Thursday, November 29, 2012

Trailer for 'The Heat'

The Heat is an upcoming action-comedy film that you should be excited about. It reunites Melissa McCarthy with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and also stars Sandra Bullock, who makes her return to comedy. The script was written by Kate Dippold, from NBC's outstanding Parks and Recreation. I didn't even need to see the trailer to realize this would be a great movie, but the trailer has been released (watch below) and confirmed what was expected.

Bullock and McCarthy play FBI agents who must team up to take down a Russian mobster. Should be great to see Bullock in an R-rated comedy this time around. The film is in theaters on April 5, 2013.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ben Savage & Danielle Fishel Join Girl Meets World

90s kids can all rejoice today. One of our favorite shows from our favorite decade, Boy Meets World is returning to TV in sequel form with Girl Meets World. Yesterday it was confirmed that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel had signed on to reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga. The new series will air on the Disney Channel, so the jury is still out on if it will be any good, but let's hope! Original creator Michael Jacobs is developing it, so there is hope.

Girl Meets World is about their 13-year-old daughter Riley, and now Cory is a middle school teacher, exactly who he used to torment. No word on if Mr Feeny or any other original castmember besides Fishel & Savage will be back, but one can assume some might be. We all know the infamous Lauren from the Ski Lodge won't be.

Boy Meets World ran on ABC from 1993 to 2000, as part of the famous TGIF lineup. Because this new version is on the Disney Channel, does that mean it can't be as edgy as it should be? Hopefully they can find a good balance and make it more interesting than the corny kids shows currently on the Disney Channel. They're obviously going to attract a broader and older audience to this, at least initially.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sprinklers Turn on During Dolphins-Seahawks Game

During the 3rd quarter of the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks in Miami, the sprinklers all of a sudden shot up and started spraying the field. Immediately everyone referenced the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial all over Twitter, and now some smart person has spliced in footage from the game with the actual Buffalo Wild Wings commercial on YouTube, which you can watch below.
The official word on what happened is that the computer was still on the Saturday schedule, which is why it happened at 3pm exactly. Regardless, the game seemed to wake up afterwards. The first half was slow, but the game finished with tons of action after the sprinklers surprised everyone, with the Dolphins beating the Seahawks 24-21 with a last second Field Goal. Maybe they should try it again next week when the Dolphins take on the rival Patriots?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Noomi Rapace & The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have released their new music video (watch below) for the song "Doom and Gloom" off their career-spanning hits set "GRRR!" which was released last week. The new video stars Noomi Rapace, known to Americans for her roles in the hit films Prometheus and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. She also starred in the Swedish versions of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy as Lisbeth Salander.

Props to The Rolling Stones for still kicking ass after 50 years and releasing a fairly imaginative music video to an energetic new song. The video features a scene with ZOMBIES, which automatically makes it great in my book. The Stones will be playing a few concerts soon in London and the New York area, and rumors are they might play more dates in 2013. One such rumor is that they'll be one of the three headliners for the Glastonbury Festival in 2013, which makes its return after taking a year off. It was last headlined by U2, Beyonce and Coldplay.

They also released their first official app to the iTunes store. Looks like they'll be rocking beyond their 50th year. Mick Jagger still just wants to know, "Baby won't you dance with me?"

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Amazon MP3 Black Friday Deals

Amazon MP3 is known for giving great deals on MP3 albums, which has helped them slowly carve out a following from the mighty iTunes. They've released their Black Friday week deals early, with 29 pages worth of albums starting at $3.99, which you can see by clicking here.

I'll list some of the better deals for you here, though there are plenty more. You might want to stock up on some new music like a squirrel stocking up on nuts for the winter. Or maybe you just need some new tunes to block out the Thanksgiving family arguments and/or critical in-laws. You're welcome!

"Battle Born" - The Killers. "4th Street Feeling" - Melissa Etheridge. "My Head is an Animal" - Of Monsters and Men. "Channel Orange" - Frank Ocean. "Ceremonials" & "Lungs" - Florence + The Machine. "R.E.D." - Ne-Yo. "The Spirit Indestructible" - Nelly Furtado. "Greatest Hits" & "Appetite for Destruction" - Guns N' Roses. "Speak Now" - Taylor Swift. "Push and Shove" - No Doubt. "Evanescence" & "Fallen" - Evanescence. "Greatest Hits" - Queen. "Rocket Man: Number Ones" - Elton John. "MDNA" & "Confessions on a Dance floor" - Madonna. "My Life II" - Mary J Blige. "Merry Christmas II You" - Mariah Carey. "Life is Good" - Nas. "Hands All Over" & "Overexposed" - Maroon 5. "Kisses on the Bottom" - Paul McCartney. "1984" - Van Halen. "Tuskegee" - Lionel Richie.

