Here is my new gadget for watching movies on my iPad without using my data plan or an internet connection. The HooToo TripMate Nano is the little square-shaped box in the photo. It is tiny, weighs almost nothing, and creates a strong wireless signal that phones and tablets can detect and join. Why would you … [Read more…]
I noticed how rottentomatoes.com gives this a 93% freshness rating, and that is from critics. I would give it a freshness rating of about 7%. At the beginning of the first Ice Age movie, if I remember correctly, there is a saber-toothed squirrel that couldn’t seem to get his hands on an acorn. He chases … [Read more…]
We put the Lorax in our Netflix queue, thinking it was the original movie from the 70s. From watching the trailer I already knew I wasn’t interested in the new movie, but here it was, by accident, in our living room. I put in the DVD player and fired it up. It was all downhill … [Read more…]
Cami and I were looking for something to watch on Amazon. I suggested To Catch A Thief with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. It’s probably my favorite old movie Cami hadn’t seen it before, and she said she liked it a lot.
Cami and I saw MegaMind while she was visiting. We both thought it was great. From the previews it looked interesting. But, we were cautious about expecting too much. We had recently bought How to Train Your Dragon on video and found it wanting. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t worthy of all the hype … [Read more…]
I’ve been watching The Green Mile on TV. It’s a powerful story with excellent character development. I loved the book, and the movie doesn’t disappoint either. Stephen King sure can spin a tale. It’s one of my favorite movies. Another favorite is Shawshank Redemption, which was also written by him. Tom Hanks does an excellent … [Read more…]
The Lovely Bones was on HBO this evening. It’s got a catchy title and I guess it’s supposed to be deep. One word comes to mind: “weak”.
Red Box is headed for trouble. They rarely have anything worth renting, even for a buck. A few days ago I got lucky and found one movie that seemed interesting: Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Paula had recommended it a few months ago so I decided to get it. In the first few minutes of … [Read more…]
Yesterday I was in Salt Lake with Cami, and I didn’t get a chance to do a workout. We had a really good time and got to eat lunch with Cami’s dad at Olive Garden. The salad was good and the soups were excellent. Later we hung out a bit with Staci and Tiffani. For … [Read more…]
What are the chances of watching two sports movies back to back, and loving both of them? Sandra Bullock put on one of her best performances, and it was just a quality production overall. During the summer I remember thinking how unappealing the movies are these days. I wondered where all the good stories had … [Read more…]