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IGN gives Grand Theft Auto 4 perfect 10

April 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Only a few more days to wait... Grand Theft Auto 4 comes out April 29th and I'll have it in my hands soon after. The first review is up online and has given the game a perfect 10. The first time in many years that they've handed out that score. Definitely the most excited I've been about playing a game in a long while. Go read the seven page written review or watch the... Continue reading

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Meet the Family: Christopher Walken Family Reunion

April 13, 2008 at 12:03 PM

Funny Saturday Night Live skit featuring every cast member doing their Christopher Walken impression at a Walken Family reunion: By the way Hulu is actually really nice and SNL is actually funny again.... Continue reading

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My Xbox 360 is dead

October 01, 2007 at 10:38 PM

Picked up a copy of Halo 3 at lunch today. Got home tonight and the wife was out so I thought I'd pop it in and get a rare half hour of game time in. I unwrap the game, check out the manual for a bit, and then excitedly put the game in my Xbox 360 to play for a few minutes before dinner. The game comes up and I spend about 30 seconds looking... Continue reading

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DirecTV Adds Eleven New HD Channels for Fall

May 30, 2007 at 07:57 AM

In about a week I'll have DirecTV HD so the news that DirecTV is adding 11 new HD channels this fall is pretty exciting for me. The 11 this fall aren't too exciting, but there's more on the way after that look even better. This fall the Discovery Channel is launching Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and The Science Channel all in beautiful high definition. There will also be five Starz channels that I won't... Continue reading

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Alanis Morissette covers "My Humps"

April 03, 2007 at 09:41 PM

One of the funniest things I've seen/heard in a long time, Alanis Morissette covering Fergie's terrible song "My Humps": Funny stuff. No matter how many times I watch it I still crack up. I knew the lyrics in that song were bad, but I didn't realize they were this bad. It's incredible that someone with as little musical talent has had a career in music as long as Stacy Ferguson.... Continue reading

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I'm so excited... I'm so... scared!

March 26, 2007 at 03:11 PM

One of the best scenes ever from Saved by the Bell: Not as emotional as when Zack and Kelly broke up, but Elizabeth Berkley gives one of the best acting jobs in the history of Saturday morning television. This is why I don't do drugs.... Continue reading

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Sony unveils PlayStation Home

March 08, 2007 at 07:39 AM

Yesterday Sony unveiled Home, their blend of Second Life, Xbox 360 Achievements, and Nintendo Mii's for the PlayStation 3. Looks incredibly cool and is one of the first things (other than Final Fantasy XIII) that has me taking a serious look at the PS3. Get more details from IGN and check out the short demo below:... Continue reading

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Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler

February 28, 2007 at 11:06 PM

The Multimedia Remote Control Wrangler lets you velcro remote controls to your head. You'll never lose a remove again as long as you don't lose your head. As you can see from the photo above, you can even control the Nintendo Wii with your mind... or at least your head. (via)... Continue reading

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The Writers of Lost

February 04, 2007 at 12:56 PM

See how the writers of the hit TV series "Lost" come up with all those crazy plot twists when you watch the behind-the-scenes footage below (warning: NSFW language):... Continue reading

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Apple iPhone announced

January 11, 2007 at 09:51 PM

Apple announced the new iPhone at Tuesday's MacWorld keynote (live blog from Engadget or just the photos) and I must have one. The thing is incredible looking and pretty darn powerful too. It's a cool cellphone, widescreen iPod, and an Internet device. No buttons, everything is done through a sleek touchscreen interface. The full blown Safari browser on the phone actually looks incredibly useful (unlike most mobile browsers.) Includes a 4 or 8 GB... Continue reading

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Reign Over Me trailer

January 06, 2007 at 07:28 AM

Saw Pursuit of Happyness last night and before the movie they had the trailer for the new Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle movie Reign Over Me: The plot outline: A man (Sandler) who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate (Cheadle). Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief. The movie looks really good.... Continue reading

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I've got a Wii!!

