8/17/12

SUPER DOG

7/14/12

How to Train Your Dragon - LIVE!!!


I SOOOO want to see this!!!

Movie Trailer: Dredd 3D

Movie Trailer: Oz the Great and Powerful

7/4/12

Rash - An Illustrated Novella


~From Kickstarter.com

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Rash, Wyoming.

A quiet town, made up of simple, quiet folk. A town where children still play outside until dark. A town where everyone knows everyone else. A town that still believes in the innate goodness of people. A town that has the unfortunate fate of being only twenty miles from the Nebraska border town of Stark.

Rash, Wyoming.

A town that will bleed like no town has ever bled before.

But, in Rash is a man that knows the evils of Stark and knows why the violent horror that has left its streets filled with blood is now spilling over into the bucolic paradise of Rash. And this man, the man from Rash, will be shoulders deep in that blood before he can set things right. But, will his blood be part of that river of death? Will he set things right? Or will the bloody violence from Stark take him down?

Author Jake Bible, the mind that brought you DEAD MECH, The Americans and Bethany And The Zombie Jesus, now brings you the second of three illustrated tales of sociopathic horror and violence. Rash takes the horror and violence of Stark and turns it into a whirlwind of terror and bloodshed which will leave you wishing you’d never turned the pages.

Be warned, Rash shouldn’t be read. Rash shouldn’t have been written. Rash shouldn’t be allowed to soil the landscape of American literature.

Rash should be banned, burned and wiped off the face of the planet.

7/1/12

Movie Trailer: Pitch Perfect


Really looking forward to seeing this movie.

6/30/12

Ryan Reynolds IS the New Highlander!

~From CraveOnline.com

The rumors appear to be true: Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Connor MacLeod in Juan Fresnadillo's Highlander remake, after what The Tracking Board is calling "roughly a month of negotiations." It's the same role that made Christopher Lambert a star back in 1986. Since Ryan Reynolds is already a star, we have to assume that this new Highlander will turn him into Christopher Lambert.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is directing the remake after cutting his teeth on films like Intacto, 28 Weeks Later and Intruders. The plot, as if you didn't know, follows a small group of immortals throughout the centuries as they duel each other to win the ultimate prize: which turned out, in the original film, to be mortality. Which is really kind of odd, if you think about it. They're fighting each other to the death... for the ability to die? They already can die, so they're just fighting to be allowed to grow old and then die? It must be one of those "grass is always greener" things.

Though well-liked by most, Ryan Reynolds has had some difficulty segueing from comedian to action star. Blade Trinity bombed, X-Men Origins: Wolverine has few fans, Green Lantern should be spoken of as little as humanly possible and Safe House, while successful, benefitted from Reynold's high profile co-star. It's been argued, however, that Reynolds was not the fundamental problem with any of the above films. With Fresnadillo at the helm, will Highlander be the action franchise he's been looking for all these years?

Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know Meets Metal


Awesome!

6/27/12

New TOTAL RECALL Trailer includes 3-breasted Woman!

~From io9.com

There's been one question fans have had about the new Total Recall movie since it was greenlit. Not, "Will this film make me question the nature of reality and whether people are the sum of their memories?" But rather, "Will there still be a sex worker with three breasts?" (As we've covered in the past, this is an essential element of many great science fiction sagas.)

Now, you need wonder no longer. The latest trailer for Total Recall (below) includes a sassy lady who promises Colin Farrell, "You're going to wish you had three hands." Also, Kate Beckinsale is pretty great in the Sharon Stone role, even doing a similar aerobics-based attack on Farrell, and quipping, "What can I say? I give good wife." It looks like it'll be closer to Paycheck than to one of the top tiers of Philip K. Dick movies, but it still could be a fun romp.

Simon's Cat in 'Tongue Tied'

6/26/12

Video of the Day: Girl in a Catsuit by Dave Stewart ft. Orianthi


I'm a huge fan of Orianthi, which is how I found this video.

Simon's Cat in "Window Pain" (Disney Exclusive)

6/24/12

Party Rock Anthem Cover - Violinists Can Shuffle Too!


