Let me start by saying I'm an Apple fanboy, but I'm also open to change. And if something came along that I perceived as being superior, I would hop ship. That being said, the announcement today of Samsung's newest Android based Galaxy S5 didn't do it for me. At all.
It does come with some impressive tech however. Like the fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, and apparently the device is both water and dust proof. Cool. But not cool enough. I'm sure some Samsung fanboys will lineup to purchase this device, but just because they're fanboys.
Once a year Samsung does update their flagship phone, and typically it makes me jealous in some way. For instance screen size. I truly wish Apple's iPhone would have a larger screen. Rumours are that their newest device, or devices, may have larger screen options, but those are just rumours.
I guess if I were to pick a single thing I would most want from the new Samsung Galaxy S5 phone it's the heart rate monitor. I mean being waterproof is cool, but how often do you pick your phone out of a toilet? Wait, don't answer that. Admit it though, having a permanent heart rate monitor would alert you before having a heart-attack, and possibly save your life, and if that's not cool I don't know what is. Wait, I know what's not cool... the viral video of you produced in public while you alert everyone around you you're about to have a heart-attack! Don't you just love technology!
All those involved with '50 Kisses' were given some unbelievable news today, and it has to do with the opening weekend box office numbers.
We were informed that the picture opened #2 for per-screen intake in all of the UK on Valentine's Day weekend. That's outstanding considering the main advertising was peer-to-peer with a heavy focus on social media. What an experience!
Below are the actual reported numbers:
Her, £449,307 from 200 sites
Gunday, £206,741 from 59 sites
Jack Strong, £62,973 from 21 sites
Barbie in the Pearl Princess, £61,392 from 83 sites
Sleepless in Seattle, £19,462 from 75 sites (rerelease)
The Book Thief, £16,795 from 1 site
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, £12,460 from 8 sites
Bastards, £11,574 from 10 sites
50 Kisses, £9,453 from 1 site
Love Is in the Air, £7,816 from 3 sites
1983, £7,715 from 21 sites
8 Minutes Idle, £2,412 from 4 sites
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 is a date I won't soon forget. That's because it was that very evening I attended the theatrical premiere of '50 Kisses' at the Genesis Cinema in London, UK.
I remember it vividly; putting on my tux, calling for a taxi, walking the red carpet, and rubbing shoulders with many fine artists of film. The evening blew my expectations out of the water and the picture was superb.
I must tip my cap to Chris Jones and his talented team of volunteers who worked endlessly to ensure the evening would be a memorable one for all who attend. And after speaking with many who did attend, it sounds like they succeeded exponentially.
I can go on and on about what the evening entailed, but like the saying goes... a picture is worth a thousand words. So with that said, I'll let the photos below do the rest of the speaking.
I have to hand it to Chris Jones and his dedicated team for doing their best at spreading the word about the upcoming '50 Kisses' premiere. I can't imagine the amount of time they've invested in this event, but I'm sure it'll all pay off as hard work and effort usually does.
Below are some pics of the posters going up at the Genesis Cinema. Looks fantastic and I can't wait for Thursday, February 13!
With the premiere nearly a week away, the official '50 Kisses' IMDb page has been updated and can be seen right here. Please take the time to look at all the names attached to this international project, which I'll add, is a first of its kind.
I'm told by Chris Jones, Producer/Director, that there'll be 2,000 cast and crew members in the credits which will run nearly 17 minutes long! I for one am fine with that, since this project wouldn't have seen the light of day had it not been for every one of those hard-working individuals.