From the Mind of Mac D

  • The UFC buys Strikeforce

    Posted by Mac D

    Saturday UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC parent company Zuffa LLC has purchased Strikeforce, the UFC major competition in the US.  As of right now White stated that Strikeforce would operate as a separate entity.  Sure that worked well for Pride and the WEC (who will merge with the UFC this year).  In all honesty that will probably be the truth for the next couple of years, Strikeforce’s contract with Showtime runs out in 2014.  Scott Coker will continue to act as CEO for Strikeforce.  There might be interpromotional fights but not right away.  For the most part Zuffa has every elite fighter under contact now. 

     

    I wonder what will happen to the Strikeforce brand.  Will it expand or will it continue its contracts and then merge with the UFC?  I don’t know Strikeforce’s future.  I hope to continue with the women’s division because chicks fighting are hot.

    Chicks Fighting

    Credit – Yahoo! Sports

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie guide for 3/11/11

    Posted by Mac D

    Welcome to the weekend movie guide.  This week Aaron Eckhardt tries the action hero route, ZOMBIES!, and Mars does not need women but moms.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday, March 11th, 2011
     
    Battle: Los Angeles - Rated PG-13
    Battle: Los Angeles
    Aliens are invading and our only hope is Aaron Eckhart.  Previews make it look more realistic then what we have seen from other alien invasion movies.  This invasion movie will be put on the shoulders of Aaron Eckhart.    If he can pull us in and make us care about whats happening then it should be entertaining.  

    Verdict - Probably not seeing this first or second weekend.  Hopefully it hangs around for a third.

    Red Riding HoodRated PG-13

    Red Riding Hood
    Yes, just like the fairy tail except for more adult.  It stars Amanda Seyfried in the title role.  Instead of a wolf, its a werewolf being tracked by Gary Oldman.  This is all directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight 1).  While the original tale are very dark, i grow concerned that this will be all style and no substance.

    Verdict - Amanda Seyfried’s beauty wont draw me in.  I hope it is better then I think it is.

    Mars Needs MomsRated PG
    Mars Needs Moms
    Milo’s mom is kidnapped my martians because they need moms.  Milo goes to mars to get his mom back.  This was created using performance capture techniques and the main character Milo was created by Seth Green but voiced by Seth Dusky.  Another March children’s movie that some will enjoy but will get lost in the shuffle in the long run.

    Verdict - Its no Mars Needs Women, I may check it out on DVD if the mood should strike me.

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Rango –
    Rated PG
    2. The Adjustment Bureau –
    Rated PG-13
    3. Beastly –
    Rated PG-13
    4. Hall Pass –
    Rate R
    5. Gnomeo & Juliet –
    Rated G


    Take Me Home Tonight did not even make the top ten which surprised me but I guess that means it was not very good.  Other then that nothing too abnormal in the top ten.  I wonder how Rango will do in the long run.  I have heard nothing but good things about it.

    Still In Theatres
    Cedar Rapids –
    Rated R, Drive Angry – Rated R, I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13, Just Go With It – Rated PG-13, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Rated G, Take Me Home Tonight – Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, Unknown – Rated PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of March 8th, 2010

    Walking Dead Season 1
    The Walking Dead
    ZOMBIES!!!!  Walking Dead is one of the more original TV series to come around in a while.  Its all about human reactions and situations in the face of a zombie apocalypse.  Its very low episode count leaves me wanting a ton more.  You should be able to get through everything in one long, lazy afternoon.

    Morning GloryRated PG-13
    Morning Glory
    Rachel McAdams is producing a morning show with Diane Keton and Indian Jones himself Harrison Ford.  Thought not really a romantic comedy the movie is more about the relationship between For and McAdams which has me sold despite not doing well at the box office.  

    Jackass 3DRated R
    Jackass 3D
    More stuff from the Jackass crew.  NOW IN 3D.  I wasn't amused by this stuff fifteen years ago and I am not amused now.