January 01, 2007 at 05:32 PM

Last week Christina called me at work to let me know she'd spent $250 on her lunch break. I didn't know what she could have possibly purchased since we just had Christmas and there wasn't really anything we needed. But there was something I'd wanted! She had stumbled upon a shipment of Nintendo Wii's being stocked at Target and had quickly grabbed one before the word got out. She had tried to no avail... Continue reading

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My Gift This Christmas... A Special Christmas Box

December 25, 2006 at 06:32 PM

NBC may have actually figured out this whole Internet thing finally. Last December they were pulling the hilarious "Lazy Sunday" (the Chronicles of Narnia Rap) off of YouTube but this year they're actually putting funny, exclusive content up on the site. Check out the NSFW, uncensored Christmas song from Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake below: The song isn't actually any funnier with the expletive in the song than it was without it. The most interesting... Continue reading

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Is Lost a Repeat?

May 15, 2006 at 09:23 PM

A question I get asked often at home and at work, "Is Lost a Repeat this week?" I guess since probably 50% of shows are either repeats or recaps, it's a valid question. Normally I head over to titanTV to use their handy, personalized TV listings to check out if Lost was new or not. Now you can figure it out yourself thanks to Head on over to the site anytime you're wondering one... Continue reading

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PC Magazine Peerflix review

April 26, 2006 at 10:09 PM

PC Magazine has a review of Peerflix up and gives the service a 3.5 out of 5. If you don't like what you bought, you can always trade it away for something better. The downside? The selection is spotty; it's a bit of the chicken-and-egg problem. The more people use it, the better it will get, but right now, Peerflix is missing a lot of popular movies. By "missing" I mean that although they're in... Continue reading

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TiVo Camouflage

April 15, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Hilarious question posed to Bill Simmons' latest mailbag on this week: Q: I love TiVo, but why can't I change the name of my saved shows? In the days of the video, I could tape what I want, change the name to "Broncos Highlights -- 1994" and rest assured my wife would never look at it. Now, if I TiVo something she might not like, "Naughty Nurses" is right on the saved list. Has... Continue reading

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Truth In Movie Titles

March 29, 2006 at 07:39 PM

Some really funny movie posters over at Something Awful with more accurate movie titles for some great and terrible movies. Collateral is now Good Movie, Sh***y Ending and King Kong is Too Long. My favorite is the one for Mulholland Drive. That movie was so obtuse just for the sake of being so. It was confusing because director David Lynch wanted it to be.... Continue reading

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The Loop

March 17, 2006 at 08:51 PM

TV Squad has a pretty spot on comment about Fox's new comedy, The Loop: The Loop is one of those shows that can seem kinda funny if you don't watch an entire episode. If you were to just turn on FOX 5, 10, or 20 minutes into the show, you're bound to hit upon a clever line or a funny scenario. I watched the pilot on Wednesday night and found myself amused and bored at... Continue reading

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The American Idol girls suck

February 21, 2006 at 08:14 PM

Apparently the judges must have chosen the 12 female finalists with something other than their ears. A lot of attractive girls that can't sing a lick. They must have picked them based on cup size. Over and over again the judges are complimenting how they look and their stage presence, they seem to think that's of equal importance to how well they can sing. They're all really terrible. Tone deaf. My picks for the... Continue reading

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Hands-On with PlayStation 3

February 13, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Xbox fanboys sure took this Playstation 3 hands-on from Kikizo Games as some sort of victory. The only major negative quote is that they say the Playstation 3 is a machine barely superior to Xbox 360 after playing games from one developer that are so still half a ear from being finished. Really difficult to make any real conclusions based on that. This is essentially like someone playing Amped 3 when it was 50%... Continue reading

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Undelete shows from your TiVO

January 26, 2006 at 08:04 AM

I never thought about it, but it makes sense. When you delete a show off of your TiVo it doesn't actually immediately remove it from the hard drive, it just removes it from your list of shows and will record over that space when necessary. Because of this, TiVo will soon add the ability to retrieve recently deleted shows. Want to get a show back you deleted yesterday? Scroll down to the Recently Deleted... Continue reading

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Logitech Harmony Universal Remote for Xbox 360 Review

