Tune-In Tuesdays: Kal Penn Leaves Obama Administration On A High

6 04 2010

Pott heads around the world lost their buzz last year after learning that there asteemed icon, Kal Penn – one half of the duo that is Harold & Kumar – had traded in his dime bag for a position as President Obama’s associate director of public engagement.

Well, it must be 4:20 because Mr. Penn is clocking out and returning to the role that made him a cult phenom.  Coming to theatres during the 2011 holiday season, the third installment in the “Harold & Kumar” franchise will reunite Penn (Kumar) with John Cho (Harold) in what EW.com is reporting could be the pairs biggest film yet…a possible 3-D spectacle that will have you trippin’.

I couldn’t be more thrilled, but I’m left with one nagging question.  Is Neil Patrick “Get some p**sy!” Harris going to make another cameo?

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Clothing Review: New Year, New Wardrobe

21 12 2009

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and yet you still haven’t finished your holiday shopping.  What are you waiting for?

Knowing that many guys, and women for that matter, wait until the very last minute to do their holiday shopping, 191 Unlimited has come up with a clever promo to help them finish up their shopping.  Now through midnight tomorrow, December 22nd, the men’s clothing brand is offering a 40% discount and free overnight shipping (guaranteed delivery before Christmas Eve) when you use the “holiday” promo code during checkout.  With this big discount, you may even find some shirts that you can use to create a new wardrobe for 2010.

Worn by everyone from Taboo of the Black Eye Peas to New England Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady, the brand currently has more than 40 different styles available in woven, flannel and solid designs.  The best part, the sizes start at 2T and go all the way up to 4XL, so now Tom and his sons John and Benjamin can turn heads with matching apparel – as if they need any help.

To see more celebrities wearing 191 Unlimited, click here to see Lupe Fiasco and his band sporting the clothing in the new Solar Midnite music video (bonus track from The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack).

191 Unlimited featuring Coronation Shirt

Disclaimer: The above company provided samples in exchange for editorial review.

Director John Hughes Dead at 59

6 08 2009

While on a morning walk in NYC, director John Hughes passed away due to an apparent heart attack.

John Hughes

John Hughes

Hughes — best known for his ’80s cult classics including The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — was the master of teen angst, a theme he played out in many of his films [starring Molly Ringwald].

Though Hughes’ notoriety may have diminished over the past two decades, his contributions to the film industry continued as he wrote/directed many of our favorite family films including Uncle Buck, Christmas Vacation, the Home Alone and Beethoven films, and 101 Dalmatians to name a few.

Hughes will be greatly missed, but his films will continue to inspire and entertain generations to come.

John Hughes on the set of 'Sixteen Candles' with Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling

John Hughes on the set of 'Sixteen Candles' with Molly Ringwald and Michael Schoeffling

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First Look at “A Nightmare On Elm Street” Movie Poster

23 07 2009

Ever since Platinum Dunes announced the remake of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street, fans have been on razor’s edge awaiting a first glimpse of Jackie Earle Haley (WATCHMEN) as Freddy Krueger.  Your nightmares have been answered.

Below is the teaser poster for the film, which is due out in 2010.

Click here to see a screen shot from the film at Fangoria.com.

A Nightmare On Elm Street Movie Poster

A Nightmare On Elm Street Movie Poster

Photo Source: http://www.Fangoria.com

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Trailer

24 06 2009

I’m a child of the 80s, so of course I was thrilled when they announced that Transformers was coming to the big screen in a huge Michael Bay spectacle.  But did we really need a sequel? 

Picking up where the last film left off, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen reunites Shia LaBouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel as they team up again with the Autobots in an epic battle against Megatron and the Decepticons. 

The film opens nationwide today, and is sure to be one of the biggest summer blockbusters of ’09.  Bypass the long ticket lines by visiting Fandango.com where you can score tickets, photos, fan reviews and more.  And if you missed the first trailer, watch the newest cut now by clicking below. 

Shiver Me Downloads: Pirate Bay Charges Reduced

18 02 2009

Just one day after the four men behind The Pirate Bay – a popular file sharing site – went on trial in Stockholm, prosecutors have already dropped the most severe charges for assisting copyright infringement.

154854-piratebay_thumb_original1The trial, which started yesterday, accuses Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom of helping millions of users worldwide to break copyright laws by allowing them access to music, films and software through torrents, a download protocol that pulls sections of a single file from multiple sources (this is the loop hole used to get around copyright laws). 

“It is clear the prosecutor had no clue about the technology behind the charges,” said legal expert Stefan Wahlberg.  “When the defense counsel explained how the torrent technology works, he realized there were no grounds for the charges.”  Now the only charges that remain are for assisting making copyright material available.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out.  Pirated music, films and software combined equal approximately $14.6 billion in lost revenue annually.  Surprisingly enough, when you compare the top 10 most pirated movies of 2008 to the top 10 films at the box office worldwide for the same year, only two films come up on both lists; Horton Hears a Who! and The Dark Night.  Clearly, consumers have some restrictions to what they will and won’t download illegally.  What about you?  Have you downloaded any of these films in the past year?  What are your thoughts on pirating digital materials? 

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies

  • The Dark Knight: 7,030,000 downloads
  • The Incredible Hulk: 5,840,000 downloads
  • The Bank Job: 5,410,000 downloads
  • You Don’t Mess with the Zohan: 5,280,000 downloads
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets: 5,240,000 downloads
  • Juno: 5,190,000 downloads
  • Tropic Thunder: 4,900,000 downloads
  • I Am Legend: 4,870,000 downloads
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall: 4,400,000 downloads
  • Horton Hears a Who!: 4,360,000 downloads

Information Sources:
metro newspaper
PC World

Photo Source:
PC World