Author Archives: Tall Writer

Oscar Nominations (2018 films) and Prediction Results

Here are the Oscar nominations (complete list) for qualifying 2018 films with results of my predictions (got about 73% right for all categories). The Favourite and Roma both got 10 nominations with A Star Is Born and Vice acquiring 8 total nods with Black Panther honored with 7. … Continue reading

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Oscar Nomination Predictions (2018 films)

Oscar nominations for qualifying 2018 films will be announced Tuesday morning on January 22, 2019 and the annual Academy Award ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 24th beginning at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Here my Oscar nomination picks. … Continue reading

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The Village

You have to let your imagination run wild, if you want to get maximum entertainment from M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, The Village. Set in a small village in Covington Woods, Pennsylvania, this film has an amazing plot, cast, music, … Continue reading

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Reflections: From ‘The Net’ to Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’: Isolating Ourselves Using Technology

Sandra Bullock’s 1995 film The Net and her current post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box represent a nice cinematic progression of the following question: Why should I go outside my home when I can find experiences that are better, cheaper, and safer by using technology? In The … Continue reading

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Roboni-i

The interactive Roboni-i, built by Robonica was initially dubbed “the world’s first robotic gaming platform.” This $249.99 (suggested retail price) Roboni-i system kit includes the robot, a base station, wireless controller, seven preloaded games, USB cable, special “hubs”/markers, and other … Continue reading

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iHealth BP5 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

The iHealth BP5 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (electronic sphygmomanometer) measures your maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) blood pressure in a convenient system using a sleeved monitor shell device and free mobile phone app named iHealth MyVitals. The box includes … Continue reading

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek’s amazing performance as Freddie Mercury anchors this strong musical biography where audiences can escape to an authentic and nostalgic time in rock music history. Directed by Bryan Singer, Bohemian Rhapsody captures Queen’s amazing musical moments as well as the dramatic … Continue reading

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Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010

Get fit and have fun without thinking too much. This Wii game follow-up to Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 focuses more on Michaels and the balance board while ramping up the exercise challenge. Players can get a great sense of accomplishment … Continue reading

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The Last Song

Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, and Bobby Coleman star in this PG-rated drama. Cyrus takes the lead, Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Miller, the estranged daughter of Steve Miller, played by Greg Kinnear. Ronnie and her brother Jonah, … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

This Nintendo DS (NDS) game has many practical applications in a portable format featuring large chunks of interactive exercise and diet information. Appearances from the popular television show include expert trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels with host Alison Sweeney … Continue reading

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