Friday, September 2, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Weekend Edition



Big Brother (CBS)- Last night's episode was postponed until this morning, so I do not know what has happened yet. Where I last left off on Wednesday, Porsche opened "Pandora's Box" unleashing the duo twist back on the house. This allowed both Rachel and Jordan to get off the block and put Shelley and Adam on the block. I will keep the two of you who watch this posted. 


True Blood (HBO)- Sunday. I watch this show every week and I always ask myself, "has this show jumped the shark?" Then I realize that the premise of this show jumped the shark in the series premiere. This show is a soap opera mixed with a Syfy show, but yet I can't get enough. Don't judge me. 


Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)- Sunday. Larry hangs out with former Red Sox curse bearer, Bill Buckner. I cannot wait to see where this goes. Is it wrong that I agree with Larry David's characterization of himself on so many levels?


Man, Woman, Wild (Discovery)- Tonight. Season Premiere. I have never seen this show, but it is basically Man vs. Wild with a couple. Tonight looks promising as wife, Ruth gives husband, Mykel an enema to keep him from dehydration. 


Tanked (Animal) Tonight. I've never even heard of this show and chances are you haven't either. Tonight a wife gives her fiancĂ© a beer-keg aquarium. I am totally jealous at the thought of that. 


(via TV Guide)

Bands on the Rise- Stellar Revival


A buddy of mine tuned me in to a new up and coming band, Stellar Revival, who just signed with major record company, EMI Records. A local product of Florida, Stellar Revival comes from Broward county. They describe their sound as a "blend of Southern-tinged rock with elements of blues, metal, and pop." To me their sounds is also reminiscent of Canadian rock. This sound may help them as they are headed to Vancouver to record their new album under EMI Records. Sun Sentinel recently did a piece you can check out here You can check them out on their website or their social media sites. Take a listen and support these up and comers.



http://stellarrevival.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/StellarRevival
http://twitter.com/#!/Stellar_Revival
http://www.myspace.com/stellarrevival
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stellar-Revival/51190045906?sk=app_178091127385

Now Playing- September 2


Avoid the movie theater if you are looking to see a new release because it seems that Hollywood has laid a big, steamy turd on the movie-going public this weekend. This weekend's crop of movies is full of crap and films I have heard nothing about, so here are your choices of new releases (that I've heard about).

Shark Night 3D- Another 3D stinker. I thought that Hollywood has received the hint about 3D by now. This movie is strictly here because of 'Piranha 3D.' I could write a better script and I would only charge half of what the writers of 'Shark Night 3D' got paid.

Apollo 18- This movie is getting terrible reviews on Rotten Tomatoes including my favorite from New York Daily News reviewer, Joe Neumaier; "no thrills, no chills, no scares and contains a villain, or several of them, actually, that will turn you to stone- from boredom."

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy- This film is being panned by critics. Apparently nobody likes Jason Sudeikis as a leading man. This film has a decent premise, but a lazy script has doomed this movie to fail. I don't see it lasting in theaters for very long.

If these movies don't entice you, I am releasing a special weekend edition of "What to Watch Tonight" later in the day to make up for my lack of posts this week.

(via Rotten Tomatoes)

Thank the Lords that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

There is a new teaser for 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' online and it has it all. Multiple shots of puking, singing and dancing, Fat Mac in all his glory, Charlie and children, Frank marrying a hooker, Rickety Cricket, and much more. I am psyched about this season. This is the only show that makes me laugh by just looking at the title. If you are a fan of this show check out the titles of the episodes and I dare you not to laugh.

 

George Lucas is Destroying My Childhood


Why on God's green Earth would George Lucas add in this sound clip? The genius of the original clip is that Vader makes his silent decision and within that decision you can see all of his power as he returns to the Jedi side of the "force." This new version is so cartoonish and absolutely unnecessary. This is just one of the injustices to the original version of the trilogy that would have made 1988 George Lucas livid. 

