Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Smallville DVD’s on Sale for $13… Walmart Online Only!

If you missed out on the 10 year series or just want to relive the magic, now is your chance to pick up those Smallville DVD’s you have been wanting.

I am sure the DVD’s will only be priced at $13 for a limited time and the discounted price is only available through Walmart Online not in stores.

The complete season DVD’s are usually priced around $60 each and if you poke around the website you may find other TV series DVD’s on sale too.

Happy Bargain Hunting!

The End of Smallville - 10 years; 10 seasons

I started watching Smallville at the beginning of the 4th season after family and friends continually raved about it. After watching a few episodes, me being the superhero fan that I am, was immediately hooked. I quickly caught up on previous seasons and over the years became a huge fan of Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack). It wasn’t until 7th season that I finally decided that I was tired of devoting my Thursday nights to the show and considered Chloe’s marriage to Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore) my own series finale. It felt like a perfect time to depart from the show with my favorite character finally finding love. It wasn’t until I saw the 8th season DVD go on sale at Walmart (Now on sale for $13 a season at Walmart Online) that I followed the show again picking up the 9th season as it became available on DVD. I was surprised that the show was still going strong after Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk) and Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum’s) departed from the show.

Season 10 was an amazing final season and the writer’s did a fantastic job tying up the storyline. I really liked seeing Chloe again and the tribute to the Superman movies that immediately took me back to Christopher Reeve as Superman. I did however feel cheated not seeing Lana Lang again. I guess it makes sense that she was not there with her permanent kryptonite body suit in all, but she did get a mention in the final episode. The writers could have at least had her send Clark a video; she had experience doing that sort of thing in the show. I really think they gave Smallville fans what they wanted and probably pleased diehard Superman fans too. The series ended just where the television show Lois and Clark would begin (Spin-Off anybody??).

The final episode to season 10 was split into two parts, but you can watch it in its entirety through the CW Smallville website. Watch it now to see how it all ends while it is still on the website otherwise you will have to wait until the DVD.

GO Clark!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Video Footage of Deadly Tornados

Karrboy84 found these amazing tornado videos and I thought I would share.

This one is from a couple of guys that are not trained. They got way too close and thankfully one of them was smart enough to say “back the fuck up” and the driver threw it into reverse. The tornado crosses the interstate where they had been about 15 seconds later.

F5 tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL

This is the recent May 22, 2011 Joplin Missouri tornado that was rated an EF 5.

The June 23, 2007 Manitobe tornado was the last recorded F5 tornado before the switch to the “EF” scale. This thing gets pretty incredible between 3:15 and 4:15. The Enhanced Fujita Scale rates the strength of a tornado and it is based on the damage they cause which is related to wind speed.

Massive Manitobe tornado

Thanks Karrboy84!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Please Heed Tornado Siren Warnings!

I am always amazed by the power of tornadoes, but have a tendency not to react immediately to tornado siren warnings because often my area is not affected. I would say its sort of like "Crying Wolf" syndrome.

At 1 minute 27 seconds and 2 minutes and 19 seconds into the video you can witness the power of these deadly tornadoes.

My heart and prayers go out to those affected. I hope we heed the warnings and not give in to "Crying Wolf" syndrome.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MTV's Teen Wolf is Not Twilight!

Okay Twilight fans, I am not hating on the series. I just get tired of reading reviews, comments, blogs, and YouTube videos in which every paranormal movie, show, book, etc. is being compared to twilight. There are some original shows out there that have nothing to do with the series and honestly probably shouldn't be compared. Speaking of original and not, MTV is remaking the 80's classic movie, Teen Wolf (1985), into a television series.

Click to watch MTV Teen Wolf Trailer

The show will premier on June 5 after the MTV Movie Awards and after watching the series trailer I can't tell if it will be a hit or miss. I am going to have to catch a few episodes to decide; however don't be surprised if the show rings a little too much like CW's Vampire Dairies. I read comparison's somewhere to Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sara Michelle Gellar and so far, I don't see it. If anything the trailer left me asking where is "Boof"? How is this a Teen Wolf movie remake without his iconic best friend love interest?

On another note, I was excited to see our little Tyler Posey (Maid in Manhattan, Smallville, Lincoln Heights) all grown-up and starring in this television series. I was impressed with his acting chops as Jennifer Lopez's son in Maid in Manhattan (2002) and wish him success with this new series!

Tyler Posey Teen Wolf Casting Interview

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thor...The God of Thunder..Hit or Miss??

Okay, you might be thinking why on Earth did he spend his time and hard earned money to see that movie? Well, I am a sucker for action and superhero movies regardless of how bad they are. To give you an example, I even went to see 2009’s J.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra and I have to admit I even own it on DVD.

Besides my taste in movies, what did I think about Thor starring Chris Hemsworth?? Save your money! I have to go against its favorable review on Rotten Tomatoes this time around and agree with Roger Ebert. Maybe I am being unfair by comparing it to previously released Marvel comics made into movies, but it does have a list of blockbusters to live up to like Spiderman, Iron Man, and X-men. Thor just missed the mark for me. The Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) of Asgard was visually amazing and the battle scene with the red-eyed ice monsters was great! Natalie Portman played Jane Foster in the movie, but I just recently watched her role in the Black Swan so that’s all I kept thinking about when she appeared on the screen.

I do want to give kudos to Chris Hemsworth for starring in his first movie and for his body transformation into the almighty Thor.

Click here if you want to see before and after photos.

It wasn’t his performance that hurt the movie; I think it was the lack of grandeur. It’s a movie about Thor, the god of thunder, and he spends a majority of the movie in some small desert town discovering that he’s arrogant...how boring is that?? I guess I wanted more action and for him to blow up more stuff not to teach me about being humble which I guess would be suitable if this was a movie made just for young children.

So this movie was a miss for me, but definitely Netflix worthy. For those of us that would like to see more of Mr. Hemsworth, he is scheduled to appear as Thor in The Avengers movie currently in production with a release date sometime in 2012.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Okay...Movie Review!!

I saw the movie Priest starring Paul Bettany, who I think is a good actor, but seriously scared me in his role as Silas in The Da Vinci Code. Since then, I have recovered after his more somber role as Jarvis in both Iron Man movies plus there was nothing else paranormal or action/hero/villain for me to see at the movies.

Let's just say that Paul Bettany is believable in his role as a priest in a world of humans versus vampires. Maggie Q also shines as a priestess in this movie; however I wish we saw more of her marital arts talents. I was happy to see familiar faces Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, Star Trek,The Bourne Supremacy) and Cam Gigandet (Twilight) but wasn't impressed with their roles in this movie.

Priest Trailer

Overall, I thought the movie was okay and that it probably would be better as a book than a movie. The plot and the characters were great; priest that seem dark and mysterious and that can kick ass actually turned out to be appealing and interesting to watch, but the ending was sort of anti-climatic and the movie sort of fell apart in the middle.

I would recommended waiting for the redbox on this one.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Celine is back in Vegas!

I hope I can make it to see Celine Dion in Vegas before she decides to leave again. In the video below she is singing one of my favorite songs. I can hear my friends and family telling me now that I say every Celine song is my favorite song. What can I say, but I love me some Celine! I still love Mariah's version and the original done by Journey better, but hey its Celine! Maybe I'll do a video cover! :)

Any who, Celine looks great in the video and her voice is amazing as usual. I am amazed how great she looks after just having twins! Here's a link to a clip of her on Oprah with her twin boys and a glimpse of her amazing home in Florida. Kudos to her stylist or her good taste because that dress is stunning! Celine will be in Vegas over the next three years so I have no excuse not to make it!

Celine I promise I am coming!! :)