Some say that life begins at 40. If that’s the case then what happens when you reach 30?
Listen to this podcast and you might just find out. Dirty 30 Something is a fresh new audio podcast hosted by Marissa Korbel and Nick Dothee where they, together with their guests share their life experiences and discuss what life is like in their thirties.
As the show’s slogan simply put it, it’s “where adults (on paper, at least) come clean about being lost.” What did we expect our lives to be like when we’re 30? What is it like to achieve one’s childhood dream by the time he or she reaches 30? These are just a couple of the questions that Marissa and Nick have tackled in their past episodes, so if you want to find out what they have to say about it then feel free to check out the episodes either on their website.
In this featured episode, titled Static Kling, both Marissa and Matt (the show’s graphic designer) have decided to quit Facebook, so what does Nick have to say about it? Joining them in them in the discussion is Stephen Kling, a.k.a. The Real Kling, who’ll talk about turning 30 and also give a cautionary tale about mixing the Bay to Breakers with Facebook.
Also, the group’s going to talk about if it’s OK to have a dayjob at 30-something, and not having a backup plan. You can listen to the episode via the embedded player below.
If you’re a movie fanatic then this is a podcast you may want to check out. The Ultimate Movie Commentary is a broadcast show that brings you commentary tracks for the most film franchises.
The show features different movies that the hosts have seen on theaters and DVDs and they give their synopses on them.
So for this show, well you’ve got to have a copy of the movie they’re reviewing be it on Blu-Ray, DVD or digital copy to keep up with their discussion and understand the story behind the film.
Here’s an episode about the movie Evil Dead II (eviler and deader according to them) wherein the hosts discuss what they’ve noticed about the film. For them it was a bit of disappointment as it featured only minor changes, with scenes being almost similar to the original. So basically they’ve spent more for a movie that offers the same things as the original.
Who says that learning history is boring? It isn’t, and it doesn’t have to be, especially if it’ll only take you about five minutes or so to get started.
Yes, it can be done, as you’ll soon find out once you listen to Michael Rank’s History In Five Minutes Podcast! Learn about the lives of various leaders and rulers, both the ruthless and the charismatic, and find out what they did that earned them their worldwide reputation; from Genghis Khan to Vlad Dracul. Also, find out what major events like the Plague and the Crusades shaped how we have evolved as a society.
You’d be surprised at how much information you can get just from listening to Rank’s 5-minute narratives. He presents his material in such a way that is bound to make you feel like you’d want to explore deeper into the subject matter. If he has already covered a particular subject that you’re currently doing a homework or a project on, then you’re in luck, ‘coz his podcast is perfect to help you get started with more than just a gist.
In this featured episode, Rank talks about the first President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, which he describes as influential as Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin combined. What did he do to make such an indelible mark on history? Well, hit the play button and find out.
The Mickey Miles podcast is hosted by Mike Scopa and Michelle Scribner-MacLean which is focused on runDisney. If you’re into running, then you’ve got to tune in to this podcast because there are many things to learn in each episode.
Episode 66 is a recap of what happened at the Expedition Everest Challenge, and about what the hosts experienced in the event. The current race was family-oriented, unlike the earlier versions of 5K, and presented its own unique challenges and perks as it was more of a laid-back event compared to the previous marathons.
The much-anticipated sequel of one of the most beloved sci-fi series has hit it off with a new villain and more action-packed scenes. Star Trek Into Darkness probably is one of the summer’s biggest films to watch and should satisfy the fans out there.
The plot features the Enterprise team pitting up against an intergalactic terrorist who has waged war for mysterious reasons. The actors who played James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto) did pretty well at reincarnating the characters popularized by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy so this is very much like the old Star Trek in this respect.
Compared to the classic Star Trek shows, this one has more violence and action scenes, resulting in one enjoyable ride.
Does it disappoint? Well for someone who is a big fan and wanted to see some changes, it might, but if you’re like me who’s not a Trekkie, you’ll be fascinated.
