Join us this week for KitchenParty – we’ll be chatting about the latest food news including the South Beach Food and Wine Festival where Jeff Houck will be on location, sharing what’s hot!
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It is hard to imagine sometimes just how complicated our home entertainment systems have become. We might have a television connected to DVD players, Roku or AppleTV streaming media devices, high-tech sound systems and more. Controlling all these devices can get crazy. I know that in my own, rather simple home setup, my wife has issues figuring out what to turn on when and how to select each input.
Enter the programmable remote. The Logitech Harmony 650 allows you to control nearly all of your devices and even set up macros for your most common viewing situations. Click one button and the remote will turn on the TV, select the HDMI input for the AppleTV, and select the audio from the AppleTV. I know this would prevent many explanations of how to watch a rented iTunes video in my house. (LAUGH)
My wife, Rosanne Welch, is a television writer, film historian and a Doctor of History. She uses a lot of books in her classes and her own research. Here are her Top 5 Books for Film Buffs. Perhaps these might make an excellent gift if you have a film but in your family.
Here are Rosanne’s Top 5 picks for the best books for film buffs.
Even though it’s about a film made in 1996 that even die hard Robert Redford fans have not likely seen (Up Close and Personal), this book about writing a blockbuster film by John Gregory Dunne discusses Hollywood honestly – especially as it deals with married screenwriters like he and his wife Joan Didion.
You don’t need to love the film to like this book about how a classic came together. I like the way Harmetz gives backgrounds on all the supporting characters and we learn how many were refugees from Nazi regimes.
McGillligan has 4 more books in this series – each one containing long, interesting interviews with screenwriters from a particular era from the 1920s to the 1990s. And as we all know, writers are highly entertaining conversationalists!
What’s to say except this is a great book if you love The Godfather – but even if you don’t it is a good reminder of how certain movies become entrenched in our national culture – and can do things like make us more comfortable with minorities so that they soon become majorities.
This week on Kitchen Party.. Q & A with Nadia G, Host of the Cooking Channel’sBitchin’ Kitchen. From a web series to cookbooks and then a popular cable food show, we’ll hear from Nadia about how she did it.
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I have been moving away from mainstream broadcast and cable programming for a while and switching over to watching a lot of stuff on YouTube. My son, Joseph, has switched almost entirely to YouTube Channels for his entertainment viewing.
I realized today that I should be highlighting some of the YouTube Channels I subscribe to for my daily entertainment (and educational viewing).
It is always a bit cool seeing a real-world location you have visited pop up in a television show or movie. Living here in Los Angeles, that actually happens quite a bit. Imagine my surprise though when The Atrium in Cardiff, UK showed up in this episode of the Sarah Jane Adventures. We spent quite a bit of time in this building as this is where Rosanne presented her paper at a conference dedicated to the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood back in June 2010.
The Atrium is a really nice, modern designed building used by the media studies departments of the University of Glamorgan. Look for the shot down the spiral stairway. I have this same exact shot in my photos from the trip.
If you are a mystery fan, a Sherlock Holmes fan, or just a fan of great television, I highly recommend you tune in this Sunday for the first of 3 episodes of Sherlock — a re-invention of Sherlock Holmes in the modern day. This new series is created and written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss of BBC’s Doctor Who.