Author Archives: mfinocchiaro

About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.

NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Hobbit III – WTF was that?

I know I should have expected it, but this movie was actually worse and less satisfying than I feared it would be.  It was perhaps even worse than the first two abortive films in the series, The Hobbit I and The … Continue reading

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TV Series: Best Shows of 2014 (Updated)

There was a LOT of excellent television again in 2014. Making my list and rating each of the shows against each other is challenging. And let me also state that all the shows in the top 20 below were outstanding. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Round Midnight (1986) – A Jazz Masterpiece

I read Herbie Hancock’s autobiography, Possibilities, a few weeks ago and he talked about winning the Oscar for the soundtrack of ‘Round Midnight which he also acted in. This peaked my curiosity so I watched it on the airplane on … Continue reading

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TV Series and Music Review: Foo Fighters “Sonic Highway” (2014) – Awesome Roadtrip with Dave

I wondered what David Growl would come up with in this show on HBO released in conjunction with the Foo Fighter’s 8th studio album of the same name. In fact, I listened to the album and found it interesting, but … Continue reading

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TV Series: Gracepoint S01 (2014) – Great buildup but disappointing conclusion

My dad pointed me to this show starring Anna Gunn and David Tennant a few episodes into the season. It is a murder mystery based on a successful British show also starring David Tennant called Broadchurch. Not having seen the … Continue reading

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TV Series: Sons of Anarchy S07 (2014) – End of the road for Kurt and Jax

[I WILL TRY TO AVOID SPOILERS ON THE FINAL EPISODE] It has been a great ride for 7 years of SAMCRO. There were ups and downs but overall it has been a fun show to watch. This last season – … Continue reading

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Music Review: “My Side of Town” by The Roadside Bombs – The Boys of ‘Noma Slam It Home

I could justifiably be accused of nepotism, but I want to plug my cousin Ben’s band  The Roadside Bombs and their debut CD just out called “My Side of Town” on Chapter 11 records. Ben has been a punk rock singer … Continue reading

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