January 22, 2006 at 03:28 PM

Sounds like the Logitech Harmony Advanced Universal Remote for Xbox 360 is a winner. When (if?) I ever get my Xbox 360 I'll have a tough decision on whether to pick this up or not. The universal remote that came with my Kenwood A/V receiver is pretty good but a few of the buttons are starting to not work everytime you press them. The Harmony does everything you can imagine and seems easy to... Continue reading

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January 15, 2006 at 08:21 PM

purevolume is a great music community site from the guys at Unborn Media (with several guys from Neubix.) Seems like there's a lot of good bands I've never heard of and most have streamable and even downloadable mp3's songs available. You can even search for upcoming shows in your area. Will definitely be checking back to see if there are any good new bands in the charts.... Continue reading

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Awesome, Grande Cable is f***ing piece of crap

January 04, 2006 at 06:45 PM

Apparently they decided today was a good day to screw up and drop ESPN and instead show Fox Sports on 2 dif channels at once. This is the same POS company that in 2006 does not offer digital cable or HD original promised date of availability for HD: 9/2004. Pathetic. I'm sure glad i get my HD via OTA antenna and won't be relying on these morons.... Continue reading

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The Simpsons Season 6 alternative packaging

December 31, 2005 at 03:29 PM

The Simpsons - The Complete Sixth Season is packed into a case that looks like Homer's head. It's actually nice looking but just doesn't match the other seasons at all and doesn't look good from the side while sitting on the shelf. To make matters worse, it's terribly difficult to actually open and get a disc out when you want to watch it. Fortunately, Fox has a website up where you can find out... Continue reading

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A black guy on the O.C.

December 01, 2005 at 08:01 PM

I had to check the TiVo show desciption to make sure it was really The O.C. Seriously, I can't remember a single other black character on the show. Ever. Or a Hispanic person not from the ghetto. Are there even any Asians? You know they do make sheltered, privileged, over-botoxed people of other skin colors. What do you call a black guy flying an airplane? A pilot, you racist!... Continue reading

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I am too attractive for Mischa Barton

November 07, 2005 at 09:58 PM

Apparently, Mischa Barton likes unattractive guys. Really, really ugly dudes. I mean not just ugly, but creepy and homeless ugly. Did I mention that she has bad taste in men? Though I'd need to stop getting hair cuts or bathing or going to the gym if I wanted a shot, I'd probably still have to pass since she annoys the heck out of me on The O.C.... Continue reading

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TiVo debuts Overlap Protection

November 03, 2005 at 06:23 PM

TiVo has debuted an unfortunately needed new feature with their latest service update: In the past, if two of your favorite shows overlapped by a minute or two, you could only record one or the other. Now, with Overlap Protection, your TiVo box can record both shows back-to-back by clipping just enough from the end of the first show or the beginning of the second show, based on which has the higher Season Pass priority... Continue reading

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As much as I hate to admit it...

September 25, 2005 at 09:48 PM

I'm one of the biggest Simpsons fans out there, I grew up watching it and think it's one of the funniest, smartest shows of the last 15 years, but The Family Guy is just lightyears funnier right now. It's not even close. It's more over the top hilarious and it's also the master of subtle, intelligent humor.... Continue reading

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Why aren't there any sitcoms anymore?

September 20, 2005 at 07:58 PM

We've finally seen a slight decrease in the number of horrible reality shows on television (or maybe at least there are fewer new ones coming this season.) There were even several great dramas last season like Lost and 24. This season looks promising too, I'll definitely be checking out Invasion tomorrow when it premieres. But what's missing from all this? Sitcoms. There's Scrubs and a few complete pieces of crap on the WB and that's... Continue reading

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Paul Giamatti tidbit

August 26, 2005 at 10:29 PM

I had no idea Paul Giamatti (of Sideways fame as well as Cinderella Man, easily the movie of the year) was the son of the late A. Bartlett Giamatti. The elder Giamatti was briefly commissioner of Major League Baseball and permanently banned Pete Rose from the game before passing on five months into his tenure.... Continue reading

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Xbox 360 prices set at $299 and $399

August 20, 2005 at 02:40 PM

Microsoft has offically confirmed the price rumors we've been hearing for a while now, there will be a base version for $299 and a premium version with a hard drive for $399. The base version will include everything most gamers will want to have: the console, one wired controller, and the basic power and A/V cables you'll need to get started. The premium version ups the ante by including a 20 GB hard drive, one... Continue reading

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NCAA 2006 rosters

July 11, 2005 at 07:20 PM

A lot of people got NCAA 2006 early, unfortunately I wasn't one of them. The great thing is that there are already people hard at work cranking out the updated rosters with the real players' names. Normally it would take a couple of days after release to get them ready, now I can start my dynasty right away. If you want the rosters, you can head over MaddenMania for the PS2 roster file or... Continue reading

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Review: MVP Baseball for the PSP

June 03, 2005 at 07:45 PM

MVP Baseball for the PSP is a good but not great game and the majority of reviews agree. The game's release date was pushed back several times, but a lot of flaws (some glaring) remain. A lot of untapped potential that will hopefully make next year's iteration of the game a great one. The gameplay and graphics are pretty decent, though I'm still getting used to hitting with the PSP's analog stick. I had... Continue reading

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Gwen Stefani's asian chick posse creeps me out

May 31, 2005 at 05:41 PM

It's one thing to put some Asian girls in a music video, I mean who doesn't love an Asian girl or three? But Gwen Stefani and her pack of Japanese Harajuku girls that follow her everywhere have been bugging me for a while. She drags them around to awards shows and onto MTV, and has them on stage during performances. According to Tian, these four girls are about as far from true Harajuku style... Continue reading

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May 24, 2005 at 11:00 PM

I saw a rumor over at Operation Sports this morning that the deal between and EA Sports had fallen through. It looks like the rumors are true, as I got confirmation from a Rivals exec who said, We were informed that we wouldn't be in the game after all. That's what we know. Sounds like EA has told them the deal is off but they have not been told why. Originally, NCAA Football... Continue reading

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Playstation 3 announced

May 16, 2005 at 08:19 PM

Sony officially announced the Playstation 3 tonight and specs, details, and images abound. Rather than just collect images and extraneous details and then spout them back at you, I figured it would be more useful to link you to pretty much every resource I can find: IGN detailsGamespot on the announcementEngadget & Joystiq's live coverage of Sony's PlayStation 3 launchEngadget: More Playstation 3 PicsKotaku's full coverage of PS3 press conferenceKotaku: Killzone screenshotKotaku: Warhawk screenshotGamespot:... Continue reading

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Xbox unveiling on MTV is crap

May 12, 2005 at 09:03 PM

I know I shouldn't be surprised but the official Xbox 360 unveiling on MTV tonight was utter crap. Annoying b-list celebrities, personality-free professional gamers, very little game footage, and next to zero actual details on the system. The only details they mentioned about the 360 itself were that it'll have wireless controllers, changeable faceplates, and that it will be high-definition. If you want some real information, head on over to Kotaku or the barely... Continue reading

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An ultimatum

May 10, 2005 at 08:42 PM

If Anthony Federov survives tomorrow I'm never watching American Idol again. Survives to the next round I mean, I guess I'm okay if he lives. P.S. Carrie, it's okay to move every so often while singing. P.P.S. Seriously people, don't pick the same exact some song. For the love of God people!... Continue reading

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They are never showing another new episode of Lost

April 27, 2005 at 08:30 PM

Seriously, it's just rerun after rerun. Tonight the TiVo thought it was a new one and recorded it, so Christina and I sit down to watch it and sure enough, it's a brand new episode! Sorta. Not really. Okay, not at all. It was a never before seen episode consisting of clips of all the previous episodes. What a crock. If it wasn't for TiVo, I'd have moved on by now. I wonder how many... Continue reading

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'Fox Reality' to debut in May

April 04, 2005 at 02:47 PM

The apocalypse is officially upon us, Fox is debuting a 24-hour reality network. I guess it's essentially just like regular Fox except without The Simpsons, The O.C., or your local news. Or even new episodes of the one reality show I do watch, American Idol. Maybe they'll show less reality drivel on regular Fox, but I doubt we're that lucky. For once I'm glad I have Grande, I won't accidentally stumble onto this crap while... Continue reading

