Category: Reviews

Nov 26

Staring at the Sun

BAFF's 2017 Best Feature Film Winner, November 07, 2017 at the Tribeca Cinemas with winner Writer / Director Harry Greenberger accepting the award.

Congratulations to the Staring at the Sun team that wrote, directed, acted, produced and worked on the movie for winning Best Feature Film at the Big Apple Film Festival. As IMDB says about this humanist movie, “Two teenage Brooklyn Hasidic schoolgirls, unable to live under the strict rules of their community take the family car and …

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Feb 12

Explorers Club of Pittsburgh Podcast

For lovers of Pittsburgh and / or lovers of adventure sports, I highly recommend giving a recent Fitness Lab Pittsburgh podcast a listen. And hats off to the ECP president Ron Edwards on a great interview that really provides perspective to those who might not have the experience but want to learn more about mountaineering and …

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Jan 28

The Desolation of Peter Jackson

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug, gold, dragon, Bilbo, movie

The Shadow of the Past As part of my considerable Lord of the Rings collection, I have the Minds Eye audio adaptation of the books. In the first few chapters of the collection, the rendition includes Elves speaking. – Speaking with pitched Keebler Elves voices. At that moment, an aficionado of the book can instantly …

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Jul 10

Lusus Naturae Menus

Scary insane pig wants eaten to end its misery (iPhone Photo by Your Host)

We stopped at Pittsburgh’s Rocky’s Route 8 on June 6th after work, interested to try someplace new to eat. The food wasn’t great but we managed to get some funny pictures at least. This Little Piggy Wants to Eat Your Soul We had to wait more than an hour for mediocre wings and a hamburger, …

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Jun 28

I Expect More from a Dinosaur

Jurassic Park Builder game screen shot

It’s free and it has Dinosaurs, other than that, Jurassic Park Builder for the iPad has no redeeming values as a game and yet, sadly, I keep ‘playing’ it. I put, ‘playing’ in scare quotes because there is virtually nothing in the game that requires any skill with the possible exception of the ‘The Code …

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Dec 28

The Lost Sin City

Penn and Teller ticket featuring Mike Jones Duo, Rio Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Away for the Holiday We went to Vegas over Thanksgiving for six days. The holiday hasn’t felt very homey for a very long time and we wanted to take good advantage of a few days off, so we found a good deal with Southwest and headed to the desert lights, – after all, nothing says, …

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Jul 31

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man Movie - 2012

“Amazing” is an overstatement, but “New and Improved Spider-Man” works for me. I finally saw the movie last night, – my second attempt. (My first attempted failed because it was the premier night of Batman Rises and the theater failed to update their listings and the fact that they closed a theater that had been …

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