Lindsey Stirling on violin featuring Jake Bruene on vocals
and Frank Sacramone on keyboards (and production).

6/13/12

Beyonce the Giant Metal Chicken

Need I say more? You know you want to click here! ;-)

And if you get a kick outta that (which I'm sure you will) and want some more, click here.

Video of the Day - Cover of Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know


Another fantastic cover. This time, an a capella cover by Matthias Harris.

Stephen King's 'Eyes of the Dragon' in development at Syfy

One of my ALL TIME favorite King books is being made into a SyFy movie. Considering that many of King's books have been made into shall we say... subpar movie adaptations, and the fact that this will be a SyFy project, to say I'm a little bit worried would be an understatment!

~From EW.com

Stephen King’s fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon could at last become a movie or miniseries.

The 1987 bestseller is being developed by Syfy as a longform project, along with a scripted drama series based on the comic Grey Legion and two high-concept movie projects. The network is set to announce all the titles later today at its upfront presentation in New York City.

Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica) and Jeff Vintar (I, Robot) will pen the Dragon script, with Taylor and Bill Haber as executive producers.

A little privacy PLEASE!!!

6/4/12

Video of the Day: Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson


6/1/12

Nadia G's Accent

~From www.bitchinlifestyle.tv

Where does Nadia G's accent come from? Some of you may be kept awake at night with this burning question. You may feel angry, confused and alone... If this is the case, you need help my friend. But if you're just wondering about the accent, here's the deal:

Nadia G(iosia)'s parents immigrated from Italy to Montreal, Quebec in the 1950's. Her father came from Guglionesi, Campobasso, where they speak a dialect of 'Mulise'. Her mom hails from Torrice -- a small town in Frosinone where they speak their own dialect of 'Torriciano'.

Fast forward a coupla decades, and G is born in Montreal, Quebec, a French-Canadian city. But make no mistake, the French spoken in Montreal is a far cry from the gutteral French one hears in France. "Quebecois" is to Parisian French what the Southern Drawl is to British English. Onwards.
When G was little, she grew up speaking Italian. She then went to English school, but took quite a few bi-lingual courses (that's how we roll in Mtl). And to this day, she speaks 3 languages: English, French and Italian.

Now, here comes the fun part: G grew up in St. Leonard, an Italian neighbourhood where folks don't just have a peculiar Italian-Montreal accent, they created a whole freakin' languagebro! A dialect which is colorful, and at times cringe-worthy. St. Leonard is a burough where back yards aren't gardens, they're tomato factories. Its a town where Civics were the vehicle of choice in the 90's, and 'Rhythm is a Dancer' blasted through the souped-up speakers (...which were worth more than the car). Its a town where people named Joe, Mary, Tina and Gino eat cutlet "sangwiches" and live with their parents until they're 40. Where the boys are clean shaven, and in certain cases we wish we could say the same for the girls.

Anyways, the point is: when Nadia speaks you'll hear glimmers of these influences: French, Italian, 'St. Leonard-ese', depending on how flustered she is. ...And sometimes, if you listen really closely, you can also hear dolphins cry. It's a beautiful thing.

Nadia G. Dishes On Her Hunger for Life

I love to watch the Food Network & the Cooking Channel. I'm always on the look out for new recipes and ideas. I've recently become obsessed with a new (to me) cooking personality, Nadia Giosia and her show, Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen.

A Canadian-born Italian who speaks English, Italian and French, Nadia's bad-girl image, sense of humor, quick wit and "Casalinga-style cuisine" have made her the "Julia Child of the Net generation".



After the jump, she talks about receiving Logo's NewNow Next Award for "Most Addictive Reality Star".

5/22/12

Video of the Day: Mike Tompkins' A Capella Version of Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk


Be sure to click the link after this video to watch Mike's "How I made this" video.

Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth

In the last known largely unexcavated Maya megacity, archaeologists have uncovered the only known mural adorning an ancient Maya house, a new study says—and it's not just any mural.

In addition to a still vibrant scene of a king and his retinue, the walls are rife with calculations that helped ancient scribes track vast amounts of time. Contrary to the idea the Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012, the markings suggest dates thousands of years in the future.

