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John Sciacca Writes...

Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Random Thoughts (Blog)

There's a Signpost Up Ahead...

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (0)

…next stop, The Blu-ray Zone!

One of my favorite TV series of all time is The Twilight Zone. I loved this show. Loved, LOVED it! Back when I was in the 5th and 6th grade in “why are we living here again?” Bakersfield, California (I clearly remember our first day living there. The city threw us a little 118 degree welcome party. Welcome!!!) we lived so close to school that I got special permission to walk home during lunch. And during that lunch, my m...

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JAES: I don't care WHAT you say! I say it's BETTER!

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (1)

(I’m warning you all up front; this is going to be a good bit drier and more technical-ey than my typical posts. So, if a normal blog post of mine is like a warm, sweet and gooey Cinnabon covered in icing that hurts your teeth so good, this is going to be like a piece of unleavened bread. With no salt. So get some red wine and brie ready, cause you’ve been warned.)


A former Sound & Vision (back in the good ole ampersand days before the move to the ...

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Darryl Does Droid (Suck it Lucasfilm--no TM for you here!)

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 1:59 PM Comments comments (0)

So, now that you know Darryl -- aka the Second Best A/V Editor – nearly as well as I do, I felt I would bring you along the rest of the way. To take you by the hand, as it were, and personally guide you over those final treacherous feet of spiky rocks and spewing liquid hot magma which is crucial to successfully completing your “getting to know Darryl” journey.


Uh, not really.


So, while Darryl and I were in the limo riding to New Hampshi...

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In Da Club

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (2)

When traveling, there are few joys greater than the pleasure that is stepping out of the sweaty, crowded, microbe infested confines which is the main concourse and into the cool, creamy, leathery bosom of a private lounge room. I've talked about lounges here and again here a...

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My most favoritest day of the year

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:09 PM Comments comments (2)

Today, August 4th, is my most favorite day of the year.


This is the day that 16 years ago -- Yeeesh! I can't believe it's been that long. Sixteen years! Look at the young people in this picture. They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait ...

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Pew-Pew! What does a silenced weapon *really* sound like?

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM Comments comments (14)

As I’ve mentioned previously, this season of 24 has been just one shameful, long, tediously unbelievable train wreck. I’m still watching, but now it’s with the same amount of enthusiasm of a self-hating fattie that is just trying to complete the task of making it to the bottom of that gallon container of ice cream so they can move on to the shame phase of the ...

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The Garage Theater

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

My high school friend and occasional commenter, Craig, sent me an e-mail a few days ago asking if I had ever done any stories on baby-proofing your home theater. (I actually have done a column on it for S+V shortly after Lauryn was born.) And while this is something that I plan on revisiting here in the future, I knew the perfect person to ask to step up and handle the first guest blog spot: my friend Dan. You see, Dan is much like my Obi-Wan; older, wiser, and less in-tune with the ...

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