How come in movies like The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies the bad guys army is so much bigger than the good guys? It seems almost cliche to me. The Orcs in this movie outnumber everyone 2 or 3 to 1 and it doesn’t seem fair. As my wife observes everyone loves a underdog. However in these movies the underdog has to fight twice as hard and there isn’t always a happy ending.
Sometimes a cheesy, sentimental movie that has a predictable formula is what one wants. It is OK to turn off your brain for a bit and just enjoy something fun, romantic, daring perhaps. We all need an escape every now and then.
We now own the Roku Streaming Stick, is a convenient little device that streams loads of TV shows, movies, news, entertainment and much more. It plugs into our TV and runs off of our wifi connection. This thing is really cool. There are tons of things to look at here. For those considering cutting the cable this is a real alternative. I have been wanting this for awhile because it brings streaming video to our HDTV. The price point is good too.
I like the fact it has a small footprint and has a remote control. So far, so good. I will let you know how it goes as we use this.
Tom and Meg are magic on screen. Their chemistry is amazing. Check out “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Joe Vs. The Volcano” and “You’ve Got Mail”. In all three movies they shine.
I just heard on CBS News that Robin Williams has been found dead of an apparent suicide. How tragic.
Sometimes it’s good to chill out. Then there are times when its good to live a little. Our lives can be chaotic or totally boring. Finding the balance is a tricky situation. I admit I have never been a party guy or the type enjoys going out to a club (although I have done that in my life). There’s nothing wrong with being a homebody but its good to get out and explore (something I need to do more of).
If you are a party animal its OK to have some quiet downtime. However if you enjoy being a homebody and a lot of us are perhaps going out for some coffee to see the outside world can inspire us and stimulate our senses. No one is meant to be alone for too long.
It can be hard to get out if you are going it alone however its a good way to make connections with new people. No matter what you are doing have fun. Life is short.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran comedian Sid Caesar, star of the 1950s television classic “Your Show of Shows,” died on Wednesday at age 91 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner. Reiner said he learned of Caesar’s death from a mutual friend, actor and writer Rudy De Luca, who had recently been visiting with Caesar. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Steve Gorman)
Sid Caesar was a funny man who was a pioneer of TV comedy. A lot of comics owe their careers to this man.
PBS Announces Winter/Spring Season With Strong Roster of Returning Series and New Entries in Variety of Genres “Sherlock” Returns January 19, Following “Downton Abbey,” Setting Stage for Stellar Line-up of British Drama on Sundays Major Drama, Science and Adventure Titles Reinforce Primetime in Strategic 10 pm Slot
In August of 1963, the world met a new piece of technology that would go on to change the history of music: the audio cassette tape. That means that this month marks the 50th anniversary of the cassette.
(Cassettes are what I grew up with however I was on the edge of relevance of 8 Tracks and vinyl.)
My wife asked the question, where do talk shows find their guests? Seriously the weirdest people come on these programs to air their dirty laundry and their idiosyncratic tendencies. There are all sorts of interesting stores and situations on daytime talk shows. TV can be a frightening place sometimes.