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Netflix Alert: Review - "Homefront"

  


     I've been waiting for this one.  I meant to go see this in the theatre when it initially came out, but couldn't get the time.  The plot is simple.  Statham is an ex-cop that wanted to get away from it all, took his daughter, and moved into the country so that they could ride horses in the country.  They unfortunately chose a place where everyone has horrible southern accents and where James Franco's character "Gator", is a ruthless, feared, psycho meth dealer.  Of course paths cross, and Statham can't escape becoming a target.


     From the very beginning of the movie, I noticed a common theme in all of Stathom's movies.  There doesn't seem to ever be a character that I think would ever beat him in a fight, accept maybe Expendables 3 when he goes toe to toe with Scott Atkins.  Other than that, never.  This movie is even worse.  Throughout the movie Stathom fights overweight trashy hillbillies.  There is rarely a suspenseful scene where you sit there and think, "Oh no, how's he going to get out of this?"  Instead, you sit there and watch as he gets surrounded by like 8 guys, and you can't wait to see them all get completely destroyed like characters in a video game.  Its awesome.

This fight in the beginning (which lasted maybe .5 seconds started it all...
   There were a few points in which the film dragged on a little too much, but with such a simple premise, they had to fill it with something.  I had no issue with the movie, my wife found it to be boring in some spots.  They did a good job of hiding Franco from looking like a little kid picking a fight with a grown man by portraying him as "crazy."  If you're in the mood to watch something that involves no thinking what-so-ever, definitely relax to this film.


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Winamp Theme Ubuntu!

   It's 2014 and things have changed with how we listen to music, in fact, some aspects of the way we now listen and consume music have almost gotten wacky.  Nobody buys a CD anymore, vinyl records are coming back strong, and services like Spotify offer millions of users instant access to most music in seconds.  But if you're like me, you probably have albums that are still not on spotify, so you still use a music player.  Also, if you are like me, you like to kick it old school and rock nostalgia whenever possible.  Back in the 90's, we rocked out our monster speakers with Winamp.  If you have Windows or Mac, it is still available.  If you are using Ubuntu, you are out of luck, unless you want to run it in "Wine" which sort of blows.  Fortunately, like almost everything in Ubuntu, there is always a way to get the same experience!
Audacious, is a music player for Linux which can offer that to you.  It's free, open source, and very quick. Here's how we do it!

To install Audacious, just fire up your terminal and enter:

 sudo apt-get install audacious



Next, head over to this site and grab the winamp classic skin, then just extract the winamp folder right to your desktop.  There are other ways to do this, but I'm just going to use the easiest way for new users.  After you have you winamp folder extracted to your desktop, open a terminal and enter:

sudo nautilus /usr/share/audacious/Skins/



What this is going to do is open up the folder that your skins are housed in.  Then just drag the winamp folder from your desktop into this one!  You should be set.  Open up Audacious:

 

Looks super boring right?  Click "View" at the top and select "Visualizations."  This should open the settings panel.  The drop down at the top labeled "Interface Plugin" will now have an option in it for "Winamp Classic Interface."


 Just select which one you want, and get busy!

 

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