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by ruralcritic1
Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I want for Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 2566

What I want for Christmas

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a pair of Netflix Smart Socks. They can sense when I've fallen asleep. They immediately send a signal to my DVR (I hope) or Netflix feed, pausing the show I'm watching so I don't miss anything. Can't tell you how many times I've slept through parts of TV shows...
by ruralcritic1
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a movie reviewer's man cave
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Re: a movie reviewer's man cave

I've attached a picture of the screen, some of the speakers and the amp. As you can see, the room is not very wide, so that is about the biggest screen I can squeeze in -- 80-inch (100" or so diagonal) Da-Lite screen (Da-Lite 77324 with High Power finish) I bought on Ebay for about $60, which i...
by ruralcritic1
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a movie reviewer's man cave
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Re: a movie reviewer's man cave

I'll get some pictures of it to you early next year when I'm done with all the screeners and awards-related movies. One thing that is nice about the Sony Blu-ray player is that it can also stream online movies, baseball games, etc. directly from my home internet wi-fi. I can also download movies off...
by ruralcritic1
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fox Goes Digital: NO MORE DVD and Blu-ray Screeners UNLESS..
Replies: 1
Views: 2646

Re: Fox Goes Digital: NO MORE DVD and Blu-ray Screeners UNLE

I don't favor a boycott, but I am perfectly willing to put Fox at the bottom of my list for movies I will have time to see before the end of the year. Part of the problem with a boycott is that we'd be fighting a technological change by clinging to the past. It also makes it look like we care more a...
by ruralcritic1
Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamergate and the criticism of critics
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

Gamergate and the criticism of critics

Even though I am not a gamer, I read with interest an Op-Ed piece in today's NY Times about ugly developments in the video game field, particularly in the area of game criticism and the rough way that game fans have threatened and otherwise gone after game critics. The article, "Can Video Games...
by ruralcritic1
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a movie reviewer's man cave
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

a movie reviewer's man cave

I've recently upgraded my home video viewing facilities to include 3D movies. For those of you interested in the technical aspects of home theater, here is a brief description of my home theater, which I started building about 10 years ago, on a modest budget. I am, after all, a senior citizen livin...
by ruralcritic1
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The first time it happened . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 24644

Re: The first time it happened . . .

For me it was "The Graduate" in 1967.

It was innovative in its use of sound and it captured the way I felt at that time as a college student, alienated from my parent's generation, searching for a new direction.
by ruralcritic1
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Verdict: "Savages"
Replies: 1
Views: 8374

Re: The Verdict: "Savages"

Most of Stone's films don't add up to much, but this one was a lot more fun than most of them. I liked the way it played around with my expectations and the way it played around with the ending, too.

It was not serious at all, and I like that.

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