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This week we review Avengers: Age of Ultron the sequel to Marvel's smash hit. Joss Whedon is back at the helm as well as the cast of the first Avengers. Newcomers Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson take on the roles of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Tune in today at 1:30 PST to find out if Marvel will continue to decimate DC at the box office.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
This week we review "Kingsman: The Secret Service" directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring Colin Firth, Samuel Jackson and relative newcomer Taron Egerton. So here we are, the first movie of the year based on a comic book. Action, adventure, comedy and Colin Firth kicking some major arse. Tune in this Sunday as we review the film Matthew Vaughn turned down X-Men Days of Future Past to direct.
From IMDB:A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
This week we review "Chappie" directed by Neill Blomkamp starring Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley. Part RoboCop, part Short Circuit, tune in today to find out if its worth your $14 or if you should wait for iTunes.
In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
Jim discusses some of his most popular money saving strategies. How to replace expensive cable TV with free Internet television. How to get a free home phone for life. How Christians can opt out of Obamacare and save 50% or more on health insurance with a Christian medical sharing plan. Jim also shares how to find lost money, including how he found thousands of dollars for one of his relatives.
This week we review "Ex Machina" directed and written by Alex Garlan, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. From IMDB:
A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Glen Hurlburt with Greg McRitchie – Cable Car Concerto / Rhapsody of Fisherman's Wharf
Link to listen and enjoy:
A: Cable Car Concerto
Label: Golden Gate Records – 1001
Format: Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
Genre: Jazz Pop
This song, written and performed by blind pianist Glen Hurlburt and orchestra,
Was released at a time when some local politicos were considering scrapping many of the cable car lines.
B: Rhapsody of Fisherman's Wharf
All credit due to the artist and musicians and Golden Gate Records
No profit or income derived from this podcast.
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Herb Caen, San Francisco's foremost newspaper columnist, rumored it. Roger Lapham, San Francisco's "infrequently beloved" businessman mayor, confirmed it. Friedel Klussmann, the President of the San Francisco Federation of the Arts, stopped it.
The issue was a simple one; should San Francisco in 1947 keep the city-owned Powell Street cable cars running? In this environment Glen Hurlburt, a blind pianist, penned his "Cable Car Concerto." A concert orchestra played the "Cable Car Concerto." Hurlburt's "Concerto" cleverly takes us on round trip ride on the Powell-Mason cable from Market Street to the Fisherman's Wharf and back. Enjoy!
This week we review "Jupiter Ascending" directed & written by the Wachowskis, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum. Originally slated for a July 2014 release, reviews have not been great for this fantastical sci-fi opus. Google it. I got "Hot Mess" "It's Stupid. Really Stupid" and "Absolute Nonsense". Tune in today at 1:30pm to see if your favorite nerdy ladies agree or disagree. Oh, in case you're wondering, here's a brief synopsis from IMDb:
"In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by a ruthless son of a powerful family that live on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign."
So yeah, that's it.
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review two new films. First, we look at Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. Then we'll review Little Boy with Emily Watson.
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