    Next week we will see if Seth Rogen can ruin the chemistry between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead and Hotfuzz), Marky Mark as a boxer comes to DVD , and Matthew McConaghey plays a lawyer.  Hopefully a lawyer who keeps his shirt on.


    Credit –
    IMDB.com
     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 3/5/2011

    Posted by Mac D

    The first weekend in March brings us shenanigans in the 80’s, a lizard Johnny Depp, and ANNE HATHAWAY NUDE.  Oh boy I can’t contain myself.


    These are the movies that were released on Friday, March 5th, 2011

    RangoRated PG

     Rango

    In this animated film, Johnny Depp voices a chameleon who is trying to clean up a town in the old west. You had me at Johnny Depp.  This is from Pirates of the Caribean 1 director Gore Verbeinski and it is rated PG due to tobacco and alcohol use, Score!

    Verdict – This should be one of those animated movies that has something for every one.  Lets see how Johnny Depp does in an animated film.

    The Adjustment BureauRated PG-13

     The Adjustment Bureau

    Matt Damon lives in a world where your density is supplied and controlled by the Adjustment Bureau.  I am intrigued by the plot and add General Zod himself Terrance Stamp as the villain I am sold.  Matt Damon should make this enjoyable.

     

    Verdict – I hope the government already penciled me in for a viewing.

    Take Me Home TonightRated R

     Take Me Home Tonight

    Topher Grace stars as a recent college grad, trying to figure out what to do with his life, having one crazy Labor Day weekend.  IT”S IN THE 80’s.  Two things jump out at me that make me think this could be above average 1. Topher Grace.  He has yet to do a straight comedy since leaving That 70’s Show (In Good Company doesn’t count).  He was one of the reasons That 70’s Show was good so I expect some laughs which brings me to 2.  This is written by two former writers from That 70’s Show.  I hope that both the writers and Grace can tap into their former show and this movie should be funny.

    Verdict – I shall go wearing leg warmers and a jean jacket.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Hall Pass – Rate R
    2. Gnomeo & Juliet – Rated G
    3. Unknown – Rated PG-13
    4. I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13
    5. Just Go With It – Rated PG-13

     

    Well Nicholas Cage’s Drive Angry bombed.  Hall Pass is a bit of a surprise as I thought it would be two.  I still cannot believe Gnomeo & Juliet is hanging around.  Perhaps Rango will save me from the lawn gnomes. 

     

    Still In Theatres
    Big Mammas: Like Father, Like Son – Rated PG-13, Black Swan -Rated R, Drive Angry – Rated R, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Rated G, No String Attached - Rated R,  Sanctum - Rated R, The Eagle – Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Mechanic - Rated R, The Roommate – Rate PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of March 1sr, 2010

    127 HoursRated R

     127 Hours

    This is the movie that gave James Franco an Oscar nomination.  This is also a movie where James Franco is stuck in a hole for 127 hours.  It is a good movie and I will watch it again.

     

    FasterRated R

    Faster 

    The Rock is angry and Billy Bob Thorton has to ring him in.  The reviews are mixed but I cant imagine this movie not being fun to watch.

     

    Love & Other DrugsRated R

     Love and Other Drugs

    As the Oscars have reminded me, this movie Anne Hathaway is naked most of the time.  Score.  TRIPLE SCORE.  I am too excited now lets move on.

     

    BurlesqueRated PG-13

     Burlesque

    Ew Cher, Its passed.

     

     

    Next week ZOMBIES! and who cares what else ZOMBIES.  Better grab my shotgun.

     

     
    Credit – IMDB.com

     

  • Oscar Wrap Up

    Posted by Mac D

    Another Academy Award show has come and gone.  It was slightly entertaining but very predictable. 

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    My Pick - Hailee Steinfeld for "True Grit"
    Winner - Melissa Leo for "The Fighter"

    Other nominees were Amy Adams for "The Fighter", Helena Bonham Carter for "The King's Speech", Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom"

     

    The moment of the night came really early.  Kurt Douglas presented the award and acted like a ladies man even at his age.  It was fun to watch him even if it was hard to understand him at times.  Then Melissa Leo in a state of shock dropped an F Bomb.  It was great.  I am not too upset about not picking this correctly because it was a shot in the dark.

     

    Mac D goes 0 for 1.  Not a good start.

     

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    My Pick - Christian Bale for “The Fighter”

    Winner - Christian Bale for “The Fighter”

    Other nominees were John Hawkes for “Winter’s Bone”, Jeremy Renner for “The Town”, Mark Ruffalo for “The Kids Are All Right”, Geoffrey Rush for “The King’s Speech”

     

    WILL BATMAN HAVE A GIGANTIC BEARD IN THE NEXT MOVIE?  Bale won and gave a great speech.

     

    Mac D goes 1 for 2.

     

    Music (Original Score)

    My Pick – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

    The Winner - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network

    The other nominees were John Powell for "How to Train Your Dragon", Hans Zimmer for "Inception", Alexandre Desplat  for "The King's Speech", A.R. Rahman  for "127 Hours".

     

    Yes the Nine Inch Nails frontman won an oscar.  I should have figured it was not going to be an awesome moment because Trent dressed like a normal person and then during his speech thanked his wife and said he was in shock.  I expected more of a specticle if they won. 

     

    Mac D goes 2 for 3

     

    Directing

    My Pick – Darren Aronofsky  for “Black Swan”

    Winner – Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech”

    The Other Nominees were David O Russel for “The Fighter”, David Fincher for “The Social Network”, The Cohen Brothers for “True Grit”

     

    Really?  Tom Hooper?  Really?  I still think Aronofsky did a far superior job to any of the other nominees. Everything in Black Swan clicked.  I am disappointed about Aronofsky lost.

     

    Mac D goes 2 for 4

     

    Actress in a Leading Role

    My Pick - Natallie Portman for “Black Swan”

    Winner - Natallie Portman for “Black Swan”

    Other nominees were Annette Bening for “The Kids Are All Right”, Nicole Kidman for “Rabbit Hole”, Jennifer Lawrence for “Winter’s Bone”, Michelle Williams for “Blue Valentine”

     

    Portman cries a lot in her speech.  Her performance made this easy to pick

     

    Mac D goes 3 for 5

     

    Actor in a Leading Role

    My Pick - Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech”

    Winner - Colin Firth for "The King's Speech"

    Other nominees were Javier Bardem for “Biutiful”, Jeff Bridges for “True Grit”, Jesse Eisenberg for “The Social Network”, James Franco for “127 Hours”

     

    It was a nice moment as Firth kept on referring to the need to get off of stage and dance but this one was never in question


    Mac D goes 4 for 6

     

    Best Picture

    My Pick – The King’s Speech

    Winner – The King’s Speech

    The other nominees were Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone

     

    The beginning of the night The King’s Speech was not winning many of the technical Oscars.  I had a feeling that it would take home the big awards at the end of the night.  And I was right.  I am glad that this was a mostly British crew.

     

    Mac D goes 5 for 7.

     

    Well I only missed two.  While I laughed I did not feel any real suspence as it seems the Oscars have gotten too easy to predict.  Well there is always next year.

     

    Credit – Oscars.com

  • Pantera Reunion?

    Posted by Mac D

    Pantera

    First and foremost, I miss Dimebag Darrell Abbott.  He was an amazing person that the metal community will never get back.  I have heard so many stories of him being very cool to the fans and I have even had my own experiences with the Pantera ax man.  It is my admiration for Dime that makes me cringe to see this story.  Some people on facebook want Patnera to reunite.

     

    The idea is for Vinnie Paul, Rex Brown, and Phil Asemo to patch things up and play a show with a guitarist, most pointing to Zakk Wylde.  Maybe it’s a one off show; perhaps it’s a full blown tour.  I am against this idea.  Pantera died with Dime.  Any reunion would be terrible.   It would not be the same without Dime. Though I am confident that you will not be able to get Vinnie and Phil in the same room.

