AUTHOR Rich Heimlich

I love movies, tech, politics, games and more. I've been writing professionally since 1985 and, thankfully, have worked with some of the best editors in the business. I'm also a proud member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice Awards).

Movies Just the Facts

The morning after the election leaves me with many thoughts, but there are a few key ones that rise to the top of the list. First, this election was a validation of the value of research and data. Virtually every major polling company laid out their view of the election and, with few exceptions, their […]

Movies Flight Poster

Denzel Washington stars in a new film as a heroic but troubled airline captain in Flight. This is a film that manages to effectively blend a first-rate thriller and a compelling drama into one fluid story line that will have most viewers glued to the edge of their seats throughout. The film really takes place […]

Movies Rudy Giuliani

Last night on CNN during the Piers Morgan show Piers spoke with Rudy Giuliani who spent the entire segment doing absolutely nothing but laying down a total PR job straight out of a talking points memo. It was disgusting to watch. The first segment was nothing but this politicizing and hypocrisy from a man who […]

Movies Cloud Atlas Poster

Cloud Atlas is a tale of six different time periods and people that connect each period together—or at least I think that’s the idea. This is an epic film with an epic tale and an epic cast that epically failed to interest me for more than a few minutes of its nearly-epic three hour running […]

Movies SoCCG Box

Days of Wonder (DoW) is preparing to ship a follow-up to its highly-regarded Shadows Over Camelot board game. This time around the designers have taken the original in for a tune-up and reduced it down to a sleek, easily approachable card game aptly named Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game. For those unfamiliar with the industry […]

Movies Argo Movie Poster

Ben Affleck directs and stars in Argo: a new film that tells the riveting story of six Americans who escaped the overrun Iranian embassy in 1979 and found themselves trapped in a nation desperate to find and exploit them (or worse). The story is one that’s been around for some time now having been declassified […]

Movies Vudu Logo

A week ago I wrote about the new streaming service, Vudu. After several days of use I already have some comments/concerns that might impact those thinking of trying it out. First and foremost is that if you go down this path understand that Vudu doesn’t fully control their own destiny. The entire affair is tied […]

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One of the final jobs reports before the election next month was released today and it found unemployment dropping to 7.8% for the first time since Barack Obama took office. Unemployment was on a steady rise from a low of 4.6% (in August 2007) and had reached 7.8% when he was sworn in. Republicans like to […]

Movies Vudu Interface

Recently I’ve lamented about the strange state of missing pieces regarding Netflix and just last week mentioned that major competition was on the way via Redbox. Most recently I was alerted to a new option available to me on my Roku device. It seems that the Walmart-owned Vudu service is finally available on all Roku’s […]

Movies Looper Poster

Every so often a movie will come along that captivates movie reviewers and the statements you read about it make you wonder if, perhaps, someone at my theater switched it out for some inferior test version. Looper is a perfect example of that. This time-travel film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe (everyone in the film […]

Movies The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Poster

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky. The people I saw it with had heard of the book but hadn’t read it. I had no idea about its origin so I went into the story entirely cold. I didn’t expect much based on the previews I’d seen […]