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  • 'The Interview': Film Review

    12/17/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 37 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/12/2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Adding creative insult to corporate injury in the wake of the massive hacking of Sony's computer files, the film that may have triggered the incident, The Interview, is an intensely sophomoric and rampantly uneven comic takedown of an easy but worrisomely unpredictable target, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In the relatively sparse annals of irreverent major studio comedies that pissed off foreign nations, for big laughs this one doesn't rate anywhere near Borat or Team America: World Police; the latter prominently included the present North Korean boss man's father, Kim Jong-il, among its many targets. Given the unique cloud under...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Getting Terrible Reviews On The Campaign Trail, (..shortened title)

    08/15/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/15/14 | Hunter Walker - Business Insider
    In recent weeks, the conventional wisdom on Hillary Clinton seems to have shifted. Her White House bid has gone from being perceived as an inevitable juggernaut to decidedly shaky ground. While this might seem surprising, a growing number of political insiders have suggested they saw this coming for a very simple reason: Clinton just isn't good at campaigning. Clinton's recent book tour was supposed to serve as a soft launch for a 2016 bid, but it quickly ran into obstacles. First, Clinton made a series of gaffes about her wealth. Then, last weekend, an interview with Clinton made headlines for...
  • BEST of Scathing Hillary Book Reviews...

    06/19/2014 10:29:59 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Not only did it not reach #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list, but Hillary Clinton's disingenuous re-invention of herself 'Hard Choices' is already headed south at #5-and-tanking on the Amazon. Small wonder some see a wider case of Hillary-fatigue setting in, just when she's trying to re-con/launch the Hillary brand for 2016. And the reviews are more than a little bit harsh... It is just as bad as we all figured it would be. So glad I didn't have to pay for it or I wouldn't have bought it. Hillary is the consummate power hungry witch, a crooked lawyer...
  • 5 Muslim Movie Reviews: What films get the thumbs up and the thumbs down from the Imams?

    03/15/2014 11:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/15/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Siskel and Ebert they ain’t, but Islamic scholars, supremacists, jihadists and pressure groups have made their views known, often in quite colorful ways, about numerous motion pictures that you may want to catch. So grab some popcorn and some old tomatoes: it’s movie time down at the mosque!5. Thumbs down: Noah Russell Crowe’s lavish Biblical epic Noah is about to be released in the Middle East, and Muslim scholars are enraged. It has been banned in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Cairo’s Al-Azhar, which Barack Obama has praised as “a beacon of Islamic learning,” issued a statement denouncing...
  • Funniest Amazon Product Reviews

    02/17/2014 4:30:26 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | amazon customer
    For something on the lighter side, here's a list that someone made of the funniest Amazon product reviews. They range from witty to side-splitting hilarious. In particular, check out the reviews for the "Badonkadonk", which is evidently some sort of privately made tank.
  • Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued

    02/05/2014 1:04:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Last week, in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, a jury announced it had determined a homeowner's Yelp "review" of a local general contractor was in fact old-fashioned slander. It started in 2011, when Jane Perez posted a review that alleged contractor Dietz Development LLC had not only performed shoddy and destructive work on her home without a license, but also that a member of Christopher Dietz's crew had stolen her jewelry. So Dietz sued for defamation, to the tune of $750,000 in damages, which he may have been awarded had he not responded on the social network with what the jury...
  • 'Man of Steel' (Superman) Reviews

    06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    Official site Wikipedia IMDb Man Of Steel - Official Teaser Trailer Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 Man of Steel - Official Trailer #3The movie opened today. Here are some reviews: Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic E Online: Man of Steel Reviews Are In-Superman Flies High With Critics Yahoo: First Reviews Are In: Is 'Man of Steel' Too Dark, Too Big, Too Much? The Independent (UK): Man of Steel: Reviews round-up - S is for Serious not Superman as Henry Cavill dons the tights CBS News: "Man of Steel" critics' reviews: Film wallows in sorrow more than soars New York Post:...
  • Star Trek Into Darkness reviews

    05/14/2013 10:05:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    various | May 14, 2013
    I hope this helps: Previous threads STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Opens Strong Internationally 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is lost in space 'Star Trek Into Darkness' review: Energized Star Trek Into Darkness review Star Trek Into Darkness' movie review Review: Star Trek Into Darkness 'Star Trek Into Darkness' review: Fast and fun IMDb user reviews IMDb external reviews Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
  • Twelve books of Christmas: From romance to zombies

    12/22/2012 5:04:07 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12-18-12 | Yvonne Zipp
    Aside from the gold rings and maybe the geese and French hens (great for urban farmers), the traditional 12 days of gifts just dont cut it for the modern Christmas list. Swans bite; 12 drummers would give anybody a migraine in an enclosed space ditto, the 11 pipers. Eight maids could at least help with the entertaining, but you get the idea: We need a better list. So here, for your true love, we offer the 12 Books of Christmas, a dazzling spectrum of publishing ingenuity. There are even holiday zombies, although their ideas of red and green decorations...
  • Some online reviews are too good to be true; Cornell computers spot 'opinion spam'

    07/27/2011 8:36:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | 7/25/11 | Bill Steele
    If you read online reviews before purchasing a product or service, you may not always be reading the truth. Review sites are becoming targets for "opinion spam" -- phony positive reviews created by sellers to help sell their products, or negative reviews meant to downgrade competitors. The bad news: Human beings are lousy at identifying deceptive reviews. The good news: Cornell researchers are developing computer software that's pretty good at it. In a test on 800 reviews of Chicago hotels, a computer was able to pick out deceptive reviews with almost 90 percent accuracy. In the process, the researchers discovered...
  • Enviro Elitists Keep America Unemployed

    06/03/2011 5:40:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Netright Daily ^ | June 4, 2011 | Rick Manning
    This Friday will mark the release of the May unemployment report. A report that will reflect the last effects of the Obama trillion-dollar stimulus and of the Federal Reserves quantitative easing (QE2). The report is likely to show that job creation is mediocre at best, with unemployment insurance claims continuing well above the 400,000 weekly level, housing in a double-dip recession and the gross domestic product contracting to a paltry 1.8 percent growth rate for the second quarter of 2011. The situation is so dire on the economic growth front that The New York Times has awoken from its slumber...
  • SF Debris - Star Trek Video Reviews

    04/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    SF Debris ^ | Charles Sonnenburg
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  • Rush Limbaugh reviews the Apple iPhone 4.

    06/25/2010 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Ragnar1337 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/25/10 | Jesse Smith
    Still not sure if you want to get the iPhone 4?? Let Rush Limbaugh help you decide with his own review the iPhone 4.
  • Summer Reading: 34 Important Books About Education

    06/04/2010 3:28:17 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | June, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here is a factoid that will amaze you. Almost 7,000,000 people have reviewed books, etc. on Amazon. Some people go nuts and start reviewing every product that Amazon sells. I stick to serious books about education; and it has taken me several years to reach 50 reviews. For example, I just reviewed a book on New Math and another on censorship in West Virginia. (Such books can be time capsules. You jump back 30 or 40 years, and learn a lot about how we got where we are today.) Amazon has a feature called Listmania, which lets you put together...
  • The .380acp A review of Jimenez Arms and Ballistics

    06/01/2010 5:21:55 AM PDT · by beericus · 46 replies · 923+ views
    Bangicus ^ | june 1 2010 | PaulF
    I've been shooting several compact pistols in the Jimenez Arms lineup, including the JA-380 chambered in 380 Auto, for a number of years. My interest in the pistols really blossomed when I finally got tired of waiting on non-polygonal Glock barrels for my cast bullet design work. These pistols are part of the "Ring of Fire" linage from Southern California, the Bryco-Jennings line-up, but have survived and are doing well as they cycle pistols out of the plant on the outskirts of Las Vegas. You can find a lot of negative stuff about them on-line but after approximately 10.0K rounds...
  • The New Robin Hood Film

    05/13/2010 11:09:08 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 134 replies · 2,464+ views
    5-13-10 | Me
    Did anyone see the recent History Chanel production about 'Robin Hood'. I don't know what the program was called or meant to be, but it looked like a promo for the new film. The director and Crowe were interviewed during the program. It sounded like the new film is attempt to revise the traditional story.
  • Terror reviews avoid word 'Islamist'