    The website for the cause is here

    Credit – TheMetalDen.com

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 2/25/2011

    Posted by Mac D

    Welcome to the Weekend Movie Guide.  This week is all about the guy movies as Nicholas Cage runs around in a car with guns, Owen Wilson is back, and


    These are the movies that were released on Friday, February 25th, 2011

    Drive AngryRated R

     Drive Angry

    Based on the trailer alone I was sold.  I haven’t cared for Nicholas Cage’s sci fi/ fantasy films as of late but I saw Drive Angry and I thought “Ok Nick Cage is back with a fun action film with lots of violence SCORE”.  Then I saw the plot.  Cage plays a guy who breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter from a cult who killed his daughter.  He is pursued by a demon (William Fichtner).  Hopefully it all comes together because the trailer looks fun.

     

    Verdict – Leave the ladies at home because its fast cars, fast women, and tons of violence.  I am cautiously looking forward to this one.

    Hall PassRate R

     Hall Pass

    Two guys (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) get a week off from marriage to go do what single guys do.  Does that mean they are going to order pizza and cry?  Written and Directed by the Farrelly Brothers (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) I suspect this will be enjoyable and very raunchy. 


    Verdict – Take a time out from your marriage to go see this movie.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Unknown – Rated PG-13
    2. Gnomeo & Juliet – Rated G
    3. I Am Number 4 – Rated PG-13
    4. Just Go With It – Rated PG-13
    5. Big Mammas: Like Father, Like Son – Rated PG-13

    Just when I thought Bieber was going to change my views on concert movies he drops from the top 5.  The new Big Mammas kind of bombed only coming in fifth.  Gnomeo & Juliet also surprised me but it is the only children’s movie in theatres right now.  How will stand up to Rango next week?  Hopefully the lawn gnomes go away so I don’t have to cringe when I think about them.  Unknown did well as expected.

     

    Still In Theatres
    Black Swan -Rated R, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – Rated G, No String Attached - Rated R,  Sanctum - Rated R, The Eagle – Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Mechanic - Rated R, The Roommate – Rate PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of February 22nd, 2010
    Due Date - Rated R

    Due Date

    Being a fan of Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, and director Todd Phillips I would already recommend this road trip comedy.  But the Q106’s own Andy Green said he loved it.  You do not get a better recommendation then that.

     

    MegamindRated PG

    Megamind

    This film got mixed reviews which is good for a children’s movie.  I am interested to see this given the huge cast that includes Will Ferrel, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt

     

    Next week a pissed off The Rock comes home, Johnny Depp is a lizard, and Matt Damon is having his life controlled by the government.  He better channel his inner Jason Bourne to get out of this situation.  See you guys next week.
     
    Credit – IMDB.com

     

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 2/18/2011

    Posted by Mac D

    The weather is slightly warmer and the movies are getting hotter.  Since the release of the X-Men First Class Trailer I officially cannot wait for June 3.  Hopefully a new ass kicking movie from Liam Neeson will distract me.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday, February 18th, 2011
    I Am Number 4Rated PG-13

    I Am Number 4
    Imagine you wake up and find out you are an alien and have cool super powers but some jerk aliens want to kill you.  That is the basis of this movie based on the novel series.  With Timothy Olyphant as the mentor and Kevin Durand as the villain, I can’t help but think even if this movie is not the greatest sci-fi ever, it will be fun to watch.


    Verdict – Sure I will go but if I count more the 3 preteen girls in the theatre I am gone.


    UnknownRated PG-13

    Unknown
    Liam Neeson gets into a car accident.  When he wakes up no one believes he is who he says he is and his wife (January Jones) is with some other dude.  Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, but I am all out of gum.  Looking at the trailer, Unknown looks exactly like last year’s Taken.  But that’s ok because the only reason Taken worked was they had Liam Neeson in the lead role.  I am hoping for the best but the plot is less believable then Taken.


    Verdict – I truly believe if I do not see this movie immediately, Liam Neeson will find me and make me cry


    Big Mammas: Like Father, Like SonRated PG-13

    Big Mammas: Like Father Like Son
    Martin Lawerence’s Step Son Brandon T Jackson sees a murder.  So they go hide out in an all girls school.  Men in Drag shenanigans follows.  This is the third in the series.  Brandon T Jackson is suppose to take over the role of cop in drag from Martin Lawerence.  The studio is targeting the teen audience. I saw portions of the second movie and was not amused by it at all.


    Verdict – Forget the fact its Big Mamma’s House for a second. It is generally a bad idea to rebrand a franchise that has only two movies in it.  I won’t touch this movie with a 10 foot pool

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. Just Go With It –
    PG-13
    2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never –
    Rated G
    3. Gnomeo & Juliet –
    Rated G
    4. The Eagle –
    Rated PG-13
    5. The Roommate –
    Rate PG-13

    The big surprise is that Just Go With It beat the Bieber film by less then 2 million dollars.  I always thought concert films did not do so well at the box office.  Apparently Not.  Gnomeo & Juliet and The Eagle did not start very strong and I think the new releases this week will bump them out of the top 5 for next week.  I am intersted to see where Bieber ends up after the weekend.


    Still In Theatres
    Black Swan -
    Rated R, No String Attached - Rated R,  Sanctum - Rated R,  The Dilemma - Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, The Green Hornet  - Rated PG-13,  The King’s Speech - Rated R, The Mechanic - Rated R, Tangled - Rated PG, The Rite - Rated PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13, Yogi Bear - Rated PG

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of February 1sr, 2010

    Unstoppable.-Rated PG-13

    Unstoppable
    This movie did ok in the theatres and reunites Director Tony Scott and Denzel Washington.  They usually make pretty entertaining affairs.

    Waiting For SupermanNot Rated

    Waiting For Superman
    This is the 2010 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary.  It’s about the failing American School system.  As a teacher's son I am interested to see if I agree or angered by this movie.


    Next week Nicholas Cage gets back behind the wheel of a car, Owen Wilson returns to acting, and Megamind is about to take over you living room.  Better start bracing the windows.  See you guys next week.

    Credit – IMDB.com

  • The 2011 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

    Posted by Mac D

    The 2011 Lansing Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

    The 2011 Lansing Polar Plunge is February 27 at the Eagle Eye Golf Course.  The mayhem begins at high noon.  Many Q106 staffers including Andy Green, Mojo, and myself are participating in the plunge.  We are raising money for the Special Olympics.  It’s a great cause and we want to help them out as much as possible.  Go to the website below to donate money.  Its gonna be really cold but I can handle it.


    To Donate visit this website and thank you in advance. 

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide For 2/11/11

    Posted by Mac D

    We are in the middle of February which means we are almost to the Spring movie season.  Lets just try to get throw this together.  This week a surprisingly strong DVD line up, a strong contender for worst movie of the year, and Justin Bieber.

    These are the movies that were released on Friday, February 11th, 2011

    Just Go With ItPG-13

    Just Go With It

    Danny (Adam Sandler) wants to hook up with a girl (Brooklyn Decker).  She thinks he is married so he drags his friends (Jennifer Aniston) and her kids in to his web of lies.  The same guys who have made Sandlers other movies make this movie.  If this was 1999 I would be excited.  Aniston’s involvement make me hope this is half way decent. 

     

    Verdict- A renter for sure.

    Gnomeo & JulietRated G

     Gnomeo & Juliet

    It’s Romeo and Juliet with lawn gnomes.  WORST. IDEA. EVER.  I hope none of you are dragged to this by your kids

     

    Verdict – Very little advertising plus a ridiculous plot mean I think Gnomeo & Juliet is early front runner for worst movie of the year

     

    The EagleRated PG-13

     

    The Eagle 

    Verdict – With The Eagle get lost in the shuffle?  Yes.  I don’t plan on seeing this anytime soon.

