“I REALLY HATE SHARKS!” ANOTHER ABOMINATION FROM THE ASYLUM: SHARKNADO

SHARKNADO , or at Amazon Pros: I’ve actually seen worse (Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus – I’m looking at you!) Cons: So many…oh so many… Here it is: the movie that, following in the footsteps of cinematic masterpieces like Snakes on a Plane, ignited a social media firestorm and captured the imaginations of viewers around the world…

SEVEN-FOOT BOOKCASE WORKS WELL IN “MUSIC LIBRARY” FOYER

Safco® Square-Edge Veneer Bookcase, Adjustable Shelves, 84″H x 36″W x 12″D, Walnut Pros: This seven-foot-tall bookcase satisfies me in my finished basement’s foyer. Cons: Lacks some of the cachet of custom-made or solid-wood cabinetry. Price seems a bit high. Requires a fair amount of assembly (but a mere screwdriver – plus a hammer or rubber mallet – is

IT’S ABSURD! IT’S VERY LAME! IT’S MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS!

MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS or at Amazon Pros: I chuckled a few times Cons: Dumb-duh-dumb-dumb-DUMB! Zero creativity, obnoxious CGI effects, atrocious acting performances, asinine dialogue; the list goes on and on… You ready for this dose of pure genius in storytelling? As might be suggested by its oh-so-subtle titling, Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus revolves around a

WONDER WHAT IT IS

300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles 5th Edition Pros: information, information, information Cons: print is pretty small for old eyes, but the book is almost a thousand pages, larger print and it would be even longer! 300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles 5th edition is a massive work of nearly a thousand pages, with thousands of listings, photos and

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) at Amazon Pros: Good special effects and some action Cons: Very weak writing with various missteps High School student Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) sneaks onto a science fair with hopes of meeting Dr. Curt Connors (Ryhs Ifans). He eventually breaks away from his group and begins snooping around until he comes

GIORGIO TSOUKALOS EXPLAINS EVERYTHING (HINT – IT’S ALIENS!): IN SEARCH OF ALIENS

IN SEARCH OF ALIENS on History Channel Pros: Interesting subjects; more focused approach; Giorgio Tsoukalos! Cons: Aliens – explanation for everything… If nothing else, History Channel’s In Search of Aliens confirms the status of the internet meme relating to charismatic and wild-haired “ancient astronaut theorist” Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: no matter what, no matter how, aliens are the

PENDLETON – THE NAME SAYS IT ALL!

Pendleton Plaid Blanket with Leather Carrier Pendleton Camping Blankets Pros: Extremely well-made, lasts for years Cons: Pricey, and not easy to find the blanket dimensions on their website I’ve written reviews lately on camping gear, such as my Coleman PerfectFlow 1-Burner Stove, and Coleman Chest Cooler. I’ve even mentioned sleeping bags I own, but ironically, never use. First let me say, I am not claustrophobic – elevators, vehicles,

STRANGE BUT TRUE! SCIENCE CHANNEL’S THE UNEXPLAINED FILES

THE UNEXPLAINED FILES o Pros: Based on fact; fascinating subject matter; level-headed presentation Cons: Not as flashy or exciting as other similar shows Following a six-episode first season that premiered in 2013, Science Channel’s The Unexplained Files returned on July 29, 2014 for a second season. This program probably has more in common with the classic Unsolved Mysteries series