Hollywood actress Amber Heard will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 33rdannual Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night, Feb. 12 – the star-studded non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event that kicks off the stock car portion of Speedweeks 2011 at Daytona International Speedway. Read more
The news follows the successful online charity auction last month, through the SAG Foundation, of the wedding rings worn in The Kids Are All Right by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in their film roles as a married couple. To raise additional monies for charity all five principal actors from the film have autographed one T-shirt apiece donated by the production; Ms. Bening, Ms. Moore, Mr. Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson all wore the respective T-shirts in-character in the movie. The five items will be posted as separate auctions, and not as a lot. Details on the T-shirts, many of which are prominent in memorable scenes from the movie, are as follows:
Just nominated for an Academy Award The Illusionist rounds out the candidates for Best-Animated feature. I like the film for it’s old style flat animation and the storyline. If you saw The Triplets of Belleville, another Oscar nominated feature several years ago, then you will get the same feel with this film. Is it the Best-Animated film for 2010? Not if you like the modern CGI animation laden leaders that feature 3D with all the eye popping special effects. Read more
The action oriented adventure The Eagle entertains, but overly dramatic acting takes the punch out of it. The simple quest storyline embedded in many other films like The 13th Warrior and Alexander makes this film a want-to-see by youngsters, especially since the trailer hypes the action in the film. Read more
The comedy You Again provides a lot of laughs from the oddball characters and kooky plot in this newest Touchstone Pictures DVD/Blu-ray release from Disney. It even plays better on the small screen because you can rewind the laughs and replay some of your favorite scenes. Mostly aimed at the girls the film can be watched by most all the family. Read more
Tense, convincing and hypnotic are the three words that come to mind when describing Blue Valentine. The story is one that most everyone knows or has lived through but it’s the presentation, performances and cinematography that make it intriguing, involving and sometimes disturbing. Women will probably like the film more than most men, but Blue Valentine still makes a good date movie, just maybe not on Valentines Day. Read more
Javier Bardem gives a gutsy performance in the gritty drama Biutiful. I liked this film from the incisive beginning to the heartfelt ending. Acting, directing and especially the cinematography are the building blocks for this story of a man struggling to keep his children. Read more
What starts out to be a romantic story turns into a nightmare in All Good Things a loosely based true story involving a disappearance that could not be solved. Very chilling the movie moves along at a quick step from a budding romance that was frowned upon to the final enactment of the possible murder outcome of this unsolved mystery. Read more
One of the most remarkable true stories ever, Secretariat comes to DVD/Blu-ray. The evenly paced historical drama takes a look at a family who found a way to survive, no matter what the odds. Well acted, the movie is worth the watch and the bonus features even more.
The film Another Year rolls out like a theatrical play or good book that’s a swift page-turner. From the opening character introductions throughout writer/director Mike Leigh’s ‘seasons’, we are treated to blossoming relationships, seeds of life, uncertainty, and a dieing effort. Amazing acting, direction and fascinating storyline make Another Year a great choice for the mature adult. Read more
Breathtaking cinematography, expansive choreographed scuba diving and a story about a father/son relationship are the basis for seeing the film Sanctum. If any of these elements tantalize you then this film should be your entertainment choice. Read more
Devil May Cry 4 refrain was released onto the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms today. The game immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with evil. As Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful “Devil Bringer” arm.
Brilliant visuals and intricate details come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with explosive fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.
Like the console games Devil May Cry 4 refrain features a deep combo systems and customization options. After defeating enemies, players can collect red orbs which they can then use to enhance their character. The game includes ten epic levels and eight boss fights. Additional features include retina display graphics and Game Center achievements.
Devil May Cry 4 refrain is available on the Apple App Store for a limited-time launch price of $1.99. Which means, you might want to get it before the price sky rockets.
Lend your ears to Yeasayer‘s version of the recently released Cold War Kids track from Mine Is Yours, courtesy of the Fader.
In Plain Site debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and was the #1 cable drama Wednesdays in 2010. Fans will be happy to know the show has been renewed for another season, and will be back this coming May.
Yes — Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) will grace our screens once again with her smart mouth and her copious ball busting. Of course it wouldn’t be half as entertaining without her abused sidekick Marshall (Fred Weller).
In the upcoming season, Marshall (Weller) will have a new love interest (Rachel Boston); Brandi (Nicole Hiltz) gets engaged to Peter (Josh Malina), and Mary reluctantly helps plan the wedding. Read more
The game builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.
Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360, Windows PC and the PlayStation3 in Fall 2011.