Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Amazing Animals-Singing the Blues

This video was loaded to Youtube by the Kennedy Family almost 2 years ago. This is their dog Tucker. Tucker is a schnoodle who not only likes to play the piano, but also likes to sing along. I don't know if this is considered amazing but it is very entertaining.

Groucho the Singing Parrot

Past Amazing Animal Posts

Monday, November 26, 2012

Recent Movie News

Opening this week
Killing Them Softly
The Collection

New Trailers

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Villain is Still a Mystery in Official Synopsis

For those fans who were hoping that an official synopsis might finally reveal what villain Benedict Cumberbatch might play in the anticipated 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, the people at Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures are still playing their cards close to the Starfleet emblem on their chest. The official synopsis for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 sci-fi franchise reboot has finally been revealed, and while it gives us a clear plot, and might even give a little too much away, there's still plenty of mystery surrounding the villain, who remains unnamed despite being described as quite the terrorist. Read more here.

Rumor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Set to Play Batman in 'Justice League'

Now before we move any further, everyone should know that massive spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises follow. Having said that, with the end of Christopher Nolan's trilogy in our past (it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 4th), fans have been wondering how Warner Bros. will handle rebooting Batman in order to fit the Caped Crusader into their 2015 release of Justice League. With time running short, there's definitely not enough time to do another Batman movie before Justice Leaguewould have to start shooting. However, it sounds like Batman might already be cast in the form ofJoseph Gordon-Levitt. Read more here.
Zack Snyder Hints Some Sort of 'Justice League' Link in 'Man of Steel'

Ever since we heard that Warner Bros. was getting serious about putting together a Justice Leaguemovie after the success of The Avengers (including hiring  Gangster Squad writer Will Beall to take a first run at the script and hoping for a release in 2015), fans have been wondering if next summer'sMan of Steel would be the first film to help set the stage for the DC Comics superhero ensemble. After all, Iron Man kicked off the long journey to The Avengers, so it would only make sense to have this new franchise start the fire. And now director Zack Snyder seems to vaguely confirm something along those lines. Click here to read more.
Fox Searchlight Developing Biopic on Singing Sensation Susan Boyle

Thankfully, most reality TV stars stay confined to the small screen where their fame dwindles over time. However, some of those who end up crafting a longer career deserve more exposure and attention because of some real talent. Such is sometimes the case with contestants on competition programs like "American Idol" or "Britain's Got Talent" (the precursor to the American copycat). That's exactly what happened to Scottish woman Susan Boyle, who became famous pretty much overnight after performing a stunning rendition of the trademark Les Misérables tune I Dreamed a Dream, and now a biopic on Boyle is coming. Read more here.
Lenny Kravitz is Motown Legend Marvin Gaye for Julien Temple Film

In the past few years, musician turned actor Lenny Kravitz has made some strides with solid supporting roles in films like Precious: Based on the Novel Push by SapphireThe Hunger Games (he'll be back for Catching Fire) and a role in the forthcoming drama The Butler (along with nearly everyone else in Hollywood). Now Kravtiz is gearing up for a big lead role as Deadline has word that he will step back into the world of music by playing Motown legend Marvin Gaye in a biopic from music video and documentary director Julien Temple. In addition, this film has all the music rights in order to keep the project on track. Click here for more.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Things I don't Get

Things I absolutely do not get-

Why people still wear their pants like this.

What people find appetizing about shrimp.

Why some people don’t like to read.

Why somebody would design shoes like this.

Face Tattoos

People who send text messages like this-“wht r u dng”

Why do we need a “play at home” board game version of Words With Friends. It already exists. Its called scrabble.

Perhaps the most Puzzling of all..
The Mustache craze

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Amazing Animals (more pet tricks)

Here's something fun and easy to break up the week. More cute dogs!

Riding a Scooter

Dog Gets a Beer from the Fridge

Catching a Frisbee-with a twist

Singing to a baby

Making Waffles

Past Amazing Animals Posts


Monday, November 12, 2012

Movie News

Opening This Week (November 16th)
Breaking Dawn Pt. 2
Silver Linings Playbook
Lincoln-Wide Release
Anna Karenina
 New Trailers                                                      First, Finally a Full Les Miserables Trailer 

Struck By Lightning                                                             

World War Z

'Salt' Director Phillip Noyce Now in Talks to Adapt 'The Giver' Novel

Yes, this is the story of yet another young adult novel being adapted into a movie, but this one thankfully is not trying to capitalize on the success of Twilight or The Hunger Games. Jeff Bridges purchased the rights to Lois Lowry's 1993 novel The Giver twenty years ago as a starring vehicle for his father Lloyd, and has been trying to get it made ever since. The project looked like it might move forward in 2007, and then in 2011 the actor decided that he would step in and play the title character. Now Variety reports the project may have found a director, as Salt helmer Phillip Noyce is in talks to sit in the director's chair. Read more here.

What?! 'Saw' and 'Insidious' Director James Wan Finds 'MacGyver'

In a combination almost as ridiculous as the items that the 80s, mullet-bearing secret agent would create, Variety reports Saw and Insidious director James Wan is in talks with New Line Cinema to adapt the TV series MacGyver into a feature film. Richard Dean Anderson led the series following Angus McGyver, an educated scientist with a background as a bomb team technician in Vietnam, who worked for the fictional government agency DXS (Department of External Services). Known for never carrying a gun and avoiding violence unless necessary, MacGyver used wits and a hodgepodge of goodies combined to thwart bad guys. Keep reading here

Confirmed: 'Transformers 4' Lands Mark Wahlberg and Gets New Logo

Well, that was fast. Just after hearing yesterday that Michael Bay might have changed his mind about considering Mark Wahlberg for a role in Transformers 4 (it should really be called Trans4mers) after an Internet rumor pegged the Contraband and Ted star for the sequel, Paramount Pictures has confirmed that with a press release. The announcement simply says, "After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming Pain and Gain, Michael Bay has cast Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated Transformers 4." It doesn't get anymore official than that. Oh, and there's a new logo as well! Click to read more.

'Top Gun' Sequel & 3D Re-Release in Limbo After Tony Scott's Death

It's been a little over a month and a half since director Tony Scott tragically committed suicide, and it's strange to think he will never make another film. There were a slew of projects the filmmaker had in development, but none as high profile as a sequel to Top Gun and a planned 3D re-release of the original fighter pilot thriller starring Tom Cruise. However, New York Times is now reporting that in the wake of Scott's death, plans for a sequel have fallen apart completely, and Paramount Pictures isn't sure what to do with the 3D converted Top Gun, and it's not clear if it will actually end up in theaters. Click here to read more.
'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Swings to 'Tarzan' with Tom Hardy?

While Harry Potter franchise screenwriter Steve Kloves is looking to adapt Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book at Warner Bros (he'll also direct the film), one of the boy wizard's directors is going to work on a different jungle tale. Vulture has word that David Yates, who directed the final four installments of the Harry Potter franchise, will next take on a new big screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic tale Tarzan, a project also set up at Warner Bros. The project has been in development for years with Ocean's 11 producer Jerry Weintraub, and Craig Brewer was most recently attached to direct but has fallen away. Read more here.

Just for Fun-this is a fun scene from Notting Hill. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Social 23

Sunday Social

1.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I did orchestra through junior high and high school. In junior high  we used to have a class party right before Thanksgiving break, and we’d have a gratitude circle. Everybody would sit in a circle, and we’d take turns 
being in the center. We’d go around and say something nice or give a complement to whoever was in the middle. It really helped us
 all get along and become friends

2.  What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Sweet Potatoes and Apples (or candied yams) -delicious!
Apple and Pumpkin Pie
Potato Casserole

3.  What is a Thanksgiving tradition you and your family have?

We usually go see a movie over Thanksgiving.
There are some really good ones coming out. Lincoln, the Life of Pi,
 Rise of the Guardians, Red Dawn.

4. Show us a favorite Thanksgiving picture(or 5) from years past

These are around Thanksgiving 6 years ago.  We all had a huge party for my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary.

5. What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving?
Seeing my uncle, and my sister and her 4 cute kids.
Canasta Tournament
A day off of work and a break from school

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amazing Animals Toby

When Debbie Parkhurst, 45, was home alone and choked on an apple, her dog came to her rescue by performing a Heimlich maneuver!
“It was lodged pretty tight because I couldn’t breathe,”  he said. “I tried to do the thing where you lean over a chair and give yourself the Heimlich, but it didn’t work.”  Parkhurst said she then began beating her chest, an action that might have attracted Toby’s attention.

“The next think I know, Toby’s up on his hind feet and he’s got his front paws on my shoulders,” she recalled. “He pushed me to the ground, and once I was on my back, he began jumping up and down on my chest.”
Toby’s jumping apparently managed to dislodge the apple from Parkhurst’s windpipe.
“As soon as I started breathing, he stopped and began licking my face, as if to keep me from passing out,” she said.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Movie and TV News

Opening this week (November 9th)
Lincoln (Limited Release)

New Trailers

That scream you heard over the weekend was the collective sound of all 16-to-34-year-olds realizing that their favorite ‘90s dramedy, Boy Meets World, is in talks for a spinoff on the Disney channel.
Michael Jacobs, the original creator, signed a pilot deal, EW has confirmed. Girl Meets World would center around a teen girl, and Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel may return as her parents, as was initially reported by TVLine. Fishel even sent out this cryptic/encouraging tweet over the weekend, “Just want you guys to know that @BenSavage and I have talked and we’ve decided…Thanksgiving is going to be delicious this year!”

