Last night my wife and I watched a little documentary entitled Heckler. While not directed by actor/comedian, Jamie Kennedy, the film does seem to be his work -or at the very least his views on the subject matter of what it means to be a heckler or critic. The film, which runs a quick 80-minutes, [...]

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It had to happen sometime, a new episode of my ongoing home theater video series, The Home Cinema Experience, is now live! In episode 13 I outline my next big home theater project; adopting some of IMAX’s commercial standards for home use. I lay it all out in this first episode in what is going [...]

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Introduction My affinity for Bowers & Wilkins began long before I was ever considered a member of the specialty AV press. It began with a secondhand pair of 685s some years ago. Since then I’ve been a fan and customer of Bowers & Wilkins, having enjoyed many of their affordable and even reference caliber offerings [...]

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Yesterday I was doing a bit of retooling in my theater, swapping out my Bowers & Wilkins CT8.2 LCR loudspeakers for my Pendragon Theater speakers once again. Upon wrapping up I took a moment to level match the newly installed Pendragon speakers. This meant turning on my reference SIM2 M.150 in order to see my [...]

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The following article was originally written for Theo’s Roundtable for which I am a contributing writer.  —– A little while back, I wrote about why I believed Hollywood collapsing release windows for all its titles and effectively opening the floodgates for day-and-date would be a good thing. Then fellow writer John Sciacca weighed in on services like Prima [...]

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This article was originally written for Theo’s Roundtable for which I am a contributing writer. —– Earlier today, I was reading one of my favorite Web-site/blogs, Andrew Reid’s EOSHD. Today’s post had to do with famed director Steven Spielberg. According to Reid, Spielberg was giving a lecture at the University of Southern California’s “prestigious” film school, [...]

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Once upon a time a friend and I wander into a Bang & Olufsen store in Cherry Creek, Colorado. We had never heard of, nor heard a, Bang & Olufsen (B&O) product before that day, and yet we couldn’t resist walking into the glass and chrome clad AV “store.” Our initial visit lasted more than [...]

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This article was originally written for and published on the entertainment site, Theo’s Roundtable, for which I am a contributing writer. I encourage you all to check it out if you have a second as there is some very worthwhile content on the site written by yours truly as well as other entertainment and home [...]

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Introduction Recently I wrote an article detailing what I believed to be a number of features that the most average home theater enthusiasts felt they needed in an AV preamp or receiver, but really didn’t need. The inspiration for the article stemmed from my personal experience with the Sherbourn PT-7030 AV preamp reviewed here; for [...]

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Introduction While I know my affinity for soundbars doesn’t always sit well with some of my more hard core home theater fans, it doesn’t temper my support nor keep me from seeking them out and enjoying them. To me a soundbar represents a logical step up from built-in display loudspeakers, while also serving as a [...]

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While at THE Show this past weekend the phrase I heard more often than not when folks would describe their perception of Emotiva was, “good for the money.” Now, this may sound like a positive, and yet I view the phrase as a negative. It’s not negative because I’m in some way partial to Emotiva [...]

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Filmography

 April Showers (2009)

Genre: Drama
Studio: WarnerVOD
Written/Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Produced by: Jenna Edwards, April Wade
Starring: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom, Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold