Category: Movies

The Lives of Others

July 4th, 2011, 18 Comments

It’s not very often that I watch a movie anymore. It’s been a few years since I’ve actually purchased one (normally I see them from Netflix). But yesterday I saw one that may change that. The Lives of Others is an incredible film set in the former East Germany (GDR/DDR) mostly in 1984. The authenticity […]

Control Room

October 18th, 2005, 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered why so many Arabs hate Americans? Why they view us as occupiers? Why they want to be rid of both Saddam Hussein and us? We watched Control Room tonight. What a fascinating documentary. There was no narration. Just journalists talking. Arab journalists, American journalists, Pentagon spokesmen. Lots of different viewpoints. Lots […]

Christopher Plummer

May 20th, 2005, No Comments

You probably know of Christopher Plummer, who played Captain von Trapp in Sound of Music way back in 1965. Many people have this nostalgic Disney-like image of Plummer. So, I find it amusing to note what he’s been working on since: Voices in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) Narrator in The Gospel of John […]

GreenCine Review

July 30th, 2004, 5 Comments

I recently wrote about trying out GreenCine, an online DVD rental site, and concerns people have about NetFlix. I’ve now had some GreenCine experience, and can write a more detailed review. Click below for the (detailed, long, multi-page) review. Everything you need to know about GreenCine (and some dirt on Netflix) with one simple click […]

People Hate Netflix?

July 26th, 2004, No Comments

A few days ago, I wrote about my thoughts on online DVD rental, and my eventual decision to go with GreenCine. Browsing around today, I stumbled upon a NetFlix experiences site. Apparently there are a lot of problems with NetFlix, including horrible customer service, tendencies to damage DVDs beyond repair in their warehouse, and generally […]

Online DVD Rental and blogging

July 23rd, 2004, 53 Comments

In addition to the MythTV and HDTV projects we’ve been doing lately, I also started looking into online DVD rental places. My wife and I don’t watch many movies, either in the theater or at home. But we have exactly zero decent video rental places within a 30 minute drive (and the Blockbuster 15 minutes […]

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