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Movie Screenshot Quiz #2

This is episode #2 of my movie screenshot quiz. All screenshots were taken from


Netflix to extend web to tv business

Netflix on Monday said it expects to soon announce three partnerships, similar to its set-top box alliance with LG Electronics Inc., that will let subscribers watch films streamed directly from the Web to TVs.

"We have LG plus three additional partners actively working on integrating our technology into their products," Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said on a conference call with analysts.

"Three of the four partners are major companies, which each sell millions of devices per year and will enable the Netflix functionality in some of those devices likely in the fourth quarter of this year," he said.

"The fourth partner is a small company, which will likely launch sooner than Q4," he said.

NetFlix to charge more for blu-ray.

"Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on a conference call that because Blu-ray discs cost more to purchase, the company plans on charging a premium on accounts that rent Blu-ray movies."

They didnt mention how much the increase was going to be, but if its too much, they might push users back to Blockbuster.

With Buy one get one offers I keep running accross, I might just start to buy them instead.

A trip to the Bose factory outlet

The family recently took a trip to an outlet mall, and as a little repreve from the clothes stores and shoe shopping, I stopped into the Bose Factory outlet store. Ive always been a fan on inconspicious speaker and after looking around the store
for I while stumble accross, or I should say was pushed towards the new cube speakers. They are like 2 inches wide and kick out a bunch of sound, but the system is like 3 grand. The sales guy asked me if I wanted to see out their 15 minute presentation. I figured it was another 15 minutes I wasnt going to be shoe shopping, so what the hell.
They had a whole theater set up in the store. It consisted of a 120" screen a couple of large left and right speakers a fairly large center speaker,
And so back speakers that I couldnt really see. I was surprised at the size of the speakers they had in the room. I thought they would be pushing the really tiny speakers. They started the presentation and left. It was pretty standard stuff, talking about audio and video, and about how much audio was just as important as the video. Then part way throught the presentation the guy comes in and pulls down the left, right and center speakers to reveal that they were fake, and the real speakers are the tiny cubes.

The sound was incredible, but since going I have done a lot more reasearch on other home theater forums and Bose gets less than stellar reviews
from most people there. There biggest complaint was that the bose system couldnt reproduce the lows very well.

Im not a huge audiophile, but it seems there is cheaper systems that will outperform the Bose system. I would really like to hear them side by side.

Product Review - Elite Silver Frame

Manufacturer: Elite Screens
Model Number: SilverFrame100GH1
Size: 100" diagonal ( 87 x 49 inches )
Gain : 1.8
Purchase Price: $252.00
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I did quite a bit research before puchasing my home theater screen. I had a few requirements it must meet, but what I really
wanted was screen that looked good, and wasnt very expensive. I looked at retractable screens as well as fixed frame screens,
in the end I went with the fixed frame. The retractable ones had me worried about waves or wrinkles in the screen.
Since I wasnt putting this screen in a dedicted home theater, I want it to look more like a tv, than a movie screen. The brushed
Aluminum frame gives it just that look. We had a bunch of people over for the superbowl, and it was the first time they were
seeing the setup, and quite a few people wanted to know how we got a tv that big. I had to put my hand in front of the projector
before they would believe me.

The 100" model comes in a matte white with a gain of 1.0 or a High gain Gray with a gain of 1.8. I wanted the higher gain for a
bright screen, but was worried about brightness falloff when viewing from the off center seating. I decided to go for it and I
havent been sorry. I can stand just to the side of the screen and still not see any brightness dropoff. The 1.8 gain with a 2000 lumen
projector gives a beautiful picture with no hotspoting.

When I the screen arrived I was really impressed with how it was packed. The sceen material comes rolled in a 4" wide piece of pvc pipe
and the frame peices were each wrapped in a foam material. Mine came in perfect condition. You have to put the frame together with
L-Brackets that slide right in the extruded aluminum frame. The corners were perfect, no gaps whatsoever. You stretch the fabric inside the
frame, which had me worried also, but it was really easy. I had the whole thing assembled in less than 25 minutes.

