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Leaked from today's 404 episode: Ty Pendlebury joins Jeff to talk about Australia, this season's best TVs, EA, and the rhythm games that refuse to die.
With Justin Yu still arguing with a airline representative at LAX, Jeff invites CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy onto the show to talk about his new book "The Big Exit." Also joining the show today is CNET TV reviewer Ty Pendlebury.
CNET's newest TV Editor Ty Pendlebury joins us on today's episode for a short lesson in Australian holidays and colloquialisms! Today we're talking about another billionaire bitten by the space travel bug, even though Jeff seems hesitant to travel in outer space. We'll also bug Ty to tell us why the FCC doesn't care about ear drums, and he'll join us throughout the second half where we'll premiere a new geek speed-dating show on TLC.
Ty Pendlebury joins us to wrap up the week, starting with an introduction to the most unique export out of Australia. We'll also show Jeff how to throw up the rock at tonight's Jay-Z concert, chat about Neil Young's new high-resolution music service, and discuss the many online faces of Generation Y, aka gurning
"ATL" tells the story of four teens coming of age in a working class Atlanta neighborhood where hip-hop music and roller skating rule. As the group prepares for life after high school, challenges on and off the rink bring about turning points in each of their lives. The film is loosely based on Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins' experiences growing up in Atlanta and hanging out at a local skating rink called Jellybeans.
In "Starsky & Hutch," the origins of the charismatic crime-fighting duo David Starsky and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson are explored when these undercover Bay City detectives are partnered for their very first assignment. Ben Stiller plays the tightly wound Detective David Starsky who is thrown together with Owen Wilson?s easygoing Detective Ken Hutchinson on a high-stakes case. Platinum-selling rapper and actor Snoop Dogg plays their savvy street informant Huggy Bear. Vince Vaughn also joins the cast as Reese Feldman, a smooth-talking entrepreneur with an eye towards the future.
In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of life to sell its primary export--youth and beauty.
Rafe talks with David Katzmaier and Ty Pendlebury about OLED, Plasma, LED, 4k, 8k, and other HDTV technologies.
Journalism student Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) has been expelled from Harvard for a crime he didn't commit. His promising career ended and his future looking bleak, he heads for London to seek refuge with his married sister Shannon (Claire Forlani) and her husband Steve (Marc Warren). Steve introduces Matt to his younger brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam) and, through their friendship, Matt enters the world of football fanaticism and the secrecy and intrigue of the football firm. Pete Dunham and his close knit group of friends make up the Green Street Elite (GSE), a hard core group of West Ham United supporters ? and one of the toughest London football firms. All the football clubs have a firm and they all have one aim ? to be the most feared and respected mob in the country - no matter what it takes. As Pete explains 'West Ham's football is mediocre, but our firm's top notch and everyone knows it? it's really about reputation ? humiliating the other mob by beating them in a row or doing things that other firms get to hear about.' Matt is not only drawn into the sheer excitement of the game of football itself, but also the brotherhood and loyalty of life inside the GSE. The buzz that violence brings to him produces a sense of power that he has never before experienced. But Matt has been sparring with the truth about his past life and not every member of the firm considers him a 'brother'. Bovver (Leo Gregory), resents the presence of the outsider and his own apparent demotion within the ranks of the GSE. His continuing distrust and dislike of Matt creates a powder keg of jealousy and emotion that's just searching for an opportunity to blow. When Bovver discovers hidden information about Matt it sets off a devastating chain of events that tests friendship, loyalty, honor and determination in battle. Tragic consequences force Matt to acknowledge the cost of his actions and the painful lessons learned lead him to re-evaluate his future.
In this unique cinematic experiment from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, an unlikely love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small midwestern town that has fallen on hard times. Lonely and isolated, longtime employees Martha and Kyle have become friends by default in spite of their drastic age difference, but their dynamic is upset by the arrival of a new worker: young, attractive, single mother Rose. As Martha grows increasingly wary about Rose's dubious character, she discovers Kyle and Rose developing a relationship of their own. A murder is committed, an investigation begins, one that will call into question our established assumptions about these characters and life in their small town. Featuring a cast of nonprofessional actors from the Ohio location, Soderbergh brings this tragic story of characters striving to establish and maintain meaningful connections to life with startling realism. "Bubble" is the first of six films Steven Soderbergh is directing for HDNet Films that will be shot in high-definition and released simultaneously in theaters, on DVD, and on cable television. Executive producers Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban are experimenting with this day-and-date model utilizing various media properties they own, with a goal of giving consumers a choice of how, when, and where they wish to see a movie.