In 1988, Lucas issued a statement about the importance of preserving cinematic history. He was one of several filmmakers urging Congress to enact legislation to protect films and ensure the public access to these films in their original form. 
"The destruction of our film heritage, which is the focus of concern today, is only the tip of the iceberg."
"People who alter or destroy works of art and our cultural heritage for profit or as an exercise of power are barbarians, and if the laws of the United States continue to condone this behavior, history will surely classify us as a barbaric society." 
"These current defacements are just the beginning. Today, engineers with their computers can add color to black-and-white movies, change the soundtrack, speed up the pace, and add or subtract material to the philosophical tastes of the copyright holder. Tommorrow, more advanced technology will be able to replace actors with "fresher faces," or alter dialogue and change the movement of the actor's lips to match."
Lucas is doing the very thing he spoke out against 20 years back. He started this 10 years ago with the DVD releases of the trilogy and now he is doing it again. George, if you are so set on these change then release them, but do us all a favor and release the theatrical versions at the same time. Let the fans decided which version they like.

Superhero News: Superman and Captain Planet


Some new photos of the new Superman movie, 'Man of Steel', have appeared on the Internet. Henry Cavill is packing some serious bulge in his tights. If that isn't stuffed, well, good for you Henry Cavill. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if he is pulling a 'Spinal Tap' stunt.


In other superhero news, Don Cheadle is Captain Planet in this new Funny or Die short. This is the best thing to come from Funny or Die in months. I wish the 'Funny or Die presents' series on HBO produced shorts of this quality. Apparently, 'Captain Planet' is being made into a movie.
Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on the groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero, Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
I just hope they go for this gritty, reboot, Don Cheadle version.

Just Give it a Rest- American Pie Edition


Why does America need this movie? The only people in America that need this movie to be made is the cast. This cast has seen arrests, rehab stints, and movies that flopped since they made the original 'American Pie'. The only currently successful member of the original cast that is Alyson Hannigan who stars on 'How I Met Your Mother.'

The official synopsis is as follows:
In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.
That gives away nothing. Did you happen to notice the official movie poster? It looks as if the pie was raped. Seriously, compare it to the original poster. In the original poster the pie sex was consensual. This is just like what the producers of 'American Reunion' is doing to America. They are forcing themselves upon something that no longer wants them.


Now for your entertainment...a montage. 

(via American Pie Reunion)

8 Miami Players Suspended


12 current Miami football players will pay restitution for improper benefits they received from booster Nevin Shapiro. Of those 12 players 8 will be suspended. Defensive lineman Oliver Vernon will sit out six games and is the only one to miss more than one conference game. Safety Ray Ray Armstrong and tight end Dyron Dye will miss four games. The rest of the 8 will sit out one game. What a team for former Temple coach, Al Golden, to take on. 
"I think it was probably fair," Miami coach Al Golden told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. "Clearly, whatever transpired, it wasn't as over-the-top as everybody was initially reporting and all of those things. The NCAA and the university felt there was mistakes made ... and I've accepted that. And now we're moving forward."
The players who weren't suspended will have to pay back the benefits they received, which do not total over $100. The suspended players will also pay back the benefits they received with Vernon having the largest bill at more than $1,200.

This is a complete joke of a suspension. The players at Ohio State received five game suspension for receiving tattoos, but Miami players get a slap on the wrist in comparison. There is no way that the top amount of benefits received equals $1,200. This list of benefits was supposed to include athletic equipment, nightclub charges, and entertainment at a gentleman's club. I promise you $1,200 doesn't even come close to the amount of benefits these players received.

In other Miami news, karma has struck. Wait. What is the opposite of karma because Miami has just received a $4.2 million donation for scholarship from a booster who endowed it to Miami in her will. She passed in 1982. What timing for the "U". Okay, I will stop my rant about Miami, but you can message me if you want to hear more.