    02/11/2010 9:45:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 437+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 2/12/10 | Shaun Waterman
    Two new documents laying out the Obama administration's defense and homeland security strategy over the next four years describe the nation's terrorist enemies in a number of ways but fail to mention the words Islam, Islamic or Islamist. The 108-page Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, made public last week by the Department of Homeland Security, uses the term "terrorist" a total of 66 times, "al Qaeda" five times and "violent extremism" or "extremist" 14 times. It calls on the U.S. government to "actively engage communities across the United States" to "stop the spread of violent extremism."
  • Budget, Defense Reviews Key on Current Wars

    02/01/2010 5:07:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 102+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2010 When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates came to his post two years ago, he recognized a glaring deficiency in the defense budgeting process: Those fighting the current war had no seat at the budget table at all. Thats changed significantly, Gates told Pentagon reporters today in discussing the fiscal 2011 budget requests, as well as the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and Ballistic Missile Reviews, all released today. The 2010 QDR is the first to identify prevailing in todays wars as a primary objective, the secretary said. Its supported by three budget requests submitted today: the...
  • IPhone Apps List 2010: 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category (For All You iPhone Junkies)

    01/03/2010 1:44:06 PM PST · by Stayfree · 10 replies · 691+ views
    Mashable.com ^ | January 3, 2010 | Matt Silverman
    Of the 100,000+ iPhone Apps out there, These 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category On Mashable
  • UN plans global anti-corruption reviews (of how countries account for their public assets)

    11/13/2009 12:46:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 400+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/09 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A U.N. official says an agreement has been reached for sweeping anti-corruption reviews on how countries account for their public assets. .. The head of the U.N. office leading anti-corruption efforts, Antonio Maria Costa, calls it a landmark decision to track and return public funds looted by political leaders and others. .. opens the way for U.N. inspectors and non-governmental groups to probe more than 140 countries that have signed the U.N. anti-corruption convention. .. allows countries to block the outside visits and offer their own assessments. Activist groups complain this is too weak.
  • The Mountain Men's Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee (And 1431 reviews)

    09/10/2009 2:18:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 6 replies · 1,041+ views
    Amazon ^ | n/a | The Mountain
    Product Description From the Manufacturer This hand dyed tee shirt features a stunning screen print graphic on a preshrunk, 100% cotton tee. Dyed and printed by The Mountain. The Mountain uses only environmentally friendly inks and dyes, to bring you an incredibly durable and comfortable garment
  • Amazon Reviewers Take On the Classics (What if the Internet had existed centuries ago?)

    08/25/2009 6:57:07 AM PDT · by steve-b · 34 replies · 1,573+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/24/09 | Joe Queenan
    One superb innovation of recent times is the readers' review section on Amazon.com. Here ordinary people get to voice their opinions, acting as cultural watchdogs to shield their fellow book lovers from duds. Certain individuals have built quite a reputation for themselves online, their aperus vying with the phoned-in ruminations of the snooty, burned-out hacks who masquerade as professionals at our top magazines and papers. Of course, some reviewers can get a bit coarse and personal in the rough-and-tumble world of Internet interfacials, but for the most part these gifted amateurs inject a much-needed breath of fresh air into the...
  • `Transformers': Worst-reviewed $400 million hit?

    06/29/2009 9:31:15 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies · 720+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jun 29 06:50 AM US/Eastern | DAVID GERMAIN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - After just five days, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is halfway to $400 million domestically, a box-office milestone only eight other movies have reached. If it climbs that high, the "Transformers" sequel will be by far the worst-reviewed movie ever to make the $400 million club. Critics and mainstream crowds often disagree, but "Revenge of the Fallen" sets a new standard for the gulf between what reviewers and mass audiences like.
  • Vanity... I want to buy a Glock 19 (G19) So it's a gun question you Freepers......

