The Shape of WaterDirector - Guillermo del ToroCast - Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael StuhbargRating - 4/5Guillermo del Toro, like most of his peers who’ve managed to make some sort of mark in Hollywood, owns a house in Los Angeles. While it is located in a relatively affluent neighbourhood, and wouldn’t draw a second glance from passers-by – it could be the home of the Dursleys, as far as the unremarkable suburban exterior is concerned – it is, on the inside, a veritable house of horrors.There are entire rooms dedicated to the Mexican auteur’s favourite genres, fantasy and horror. Life-size wax figures of Edgar Allen Poe and HP Lovecraft occupy opposite corners of one room -- strategically placed to give the illusion that they’re eyeing each other -- while a pea-soup-stained statue of Linda Blair stares blankly at the television in another. There are stacks upon … [Read more...] about The Shape of Water movie review: Guillermo del Toro’s romance of the year is worthy of 13 Oscar nods
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It’s misleading that they’re both holding coffee in this picture. Photo: Francois Duhamel/ Warner Bros. Like a demographics whitepaper come to life, Nancy Meyers’s The Intern throws two of contemporary America’s biggest social forces against one another: rapidly retiring boomers, in the form of 70-year-old intern Robert De Niro, and tech-savvy millennials, in the form of his harried, early-30s boss Anne Hathaway and her start-up filled with young’uns. It opens with De Niro, as Brooklyn widower Ben Whittaker, explaining his situation in awkwardly simple voice-over: He’s retired, he’s lonely, he’s been trying to fill his days with a myriad of activities, and he feels it’s time for a change. “I just know there’s a hole in my life, and I need to fill it.” There’s a reason he’s being so painfully direct: This is a Nancy Meyers film. But there’s another reason, too: We’re watching Ben’s … [Read more...] about Gets Off on Anne Hathaway’s and Robert De Niro’s Charms, Until It Degenerates Into a Series of Monologues
Advertisement Your living room is chaos – admit it. You’re forgiven for wondering which remote controls which device. What with the TV, amplifier, TiVO, BluRay player, maybe even the lighting – switching activities becomes a long and delicately manoeuvred dance called the “remote shuffle”. No longer. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate universal remote is here to bring, well – harmony – to your living room.The Logitech Harmony Ultimate is an intelligent, all-in-one remote control – the latest in the series of Harmony branded devices. It operates any device that uses an infrared remote controller, as well as a few that use Bluetooth.In addition, the base station connects to your wireless home network to allow remote control from iOS and Android smartphone apps. The Logitech Harmony Ultimate we have here costs $350 – placing it firmly at the premium end of any universal remote. There are no competing products at a similar price point, … [Read more...] about Logitech Harmony Ultimate Review and Giveaway
By Chase Magnett - June 13, 2019 01:45 pm EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Superhero comics writ large are power fantasies. This is especially true in the realm of DC Comics. During the day Superman, The Flash, and Green Lantern might work as a journalist, crime lab technician, or test pilot, but they never cease being gods. There is never a moment in which most of these figures are truly helpless. That is not the case for Jimmy Olsen. He has been defined by his relationship to power, as “Superman’s best pal,” since he first received his own stories. This is the understanding brought to Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1 that allows it to transcend the modern superhero genre and deliver a true, blue collar take on the DC Comics universe. That description might imply Jimmy Olsen is a far more serious or purely cerebral affair than is the case. Yes, it is a smart comic, but that never divorces it from being a comical and pleasing series of stories. This … [Read more...] about Jimmy Olsen #1 Advance Review: Extremely Comical, Shockingly Strange, and Fun
(Image courtesy Lili Sams, Mashable) Apple’s new iPhone X is arguably the company’s most controversial handset in years – and perhaps, ever. The device is interesting not only in terms of design but from a business standpoint as it effectively undermines the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It’s a gamble that Apple was willing to bet on. After all, having as much cash in the bank as Apple does affords you a bit of security and the luxury to take risks. It’s too early to know if this bet will pay off but what we do have at the moment are a batch of early reviews to provide a bit of guidance. By “early” reviews, I mean exactly that as Apple gave most reviewers just 24 hours to work with the phone before lifting the NDA. This translates to very little hands-on time (i.e., they're still figuring things out), demoting what would otherwise be full-length reviews down to “first impressions” status. They’ll no doubt be … [Read more...] about iPhone X review round-up: early opinions on Apple’s vision of the future
Before we start talking about the car, I have to say that Tata Motors is making some of the prettiest cars in the Indian market right now. This started with the Tiago, a hatchback, and their latest offering is a hatchback too. It is called the Tata Altroz and it is Tata’s competitor in the premium hatchback segment in India. It is expected to be launched in January 2020 and it has managed to create a hype around itself. We got to drive it for a couple of days in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer and we found out whether the hype is worth it. Watch Video: We have to start with what is going to be the biggest attraction for the Altroz which is the way it looks, and while yes looks are a subjective matter, to me it looks brilliant and there are a few reasons for that. First and foremost is the stance that this car gets which is thanks to the new Alfa Arc platform which we will get to in a bit. There’s also the fact that how almost every single design detail works … [Read more...] about Tata Altroz First Drive Review: More to it than Just Looks?