     

    Justin Bieber: Never Say NeverRated G

    Bieber 

    Justin Bieber is in a movie.  Your 11 year old daughter/ sister/ cousin wants to go NOW!  This movie combines performances from his 2010 world tour and home movies. 

     

    Verdict – I would go see this movie just to see the sad faces on all the non Bieber fans that were forced to go.


    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Roommate – Rate PG-13
    2. Sanctum - Rated R
    3. No String Attached - Rated R
    4. The King’s Speech - Rated R
    5. Green Hornet  - Rated PG-13

    WOW, I though The Roommate would bomb but people liked it.  This makes me want to check it out more.  Everything else is not surprising.  I want to see how Mr. Sandler and Mr. Bieber shake things up next week.

    Still In Theatres
    127 Hours – Rated R , Black Swan -Rated R, Blue Valentine - Rated R, Country Strong Rated - PG-13, The Dilemma - Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, The Mechanic - Rated R, Tangled - Rated PG, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Rated PG, Rabbit Hole - PG-13, The Rite - Rated PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13, Yogi Bear - Rated PG

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of February 1sr, 2010

    Life As We Know ItPG-13

     Life As We Know It

    Katherine Heigl has another movie out which means your girlfriend/wife wants to see this.  The romantic comedy had very mixed reviews but I don’t think that will stop any one

     

    Paranormal Activity 2Rated R

     Paranormal Activity 2

    It’s the sequel to a movie that I thought did need a sequel at all.  This movie happens the same time as Paramornal Activity so we get more story.  A sequel is already in development.  Watch this in the dark.

     

    It’s Kind Of A Funny StoryRated PG-13

    It's Kind Of A Funny Story

    The is Zach Galifianakis in a psych hospital. Its more of a coming of age story with Zach G. That has me sold right there.  I have been looking forward to seeing this as I missed it in theatres.

     

    Next week Denzel fights a train, some one is number 4 and Liam Neeson further proves he is a bad ass.  I am going to try to go wash a way the thought of Shakespeare being done by lawn gnomes with alcohol. 

    Credit – IMDB.com

     

     

  • Full Line Up For Rock On The Range 2011

    Posted by Mac D

    Rock on The Range is May 21st and May 22nd in Columbus Ohio at the Columbus Crew Statdium.  Its going to be epic.

    There is a pre party Friday May 20th that will feature Steel Panther and Lez Zeppelin.  I would go just for Steel Panther.

    The rest of the line up for this two-day festival is as follows

    A Perfect Circle

    Avenged Sevenfold

    Disturbed

    Korn

    Stone Sour

    Staind

    Alter Bridge

    Hollywood Undead

    Bullet for My Valentine

    Black Label Society

    Hinder

    A Day to Remember

    Danzig

    Escape the Fate

    Sick Puppies

    All That Remains

    Saving Abel

    Finger Eleven

    My Darkest Days

    10 Years

    P.O.D.

    Damned Things

    Rev Theory

    Black Veil Brides

    Trapt

    Crossfade

    Cavo

    Pop Evil

    Fu Manchu

    2Cents

    Evans Blue

    Egypt Central

    Art of Dying

    Hail the Villain

    Trust Company

    Downplay

    Red Fang

    Bad City

     

     

    Amazing line up.  I am very pumped for this show.  Looks like I will have to make travel plans for the third weekend in May.  Weekend tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 12 at 10 AM

     

    Credit – Rock On The Range.com

     Rock On The Range

  • Mac D's Weekend Movie Guide for 2/4/2011

    Posted by Mac D

    I bet you are all sick of snow like my self.  So with weekend I shall distract myself with movies.  This week

    These are the movies that were released on Friday, February 4th, 2011

    Sanctum - Rated R

    Sanctum

    A bunch of people go exploring a deep cave.  A storm collapses the entrance and they have to find another way out.  Based on a true story. Shot in 3D.  The plot as a very been there done that feel to it.  Its like the Decent with out the mole people.  James Cameron has his name attached so I don’t think it will be quite that bad

    The Verdict – While I do not expect this to be terrible I also do not expect it to be good.  I will try to get a real 3D experience.

