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Who Isn’t Watching the Watchmen Movie?

March 5, 2009 By Dennis Burger 39 comments
Who Isn’t Watching the Watchmen Movie?

I'm not, dammit!

I’m starting to feel like a nerd pariah.

Seriously, I may well be the only geek in the ‘verse who isn’t even slightly interested in seeing Watchmen this weekend. Even my wife gets a gleam in her eye when we see the trailer, and she’s never read the comic!

THX II 5.1 Audio System in the Lincoln MKS Review

February 9, 2010 By Geoffrey Morrison 64 comments
THX II 5.1 Audio System in the Lincoln MKS Review

Sync Sounds

I don't drive big cars. Hate them. In my book, if a car's going to weigh 4,300 pounds it better have a second car sitting on top of it.

And despite all that, I was sad to see the MKS go. It's a fantastic ride, mostly due to the THX sound system and, gasp, Microsoft's Sync.

The Beatles Stereo Remasters Review

September 4, 2009 By Dennis Burger 41 comments
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Within half an hour of Tweeting the fact that I finally got my paws on the new stereo Beatles remasters this week, my email inbox was clogged with the same question repeated practically ad infinitum: “So... don’t leave me hanging. How do they sound?” The ellipses were often stretched to the point of abuse, and the question marks ranged from solitary to the obscene, but I read that exactly question so many times I almost started to have Tweet remorse

Honestly, though, who doesn’t want to know how these discs sound? So I’ll cut to the chase and tell you all what I told them:

Great Performances (on YouTube) - Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 - Martha Argerich & Riccardo Chailly

February 12, 2010 By Geoffrey Morrison 19 comments
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Hands

So I'm starting a new feature here on the website. YouTube is great for a lot of things, but I think one of its greatest uses is as a repository of amazing performances by the world's greatest musicians.

Now I'm not talking about ripping a concert DVD, but of meaningful, remarkable performances that are likely not found anywhere else. First up, the Rach 3 by Martha Argerich.

Where have all the plasmas gone?

March 3, 2009 By Geoffrey Morrison 22 comments
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Why has the once shining symbol of the future of TV almost completely disappeared from the landscape?

It seems like every TV manufacturer either makes or sells LCDs, but only a handful make plasmas anymore.

With the departure of Pioneer from the market, what does that mean for the future of plasma?

One o' These Days, Alice...

July 17, 2009 By Dennis Burger 25 comments
To the Moon!

Forty years ago yesterday, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin sat on the tip of a big metal stick at the end of a massive explosion and pointed themselves toward the moon. Forty years ago this coming Monday, they arrived at their destination, kicked a little dirt, and said a few words we all know by heart, I'm sure. And to commemorate all of that exploding and dirt kicking and aphorism uttering, The Criterion Collection has released a new gussied up restored version of Al Reinert's seminal 1989 film For All Mankind.

Pandora

April 9, 2009 By Geoffrey Morrison 20 comments
Pandora

The greatest thing... ever.

I admit, I'm way late to the party on this one.

Still, if you haven't checked out Pandora, you really have to.

Mini "review" after the jump.

The Beatles: Rock Band Review (With Video)

September 7, 2009 By Dennis Burger 50 comments
The Beatles: Rock Band Preview
I know what's about to happen. I'm about to sit here and type a thousand words or so, waxing left and right about The Beatles: Rock Band, how it fits into the current glut of music/rhythm games, whether it does justice to the band and their legacy, blah blah blah...

When really, what it all boils down to is this: if you like The Beatles, go buy this game. Now. If you like the Beatles and don't own a PS3 or Xbox 360 (or Wii, I guess), go buy one of those. Now. And then buy this game. Right after that.

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