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2012 Movie Calendars

A great selection of 2012 Movie Calendars, showcasing movie calendars from vintage to modern, plus calendars from the Golden Age of Hollywood is now available for ordering online. Calendars are visually spectacular, practical, usefuf for a full 12 months, and inexpensive, so make ideal gifts.

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Incredible Opportunity To Buy Cheap Home Theater Wireless Speakers

Wireless Home Theater Systems

Wireless home theater systems are much easier than the wired ones. It is always a mission to have to find enough plugs and hide them away because they look so repugnant, not to mention dangerous if you have young kids in the house. Even if you have a enormous cupboard that you are going to put the system on, the wires are always a controversy because there are so many of them that you do not know what to do with them all. There are products on the market today that allow you to ‘hide’ wires, like zipping them up into a wirecase and things like that, but rather than spending money and still having the wirecase where everybody can see it, you can rather just have a wireless system.

An example of a system like those would be the Panasonic SC-PT950 Wireless Home Theater System. The advantages of this specific model include its easy to use remote, radio tuning that includes AM, XM and FM, DTS coding, Dolby Digital Coding, HDMI output to 1080p, wireless speakers, receiver and transmitter, front tower speakers, 5 Disk CD or DVD changer, it is ready to read WMA, MP3 and JPEG files, and incorporates iPod Dock and multi room capability. Not all systems will have specifications like this one but most will be similar. There are different sorts of home theater wireless speakers cheap: they differ in size, style, color, price and details.

The subwoofer of the Samsung wireless home theater systems has ports in the front. The tower seems more like a computer tower as it doesn’t take up much space and it’s good. The wireless home theater speakers of the tower are enjoyable to the eye and have intensely good sound quality, but it isn’t recommend to play anything at the top volume if you don’t want to risk blowing the speakers. The whole system is made from great quality but it still is in peril if the volume is tested to the maximum. There is enough sound coming from all of the speakers. Even using half the volume power is too much, but might be sufficient for you.

The great feature of this system is the wireless surround sound speakers. Many folks find it tricky to have speakers at the rear of the room in the right position while trying to keep the room looking neat. Now there isn’t any need for that. You can put the speakers wherever they need to be without worrying about running wires from them into the home theater system that is across the room and probably not a thousand s high as the speakers are. Try hard not to put your wireless speakers too near to other wireless devices in your house, like a cordless telephone. Keep them as far apart as practicable to avoid static.

Now you may even have wireless home theater systems in the bedroom even though you only have one plug which you typically use all the time. You can put it anywhere you like because you don’t need electricity to run the system. Even if you one day find that you have run out of electricity, you can still hear music on your home theater system. How cool is that?

How To Train Dogs For TV And Movies

Dogs In Film

Do you have a attractive and intelligent dog , and of course, looks sensational on camera?  The television and movie industry is always looking for dogs to work however, many dogs don’t make it. Can you guess why?Improper training. Here are a few dog training tips for TV and movies, if you imagine you dog might have a budding film career.

Socialization is of the utmost importance. When a dog is on camera there are people racing around, tools, vehicles, cameras, and lots of activity. With all of this going on around them, most dogs are unable to focus and perform on command. All of the people and equipment stirs their curiosity. They may be scared or unsure of their surroundings, or they may be distracted by the noise.

To be successful, a dog must be well socialized. This means they’re comfortable in just about every possible situation as long as their trainer is there . As a dog’s trainer or owner, socialization is a process that should begin at a very early age. Take them with you wherever you go and once the training process has begun , train them in unusual situations.

If you have trained your dog to sit, practice sitting while on a walk, for example . You should practice having them sit on a busy city sidewalk, or in a room full of people. Practice having them sit while at a dog run. The necessary ingredient for training dogs for TV and movies is socialization.

Make training fun . Your dog can learn to hate training if it is handled incorrectly. There’s no way they will perform on cue, if this happens, when lights and camera are on them. And if your training techniques are harsh , people likely won’t want to work with you. Most people want to be in a positive environment where dogs are well treated and glad to be there.

Here are three quick tips for making training pleasant :

1. Positive reinforcement. Don’t chastise your dog for doing something incorrectly, but instead , reward them for doing something the correctly.  This is a proven training technique. You dog is much more willing, or possibly keen, to work if they are receiving rewards.

2. Tasty treats. Verbal rewards, such as “good boy” are some of the things for which dogs will train.A belly rub, a pat on the head or food are physical rewards. You will have a motivated and enthusiastic dog if you find his favorite food and reserve it for training rewards.

3. You should always end on a pleasant note. Dogs don’t always comprehend what you want the first time . In fact, it can take them numerous training sessions to comprehend what you’re trying to accomplish. Always finish your training session by doing something your dog knows how to do, even something as basic as a sit command with a reward, instead of finishing on a frustrated note.

Clicker training and hand signals. Clicker training is the technique used by most dog trainers because it works. The sound of a clicker signals to your dog when he’s done something well, and is a much faster signal than a verbal reward like ‘good boy’. That being said, the clicking sound may not go over too well on a sound stage and neither will you telling your dog to sit from back stage. So, you should gradually wean your dog from the use of a clicker as he perfects a trick and include hand signals with your commands when training dogs for TV and movies. The ultimate goal being that they can perform the task with a hand signal and to be able to execute a task without a clicker signaling completion.