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Female Protagonist to Lead Blade Runner Sequel

With the announcement that original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher is on board for the sequel, director Ridley Scott also revealed [...] that the new story will take place some years after the first film concluded."
Scott told the site that he "started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we'll definitely be featuring a female protagonist."

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Watch the 30-Minute TRON: Uprising Prelude

Disney XD delves inside the computer world of The Grid and the people who live there with "TRON: Uprising," a visually striking new animated television series that follows the heroic journey of a new character, a young program named Beck, who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution.

The series, produced in CG animation with a 2D aesthetic, is set in the era of "TRON" between the stories in the 1982 feature film and Walt Disney Studios' TRON: Legacy. Watch "TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning," a 30-minute uninterrupted prelude to the series below!

The series will launch on Thursday, June 7 on Disney XD.

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5/18/12

Turning the Tables

So, after the American vs British showdown, I decided to throw out an even bigger challenge. I came up with the brilliant idea that we should try to pronounce certain words the way we think the other would. In other words, Rachel had to try to say the words with an American accent and I had to try to say them with a British accent. This actually ended up biting me in the ass as my challenges to Rachel weren't quite as difficult as the ones she gave me!!

Listen for yourself.


*Contains explicit language

American English vs British English

Rachel and I were having a bit of fun the other day making fun of each other's accents - well... her accent. I don't have one! ;-P

Anyway... we decided to give each other lessons on the proper way to say certain words. This is how it went down.


*May contain explicit language

5/13/12

Plot Details Revealed for King's 'The Shining' Sequel

Here's the official synopsis (via Blastr) of Doctor Sleep from Stephen King's official website:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

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Prometheus Gets an Extended Look in a New Featurette

5/10/12

Radio Time Machine

Like a DeLorean that can only send its FM dial into the past, Radio Time Machine lets you stream the Billboard Top 100 songs in their entirety for any year since 1940.

This is very cool!!!

WANT!! Wicked Lasers LaserSaber

5/9/12

New Wright/Pegg/Frost Movie

Working Title and Edgar Wright have set a September start date for The World’s End, the last in a trilogy of comedies that started with Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. Wright, who’ll direct, wrote the script with Simon Pegg. Once again, Pegg stars with Nick Frost.

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Song of the Day: Made of Stone (Renholdër Remix) by Evanescence

Made of Stone (Renholdër Remix) by Evanescence on Grooveshark

5/8/12

Snow White & the Huntsman - 5 Min. Extended Preview


I SO cannot wait for this movie!!

Video of the Day: I Love Rock N' Roll by Joan Jett


True Rock Goddess and one of my Idols

5/4/12

Happy Star Wars Day!

5/3/12

Video of the Day: A Capella Cover of Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites by Skrillex

As many of you know, my latest musical obsession is Dubstep. Imagine my surprise when I realized that many talented people are recording A Capella versions, a la Mike Thompkins, of songs from this new, wildly popular music genre. Like me (if you've ever heard Dubstep before), you probably thought it impossible to be able to make sounds like that using only your voice! Well, not only can Aaron do it, he sounds amazing! If you're not familiar with the song, you can play Aaron's cover and the original song side by side here. You won't believe how close his version sounds to the original!

Aaron knows that some of his facial expression are "amusing". He says, "If you HATE them then you never had a childhood". He also admits, "some sounds are ridiculous, but that's as close as I could get!". But get past all that, and what you'll have left is a clever, unique, fantastically talented guy who, in my opinion, likely has a very successful musical career ahead of him.

Aaron's sister Astrid, who is also a talented singer, is featured in a couple of his videos, which you can see here.

5/2/12

Eyes of the Dragon Headed to Syfy Channel

It has been confirmed that Syfy will adapt one of my favorite Stephen King novels, Eyes of the Dragon for either a TV movie or mini series. (I hope the latter.) Details regarding the specifics of the project are still emerging. I will post more information as it becomes available.

~Source: StephenKing.com

5/1/12

Song of the Day: Colour My World by Chicago

Happy Birthday Dad.  I miss you.

