Video Spotlight, Editor’s Picks: Shakespeare Adaptations

I am a HUGE fan of good Shakespeare adaptations that put the Bard’s stories and language into contemporary settings. I’ve found that despite having read many Shakespeare plays in high school, and having re-read and thoroughly analyzed them further in college, I never fully grasped or understood the works until seeing them in modern adaptations. … Read more

This Weekend’s Amazon Vote Digital Deals

Results are in for this weekend’s digital deals vote! In Instant Video Rentals, Erin Brockovich will be offered at $1.99 through the weekend. The winning MP3 album is Nirvana’s Nirvana, $5 this weekend. *CORRECTION*  The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime is the winning Kindle book, being … Read more

Tips & Tricks: Play Video You Already Own, Plus Ultraviolet and Netflix Videos, On Your Fire

Did you know you can play video you already own on your Kindle Fire, and without being a tech whiz, learning how to “sideload” content, or installing extra software? As long as the video is in MP4 format (the same format that will play on Apple devices) and doesn’t have DRM, all you need is your … Read more

This Weekend’s Amazon Digital Deals

The votes have been tallied, and here are this weekend’s digital deals: In Instant Videos, the winner is It’s Complicated, being offered as a $1.99 rental through Sunday. The winning Kindle book is Drinkology Beer: A Book About The Brew, available to buy for $1.99 all weekend. Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is the winner in the … Read more

Instant Video Spotlight: Political Thrillers

Today we shine the Instant Video Spotlight on some of the best-reviewed political thrillers available in the Amazon Instant Video store. Good Night and Good Luck has an average review rating of 4/5 stars across more than 330 reviews. Reviewer Rocco Dormarunno says: Good Night and Good Luck captures a piece of time which is rapidly … Read more