I know I’ve been talking about How I Met Your Mother a lot lately, but the show has been on its game week after week. The sitcom has a great balance of funny and touching real life moments with a cast that I want to be friends with. Tonight’s episode airs at 8pm on CBS; “Ted and Barney make a life-altering decision; and Robin tries to talk Lily and Marshall out of moving to Long Island.” It’ll be nice to see some action on my old stomping grounds, Long Island. I’ve said for a long time that I’d love to see the show shift focus from the City to Long Island. I can picture the cast and show growing into a more traditional sitcom and could this be a hint that they are moving in that direction?

What else is on tonight?

8PM

ABC: Dancing With the Stars (reality competition)
CBS: (8:30PM) 2 Broke Girls (comedies)
CW: Gossip Girl (drama)
FOX: Terra Nova (action drama)
NBC: The Sing-Off (reality competition)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (TV movie)
VH1: Basketball Wives LA (reality)

9PM

ABC: You Deserve It (game show)
CBS: Two and Half Men/Mike & Molly (comedies)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
FOX: House (medical Drama)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
A&E: Hoarders (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (reality)

10PM

ABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (crime drama)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams (news showcase)
A&E: Monster In-Law (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (docu)
SYFY: Scare Tactics (prank)
TLC: Cake Boss (reality)

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: How I Met Your Mother (11/21/11)
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This post brought to you by MeetMoi. All opinions are 100% mine.

From time to time I get to check out some pretty cool stuff for My Hollywood Dream that I normally wouldn’t have come across my desk. Today I was asked to test out and share my thoughts on the MeetMoi Android app.

For those of you who don’t know what MeetMoi is; in a nutshell it is a mobile matchmaker that pairs you up with possible partners while you are up and on the go. It allows you to browse through singles and message members directly from your phone. And if you are ready to meet up with the person you are virtual flirting with, MeetMoi can help you both arrange plans to get together to learn more about each other.

The interface of the application is very clean and almost cartoony (as you can see in the picture above). MeetMoi lets you fill out a profile of information about yourself, attach your picture and look for people you might be interested in. The app also tries to act like a friend and introduce you to those people it thinks might be a good fit to have a relationship with you. It includes the options to chat, mail, meet and reconnect with people you’ve talked to in MeetMoi in the past. One of the coolest features is that MeetMoi uses your location to try to introduce you to other interested singles nearby, unlike other dating sites that you might have to end up traveling to meet your perfect match.

It is free to sign up for the service and as with all applications, it is a good idea to read the directions and permissions to make sure that the application is right for you.

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Posted on November 17th, 2011 by Spark | Comments Off on What is MeetMoi?
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With hit movies able to surpass the $100 million mark and video games being all the rage, is it any wonder that the two often go together?  Ever since the release of the film adaptations of such games as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, the film world has been searching for that next great franchise.  To help give you a better idea of what’s to come, we have gathered the five video games which were turned into the Top Video Game Movies of all time.

1. Resident Evil
When this horror game about killing your way out of a mansion full of zombies first debuted, no one thought it would be the highest grossing video game franchise of all time.  There are four cinematic film entries starring Milla Jovovich, which have totaled over $500 million in box office sales, and another big screen adventure in the works.  There are also various animated films of the game that are available on DVD.

2. Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie is perhaps most recognized for her role as Laura Croft from the various Tomb Raider games.  Much like the above, the game often involves fighting your way out of haunted tombs and features a female lead character. The two feature films with Jolie as Croft grossed over $430 million in ticket sales. While they will not be completing a trilogy with Jolie, studios are itching to continue the franchise on the big screen with a new lead actress.

3. Prince of Persia
The old PC game found new life as a movie and in several other gaming platforms.  However, with top notch action producer Jerry Bruckheimer leading the way and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role, the movie made over $312 million at the box office. This makes it the single highest grossing video game movie of all time.

4. Mortal Kombat
Although the first entry to this film franchise debuted over 15 years ago, it remains one of the top video game films of all time.  The first film made over $122 million at the box office, while the sequel Annihilation made $51 million. This puts its total at over $173 million box office dollars. In addition to the movies, the video game spawned multiple live action series, including a recent web series that starred Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White.

