Archive for August, 2011

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She’ll be back? Hopefully. The latest rumor for the proposed Terminator 5 (you know, the one Universal is looking to make with Arnold and Fast Five director Justin Lin) is that Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) might be back from the grave. Or more accurately, never died in the first place as Lin is looking to explore the idea of the multiple timelines. With how far Terminator 3 and 4 strayed from what was originally established, it would make perfect sense to explore the idea of the fractured timeline.

In the about time department, the Sin City 2 script is undergoing some rewrites by William Monahan in preparation for the film to finally be shot. The original was shot back in 2005 and it is really weird that it has taken more than 6 years for the sequel to get closer to being made. The original was a spot on adaptation of the popular graphic novel, that was not only a hit creatively, but found a decent sized audience.

Lots of movement on the Two and a Half Men front, with Judy Greer cast as Ashton Kutcher’s ex-wife and the announcement of Courtney Thorne-Smith returning as Lyndsey McElroy, Jon Cryer’s Alan’s ex-love interest. It will be interesting to see how all of the changes that started with Charlie Sheen being fired will effect the show’s ninth season.

Don’t forget, there are some pretty awesome websites that let you watch Free TV Online.

New posters: What’s Your Number, Redtails, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked (click to enlarge the posters).

Maybe the cast and crew broke in to an executive’s house and stole some incriminating documents? Somehow the Fox series Breaking In has survived being cancelled twice (yeah, I said twice). The series from Adam F. Goldberg and Seth Gordon has been picked up for a second season of 13 episodes. The show is actually really funny and witty, it stars Reaper‘s Bret Harrison, Christian Slater, Michael Rosenbaum, Odette Annable, and Alphonso McAuley. Not to mention a great line up of guests including Alyssa Milano and Mike Tyson. The series centers around a high-tech security firm that uses extreme and questionable methods for their clients.

The success of the brilliant cable series Mad Men has made Broadcast Networks mad for period dramas. Next season of television will include Pan Am, set around airlines in the sixties, The Playboy Club, Hugh’s famed club during its heyday (also in the sixties), and Gilded Lillys, which is set in the 1980s at a New York City hotel. Now you can add into the mix an untitled wrestling drama from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer for NBC. This one is set in the world of wrestling during the 1980s. While the show will be set in a fictional world, in the real world the eighties was the rise of Hulkamania and when the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) excelled wrestling from a sport to entertainment. Personally I think there are so many places this series could go and I’m very excited about it. The Rock is a perfect producer on this as he is a third generation wrestler who not only grew up through this time period, but also even had his hand wrestling against Hulk Hogan.

I can honestly say that DC Comics’ supernatural hero Deadman was the last character I thought the CW would ever develop as a new series to follow the gap left by the end of Smallville, especially when you consider that Smallville set up the potential for decent series following a number of characters including Green Arrow, Booster Gold, Blue Beatle and others (including supernatural characters like Zatanna and Doctor Fate). Also add into the mix that NBC recently rejected a pilot for a Wonder Woman series that seemed like a perfect Smallville replacement (and would also likely strike a cord with the CW’s large young female audience). Why didn’t the CW look at WW?

Anyhow, I guess Deadman falls in line pretty well with half of the CW’s current slate, which includes Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and the upcoming witch show, The Secret Circle. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Deadman is being developed for television by the creator of CW’s Supernatural, Eric Kripke. They say that the series “…is about the spirit of a murdered man, Boston Brand, who lives on as he inhabits other people’s bodies and helps them solve crises in their own lives.” Sound like Quantum Leap meets the Ghost Whisperer. Will other members of DC Comics’ supernatural world make appearances? There are lots of great characters he could interact with, like Swamp Thing, Constantine, or even Frankenstein? I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this will actually happen.

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Posted on August 25th, 2011 by admin | Leave a Comment (2)
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This article is brought to you by Blue Sky Scrubs.

I know, as comfortable as it looks, and as awesome as it would be… most jobs don’t let us come in wearing scrubs. You only get that pleasure if you are a doctor, nurse, surgeon, physician… or if you play one on television (like the cast of Grey’s Anatomy to the left of this article).  Everyone else has to wear normal clothes (or… ugh… a suit and tie). In my honest opinion, every job should allow workers to wear nursing scrubs.

I’m serious.

No, really, I am. Lets think about it for a moment. If everyone was wearing ultra comfortable scrubs everyday there would be a ton of benefits. Number one: Productivity would rise as comfortable people get more done and concentrate better (I’m sure I can find an internet poll to back me up on this). Number two: Out goes the worry about what to wear tomorrow. You’ll know just what to wear, now the only decision will be what color of awesome scrubs do you wanna wear or mix and match? Number three: Think of all the money you’ll save on work specific clothes. Honestly, do you need more than three reasons to want to go to work in scrubs? No? Neither do I, I think I’ll try it out tomorrow.

This article was inspired by Blue Sky Scrubs, you can check them out at http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/.

Posted on August 25th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off on All Jobs Should Allow Scrubs
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Next Wednesday, August 31st Buffy the Vampire Slayer “season 9” begins with Angel & Faith #1 from Dark Horse Comics. The once rouge slayer will be teaming up with the vampire with a soul for a new 25 issue series that will see them move to England and continue their own personal fights for redemption.  On to the official description for issues number one:

Left in a near-catatonic state following the events in Buffy Season 8, Angel will need a seriously rude awakening if he’s to make amends for his ill-conceived deeds. Enter rebel Slayer with a cause–Faith Lehane. Together they’ll have full access to the Watcher files and opportunities to make amends for all they’ve done . . . and will do.

The issue is written by Christos Gage with interior art by Rebekah Isaacs, and overseen by Buffy creator Joss Whedon. I can’t wait for the new issue and to see how it will tie in with the new season of Buffy comics.

Also from Dark Horse Comics next week is The Goon #35. The official description of the issue:

Goon and Franky stumble upon a bizarre freak show at Brigadoon’s Dreamland Carnival, where the evil barker pits the Goon against a horrendous, bacon-eating behemoth, the Ten-in-One!

The Goon creator/artist Eric Powell is joined by writer Evan Dorkin. While I’m not familar with Dorkin’s work, I absolutely love Powell’s Goon artwork. You can pick up both issues next Wednesday.

This post brought to you by Diageo. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Are you a fan of smooth premium dark rum? Than I am sure that you are familiar with Zacapa premium dark rum. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, it began in 1976 in an eastern Guatemala town of the same name. As they celebrated their centenary, they used locally grown virgin sugar cane honey to develop a new kind of rum and aging process. More than 2300 meters above sea level are the Quetzaltenango highlands, which are home to one of the world’s highest ageing facilities. The process is called Sistema Solera and it is based off a process that was developed some 500 years ago by Spaniards to age sherry. Every drop of Zacapa run passes through several casks that originally housed American whiskey, Pedro Ximenez wines, and Oloroso sherry. As it passes from cask to cask is picks up flavors from each of the original occupants, which helps give Zacapa its own distinctive taste.

The fine folks at Zacapa have formed a new society for rum lovers, it will offer visitors exclusive details on the brand along with specials, gifts, and contests. To join the Zacapa Society, simply register your interest at Zacapa premium rum.

Personally, I love a fine aged rum. It is a perfect drink to celebrate an occasion with friends and family. It is also a good drink to spotlight at an event. For your next movie premiere or web series showcase, why not serve Zacapa run in your VIP section or use the rum in a special made drink just for your movie (you can even name the new drink after a character in the film or even the film’s title).

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Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Spark | Comments Off on A society for premium rum drinkers!
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