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Ink & Steel
Ink & Steel
DVD
Price: $9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Happy to have watched it, but ..., May 9, 2015
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This review is from: Ink & Steel (Amazon Instant Video)
Not usually a fan of gangster movies. I fall asleep in any of The Godfather films. Just don't care. Those stories are so very far away from my life as to be completely uninteresting.

This one is different. It is set in rural NY (I think). Not a bad story at all, 3.5 stars. The characters were interesting enough to hold my attention. All the characters have flaws and redeeming qualities. Guess that is why I found it enjoyable. The mix of 3 generations was nice too, each providing knowledge and wisdom to the younger.

Happy to have watched it, but wouldn't have missed it either. The ratings here and on IMDB seem accurate.


Devil's Highway
Devil's Highway
DVD ~ Shane Brolly
Offered by SourceMedia
Price: $8.43
19 used & new from $0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars Student film. Don't bother., May 9, 2015
This review is from: Devil's Highway (DVD)
Like a student film with zero budget.

Rent a bus. Trick 10 actors to board it. Make up a "demon" idea. Make the actors disappear with little real understanding why over the 90 minutes of the movie. A few amateur fights. Stereotypical characters. Terrible locations - bus, diner, fake town in the middle of nowhere.

From what I recall (just finished watching it):
* Nothing scary.
* No horror.
* No blood ... except a finger scratch.
* No humor.
* Took itself too seriously. Not even "so bad it's good." Just bad.

Spoiler - the demon switches bodies through the movie, but we don't have any way to know it until the last 15 min because there is a blue sparkle in the eyes.

I watched this to see Natassia Malthe. Waste of time. This film makes the BloodRayne films seem like Oscar winners. I can't say anything bad about the acting. The writers/producers need to find another job, however.

Think anyone rating this more than 1-star must be related to someone working on the film. The IMDB rating, 3.2, is a little high, IMHO.


The Clinic
The Clinic
DVD
Price: $3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Meh - can I have my 90 min back?, May 6, 2015
This review is from: The Clinic (Amazon Instant Video)
A **must see** if you like Tabrett Bethell (Legend of the Seeker).
Oh and Clare Bowen (Nashville TV show) is in it too using her real voice.

Overall the acting was fine, the story just didn't grab me, not much horror. At 1:17 in, they could have ended it and nobody would have noticed. What happens after that is really the most interesting part to me.

It wasn't BAD, but I don't feel better for watching this movie and didn't find it very entertaining. Can't really say more without disclosing the plot.


Jason X
Jason X
DVD ~ Kane Hodder
Offered by SpReAdLoVe
Price: $6.15
153 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, Skip the director commentary., May 4, 2015
This review is from: Jason X (DVD)
I am not a fan of Friday the 13th movies or any of the Freddy things. Just don't care about "campers" in the woods. OTOH, I do like scifi, horror and Lexa Doig.

This is the best of that genre mix, IMHO. I'll watch this film before watching Terminator, Alien*, even Pitch Black (though not as good as Chronicles, IMHO) Lots of interesting ways to be killed and to die with effects to back it up. Some of the writing isn't great, but I can watch Lexa cooking rice and be happy. I don't know why.

Just finished watching with the director and writer commentary. They talked about all the other drafts more than what actually happened in the movie. Their comments weren't really about THIS movie. Plus they argued. Watch the movie. Don't bother with the commentary. They were too apologetic over a really good movie.


Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording
Offered by MMExpress
Price: $64.97
92 used & new from $51.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Not fully supported by Linux, April 21, 2015
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Not fully supported by Linux software, but it does work.
Cannot control zoom or camera movement, but V4L2 UVC drivers do work to control the colorspace, resolution. Audio works reasonably well, but if you are serious about better quality audio, get an other mic.

As expected, it works fine (with those limitations) with guvcview and OBS (though OBS has stability issues). Guvcview recordings have worked for 3+ hrs of recording (A+V).

Audacity can use the microphone.

I dislike having to boot Windows just to fully make use of a USB device. Deduct 2 stars for that.


Ska Direct® Cell Phone Privacy Protection Bag 100% Anti-tracking Anti-spying GPS Rfid Signal Blocker Pouch Case Bag Handset Function Bag - Compatible With: Iphone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Motorola Droid, Lg Optimus, Moto X and More (Black)
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Offered by DSstyles
Price: $8.00
2 used & new from $8.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works., April 21, 2015
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Works. Test proved it.
Call your cell phone - while it is ringing, put it inside the inner fold. It stops ringing. When you pull it out, you'll see zero signal for voice and data and wifi. Takes 10-30 sec to reconnect.


Lavender
Lavender
DVD
Price: $6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Wrong runtime. Quirky Film - not well targeted for any specific audience, April 15, 2015
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This review is from: Lavender (Amazon Instant Video)
Runtime posted is wrong - it is 1:40-ish, not 52 min.

As a view into how a different culture might see "angels" in a more literal way than in western cultures, it is slightly interesting. I found myself trying to recall where on the mid-level escalators she was. Definitely know exactly where the homeless guy was sitting.

The leading actress is absolutely beautiful, so the movie has that going for it. She's working through the death of a former boyfriend. That is resolved in an odd way. No romance. Slight action in the beginning. Only a slight amount of comedy. Not too serious. Not sure who this movie is for.

"Buy me dinner, all is forgiven."

Watch once. Don't buy.


Bikini Summer 3: South Beach Heat
Bikini Summer 3: South Beach Heat
DVD ~ Heather-Elizabeth Parkhurst
Price: $6.99
13 used & new from $2.48

1.0 out of 5 stars Not so great if you aren't totally, completely, enamoured by breasts, April 12, 2015
The reason people watch a film like this is for the girls in bikinis and to see the main female characters get nude with assorted other characters either nude or in bikinis. Check.
The main characters each get nude and topless multiple times. Sadly, if the main characters aren't attractive to you, then the movie is a chore to watch. That happened to me. With these characters, romantic scenes weren't intriguing at all. Don't know how to explain it, but I'll try.

The 3-sec clips for the romantic scenes were highly distracting. The editing is much too quick. Interlacing 2 different couples romantic scenes with very different stories together is also highly distracting. Stop it already. And bikini shots that don't show faces? What's with that?

Either BS-1 or BS-2 are better entertainment.
None are in the class of Bikini Carwash or South Beach Academy for the female roles, sadly.

So - check the 3 main female characters BEFORE watching this movie to see if they are attractive to you. If not, skip it. Wish that I had.


Bitter Moon
Bitter Moon
DVD
Price: $2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cruel film - 2-star or 4-star depending on your tastes, April 9, 2015
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This review is from: Bitter Moon (Amazon Instant Video)
I'm torn.

The film was good, but disturbing. Some of the dialogue seemed forced, but I still couldn't look away.

Due to the subject, some people may rate this film 2-stars, which I completely understand. It is a great psychological exercise in cruelty towards humans.


Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (3X Lapel Microphone)
Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone (3X Lapel Microphone)
Price: $6.50
14 used & new from $1.51

2.0 out of 5 stars Needed an adapter to use with computer and smartphone., April 9, 2015
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Needed a converter to connect to my laptop plugin.
Tried each of them. Always hear a click from each during recordings. Doesn't matter which computer/smartphone is doing the recording. Click, click, click.

At least these aren't expensive.


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