If your looking for a fairly low cost, high quality screen, then this is the one for you.

Home Theater teardown and rebuild

Thought this was a cool idea. They took snapshots from the same location throughout the teardown and rebuild.

Top DVD Rentals for the week

TitleDaysThis WeekRental Gross
1.NewThere Will Be Blood 5$8.54M$8.54M
2.1Alvin and the Chipmunks12$7.22M$16M
3.NewLions For Lambs 5$6.83M$6.83M
4.NewThe Water Horse - Legend of the Deep 5$6.69M$6.69M
5.2Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street12$6.52M$14.6M
6.3I Am Legend26$5.82M$33.3M
7.NewWalk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story 5$5.7M$5.7M
8.4The Mist 19$5.38M$20.2M
9.5Enchanted 26$4.73M$26.5M
10.6No Country for Old Men33$4.53M$37M

Funny Stuff

Ironman Trailer turned into full length movie

Movie Screenshot Quiz Answers

1. Syriana
2. Summer Rental
3. Starman
4. The Running Man
5. Peter Pan
6. Hollow Man 2
7. The Dirty Dozen
8. Dead Again
9. Blade Runner
10. The Breakfast Club

Movie Review --- I am Legend (***)

I Am Legend is yet another remake of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name. Other ramakes include 1964's THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, and Charlton Heston in 1971's OMEGA MAN.
This is pretty much a Will Smith one man show, or a one man one dog show.
I had high hopes for this movie when I heard it was coming out. I am a big fan of movies where there is pretty much one actor doing the whole thing (like Tom Hanks in Castaway).
After seeing the previews I was worried they were going to turn this into a CGI Zombie flick. I was pleasantly surprised, the zombie weren't overdone at all.
Will Smith did a great job, and this movie was a great vehicle for his talents. It allowed him to show a full range of emotions, from joy, anger, lonliness to sorrow.
Im a real sucker for happy endings so I didnt care much for the ending in the theaters. The dvd has an alternate ending that I liked alot better. See it below

Movie Screenshot Quiz

I had seen other blogs do something similar to this, but with movie quotes. How many of these movies can you identify from the screen shots.
All screen shots are from


Movie Review --- AWAKE (* * *)

Awake , written and directed by Joby Harold, tells the story of Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen), a young businessman involved in a secret love affair with his mother’s personal assistant, Sam Lockwood (Jessica Alba). Clay has a bad heart and is in need of a heart transplant, and he intends to have his friend Dr. Jack Harper (Terrance Howard) perform the surgery despite the four malpractice suits Harper is facing. Clay’s Mother played by Lena Olin wants the procedure done by a close friend of hers, who is one of the top doctors in the world. Clay and Sam reveal their engagement to his mother, a fight occurs, the couple rush to get married, and on that very same night, a donor is found. Clay is rushed to surgery, and on the operating table, he experiences anesthetic awareness.
While under anesthetic, but fully aware, he hears the doctors and nurses ploting his death, and can do nothing about it. There are few twists and turn that I won’t reveal, as it would ruin the movie
I’m not a big fan of Hayden Christensen, and this movie didn’t do much to sway me. He was just ok but didn’t come off as whiney as his roles in the star wars movies. Jessica Alba was also just ok in this movie, she wont be winning any awards for this role.
I give this movie a 3 out of 4 stars.
It a good rental.

Top DVD Rental for the week



1new   Alvin and the Chipmunks5$8.7M$8.7M
2new   Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 5$8.1M$8.1M
31   I Am Legend 19$7.4M$27.5M
42   The Mist12$6.6M$14.8M
54   Enchanted 19$6.3M$21.8M
63   No Country for Old Men26$5.7M$32.5M
76   Atonement19$4.9M$18.2M
85   Bee Movie 26$4.6M$27.2M
97   Dan in Real Life26$4.3M$25.3M
109   The Kite Runner12$4.1M$9M

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