The most anticipated season, summer, is here. Why? It’s because of the films that will be shown this time. This year, we are thrilled to see so many notable flicks that we’ve been looking forward to watch.
Here are some of the movies (best and worst) to watch.
The Great Gatsby (May 10)
An all-star cast and an all-star movie soundtrack have transformed a boring old-school novel into one of the hottest films of this season. Baz Luhrmann’s theatrical direction also makes for a grand visual feast on screen.
Star Trek: Into Darkness (May 15)
One of the most popular sci-fi series of all time, Star Trek,‘s reboot has received good reviews, and the latest installment could be another hit. But critics may not like how Abrams handled the plot as well as the action scenes.
The Hangover Part III (May 24)
Expect more hilarious misadventures with the gang, though hopefully this installment would bring us something fresh as compared to the first two movies.
Fast and Furious 6 (May 24)
It seems like this series will never end. As long as it keeps racking up at the box office, there would definitely be another installment of Fast and Furious.
Man of Steel (June 24)
This could be the most anticipated film of all the films to be released this summer. We have a new Superman/Clark Kent in James Cavill! Although it’s a new reboot, hopefully this will do justice this time to one of the most influential superheroes of all time as the first remake flopped.
Monsters University (June 21)
It’s the prequel of Monsters Inc., which is said to be the worst Pixar movie to date. This time around, let’s see if it will bounce back as one of the best.
The Lone Ranger (July 5)
It’s good to see Lone Ranger on the big screen because its popularity has long since faded. Newcomer Armie Hamer plays the role of the masked man, and with Johnny Depp in the cast, we might be up for a lot of laughs.
R.I.P.D. (July 12)
In this M.I.B. meets Ghost Rider meets Ghostbusters adventure, Ryan Reynolds plays a cop who gets murdered and joins a police department in the afterlife that hunts down criminals. Jeff Bridges also stars here.
Summer is already fast approaching – well, unless you’re in Minnesota since I heard that they’ve yet to fully experience the warmth of spring – and that means we’ve got another round of movie blockbusters.
Marvel Studios with Paramount Pictures already gave us Iron Man 3 – much to our delight – and now it’s time for the rest of Hollywood to make us feel good about busting $8-$12 at the theaters. So how many and which one of them are worth one-and-half to two hours of your time? Below is a list of upcoming movies this summer that I’m feeling confident about spending my money on.
Man of Steel (June 14) – I have to admit that I’m still doubtful on this one because of Zack Snyder’s involvement. Don’t get me wrong, with all due respect to Snyder, he can direct and he’s pretty good when it comes to visual presentation (e.g. 300, Watchmen), but writing and producing? Sucker Punch, anyone?
Now I know that some said not to worry because Christopher Nolan produced it, but that’s not what Henry Cavill said in his recent interview with CMB. According to him, it was actually Snyder who was in charge the whole time – not Nolan (which he himself affirmed). Oh well, I guess we’ll just hope for the best as we wait and see.
Pacific Rim (July 12) – Again, just like with the Man of Steel, the reason why I wouldn’t mind spending my money on this one (whether it becomes a huge box office success or not) is because of the ‘man at the helm’, which in this case is Guillermo del Toro.
Whenever this man is put in charge of a film that involves strange creatures, I feel confident that it’s going to be good. Case examples: Hellboy and Hellboy 2, and Pan’s Labyrinth. But writer/director aside, another reason why this ought to be something worth watching is because it is something refreshing. After all, it’s not that often do we get to see giant monster (a.k.a. Kaiju) films, right, especially good ones.
The Wolverine (July 26) – The reason why this is on this list is simple – I enjoyed watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This may not be much of a huge hit, especially when compared to Iron Man and Man of Steel, but it’ll certainly be a fun and worthwhile movie to watch.
Elysium (August 9) – if you love District 9 then you might have high hopes for this one. After all, it is both written and directed by the same person: Neill Blomkamp. Plus, it also features Sharlto Copley, who played as the protagonist Wikus Van De Merwe in District 9. How’s that for a good bonus?
Guys, are you acting your age? And ladies, do you want to know find out if your man’s being immature? If your answer is ‘yes’ then I suggest you watch this video from YouTube user Ryan Higa (a.k.a. NigaHiga) to find out. In his hilarious video he reenacts scenarios that exemplifies what he thinks are stuff that mature guys shouldn’t be doing from handling an argument to making jokes.
Although I personally agree with most of what was presented (especially the part about fighting), there are a couple of examples there that I’d like to beg to differ on. Then again, the video is listed under comedy so one shouldn’t take the material (too) seriously, plus, Ryan did say at the end of the show that the examples he stated are exaggerated so there really ought to be no problem. Right?
Anyway, enough with the details and just watch the video yourself and find out if you’re guilty of immature behavior. If you think that one or few of the examples he has given are debatable (I know I do), feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Waterskiing is a sport that requires a lot of lower and upper body strength, plus good balance and endurance, and of course, a love for water and extreme sports. These all take years of training to develop, so how come a 7.5 month-old baby has successfully mastered the waters, as shown in this video? Check it out!
