2/26/13

Before they were Incorporated, they had to be Educated!



Check out the official Monsters University website!

Meet the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 16!

~From ABC.com

The new celebrities for Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars were announced this morning!  I know... maybe I'm a little too excited, but I can't help it - DWTS is my second favorite reality competition show!  ;-)

Who will be vying for the Mirrorball Trophy this time?   An Olympic Gold medalist, comedians, a Grammy winners, a boxer, a football player, a soap star and... some other people I don't know!  HAR!  Regardless, the celebs are always entertaining - whether they end up being natural dancers or have two left feet - and the show is always fun to watch.

The Men!
Boxer Victor Ortiz and new pro Lindsay Arnold
Actor/Comedian D.L Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Comedian Andy Dick and former troupe member Sharna Burgess
Actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson

The Women!
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Country singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Country legend Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump and new pro Gleb Savchenko

I'm going to go on record and make an early prediction - I think Aly and Mark will take the Mirrorball Trophy this season!  Who do you think will win?

2/25/13

Temporary Tattoos Could Make Electronic Telepathy & Telekinesis Possible

~From io9.com


Temporary electronic tattoos could soon help people fly drones with only thought and talk seemingly telepathically without speech over smartphones, researchers say. Electrical engineer Todd Coleman at the University of California at San Diego is devising noninvasive means of controlling machines via the mind, techniques virtually everyone might be able to use.

Commanding machines using the brain is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have enabled people to control robotics using only their minds, raising the prospect that one day patients could overcome disabilities using bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.

But brain implants are invasive technologies, probably of use only to people in medical need of them. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing wireless flexible electronics one can apply on the forehead just like temporary tattoos to read brain activity.

"We want something we can use in the coffee shop to have fun," Coleman says.

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“Locke & Key” to Come to Glorious Cinematic Life

~From Nerdist.com


The tales from Joe Hill's Keyhouse are going to be coming to a theater near you thanks to the brass at Universal. But before it was destined for the silver screen, Locke and Key was originally going to TV.

Fox optioned the pilot and got a respectable cast to join on, including Nick Stahl. The pilot aired during a special screening at San Diego Comic-Con International to rave reviews. When Fox passed on the series they cited the show's high production cost as the reason for holding back.

Universal now has its eyes on the series to turn it into a film trilogy penned by screenwriting duo (and Locke & Key producers) Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Here's the trailer based on Fox's television adaption of Locke & Key.  It is still unknown if Universal will choose to re-cast for the trilogy or use the cast from the Fox's pilot.

20 Great Horror Movies You've Likely Never Seen



ShockTillYouDrop.com has opted to take a step away from mainstream theatrical horror and shine the spotlight on a group of films from the past 15 years that you may have missed and absolutely should see.

The seasoned horror fan may recognize some titles on the list, but ShockTillYouDrop.com is certain that you will find at least a few that are worth looking into.  The selections range from lesser known to completely obscure.  This is not a definitive top 20 list nor are the movies listed in any particular order.

  1. Alone With Her (2006)
  2. The Orphanage (2007)
  3. Home Movie (2008)
  4. Creep (2004)
  5. The Cottage (2008)
  6. Feed (2005)
  7. Severance (2006)
  8. Eden Lake (2008)
  9. The Pact (2012)
  10. Botched (2007)
  11. Grace (2009)
  12. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
  13. Cold Prey (2006)
  14. Audition (1999)
  15. Inside (2007)
  16. Session 9 (2001)
  17. Martyrs (2008)
  18. Excision (2012)
  19. The Skin I Live In (2011)
  20. Dream Home (2010)
Now, I like to consider myself a "seasoned horror fan", but I'm embarrassed to admit that I've only seen two of the movies on this list - The Orphanage and Session 9.  Looks like I have a few hours of movie watching to do!

How 'bout you?  In the comments, tell me how many, if any, of these movies you have seen?