Archive for November, 2012

Nexus 4 & 10 finally arrived, and both are excellent

Friday, November 30th, 2012

After the ordering fiasco, Nexus 4 & 10 finally arrived.  Stunning screens, smooth UI’s, fast, Firefox Beta with Flash support works great.

“Killing Them Softly” – 2 1/2 stars

Friday, November 30th, 2012

“Killing Them Softly” is OK. Excellent performances from a stellar cast, gory, intense, just not my cup of tea

“Anna Karenina” – 4 stars

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

“Anna Karenina” is a very good period piece. Interesting story, fine , excellent cinematography. A bit too long.

Kindle Fire 8.9 has an excellent screen

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The Kindle Fire 8.9 HD has excellent1080P screen, 4G.  No Flash support in Silk browser, but Opera Mobile & Flash easily sideloaded.

“Hitchcock” – 4 stars

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

“Hitchcock” is very good. Excellent performances by Hopkins, and Mirren, interesting story, faithful to Psycho, nice 58 Cadillac.

“Life of Pi 3D” – 4 stars

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

“Life of Pi 3D” is very good. Excellent cinematography, imagery, interesting albeit weird story, and quite cerebral at times.

“Rise of the Guardians” – 3 1/2 stars

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

“Rise of the Guardians” is good. A kid’s movie with quality animation, top voice casting, interesting story, fine ending.

“Silver Linings” – 4 stars

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

“Silver Linings” is very good. Interesting yet offbeat story, fine performances, nice ending, plethora of laughs, De Niro is excellent.

“Lincoln” – 2 1/2 stars

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Even with one of my favorite actors, and directors, found “Lincoln” to be a bit boring, slow, and about an hour too long.

Like to see a 7 to 8 inch Surface Tablet

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Would like to see a 7 to 8 inch ARM based Microsoft Surface tablet with a less restricted Windows 8 RT OS, full Flash, no compatibility file.