Yes folks, this adorable child did it and he’s way better than most of us! And he seems to enjoy it too and having a great time. He just may be learning this sport, but heck, he’s not even reached a year old and he’s already this awesome!
Pain and Gain is the latest film by acclaimed director Michael Bay which stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. This is Bay’s version of a low-budget style indie film despite showing off big muscles and ammo on view. The action-comedy tale is based on the true story of a group of personal trainers in Miami back in the 90′s.
The story was inspired by real-life troubles they experienced, kidnapping, extortion and murder after chasing an American dream that went terribly wrong. The film features a lot of violence that include shooting, chasing, fighting, and torture, as well as gratuitous sex and sexism, and drug use.
So this film is not your typical wholesome action-comedy flick, so parents should be wary of allowing their children to see this.
When Iron Man 2 came out, everybody walked out of the theater happy after watching. Okay, most of them. Now though it’s true that it didn’t please everybody, the ones who criticized it brought up some pretty good points. Well, in this third installment, those who haven’t seen it yet can be rest assured that writer/director Shane Black has done well to avoid making the same mistakes.
Iron Man 3 feels much more of a comic book than its two predecessors as there are lots of comic book references made throughout the whole film, which will likely make a lot of readers of the title out there very happy and satisfied. Another thing that’s great about it is that this one doesn’t lead you on into thinking that there’s going to be another potential follow-up. It’s as if it’s almost safe to say that it is pretty much a standalone production, which I think is a good thing. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I there won’t be another one nor that I wish there wouldn’t.
Just like the previous ones, there’s a perfect balance between the comedic elements and the serious tone of the film, although I’m pretty sure that there’ll be people out there who’d beg to differ and say that the humorous scenes were too frequent.
To sum it up, we hardly get to find movie sequels that manage to outdo the first, which makes Iron Man 3 quite a bit of a rare gem. So I strongly suggest you go out and see it as soon as you can. You won’t regret it. Again, personally, I don’t think that seeing this in 3D is worth the price so I suggest you go with the regular format instead.
Rapper Chris Kelly of the 90’s group Kriss Kross died from a drug overdose. According to reports, he was found at his Atlanta home unresponsive and unconscious then transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He was 34 years old.
Investigation by authorities claims that it could be a possible drug overdose, concluding that Kelly died by taking a fatal mixture of cocaine and heroine. The autopsy will be performed on Thursday.
Kriss Kross, composed of of Chris Kelley and Chris Smith, were discovered by Jermaine Dupri, the producer responsible for their smash hit Jump. The song made it to the top of Hot 100 for at least eight weeks which no other rap song had reigned that long in the charts.
They’ve made a big name back then, appearing in Michael Jackson’s music video of Jam and went on tour with the King of Pop for his Dangerous World Tour.
Kelly had a history of substance abuse according to his uncle.
It has only been less than a year since Miley Cyrus was quoted by Elle UK magazine that she didn’t want to be a glorified model who’ll just take her clothes off in order to be sexy. She said, “A star is someone who doesn’t have to take her clothes off because you naturally have star power, […] you have to find a way that’s not just showing your [breasts]. I don’t want to be a glorified model. They just walk on stage and it’s all about their clothes – or lack of clothes.”
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And yet here she is now, having just finished a photo shoot with Mario Testino for V magazine, in which would probably be the raciest one she has ever done. The set features pictures of her cupping her bare breast, removing her trousers and flashing part of her bottom.
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Miley is currently preparing for the release of her latest album, where she collaborated with Pharell Williams.
For the next episode of Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah’s Next Chapter, she snagged an interview with NBA player Jason Collins, who made a big announcement that he’s gay. This will be the first time the cager will be interviewed after coming out.
Along with Jason are other members of his family that include twin brother and former NBA player himself Jarron Collins, their parents Portia and Paul Collins, sister-in-law Elsa Collins and aunt Teri Jackson, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge and the first member of the family that he came out to.
Jason Collins, a 12-year veteran who recently played for the Washington Wizards, became the first active American male professional athlete to announce that he’s gay. His followers in Twitter has skyrocketed from 3,500 to more than 98,000 after the announcement. Ellen DeGeneres calls him ‘brave’ while U.S. President Barack Obama has called him with his support.
Denise Richards has had received quite a bit of criticism lately regarding her health – or rather her built, to be precise – after she was spotted picking up her daughters from gym class on Tuesday (April 23) in Calabasas, California looking all so skinny. The 42-year-old mother of three told Extra during Saturday’s Radio Disney Music Awards that she’s fine and perfectly healthy.
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“I don’t know why lately I’ve been getting so much flack for it… I have a very healthy lifestyle and I’m busy. I have a daughter who’s almost 2 that I carry all the time,” Richards said. “She’s just under 30 pounds. I’m such an advocate for health and fitness… in moderation. We eat ice cream all the time. I had grilled cheese before we got here,” she added.
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Critics have said that Richards looks “painfully thin” and “extra skinny” when she indicated that she’s rather healthy and even despite a source telling E! News that “Everything is fine with Denise. Nothing is wrong. Denise is taking care of her daughters, her dog and filming her new show. Look at her arms. She is ripped. She carries baby Eloise everywhere. She has always lived a healthy lifestyle, she eats healthy and has done Pilates for years.”