Friday, August 12, 2011

Now Playing- August 12

Sorry about the lack of a "Now Playing" post last week. I had a busy Friday. This week will be a catch-up week for me. I will watch a movie that has already been released, since nothing grabs me this weekend.

  • 30 Minutes or Less- I can't believe someone made this into a movie. The filmmakers swear they had no previous idea about this actually happening in 2003. Go ahead and Google it. His name was Brian Douglas Wells. It is way too similar to not have a connection. I wouldn't be able to watch this movie without thinking about the video of Wells with a bomb collar strapped to his neck.
  • Final Destination 5- I thought the last 'Final Destination' was going to be the end of the franchise. This group of youths will try to escape death again, but (spoiler alert) they probably will die. 
  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie- Why would you pay to see this? Glee airs for free on FOX and with a much more polished soundtrack. Also, they charge you extra for 3D. Why would you pay extra for a 3D movie of people on a stage? This movie blows my mind, but it will probably make plenty of money.
  • The Help- The previews of this movie make it seem like a feel-good, light-hearted romp. (Another spoiler alert) It isn't. This is a very serious story about racism and segregation, or so I am told by someone who has read the book. 
Those are the big releases of this weekend. Let me know what you see in the comments!

(via Rotten Tomatoes)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What to Watch Tonight-Trainspotting Big Brother

Wipeout (ABC)- You know what the deal is. This is the most enjoyable show of the summer. If you have a pulse, you will laugh. I dare you, nay, defy you to not laugh during this show.

Big Brother (CBS)- If you watched last night you will know that Lawon put himself up for eviction thinking he will gain powers with the "twist." What Lawon doesn't know is that this is not a comic book. He sacrificed himself for nothing and he most likely won't make it back into the house, since he is a floater and can't compete with anyone. If this all confuses you, don't worry. I have been sucked in by this mindless crap.

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)- Season finale. Someone wins. You heard it here first. If you care about this show, post a recap in the comments.

NFL Football Exhibition: Seahawks at Chargers (ESPN)- NFL football has arrived. Get ready to take a look at two teams who aren't on my radar. I might catch a glimpse of the game tonight, but I doubt it. If anything of importance happens, I will post it tomorrow. I wouldn't hold your breath.

Netflix: Trainspotting- This 1996 British film is based on a novel of the same name. It follows the lives of a group of youthful heroin addicts in Scotland. It stars Ewan McGregor of Star Wars and soothing accents fame. A fellow soothing accent-alum, Kelly Macdonald, also stars. You may remember Macdonald as Irish widow, Margaret Schroeder in the HBO series 'Boardwalk Empire.' Enjoy the trailer for the new season below.

(via TV Guide and Cinema Blend)

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas Trailer in 3-D

Thanks to my friend Alex, I was bestowed with this gem of a trailer. Harold and Kumar are at it again to the delight of all 7th graders everywhere. What wacky hijinks are they into now, you ask? Well let me tell you. It's Christmas time and they guys have figured out how to use 3-D. The wave of 3-D movies has grown tired on me, but I like the way they are using sight-gags. Very nostalgic.

I remember seeing the first one in theaters and it made quite the impression on my two friends and me. We each took something different from 'Harold and Kumar Went to White Castle.' One of my friends became a stoner (we are no longer in touch), one loves crude humor (that'd be Alex), and I really liked mini-burgers. Every chance I got during a game up north, I would try to get a family member to buy me White Castle burgers (as the closest thing we have in Florida is Krystals).

(via Trailer Addict)

Sports Update- Eagles Loading Up

According to my sources (if you follow my blog you know who they are), the Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with ex-Giant wide receiver Steve Smith. Smith is coming off a season-ending knee injury from last year. The Eagles expect Smith to contribute early even though Giant's Coach Tom Coughlin begs to differ.
Smith visited with the Giants Monday and Tuesday, including an examination of his knee. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Smith still had "a ways to go" before being healthy enough to play again.
The Eagles are starting to turn into a version of their Madden video-game selves. They are scrolling down the free agency list and plucking up any big name player they can. You can see the salivation dripping from Andy Reid's mouth (normally reserved for fried chicken and gravy) for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

On a personal note: Thanks for the shout-out from Greg Auman on his blog. Auman is the USF beat reporter for the St. Petersburg Times and he does an excellent job. I followed his blog religiously while at USF and he seemed to know things about the team before I did. Check it out here.

(via ESPN)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Crabwalkin'

Big Brother (CBS)- POV competition tonight. Rachel and Jeff are on the block and Kalia just made two enemies. A twist for this week is that whoever gets voted out of the house can compete with another former housemate to get back into the house. This can cause some trouble for Kalia and partner Daniele.

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)- Part one of the season finale. I do not know who is left or what this show is except for a dance competition. Feel free to review it in the comment section.

Famous Food (VH1)- I think this is about c-list celebrities cooking on show like "Top Chef," but I am not sure and I am too indifferent about it to look it up.

Man v. Food Nation (Travel)- The description for tonight's episode is "a rugby player tries to down 15 wieners in 45 minutes or less." I always thought rugby players were a bit different.