    10/11/2008 7:48:11 PM PDT · by eaglegso · 93 replies · 4,775+ views
    10/11/08 | Me
    I own a S&W 357 (Long, freakin' barreled handgun) that can not be carried around at all, it's too long. I got it from my grandfather, when he passed! I own a Walther PPK, I sold my P99 recently. But I decided to go in to a dealer today, just to see something new with some more stopping power than the PPK. They tried to sell me on a Glock 19 (which I liked alot actually). I went and shot it, in the shooting range, and I would like to get your honest opinion on that gun! I want something...
  • Can Girlie Men Review Movies for Real Men?

    08/17/2008 8:53:48 PM PDT · by terbatime · 31 replies · 258+ views
    Real Man Magazine ^ | 8/17/08 | Franklin Pierce
    Have you ever watched a highly rated film, as reviewed by the New York Times or some other pompous metro-sexual publication, only to find the movie an incredible piece of crap? I know I have. Why the disconnect? First of all, how many real men do you know who are hired as film reviewers by TV, magazines, or newspapers? The answer is probably none. There arent any. At least not any Ive ever seen or read. (My apologies to any real men out there who do review movies. You probably reside in fly-over country and dont get published to the...
  • Again: USCCB Movie Reviewers Praise Sex-Laden, Extremely Violent Films as "Morally Grounded"

    02/02/2008 8:13:20 AM PST · by NYer · 42 replies · 734+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 1, 2008 | John Connolly and John Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Harry Forbes, the Director of the USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting, who provoked disbelief from U.S. Catholics when he praised both "Brokeback Mountain" and the explicitly anti-Catholic "The Golden Compass," has again endorsed movies rife with explicit sexuality and extreme violence, this time in the USCCB's just released yearly top-10 movie listing.The USCCB reviewer introduceshis January 25 top-10 list by praising the quality and "morally grounded" nature of such films as "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Eastern Promises". "Though on-screen violence, like sexuality, can often be gratuitous, 2007 saw a...
  • "National Treasure" sleighs Christmas box office

    12/26/2007 10:28:22 AM PST · by Soliton · 34 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 12/26/2007 | Dean Goodman
    "The fact-based political comedy "Charlie Wilson's War" earned $14.75 million...after 5 days."
  • "Ham-fisted" and "venemous religious tract": Reviews for "September Dawn"

    08/23/2007 5:45:11 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 422 replies · 4,459+ views
    RottenTomatoes.com ^ | 08/23/07 | Various
    "This handsome indie Western damningly recounts the 1857 slayings of 120 settlers passing through Utah, but the didactic presentation, grim speechifying and tacked-on love story all signify a less-than-healthy regard for the audience's intelligence." Variety Justin Chang 1/4 "The film feels less like historical drama than a venomous religious tract printed on celluloid." Minneapolis Star Tribune Colin Covert "September Dawn has the ham-fisted lyricism of political ads and pharmaceutical commercials." Village Voice J. Hoberman "When the movie isn't doling out ham-fisted history...it gives us magnificent vistas of a pristine prairie...and there's a deep sweetness...
  • "The Nativity Story", 26% freshness rating from Rotten Tomatoes.Com.

    12/01/2006 5:45:36 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 108 replies · 2,693+ views
    RottenTomatoes.com ^ | 12/1/06 | Sybeck1
    Biased reviews or just a bad movie? The wife and I were thinking about seeing "The Navity" this weekend. This morning going to RottenTomatoes.com, I find its gotton a 26% out of 100% fresh or good rating. My question is it a fair assessment or liberal bias against Christianity? Has anyone seen early showing of this movie?
  • Bush reviews Iraq plan, says oil is key

    06/12/2006 8:21:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 696+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/12/06 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bush reviews Iraq plan, says oil is keyBy DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer 23 minutes ago CAMP DAVID, Md. - President Bush began a two-day strategy session on Iraq at Camp David on Monday, saying Iraq's neighbors should be doing more to help and suggesting the nation's vast supply of oil could be a way of reuniting the country. Bush said the United States expects countries that have promised $13 billion in financial assistance to make good on their pledges. He also reassured Iraqis the U.S. stands ready to help the new government, but said success depends largely on Baghdad's...
  • Da Vinci Code movie bombs before media audience

