Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This episode marks the first real attempt to escape, Michael still distraught about Sarah's death still goes ahead with the plan but hits a snag when the guards catch it. Le Chero loses control over Sona and now tries to get Michael to break him out of Sona too. Mahone is still trying to get out with the help of his old comrades as Lincoln almost retrieves Lj with Sucre's help. We finally learn that Whistler knows more than he is telling as he orders the Lady villain to give the brothers four more days. Things are shaking up in Sona as a new Padron is needed to replace Le Chero.
Prison Break S03E07 Vamonos...........9/10
Michael threatens to cancel the escape plan unless he sees a proof that Sarah is still alive. Whistler is accused of murdering an inmate and it is up to Michael to prove his innocence and save his life. Lincoln and Sofia help in monitoring the morning guards. Mahone may have another way to get out of Sona. This episode Michael finally learns that Sarah is dead, and with hours left till their escape Whistler is accused of killing someone, another good episode that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Prison Break S03E06 Photo Finish............8.5/10
This is the motherload, this episode is jampacked with everything you have been asking about since the season began. Ok starting here take a long breath, Bennet and the Hatian finally get the remaining Isaac paintings and we see a lot of them coming true throughout the episode. Peter and Caitlin are in a post 2008 virus infected New York, the "Shanti Virus"(named after Dr. Suresh's sister) has killed hundreds and Peter finally gains some of his memories back. Hiro's betrayal of Takeizo has disastrous results but Hiro saves the day yet again. Matt and Nathan have gone in the company to inform Bob that he might be the target of Matt's dad. We learn that Matt cannot only read minds but can control them too like his father and ends up trapping his father and bringing back Molly. In all the chaos Maury(Matt's dad) gets to Nicky who sees DL bieng killed by Bob and goes to inject Bob with the virus but ends up injecting it to herself as Nathan tries to convince her she is hallucinating. West finally learns that Claire's father is the "man with the horn-rimmed glasses" and flees.Whooo.... is that a lot or what??
But wait here's a few more for you, Peter gets back to 2007 but leaves Caitlin in the future, Claire is rebelling against her father, Adam and Takezo are the same man and Nathan learns that Peter is alive.....are you full yet??
Wow this episode has got to be the best yet and with the onset of the Writers Guild strike, many fans will really be disappointed if they see reruns of this show for a long time..so for the first time since the inception of my blog
Heroes : S02E07 Out Of Time.............10/10
Friday, November 2, 2007
Karen tries to get Stanley to transfer to Uticah branch with a pay raise. This of course sets Michael and Dwight dragging Jim with them to steal the Uticah branch copier with Stock uniforms and mustaches. Directed by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon.
The Office S04E06 Branch Wars........8.5/10
This episode we learn the true story behind Kara's father and Lara and how the blue crystal holds the DNA of Clark's birthmother. this was a good episode, the best yet for me in this season because we are taken to Clark's and Kara's lineage more. The special effects with Kara and the plane looked half-baked though but all in all a good episode.
Smallville S07E06 Lara............8.5/10
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This episode focuses on the enemies and their trip to Ember Island with each of them getting something important out of it, Suko's henchman finally catches up with Ang and the gang and a great fight ensues with Ang barely escaping. Suko is still confused on what is right or wrong and realizes he is angry with himself. Good episode with a killer battle between Ang and Tatoo face(thats what i call him).
Avatar The Last Airbender Book 3 S03E05 The Beach.......8.5/10
Friday, October 19, 2007
Dr. Curtis Knox says he can "cure" someone from being a "meteor freak," changing their lives. Chloe takes an interest in this, but Dr. Knox may have another secret. Meanwhile, Kara makes an alliance with Jimmy while Lana secretly watches Lex.
Dean Cain guest stars this episode as Dr. Curtis Knox(CK get it?). Imust say he is in good form and looks more super on this episode than Clark himself. Lana hides something from Clark and Jimmy and Chloe break it off. We also learn this episode that Kara's father tried to assasinate Jor-el as told by the Martian Manhunter and the Kent reunion is over as Kara flies off. Good episode but its another filler episode if you would with the standard freak of the week.