4/30/12

Video of the Day: Where Have You Been by Rihanna

4/29/12

Song of the Day: Blue by Gemini

4/28/12

Video of the Day: Rude Boy by Rihanna

What it takes to get thru the work week


My friends and LOTS of tequila!

4/22/12

What the.....?!

Inside a former mental asylum, we sit surrounded by penises. Some are pronged or hooked, others sport dreadlocks. Some are kept for safety under glass.

Dr Freud could not have conjured a more disturbing fantasy. Yet all these male members are real. These are insect penises - magnified, modeled, photographed or rendered in glass and resin.

Read more >>>

See gallery here.

4/21/12

New Books from Scott Sigler

NOCTURNAL is simultaneously a horror/thriller, a high-action comic book of a novel, and a throwback to classic 80s buddy-cop movies. If you're a child of the 80s, you'll love this one.

For more info, to watch the book trailer and to order your copy, check this out!

BONES ARE WHITE is an eBook-only (for now) collection that brings you more of Scott's thought-provoking short stories from his six years of weekly storytelling, as well as a brand-new HUNTER HUNTERSON & SONS story and a brand-new KISSYMAN tale.

You can order your copy directly from ScottSigler.com.

4/20/12

Video of the Day: Bangarang by Skrillex

4/19/12

Video of the Day: Too Close by Alex Clare

4/16/12

Jon Bon Jovi's son gives Poly lacrosse a good name

Jesse Bongiovi isn’t a rock star on the Poly Prep boys lacrosse team. In the faceoff circle, he’s just another player. Just another player who happens to be the son of rock star and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi.

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4/11/12

Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye Cover)

ANOTHER fantastic cover version of this song. Thanks to @possumcowboy for pointing it out to me. I can't get enough of this song!!

4/10/12

Somebody That I Used To Know

Before today, I had never heard the song Somebody That I Used to Know, or of the artist that sings it for that matter. But then late this afternoon, Rachel posted a cover version by Pentatonix on her blog. (Ironically, I know and love Pentatonix. They won last season's The Sing-Off reality TV competition.) I watched the Pentatonix video and immediately fell in love with the song.

A short while after that, I was watching tonight's episode of Glee and guess what song I heard? You betcha!! Somebody That I Used to Know!!!

So now I had heard two very different cover versions of the song but had still not yet heard the original, so I looked it up on YouTube.

Now, I am in love with three different versions of the song and I don't know which one I love the most! So I'm going to post them here for you to watch & listen. Which one do you like the best? The least? Or do you not like the song at all?

What I do know is that all three versions are going on my MP3 player because I just can't decide!

Original Gotye version

4/6/12

Nike unveils new NFL uniforms

The NFL and Nike unveiled the next generation of uniforms for all 32 teams at a glitzy launch event at Brooklyn Navy Yard. See slideshow here.

The Nike Elite 51 unis are more evolutionary than revolutionary, focusing on lighter fabrics, a more contoured fit and four-way stretch materials rather than big changes in the visual, graphic look. Plus, the NFL's conservative team owners had final say under guidelines set by the league.

4/5/12

Geek and Sundry Trailer

The Geico Gecko's Chicago Accent

Castle's Nathan Fillion to Play Greek God in Percy Jackson Movie Sequel

There's never been a more appropriate time to worship Nathan Fillion! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Castle star has just landed the role of Greek god Hermes in the sequel Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, hitting theaters in 2013.

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Joss Whedon Says, "Wait Is Almost Over for New Dr. Horrible"

Joss Whedon may be the new hardest-working man in show business. The director, who’s about to unleash The Avengers and is putting the finishing touches on his whirlwind production of Much Ado About Nothing, plans to produce a new installment of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog very soon.

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New Trailer for Marvel's The Avengers!

The new trailer for Marvel's The Avengers is now online and can be watched here! You can also check out the new poster that was revealed earlier by clicking here.

Can't wait to see this movie!!!

3/7/12

The closest Cubs fans will ever get to a World Series win


GO SOX!!

2/24/12

Before and After Weight Loss Photos - EXPOSED!