    05/18/2006 6:44:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies · 1,155+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5-18-06 | Father B.F. Heffernan
    Cannes-Last night, Cannes Film Festival hosted the world premiere of The Da Vinci Code movie. Never was a debut so globally hyped. Never was a movie so awaited; never was excitement globally greater.
  • JEERING, LAUGHTER AT 'DA VINCI'

    05/17/2006 7:19:19 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 160 replies · 4,483+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 05/17/06 | Drudge, various via Drudge
    Quotes from early reviews of "The DaVinci Code" at Cannes:"CANNES, France - "The Da Vinci Code" drew lukewarm praise, shrugs of indifference, some jeering laughter and a few derisive jabs Tuesday from arguably the world's toughest movie crowd: critics at the Cannes Film Festival.""One especially melodramatic line uttered by Hanks drew prolonged laughter and some catcalls, and the audience continued to titter for much of the film's remainder. Some people walked out during the movie's closing minutes, though there were fewer departures than many Cannes movies provoke among harsh critics. When the credits rolled, there were a few whistles and...
  • UNITED 93 FReeper Reviews

    04/28/2006 1:21:50 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 783 replies · 15,771+ views
    self | April 28, 2006 | RobFromGa
    Just saw United 93-- I thought it was excellent. It evolves in real-time and its cuts back and forth between the Air Traffic controllers, the Military room, and the plane. It was somewhat shocking to watch the level of confusion in terms of what was going on, but when you see what information that they were dealing with, it makes sense. The hijackers to me came across more as fanatical than evil, and they were not turban-wearing obvious characters, they were cleaned up and I ride on planes with people like them on every flight I take. In the movie,...
  • NASA Reviews Canceled Asteroid Mission - ("unusual move", new evidence, 'Dawn' lives?)

    03/15/2006 8:00:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 355+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/06 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES - In an unusual move, NASA is reviewing a recent decision by an agency head to scrap a mission to orbit two asteroids. The Dawn project was canceled on March 2, five months after it was put on standdown because of cost overruns and technical problems. NASA's unusual step to review Dawn's termination came after the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, which manages the mission, presented new evidence, the space agency said in a statement. It's the first time in recent memory that a NASA center has challenged a headquarters decision on a canceled mission, said NASA spokeswoman...
  • Censorship

    01/13/2006 12:43:00 AM PST · by Joseph Reylan B. Viray · 1 replies · 215+ views
    J. Reylan B. Viray
    Position Paper on The Proposed Amendments to PD No. 1986 Introduced by Senate Bills 278, 166 and 1004 Prepared by: J. Reylan B. Viray for PUP Introduction Presidential Decree 1986, which created the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, is not without holes that need to be clarified and patched-up. For instance, Section 3 of PD 1986 had always been a perennial issue in some cases decided by courts since the enactment of the law. There is also an ambiguous set of standards in the classification and review of films/movies and television programs as enumerated in Section 3, C,D....
  • Hercs Seen NBCs New Dramedy BOOK OF DANIEL!! Is It The Next ED Or The Next LAX??

    01/06/2006 6:22:13 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 453+ views
    Ain't It Cool News ^ | 1/6/06 | "Hercules"
    Hercs Seen NBCs New Dramedy BOOK OF DANIEL!! Is It The Next ED Or The Next LAX?? I am Hercules!! The Book of Daniel is an hourlong about a pill-popping Episcopalian priest with a pot-dealing white daughter, a gay white son, a randy hetero Asian son, a martini-slurping wife, and his own personal Jesus. When I saw Jesus in the promos I confess my interest was piqued. The Denis Leary character on FXs Rescue Me also has an imaginary Jesus who likes to sit in automobiles and have conversations while the main character is motoring. Some of the Jesus...
  • Hostel Review (Hollywood loves torture)

    01/03/2006 5:00:01 PM PST · by Callahan · 19 replies · 1,904+ views
    KillerMovies.com ^ | 12/18/2005 | Sam Osborn
    rating: 3 out of 4 Director: Eli Roth Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova Screenplay: Eli Roth MPAA Classification: R (gore enough to make you gag on that morning's breakfast) I can't attest to honestly enjoying Hostel. In fact, I often had to resist the reflexive temptation to leave. The film is simply disgusting. I worried that my fellow audience members would be drenched in a fresh, steaming coat of my own vomit, to be absolutely truthful. Someone asked Writer/Director Eli Roth after the screening how he managed to convince the MPAA into an R-rating. Roth laughed...
  • Economics for dummies

