"X-Men: First Class" literally changed my life. This is not the idle claim of a comic book fanboy, nor do I claim to be an extreme-genre-film aficionado. The film truly played a key role in my courtship with my wife, and our eventual marriage. It's a tale I shared in a speech at our wedding, and one I'll share with CNET's readers. It was back in the spring of 2011, our third date, and we had agreed to meet at a little seafood restaurant in the East Village. After dinner, I had planned an exciting night out at a trendy lounge nearby -- in fact, reservations had already been made. So it came as a bit of a shock when my date actually insisted on watching the new "X-Men" movie, which happened to be "First Class," and proceeded to talk about her love of comic book films, among other geeky topics. At this point, I realized I had hit the jackpot. We tied the knot last August, a little over two years after that fateful date (our first movie after getting hitched: … [Read more...] about ‘Future Past’ at last: The X-Men film I’ve been waiting for
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As we count down the days to Prime Day 2019, which we expect to come sometime in mid-July, we're already seeing discounts on a variety of Amazon devices. At the moment, most of the deals are on the company's media streamers and a couple of Echo smart speakers. And some, but not all, of them are exclusive to members of Amazon's Prime service. We've rounded them up below.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Prime members only: Fire TV Stick for $25 (save $15) Sarah Tew/CNET The Fire TV Stick isn't quite as good as Roku in our book, but it's better than Chromecast at the same price. If you're a fan of Alexa or deep into Amazon's ecosystem anyway and want to give one as a gift, this is a good deal. This deal matches Black Friday/Cyber Monday price. This deal is available only to Amazon Prime members. See at Amazon Amazon Fire TV Stick review Amazon Echo Dot, third-gen for $30 (save $26) This … [Read more...] about Don’t wait for Prime Day: These Amazon deals are live now
Alexander Rossi has accomplished what only a handful of American drivers have ever done: he’s driven in Formula 1. Before he started his IndyCar career, which includes winning the Indy 500 in 2016, Rossi drove in five F1 races for Manor Marussia in 2015 and was an F1 test driver for Caterham and Marussia before that. He is full-time IndyCar now and has no plans to go back to F1 unless Mercedes or Ferrari called, he said, adding that there’s more chance of it snowing in LA than that happening.He lent his unique perspective to us for a few minutes while visiting LA yesterday ahead of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach April 12-14.AW: Your career has been like a dream career: You made it all the way up to Formula 1. Describe what Formula 1 was like when you got there.AR: I was in an interesting position because I was brought in to do five races at the end of the season for a team that was, for lack of a better word, dying. So it wasn’t your typical, entire … [Read more...] about Alexander Rossi not holding his breath waiting for F1 call from Ferrari, Mercedes
The last big TV sale event of the season, the Super Bowl, is now behind us, and ahead lie a bunch of brand-new 2019 models to tempt shoppers. Late winter and early spring are when most of the new TVs hit store shelves and online, and some are even available now.If you want a new TV now, perhaps one thought is "I shouldn't buy an obsolete 2018 TV now when new ones are just around the corner." Allow me to add a complexifier or two.A 2018 TV bought today is not obsolete. TVs are a mature technology and most will do everything you need for years to come.The improvements on many 2019 TVs will be minor compared to 2018 models available now.For most of this year, you'll pay more for a 2019 TV than you will for the roughly equivalent 2018 model.The earliest you can expect 2019 TV prices to fall to 2018 levels is mid-November 2019.If you're OK waiting until November and Black Friday season to buy your 2019 TV, then by all means do so. You'll probably get the best deal on a new TV. The … [Read more...] about 2019 TV buying advice: Get a 2018 TV now or wait for a new model?
Remember when the Fast and Furious movies were about car thieves? Yeah, that's gone properly out of the window with Hobbs and Shaw -- and I've got to admit, it looks like a total blast. The trailer for the movie is expected to get a high-profile slot during today's Super Bowl, but it debuted online Friday -- and you can watch it right here. This new movie is a a spin-off from the Fast and Furious series featuring two popular characters introduced in the franchise's more recent entries. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham reunite as ass-kicking frenemies Luke "ice-cold can of whup-ass" Hobbs and Deckard "champagne problem" Shaw. The trailer plays up their rivalry with tons of gags in between the massive fights and outrageous stunts, orchestrated by John Wick and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Seriously, how much fun is this trailer?This time Hobbs and Shaw are up against a bulletproof bad guy named Brixton, played by Idris Elba. The action switches from London to Samoa … [Read more...] about Don’t wait for the Super Bowl: Watch the first Hobbs and Shaw trailer here