Smallville S07E03 Cure.....7/10
This episode Michael has money problems and has to take on anther job as a telemarketer to fund the costly renovations of Jan. Jim and Pam take their first trip together on The Schroot Bed and Breakfast, as they watch Dwight still not over Angela. This is compounded by Andy giving Angela a cat(which looks like the same cat Dwight tried to replace Sprinkles with). Angela accepts the gift and agrees to go out on a date with Andy, this sends Dwight crying but unexpectedly finds comfort in Jim who he himself realizes what he went through before with Pam getting married almost and values what he has with Pam now more. In the end the old Dwight is back and Michael and Jan work it through to save money but Michael doesn't want her to give up the implants Because he likes them. Oscar was the main helper of Michael surprisingly through his whole ordeal. Simply good television if you ask me.
The Office S04E04 Money....9/10
This Episode the gang finally arrive in Hueco Mundo, composed if Chad, Ishida and Ichigo. Their arrival immediately alert the Vasto Lorde and other Arrancar ranks as they try to navigate through traps. Until they are caught in a pincer attack by two Arrancar. This was the time that Ishida and Ichigo took the lead to show Ichigo that he can rely on them.
Another action packed but rather short end for the Arrancar they face but still good.
Bleach 144.... 8/10
Thursday, October 18, 2007
adie Jones (Mandy Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she has found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (John Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years, though after re-checking their planning book, they find that the wedding can be held in three weeks. While Sadie and Ben do qualify for the slot, the church's eccentric minister, Reverend Frank (Robin Williams), will not wed the couple until they agree to attend his prenuptial course (shortened, due to the new date, from three months to three weeks). Now as their wedding date draws near, Sadie and Ben must attend every one of Reverend Frank's unusual classes and complete a series of homework assignments designed specifically to irritate one another — in order to get past puppy love and ensure that their union will have a sound foundation.
I don't know why this movie got low box office because i enjoyed it. I mean Jim from "The Office" is in it and some other cameo's from Angela, Kevin and Kelly Kapur was great. Mandy Moore is reason enough to watch it, she looks good in this one, and the humor is something like the office which i love, the only thing that didn't work for me was the corny jokes of Robin Williams who clearly has seen better days and that kid he is with, he's just creepy like the twin robot baby's. The movie gets a lower score because of them but this movie is watchable and funny and true at times.
License To Wed.....7.5/10
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
While Katie sets up for her big charity event, she is stunned to find that Dan has yet again disappeared. This time around, Dan travels back to the year 1995 in order to help a woman on a blind date, but when Livia arrives to assist Dan with his mission she seems more interested in Dan's relationship with Katie.
P.S. Love the Ally Mcbeal throw back as Dan was in 1996 i think
Journeyman S01E03 The Year of the Rabbit.........8/10
Monica, a new hero starts to exhibit new abilities while working with Micah, Nana, and Dawson. Nana is the grandmother of Micah, Monica, and Dawson. They all currently reside in New Orleans. Matt asks Molly to locate the man in her dreams which happens to be his father at a great consequence. He may be the newest threat to the Heroes. Maya and Alejandro continue their trek to the U.S. and pick up Sylar who kills again but presents himself as Gabriel Gray "like the angel". Both Claire and her father are suspicious of one another and Claire continues to date West even with the warnings of Bennet because of what he saw in the painting. Angela reveals a lot of her secrets and Nathan is continually haunted by Peters seemingly demise. Heroes always delivers a jam packed episode but still leaves you wanting more, this one is no exception.
Heroes : S02E04 The Kindness of Strangers....9/10
This episode Chuck learns Sara had something with Bryce and lets his emotions get the best of him in a mission with a female agent that doesn't follow the rules. Morgan also gets to date the sexy agent. overall this episode was really good, i admit not expecting much from the series but it has proven me wrong as its episodes get better, now im adding it to my collection. Fact: Morgan's most embarrasing nickname is "organ"
Chuck S01E04 Chuck Versus the Wookie...........8.5/10
Monday, October 15, 2007
In this episode Ted and Barney go for the same girl just to prove who's got more game as marshall convinces them that he is not irrelevant to the whole "got game " scenario. but in the end Ted brakes up from his almost win when can't seem to get over Barney sleeping with the girl before him which is of course a lie so Barney can win. Robin dates a guy with a kid set up by Lily. Even though she hates kids, she ends up regreting it because the kid breaks up with instead of the other way around. Not too funny episode for me.
