasingly predictable rags-to-riches music biopic. On his hard-knocks journey toward stardom, Dewey crosses paths with the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly and the [...]

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Short video of Saturn through the telescope

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Just came home from work, and wanted to glance at Saturn through my Meade ETX-125AT telescope. Wow, I had never seen it so sharply – I could even make up the orange color of the planet. The planet is very far, and at [...]

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My first photos of Saturn

February 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Well today the sky finally cleared up, and I could get to the telescope early enough after work. The moon is rising 3 hours after Saturn does today. Saturn is very far, and it looks like a tiny star to the naked eye. [...]

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Lunar Eclipse February 20, 2008

February 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today’s eclipse is the last one until 2010.
Unfortunately I missed the beginning, but as soon as I got home I set up my rig and began shooting. I captured the full eclipse and the beginning of the end, when the Moon started to [...]

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Photos of the Moon and Mars (Feb 16, 2008)

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The entire slideshow is here: http://public.fotki.com/MaxiMovieBlog/moon-and-mars-photos/
I looked up in the sky and saw Mars almost lined up with the Moon. I set up the telescope and the tripod with Canon EOS 20D camera, 300mm image stabilzing zoom lens and 2x telephoto adapter.
The difficulty [...]

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The death of HD-DVD: Toshiba abandons HD-DVD.

February 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It has become known on Saturday that Toshiba will abandon its HD-DVD format, resulting in the complete victory for Blu-Ray by companies like Sony, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Hitachi and Sharp. The format war has been going on since 2003. HD-DVD format has many advantages over Blu-Ray, [...]

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