Saturday, April 30, 2011
The first trailer for "One Day" has been unveiled. The video, retrieved via Yahoo! Movies, sees Anne Hathaway's Emma Morley and Jim Sturgess' Dexter Mayhew spending their college graduation night together. Their relationship evolves over the following years as they revisit each other every July 15.
Through laughter and romance, heartbreak and exhilaration, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along.
Superman returns to ACTION COMICS just in time for the title’s historic 900th issue, which clocks in at 100 pages!
Everything Paul Cornell and Pete Woods have been building to over the last year culminates here in the ultimate Superman vs. Lex Luthor battle! But that’s not all - this story will lay the grounds for an insanely epic story coming out this summer in the pages of ACTION!
Action Comics #900 has been released for sale in the US.
The combination "ough" can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scar borough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed."
Scientists have shown that females are drawn to pinks and reds and men to blues and greens — and they believe the explanation lies our hunter-gatherer past.
As gatherers, women’s brains became fine-tuned to the purples and reds of ripe fruits and berries. The men, meanwhile, developed a preference for the clear blue skies that signalled good weather for hunting.
The experiment also revealed introverted men to be fond of yellow and neurotic women to be keen on grey. Orange went down well with cheerful women, while brown was out of favour with both sexes.
One might think that by this time, every conceivable film-related topic has been covered in book form…but some releases prove that this isn’t so. Perhaps the most unusual, and exciting, addition to the library of movie books is M-G-M: HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST BACKLOT by Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester, and Michael Troyan, with a foreword by MGM veteran Debbie Reynolds (Santa Monica Press). As the authors explain in their Introduction, “Our purpose in producing this book is not to discuss the films that MGM produced. That particular road has been well travelled elsewhere. Our interest here is not in the product at all, but rather the factory responsible for that product. Our goal is to preserve, in print and in memory, if not in brick and mortar, the actual physical place that was once Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for the first time.”
The authors have traced the history of the M-G-M lot with equal measures of thoroughness and panache. This is much more than a collection of behind-the-scenes photos: it is a guided tour inside the walls of a magical kingdom, building by building, street by street, peppered with quotes from people who worked there over the years. From scene storage to the fabled Little Red Schoolhouse, from the standing sets to the backlot jungle and lake, this is a closeup look at Hollywood’s most prestigious studio from its earliest days through the television era.
DAILY SIN: SHOWERING EVERY DAY: Using really hot water combined with harsh soaps can strip the skin of its oils, resulting in dryness, cracking and even infection.
DAILY SIN: SLEEPING EIGHT HOURS A DAY: The notion of getting eight hours of solid sleep each night is a ‘modern convention’ that could leave you feeling more tired, says Professor Jim Horne, of Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre. ‘We’ve evolved to have very flexible sleep patterns and fragmented sleep — including daytime napping — can be of real benefit. A short four to 15-minute “power nap” can be as effective as an extra hour at night.’
DAILY SIN: RINSING AFTER BRUSHING TEETH: Rinsing washes away the protective fluoride coating left by the toothpaste, which would otherwise add hours of protection. One dentist, Dr. Phil Stemmer said, “I try to avoid drinking any fluids for at least half an hour after brushing — it’s a strange sensation at first, but you quickly get used to it. And I don’t even wet my toothbrush under the tap before brushing as this can dilute the effect of the toothpaste. There’s plenty of moisture in your mouth without adding excess water.’
DAILY SIN: CLEANING: Housework can actually be bad for your health, according to research published earlier this year. Scientists in the U.S. tested over 100 working men and women and found those who took on most of the responsibility for running the home had significantly higher blood pressure than those who left it to their partner. The strongest link with high blood pressure came from worries over how to get domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping done.
DAILY SIN: RELAXING AFTER DINNER: If you’re inactive during the evening, or you eat just before bed, your body’s more likely to lay down that food as fat. Taking a brisk 20-minute walk after dinner — as you should — means there’s no reason why eating your evening meal at 8pm, or even 9pm should make you put on any weight.