How I Met Your Mother S03E04 Little Boys.........6/10
Pixar does it again, i thought Toy Story was the best ever when it came out but Pixar just keeps upping up the ante. Ratatouille is a movie about Remi the rat and his struggle to find himself and all this set in a famous restaurant in Paris. You might cringe at the thought of rats in a restaurant and even the restaurant gets closed down for that reason, but the moral is no matter how rich or poor or whatever you believe you are in life, it is not a reason to stop going for what you really want. In todays society where we are used to conforming to the standards we believe set for us, the movie deffers and teaches us to value ourselves and self worth. Ratatouille telss us to go for our dreams and not merely accpet our current status and with that the movie succeeds for me.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This is a really good movie, it stops and make you think that while you are doing your daily routine, there are 1 million persons bieng traded around in the world for forced sex. This movie shows the inner workings of sex trafficking in Mexico. This movie should teach us that if we are to work on another country, we have to make sure that the peope helping us get there, will not exploit us in the end. The only recognizable character i know in Trade is Kevin Kline yet all the other cast give outstanding performances. It really makes you think, especially the scenes where they rent out the girl in the middle of nowhere where numerous assholes do their deed in makeshift huts with egg timers as watches. Thought provoking and you haven't seen it then you should, it wont give you special effects or fancy fight scenes, but i gaurantee you it will make you think...The simple story of a brother finding his sister will get you thinking even long after you have seen this movie.......
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Sokka is down after the gang saves a village from a meteorite fire because he feels he has no contribution to the group. Ang suggests that Sokka study under a master, a sword master actually. This does the trick and Sokka learns swordsmanship, makes his own sword out of the meteorite and gains a good master in turn lifting his self worth and with all this happening, the former great dragon of the fire nation trains in secret in his cell........
Avatar The Last Airbender Book 3 S03E04 Sokka's Master.........8/10
Suresh finds an undiscovered Issac Mendez painting that shows someone's death; Maya frees Alejandro from a Mexican jail; in the past Hiro discovers something new about Kensei; and Niki and Micah leave Las Vegas to get away from their past. Claire and West take a little trip.
West flies Claire and Sylar is back....reason enough to watch it!
Heroes S02E03 Kindred............9/10
Ted's new attitude attracts women in the present and one from his past. The rest of the gang pulls together to help him make the most of the situation.
Ted goes for the belt but both he and Barney get cold feet. In the end we never really know what happened and join Barney bieng tortured by Ted by not confirming nor denying
How I Met Your Mother S03E03 Third Wheel........8/10
After taking delivery of a package from The Company, Lincoln realizes that they are deadly serious. Michael's new break out plan relies on electricity. Haywire is back from the dead, haunting disoriented Mahone. Bellick and T-Bag get special attention from Lechero.
The first glimpse of Michael's escape plan, and Sucre finally helps. Also the episode where Sarah Tancredy dies as confirmed by the shows producers and is done gruesomely but Michael still doesn't know...
Prison Break S03E04 Good Fences.....8.5/10
Romance is put on hold for Dan and Katie when Dan finds himself back in 1989 in time to warn everyone about a disaster, and save an addict from ruining his life. Katie finds out that Dan has seen Livia but didn't tell her.
Dan's relationship with his wife is strained by his travelling.....
Journeyman S01E03 Game Three........7/10
n this hour long special, its the launch of the new Dunder Mifflin Infinity website and Michael is anticipating going to the launch party in NYC. At the Scranton branch, Angela and the Party Planning Committee plan a satellite party. Meanwhile, Dwight competes against the website to be top seller of paper in a day.
great episode with Michael kidnapping the pizza guy..........8/10
Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his mind-bending trap in Davy Jones’ locker, while the terrifying ghost ship, The Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones, under the control of the East India Trading Company, wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese Pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat). Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle, as not only their lives and fortunes, but the entire future of the freedom-loving Pirate way, hangs in the balance.
Watched this movie again and its still good.....9.5/10
This episode continues the consequence of Landry and Tyra's secret, it really gets to the both of them but in the end strengthens their relationship and Landry finally tells Tyra he likes her.