    The RoommateRate PG-13

    The Roommate

    One chick becomes obsessed with her roommate and starts causing trouble.  Billy Zane co-stars.  The fact that instead of going the thriller route (which would make this exactly like Single White Female), there is a bit of a horror element which should draw some of the kids.  Horror fans will crap all over this and I don’t blame them


    The Verdict –I would go if you are a hot chick that wants to see a horror film.  Then stick close to Mac D and scream if you like

    Box Office Top 5 Movies In The Country
    1. The Rite - Rated PG-13
    2. No String Attached - Rated R
    3. The Mechanic - Rated R
    4. Green Hornet  - Rated PG-13
    5. The King’s Speech - Rated R

    I am surprised that both new movies from last week are in the top two.  I figured that one of the would bomb (ok I am talking about The Rite).  It goes to show the power of horror when released right.  Thought critics have not been kind.  The King’s Speech hangs on in the top five for another week.  I wonder if it will ever rise above 5.

    Still In Theatres
    127 Hours – Rated R , Black Swan -Rated R, Blue Valentine - Rated R, Country Strong Rated - PG-13, The Dilemma - Rated PG-13, The Fighter - Rated R, Gulliver’s Travels - Rated PG, Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows: Part 1 - Rated PG-13, Inception – Rated PG-13, Little Fockers – Rated PG-13, Tangled - Rated PG, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Rated PG, Rabbit Hole - PG-13, Season of the Witch – Rated PG-13, The Social Network - Rated PG-13, The Tourist - Rated PG-13, True Grit - Rated PG-13, Yogi Bear - Rated PG

    These are the movies released on DVD the week of February 1sr, 2010

    Let Me InRated R

    Let Me In

    Another great horror film form 2010 comes to DVD.  If you missed out on it, pick it up, and also pick up a nightlight because you are going to need it.

    ConvictionRated R

    Conviction

    Hilary Swank work to put her self through law school so her brother, Sam Rockwell, can be freed.  This is based on a true story.  Swank by her self would make me want to see it eventually but add Sam Rockwell and it will go to the top of my list

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2Rated G

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

    Wait they made a sequel?  Why do people want to see a movie about talking rats?  This should cure my insomnia. 

    Next week Adam Sandler creeps me out a touch, Katherine Heighl does yet another romantic comedy, and Hollywood kills Shakespeare.  Joy.  I cant’ wait.  No wait I am being sarcastic. 

     

    Credit – IMDB.com

     

  • The Line Up For 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest

    Posted by Mac D

    The Line up for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest is as follows


    Main State

    Disturbed

    Godsmack

    Megadeth

     

    Last spot on the main stage is a rotating slot.  It will rotates between:

    Machine Head

    In Flames

    Trivium

     

    It is rumored that the two bands that are not on the main stage that night will be the headliners on the two second stages.  Machine Head states on their site that they are on the main stage first nine nights and then on the Extreme stage.  That makes sense to me, as headliners for the two main stages have not been announced officially.  Yet there is no official announcement about the rotation or which bands will be on the main stage at which day.  I wont believe anything until I am told by the promoter.

     

    Extreme Stage

    Suicide Silence

    All Shall Perish

    Straight Line Stitch

     

    Jagermeister Stage

    Unearth

    Kingdom of Sorrow

    Red Fang

     

    Yes these are fewer bands the usual.  The last two years had 1 second stage with 5 bands and the other with 4.  First year had 5 bands per stage.  This gives more legitimacy to the rumors mentioned above.  And we do not know the status of the yearly Battle of the Bands slot.  This slot has been given to a local band at every stop.  I hope more information will be available.

     

    Mayhem Fest will be at the DTE Energy Music Theatre Saturday August 6th. There is not an on sale ticket date as of yet

     

    Credit – Mayhem Fest.com and Machine Head.com