Another work by R.L. Stine is coming to the big screen. Although the book will not be published until early July, "It's the First Day of School ... Forever!" has been optioned by Gotham Group.
Gotham Group CEO Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will serve as the co-producer for the forthcoming film, along with Gotham's executive VP of production and development Eric Robinson, Stine's long time collaborator Yvonne Bernard, and Gemini Girls Productions' Beth Elise Hawk. The screenwriter and the studio are still an open question for Gotham Group.
"It's the First Day of School ... Forever!" centres its story on a socially awkward 12-year-old, named Artie, who must relive the first day of school over. As he solves some mysteries, he will restore time to normalcy.
- Save the whales. Collect the whole set
- A day without sunshine is, like, night
- On the other hand, you have different fingers.
- I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory.
- 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
- 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe
Jennifer Grant, the daughter of legendary Hollywood actor Cary Grant, addresses rumors about his sexuality in a new memoir, saying that he was not gay, but he enjoyed the speculation because it made women want him more.
Grant, 45, shares her memories in Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, which is being published by Alfred A. Knopf May 3. The actor died in 1986 at age 82. His daughter dedicated the book to her mother, actress Dyan Cannon.
According to People, “As for Cary Grant's sexuality, ‘Can't blame men for wanting him, and wouldn't be surprised if Dad even mildly flirted back,’ his daughter writes. ‘When the question arises, it generally speaks more about the person asking.’”
She continues, "Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong."
Friday, April 29, 2011
1. If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you’ll get what you want.
2. Don’t go out without ID.
3. Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by piddling on their shoes.
4. Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.
5. Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
6. Always give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is most effective.
7. When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you’re dragged shamefully out from under the bed).
8. If it’s not wet and sloppy, its not a real kiss.
New international trailer for "X-Men: First Class" has arrived online. The video, via Bleeding Cool, has fresh action scenes of a battle between humankind and mutants. There are also scenes where Ray Wise's Secretary of State of the United States and Oliver Platt's Man in Black discuss the war in the Pentagon.
"X-Men: First Class" will chart the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, when Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. They were working together with other Mutants to stop Armageddon. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.
The very first Giant Monster movie was made by a French film maker and former Magican Georges Melies in 1899 titled Midnight Episode. A man is in bed only to be taken by a Giant Insect that Hs been attacking him. His friend arrives and burns the Giant bug whereupon 3 more Giant bugs appear from the wall. Eventually all Giant Bugs are destroyed by fire as they explode. The Gigantic Devil movie of 1902 may have been the 2nd Giant Monster movie also made by Georges Melies.
These classics all really appeared in newspapers:
Bank Drive-in Window Blocked by Board
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Some Pieces of Rock Hudson Sold at Auction
Include your Children when Baking Cookies
Sex Education Delayed, Teachers Request Training
Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
Miners Refuse to Work after Death
New research showed that while men are more likely to be bored with a partner when they’re nor married — women are more likely than men to become bored after tying the knot.
When 88 couples were asked to identify 70 varying descriptions of boredom in their relationship, being ‘dull’ was the most commonly picked answer, with lack of fun, lack of conversation and lack of romance also scoring highly. ‘The relationship feels like a chore’ was also a popular pick.
The research also revealed marriage to be more boring than dating, and not just because of the amount of time spent together. Researcher Beverley Fehr, of the University of Winnipeg in Canada, said: ‘Those who are dating might experience less boredom because they can more readily extricate themselves from a relationship once boredom sets in.’
"It all ends here". The first trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" has been unleashed.
The newly-released video, obtained via Apple, focuses on the chaotic war between Harry Potter and his eternal nemesis Lord Voldemort. It also features a scene where the Dark Lord is seen walking over dead bodies on his bare feet, with his giant snake Nagini trailing beside him.
Are you ever stuck for words or in need of a way out of a tricky conversation? Not any more – ‘Self-Annihilating Sentences‘ are the perfect get-out clause which will instantly put an end to any argumentative or stagnant discourse!
