AUGO Magnetic Screen Door

The AUGO Magnetic Screen Door is a self sealing, mesh door that provides insect protection, but allows your pets and children to pass through easily! It fits perfectly on standard door frames, and installation is easy using the provided adhesive strips and tacks. It’s an exceptionally secure solution for folks that enjoy letting fresh air and the sounds of nature in from time to time. If insects aren’t a concern or you’re expecting a lot of traffic, the screen door can be tied open using the snaps on both sides!

With over 44,000 ratings, the AUGO Magnetic Screen Door has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing & Review on YouTube, and let me know which product I should review next!

AUGO Magnetic Screen Door

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

The Matrix Reloaded is the second movie in the Matrix franchise, following Neo, Trinity and Morpheus as they continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army! Even with Neo’s newfound abilities, the Matrix becomes even more dangerous with a replicating rogue Agent Smith! Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Matrix Reloaded…

Pros: This is hands down, the most action packed (and sexy) movie in the trilogy! The Wachowski’s, once again, are able to craft incredibly memorable moments on top of this intriguing story. The fight choreography is fantastic wherever it’s present, but the freeway chase elevates this movie entirely! The scene was filmed on a fake highway built specifically for the movie and cost over $2 million! Lastly is the score, which pulls you in from the opening. I didn’t acknowledge the music in my review of the first movie, but Don Davis does an amazing job scoring the entire trilogy.

Cons: Although I love the emphasis on martial art combat, the CGI doesn’t seem able to keep up. This is especially apparent during the Agent Smith fight scene, where Keanu has been infamously dubbed “Rubber Neo”. All in all however, the CGI allows for an amazing fight scene that’s still a lot of fun to watch!

I give the Matrix Reloaded an A-. The special effects and story aren’t as strong as it’s predecessor, but it’s a thrilling time with some incredible and memorable set pieces. If you’re a fan of the Matrix, I think you’ll like this one too. Happy Watching!

GRADE:

A-

8/10

Pros/Cons

  • Direction
  • Score
  • Special Effects
  • CGI

Where to Watch

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Did You Know: Where to find Windows Spotlight Images

Did you know that you can find the featured images on the Windows 10 login screen? Believe it or not, it is possible to find these awesome, free pictures by simply navigating through your file explorer. This guide will show you where to find Windows Spotlight images and how to make them your desktop background!

  1. Navigate to Windows Spotlight Image folder
    • Open File Explorer
    • Select Local Disk (C:) > Users > (Your Username)
    • In the next window, Select AppData
      • AppData is a hidden folder. If it’s not visible, select the “View” tab at the top of File Explorer > Toggle “Hidden Items” On
    • Select Local > Packages > Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_xxxx
    • Select LocalState > Assets
      • If you plan on using this method frequently, I recommend right clicking the “Assets” folder > Send to > Desktop (Create Shortcut)
  2. Open “Assets” folder > Sort files by Size, descending from largest to smallest
    • Files over 1,000 KB usually indicate images
  3. Copy files over 1,000 KB to your Pictures folder
  4. Rename each file by adding “.jpg” at the end of each name
  5. The images are ready to be sorted and used as a wallpaper
  6. Right click on your desktop > Select Personalize
  7. Choose whether you want a static background picture, or slideshow
  8. Browse to image or image folder obtained from steps 1-5
  9. Now you have an awesome background for your PC!

It may seem overwhelming, but it’s a straightforward process that anyone can do! This is T-Man’s guide on where to find Windows Spotlight Images and how to make them your desktop background! Comment below if you know any other neat tips in Windows 10!

