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The 90th Academy Awards Review

It’s the biggest night in Hollywood and I can’t say I’m surprised with how it went! Here are my thoughts on all the winners, losers, and the evening in general. Continue reading “The 90th Academy Awards Review”


Being Smart

In my pursuit of audio and video nirvana, I’d lost sight of the practicality that I measure everything else by. I have two 175 pound subwoofers that sound absolutely incredible, but I could have spent 1000 less on two subs that were much smaller and still sound more than excellent. I had monstrous, boxy floorstanding Klipsch speakers that put out gobs of clean sound but cost 1800 a pair and only look prettier than excellent sounding speakers at considerably cheaper price points. I spent so much time thinking that if I didn’t have the best of the best, that I’d truly miss something from my home cinema experience. I was wrong.

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Oscar Nominations and Reaction

It’s finally that time of the year again, and we now officially have our list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards! Let’s take look at who’s in the running for some gold statues! Continue reading “Oscar Nominations and Reaction”

The Pursuit of Perfection

It’s tough to say you’re truly done working on anything, especially a hobby you love. This certainly applies to my home theater build and it will likely go on until the day I die!

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First Official Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Released

The Last Jedi just released its first official trailer and all your new favorites are back…well, except for one, but I’ll stay out of the spoiler sector of this galaxy. Continue reading “First Official Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Released”

Discussion: Dunkirk

Great Scenes in Film

With War for the Planet of the Apes wreaking havoc at the box office, let’s take a look at where the rebellion first began!  This badass scene shows Caesar finally standing up and inspiring his fellow primates around him to do so themselves.  I love the way the score swells up before the first word ever spoken by any ape rings throughout the sanctuary.  We as the audience sit in the silence that follows, mirroring the looks of astonishment from both man and ape, and it still gives me chills to this day.

THR Actors Roundtable

Another fascinating roundtable discussion from The Hollywood Reporter with some of best performers of 2016.

Frank Capra

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”

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