Lower Level Commentary, Episode 011, The Oscars

oscarstvmonitor2016Listen as Joe and Adriana react to this year’s Academy Award nominees and single out their picks of who will  take home the statues. It’s a close race between these two movie buffs this year as they vie for bragging rights of picking the most winners.

Don’t forget that once again Joe and Adriana host the Oscars After Hours program here at Fountaindale Public Library on Sunday, March 4 starting at 5 p.m.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 011

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In this special episode of LLC, Joe and Adriana discuss their first impressions of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In previous episodes (9 & 10), they predicted what might be in the new movie. Find out if they were right or wrong along with their thoughts on the direction the Stars Wars franchise is heading. Warning: Major spoiler ALERT for this episode! Many details and scenes of the movie are discussed.

Contains spoilers!

HD Projector at Studio 300

optoma_technology_hd142x_full_hd_dlp_1467740368000_1261906Available for checkout now at Studio 300 is the Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector. This full HD projector is great for movies and games.  All you need is a Blu-ray/DVD player or computer/game console with HDMI outputs and a screen (or a wall) to project on.  Here are its specs:

  • Brightness of 3000 Lumens
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Native Resolution
  • 1.1x Zoom and 1.48 to 1.62:1 Throw Ratio
  • Two HDMI 1.4a In, One with MHL Support
  • Projection Distance 3.3 to 32.8′ (1 to 10 m)
  • Image Size 27.9 to 305.3″ (70.8 to 775.5 cm)

The projector can be checked out from Studio 300 for up to three days.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 10

1LLC SW EditionA long long time ago … well, not really; it happened last week … Joe and Adriana sat down for a long discussion on all things Stars Wars. In this second in-depth, two-part series they will attempt to cover many subjects revolving around everyone’s favorite space saga: from its early beginnings to the up-and-coming Last Jedi movie and finishing on where the future of the franchise is heading.

 

Don’t forget to stop in and enjoy the Star Wars Day Celebration!

 

A new camera arrives @ Studio 300

There’s a new camera available for use at Studio 300! The Canon Vixia HF G20 is a versatile, lightweight camcorder that rivals the performance of more expensive camcorders without sacrificing pro-level features that appeal to true video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs.

  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • 32 GB of Internal Memory
  • External Microphone Input
  • 3.5-Inch Touch Pannel LCD Viewing Screen
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Check out the video below for a better idea of the G20’s quality and versatility.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 1

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Welcome to our all-new podcast featuring reviews of movies, television, books, games, music, current events and so much more.

Brought to you by the team behind Popcorn Diaries. After a short hiatus, Joe and Adriana are back with this new revamped format and podcast.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach and continue to support us as we embark on this new adventure. Here’s the first episode:

If you have episode ideas or suggestions or want us to review your favorite book, music, movie, television show, etc. please let us know. We’ll be back soon with all new material!

2017 Oscars After Hours

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Attention movie lovers!

Join us for our Third Annual Oscars® After Hours party at Fountaindale Public Library on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Get ready for all the glamour, glitz and more of this year’s Academy Awards® telecast. There will be snacks, contests, prizes, surprises, and fun for all while we watch the show on the big screen in Meeting Room A.

You could even win one of these coveted statuettes. Watch the video to see one being made. Be sure to register and reserve your spot. See you soon!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – More Trivia!

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Here’s more trivia about Rogue One (opens 12/16):

  • The Rebel base at Yavin IV features several full sized card board cut-outs of X-Wings and Y-Wing fighters, using the same technique of filling out the hangar as in the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
  • Cinematographer Greig Fraiser is using Ultra Panavision 70 anamorphic lenses on the Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • This is the first Star Wars film ever made without involving C-3PO.
  • The original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) features one shot of the main heroes standing outside the Yavin IV temple. Although the temple itself was a matte painting, the actors in the foreground, including various Rebels and their transports, were filmed at Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire, England. The Rogue One crew returned to the same location to film not only exteriors, but this time also recreated the interior of the Rebel base there.
  • Alan Tudyk is playing a droid character named K-2SO, through motion capture technology. Tudyk also previously played the robot character Sonny in I, Robot (2004).
  • The idea for this film came from ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. He received a story credit and served as an executive producer of the film.
  • Is Jar Jar Binks in Rogue one?  Maybe.

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Trivia!

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More trivia for Star Wars fans:

Rogue One opens on 12/16!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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In anticipation of the new movie opening on December 16, here’s some trivia::