Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review

The movie “Le Mans ’66” or “Ford vs Ferrari” (depending on which market it’s being sold in) is the story about how the Ford GT-40 became a thing.

It’s not often fairly recent movies catch my attention, but this one somehow did through a combination of preview clips on YouTube and trailers on both Amazon Prime and iTunes.

I was originally hoping to catch it on Amazon Prime, but I didn’t get chance to preview it on there because it left Prime before I got chance to watch it. Continue reading “Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review”

AlltheInterweb Movie Reviews

In the on-going quest to Make AlltheInterweb Great Again, I have started contemplating making better use of the Entertainment section of this blog with Movie Reviews.

Being the first month of the year I’m once again starting to see fresh flickers of life in my quest to become one of the more successful content creator type people here on the interweb. Continue reading “AlltheInterweb Movie Reviews”

Best TV Package Options in the UK for 2019

Wondering what is the best tv package options in the United Kingdom? Here’s what is currently worth a look.

Sky & Virgin = essentially paying thick end of £45 per month (£540 a year) for a basic package, and before you’ve added anything extra like sports / movie packages… to watch basically the same shows repeated over & over again.

Sky has been known to quit working when it’s pissing down, especially if the LNB on the dish is getting old: Had our first one installed around 1999/2000 with the original “Sky Digital”, had to replace it about 4yrs ago.
You can access it online via “Sky Go” with a subscription, but that doesn’t have the full compliment of channels due to legal crap with the contracts Sky has with the other TV companies that run on their platform…. and “Sky Go” now only really works if you view it on a Tablet / TV Box / Games console because the PC Browser version can only be view in Internet Explorer now that Google Chrome + Mozilla Firefox no longer support the “Microsoft Silverlight” plugin needed to run it.

You can get a “FreeSat for Sky” package for a £25 fee every 5-10yrs to get access to the subscription free channels on a Sky box.

Virgin…. from what I’ve heard are not highly regarded for their customer service.

Netflix….. not everyone’s a fan of it now since it was revealed close ties to members of the Obama admin (including putting the Susan Rice woman who covered up the Benghazi attack with lies about placing the blame on a YouTube video that had f-all to do with it being put on the Netflix board of Directors).

Amazon Prime Video….. good value for money, especially if you mostly just watch movie channels… get a basic “video only” subscription for £5.99 a month (£71.88 a year), or a “full prime” monthly subscription for £7.99 a month (£95.88 a year) that also gives you free Amazon delivery, access to Amazon Music + free downloads from the Kindle E-Books store…. or you can just pay them a £79 annual fee for full prime and be done with it until next year (equivalent to paying £6.58 a month).

Just like YouTube HD content it works well enough as long as you have Broadband that comfortably runs above 4500kbps, worked quite well via the app on my XBOX 360 last time I tried it, and also works alright on my PC but has funny glitches occasionally similar to an old fashioned TV aerial (have to fix it by turning monitor off and on again)…. otherwise it works well with shows like exclusive “The Grand Tour” shot in 4k HDR. If the internet bandwidth drops to inadequate quality it drops the video resolution accordingly and looks crap until you stop the video, refresh, and resume where you left off.

Apple iTunes…. got the option to purchase and download what you want, or purchase then stream it from the iCloud to a PC or an Apple TV box, from the Apple TV box you can also download apps to watch content from YouTube + Amazon Prime + BBC iPlayer (and the equivalents from ITV + Channel4).

If you stream it from iCloud (including with previews) it has the same glitch with quality as I’ve had with Amazon Prime… if you download the content and stream it to the TV from a PC/Mac to an Apple TV it play back in best quality you can get short of running it off a DVD/Blu-Ray.

Once you’ve started building up a collection from the iTunes store it starts to work out cheaper than Sky (only have to pay for it once to watch the same thing over & over again): most Standard definition episodes are £1.89 each (some as low as 99p for SD episodes of Portillo’s Railway journeys series), £2.49 for HD episodes. Full series range in price generally from £3.99 through to about £25 (price drops accordingly if you buy one episode from the series, then decide to buy the rest at a later date)….. with full box sets costing around £30 to £50 generally (e.g. full series of “Seinfeld” costs £30 for the lot instead £100+ being charged for the DVD box set last time I dared look for it on Amazon, but free to watch on Prime).

Christmas Day Movie Quiz

Merry Christmas…… here’s a short Christmas movie quiz to keep you entertained for a couple of minutes
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A Second Fiendish General Knowledge Quiz

Following on from the first attempt, here’s a 2nd go at creating an online general knowledge trivia quiz for the blog. Continue reading “A Second Fiendish General Knowledge Quiz”

General Knowledge Quiz Mk1

Having installed a new plugin on the blog for creating quizzes and surveys and things, I thought it a good idea to try cobble together some sort of quiz to try it out.

Here’s what I came up with…… Continue reading “General Knowledge Quiz Mk1”

How To Not Lose Too Much Money on Sports Betting

I like to have a good bet when I can spare the money, I’d probably like it even more if I was earning enough money from these blogs to do it more frequently.

Betting is something you shouldn’t really do if you can’t spare the money, and requires a large degree of self-discipline both not to blow too much money on it on the path to becoming a gambling addict, and also to focus on what is a realistic prospect to stick your money on and not get taken in by something with long odds that only stands a chance of winning if something really weird happens that screws-up the event – like a freak weather event, or someone having an epic fail that takes out a chunk of the most likely winners of an event.

This article is mainly intended to be a rough guide to sports betting noobs looking to stay out of trouble in their early days of having a dabble rather than a serious guide to becoming an expert master at it. Continue reading “How To Not Lose Too Much Money on Sports Betting”

Last Man Standing Stands Again

A while back the show was ditch amid much furore. Now it’s been announced that’s it’s coming back to screens.

The show has been around since 2011/2012, with all seasons currently available for purchase in the UK iTunes store (which I’m hoping to acquire as soon as my cash situtation improves to end my bad luck streak catching it).

Don’t miss it if you prefer watching TV shows made for people with a brain.

The return of Roseanne

You’ve probably already seen it in the media, but the show recently returned to our screens.

I used to watch it when I was younger, and now it’s back after an almost 21-year break (last episode apparently aired in May 1997).

I’m just hoping that the new episodes + the back catalog of old series makes it onto the UK iTunes store so I actually get to watch more than just the preview clips I’ve had to make do with so far: With what’s listed in Amazon’s DVD section it’s hard to tell what’s Region2 and what’s a Region1 import, and putting them on iTunes alongside “Home Improvement”, “Seinfeld”, “Friends” + “Last Man Standing” would make it easier to watch.

But what I have seen does look kind of promising compared to what’s been on our screens since it was last on the air all those years ago.

AlltheInterweb Goes Virtual…..

Since the Summer of 2017 (about end of June, I think) the site has started to make it’s presence felt on the old online virtual world known as “Second Life” in the form of a patch of land and some store rentals to experiment with affiliate sales on there.

I even created a Subsite on AlltheInterweb to support it, which you can find by CLICKING HERE.

The experiment with the patch of land could be going better, as neighbouring land owners who came onto the patches of land next to mine have totally f***ed-up the view from my patch that spurred me to buy the damn place.

The experiment with the store rentals is going a little bit better, but nowhere near enough to what I hoped yet.

If you’re into the game too, why not drop by “AlltheInterweb Virtual Product Stores” at Business Park, Gloryland + Kuredhu?