The Taylor's on the other hand are dealing with the logistics of a new baby and an out of town job, the coach deals with a disrespectful player that took justin timberlake tickets and has to apologize to the owners of the team, while mrs. Taylor deals with bieng alone with a baby and finds a companion in the science teacher. Julie and Matt's relationship is on hold as as Julie explores options with the "Suede. Matt deals with a new home nurse that is invading his and his grandma's life. Riggins helps Lyla with her father getting drunk because he couldn't host the Dillon Phanther's Blue and White Friday Night, and the two seem to still have feelings for each other... whew
this episode is jam packed and if your not watching Friday Night Lights yet then you should....
Friday Night Lights S02E02 Bad Ideas 9/10
Friday, October 12, 2007
this episode focuses on supergirl fitting in with the humans in Smallville, i kind a like her, she looks good but sometimes she looks awkward in delivering her lines
it looks like Kara has a crush on Jimmy too....
she enters into the Smallville Miss Sweet Corn and finds miss meteor freaks who are thieves apparently
oh and Lana is back in Smallville so get ready for poorly delivered lines and cheesy moments
and they also delve into the government and extra terestrial connection thing
they also find a new kryptonian symbol apparently a distress signal left in Smallville 100 years ago, I'm betting it came from brainiac though, over all a good episode with some lacking moments but hey Smallville would not be in its seventh season if its no good
Smallville S07E03 Fierce 7/10 rating
P.S. she looks hot in that bikini hehehe.........
Thursday, October 11, 2007
list is here
AGAINST ALL ENEMIES Feb
ANGELS AND DEMONS 18-Feb
BOND 22 7-Jan-08
JULIE AND JULIA March
NICK AND NORAH's 22-Oct
SEVEN POUNDS Late Feb
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 19-Feb
YEAR ONE 14-Jan
BEDTIME STORIES 28-Jan
CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC 15-Jan
ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN March 08
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3
WHEN IN ROME MAYBE
1000 WORDS March
EAGLE EYE November
GHOST TOWN Nov
HOTEL FOR DOGS 29-Oct
LOVELY BONES November
THE SOLOIST Jan
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2 8-Mar
DRAGON BALL Z FALL 08
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL 12/3/2007
TICKET TO RIDE Nov. 8, 07
12 ROUNDS Feb
HARVEY MILK 14-Jan
GREY GARDENS 22-Oct
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 2 Feb
FOR SALE Jan/ Feb
FOUR CHRISTMASES 5-Dec
GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST 19-Feb
MY SISTERS KEEPER 3-Mar
GI JOE 8-Feb
DON READY LIKES CARS 3-Dec
MORNING GLORY March
STAR TREK 07 November
UNTITLED WAYANS BROTHERS
CIRQUE DU FREAK Jan or Feb
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON FEB
FAST AND FURIOUS 4 4-Feb-08
LAND OF THE LOST End of Feb
THE CHANGELING Oct. 15, 07
TRAVELING Jan or Feb
JUSTICE LEAGUE 11-Feb
HEART SHAPED BOX Jan
WHITE JAZZ 14-Jan
YES MAN 22-Oct
GREEN ZONE Feb
STATE OF PLAY Mid Nov
LOST FOR WORDS 8-Mar
THE BOAT THAT ROCKED March
BURNING PLANE 5-Nov
THE GAME 5-Nov
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Christina Cabot, Lou Ferrigno and Martin Starr, the Louis Leterrier-directed action-thriller opens in theaters on June 13.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
nothing much in this episode except the regrowth of Grimmjow's arm by Orihime and his reclaim as the sixth Espada with his kill of Luppi. Ichigo and the guys are finally on their way to Hueco Mundo and a bit of explanation is provided as to why Ishida has joined them. Urahara opens the way for them. Orihime is also introduced by Aizen to Las Noches. Overall another good outing.
Bleach 143 7/10
The issue, which has drawn flak from concerned viewers, stemmed from a remark made by Susan Mayer, a character being played by actress Teri Hatcher, when she visited the office of Dr. Adam Mayfair, played by Nathan Fillion.
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In the scene, Dr. Mayfair told Mayer that the word “menopause" opens a Pandora’s Box for the age-conscious middle-aged woman.