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The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is a high concept sci-fi action movie about a world programmed by machines to enslave humanity and the human resistance. It’s up to a small crew and their newly recruited hacker to save Zion, the last human city, and themselves. The Wachowski siblings write and direct this genre, mind, and spoon bending experience! Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Matrix…

Pros: Firstly, the originality of this plot cannot be overstated. I still get chills every time I hear Morpheus explain the Matrix. Speaking of Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne gives an incredible performance as Neo’s mentor. Everyone else is serviceable, but Hugo Weaving also deserves a mention for his role as Agent Smith. Secondly, the Wachowski’s do a phenomenal job of leaving just enough bread crumbs for the audience to start from a place of confusion, but end up with complete understanding. Not wholly unlike Neo’s character arc throughout the film. Lastly, are the special effects that still hold up today. The bullet time is cool, but I prefer watching Trinity run on walls!

Cons: Keanu Reeves gets a lot of flak for his acting, but he honestly isn’t asked to do much here. Whether it’s intentional or not, I think having a soft-spoken protagonist that quips every once in a while and looks cool in shades, works. Hardly a negative, but this is my favorite movie after all. However, if I was to put on my “critic cap”, I can see at least one plot hole that might pull me out of the action. Specifically how Cypher is able to conspire against his whole crew by himself. However, it doesn’t detract much from my overall enjoyment of the film!

I give The Matrix an A+! Everything from the engaging story, to the direction and cutting edge graphics, comes together to make for an amazing experience! This movie sits comfortably on top of my Top 100 Movies, I highly recommend it! Happy Watching!

GRADE:

A +

10/10

Pros/Cons

  • CGI
  • Direction
  • Originality
  • Score
  • N/A

Where to Watch

“You take the red pill – you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”

Drop Stop Seat Gap Filler

The Drop Stop, as seen on the hit TV show Shark Tank, is a car seat gap filler, that will help you avoid losing small items between your seat and middle console! It provides 100% coverage around the seat belt catch and each package comes with 2 Drop Stops, for both the driver and passenger sides. One size fits most vehicles, and I’ve been happy with mine for years!

With over 40,000 ratings, the Drop Stop has an impressive 4.6/5 stars on Amazon! Let me know which product I should review next!

Drop Stop

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The French Dispatch (2021)

The French Dispatch is a quirky anthology following several indulgent writers operating out of an American newspaper outpost in France. Wes Anderson writes and directs this delectable tribute to journalism! Let’s consider the pros and cons of The French Dispatch…

Pros: Firstly, this may be the most Wes Anderson film ever made! From the the distinct symmetry and long tracking shots, to the flat yet vivid backgrounds, it’s clear that Anderson has incredible attention to detail! Secondly, is the stacked cast of actors, many of whom have collaborated with Anderson before. Adrien Brody and Benicio Del Toro especially stood out to me, but Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton also give fantastic performances!

Cons: Although it gets points for originality and style, the frequent, fleeting subtitles make it a chore to keep up with the story. It’s not that I’m a bad reader, but the subtitles come rapid fire, and get stacked on top of each other, as opposed to scrolling downward. It’s a minor gripe in an otherwise magnificent looking film, but I also had an issue with the plot. The multiple stories are loosely tied together via The French Dispatch, however I would have liked to see more interactions between these characters across their respective stories.

I give The French Dispatch a B+. Whether you’re a fan of Wes Anderson or not, this movie is an artistic and technical masterpiece. Although most of the nuance is likely lost on me, if you have an eye for detail, this might be right up your alley! Happy Watching!

GRADE:

B+

7/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Plot
  • Subtitles

Where to Watch

“Maybe with good luck we’ll find what eluded us in the places we once called home.”

The Last Duel (2021)

The Last Duel is based on the chilling true story of Knight Jean de Carrouges, who challenges squire Jacques Le Gris to a duel over the assault of his wife, Lady Marguerite. Ridley Scott adapted the screenplay from Eric Jager’s novel of the same name. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Last Duel…

Pros: Firstly, the cast is stacked with talented actors, including Matt Damon and Adam Driver who star opposite each other. However, this is Jodie Comer’s movie through and through, and she is especially fantastic in her role as Lady Marguerite. Secondly, is the direction from Ridley Scott. I think it’s smart that he not only splits the film into separate sections, but also shows the same events from different perspectives. Lastly, the “Duel” at the climax is shot marvelously and choreographed to perfection.

