Blockbuster Buzz

Steven Speilberg’s Jaws followed by George Lucas’ Star Wars cemented “blockbuster” movies into the American lexicon for generations to come. Now every summer cinema goer’s look at the roaster of slated films to hit the big screen during the summer months. But did you know Arizona has a rich history of filmmaking? Scenes from Casablanca, Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom, Stars Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi have all had scenes filmed in our state.

In addition, Tucson’s Old Tucson Studios has been a popular location for western style films, such as the Three Amigos and Tombstone, some refer to it as Hollywood in the desert. Not only do movie theaters make for a great place to cool off this summer but anticipated films such as Spiderman (July 5), The Lion King (July 19), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (July 26) are all set to hit theaters.

Now that your safety is secured, its time your home feels warm and inviting. One of the best ways to create this feeling is through lighting. The Philips Hue light bulbs allow the homeowner to control the lighting ambiance through their mobile app. The user can infuse the room with an energizing glow of light, or set it to a relaxing mode, that brings in a softer fill and allowing you to wind down for the evening.

Setting up all these new devices may seem daunting, but once installed your smart home should make some day-to-day obstacles a little less invasive, and home security measures should help you rest easier; but for a great night's sleep the Sleep Number Smart Bed automatically adjusts firmness, comfort, and support to keep you relaxed. The system also can pre-warm your feet to help reduce the amount of time it takes for you to drift off into your dreams.

While we may not be living in the clouds just yet, and the availability of options seems endless try and select one or two that may make the most significant impact on your life, and make it just a little bit easier.

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