The Amazon Fire Phone Is Here!

Finally, the long-rumored and hotly anticipated Amazon Fire Phone has been announced, and is now available for pre-order in both an AT&T contract version and an unlocked version. There’s a lot to say about this phone, but here are the highlights: – $199 in the 32GB version, $299 for the 64GB version when paired with … Read more

The Many Faces Of Hannibal Lecter

The fascinating character of psychiatrist, gourmand, artist, cannibal and homicidal egomaniac Hannibal Lecter was first introduced in Thomas Harris’ riveting crime thriller, Red Dragon (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $5.50): A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened “The Tooth Fairy.” Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the … Read more

Great TV Series The U.S. Lifted From The U.K.

If you’ve seen and enjoyed such shows as Being Human, Elementary, The Office or Veep, you might want to check out the original U.K. shows they’re based on. There’s a whole catalog of content from the BBC available in the Amazon Instant Video Store, and many of the programs are included in the Prime Instant … Read more

Instant Video Spotlight: Black Comedy

Black comedy is a genre that’s tough to get right, which is why there are so few successful examples. In a successful black comedy, the humor comes from unexpected sources, sometimes from sources ordinarily assumed to create nothing but fear or violence (e.g., crime), but it’s still relatable and it’s never mean-spirited. Black comedy introduces … Read more