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I like Back to the Future, but not the sequels

Everyone has seen or at least heard of Back to the Future. It's one of the best movies made in the 80's. It's written cleverly, and there are no continuity errors. Everything that happens in the movie has a role in making the future different. The movie is brilliant. The sequels however, are not.

Part II is the worst of the three, and not about how the future of the movie is no where close to the now future. The movie has a lot of flaws. First of all, why does Marty's kids look exactly like him? I know it's a joke, but why doesn't Marty's dad look exactly like him? It's just kind of a weird part of the movie. I'm not too fond of the way Marty deals with bullying. Specifically when someone calls him a chicken. Why does he react to it so often. You'd think he'd get over it in the future, but no. It's someone I don't like about sequels: never having your character change. I did think that Marty buying the sports almanac was realistic. Wh…

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Late Night Shows As I See It

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Recently, I got into the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. I consider myself a fan because I watch the shows almost every night, but I don't consider myself a late night talk show expert. But I'll try to explain my thought process as best I can.

On August 12, 2011, TBS announced they were canceling Lopez Tonight, the first late night talk show on TBS and the lowest rated. It first aired in November of 2009, and personally, I wasn't a fan. I just felt the show lacked something, oh what is it. Oh yeah, comedy. And many people agreed. It didn't bring in big numbers. But when Conan left The Tonight Show in a big media uproar, Conan signed a deal with TBS. With Conan Feeling hesitant about the deal, Lopez himself persuaded him to take the show. With TBS hoping to bring big ratings and sustain Conan's audience to watch Lopez's show now moved to midnight, the plan backfired. With a declining viewership in Conan's show, Lope…

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Reverse Scrolling on the Mac

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Recently, Apple released their new operating system, 10.7 Lion. With this upgrade came many new features including full-screen apps, system-wide auto save and the most controversial feature: reverse scrolling. On an iOS device, to scroll, you take two fingers and push up to scroll down, and down to scroll up. Sounds confusing, but it is incredibly intuitive. It's like moving a piece of paper. So Apple figured because they sell two multi-touch mice, it would be a great idea. However, to most, it is confusing. Many bloggers have reported they couldn't get used to it as fast as the iPhone. In my opinion, I could get used to it very fast. I went to the Apple Store before I saw the Harry Potter movie, because at my mall they are in the same place. After using the Magic Mouse and Trackpad and getting used to the initial "oh yeah, it's been changed" it just became second nature when scrolling. Especially in Final Cut Pro X, going through the timeline was very smooth. T…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 - Review from a HarryPotter n00b

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I've never read the books, way too long. I've only seen three Harry Potter movies: the first, part one, and now part two. But after seeing these three movies, I don't think I've missed out on much. I'm sure someone would disagree with me, but I'm just not that interested in the series. Besides, I can just assume that something evil happened, maybe someone died and Harry saved the day. I will admit that because I haven't seen the other movies, I don't really know the characters that well, so I'm not sure how they are supposed to act. In the first part, I didn't know if Ron's jealousy of Harry leading the way was a recurring event. But nonetheless it was a good movie. Some scenes felt a little stretched out, but I hear it's just like the book.

In part two, I felt they did a good job of not going through a "previously on Harry Potter" montage because I'm almost certain everyone watching the movie saw the last one, unless ther…

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