- For every honest man he names, I can name another who tells the truth.
- That was a typographical error,-it should have been a blank space.
- Only unsolvable problems are worthy of artificial intelligence.
- The UFO's show than our worst fears were groundless.
- You don't think so, eh? That's your trouble! You don't think!
- He's a unique type.
- The future isn't what it used to be.
Helen Mirren is eyeing a "substantial" break away from Hollywood - so she can sew "horrible clothes" and renovate her Italian farmhouse. "The Queen" star has been acting for more than 40 years but admits she's ready to retreat to Puglia in Italy, where she and her husband, director Taylor Hackford, own a property.
Mirren, who turns 66 in July, struggles to keep up with the physical demands of shooting films and insists she can't wait to embrace the quiet life. She tells Britain's Daily Express, "Making movies is a young person's game because it's exhausting. Your energy has to be up all the time."
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Accident insurance claim forms ask for a brief statement about how the accident happened. The combination of the finger pointing instinct and the small spaces provided on the forms can lead to some curiously phrased explanations.
- "In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole."
- "My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle."
- "As I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident."
- "The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end."
- "A truck backed though my windshield and into my wife's face."
- "I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment."
- "The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him."
Pal Joey (1940)
Music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart;
Book by John O’Hara, based on his short stories.
SONGS: “You Mustn’t Kick It Around,” “I Could Write a Book,” “Chicago,” “That Terrific Rainbow,” “Happy Hunting Horn,” “Bewitched,” “Pal Joey,” “The Flower Garden of My Heart,” “Zip,” “Den of Iniquity,” “Take Him,” “Do It the Hard Way.”
NEW YORK: Dec. 25, 1940
ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE; 374 performances.
Presented & directed by George Abbott; choreographed by Robert Alton; settings & lighting, Jo Mielziner; costumes, John Koenig; music director, Harry Levant; orchestrations, Hans Spialek.
CAST: Vivienne Sega! (Vera Simpson), Gene Kelly (Joey Evans), June Havoc (Gladys Bumps), Leila Ernst (Linda English), Jack Durant (Ludlow Lowell), Jean Casto (Melba Snyder), Van Johnson (Victor), Stanley Donen (Albert Doane), Sondra Barrett (The Kid), Jerome Whyte (Stagehand).
NEW YORK: Jan. 3, 1952
BROADHURST THEATRE; 542 performances.
In this production Broadway legend Elaine Stritch played Melba Snyder.
LONDON: March 31, 1954
PRINCES THEATRE; 245 performances.
The John O’Hara New Yorker short stories, written as a series of letters from “Your Pal Joey” to a bandleader friend, were adapted into a sharp, adult Bway musical that was considered daring because of its anti-hero hero. Joey is an mc-eritertainer at Mike’s nightspot in Chicago, where he meets innocent Linda but drops her in favor of wealthy Vera. Vera builds a nightclub for her paramour—the Chez Joey—but she soon tires of him and, at the end, Joey is still scheming new schemes.
Pal Joey, which gave Gene Kelly his first leading role, was also the only musical authored by John O’Hara.
Columbia, 1957, Color, 111 minutes
Produced by: Fred Kohlmar
Directed by: George Sidney
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music Supervised and Conducted by: Morris Stoloff
Musical Arrangements: Nelson Riddle
Orchestrations: Arthur Morton
Choreography: Hermes Pan
Gowns by: Jean Louis
Color by Technicolor
Rita Hayworth (Vera Simpson),
Frank Sinatra (Joey Evans),
Kim Novak (Linda English),
Barbara Nichols (Gladys)
1. Main Title
2. That Terrific Rainbow
3. I Didn't Know What Time it Was
4. Do it the Hard Way
5. Great Big Town
6. There's a Small Hotel
8. I Could Write a Book
9. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered
10. The Lady is a Tramp
11. Plant You Now Dig You later
12. My Funny Valentine
13. You Mustn't Kick it Around
14. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (reprise)
15. Strip Number
16. Dream Sequence & Finale