Cam Newton's First Career Start and Probably First Career Loss


Cam Newton has had a thoroughly uninspired preseason and now he has "earned" the right to start in the Carolina Panther's regular season opener. Head Coach Ron Rivera was so impressed by Cam Newton's only series in the final preseason game against the Steelers, he decided to start Cam for the season opener.
"It speaks for itself," Rivera said. "With what Cam's done and the direction we're headed with this football team, in all honesty he is our starter. He is going to grow as a starter and we're going to grow as a football team. It's not just about him. It's about the rest of us growing in our system.
Cam does well in only one of the preseason games he played in and in only one series, but Rivera starts him anyway. What's the deal Rivera? Seriously, there is only one picture of Newton actually playing in a preseason game. Why did you bless him with the starting job already? Is Newton the Panther's savior?
"We didn't draft Cam to the be savior. We drafted him to help lead this football team."
I guess that is true. If the Panther's wanted a savior they would have drafted his holiness, Tim Tebow last year.





(via Charlotte Observer)

What Were You Thinking, Jack White?


Apparently Jack White has an obsession with the Insane Clown Posse. Some much so, that Jack collaborated with ICP for the instant classic, "Leck mich im Arse." Using Mozart's song of the same name White produced the music performed by Jeff the Brotherhood, while Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope laid down some vocals. Violent J is well aware that this song is only getting play because of the collaboration with White.
People are tripping out because the respected meets the non-respected in every way. That's what the whole news about this is. You know what I'm saying? Two respected artists working together--it wouldn't even be a big deal. But people are nuts, because it's like, "WHUUUT?!?"
I agree with Violent J. WHUUUT was Jack White thinking? Without ICP's rapping, this song would be a great reimagining of a strangely beautiful Mozart song. Mozart's original "Leck much Im Arse" literally translates to "lick me in the arse."Oh, Mozart.

Insane Clown Posse - Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records

(via The Atlantic)

Chris Johnson Worth $53


Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a four year extension worth $53 million with $30 million guaranteed. Johnson still has two years left on his current contract, so this deal means he is a Titan until 2016.

Johnson has been outspoken during his negotiations especially to the so called "fake Titan fans."
Johnson went on to write, "I don't have a regular job so don't compare me to you and I can care less if uthink I'm greedy."
Johnson will make an immediate impact even if he has to shake some rust off and learn some new things. Coordinator Chris Palmer has revised the offense and Johnson only has a little over a week to learn the changes. Fullback Ahmard Hall says Johnson has some work to do.
"You're going to have to think," Hall said. "You're not going to just be able to roll in and hit the ground running as if coach (Mike) Heimerdinger were still here. Coach Palmer has put in a lot of good things, but the language is different. He's definitely going to have to think. The sooner he gets in the better."
Good for you Johnson. Make your money while you can, just invest it right. If you need something to invest in, I can make a proposal to you in order to make my blog a full time gig.

(via ESPN)

Where to Start?- Community


I know I am way behind on news, but I never promised to stay up to date. I will attempt to fill you in on what you may have missed this week. First up is 'Community.'

'Community' is set to return for its season three premiere on September 22. To hold us over, NBC has released some teasers. I'll start with the first look of John Goodman as Vice Dean Laybourne the head of Greendale's air conditioner repair school. It doesn't give much away except that John Goodman uses a Rip Torn-esque voice to intimidate Dean Pelton.


The next video is an actual teaser for the entire third season. Not much is different from the teaser above except for a musical number and a laugh off between Goodman's Vice Dean Laybourne and Jim Rash's Dean Pelton.


What is not included in the video is Michael K. Williams who is best know as Omar from 'The Wire' and more recently as Chalky from 'Boardwalk Empire.' Williams will play a biology professor at Greendale and I think it is good that NBC is keeping Williams presence under wraps.

(via NBC)


Site Update


I am sorry to those who follow me. I have had a busy week and I have been drawn away from the blog. I moved on the weekend and have had some meetings this week that have kept me away from this blog. I hope you will continue to read because I may just make up for the lack of posting today, so stay tuned...off. Sorry, had to.

Jake