Tim: “The sports media gang is smug in their belief that, unlike American Idol, they are TIVO-proof. You have to watch the games in real-time, right?” Nope.
Twice within the last 10 days or so I’ve gotten phone calls from survey firms. The first wanted to know about my radio listening habits. The second was asking about how I get news on the Television. (Funny enough, I had to pause a podcast to answer this second call.) Neither was very interested in […]
Nerdy guy, pretty girl, obnoxious parents, fast cars, hidden government organizations, chase scenes, giant robots, explosions… good times. Fun movie. Just make sure you see it in a theater where the projector’s in focus and the sound system doesn’t keep skipping. Truly, there’s less and less compelling me to spend money on such a mediocre […]
On a lighter note, I read book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – last weekend and saw the movie this past week. The book was, of course, much better than the movie. I understand that parts of the book needed to be cut to fit a script into a reasonable […]
My wife and I, along with our sons and their girlfriends, went to see The Bourne Ultimatum tonight. It was a good flick, a fun story, a satisfying ending to the trilogy. The camerawork and editing were way too jumpy, though perhaps that was magnified by the fact that the only seats open for us […]
For whatever it’s worth, I completely agree with Tim Sanders’ Don’t make killers rock stars [part 1] & [part 2]. Sports directors have long ago gotten smart enough to not show streakers or other fans who jump onto the field, knowing that the reason they do it is to get attention. Once the TV stations […]
Today my wife and I finished watching the final episodes from the second season of Dead Like Me. The final episodes ever, as only two seasons were ever produced. I seem to have quite a knack for finding – and enjoying – quirky series’ that have already been cancelled. Dead Like Me. CarnivÃ le. Firefly. I […]
One of my favorite directors, Robert Zemeckis, is reportedly soon to be working on a motion-capture 3-D version of “Beowulf.” Very cool.
When watching movies on DVD, I really like the “extras,” the looks behind the scene and the interviews with actors, directors and writers. Likewise, one of the non-fiction shows I enjoy is Inside The Actor’s Studio, getting a look into the actors’ lives. Today I was watching an interview with Al Pacino, of The Godfather […]
So… it would appear that I’m not the only one who doesn’t need to watch sporting events live. “TiVo the big game and take back a few hours of your life today,” writes Tim S.