Archive for February, 2012

Comic Actors Show Their Chops In Dramatic Roles

February 16, 2012
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Comic Actors Show Their Chops In Dramatic Roles

Of course, everyone knows Tom Hanks first came to the public’s attention in the cross-dressing TV sitcom Bosom Buddies, and that he took a number of comedic and romantic comedy film roles like those in Bachelor Party, Joe vs. the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (currently part of the Amazon Prime Instant video library, available...

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Why No Walk of Fame Star for Whitney Houston?

February 16, 2012
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Why No Walk of Fame Star for Whitney Houston?

Following the death of singer Whitney Houston, many bereaved fans took to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in search of her star, in order to leave flowers, notes and other mementos. Imagine their surprise to learn that they won’t find a star for the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning Houston there. Why not? After all, even Ryan Seacrest...

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Stephen King’s The Stand – Expanded & Uncut Version – Finally Released As Audiobook!

February 16, 2012
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Stephen King’s The Stand – Expanded & Uncut Version – Finally Released As Audiobook!

Yesterday, Random House Audio gave Stephen King fans everywhere a Valentine’s Day gift those fans have been waiting decades for: they released the uncut, expanded edition of The Stand in audiobook form. This special edition, which includes some 500pp more than the original release, was released in print over twenty years ago, but never before has it been...

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Instant Video TV Spotlight: Home Movies

February 15, 2012
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Instant Video TV Spotlight: Home Movies

If you’re a fan of H. Jon Benjamin (voice of Sterling Archer on Archer and Bob on Bob’s Burgers), of smart, quirky animation, of movies or of comedy in general, Home Movies is not to be missed. Animation That’s Not For Little Kids This clever and hilarious animated show ran for four seasons on...

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Are You Taking Advantage of Amazon’s Free App of the Day?

February 15, 2012
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Are You Taking Advantage of Amazon’s Free App of the Day?

Did you know Amazon offers a free app for your Kindle Fire every single day? These aren’t just apps that are always free, but apps that you’d have to pay for on any other day. If you’re not checking them out, you could be missing some fun and useful little programs—all for free! There’s...

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CX.com Makes a Bet on the Kindle Fire, Launches Cloud Storage App

February 15, 2012
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CX.com Makes a Bet on the Kindle Fire, Launches Cloud Storage App

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about “cloud computing” lately, and it’s a term with which Kindle Fire owners should become familiar, if they don’t already know what it means. Cloud computing means storing files and even software programs on a centralized server and accessing them via the web or a private communications network (such...

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Study Finds Game Apps May Fend Off Alzheimer’s, Improve Cognitive Function

February 14, 2012
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Study Finds Game Apps May Fend Off Alzheimer’s, Improve Cognitive Function

Stop feeling guilty about those stolen minutes spent playing Angry Birds, Words With Friends and Fruit Ninja on your Kindle Fire. You’re not just having fun; according to a new Archives of Neurology study, you’re giving your brain a workout that may be helping you avoid Alzheimer’s and improve your gray matter’s overall functioning with higher...

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Best Adapted Screenplay Winners: Once They Were Books

February 14, 2012
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Best Adapted Screenplay Winners: Once They Were Books

“The book’s better than the movie.” How often have you heard this from a knowing, bookish friend? Very often, it’s true simply because the film adaptation can’t possibly contain as much of the source material as it took to fill the original book. Consider The Princess Bride, William Goldman’s excellent, rip-roaring book (now available...

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Kidproof Your Kindle Fire

February 14, 2012
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Kidproof Your Kindle Fire

Your Kindle Fire is connected to your Amazon account, which probably has a credit card on file. The Fire also has a built-in web browser, and you may have installed apps like Netflix that provide access to video content of all different MPAA ratings, from G to NC-17. Perhaps some of your other apps...

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Will BAFTAs Predict The Oscars? Winners & Nominees Available On The Fire

February 13, 2012
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Will BAFTAs Predict The Oscars? Winners & Nominees Available On The Fire

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its annual BAFTA awards ceremony this past weekend, and many of the Film nominees are also nominated for Academy Awards here in America. The BAFTAs are typically seen as an Academy Awards preview show, since BAFTA winners often take home the corresponding Oscar as well....

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