Archive | November, 2011

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Infographic: Can Facebook Get You a Job?

Posted on 30 November 2011 by Christian

Social job hunting has become a popular method for job seekers and employers, about 54% of all job seekers use either Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to search jobs. This infographic illustrates statistics on social job hunting and how social media is becoming an effective way to land a job.

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MBAOnline.com

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“Google It” (Infographic)

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

It goes without saying, Google is a powerful tool. Many are not aware of the shortcuts and tricks that help define a Google search. This infographic lays out a few tips that enhances a search when you want to “Google it.”

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“Hack College” (http://www.hackcollege.com)

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Review – The Muppets

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Charles B. French

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT: Hilarious New Promo Commercial Featuring Chuck Norris!

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed this awesome new television commercial via the official World of Warcraft You Tube account, featuring none other than the legend himself, Chuck Norris as a Hunter. Check it out…

Chuck Norris didn’t break a sweat filming the newest World of Warcraft television spot. Instead, he made the director cry and then cooled himself with the tears.

This World of Warcraft television commercial debuted on CBS during the first half of the Chargers-Bears NFL game Sunday, November 20, 2011.

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COMICS: Cyclops And Storm Get Much Closer In Astonishing X-Men #44

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

Here we have a 4 page preview of the issue which marks the beginning of the “Exalted” story arc, and the beginning of much more besides by the looks of it!..

If you were wondering which of today’s new comic releases pick up this one has to make the list. Issue #44 of Astonishing X-Men begins a new storyline which is being hailed as “the biggest, most exciting X-Men story in years”. We’l see about that, but that cover image immediately grabs my attention anyway. Here is the preview..

 

GREG PAK (WORLD WAR HULK) and MIKE MCKONE (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) are here to put the ASTONISHING back in the X-Men. Storm needs Cyclops

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Image Comics to create their own comic book convention: Image Expo coming in 2012

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

It was announced today that Image comics, the house of Spawn and The Walking Dead, will create their very own comic book convention: Image Expo to launch in February of 2012…the company that shook the comic book industry is at it again.

Back in 1992, 7 comic book creators Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio left Marvel Comics in an ongoing dispute over creator controls and royalties. Thus Image Comics was created and went on to creat characters such as Spawn, The Maxx, Savage Dragon and The Walking Dead. Image Comics succeeded in shaking up the Comic Book industry and opening it up for independent companies to thrive. Now, Image is at it again. The company just announced that they will be launching their own Comic Book/Creator convention in California to launch in February 2012. With the recent success of The Walking Dead as one of cable television’s highest rated shows and the up coming movie projects for Spawn and Youngblood, image seems to be capitalizing on the growing business of conventions around the country. Will this then limit the big guns (McFarlane, Kirkman) from appearing at other conventions. Will Image now hold their major announcements for their own convention? Does anybody really care?

Read the full press release from Image comics with upcoming guests, convention schedule and where to sign up to attend and exhibit…click the pick below.

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Syfy Orders Script For New TV Show Based On DC Comics Character Booster Gold

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

Syfy has ordered a pilot script from Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg for a small screen adaptation of Booster Gold. We have all the details on the creative talent behind the show as well as details on its premise here.

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed SyFy’s plans for a small screen adaptation of Booster Gold. The network has reportedly ordered a pilot script for what will be a one-hour drama from Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg. Greg Berlanti’s production company will oversee the project in association with Warner Horizon Television. It will credit both Berlanti (Green Lantern, No Ordinary Family) and Kreisberg as executive producers. DC Comics are expected to receive similar credit.

They also reveal a few details about the premise of the planned series.

The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn

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Twilight: Breaking Dawn posts fifth best opening weekend ever with $139 million

Posted on 20 November 2011 by TH3 No08

I may not like the Twilight series but I certainly tip my hat to them for their continued steam rolling of the box office.

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Review – Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1

Posted on 18 November 2011 by Christian

So I am not a huge Twilight fan or part of Team Jacob or Team Edward, I am just an innocent by stander in this little craze.. So when I got the invite for the press screening I wasn’t jumping out of my seat to RSVP… As I sat there watching the trailer for the first time, I thought to myself, Someone near and dear to my heart is a Twilight fan and may just indeed enjoy going to see this film before its released.. So I contacted my Mom, which is something I sometimes neglect to do, and asked if she would be interested in going…. Her reply was as follows “Are you joking :) OF COURSE I WOULD LOVE TO!”, So I told her that she would have to write a review that I could post on the site. The following is my Mom’s Review of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1.. Enjoy…

 

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Review
By: Debi Cisneros

Twilight fans can rejoice that Breaking Dawn

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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition Giveaway

Posted on 18 November 2011 by TH3 No08

WinX is once again offering you the opportunity to get your hand on a free copy of one of their products. Digiarty Software is allowing us to give away 10 copies of their WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for you to enjoy.

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The Ten Best Human Performances in a Muppet Movie

Posted on 18 November 2011 by Charles B. French

I don’t know about you, but I’m plenty excited to see the Muppets back on the big screen. It’ll be nice to reunite with our old friends Kermit, Fozzie, Rowlf, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy. However, when it comes to Muppet movies, it’s more than just the Muppets themselves. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and Chris Cooper will join a long and proud history of actors who shared a screen with the Muppets.