    12/12/2005 12:08:26 PM PST · by Sonny M · 15 replies · 861+ views
    Globeandmail.com ^ | December 10, 2005 | ANDREW ALLENTUCK
    The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich are Rich,the Poor are Poor -- and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car By Tim Harford Oxford University Press, 286 pages, $34.95 Economics has the power to bore the bright and to enchant the dull with abstractions that have no counterpart in the real world, and policies concocted by those who have never tried them. It is a discipline that gets respect because its precepts ought to work, apart from frequent evidence that they don't. Tim Harford is an official of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He also writes...
  • Apple's latest IMac a winner

    12/07/2005 12:56:29 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 369+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2005 | By Mark Kellner
    Like its most recent predecessors, the new $1,699, 20-inch G5 IMac is a single piece computer with the processor, combo DVD/CD drive and ports placed behind the display. Unlike the earlier units, this one builds in a webcam, which can also take still pictures, and comes with a tiny remote control that will handle your multimedia playbacks such as photo slideshows, DVDs, ITunes music, movie trailers and video podcasts. In short, it's all business and yet it's also primed for a fair amount of fun. But perhaps the greatest thing about the IMac is that it works, it works without...
  • This Is What Textbooks Should Be Like (undercover economist)

    12/06/2005 3:19:55 PM PST · by Sonny M · 9 replies · 553+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 12/05/05 | Arnold Kling
    "The favored game at the moment has to be price-gouging the natural way, riding the bandwagon of organic food...For example, in the UK, organic milk commands a premium of around 50 cents per quart, but the farmer sees less than twenty cents of this." -- Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, p. 42-43. What does buying organic food say about you? It might say that you believe that it is healthier to ingest food grown in a certain way. But to Tim Harford, it also says that when it comes to price, you are a sap, willing to hand a store...
  • WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE

    11/04/2005 1:27:52 PM PST · by frogjerk · 141 replies · 2,370+ views
    Running time: 108 minutes. Not rated (nothing offensive). At the Village East, Second Avenue and West 12th Street. HAVING failed to take down President Bush ("Uncovered") and the Fox News Channel ("Outfoxed") with his cinematic screeds last year, schlockumentarian Robert Greenwald trains his sights on the nation's largest private employer in "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." Wal-Mart's home office in Bentonville, Ark., can rest easy: Greenwald, as usual, is hysterically preaching to the choir. The massive retailer has far more to worry about from press reports last week quoting internal company documents showing 46 percent of the children...
  • Bloggers Review Serenity

    09/29/2005 5:09:39 PM PDT · by WillRain · 40 replies · 712+ views
    The Captain's Quarters ^ | 9/29 | Captain Ed
    Movie Review: Serenity The distribution partners for the new film Serenity, the sequel to the short-lived television series Firefly, have decided to embrace the blogosphere in order to promote its movie. They asked bloggers to set up pre-release screenings across America (or to attend previously scheduled screenings) for free as long as the bloggers agreed to write about the film on their blogs. They did not demand or even suggest that the blog reviews be positive or encouraging, just to write something. One might assume that Universal might have taken this approach for one of two reasons. The first motive...
  • DEAD ON ARRIVAL

    09/23/2005 7:39:56 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 25 replies · 1,209+ views
    If I could just ask everyone to return their seats to the upright position and make sure their tray tables are raised and securely fastened. Mmm-hmm. OK? We are cleared for takedown. "Flightplan"'s ambitions soar 37,000 feet in the air but its skills are dragging ass along the BQE at that point in the late winter when the city basically announces, "You know what, potholes? You win."--snip--Onboard the plane are several passengers of the Muslim persuasion. I won't tell you what part they wind up playing in the story, but when I saw them I chuckled, which was pretty much...
  • War of the Worlds : Spielberg and Wells on War, Revolutions, Occupations, and Christianity

