Friday, October 14, 2011

Movie Review: Winnie the Pooh (G)

Yup. Winnie the Pooh. It didn't last in theaters long. Probably because Harry Potter 7 came out on the same. Sad day, cause Pooh was great. I saw it at the dollar theater, and I must say I enjoyed it. No, I'm not 7 years old. I'm a teenage boy, and I'm proud to say that Pooh is on my list of favorites. I actually laughed out loud a couple of times. The music was fabulous. And yes, I began humming along in the theater. The voices were almost spot on to what I remember them sounding like when I was just a little kid. Disney decided to make a Pooh film that followed the original style of the old cartoons. The animation was just the same, the characters just as rememberable, and it even included the theme song at the beginning. Winnie the Pooh hits stores on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, October 25. Netflix will release it on the same day.
Winnie the Pooh teaser poster


Great for kids and adults alike
G-rated. Clean, nothing offensive.
Feel good cartoon
Includes a 5 minute short


It was only a little over an hour long, left me wanting more
No references to Heffulumps :)

★★★★★ (out of 5)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Product Review: My New iPad

Hello everyone, this is my first blogging experience, so please pardon the mess. I am technologically savvy but close to clueless about blogging. Well, the title of this post is "My New iPad". I figured I'd share my thoughts on Apple's newest tablet.

I got myself the iPad 2, 64gb wifi, black. I've had it almost a week now. The display is no different from the first iPad, but that's okay because the screen looks gorgeous. The new iPad is super fast, has a great battery life (10 hours) and fits perfectly in my bag. So far I've managed to get along fine without Adobe Flash. I don't miss it too much. Many websites that use flash (such as have an app on the App Store, and they fit the screen perfectly. I'm also not missing s USB port or SD card reader because I can transfer files through iTunes or email stuff to myself (you can purchase the iPad Camera Connection Kit for $29, it lets you import photos directly from your digital camera). The keyboard is a little difficult to type on, but I'm sure that I'll get used to it (I'm typing on my iPad right now). You can hook up a Bluetooth keyboard, and the Apple Wireless Keyboard is a perfect fit.

Some of the only cons of the iPad is the pricing. It costs $500-$800 depending on the model. If you take a look at other tablets like the Motorola Xoom, the Galaxy Tab, and others, (more and more are coming each month) the iPad is actually competitivilly priced. I think you can manage to get a tablet for around $100 bucks, but they work like garbage.