But Mayer cut him short, saying: “Before we go any further, can I check those diplomas? 'Coz, I just want to make sure they’re not from some med school in the Philippines."
“On the face, we can look at it as a racial slur. Masyado naman tayong minamaliit yata,” Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said in his weekly press conference.
Ermita said there are a lot of Filipino medical professionals abroad, especially the US and “it's enough to say that they have acquitted themselves in that profession.”
“I would not wish to think that it is a US government policy, hindi naman siguro. But in a democratic system, everyone can say what he thinks he must say. And take the consequence out of their words or action,” he said.
Ermita asked civil society groups in the Philippines and in the US to call the attention of the people responsible for the slur.
He said the remark runs contrary to the fact that a Filipina nurse named Lily Lara has been chosen as one of the top 10 nurses in the US.
Asked whether Malacañang would demand an apology, he said: “Yes. I think we should. In behalf of our Filipino professionals.”
In Cagayan de Oro, new city hospital chief Dr. Dures Fe Escarro Tagayuna joined other city-based doctors in denouncing the said episode of Desperate Housewives.
Tagayuna, in a TV interview, said Mayer’s remark on Filipino doctors is a “national embarrassment” and should be rectified.
"I know of Filipino doctors abroad who worked in top hospitals and they (have excelled in their jobs) so I don't know where this comes from," said Tagayuna, who also chaired the Misamis Oriental Medical Society.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, on the other hand, filed a protest against the US TV network.
Criticisms against the TV program have also been mounting in an online petition. (Sunnex/With SC of Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Soul Society has decided to pull out all its captains and guards from earth to better protect Soul Society from the impending Arrancar threat, they have also branded Orihime a traitor because she disappeared but not kidnapped because she managed to heal Ichigo first. Through all of this, Ichigo's relationship with his friends and tatsuki is marred for the same reason, because of Orihime's disappearance and Ichigo not wanting to involve them. Finally Ichigo prepared, said thanks to the Vaizards, and went Urahara for a way to get into Hueco Mundo. To his surprise however, he is joined by Chad who has gotten stronger from training and Ishida with new powers to boast too. The group is ready as they head to Hueco Mundo to rescue Orihime.
Bleach 142 8/10
Ok first holiday movie review as were approaching the holiday season.
The movie was ok, i dont know why it got bad reviews because for a holiday movie it was ok for me. Deck The Halls may not deliver on many levels but it gives you enough to laugh and tug at your heart, and come on, its a christmas movie so thats one more reason its good.
Deck The Halls will entertain the family just enough and get you in the spirit of holiday cheer too.
Plot: This holiday comedy is centered around two neighbors in a small New England town who go to war when one of them decides to decorate his house with a so many Christmas lights that they are visible from space. The neighborhood is turned upside down as the families try to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Deck The Halls was released November 22, 2006
Many ISPs have email delivery issues and not all emails go through so I wanted to make sure everyone will read it, if possible..
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* Also we apologize to anyone that has seen a “negative” credit balance for their account. This is a minor bug that we’re taking care of. It doesn’t mean anything and you can just ignore it for now. We apologize for any confusion.
**** IMPROVED NETWORK DISTRIBUTION ****
A few of our users have noticed that they’re building up credits faster than the system is using them. This will eventually balance itself out as the network continues to “adjust” to the growth levels and traffic patterns of each category — because our network provides syndication distribution based on daily average “cycles” and then adjusts moving into the future; so it’s able to accurately predict how fast to use a certain user’s credits, etc. — as compared to just using them all “as fast as possible.”
—- AND HERE ARE *TWO* BRAND-NEW ADDITIONS THAT JUST WENT LIVE!!!! —-
**** BLOGRUSH “FLAVORS” ARE NOW ACTIVE!
You can go login to your account, click the “Settings” tab and then select “Flavors.”
You can choose from (13) different widget colors. You no longer have to only use our original “black” widget design that many users thought was ugly! (Hey, just don’t let our lead designer hear that… he thought his black design was “really cool.”)
Now you can select a color that more closely matches the look of your blog. Our users have been asking for this since we launched our Public Beta, and we’ve taken action to offer these new options.