5. Hitman
While some might guess that big name stars, such as The Rock in 2005’s Doom or Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne, might get the fifth spot, it didn’t happen that way.  This 2007 film starred the lesser known Timothy Olphant as Agent 47, who is an assassin for hire.  The film’s total is just under $99 million and barely beat out 1994’s Street Fighter for the fifth spot.  Hitman has had four video games in its series.


This guest article was written by Sara McDowell. She is an avid Gamer and owns and operates the gaming centric site Video Game Design Schools.

Hey everyone, we’re going to try something new out and offer My Hollywood Dream visitors special web deals through our partners and sponsors. Here is the first one, it is 61% off on the creation of a costume cook book.

Overview:
It’s easy, fun and affordable to create and print your own family cookbook. Family cookbooks are an important way to preserve our mealtime traditions for future generations. With the passing of our loved ones comes the loss of treasured food traditions. Once the recipes are preserved online, they can be shared with other family members by email, individual printed recipes or your own professionally printed cookbook.

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Posted on November 16th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off on MHD Monthly Deal (November 2011)
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Release Date: November 18, 2011
Studio: Warner Brothers
Director: George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet)
Starring the Voices of: Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Pink (Catacombs), Robin Williams (Aladdin), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), and newcomber Ava Acres.
Plot: The sequel to Happy Feet, the Academy Award-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D.

Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreophobic.  Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly!  Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role  model.  But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces.  

Erik learns of his father’s guts and grit as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.

Thoughts: It is funny, I haven’t seen as much advertising for the sequel to the the dancing and singing penguin animated musical than I thought I would. The original was cute and entertaining, even if it hit audiences over the head with its final message. As an avid fan of all things penguins, I’ll be seeing this and the trailer gives me hope that it will be just as entertaining as the original.

I missed spotlighting a few shows this past weekend, notably Chuck, The Walking Dead, and Dexter. They are easily my three favorite shows currently on television and I hope that you were able to check them out.

Speaking about my favorite shows, my favorite new comedy of the season is 2 Broke Girls. The show reminds me of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers but with a modern twist and a gender reversal. The cast is both likable and entertaining. They don’t wear kids gloves or hold back to what is politically correct, which is refreshing for a change. The show airs on CBS at 8:30pm after How I Met Your Mother. Here is tonight’s official description: Max and Caroline take an apartment-cleaning job to make extra cash, not realizing it’s the apartment of a hoarder; and Max learns that Johnny is keeping a secret from her.

Also new tonight…

8PM

ABC: Dancing With the Stars (reality competition)
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (comedy)
CW: Gossip Girl (drama)
FOX: Terra Nova (action drama)
NBS: The Sing-off (competition)
OWN: Oprah’s Lifeclass (talk)
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9PM

CBS: Two and a Half Men/Mike & Molly (comedies)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
FOX: House (medical drama)
A&E: Hoarders (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (reality)
SYFY: Scare Tactics (hidden camera)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)

10PM

ABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Hawaii Five-O (crime drama)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams (news magazine)
A&E: Monster In-Laws (docu)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (docu)
HGTV: House Hunters (docu)
TLC: Cake Boss (docu)

What will you be watching?

Posted on November 7th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: 2 Broke Girls (11/7/11)
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Today we’ll be looking at the first episode of the Untitled Jersey City Project, an eight part web series with the quality and ambitions of a Cable series drama.

The first episode is two minutes long and introduces audiences to Frank George, an up and coming architect, who gets a call from his partner Ray Rahne. After the sound of gunshots, the call is cut off and Frank races to the construction site to find Ray dead. What follows is a modern noir; who killed Ray? What is going to happen to Frank? For that you’ll need to watch all of the episodes, but don’t expect answers to every question just yet. The acting is top notch and the production values are awesome. The show takes place in Jersey City (as in the title of the series) and they make the location shine. As with all noir, the city is a character in and of itself. The atmosphere lends to the mystery.

The series develops a lot of ideas and opens a lot of doors, but doesn’t close them. This gives the show a strong start to work from in future seasons of the show or if they expect to turn into a full length series. One thing that sets this web series apart is that it is from FX Networks and is labeled as a work-in-progress television series. You can get more information about show and even help name it at the link above.

Check out the video below for the first episode and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Posted on November 7th, 2011 by Spark | Leave a Comment (2)
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