"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters. "Funhouse" - Pink. "Icky Thump" - The White Stripes. "Whitney Houston" - Whitney Houston. "Purple Rain" - Prince. "50 Big Ones" - The Beach Boys. "The Lumineers" - The Lumineers. "¡UNO!" - Green Day. "El Camino" - The Black Keys. "Doo Wops & Hooligans" - Bruno Mars. "The Doors" - The Doors. "Aim and Ignite" - Fun. "Rumours" - Fleetwood Mac. "R&B Diva" - Faith Evans. "The Band Perry" - The Band Perry. "Jagged Little Pill" & "Havoc and Bright Lights" - Alanis Morissette. "Kaleidoscope Dream" - Miguel. "The Suburbs" - Arcade Fire. "Clockwork Angels" - Rush.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jurassic Park 3D Poster & Trailer

"65 Million Years in the making." 2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of the 1993 hit Jurassic Park, one of the greatest and most successful blockbuster movies of all time. The film is being re-released in 3D on April 5, 2013. If there is any movie that deserves the 3D re-release treatment, its this one. Who doesn't want to watch dinosaurs coming at them in 3D? Well, maybe people like Rick Santorum & Michele Bachmann who think the earth is just a few thousand years old, but that's another story. The best scene will have to be where the T-Rex is chasing the Jeep. Perfect for 3D.

The Steven Spielberg classic still looks outstanding, the combination of CGI and Animatronics make it look better than some movies that are released now. The 90s were a great time for advancements in movie technology, and Jurassic Park set the standard after Terminator 2: Judgment Day scratched the surface.

Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Samuel L Jackson all starred in it. Jurassic Park 4 is still on the horizon, though no word yet on which characters will be back. Anyway, the trailer for the 3D version is below, and while there is obviously nothing new, it still transports you back to when you first saw the film. It was one of the first movies I saw in theaters, and this is the type of movie you want to see on the big screen. I dare you not to get even the smallest amount of chills when the familiar music by John Williams kicks in. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Walking Dead: Killer Within

Oh. Shit. Its safe to say when fans of The Walking Dead on AMC sat down to watch tonights episode "Killer Within," they didn't expect two main characters to be killed off. Its just the fourth episode, but once again, they show that nobody is safe on The Walking Dead.

We lost both Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and T-Dog (Robert "IronE" Singleton) in tonight's wild episode. Everything went to hell when the fences went down and zombies infiltrated the prison. T-Dog was bitten, then knowing he would die anyway, charged some zombies to help Carol (Melissa McBride) escape. Speaking of Carol, we aren't sure yet if she survived after escaping the hallway they were in. Lori died when she was separated with Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Carl (Chandler Riggs), and went into labor. Maggie had to cut the baby out to save it, and Lori died in the process, with Carl having to finish her off so she wouldn't become a zombie.

It was a surprisingly intense & emotional episode so soon into the third season, but once again showed that they won't hold back with the show. They will adapt characters' fates from comics to TV even if they have to kill off a fan favorite or main character, even if they don't exactly follow the comics completely, which they don't. The addition of new characters like Michonne (Danai Gurira) and The Governor (David Morrissey) helps them easily transition.

This is the reason it is one of the best shows on TV, and the highest rated show in cable history. The ratings for this seasons premiere became the highest rated premiere in the 18-49 demographic of any show on TV, the first time a cable show has achieved that. And this wild ride of unbelievable episodes is going to continue, as stated on their official twitter page: "That was only episode 4. We have four more to go before we can pick our jaws up off the floor."

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fox & Friends Needs A Reality Check

"Fox and Friends" is mostly known for being spoofed on Saturday Night Live in expert fashion for their constant falsehoods and crazy statement, but they've just taken their latest to a new level.

On Friday morning, they critizized NBC's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" concert which aired later that night. They wondered whether it was all a ploy by NBC to help out President Obama. They also questioned why it was before the election and not after. Gee, maybe because people need HELP right NOW? These benefit concerts air every time there is a major disaster...but because "Fox & Friends" is so ridiculous and so obsessed with the election, they of course had to make themselves look like complete idiots.

I'm pretty sure when I watched Jon Bon Jovi perform, he didn't yell "vote Obama!" into the microphone. And I'm pretty sure there were no political ads, just stories showcasing the devastation and people who are in need. All the artists had ties to the areas. Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are New Jersey staples. Mary J Blige is from Yonkers, NY, Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island. Aerosmith spent a lot of time in New York City, though their career kicked off in Boston. Billy Joel is another New York staple.

Get a grip "Fox and Friends," maybe you should have your own benefit and actually do some good like NBC did.