* We have future plans for further widget customization but we’re working on one “stage” of improvement at a time! Please bare with us. We’re fully aware of the request for a more narrow widget as our current one doesn’t fit on some blogs. We’re trying to produce a solution and should have some news soon.
HERE’S THE BEST PART…
You don’t have to copy and paste new code to your blog. Just go to that “Flavors” section for your account, select the flavor you want, then hit the “APPLY FLAVOR” button. That’s it! Reload your blog in another browser window and take a look.
And if you want to see what a different flavor might look like, just pick another one, hit the “APPLY FLAVOR” button and reload your blog. PRESTO!
AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST…
***** BLOG POST CONTROLS *****
Under the “Settings” tab you’ll also find a new option called, “My Post Control.” Here’s what this awesome new feature does…
You can create POST FILTERS for your blog posts…
For example, you can add a keyword or phrase and create a new post filter. If you ever create a post on your blog (while you have that filter active — and you can add/delete them at anytime) that contains one of those keywords in the TITLE of your blog post, that post…
WILL *NOT* BE SHOWN ACROSS THE NETWORK. And you won’t use any of your syndication credits!
All bloggers post “off-topic” stuff from time to time, or short posts that don’t have a ton of great content. Well, now you can easily keep any of those types of posts from using your valuable syndication credits and from being shown across the network!
This is GREAT for you because now you can control exactly which posts of yours will be syndicated. This can help you maximize your CLICK-RATES and, ultimately, the traffic you receive from the BlogRush network. AND it can help retain NEW READERS for your blog (your ultimate goal that can grow your blog’s traffic on a day-to-day basis.)
By selecting which posts get syndicated (by simply adding filters right BEFORE you publish a post on your blog that you don’t want to be used; or having setup one well in advance) you can make sure that you’re only syndicating your BEST POSTS. The ones with top-quality content. Your posts that a new visitor to your blog will enjoy and be much more likely to make a “YES!” decision to become a regular reader for you!
AND OH YEAH, ONE MORE THING…
This is only the very beginning for BlogRush. We have so much great stuff in store for you! As I said at the beginning of this letter… we will continue to work VERY HARD to make improvements and add-ons with ONE PRIMARY FOCUS…
To drive more ongoing targeted traffic to your blog.
I want to personally THANK YOU on behalf of our entire company for your interest in BlogRush. We’ve received a lot of criticism from many bloggers on the Internet, and we’ll be the first to admit we’re not perfect and a lot of it was WELL-DESERVED.
But please know, we’re busy working around the clock FOR YOU. You have our word on it.
Now go login to your account and try out some of the new “Flavors” for your blog! And also start setting up some Post Control Filters so you can start maximizing your content syndication.
I’ll be in touch when I have more “news” to share. Thanks for reading this long letter. I had a lot to tell you about.
John Reese, Founder of BlogRush
While it's unclear exactly how James is returning, I can tell you he's reprising the exact same character, he's returning to set very soon and his episodes begin airing in January.
"Smallville" premieres on The CW Thursday night.
The world's toughest animal (see Boing Boing post from last year) has been sent into space. Tardigrades (aka Water Bears) can survive incredibly harsh conditions, including freezing to near absolute zero, extreme vacuum and radiation. Exposed to open space on the Russian FOTON M3 satellite, tardigrades are the first animals tested and perhaps the best candidate on earth for surviving space travel.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Dark Knight special effects technician was killed when his 4x4 vehicle crashed into a tree during a dummy film run involving the Batmobile.
The incident happened on a property near Chertsey, Surrey, on Monday afternoon.
Surrey Police and the Health and Safety Executive said they were investigating a workplace fatality on a London film set.
The Dark Knight is the Sequal to Batman Begins
How I Met Your Mother is a comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. It all starts when Ted’s best friend, Marshall (Jason Segel), drops the bombshell that he’s going to propose to his long-time girlfriend, Lily (Alyson Hannigan), a kindergarten teacher. At that moment, Ted realizes that he had better get a move on if he too hopes to find true love. Helping him in his quest is Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a friend with endless, sometimes outrageous opinions, a penchant for suits and a foolproof way to meet women. When Ted meets Robin (Cobie Smulders), he’s sure it’s love at first sight, but destiny may have something else in store. The series is narrated through flashbacks from the future.