    07/05/2005 7:47:27 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 129 replies · 2,657+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 4, 2005 | Unknown
    War of the Worlds: Steven Spielberg and H.G. Wells on War, Revolutions, Occupations, and Christianity New Republican Archive. Movie Reviews. July 4, 2005. The new Tom Cruise vehicle titled War of the Worlds is not only a tense portrayal of the terror and horror of war, particularly for those on the losing side of a modern one, but also a deeply political film. Director Steven Spielberg has gone to great lengths to "spin" this classic story with contemporary political allegories. What else should we expect from a film directed by Spielberg and co-starring Tim Robbins? Indeed, we should expect nothing...
  • CA: LA district attorney reviews donations to mayoral candidate (Villaraigosa)

    04/29/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday his office was looking into questionable out-of-state donations to Antonio Villaraigosa, one day after the mayoral candidate announced he was returning $47,000 from workers of two Florida-based companies. "In response to extensive media coverage, I believe an inquiry is warranted and have instructed our Public Integrity Division to take the necessary first steps," Cooley said in a statement. There was no political motivation to the move, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "His job is to enforce the law," she said, referring to Cooley. "He's here...
  • Disrespecting the home fires? (Long Post)

    03/03/2005 4:39:13 AM PST · by Racehorse · 2 replies · 491+ views
    3 March 2005 | Racehorse
    The next time a liberal friend insists there is no contradiction between supporting the troops and opposing the war, before speaking, consider whether Stacy Bannerman and Karen Houppert are prime examples of why your friend may be wrong.Bannerman opposes the war in Iraq. She is a pacifist. She is married to a Washington Army National Guard soldier now deployed to Iraq.Bannerman's idea of supporting the troops: The best way to support our troops is to bring them home from this reckless, ill-conceived war based on lies. Help President Bush to honor his pledge to end world tyranny: get the United...
  • As a Computer-Literate Big Brother Lurks

    12/18/2004 2:46:47 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 447+ views
    NYT ^ | Published: December 18, 2004 | NED MARTEL
    TV REVIEW | 'SOMEONE'S WATCHING' As a Computer-Literate Big Brother Lurks By NED MARTEL Published: December 18, 2004 ame may be elusive, but who knew that namelessness is no longer possible? Not only has the government sought new powers to know more about everyone inside United States borders, but eerily precise marketers have also merged medical, legal and mercantile records of each American's patterns and deeds, in hopes of matching person with product. In "Someone's Watching," tonight on the Discovery Times Channel, privacy experts forecast a most ominous moment in the foreseeable future. Very soon, the government could have full...
  • When Incrementalism Really Means Compromise

    10/13/2004 3:32:40 AM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 371+ views
    Radio Bible Guy.com ^ | October 13, 2004 | Don Hicks, Radio Bible Guy
    When Incrementalism Really Means Compromise I was a mere high school student when I attended my first "contemporary" church service during the "Jesus Freak" movement of the early 1970's in Costa Mesa, California. Up to that point in my life, I was exposed to more formal type church services only. Nevertheless, this new kind of church service shocked me very little, because I was made aware (many times, until the point was driven home), of the "logic" behind this modern type worship.The example I heard most promoting the positive aspects of this new movement was, "we are building bridges to...
  • Familiar Story [Russia's Rxn to F9/11]

    09/27/2004 12:44:14 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 1 replies · 356+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | Kevin O'Flynn
    Russia got its first official chance to see Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" on Thursday, when the film about an unpopular war, terrorism and a president accused of failing to react instantly to an attack that stunned the nation, opened in movie houses across Moscow. The opening was a formality for many, however, since pirate copies had long been on sale and discussion was already ongoing on Kino.ru, a web site for cinephiles. An early showing Thursday at one Moscow theater drew a feeble four people. In a country where kompromat and black PR are part of the daily...
  • Time to Review FR (Need some FReeping to bring up FR's rank)

    09/13/2004 6:29:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies · 243+ views
    DUers have been messing with FR's ranking, so it's time to give them a little taste of their own medicine, just at least to cancel out their votes. Review FR here: http://ranking.websearch.com/UserReviews.aspx?url=www.freerepublic.com And review DU here: http://ranking.websearch.com/UserReviews.aspx?url=democraticunderground.com