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Unpacking the PSP

March 24, 2005 at 08:42 PM

I preordered the Sony Playstation Portable months ago, originally as a profit making scheme. But as the release date got closer, I wanted to keep it more and more. I'm glad I did, the thing is freaking sweet! The screen is absolutely gorgeous. The Spider-Man 2 UMD that came with it looks as good as a DVD on a regular television. Time to go play some Lumines! Check out the photoset or view the... Continue reading

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February 26, 2005 at 10:36 AM

Peerflix is a movie trading service where you sign up and trade DVD's with other users rather than renting them from a central service. There's no monthly fee so you can use it as often or as little as you like, just pay $1 per trade. Each DVD in the system is assigned a Peerbux value, when you ship one of your DVD's you get Peerbux and when you receive one they cost Peerbux.... Continue reading

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Super Bowl ads

February 06, 2005 at 11:56 PM

It was really a pretty weak year for Super Bowl ads. Nothing absolutely hilarious and definitely nothing you'd be laughing with your friends about for weeks to come. I blame Janet Jackson. Few of the ads took any risks and most were just generally uncreative. You can watch all of tonight's ads and the ones that didn't make the air over at IFILM's Super Bowl Showcase. Best commercial Neither of the two funniest commercials... Continue reading

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American Idol is a sham

February 02, 2005 at 07:42 PM

American Idol is officially fake. Tonight one of the contestants called himself Christopher Noll, a 28 year old nanny. He loved the two little girls like they were his own. How touching. Well Mr. Noll made himself quite the spectacle, rapping instead of singing, dancing like a mad man, and rhyming things with Moesha for guest judge Brandy. It was pretty awful. Somehow Paula voted to move him on because he was the most original... Continue reading

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January 28, 2005 at 11:24 AM

The main idea of Audioscrobbler is that you use a plug-in with your music player of choice and tracks every song you play in their database. After they have a decent collection of data on you, it determines your neighbors and then you can listen to radio stations pulling from their collections. If you donate monthly (as little or as much as you want), you get extra features such as the ability to listen to... Continue reading

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Review: Collateral

January 08, 2005 at 12:44 PM

Collateral was better than I thought it would be. I had my doubts about whether they could keep the plot going for the entire movie, but they manage to do it pretty well. Fortunately they actually kept the it reasonable that the cab driver didn't just drive off and leave the hitman. Jamie Foxx is the best character in the movie, Tom Cruise is more of an accessory. The main plot revolves around Cruise... Continue reading

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Top 5 Movies of 2004

January 05, 2005 at 02:45 PM

Everyone else is doing it, so now I'm gonna start listing some of my Top 5's of 2004. Today I'm doing my top 5 movies of last year. I watched a ton of good movies in 2004, but of movies that were actually released during the year two really stood out. The top two stood above everything else. Everything about them was well done and very entertaining, they'll be on my list of all-time favorites.... Continue reading

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Orange Bowl halftime

January 04, 2005 at 09:32 PM

Wow, that was pretty painful. The Orange Bowl halftime show consisted of Kelly Clarkson, Trace Adkins, and Ashlee Simpson. Clarkson was decent aside for one moment when someone in her band decided they should sing louder than she was, it sounded like me singing. Adkins is just a poor man's Toby Keith, which is pretty pathetic. Keith was even at the game because he's a redneck Sooner fan and they couldn't get him. The best... Continue reading

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Review: Garden State

December 29, 2004 at 10:25 AM

Great freaking movie. Zach Braff is officially my favorite actor right now, he really should be in more stuff. First Scrubs and now this, I officially have a totally heterosexual man-crush on the guy. The dude even has his own blog on TypePad. If I was lame and bored and had time on my hands I would totally start a Zach Braff fan site, but fortunately for my street cred I'm only two of... Continue reading

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Sony, Ken Jennings, and Kottke

December 02, 2004 at 12:01 PM

This is a freaking travesty. Jason Kottke didn't do anything differently than the Washington Post did, but Sony is suing him because they can. He's not even the one who leaked the information or who made the audio tape, he just reported it. Read more backstory here. Anil said everything much better than I could here and especially here. I posted a link to it too, Sony want to sue me too?... Continue reading

