Saturday, June 2, 2012
20th Century Fox has announced release dates for some of its upcoming big movies. The studio has set the untitled X-Men: First Class sequel for a July 18, 2014 release, and planned to debut "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel) on May 23, 2014 in the United States.
Also being lined up in 2014 is "Robopocalypse". Initially set to be unleashed across the nation on July 3, 2013, the Steven Spielberg-directed drama sci-fi movie now occupies an April 25, 2014 slot. Meanwhile, Fox has rescheduled "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" for an August 16, 2013 release after initially planning to debut it on March 27 next year.
- Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.
- Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
- In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.
- Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.
- A blizzard is when it snows sideways.
- A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.
- A monsoon is a French gentleman.
- Thunder is a rich source of loudness.
- Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.
- It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.
Let Me Entertain You is a very good CD by Ann-Margaret. Ann-Margaret's fame was truly in the 1960s; but just one listen to this album proves she was really a fine singer. The artwork is very well done and the quality of the sound is perfect.
The album opens with Ann-Margaret singing "Bye Bye Birdie" from the show of the same name. Ann-Margaret sings this with a good amount of style and I think she went through a lot of trouble to sing those flat notes just right! "Let Me Entertain You" features Ann-Margaret's vocal talents much, much better. Ann-Margaret has great talent and she night have been one of the great chanteuses of the twentieth century if events hadn't worked out the way they did. Anyway, listen also for "There'll Be Some Changes." "There'll Be Some Changes Made" features Ann-Margaret squarely in the spotlight. The arrangement complements Ann-Margaret's vocals rather well, too.
"Something To Think About" showcases Ann-Margaret's ability to deliver a song full of romantic innuendo and the strings are used to great advantage. "The Good Life" shines and sparkles when Ann-Margaret takes over and sings this out so well! Ann-Margaret aces this without the slightest effort and her excellent sense of timing enhances her performance considerably. "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" again proves just how good Ann-Margaret really was at singing a song; there's a dated line or two but this Ann-Margaret's rendition is very strong and it holds its own very well.
"That's What I Like" is another romantic slow tune just perfect for dancing with your sweetheart all alone in your living room late at night with the lights down low; and "Heartbreak Hotel" shows how well Ann-Margaret could cover even an Elvis tune! The harmonica really spices up the arrangement and overall "Heartbreak Hotel" is a highlight of this album. In addition, Ann-Margaret bats yet another tune straight out of the ballpark--"C'est Si Bon" is very well performed and Ann-Margaret practically owns this after she puts her own stamp on "C'est Si Bon."
"I Wanna Be Loved" is an excellent ballad that Ann-Margaret does with heart and soul; and there's also another great performance when Ann-Margaret performs "It Do Me So Good." Ann-Margaret never skips a beat!
01. Bye Bye Birdie (From the ‘Bye Bye Birdie’)
02. Let Me Entertain You (From the movie ‘Gypsy’)
03. Lovin’ Spree
04. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
05. Something To Think About (From the movie ‘The Pleasure Seekers’)
06. Thirteen Men
07. Romance In The Dark
08. The Good Life (From the movie ‘The Swinger’)
09. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
10. What Am I Supposed To Do
11. That’s What I Like
13. Heartbreak Hotel
14. The Lady Loves Me (from the MGM movie soundtrack ‘Viva Las Vegas’)
Duet with Elvis Presley
15. C’est Si Bon
16. I Wanna Be Loved (From the Paramount movie ‘The Swinger’)
17. I Just Don’t Understand
18. More Than You Know
19. Personality (Duet with Al Hirt)
20. It Do Me So Good
21. As Long As He Needs Me (From the Broadway production ‘Oliver’)
BOOKS ABOUT TO BECOME MOVIES
KNIGHTFALL by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, Alan Grant, Jo Duffy, Jim Aparo and Graham Nolan
(rumoured basis for The Dark Knight Rises)
Status: Set for Australian release July 19.
Who's involved: Christopher Nolan directing, with Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and many more starring
Why you should read the book first: There are two things about Knightfall that separate it from every other entry on this list: 1) it’s the only comic book and 2) there is no film directly adapting it. That said, if you wish to know the origins of the battle that is Bane vs. Batman – the fight at the centre of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises - you need look no further than this three-part arc. Though it’s a bit messy structurally sometimes and goes on the occasional strange tangent (you have to remember the plot was originally told over the course of multiple issues), it’s actually a compelling story about a seemingly invincible hero being defeated and learning how to fight his way back to the top. One of the benefits of the read is that it’s also pretty hard to get spoilers from it, as much of the stuff in the book would be impossible to translate into Nolan’s universe. So what you get is a great Batman vs. Bane story and a way to pump yourself up for summer’s most anticipated movie!
- The life of American entertainer Fanny Brice was the basis for the stage show and movie “Funny Girl”.
- The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
- The Netherlands is separated from the east coast of England by the North Sea.
- The only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated was Spencer Perceval in 1812.
- The Oscar for best picture in 1994 went to “Forrest Gump”.
- The outer skeleton of an insect is the exoskeleton.
- The personality disorder characterised by excessive thoughts, personal power, vanity and image is Narcissism.
- The play “Look Back in Anger” was written by John Osborne.
- The poisonous sting of the scorpion is in its tail.
- The port of Genoa is in Italy.
Plot details of "The Bourne Legacy" are still kept under wraps, but a newly-released trailer for the Tony Gilroy-directed movie offers a hint at what Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross is facing off. Including several references to Jason Bourne, the story will likely see the new main hero fighting for his life since Edward Norton's Byer wants to get rid of the genetically modified killers that could trigger another Bourne-type disaster.
Children's Theatre in John Conduits House by William Hogarth
Saint Helena by Abraham Janssens 1575-1632
The Patient Competitors by Charles Haigh-Wood 1856-1957
An Afternoon Embroidering by Madeleine Jeanne Lemaire 1845-1928
Two-Milkmaids by Frank Antoine Bail- 1906
Friday, June 1, 2012
- 101 Reasons why trees shouldn't be following you home.
- 101 Activities in which, no matter what you do, you will end up smelling like jellyfish.
- 101 Ways to induce seizures in the elderly.
- 101 Things that you shouldn't try to balance on your head.
- 101 Colours that don't exist, but are in crayon boxes anyway.
- 101 Reasons why.
- 101 Reasons why not.
- 101 Reasons why bike locks aren't made of gold.
- 101 Reasons why vultures fall apart.
- 101 Creatures not to glue together.
The first official trailer of "Les Miserables" has been released following the bootleg version which was leaked two weeks ago. Fans get the chance to hear Anne Hathaway's tearful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" and a glimpse of her character Fantine getting her locks chopped up real short.
The big screen version of the famous musical is directed by Tom Hooper, starring also Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried as Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert and Cosette respectively.
Lisa Marie Presley didn't allow the letter once sent to her by her former husband Michael Jackson to be sold to public. The personal note was supposed to be auctioned off by Julien's Auctions during its "Music Icons" memorabilia sale, but the daughter of Elvis Presley pulled it from the auction.
"I'm assuming that it's because the note is of a personal nature," Darren Julien said in a statement. "And we want to honour the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley."