Thomas J. Norton  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments
There are many definitions of a troll, but as they appear here, in a form first conceived by a Danish woodcarver in 1959 (and subsequently as popular toys), they’re tiny, cute creatures with spiky, multicolored hair who do little besides sing, dance, hug, and party. The miserable Bergens, their enemies, believe that by eating a Troll they can be happy—at least for a day.
Chris Chiarella  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments
Right or wrong, writer/director Damien Chazelle knew what he wanted. From the cinematographic techniques to the costumes and sets to the staging of the elaborate song-and-dance numbers, he employed every tool at his disposal to bring this uniquely Hollywood tale to life.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  First Published: Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
You can use Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to control streaming to your TV right now. But do you want to?
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  4 comments
Projectors, which have been a staple of movie theaters since the silent film era of Charlie Chaplin, are headed for extinction.
SV Staff  |  Jul 14, 2017  |  0 comments
If you work in an open space—and hate it—rest assured a Ukrainian company is working on a solution they say will isolate you from inevitable distraction and help you get a little peace and quiet.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Live Aid, the 16-hour super concert/fundraiser organized by Bob Geldof, leader of the Irish rock group The Boomtown Rats, took place 32 years ago today at London’s Wembley Stadium.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  2 comments
Onkyo has introduced an entry-level integrated stereo amp that delivers “refined” performance for $599.
SV Staff  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Samsung has stepped up its soundbar game with a new flagship model that uses patented distortion-cancelling technology to “provide a sweet spot no matter where you sit.”
Al Griffin  |  Jul 13, 2017  |  0 comments
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