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Man of the House

November 30, 2004 at 10:12 AM

Man of the House is an upcoming movie from Sony Pictures starring Tommy Lee Jones. The plot? Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women. This is the oddest damn thing I've ever... Continue reading

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TiVo to add banner ads when fast forwarding

November 17, 2004 at 09:40 AM

Eh. TiVo is now going to be showing banner ads while your fast forwarding. PVRblog makes it sound like it'll only be if you're fast forwarding through commercials, but I think I may have just read that wrong. The idea bothers me ethically and on principle, but I really doubt I'll actually mind it too much. As long as the ads aren't obtrusive and I can still see what I'm fast forwarding through, I'll... Continue reading

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Review: Pat Green's Lucky Ones

November 11, 2004 at 09:22 PM

I already love this CD. I would say I like every single song except for one ("Sweet Revenge" is his apparently obligatory Cajun-sounding song), and even it's not too bad. It's just a great album filled with several different styles of songs, all pretty damn good. "Lucky Ones" is probably his best recent album and will likely have the most commercial appeal of any of his albums. It's definitely still Pat, but he's come... Continue reading

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Review: The Perfect Score

November 01, 2004 at 07:17 PM

It was the only thing we remotely wanted to see from Blockbuster. There's just not many good movies out on DVD right now. I guess most of the summer blockbusters are still a ways from coming out on DVD. The movie was decent, especially considering it's from MTV Films. The storyline is decent, but not very original. There's some funny lines, but overall the dialog is lacking. There's worse movies out there I guess,... Continue reading

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Review: Friday Night Lights

October 16, 2004 at 12:22 PM

Christina and I went to see "Friday Night Lights" last night, it was entertaining and pissed me off at the same time. The H.G. Bissinger book the movie is based on is easily one of my all-time favorites, I read it several times while I was in middle school and high school. The book does an amazing job telling the story of the Permian High School football team and it's players, but it's just... Continue reading

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Leopards are sissies

October 07, 2004 at 02:39 PM

Mike and I just spent the last ten minutes here at work in the break room. We were hoping to see a no holds barred brawl between a leopard and a crocodile. Unfortunately, it appears that leopards are cowards. Originally there was just one of each fighting over a carcass the leopard had killed, but soon there was a twelve croc posse squaring off against the leopard and his two homies. It looked like when... Continue reading

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Review: Jersey Girl

September 29, 2004 at 11:14 AM

The first thing you should know about Jersey Girl is that it was written and directed by Kevin Smith. Okay, now forget I ever told you that. If you go into this movie expecting a classic Kevin Smith film such as Mallrats and Chasing Amy, you are going to be immensely disappointed. Jersey Girl is a good movie, but it's not a good Kevin Smith movie. The movie has a cute (see, not exactly... Continue reading

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Review: The Ladykillers

September 27, 2004 at 12:15 PM

The Ladykillers is a movie that confused and intrigued me from the very first preview I saw. I wanted to see it when it came out in theaters, but not so bad that I ever actually got around to it. Considering I didn't really know what to expect out of the movie, it actually turned out to be exactly what I expected. What the hell does that mean? It means the movie itself is... Continue reading

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DirecTV to add 1500 HD channels

September 10, 2004 at 09:18 AM

According to Gizmodo, DirecTV is planning to launch new satellites in order to add 1,500 HD channels by 2007. Two satellites are launching next year and two more in 2007. No, this doesn't mean I'll have to turn to channel 1244 to watch ESPN6 HD. What it means is that they're actually going to be able to broadcast local channels in HD in whatever market you're in. Cable's ability to give you the local... Continue reading

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Penny Arcade thinks Troy sucks too

May 31, 2004 at 07:05 PM

Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks Troy was a mediocre movie, Gabe and Tycho over at PA thought it was pretty lame too.... Continue reading

