Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

18 12 2009

The holidays are quickly approaching.  And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, here’s a few guy-approved products that are guaranteed to please.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Waterproof Camera: For the novice and professional photographers alike, this new camera from Panasonic has some of the best features available on a camera today.  It is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera to also feature AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities. And because it is waterproof to a depth of 10 feet, shockproof from falls up to 5 feet, and dustproof, you can feel confident taking this on your next cruise or camping trip. The LUMIX DMC-TS1 is available in silver, green and orange.
Retail Price: $399.95, www.Amazon.com

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS1 Digital Camera

Soho HD Camcorder, Luxe Collection: The Soho 720p HD Camcorder, part of the new Luxe Collection from DXG, combines high-definition technology and style in one camcorder that is hip, hot and haute. The Soho 720p HD Camcorder comes in a blue argyle design that is inspired by the latest trend in fashion.  The Soho 720p HD Camcorder records real 720p high-definition video, and captures still pictures up to 8MP image resolution.  So whether you’re on the runway, or sitting around the fireplace with family and friends, you’ll be able to capture all your holiday memories.
Retail Price: $149.99, www.dxgusa.com

Soho HD Camcorder

CLEAR HARMONY™ Noise Canceling Headphones from AblePlanet: If you or someone on your list love to jam out to music as if no one else is around to watch as you mouth the words to your favorite GLEE songs, these are the must-have headphones.  Featuring award-winning patented LINX AUDIO® technology for the best sound quality, you’ll hear every detail in your favorite songs and movies.  And when you want to block out even more noise – these are perfect for your flight home to see the folks – simply flip on the headphone switch to cancel out virtually all other noise around you.
Retail Price: $299, www.ableplanet.com

CLEAR HARMONY Noise Canceling Headphones

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition: If a new cell phone is on your wish list this year, so should this chic bluetooth headset.  Available in an array of candy colors, the Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition features NoiseAssassin® to reduce background noise, as well as an industry-first digital wind filter, meaning you can say goodbye to conversations that make it sound like you’re in the middle of a blizzard; even if you are.  Bonus features allow the user to customize the fit and connect two phones simultaneously.
Retail Price: $129, www.jawbone.com

Jawbone Prime Earcandy Edition

191 Unlimited Apparel: Whether you dress them up with slacks or opt for jeans for a more casual look, the collection of solid, woven and flannel shirts from 191 Unlimited are perfect for any occasion from a casual dinner with friends to a big holiday bash at the office.  And for all orders placed between now and midnight on December 22nd, 191 Unlimited is offering a 40% discount and complimentary overnight shipping when you use the promo code “holiday”.    Retail Price: $89, www.191Unlimited.com

191 Unlimited Bottle Rocket Shirt

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit: If the economy has you feeling less like Santa and more like Scrooge, turn that scowl into a smile with this budget- and eco-friendly gift set from Every Man Jack.  Featuring a massive collection of full-size products – Face Wash, Shave Gel, Face Lotion, Bonus SPF 15 Face Lotion and Lip Balm SPF 15 – the kit is value priced at just $10 to ensure that every guy on your shopping list is covered, especially when it comes to getting a great shave and smooth skin for all their holiday festivities.
Retail Price: $10, www.Walgreens.com

Every Man Jack Holiday Shave Kit

GAGE FOR MEN® Responsible Style™ Gift Box: This handsomely packaged gift box, brand new for the holidays, features GAGE FOR MEN® Hydrating Hair & Body wash, GAGE FOR MEN® Daily Conditioner, as well as the GAGE FOR MEN® Shampoo Brush, which offers a unique experience by deep cleansing and exfoliating the hair and scalp.
Special Holiday Price: $19.95, Call 1-866-B-BRIGHT to order, www.benniefactor.com

GAGE FOR MEN Responsible Style Gift Box

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle: Diesel has teamed up with Bunka – the visionary artist behind some of the most coveted designer toys developed by Artoyz – to produce the limited-edition bottle for Diesel’s iconic Only The Brave fragrance.  The graffiti-inspired explosion of color is inked with words describing the power and courage of the fragrance, in a chaotic, vivid expression of what it means to be brave.
Retail Price: $65, www.Macys.com

Diesel Only The Brave Limited-Edition Bunka Bottle

Disclaimer: The brands listed above provided samples in exchange for editorial review.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Trailer

24 06 2009

I’m a child of the 80s, so of course I was thrilled when they announced that Transformers was coming to the big screen in a huge Michael Bay spectacle.  But did we really need a sequel? 

