Hey everyone. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite television shows. I used Listly to create the list as well as publish using there easy to follow steps. This list is in no specific order as I found it too difficult to rank all 10 shows in order. Having said that, Seinfeld is and most likely always will be my favorite show! Check out the full list here.
“Iron Man 3″ hit box offices this weekend and boy was it popular. The third installment of the series grossed $175 million in the U.S. alone, while pulling in a total of $680 million worldwide. The film is the second largest weekend opening in the U.S. ever as another one of Marvel’s production “The Avengers” holds the top spot grossing over $207 million in its first week last year.
I’ve talked to several friends who have seen the movie and have received mainly positive feedback from them. I have seen the previous two installments and found myself enjoying the first movie substantially more than the second. Not too sure what to expect from this film, however, gauging from ticket sales, it certainly has a lot of hype surrounding it. I plan to see the film sometime soon as my undergraduate career is coming to an end and I will have some free time ahead of me! Check out the trailer here.
One of the movies I am looking forward to watching most this summer, World War Z, has encountered a series of delays and re-shoots due concerns over the quality of the ending. The Zombie thriller due to hit theaters June 21, stars Brad Pitt who also took to directing for the first time in his career. The film has been forced to re-write and re-shoot the final 40 minutes to produce a coherent ending. WWZ is based off the 2006 best-seller World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, written by Max Brooks, son of actor Mel Brooks.
The budget was initially set at $125 million, however, changes to the film has made it the most expensive zombie film every made with a budget nearing $200 million. The film has taken six years to develop and shoot, and has seen a carousel of screenwriters throughout that time. I encourage everyone to check out the trailer here, as the film appears to have serious potential to be a summer blockbuster for zombie fans across the globe barring that Pitt and his team can nail the ending and produce a solid film.
Good evening everybody, I began using a new service called IFTTT. I hadn’t previously heard of the service that enables its users to connect channels (ie: Instagram, Weather, Dropbox, LinkedIn, ect.) with personally created or publicly shared profiles referred to as “recipes.” Recipes take the form of a simple statement: “if this then that.” For example, I activated the Dropbox and Instagram channels. I then used the already created recipe that links the two services together. My recipe looks something like this: If I post a picture to Instagram, the photo will then save in my Dropbox account giving me access to the photo across multiple platforms. This is a really convenient process that backs up my photos as well as giving me flexibility in case I decide to deactivate my Instagram account.
Until Professor Johnson posted the IFTTT activity, I had no idea a service like this existed. I think it is a fantastic service that can provide benefits to users of all ages and demographics Even if you’re not a social media fanatic, the service can still provide you with useful information. For example, I activated a recipe that will send me a text message at 8am detailing the forecast for the upcoming day. Other recipes I concocted included saving all the photos I upload on Instagram to my Dropbox account, as well as receiving email alerts of the most popular free books in the Amazon app store. I found these recipes to be very beneficial and will plan to add more as I find I need to. If you get a chance, check out IFTTT, there is something available for everyone.
Just finished watching the Netflix original house of cards and I must say I was more than impressed. The quality of the acting throughout the show was the sticking point for me as Kevin Spacey and robin Wright Penn were magnificent as Frank and Claire Underwood. The two certainly have their issues, yet love remains constant for the couple who clash more than once in the first season. The story revolves around Francis who will do whatever necessary to become the next Vice President of the United States letting nothing stand in his way. Netflix certainly went all out with their first original series ever spending a reportedly $100 million for two seasons of the show. The online streaming media service entered a new space for the industry, going the route of producing its own content rather than purchasing movies and shows from media outlets which had been the norm. It seems as though the gamble paid off for Netflix as the show got mostly positive reviews, however the company has yet to release the official ratings of the show. The stock price saw a spike this week after the first quarter earnings were released. I personally loved the show and recommend it to any Netflix subscribers who have access to the show. Can’t wait to see what lies ahead in Season 2!
Drake released two new songs this week. The first of these, “No New Friends” will appear on DJ Khaled’s upcoming album Suffering from Success. The track features Rick Ross as well as fellow YMCMB member Lil Wayne. The hit reunites the three rappers who collaborated on Khaled’s 2011 summer anthem ”I’m on One.” Production thanks to the collaboration of Toronto natives Noah “40″ Shebib and Boi-1da who once again produce another smooth track just in time for the summer. The track is a remix to “Started From the Bottom,” Drake’s first single he released this past February. Check out the single below.
The second track Drake dropped is titled “Girls Love Beyonce.” The song features James Fauntleroy singing the chorus from Destiny’s Child past hit “Say My Name.” The song was produced once again by “40″ who samples the 2001 Grammy winning song beautifully. Drake has said that the track will not appear on his upcoming album ‘Nothing Was the Same’ due out sometime in this year. Check it out.
This month I’m going to share my top 5 musicians along with my favorite songs by them. I’ll kick the list off tomorrow with Drake.
Finally somewhat off my Frasier binge that had engulfed my life for the past three months, and have begun to watch the Netflix original series House of Cards. I have watched the first four episodes and have been very impressed thus far. Kevin Spacey plays Francis Underwood, a politician willing to do anything to become the next President of the United States. The show gives an in depth look at Capitol Hill and the power, manipulation, and deceit that comes along with the territory.
Netflix went all in for their first original program, enlisting David Fincher (The Social Network, Se7en) as director and spending a combined $100 million for two seasons of which the first was released in February to very high praise from critics and viewers alike. Episodes average around 50 minutes and feel as though you’re watching a movie rather than a television show. Netflix gambled releasing all 13 episodes at once giving subscribers the ability to watch the season at whatever pace they so choose. Netflix refuses to release the ratings, but all signs seem to point to a positive response from viewers who don’t have to wait a week for new episodes. Spacey has shined in the role of Underwood giving one of his finest performances to date. Can’t wait to delve further into the season and see what twists and turns await. Netflix subscribers have access to the show anytime, while non-subscribers will be able to catch Season 1 on Blue-ray and DVD sometime in June.
Good afternoon. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and are rooting the Owls on as they continue into the third round of the NCAA tournament taking on the Hoosiers of Indiana tomorrow at 2:45. I have done some research on my blog through Google Analytics, and have compiled a list of the top 5 viewed posts to date.
Below is a list with links to the five most popular posts of the year.
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