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Review: Troy

May 29, 2004 at 05:08 PM

Homer's story of Achilles and the Trojan War, the Iliad, is known throughout the world, but movies about the tale have thus far only been of the television variety. Wolfgang Petersen's Troy attempts to be an epic in the Gladiator mold but in the end comes up short. Poor casting and a slow start doom the movie. It recovers slightly as the film goes along, but can never quite overcome it's beginnings. It's probably... Continue reading

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Paul Anka hurts my ears

May 25, 2004 at 07:58 PM

This is absolutely painful and embarassing. Paul Anka has sold his soul for probably like $20 and 3 minutes of exposure. Wow that was bad. Change the lyrics of your thirty year old song with American Idol words. It reminds me of when "Billy Mack" sings Christmas is All Around in Love Actually: I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes, Christmas is all around me, and so the feeling grows... Continue reading

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Didn't Fantasia wear that last week?

May 25, 2004 at 07:00 PM

Is it just me or is that exactly the same top Fantasia wore either last week or the week before. If it's not, it's REALLY similar. Edit: Okay, I just checked and last week's outfit was a "dress" that where the upper half had same fit and look.... Continue reading

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This just in... Mandy Moore is hot

May 18, 2004 at 10:17 PM

Holy crap Mandy Moore gets better looking every damn day. She started off cute, then got really pretty, and now she's absolutely freaking smoking. Andy Roddick must really be kicking himself right now. At the same premiere, Lindsay Lohan further spiraled into superwhoredom. She's only 17 but she's hanging out with Paris Hilton (queen of Skankonia) and her boobs are out more and more with every picture you see. There's a ton of them out... Continue reading

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La Toya London is nothing special

May 12, 2004 at 09:09 PM

Shut up with all the whining and outrage about La Toya London being voted off American Idol tonight. Yes she's been good and no she wasn't the worst out of the remaining four contestants, but she's not that great either. She is a good singer and decent performer, but there is absolutely nothing special about her. She has nothing unique about her at all. Fantasia Barrino has a very unique voice (maybe too unique, I... Continue reading

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There is a God!

April 28, 2004 at 08:31 PM

John Stevens was FINALLY voted off American Idol tonight. He's been a big red blemish on the show's chin since the beginning. He sounds like a mediocre 1950's lounge singer and dances like a drunk paraplegic. I vowed to never watch again if he had made it past tonight. He had a unique style that might have deserved to be in the like top 20, but there was no way he should have made... Continue reading

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Review: Gothika

April 28, 2004 at 11:14 AM

Rating: 3.5/5Get it from! Very good movie. It wasn't really a horror movie like I was expecting, but more of supernatural thriller. That's a good thing. Halle Berry plays a psychologist at a prison/mental institution who suddenly wakes up as a patient at her own facility. She spends the whole movie trying to discover what's happened and convince people of her innocence. It's well acted, 90% of the movie is focused on Halle (not... Continue reading

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Review: Kill Bill Vol. 2

April 24, 2004 at 11:29 PM

Rating: 4/5Get it from! Another good movie. Well another good half of a movie, since it doesn't really stand on it's own. I liked this one a little better than the first, it had more of a storyline and more comedy to go with about the same amount of action. There was only one part that I didn't like. Bleep's training was lame, it seemed like a 1970's kung fu movie, only without the... Continue reading

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Review: Kill Bill Vol. 1

April 24, 2004 at 10:29 PM

Rating: 4.5/5Get it from! Great movie. Watched it on DVD the other night and enjoyed it a lot. Wasn't really sure what to expect, I originally had no urge to watch it. It seemed pretty stupid in the previews. But Christina liked it, so I bought the DVD for her. There's not too many dull moments, the action comes early and often. Uma Thurman does a surprisingly good job in an action role. It... Continue reading

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In what universe is Barry Manilow a legend?

April 20, 2004 at 09:25 PM

Another American Idol show tonight, another random ass pseudo-celebrity guest host. They repeatedly called Barry Manilow a legend and a superstar, and as the night went on I realized I only know a single song of his. I know his name very well, I think everyone does. But what has he done, at least in the last 30 years? The only song I know at all is Mandy, but the only reason I know it... Continue reading

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That's not your mother, it's a man, baby!

April 08, 2004 at 09:18 AM

Okay so these commercials have been freaking me out for a couple weeks. It's not near as creepy as the Quizno's ferret fetuses, but it's definitely been weirding me out. It only comes on the Style Network and it's for one of their shows, The Brini Maxwell Show. At first Ms. Maxwell just seems odd, but after seeing the commercial comes on a few more times I started to notice something. Ms. Maxwell is... Continue reading

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Review: In the Cut

March 20, 2004 at 08:02 PM

Not a bad drama, although it did piss me off several times. Meg Ryan (Franny Thorstin) plays a bit of a nitwit. The typical female victim, she's always following unquestioningly into obvious danger. Walk through the ghetto all alone in the middle of the night? Sounds great! A strange man wants to take me in his car into the middle of the woods? Sure, why not? Are there women in the world that are... Continue reading

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Breaking news...

March 17, 2004 at 05:46 PM

In a wonderful terrible turn of world events, Mandy Moore and Andy Roddick have broken up. You heard it hear first unless you were watching SportsCenter just now. I can't believe it finally happened, I'm so freaking excited dissapointed. I really thought they would make it. It's a damn glorious day shame, I really thought those two kids would make it.... Continue reading

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Review: School of Rock

March 10, 2004 at 01:19 AM

Watched School of Rock in class today, man I love teaching. No wait, I freaking can't stand it that's why I'm blowing it off and just showing movies. I really don't understand though how these stupid kids manage to be annoying and complain even on movie day. Just shut up and sleep if you don't like it. Argh. The movie is pretty good, I wanted to see it when it was in theaters but... Continue reading

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Review: A Walk to Remember

March 09, 2004 at 01:16 AM

Rating: 2.5/5Get it from! Okay, I made fun of it a lot during the movie and I probably will take a lot of shots at it in this review, but honestly A Walk to Remember wasn't that bad. I mean it wasn't great and it was corny sometimes, but at least it was a good story and well acted. Mandy Moore (Jamie Sullivan) plays a girl dying of leukemia who is the stereotypical quiet,... Continue reading

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Review: Passion of the Christ

March 06, 2004 at 01:06 AM

I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but I came away from watching The Passion of the Christ with a lot of dissapointment. It was a good movie, but not as earth-shattering or shocking as I had been lead to believe. The reviews and uproar made it seem like it was going to be some sort of life changing event. It was a well shot, well acted, and accurate depiction of Christ's life,... Continue reading

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Review: Underworld

February 23, 2004 at 01:00 AM

Not a bad movie, but certainly wasn't a very good one either. There was surprisingly little action considering it's a vampires vs. werewolves movie. Or maybe the action just wasn't very memorable. The story itself is pretty decent: an ancient war between the two species is continuing into modern times and we find out the origins of the war as well a possible conclusion. Definitely open for a sequel. Rating: 3/5Get it from!... Continue reading

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Review: Angels and Demons

February 19, 2004 at 12:50 AM

Great, great, great book! I may have even liked this more than the Da Vinci Code, maybe it's because I'm not overly interested in art. Someone who really likes art would probably like that one more. I liked the female lead character (Vittoria Vetra) better in Angels and Demons, she added more to the story that Sophie Neveu. Plus I found the ambigrams really cool. It was paced really well and had a good... Continue reading

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Review: Catch Me If You Can

February 19, 2004 at 12:43 AM

Watched Catch Me If You Can last night and I was really surprised by the movie. It looked interesting but I never had much urge to see it and I didn't think it was going to be great. It was pretty good though, real interesting story and plot twists. Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Abagnale Jr.) did a really good job and Tom Hanks (Carl Hanratty) was excellent as usual. The best part was probably the... Continue reading

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Review: Alex and Emma

February 13, 2004 at 12:38 PM

Rating: 1/5Get it from! Remind me again to NEVER let Christina choose the movie to rent. Or, at the very least, make sure that I actually read the Netflix reviews of it first. Holy crap was that a bad movie, 92 minutes of bad dialogue and an asinine plot. Pretty freaking predictable too. Kate Hudson didn't even look good in the movie, what's the point of her being in it at all then? Luke... Continue reading

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