Posts Tagged: movies

Which peeves you more?

Hold it right there! You are not allowed to participate in this survey or answer the above question unless you fulfill the following TWO requirements. Failure to answer yes to either prerequisite disqualifies you from the question and, frankly, perhaps the whole blog post. You are an active reader at home You are an active… Read more »

Great expectations

My niece called me today to warn me.  She and her sister had gone to see the early premiere of Iron Man 3.  These used to be at midnight, but this was at 9:30 p.m.  — doesn’t that lose part of the coolness? Regular readers will immediately twig on the fact that this must be my elder niece,… Read more »

3D or no 3D…that is the headache

<Humble apologies to the Bard, for mangled paraphrasing> Tuesday is usually “Niece Day”, where my older niece visits and we spend the day hanging out.  That’s routinely some activity (tennis or walking), some lunch and a movie (theater or my 60″ flat screen). We didn’t get to see Oblivion, as originally planned so she chose… Read more »

Hold please…

Are you afflicted like me?  I can’t stop and it’s bugging me, how about you? I mean, it was cool when it first came out.  Think of how convenient when you needed a break or something important came up. Yeah, I’m talking about the “pause” button. At first, it was nothing short of a miracle! … Read more »

A senior moment

Every year for the past 20 years, I have usually grown a beard for the winter, shaving it off roughly six months later on my birthday.  This generally coincides with being bearded for Thanksgiving. The last couple years, I forswore the beard and went fuzz-free through all the seasons.  I was bored with the baby-fresh… Read more »

The Dark Niece Rises

One of the cool things about being the wacky uncle (aka “man-child” aka “the boy who would not grow up”) is that you are generally acceptable as an adult that kids will allow themselves to be seen with. This has been a special benefit to me with my nieces throughout the years, which in turn… Read more »

It’s not science fiction anymore

There’s a long-standing science fiction plot that revolves around machines taking over for humans.  Sometimes it’s benevolent; sometimes not so much.  My most recent exposure to this theme was in the enjoyable animated movie Wall-E (yes, that was some time ago, but the plot doesn’t get recycled that much). Except, it’s not science fiction anymore. … Read more »

Hooking up to a trailer

Apparently, a new wave is sweeping the market when it comes to promoting books.  Everyone, from publishers to individual authors, is creating video previews about their books, similar to movies.  Appropriately enough, they are called book trailers. So I says to myself, I says, I should probably look into this newfangled idea.  How hard can… Read more »

Turn that frown upside down

It’s a funny week here at the JMD blog.  That’s funny-ha ha not funny-strange.  All week I’ll be posting on my favorite humor influences and likes across all variety of media.  My last post provides me with an easy segue into the first medium. As previously mentioned (perhaps more than once), my favorite movie comedy… Read more »

Get that camera away from me!

Technology is an astounding thing.  It evolves and grows almost as a living creature.  Tempted as I am, I don’t purchase every techno-toy that is generated out of the inventive minds and manufacturers.  Some items find their way to me through gifts (e-reader, Bluetooth); some I have always tended to stay current (home computer, home… Read more »