Archive for August, 2014

November Man – 4 stars

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

November Man is very good.  Interesting suspenseful  story, couple unexpected twists, fine performances, gory, plethora of action.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D – 4 stars

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 3D is very good albeit very dark, violent, gory, and strange.  Quality cast, top effects, fine performances.

The Samsung Tab S 8.4 is a nice enhancement to the already excellent Tab Pro 8.4

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

If you read my post about the Samsung Tab Pro 8.4, you know I was impressed with the Tab Pro 8.4. The Tab S 8.4 improves on an already impressive tablet. As much as I liked the Pro’s screen, the change to a SuperAMOLED screen with the Tab S is a dazzling improvement.  The colors jump out at you, and text is super crisp.  I have always been a fan of SuperAMOLED screens.

The Tab Pro S is thin, light, fast, well built, and dare I say, elegant.  Watching videos, viewing picture albums, web surfing, eBook reading, and every other task I have tried is a joy on this device.  Even updating my HanDBase databases is an enhanced experience with the SuperAMOLED screen. Battery life has exceeded the range I need for daily activity.  I have not tested “the absolute drain to death” time since I charge all my devices nightly.

You see many reviews which criticize Samsung’s additions to the interface.  I respect their opinions, and do use a “pure Android” Nexus as well;  however, I like the TouchWiz enhancements.  I frequently use Multi-window.

If you are in the market for a premium tablet in the 8 inch screen size space, the Samsung Tab S 8.4  is an excellent choice.  I like the WiFi version so much, I may order the 4G version as well when it is released.

The Expendables 3 – 3 1/2 stars

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Expendables 3 is good.  Constant action, quality effects, appropriate performances, interesting story, a bit too long.

Calvary – 5 stars

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Calvary is excellent.  Dark, intense Irish comedy/drama, stunning cinematography, exciting story, top performances, Gleeson outstanding.

Got to get my weight back under control quickly!!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

In 2010 / 2011, I successfully lost 165 pounds which exceeded my goal of loosing 150 pounds.  For about 8 months or so, I remained in control at my new, trimmer weight.  I felt good, looked good, and was more active than before loosing the weight. 

For reasons still unknown to me, I totally lost focus, and control of my weight in the latter half of 2012, and all of 2013.  Although I stopped the major weight gain in 2014, I have not experienced any significant weight loss in 2014; I am like a yo-yo, loose 5 pounds, gain the 5 pounds back, and then repeat. Bottom line is – since the summer of 2013, I have weighed between 80 and 100 pounds more than I did in August 2011 when I completed my successful 165 pound loss.

I am glad I have finally “seen the light”, and am determined to shred all the weight I gained back.  Every morning at weigh-in, I give myself the metaphorical kick in the butt exasperated that I allowed myself to gain back all that weight.  I am ecstatic that I regained my weight focus before I reattached all 165 pounds back to my body; however, I am very unhappy that I allowed myself to gain back as much weight as I did.

Magic in the Moonlight – 4 stars

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight is enjoyable.  Quality cast, fine performances, top cinematography,  laughs, fine ending, some great old cars.