[Editor's note: When Benedict Cumberbatch launched into his villainous monologue, all the women in the audience simultaneously got pregnant. That scene alone is worth it. - Carmela]
Now I’m fairly certain that a lot of you have already just had about enough of vampire movies, and I won’t blame you (rather I blame the hype the media that the genre got all because of one particular movie/franchise), but just allow me to present to you this short list of our favorite widescreen nocturnal bloodsuckers that I think you ought to check out just in case you still haven’t.
I initially thought about naming this list ‘The 5 Best Vampire Movies’ but I thought that I’m only gonna open myself up to a slew of violent reactions (*cough* Twi-hards *cough*) so I decided that I’ll just use the word ‘Recommended’ instead. Anyway, let’s start.
Interview with the Vampire: Vampire Chronicles  – If you were born in the 80s (c’mon, don’t be ashamed of your age) then chances are you’d name this one as the best vampire movie of your generation. Dare I even go as far as to say that this is probably the Twilight of your – fine, our – generation because of the fact that the main cast – just like Twilight – is made up of a couple of actors whose names make the girls go screaming.
Thirst (Bakjwi)  – This second one happens to be a personal favorite of mine. It’s from Korea and is directed by acclaimed director Chan-wook Park, the guy who also directed Oldboy, which is a movie that Spike Lee is now trying to remake. It’s a story about a priest who got infected with vampirism and how his peaceful life as a bloodsucker was turned upside down after he turned a woman into a vampire like him. The movie starts off slow as it tells you how the protagonist became a vampire but things pick up soon enough, eventually once he meets the female lead. (Turn on ‘annotations’ to activate subtitles).
Let the Right One In  – You probably already heard of this one (or even seen it) after it was remade for US audience by Matt Reeves and renamed as Let Me In, which stars Chloe Moretz. I personally recommend that you watch the original Swedish film over the US version.
Dracula  – I don’t know how anyone could even make a list of vampire movies without including this one, especially since it tells the story about the father of all vampires, the man who inspired Bram Stoker to write his famous 1897 novel – Vlad the Impaler, or more popularly known as Count Dracula.
Nosferatu  – It may sound clichéd but nothing beats the original. A lot of young moviegoers would have a hard time trying to grasp why this is considered as a cinematic masterpiece, but that surely isn’t enough to take the title away from Nosferatu as the best vampire movie ever created.
Two titles that didn’t make the list but certainly deserve special mention are Fright Night  and Dracula .
Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs set a social media buzz recently by announcing that he’ll be a series regular on the long-running British TV show Downton Abbey. The music mogul made the announcement on Wednesday on his Twitter account followed shortly by a series of retweets of congratulatory messages from his fans. Combs was even quoted saying, “I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows, and that’s why I’m so excited today,” after having his background and profile photo on the social network changed to promotional images of the hit TV series.
MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!
But then here comes PBS, the network that carries the ITV produced show in the US, saying that it isn’t happening. “It’s not true,” said PBS spokeswoman Carrie Johnson in an email to Reuters.
Speculations now point to the rapper’s Twitter account being hacked. And although a representative for Diddy has already gave a statement that the reports of him joining are not true saying, “He is not joining the cast of Downton Abbey,” nothing was said about the tweet or a even reason as to why it was made.
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The show, which started its third season in the US in January, is already filming its fourth season in Britain.
After Randy Jackson’s announcement of his departure on American Idol, Nicki Minaj is set to follow his footsteps. According to reports, Minaj will focus on her upcoming tours, business deals and her next album.
The hiphop singer joined the reality singing contest on FOX network this season with fellow new judges country singer Keith Urban and Mariah Carey. During her brief stint, she had some issues with Mariah Carey that she even went on a rant against the diva via her Twitter account. Both had clashed on and off the air and Minaj slammed Mariah at one point as being insecure and bitter.
Carey hasn’t commented yet about her future with the show while Urban has remained silent whether he will be back for its 13th season.
With Randy Jackson out of the singing contest as judge for 12 seasons, and Minaj leaving as well, who would you think are better replacements?