Picking up where the last film left off, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen reunites Shia LaBouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel as they team up again with the Autobots in an epic battle against Megatron and the Decepticons. 

The film opens nationwide today, and is sure to be one of the biggest summer blockbusters of ’09.  Bypass the long ticket lines by visiting Fandango.com where you can score tickets, photos, fan reviews and more.  And if you missed the first trailer, watch the newest cut now by clicking below. 





YouTube Pick: An Exclusive Look at Rob Zombie’s Halloween II

29 05 2009

Here’s an exclusive first look at H2 (aka Halloween II), the sequel from director Rob Zombie, in theatres August 28th.  Get your behind-the-scenes look as Zombie pays homage to John Carpenter’s cult classic slasher flick.  Though it follows the same basic story line put forth by Carpenter, the update is fresh, re-imagined and cutting edge…literally.  Check it out.





Top 10 Book/Movie Adaptations

14 05 2009

In honor of the world premiere of Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks, the following is a list of my favorite books that were transformed into equally fantastic movies.

  1. A Clockwork Orange

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    Dan Brown's Angels & Demons

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. The Shining
  4. Fight Club (Also checkout Chuck Palahniuk‘s new book, PYGMY)
  5. Watchmen
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  7. The Outsiders
  8. Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  9. Trainspotting
  10. Blindness

Photo Source: BarnesandNoble.com (Log on now to purchase your copy of Angels & Demons or any of the other books listed above)





BestPicks: New on DVD Today

12 05 2009

After the car payment, rent and credit card bills are paid, it seems like there is little money left over for anything. To save some cash, I’m updating my Netflix queue with the following DVDs out today that are guaranteed to satisfy your entertainment appetite.

Taken
Starring Liam Neeson as a former soldier on a mission to rescue his daughter from a group of slave traders, this action packed film is guaranteed to get you your adrenaline fix in just 90 minutes. Sit back and watch Liam prove that men over 40 can still kick ass.

Underworld: RIse of the Lycans
Though some guys may be upset that Kate Beckinsale was absent from this prequel to the vampire/lycan franchise, there was still plenty of blood, fighting and latex to satisfy your craving. In this film, director Patrick Tatopoulos further explores the backstory of how the vampires and lycans became bitter rivals. Though you may know where the story leads, there are enough twists and amazing graphics to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7
Anyone craving a taste of classic 80s cartoons is sure to get their fill with the 7th season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With your cold blooded friends Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, you’ll feel like you were back in 87 playing with your slap bracelet and sipping on a Slush Puppy. Oh, the good old days.

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Taken, Underworld: RIse of the Lycans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7

Photo Source: Amazon.com (Logon now to purchase these films and more)





BestPicks: New On DVD This Week

21 04 2009
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Hellraiser: Blu-Ray

Does work have you down?  Make it a movie night; it always makes me feel better.  Out on DVD today are The Wrestler and Frost Nixon, both nominated for multiple Academy Awards.  If you missed either in the theatres, this is your chance to see what all the hype is about.  Just one look at Mickey Rourke in this comeback role and you’ll remember why he was once considered one of the greatest actors of our generation.

If those aren’t quite your speed and you crave something a little more demented, it’s time to watch Clive Barker’s Hellraiser as it was meant to be seen; in high definition.  While it doesn’t come with many extras, it’s available for the first time on Blu-ray.

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HEROES: Season 3 DVD

And just in case these three aren’t enough, checkout the top ten films that people are watching this week on Netflix Instant.

1. Heroes: Season 3
2.  You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
3.  Made of Honor
4.  Enemy of the State
5.  It’s a Boy Girl Thing
6.  The IT Crowd: Series 1
7.  SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 3
8.  Superbad
9.  Dead Space: Downfall
10.  88 Minutes

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Amazon.com (Click Here to Pre-Order Heroes: Season 3 Today)