Thursday, July 12, 2007

Christmas Comes Early

Okay, so the idea of Vince Vaughn and a Christmas movie probably doesn't warm the cockles of your heart. However, when I tell you the film is called Fred Claus and is about Santa's younger brother (played by Vince Vaughn) coming back to the North Pole for the first time in years...come on, you are starting to laugh a little just thinking about it.

Santa is played by Paul Giammati (you know him from Sideways). Also the cast includes Kevin Spacey as the resident bad guy and Elizabeth Banks (so memorable as Beth in the 40 Year Old Virgin).

Top 5 Vince Vaughn films
1. Swingers
2. Old School
3. Wedding Crashers
4. The Break Up
5. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

First here is the teaser trailer with just Giammati and Vaughn, clearly adlibbing. It's very funny.

As well, here is the full length trailer that gives more details about the actual film plot.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CNN smackdown...Michael Moore style

Not since Jon Stewart's appeared on Crossfire in 2004 and told the hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala that they were "hurting america", has someone lambasted CNN on their own channel like Michael Moore did earlier this week.

Moore was appearing on with Wolf Blitzer talking about his new documentary Sicko. Before Moore came on, they showed a segment by Sanjay Gupta who detailed all the inaccuracies in Sicko.

Blitzer than cut to Moore who had a look on his face that said plenty. Moore than went off on Blitzer, CNN and Gupta's report. Despite his heated emotions, he spoke coherently backing up the facts he presents in his movies and demanding Blitzer and CNN not only apologize to him but to the american people as well for their lack of honest coverage regarding both the war and the health care industry.

The entire segment is 15 minutes long but it is pretty entertaining.

Moore does promise during this interview to post on his website facts to back up all the claims that Gupta criticized. That information has now been posted so check it out on his website.

The Gupta-Moore show has continued throughout the week with them debating each other on Tuesday night's Larry King.

Between this and watching the Live Earth broadcast this past Saturday, I am feeling all left-wingish.

Top 5 Appearances at Live Earth
1. Madonna (yes, I can't believe I am saying it either)
2. Roger Waters
3. The Police
4. Lenny Kravitz
5. Paolo Nutini

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Rock history in 5 easy pages

So Blender magazine has listed the 100 days that changed music history. Reading through all 100, you get a fascinating portrait of all that has been important from the invention of the phonograph to Keith Richards writing the guitar riff for Satisfaction.

All the usual suspects are here from Elvis to the Beatles, Public Enemy to the Ramones.

The most interesting factoid? The first CD released was Billy Joel's 52nd Street?

Top 5 Billy Joel Albums
1. The Stranger
2. Glass Houses
3. An Innocent Man
4. 52nd Street
5. The Nylon Curtain

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