How I Met Your Mother 9/10
We get introduced to new characters and Hiro's father dies in this one, Hiro is still in feudal Japan as Claire and her family try to be unextraordinary, we also see a resurrected Peter in the end.
Volume II of Heroes begins as Peter, Nathan and Matt’s fates are revealed. As everyone tries to move on following the showdown between Sylar and Peter, a new force emerges that’s working against the heroes. H.R.G. relocates his family to California and tries to live with Claire under the radar, but that proves to be harder than expected. Meanwhile, Hiro finds himself in feudal Japan where he meets his hero Takezo Kensei. Elsewhere, twins Maya and Alejandro Herrera try to get into the U.S. by crossing the Mexican border in order to get help with their deadly abilities.
Oh and Bellick gets clothes on this episode
Michael races to find a hidden Whistler before Mahone; searching for clues outside the prison, Lincoln runs into an old friend and makes a new one; T-Bag slithers his way into Lechero’s graces as the prisoners threaten a revolt due to the lack of water. After Michael gets bad news from Linc, he sets out to find a prisoner named Whistler, who holds the key to his freedom. That’s easier said than done: Whistler is hiding in Sona because there’s a price on his head, and Lechero is not about to help Michael find him. In addition, both Mahone and Bellick want to get to Whistler too. Meanwhile, T-Bag won’t allow a little humiliation stop him from insinuating himself into Lechero’s good graces.
Prison Break Rocks!
Prison Break 9/10
Chuck Bartowski is a socially awkward twenty-something who works as a computer expert at the Nerd Herd (a parody of "Geek Squad") at his local Buy More (a parody of "Best Buy"), a local electronics retailer (CompUSA store was used), with his best friend, Morgan Santos. Chuck's sister, Ellie, is a doctor who is constantly looking out for his best interests and wants to help him find a girlfriend. On the night of his birthday party, Chuck receives an e-mail from his former Stanford University roommate, Bryce Larkin, who is now a CIA agent. When he opens it, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data, once only privy to the government of the United States, into his brain. Both the NSA and the CIA want the intelligence returned to them and dispatch agents of their own, Major John Casey and Sarah Walker, respectively, to retrieve the data. As Chuck experiences flashes of memory activated by certain subliminal triggers, he must use the knowledge he now possesses to help the government thwart assassins and international terrorists, thereby upending his previously uneventful life. Chuck's decision to keep his new found occupation a secret from his family and friends and to live his life as normally as possible forces Casey and Walker to establish an uneasy alliance with the shared goal of protecting Chuck at all costs.
Watch Chuck and i guaranty you will not be disappointed
Monday, September 24, 2007
granted the pacing needs improvement and the story is flawed itself but overall you are strapped on to a ride where you think you know where it ends but just when you arrive, a wrench is thrown and you end up with a very nice twist at the end... thoroughly enjoyed it.
Plus if your in it for the action, Jason Stathem and Jet Li are just a few names in this movies bag full of action, it wont disappoint.
Plot: After his partner Tom Lone (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, igniting a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triad’s and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.
War is a must see movie...
Friday, September 21, 2007
The project, which is in the initial phases of casting, is a pre-strike priority for the studio, which needs a superhero tentpole in 2009.
Still, making all the pieces fit has been complicated by overlapping superhero projects in the pipeline, since "Justice League" features a pantheon of superheroes, including Superman and Batman.
Batman and Superman are active properties for the studio, though the next installment in the Superman franchise has taken a backseat to "Justice League" in part because Warners is so keen on the "Justice League" script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney.
"Justice League" will likely feature the characters of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Aquaman.
The project is so complicated -- and casting dependent -- that even those deeply involved in the project are holding their breath until production begins.
"They're working very hard to get it to happen," said one party close to the project. "But there are so many characters it's complicated."
This would be a major undertaking bringing the Justice League Movie to the big screen.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I know this is an off topic post but i was blown away by how much blogrush.com generates traffic!
If your skeptical then watch the blogrush video on their site before you signup
They really do generate traffic to your site
wont say anymore but try blogrush for yourself and be amazed as i am....
Click Here for their site..........
Of course shes not betraying them but in her mind she is protecting them from Ulquoirra.
