Saturday, June 16, 2012
- If you can stay calm while everything around you is chaos, then you probably don't understand the seriousness of the situation.
- Plagiarism saves a lot of time.
- If your request was truly urgent I would have done it already.
- It doesn't matter what you do, it only matters what you say you've done and what you're going to do.
- Always stay 100% behind your boss. Then it's easier to stab him in the back.
- The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.
- Please file everything under B, for bulls*@t.
- Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
- After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.
- A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat.
BOOKS ABOUT TO BECOME MOVIES
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS by Jeff Kinney
Status: Set for Australian release on September 20, 2012
Who's involved: Original stars Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, and overwhelmed parents Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris.
Why you should read the book first: In the previous two Wimpy Kid movies, young cast members like Gordon, Bostick and Capron have done a commendable job of breathing life into Kinney’s memorable characters, who are little more than stick figures on a page. That’s why it might be best to thumb through Dog Days before diving into the third Wimpy Kid movie. Kinney’s knack for writing in the first-person narrative creates so many quick-witted jokes on the diary pages of lead character Greg Heffley. And with the action leaving the comfort of Greg’s middle school – it is summer vacation, after all – the Dog Days book will help flesh out the characters while simultaneously giving you a good feel for our hero’s sarcastic, self-deprecating sense of humour, which has helped make the Wimpy Kid series of books worldwide best-sellers.
- The Dutch cheese made in wheels with a waxed red or yellow rind is Gouda.
- Jack Black provides the voicing of Po in the King Fu Panda Movies.
- Jessica Lange starred alongside Dustin Hoffman in the 1992 movie Tootsie.
- Actor/Director/Producer Sydney Pollack died in 2008.
- Playing Karen in the 1985 movie Out of Africa was Meryl Streep.
- Tony Micelli is the character played by Tony Danza in the TV show Who’s the Boss.
- Phoebe Halliwell’s had the powers of premonitions in Charmed.
- Rachel Berry’s love interest in the TV series Glee is Fin Hudson.
- Released in 1986 was Whispering Jack the twelfth album from Australian superstar John Farnham.
- Australian singer Anthony Callea scored his big break in Australian Idol.
Friday, June 15, 2012
2012 release, the second studio album from 21-year-old British soprano Laura Wright. In 2011, Laura became one of the biggest selling classical artists in the UK, out-selling some of the world's biggest classical names. The album comes after being handpicked to perform the official Jubilee anthem, "Stronger As One", for The Queen at Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and singing the national anthem at the Six Nations rugby. The album includes renditions of "Jerusalem", "White Cliffs of Dover" and "Danny Boy".
02. Sanctus (After 'Nimrod' from "Enigma Variations")
03. White Cliffs Of Dover
04. Race to the End (Chariots of Fire)
05. Danny Boy
06. Born Free
07. Stronger As One
08. My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
09. I Vow To Thee
10. The Rose
11. Land Of Hope And Glory
13. Flame of Love
- My mother is a travel agent for guilt trips.
- Senior Citizen: Give me my damn discount!
- (Spotted on a passing motorcycle): If you can read this, my wife fell off!
- I used to be schizophrenic, but we're OK now.
- I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.
- Anything not worth doing is not worth doing well.
- A day without sunshine is like night.
- First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
- Old age comes at a bad time.
- In America, anyone can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
- You're just jealous because the voices only talk to ME
BOOKS ABOUT TO BECOME MOVIES
CARRIE by Stephen King
Status: Set for release on March 2013
Who's involved: Chloe Moretz takes on the title role, with Julianne Moore playing the teenaged girl’s manipulative mother. Kimberly Peirce directs, still trying to make good on the promise shown in 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry.
Why you should read the book first: At this point, any mention of Carrie conjures images if Sissy Spacek drenched in pig’s blood from Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of King’s earliest work. But if potential viewers truly want to understand the hardships suffered by King’s impressionable protagonist, they need to revisit the novel that started the author’s remarkably prolific writing career. Though King has downplayed the book in various interviews (it was his fourth book, but his first published novel), the structure is out of the ordinary and worth celebrating. King actually uses newspaper stories and “official” documents to piece together what he calls the “Black Prom” incident, where a girl with telekinetic powers exacted revenge on the classmates how bullied her. Carrie isn’t King’s best book. But it’s better than De Palma’s campy horror, and a chilling preview to what Peirce, Moretz and Moore should be able to accomplish with this anticipated reboot.
“The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, was a surprise hit doing well enough that Hammer Films announced that they were making a sequel. Considering how things ended for some characters that may have seemed a rather difficult task.
The sequel is moving forward, with a script by Jon Croker. ShockTillYouDrop has plot details:
Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.
The male main character is being swapped for a female character. James Watkins directed “The Woman in Black,” but no director has been announced for the sequel yet. There also isn’t a release date. Casting news no doubt will be announced in due course.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, the December 25 release stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The movie takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery.
With an introduction by Scott himself, this lavish book will be the only publication to accompany Prometheus. Stunning production art and behind the scenes photos will grant the reader a window on the process of creating this astounding new epic.
While not a thorough production history fans should be captivated by the lavish presentation here, and considering that the book already in its third printing, there's a chance this could become a collector's item down the line."The Art of Prometheus" comes strongly recommended for fans.
- Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic was born in 1992 in Germany.
- Jack fell down and broke his crown in the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
- The giraffe has the longest tail of any land mammal.
- The Rudder is the vertical plate or board for steering a boat.
- Shinkansen is the word generally used for the renowned Japanese bullet train.
- The airline LOT operates from Poland.
- Tom Jones’ hit The Green Grass of Home starts “The old home town looks the same; As I step down from the train”.
- Maggots are the ingredient necessary to make the Sardinian delicacy casu marzu.
- Tandoori is an Indian clay oven used for tasty cooking.
- Cherries go into the making of Kirsch.