Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pain & Gain

Certainly was no pain watching this film.

The trailers for this film do not do it any justice. Bear in mind that this film is based upon a true story.

With that in mind this film takes you on a ride. Fast paced and gritty–thanks to Michael Bay at the helm. It has really good lighting and interesting cinematography. What this lacks in diaglouge it makes up with plot…and what a plot it is. Excellent work by all the actors involved. It was a pleasure watching this film on actual film. If you’re still able to see it (in film or otherwise) you won’t be dissapointed.

Dexter… The End

All I can say is wow and it’s about time.

Dexter should have ended a long time ago but its ending now and wow.

It was a very fast paced Dexter the first episode and it was all over the place. Dexter’s worst place to be in has finally happened again. Someone at first glance is aware of who he is. He’s half in control and half out of control.

More good questions have arisen and that has placed the intrigue level high to see what will occur.

I am excited and relieved that it’s ending.

Despicable Monsters

I enjoyed this a slight better than “Monsters Univerisity” however I have the same peeve while watching them both…blur and pixelation. They were the despicable monsters in both films.

Digital Projection for “Monsters Univeristy” and “Despicable Me 2” is bad. It’s worst in “Despicable Me 2” when I couldn’t read the text because it was blurred out. I certainly wished I had seen it on film as opposed to digital.

Moving on from my particular dislikes the film is a very solid sequel. It kept me laughing and entertained throughout.

“Monsters University” however had me expectant of much more. All in all “Monsters University” was very good. Yet “Despicable Me 2” is a notch above it. I felt the film was a bit drawn out and it was more drama than comedy. I felt a little cheated at the end by the time the credits started rolling because I wanted to see their rise in Monsters Inc. via Monsters University but that didn’t happen on screen, it was implied. It was if it was prelude to Monsters Inc. 1/2. All in all I enjoyed it. The animation superb.

“Despicable Me 2” though had me laughing and engaged–almost brought a tear to my eye at the very end. It’s very well written and I wouldn’t have minded if it went a little bit longer.

With this film as with the previous one, I want a prequel for Gru and how he came to obtain his minions and Dr. Nefario.

One made full and the other one just right.

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TV Mobile Apps

I haven’t had a cable subscription in almost two years. These shams of being able to watch live TV but you have to provide your cable subscription credentials are trash. When a cable company or even a premium channel company like HBO gives the ability to be able to use these apps via an ‘a la carte purchase then you can make announcements about these apps. Right now they’re about as useful as trash–only to be thrown away.

What more proof is needed than Netflix or even for that matter Hulu and Amazon Video for their viability?

This is what media companies should be complaining about. Their lack of progress–their ingenuity and not ‘piracy‘…

Stop making content so tied up. Cable TV subscription is an archaic form of DRM. The last frontier. Once this barrier is broken companies will see so much improvement.

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