Archive for March, 2007

Why I won’t be connecting an Apple TV to my home theatre anytime soon…

March 21st, 2007 | Comments Off on Why I won’t be connecting an Apple TV to my home theatre anytime soon…
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Movies, Technology

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If you’re a Mac geek like me, then you’ve no doubt heard that Apple has started to ship their famed Apple TV box, which lets you enjoy iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos on your HDTV. I’ve read some online articles that make it sound like this box is going to revitalize the sagging “download-to-own” market and that it will be The Next Cool Thing To Own, like the iPod did for music.

Sadly, it won’t… and here’s why.
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R.I.P. Andy Sidaris…

March 9th, 2007 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Andy Sidaris…
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Seen & Heard

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Man, I can’t believe I’m having to write another one of these!

Last night I got an e-mail from Arlene Sidaris, wife of one-of-a-kind filmmaker Andy Sidaris, that Andy had passed away on Wednesday. I actually had the good fortune to know Andy a little bit in the last 2 years, having been recommended to him by Fred Olen Ray as a guy who could author the DVDs for his last handful of films that hadn’t yet made it to release. He was a good-natured guy, honest and very dedicated to what he was doing… to first meet him one might have thought he had an almost arrogant pride in his work (which he did, and there’s nothing wrong with that)… but after spending enough time with Andy, you realized that he was kind of in on the joke. He knew what he was making wasn’t exactly high art, but he didn’t care and he was having fun with it all the way along. A refreshing attitude given all the bloated egos in Hollywood, this guy was just larger than life.
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