A little forethought, patience, and proper training techniques is needed when looking for answers on how to train dogs for TV and movies. You can’t go wrong by making training enjoyable , by using a clicker and hand signals for instruction whether you are training for a career in front of the camera or you simply desire a well-trained and socialized canine .

Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]

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As of its release in early 2007, Planet Earth is quite simply the greatest nature/wildlife series ever produced. Following the similarly monumental achievement of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, this astonishing 11-part BBC series is brilliantly narrated by Sir David Attenborough and sensibly organized so that each 50-minute episode covers a specifi[Read More]

So I’m sitting there watching Get Smart and starting to truly imagine that the preview made this dvd look a good deal more fascinating. This idea exited in about 10 minutes once we watch Max with Agent 99.

I’ve forever found Anne Hathaway to be one of the cutest Hollywood actresses and she didn’t neglect me here either. Her slightly revealing wardrobe kept the eye always on the tv, which is how it should be.

Steve Carell has good comic timing, he may on occasion remind people of Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun and Spy Hard style, but outside of that he manages to make Max a really sympathetic and human character, not simply a cartoon.

Max and Agent 99 (Carell and Hathaway) never really end up ‘together’, but seem to end more on a ‘best friend’ foundation by the end of the film.

The balance of the cast is mostly well-chosen (however I didn’t see the reason of Bill Murray’s one minute cameo); there is a big plot spin that grants one cast member to play against character, and even Dalip Singh (aka The Great Khali in WWE) comes off well, playing a massive indestructible henchman in the custom of Jaws of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker movies.

I always love a dvd video that can make me laugh and keep the action coming fast. Max and Agent 99 have some strong fight scenes, choreographed by fight scene Einstein James Lew. For a finale of action they include a stunning and chaotic chase sequence as well. By an action viewpoint I could say it easily surpasses that of recent Bond pictures, though the comedy does not make it near as serious.

The plot of this movie is pretty simple, there are honest guys and bad guys and the good get to stop the bad guys from killing innocent individuals one of which includes the president. However this movie includes a not so normal lead psychoanalyst known as Maxwell Smart who works for a counter terrorism agency and urgently wants to become a field agent.

Even after passing the field agent exam Max is not granted to go out in the field of battle as his boss (Arkin) tells him that he is the best psychoanalyst they have and that he needs him to stay put. However Max is elevated to a field agent when the bad guys find out all of the names and locations of the live agents and start to eliminate them, with the aid of agent 99 (Hathaway) and agent 23 (The Rock/Dwayne Johnson) Smart is posted to take down the bad guys.

Get Smart has adopted a practical approach to a movie and sometimes seems as if you could be seeing a bond movie due to feeling that some of the widgets are right up Q’s street. However some of the aspects are not to practical such as hanging on to a wire while flying in middle air but this does add some more jokes to the movie. Steve Carell is very likable in this movie like we have all expect and contributes some great onscreen chemistry with co star Hathaway.

I really give this film a thumbs up. Great action, solid acting, and a great body (Hathaway), Get Smart is a success. It takes a unique twist to comedies that represent more serious dvd movies and did it well.

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Sex And The City Blu-ray is an Effective Movie

We were searching for something to do this weekend, so I looked through my dvd movies. I plucked out a copy of The Sex and The City Movie. It actually was fantastic.

It picked up a couple of years later, after the series had concluded. Carrie gets engaged to Big, Miranda deals with marital life in Brooklyn, Samantha deals with life in L.A. and being monogamous with Smith, and Charlotte and Harry are taking it one day at a time with their adopted daughter Lily and end up with an stunning surprise.

There are bits of heartbreak and difficult times but just like in the series, the strength of these four womens’ friendships is what aids them through life.

The fashion, just as in the series, is cutting edge and as interesting as the characters. There is a stunning montage when Carrie plays dress up in designer wedding dresses for a mag layout and the ladies attend fashion week afterwards in the movie. Carrie ends up finding a personal assistant and Jennifer Hudson was a great add-on to the cast of actors.

For people who would like some substance in a picture pressing 180 minutes, though, it’s satisfying to report that this Sex is more than just a fan dance. They’re all over forty now, and writer/director Michael Patrick King deftly balances their hard spent wiseness with the bittersweet ambitions they still share. Simultaneously, there’s great deal of fun to be experienced. A vision of which doesn’t expect its characters being fixed in amber after a fairy tale ending and lets life to go on, merrily and unconventionally.

On the flipside It’s simply that there’s been an altitude adjustment — fewer stilettos, more flats. Ask what women require of a chick flick and one reply may be this — a pleasant reunion with cherished friends. Ask what women deserve and the answer is greater. In both its TV and movie incarnations, the void materialism and sincere hankering for love always manage to scratch each other out, leaving behind nothing but what this began as — a sitcom.

But as a whole Sex and the City blu ray dvd is worthy add-on to your collection, so give it a good watch. It’s not as good as the TV show but will still thrill fans of the original show.

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