Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

June 30, 2009

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The sequel to 2007’s Transformers has been hailed as the summer movie event of the year. After drawing an impressive $201 million this past weekend it came very close to beating The Dark Knight’s record for all time biggest 5 day opening. It’s safe to say that regardless of what my review will contain, Transformers 2 is a box office smash. After watching this film, it is quite clear that Michael Bay and company have not lost a step and that every Transformers fan to step in to the theater for this one will be more than pleased by what they see.

The critics have not been kind to this film, but I think that they really missed the point of what Transformers is all about. From the beginning to the end, this film brings an unapologetic sense of violence, action, sex, and an expansive story that spans from 17,000 BC to now. No expense is spared in the making of this film and the plot is larger than life. But for a summer blockbuster would you really have it any other way?

The film picks up 2 years after the first. We find out that the Autobots are working with the Government to track down any remaining Decepticons. Optimus Prime has become a central figure for the government and the military seems to be taking a liking to the alien lifeforms. We also find out that Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBouff) is headed off to college which will put a rift in his relationship with Mikaela (Megan Fox) who is staying in town to help out at her Dad’s auto shop.

Megan Fox is stunning from her first appearance in the film and her fan’s will not be disappointed as their is ample cleavage and slow motion running. Sam heads off to school with his comedically stereotypical parents in tow. His dorm roommate is a hacker named Leo (Ramon Rodriguez) who is the film’s easy to hate sidekick. We are also introduced to Alice (Isabel Lucas) a girl who immediately takes a liking to Sam even though he is taken, and turns out to be more than we thought she is.

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New Madden 2010 Screens

June 27, 2009

Kotaku put up a bunch of new screens from Madden 2010 and this year’s version will definitely take the cake for best graphics, hopefully the gameplay and features can stack up as well. Click to enlarge:

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Windows 7 Pre-Orders Now Available

June 27, 2009

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If you’re interested in upgrading to Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System this fall, then the preorder deal’s right now are worth taking a look at.

From now until July 11 or until supplies last, Microsoft is offering the upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium at $49.99 and Windows 7 Professional Premium at $99.99. After this preorder ends those prices will jump up to $119.99 and 199.999 respectively.

Windows 7 is a much improved OS over Vista and will take up less memory and space for programs making your computer faster overall. Also upgrades to security and multi-tasking will make Windows 7 an attractive and affordable option to Apple’s upcoming Snow Leopard OS.

Click here to pre-order your copy from Microsoft.


Michael Jackson Tour to Turn into Tribute

June 27, 2009

The show will go on for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour. The announcement was made at a June 26 memorial gathering for Jackson, held by the tour’s cast and crew. According to a tour organizer, one performance will now be held in September and will be a replica of what was planned for “This Is It” in London.

High-profile singers are expected to perform in place of Jackson. Among them, possibly Madonna, who was expected to appear at one of Jackson’s shows in London. A firm decision has not been made as to where the tribute concert will take place, but it’s likely to be in Los Angeles.


Breaking News: Michael Jackson Dies

June 25, 2009

FROM TMZ:

We’ve just learned Michael Jackson has died. He was 50.

Michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon and paramedics were unable to revive him. We’re told when paramedics arrived Jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

Michael is survived by three children: Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II.

Jackson had 13 number one hits during his solo career.



RIP Farrah Fawcett

June 25, 2009

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Wow 2 major celebrity deaths back to back on this site. First Ed McMahon and now 70’s sex symbol Farrah Fawcett. After an intense battle with cancer, Fawcett passed away this morning at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Her family and husband Ryan O’ Neal at her side.

Ryan O’Neal just released the following: “After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away. Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world.”