Netflix: The Comedians of Comedy: The Movie- This 2005 follows Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, and Zach Galifianakis on the road on the Comedians of Comedy tour. It's pretty interesting and you can see Zach Galifianakis before he hit the big time. Now for your viewing pleasure, Patton Oswalt's "crabwalkin'."

Crabwalkin' from 5-Second Films on Vimeo.

(via TV Guide)

You Sunk My Battleship

This can't be real...

Khal Drogo drunk at UFC

In case you didn't watch the interview, Jason Momoa gave an interview at UFC 132 and he was pretty buzzed. It is not sloppy, hammered drunk, but he was definitely in the giddy, buzzed range. Momoa is starring in the upcoming 'Conan the Barbarian' movie being released next weekend. Apparently Momoa has been working on a script for the sequel of the 'Conan' movie even though it has yet to be released.

Momoa is best remembered by me as Khal Drogo, the Dothroki horse warrior in 'Game of Thrones.' A role that rose Momoa into badassery stardom. Check out one of the best speeches in the series below.

(via Youtube)

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Naked

So it has come to my attention that the artist, Daniel Edwards, who gave us Britney Spears giving birth nude on a bearskin rug, has done it again. He has (very creepily) sculpted Bieber and Gomez naked in bronze. Why? I can't say. You can check out his work on his website.

I feel like this will be found in the basement of a serial killer who freezes his victims and uses their fat to grease his fry pan. I think this guy was just put on the FBI watch list.
(via Daniel Edwards)

Lopez No More

To the surprise of no one, 'Lopez Tonight' was cancelled by TBS. After two years on the air 'Tonight' got the axe, seems they did not get the ratings TBS desired. 'Lopez Tonight' originally aired at the 11 p.m. time slot, but was bumped to 12 by 'Conan.'

Word on the street is that Conan will produce a follow up show after his own airs. I think he should put Pauly Shore in the hosting chair. How about some nostalgia, bud-day?

(via Huffington Post)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Pippa's Thing

Wipeout (ABC)- What can I say. I almost look forward to this show. It makes me feel better about myself when someone else makes acts like a complete idiot.

G4's Proving Ground (G4)- This show is a part 'Mythbusters', part 'Jackass.' This was what Ryan Dunn was working on before he killed himself in a car wreck. Tonight's episode is about the 'Mortal Kombat' video game. 

Pawn Stars (History)- This show is so staged, but I still have it set to record on my dvr. They have officially sold out. I just saw a commercial where the guys of 'Pawn Stars' were promoting Stacker 2 energy drink. I don't blame them though. By the way, their store isn't open 24/7 like the sign says. The showroom is open from 9-9 and after that it is just a window where you can pawn small stuff or pay off loans.

Crazy About Pippa (TLC)- This show is about Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate. Coming off of the recent success of Pippa looking hot at"The Royal Wedding," this is a one-hour special on Pippa. That is about all I know. 

Netflix: The Thing- There is a preview going around the Internet of the new "The Thing." It is a remake of the 1982 John Carpenter film, which is a remake of the 1950's film. Check it out. 

(via TV Guide)

Batman Spoilers- Bane and Catwoman

There have been a bevy of spoilers these last few days floating around the Internet. Filming for 'The Dark Knight Rises' is taking place in Pittsburgh and Christopher Nolan has made no attempt to keep this face secret. After this post, I will make no attempt to spoil the movie. If you feel the need, I can link to other sites that are doing it for you.

Here is the latest spoiler. I post it only because it is cool to see a place where I have played football at being used for one of my favorite movie franchises starring my favorite superhero.

(via Youtube)

Monday, August 8, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Superheroes and Trash

We are getting closer to the start of fall programming!

Bachelor Pad (ABC)- Season premiere. I don't watch these shows, so if anyone can clue me in I will post it on the site. Seriously, anything you say I will post. I don't care enough about this show to fact check.

Hoarders (A&E)- Saw a preview for this the other night and it looks fantastic. An older lady is hoarding in 16 lockers at a storage unit. I think this calls for a crossover with "Storage Wars." I think it'd be great to watch those guys bid on this crap.

Blazing Saddles (AMC)- A classic and a favorite of mine. Half of my jokes when I was twelve came from this movies. Come to think of it, not much has changed.

Superheroes (HBO)- This documentary is about 'Real Life Superheroes' also called 'Extreme LARPing.' When I used to do this as a kid I would get chased off and now these people are getting their own movie? I was ahead of my time.

Netflix: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- After watching "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" this past weekend I was reminded of the brilliance of Andy Serkis. This is the only LOTR on Netflix, but it is a good reminder of a great character that he brought to life, Gollum.

Let me know what you will be watching tonight in the comments.

(via TV Guide)

Winners of the Weekend Box Office Race- 8/8

Sorry about not posting Friday. It was a slow day and I was busy. I swear tomorrow will feature plenty of new stuff.

The winner of the box office race was  Rise of the Planet of the Apes or ROTPOTA. I saw this movie on Friday and it definitely lives up to the hype. The motion-capture was used well (as I don't normally like how creepy it can be). It seems that the only mo-cap that works well is in Andy Serkis movies. I will give my review of ROTPOTA later in the week. The Smurfs should strong at number 2.


Let me know if you saw any movies this weekend. You can post in the comments your thoughts.