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TV's Greatest Hits and Misses / Re: Falling Skies (Season 1)
« on: August 19, 2011, 07:16:09 am »
Added Episode 8: Mutiny

Comic Books & Art / Re: Who Is The Hottest Catwoman Of All Time?
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:55:27 am »
As of right now....Anne Hathaway = Epic Fail!!!!!!

Comic Books & Art / Re: Who Is The Hottest Catwoman Of All Time?
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:53:27 am »
No contest! Michelle Pfeiffer ftw!!!!!!!

Comic Books & Art / Who Is The Hottest Catwoman Of All Time?
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:49:41 am »
Who Is The Hottest Catwoman Of All Time?

Video Games / Re: SSX
« on: August 18, 2011, 11:25:24 pm »
Added Presentation

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« on: August 18, 2011, 10:11:04 pm »
The Outsiders: The Complete Novel

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Clerks II (2006)
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:21:45 pm »

DVD's & Blu-rays / Clerks II (2006)
« on: August 18, 2011, 09:18:43 pm »
Clerks II - 2 Disc Widescreen Edition (2006)


Clerks II picks up right where Clerks left off...10 years later. I was very nervous about Kevin Smith deciding to do a sequel to the much-beloved original. I just didn't want him messing with it in anyway. So, when it came out and I finally saw the movie, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it played. Seeing Randal and Dante doing there thing brought a big smile to my face. And of course there is Jay and Silent Bob. But there involvement here is minimal and never really pushes the story other than to cut away to short comedic interludes, much as they did in the first film. There is a lot of heart in the sequel that elevates this up and beyond what I was expecting.

A great addition to the cast is the gorgeous Rosario Dawson. You can't help but fall in love with her. I wish I had a boss like that. Then I'd never feel the need to call in sick.

Along with the movie, you get a ton of extra goodies on this 2 Disc Special Edition. The biggest selling point here is the 90 minute documentary Back To The Well: Clerks II, where we see the genesis of the story idea and script into pre-production, production, post-production all the way to the movies release. It's engaging and very entertaining. The documentary gets....

I highly recommend this as a Buy.

The Drive-In Theater / Re: Hottest Movie Scenes (NSFW)
« on: August 18, 2011, 03:35:28 pm »
Charlie's Angles: Full Throttle (Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz)

Hubba hubba.

Books / Re: Stories I Only Tell My Friends - Rob Lowe
« on: August 18, 2011, 02:19:04 pm »
Arts: Rob Lowe Wrote a Book (New York Times)

Books / Stories I Only Tell My Friends - Rob Lowe
« on: August 18, 2011, 02:17:29 pm »
Stories I Only Tell My Friends (2011)

Talk about leading a charmed life. I've had my own personal run-ins with a lot of celebs in random places over the years going all the way back to when I was still in elementary school. But hearing Rob's encounters are pretty mind blowing. He decides wants to become an actor and finds out that Liza Minnelli is in a hotel and all he has to do is ask the desk clerk "what room is Mrs. Minnelli staying in?" and next thing he knows he is eating chocolate candy with her. Or when he moves to Malibu and stumbles across a kid shooting his own war movie with friends, which turns out to be Chris Penn and invites him to pal around with Sean, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. Or when he writes a random letter to Aaron Spelling and gets invited to the studio. Or when Rob and his brother Chad are getting heckled at a Dodgers game for wearing a Yankees cap and are saved from a stranger who turns out to be a puppeteer for The Muppets and ends up meeting Jim Henson. Or how he is invited to The Tonigh Show and ends up meeting his future manager who in turn invites him to an SNL VIP party where in comes face to face with John Belushi. All of this happens before he even acts in one single movie. Sheesh!!

But if you ever want to say "blessed" when it comes to just being like "Forrest Gump" and running into moments that changed America (and the World for that matter) by way of movies, than nothing tops Rob's Aunt inviting him and Chad down to watch them shoot special FX footage for a little movie called Star Wars. Remember, Rob isn't even an actor in Hollywood yet, and here he is with all these amazing moments. Damn man! Quit hogging it all and spread the wealth around!! Sheesh!

His introduction to Martin Sheen was pretty damn funny. Hahaha.

But the biggest shock for me reading this book are not all the celeb run-ins. It's in how well the book is written. This isn't a knock against Rob himself. It's just that I went into this book with low expectations with the hopes it would have some entertaining moments. But having just read Stories I Only Tell My Friends, I came away with a better understanding of the man and how smart he really is. He never comes off as full of himself in the book like most people do when writing their memoirs. And with everything inside the book he has every right to brag..but he doesn't.

A lot of ground is covered on the pages, with the biggest chunk dedicated to The Outsiders. If I remember correctly, in all, 5 Chapters on nothing but said movie and I still wanted more. Everything from his humble beginnings to the debacle that was the Oscars with Snow White to his time on The West Wing is dissected. The one thing that I was curious about before reading, was if he would bring up the subject of his Sex Tape scandal that derailed his career for a short time. And just as I suspected, it only gets maybe half a page mention. That's it. And this is the only reason why I don't give the book a perfect score. There's more to the story and it will remain a mystery from here on out. It just feels incomplete by glossing over the subject matter.

Other than that little oversight, I totally recommend this book to anyone, fans and non-fans will enjoy this.. I know that I will reread this one again sooner, rather than later.

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars out 5

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:05:33 pm »
You sure can pick 'em boy-o!!

It's awesome when you can check out DVD's at your local library. But the downside is, because it's all free, you're objectivity goes way down and are willing to watch stuff that if you had to pay for, you would be more mindful of what you're checking out. It's not just you. It applies to me and everyone else. When money comes out of my wallet, I'm more selective and critical of what I will watch. When it's free....all bets are off.  ;D

Video Games / Re: SSX
« on: August 18, 2011, 06:57:38 am »
Added Gamescom Trailer

The Drive-In Theater / Re: John Hughes - Filmography
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:34:06 pm »
John Hughes Tribute at the Oscars

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