Not much action on this one but more on reflection on friends and the true feelings of Orihime for Ichigo.
She was given a bracelet to hide her from everyone except from the Arrancar and given time to say farewell to just one of her friends. In the end she chose to be with Ichigo till the morning she was leaving
"Goodbye Halcyon Days"
Oh and since this is an introductory post of Bleach
here's a bit of background for those who are unfamiliar of the anime:
Bleach is a new anime series that follows the life of a 15 year old boy by the name of Kurosaki Ichigo. Ichigo is not any average boy; he has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. This stems from his other unusual trait: awesome, untapped Spiritual energy. Ichigo does what he can for the spirits he meets, until a Hollow (evil soul spirit) attacks him and his family. To the rescue comes a female Shinigami (Death God) named Kuchiki Rukia. Rukia chases the Hollow off, and is astounded by the fact that Ichigo can see her and the Hollow, which most mortals cannot. She explains that Shinigami have two duties: to lead the “Pluses” (good souls) to their rest in Soul Society, and to exterminate Hollows, who endanger them. All Shinigami carry a Zanpakutou, or Soul Slayer, with which they can release the Pluses and kill the Hollows. These Zanpakutou resemble katanas in their shape and size. The Hollow comes back at this point to menace the pair again, and Rukia is badly wounded. She thrusts her Zanpakutou into Ichigo’s body, intending to transfer enough of her power into him to enable him to destroy the Hollow….except his soul takes all her power, and combines it with his own, which enables him to dispatch the Hollow with ease. Thus begins Ichigo’s journey, as high-school student and part-time Death God!
Insiders have hinted that the technology will feature in a new drink called Sprite Super Chilled, which could reach the country by next year.
The bottles do away with the need to add ice, which dilutes the liquid - but they must be put in a special vending machine to regulate temperature.
Bosses at the firm hope to cash in on the "super chilled" drinks trend.
Coke and Diet Coke could be packaged in the new bottles if they prove to be successful
Didn't she just turn 18 and he's like 30 something??
Catch The Second Season of Heroes this Monday, September 24
HERE's the video
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Judging from the clip on comingsoon.net, this is going to be a powerful movie, and thats based on a very short clip so this say's something about this film. This comes out on september 28, 2007 be sure to catch this provocative movie about something that is currently happening in our society.......
watch the clip HERE
Superman: Doomsday is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of popular DC Comics storyline The Death of Superman. The film is rated PG-13 for action violence and is the first in a line of three releases planned by Warner Bros. Animation, the following two being Justice League: The New Frontier and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. The film was released on September 18, 2007. Before the DVD release, the movie was first screened at the San Diego Comic Con on July 26, 2007.
Have you seen it? if you haven"t then go get it if you have then watch it again. This film focuses on the best selling graphic novel "The Death of Superman" and believe me it delivers. You may be taken aback by the the traditional animation but this is superman at its finest. We see how Metropolis and its inhabitants are affected by The Man Of Steel's Death. All the action doesn't pull its punches, you really see a military man get pounded to the ground by Doomsday and at one point Superman kills!!,or does he?? nevertheless i may have revealed too much but still this is a great watch with an excellent score.and did i mention the action??
This movie ranks high to me compared to all the superhero movies i have seen so far.i give it an 8 out of 10 for a solid movie. so go get your copy now!!
here it is again guys
and for future reference, saying you were sick doesn't excuse you from forgetting your national anthem
Official version used since 1956
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Di ka pasisiil.
Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.
Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.
Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo;
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo
Did Everybody watch the premiere or did everybody watch the premiere??
Scofields back in prison except this time its the other way around
Michael's behind bars while Lincoln is the one trying to get him out.....
Its mind-boggling how these two brothers keep ending up in prison or just outside its walls
but thats what makes this series work, it keeps you on the edge of your seat always and gives you just enough to the point of falling off of your seat but not quite.....
the Sarah character was not shown in the episode and its all over that the actress will not be coming back but the character is alive on the 1st episode so they may have an ending arc on her. the new prison is completely opposite of the season 1 pristine prison, this ones grimy and dirty plus Bellick walks around in his tighty whitey's
first episode was great
i don't know how the writers are gonna get out of the mess they put Scofield in again so I'm gonna tune in every time........I'm hooked........