Today, let’s take a look back at the best human performances in a Muppet movie, and come next week, we’ll see how Segel, Adams, and Cooper stack up against these classic performers.

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App Junkie: Today in History iPhone Review

Posted on 17 November 2011 by @brihannajoi


It is said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, but remembering everything is quite a chore these days. Luckily for most of us, there’s an app for that!

Today In History from Down-Shift Inc. is an app that gives history buffs an easy, high tech way to access historical information. Facts and trivia nuggets are spoon fed in a day to day format. Each calendar day will show you events of that date in past years, beginning with the most recent and spanning backward. It literally is an encyclopedia of historical information for each day of the year. To find out more about a certain event on the list, simply touch it to reveal a page with further insight and external links with more data. Customize the events by logging in with Facebook or create and account to add comments to the event page. Favorite those you want to keep track of or add your own events and create a personal timeline. Of course make sure you keep it social by sharing with friends on Facebook, Twitter or email.

There are over 100,000 notable events listed within the app, along with famous births and deaths of that date, plus holidays and observances. There is no internet connection required to view the information and Wikipedia links enable users to discover even more

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First trailer for the Hobbit coming soon?

Posted on 15 November 2011 by TH3 No08

With the news that Dark Knight Rising’s trailer would be hitting theaters in December it got a lot of people wondering what other trailers we would see attached to the big holiday movies and it looks like we may see the first trailer for The Hobbit attached to a December release. According to IGN.com Andy Serkis who plays Gollum in the upcoming Hobbit films recently gave an interview and spoke regarding when we could see a trailer.

There will be a trailer fairly soon, actually. Around Christmas time, I believe. It’s just around the corner.

If I was a betting man I would imagine you would see it attached to Peter Jackson’s next film “The Adventures of TinTin” which hits theaters on December 21, 2011.

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John Carter trailer is online

Posted on 15 November 2011 by TH3 No08

John Carter is a film that has been passed around from studio to studio for awhile now and it finally looks like Disney is going to be the one to get it onto the big screen. It looks pretty epic mixing sci-fi with swords and sorcery almost like Tron meets Conan. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.

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From Academy Award

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Full length trailer for The Hunger Games arrives

Posted on 14 November 2011 by TH3 No08

We get our first look at the full length trailer today and I’m still a bit torn on how I feel about this film. It seems very derivative of The Japanese film Battle Royale from just a cursory glance. I don’t know much about the back story but I’ll do my best to go into in with an open mind.

Synopsis

Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.

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Michael J. Fox recreates classic scene for charity.

Posted on 14 November 2011 by TH3 No08

Michael J. Fox recently performed a re enactment of the rock classic Johnny B. Goode from the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance scene in Back to the Future to raise money for Parkinson’s research. It’s not the first time he has done this as a few years back he performed the same song with The Who at the same event but it’s still pretty cool to see him out there putting on a show and bringing back some great memories.

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Adam Sandler bad movie infographic

Posted on 14 November 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the years Adam Sandler has made 2 different types of movies, movies that make money and movies that don’t make money. It should come as no surprise to you that the amount of money that an Adam Sandler movie makes is directly proportional to how awful the movie is for the people watching it. So terrible movie = lots of money, great movie = no box office business. Check out this cool infographic from ScreenJunkies.com that gives you an inside look at what movies have made Adam Sandler money and why he keeps making bad ones.

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Eight Games That Made You Want to Smash the Controller

Posted on 11 November 2011 by Charles B. French

Some games are works of wonder and beauty, and playing them reaffirms our humanity. When life is hard and stressful, those games make us forget our worries and allow us to relax, giving us a rejuvenating boost that allows us to face another day.

These are not those games. These games make our urge to kill rise just a little bit each time until we prove critics right about video games causing violence by hunting down the level designer and throttling him. Instead, though, we have to stifle those murderous urges, especially since we’re more likely to take them out on our poor controller.

Today I’m chronicling eight games that made us want to destroy our controllers, from the old-school difficulty of the NES all the way to the modern era. The mere mention of these games, and certain levels within, will send gaming veterans into fits of PTSD. For every pleasant gaming memory, there is also one of these:

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Ridley Scott to direct Blade Runner sequel

Posted on 04 November 2011 by TH3 No08

Ridley Scott confirmed with the Wall Street Journal Blog Speakeasy that he will indeed be returning to the scene of one of his most beloved sci-fi films, Blade Runner. I’m not a huge fan of the film but I can certainly appreciate what it meant to a generation of sci-fi fans as well as the huge impact it has had on so many films. The challenge now is whether they can recapture that magic and live up to the hype and scrutiny that will surely come.

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The Hobbit BTS Production Diary 4

Posted on 04 November 2011 by TH3 No08

It’s pretty awesome to be able to get an inside look into Peter Jackson’s world of production on his latest film. He’s really allowed a level of access that is rarely seen on a movie of this scale. In the latest production diary we get an in depth look at what goes into creating an epic 3D film. From what I’ve seen and heard regarding the use of 3D in this film I would expect this to blow away any previous films that have attempted to harness this process. That means you Avatar…

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