If they return to reprise their roles, this is a great idea. The junior high episodes of Boy Meets World are nearly 20 years old (!), so while the show has held up remarkably well, it’s high time the plots were revisited. The program was so fantastic because not only was it hilarious (Underpants!) but it also dealt with serious stuff, like death and abandonment. I’m curious to see how Disney – which did not air the show originally, despite showing it in reruns for years – will cover the more difficult topics, or if themes will be cleaned-up a bit for the mouse. I hope not. I remember the melancholy of some the episodes — especially Shawn’s issues — being particularly realistic and it gave the show its unique voice.

Many fans will wonder why a spinoff isn’t just the original gang, ten years later. While I would theoretically love a reunion show about late-twenties-aged Cory, Shawn, Eric, Topanga and all the rest figuring out love and life — Hey! That sounds like all other shows on TV! — the opportunity Disney has here to revamp what was a beloved classic for millennials may be a more sustainable way to go. After a few episodes of checking in with everyone in their new adult lives, I’m just going to be wishing we were all back at John Adams High, dressing up as girls or cutting our hair in the bathroom sink. Switching to a girl’s perspective provides a nice change to middle school issues, and this way, we’ll all get to see Cory as an awkward dad, something he’s been prepping for since he was about 13.
Rebooting the show so there is a new kid, but Cory and Topanga are still around as parents, would leave the door open for cameos by our favorite friends — I think we all need to know how Mr. Plays With Squirrels wound up — but would also allow the show to become its own program, as much as possible. In fact, I’m cautiously optimistic that this whole reboot might be pretty fun. The junior high and high school episodes were the best of the show; it might be exciting to explore that all again, with a 2012 twist.
As long as Mr. Feeny is their daughter’s teacher. Some things you don’t mess with.

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 'Star Wars: Episode 7' for 2015 Release

No it's not April Fool's. No Hurricane Sandy hasn't driven everyone crazy. This is real. THR has word that LucasFilm has just been bought by Disney for $4 billion with longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy and current Lucasfilm co-chair becoming president. But that's obviously not the biggest news. Apparently news has broken out that Disney is planning Star Wars: Episode 7 for a release in2015. The story is still developing and we're waiting for more details, but this is about the craziest, biggest bit of news since Marvel started their plan for The Avengers back in 2007. But will Star Warsfans rejoice or cry foul? Read the story here. 

Gerard Butler Sticks with Soccer for True Story Sports Drama 'Dynamo'

After taking on the role of a retired soccer player dealing with family struggles in Playing for Keeps(hitting theaters December 7th), Gerard Butler will get back on the soccer field for a real life drama. Deadline has word that Butler will lead Dynamo, a drama based on Andy Dougan's book Dynamo: Defending The Honour Of Kievby. The book follows a historical soccer match that took place during World War II between the Ukranian soccer team and the Nazi party, who was occupying their country at the time, and brought toegether a super team of top German soccer players to try and show off their Aryan superiority. Read more here. 

Holy Crap! Jamie Foxx Cast as Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Wow, what a week for movie news. I did not expect to see this or hear anything like this, but then again, two days ago I did not expect to hear we'd be getting another Star Wars movie by 2015. Variety is now reporting that Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx has been cast, or is specifically "in early talks", for the role of Electro, one of the villains, in the new Amazing Spider-Man sequel. A few months ago, director Marc Webb and star Andrew Garfield were confirmed to return, and the next unique casting name that popped up was Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson. Now we have this — Foxx as Electro — and it's very big news. Click here for more. 

Nick Fury, Black Widow & Agent Maria Hill Head to 'Captain America 2'
 Just yesterday, Captain America: The Winter Soldier gained a new villain in the form of Crossbones, who will be played by Warrior and Gangster Squad star Frank Grillo. Now Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) gets some back-up to handle this new villain as Variety has learned that Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders will reprise their respective roles as Nick Fury, Black Widow and Agent Maria Hill. It's not clear how extensive their roles will be, but since Captain America no longer has his military buddies to help him take on The Winter Soldier, he needs a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to help him. More of the story here. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunday Social 22

  Sunday Social 

 What is currently on your wish list?

       Share a new iphone, droid, ipad app you have recently discovered that we all need.
This free app is a great reader for those who like to get their daily dose of news or gossip on their Android device. Pulse lets users select up to 30 online sources to pull from, and then creates clean, magazine-like pages that feature thumbnail photos and headlines from each source. Most articles or blogs can be easily read within the app, and the sources update in a flash. It’s the perfect substitute for your morning or evening Internet scan.

What is a new fall TV show you have added to your DVR?

     Share your Social Media links for us to follow you on(pinterest, twitter, facebook, etc). Tell us which is your favorite and why.
I have a “Contact Me” page with my Twitter and Facebook info.
I think Facebook is my favorite because I’ve been using it longer and I am more familiar with it.  I think it’s easier to be interactive on Facebook.

    What is a TV show or movie or song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of...feel free to name one of each!