Cons: Firstly, I think it’s important to acknowledge that the entire plot revolves around a sexual assault. This is a trigger for many, and I completely understand if that makes the movie unwatchable for some. It’s too bad too, because Lady Marguerite, played by Jodie Comer, originally recollects the traumatic event in a heart wrenching scene. After that, the event is replayed twice from different perspectives. Secondly and lastly, is the length. It’s an extremely compelling story, but there are more than a few lulls.

I give The Last Duel a B+. As unsettling as the subject matter is, it’s still a well told story with great direction and performances. If you’re looking for a dramatic period piece to transport you to the medieval era, look no further! Happy Watching!

GRADE:

B+

7/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Length
  • Plot

Where to Watch

Can this man, do nothing but evil to me?”

CO-Z Collapsible Cat Tunnel

The CO-Z Collapsible Cat Tunnel is a simple toy, but it can keep your small fur babies occupied for hours! The material, although sometimes noisy, is tear resistant and will stand up to your crazy pet’s antics for years to come! Be advised that the tunnel is slightly smaller than it appears in pictures on Amazon. The tunnel is ideal for cats and dogs under 12 lbs. If you want to give your pet a small hiding place that comes with it’s own hanging toy, look no further!

With over 3,500 ratings, the CO-Z Collapsible Cat Tunnel has 4.6/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing & Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

CO-Z Collapsible Cat Tunnel

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Army of Thieves (2021)

Army of Thieves is a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, focusing on the German safecracker Ludwig Dieter. Matthias Schweighöfer not only reprises his role as Dieter, but also takes a seat in the director’s chair! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Army of Thieves…

Pros: Firstly, I think it’s a smart move to follow this particular character, because he is by far the best part of Army of the Dead. And although I have issues with many of the characters in this movie, Matthias gives a fun and engaging performance. Secondly, are the crisp special effects and CGI. For instance, the “safecracker view” as Dieter goes to work gives us an inside look at each safe. It’s thoughtful and well executed touches like this that separates Army of Thieves from your average crime heist movie.

Cons: As charming and funny as Dieter is in Army of the Dead, as the protagonist in this movie, his childlike personality gets increasingly grating throughout the runtime. And speaking of runtime, this 2 hour movie felt more like 3. I think some scenes could have been cut short or altogether to improve the pace of the movie. For instance, although I like the “safecracker view”, I’m not sure it needs to be shown EVERY SINGLE TIME Dieter puts his ear to a safe. Lastly, is the plot which I had trouble buying into. Dieter is no criminal, yet is recruited by this “Army of Thieves” after winning a sudden underground safecracking contest, which he is clued into by a YouTube comment. Now, I’m not sure if you have a YouTube channel, but the idea of anything worthwhile coming from the comment section is laughable in it’s own right (only half joking).

I give Army of Thieves a B-. It’s a polished heist movie that fits in well with Snyder’s AotD, but overall didn’t resonate much with me. If you liked AotD I definitely recommend it, but if not, you’re not missing much. Happy Watching!

GRADE:

B-

5.5/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Special Effects
  • Characters
  • Pace
  • Plot

Where to Watch

“It’s not just about the money.. It’s about the quest.”

Home-It Broom Holder

The Home-It Broom Holder is a quality storage rack for brooms, mops, and even sports equipment such as golf clubs, lacrosse sticks and more! The organizer is easily mounted to any wall with the included anchors and screws, all you need is a 1/4 inch bit to drill the pilot holes. Each rack supports up to 7.5 lbs of weight and automatically adjusts to secure your equipment! Its solid and compact design make it a great storage solution for messy broom closets and garages, and the 6 included hooks make it even more versitile!

With over 31,000 ratings, the Home-It Broom Holder has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing & Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

Home-It Broom Holder

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