You can't believe everything you see!

2/15/12

Adele Is 'Done with Being a Bitter Witch'

Adele swept Sunday's Grammy Awards with six gramophones, but her big win isn't inspiring her to rush back into the studio.

"I am f–––––– off for four or five years," she tells Vogue in its March issue.

"If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record and be in love and be happy ... I won't come out with new music until it's better than 21."

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Bella's note: I don't want to wait four or five years for new music Adele!!!!

I'm Gonna Get Wet!


This commercial makes me LOL... A LOT!

2/11/12

Smash Deserves a Standing Ovation

"There's a realism to the intention of Smash that's inspiring and delightful. The urgent possibilities, the sounds, the air of New York City leaks in at the seams so vividly it feels like you're traveling. Rather than skirting the hard economic realities and personal tiffs that can gather like storm clouds backstage, Smash invites us to revel in them as the greatest of dramas. Smash looks down from the lofty height of spectacle and asks us to consider the sometimes base, sometimes noble human urges that propel theater forward as infinitely more fascinating than any other drama. Not since Fame has a camera attempted to capture so many levels of how a theatrical production happens and how many wasted lives it leaves in its wake."

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2/6/12

2Cellos - Smooth Criminal


AWESOME! Just awesome!!
This is the instrumental version of the song "Smooth Criminal" that was featured on the Glee episode "Michael".

1/30/12

Shower Commercial by Delta Faucet


This commercial is kinda hot!

1/29/12

Kamakura house and Maru


I want to get one of these houses for my cats!

1/19/12

Nutritional Goals

Today I came thisclose to hitting all of my daily nutritional goals. I actually had lots of room to breathe with my calories and carbs. I hit the top end of my fat limit so I'll try to work on that a bit, but the biggest thing I'm having trouble with is getting enough protein! I'll have to find something to give me that little extra bit I need without putting me over the edge with everything else. Any suggestions??

1/18/12

SOPA in a Nutshell

1/15/12

Ink Master on Spike TV

~From Spike.com:

"Hosted by rock legend Dave Navarro and judged by icons of the tattoo world, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck, 10 of the country's most creative and skilled tattoo artists descend on NYC to compete for a hundred thousand dollars and the title of INK MASTER.

The stakes couldn't be higher with 'Living Canvasses' donating their skin to be permanently marked in this adrenalized competition elimination."

Series premieres on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012.

Everyone's Mixtape

Once upon a time, crafting the perfect playlist was a labor of love — hours spent hunched over a boombox in pursuit of one perfectly proportioned cassette tape's worth of music.

Everyone’s Mixtape takes us back to those glory days. Virtual mixes are restricted to 60, 90, or 120 minutes (fantastically old school), though you can add any song from YouTube, SoundCloud and Vimeo with a simple drag and drop (VERY new school). Just be sure to create an account first so you can save all your mixes!

Add songs to a tape until the site tells you it's full, rearrange the play order for optimal impact and then share it with the world via Facebook and Twitter, or with a single person via email.

Sure, it's not as personal as handing it to them, but it's a heck of a lot more convenient.

Underwater bedroom?!

I want to stay at this resort!! The Conrad Hotel in the Maldives has the wickedest underwater bedroom I've ever seen!  Hell, I've NEVER seen anything like this!  Check out these pics!

Rachel's Cover Version of Bon Jovi's Bed of Roses

My friend Rachel is back on the mic and this time, she recorded a Bon Jovi
song for me! I hope you enjoy her cover of Bed of Roses as much as I do.

1/8/12

Underworld: Awakening - Official Soundtrack Preview

1/6/12

Funny TV Commercials

My very good friend, Scott Pond, brought up a funny commercial (which you'll see below) today while we were chatting on Twitter.  Now, I have a DVR and normally, I record everything and fast-forward through the commercials.  However, there are a select few that I'll not only watch, but I've "Favorited" the vids on YouTube.  Our conversation led me to pulling up those videos and sharing them with Scott.  After watching them all again and laughing my [bleep] off, I've decided to share them with you.

So, for your view pleasure, I give you My Favorite Commericals.