"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-24-2012, 03:53 PM   #4941
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Last night we watched Hugo

Good film, a bit strange in parts, but overall we enjoyed it
__________________

__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #4942
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbara L View Post
We love our Roku! We had never even heard of it until James saw it at the store. He bought it and we have been very happy with it.
Hey, roadfix, bakechef & Barbara -- I've been having trouble with my old DVD player (and that's all it does) lately and wonder about the Roku. Is it a replacement for a player, or one with different attributes? I'm a Netflix nut and need a good device especially for playing their DVDs. So should I buy one?
__________________

__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #4943
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Despicable Me in 3D
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #4944
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
Hey, roadfix, bakechef & Barbara -- I've been having trouble with my old DVD player (and that's all it does) lately and wonder about the Roku. Is it a replacement for a player, or one with different attributes? I'm a Netflix nut and need a good device especially for playing their DVDs. So should I buy one?
Roku won't replace a player. It is a small device that picks a signal from the airwaves, allowing you to watch certain shows. Plus, it has games you can play, such as Angry Birds. To watch Netflix (streaming) or Hulu Plus shows you do have to have a paid account, but it allows you to watch on your TV rather than having to watch on your computer.
__________________
Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #4945
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
Tangled in 3D
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 06:31 AM   #4946
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Lawrence of Arabia. Twice
One of those HD movie channels had it on back to back yesterday.
Can anyone watch Lawrence of Arabia, who has also seen Hollywood Knights, watch that movie without singing the "theme song" everytime it plays
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #4947
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbara L View Post
Roku won't replace a player. It is a small device that picks a signal from the airwaves, allowing you to watch certain shows. Plus, it has games you can play, such as Angry Birds. To watch Netflix (streaming) or Hulu Plus shows you do have to have a paid account, but it allows you to watch on your TV rather than having to watch on your computer.
Thank you very much. Ver-r-y interesting. What with streaming, etc., seems like maybe our mailboxes will go the way of pay telephone booths one of these days.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 02:49 PM   #4948
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,003
I don't know whether to put this in here or in the 'what is everyone reading' thread. Last week I read Blood Lure by Nevada Barr -- a fictional story about grizzly bears in Glacier National Park. So last night I saw the Netflix DVD true account of Timothy Treadwell -- "Grizzly Man." I wanted to get a good picture of how grizzlies look and how big they are. That movie definitely filled the bill. Treadwell spent 13 summers living among and photographing the great beasts before he met the one that killed him. One sequence of an ugly fight between two bears was jaw-dropping. I wouldn't call it a family film.
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #4949
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,404
Oh, my gosh, I was at work yesterday, doing some programing, easy stuff, so I decided to turn on the Netflix, I do not know how I stumble on, but there was this "Not another teen movie" in instant play. Oh, my gosh. I cannot believe the garbage the Hollywood puts out for the kids to watch. It was disgrace, disgusting, horrible, nearly a pornography. How do we expect these kids to survive teen age years? It was hard enough without the pressure of movies to tell us go and have sex, and now with all these movies, that is all they talk about, how kids should have sex at the age of barely puberty. It is disgrace. If anybody ever wonders why we are having so many problem in this world, look no further than Hollywood.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #4950
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Oh, my gosh, I was at work yesterday, doing some programing, easy stuff, so I decided to turn on the Netflix, I do not know how I stumble on, but there was this "Not another teen movie" in instant play. Oh, my gosh. I cannot believe the garbage the Hollywood puts out for the kids to watch. It was disgrace, disgusting, horrible, nearly a pornography. How do we expect these kids to survive teen age years? It was hard enough without the pressure of movies to tell us go and have sex, and now with all these movies, that is all they talk about, how kids should have sex at the age of barely puberty. It is disgrace. If anybody ever wonders why we are having so many problem in this world, look no further than Hollywood.
I am in total agreement with you Charlie. Hollywood is one of the biggest problems in our society. It really is a disgrace.
__________________

__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.