Sunday, January 29, 2006


Last night's feature was Serenity. We had two couples over for dinner. The weather was so warm, we decided to have grilled pork loin and fettucini with shrimp cream sauce. Even after this hearty meal, we managed to polish off 2 kettles of popcorn. After the movie, we broke out the propane tank and had creme brulee and creme puffs for dessert.

The movie kept everyone's attention. A fight broke out over who would get to borrow our Firefly series, so we knew they liked the movie. We won't mention the argument over whether or not Jayne was a Baldwin boy or not. Even though Adam is a Baldwin, he is not related to Alec, Stephen, Daniel, William, or Joseph.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Last night we presented "Underworld" to 3 friends of our coven. The movie was a Superbit version, and although dark it was extremely crisp and clear. The soundtrack is DTS and gives the amp a decent workout with sporadic explosions and excessive gunfire. The movie was enjoyed by both Vampyre and Lycan alike, though I still prefer Blade 3 and Van Helsing. Plenty of action to sink your teeth into and keep the sleep deprived zombies awake.

This was our first showing after completing some work on the underside of the platform. We had re-seated the buttkickers and added more insulation between the joists. I also readjusted the input levels to the kicker amp through the dvd sub out. I did not hear the annoying "rattle"in the platform that we have been experiencing, but I did not sit on the platform seating.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Not so "Fantastic Four"

Last night we had a mixed group of friends over for authentic homemade pizza and movie. The pizza's were delicious, especially the artichoke, anchovies, mushroom and pepperoni ones (others may have differing opinions).

The movie did have some decent sound effects, but the story didn't seem to go anywhere. Even for a short movie, it took forever for some resemblance of a storyline to develop. By then it was too late, and the movie was over. Oh well, we still had fun channel surfing after the movie ended.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Battlestar Galatica 1 & 2.0

We finished the last of the BG season 2.0 discs a few nights ago, in preparation for the continuation of Season 2 on Comcast. We had watched the first two seasons on dvd. Much to our disappointment, watching this series on the Sci-fi channel is hard on the eyes. We were spoiled by the no-commercial 16:9 DD presentation on dvd. The SD, 4:3 presentation on Comcast is like watching the series through a small dirty window. As anxious as we are to continue watching the series, we may decide to wait for the discs again. Sad, but why can't they broadcast these shows in HD!