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The 168 Turnaround: Act of Valor—Popcorn or Propaganda?

THIS WEEK: October 9 – 15, 2011 The Week At Large It ain’t easy being dead.  Just ask the handful of extras who were injured during filming for Paul W. S. Anderson’s Resident Evil 5.  Apparently, while filming in Toronto, a wheeled platform collapsed, causing 16 actors dressed as zombies to fall nearly twenty feet … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: No more Arrested Development!

THIS WEEK: October 2 – 8, 2011 The Week At Large This past week started well enough, but took a hell of a mid-week bump when news hit that Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple, died at age 56 after many years of battling pancreatic cancer.  My thoughts go out to his family and … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: The Shining Sequel

THIS WEEK: Sep. 25 – Oct. 1, 2011 The Week At Large Boobies:  apparently not appreciated by all farmers—superstar Rihanna’s boobies to be more precise.  Early this week, a Northern Ireland farmer demanded the singer leave his property after he spotted her topless while filming a music video for her latest single, “We Found Love.”  … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Freddie Mercury Meets YouTube

THIS WEEK: September 18 – 24, 2011 The Week At Large When it rains, it pours.  Early in the week, NASA admitted that, yes, a redundant satellite would be falling back to earth, and, yes, what’s left of it might in fact hit and kill you—squash you like a bug, actually.  Panicked for our lives, … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Stay Nude, Scarlett Johansson

This Week: September 11 – 17, 2011 The Week At Large Last week, we heard that actor Mel Gibson is set to direct a movie about heroic Jews, which has many in the Jewish community a little worried.  But I like Gibson, and am willing to give him a second chance.  Kanye West, on the … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Mel Gibson’s Jewish Hero

This Week: September 4 – 10, 2011 Welcome back to The 168 Turnaround, though now newly modified.  I’ll still be running through my favourite Entertainment news from the past week (or 168 hours).  Instead of spending the same amount of time on each topic, however, I’ll give a quick recap of the week, and then … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: A Few Last Words…

A&E NEWS: August 21 – 27, 2011 NEW POSTS ON SEPTMEBER 6, 2011 VACATION:  It’s pretty lousy of me to take a week off from work and go camping.  I know—you don’t need to say it.  Everybody needs time away from work, but my commitment should be here, at http://www.zsroe.com.  I should be writing extra … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Ch-ch-ch-changes

A&E NEWS: August 14 –  20, 2011 CHANGES:  If you read Tuesday’s post, then you know that I’ve been considering making a few changes here at http://www.zsroe.com.  There’s still time to vote in the polls and give your opinion, as these changes will not take effect until after I return on September 5th from a … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Darabont Fired, Kills Batman…In 3D!

A&E NEWS: August 7 – August 13, 2011 DEAD DARABONT:  Though it’s first season sported a meagre six episodes, I really did love the hell out of The Walking Dead.  A TV show about zombies can go wrong in any number of ways, but The Walking Dead managed to hit almost all the right notes … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Krispy Kreme And Catwoman–A Healthy Mix

A&E NEWS: July 31 – August 6, 2011 DOUGHNUT BURGER:  Sometimes “Bad For You” is just our super secret way of saying, “Tastes Like Winning.”  Or so we like to tell ourselves.  And yet I’m not sure I’ll be able to convince myself of success and rugged manliness if I were to (try to) eat … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Less Is More…Right?

A&E NEWS: July 24 – July 30, 2011 CGI NIPPLES: In the past twenty years, CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) has been a dominant presence in the movie business. From Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Green Lantern, there’s been no escaping the rampant use of computer trickery. But aliens, … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Céline Dion Smiles And The Dark Tower Falls

A&E NEWS: July 17 – July 23, 2011 FUNNY FACES:  In an age when nearly everyone carries a camera with them (via cell phone), it’s inevitable that somebody will snap a picture of you unaware, capturing you making an awkward or silly face.  And since there’s no avoiding it in this day and age, you … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Blink And You’ll Miss It–Sean Bean’s Death, That Is

A&E NEWS: July 10 – July 16, 2011 DR. HARRY POTTER: It’s been a big week for Harry Potter, what with the release of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2.  But the young wizard has made news this week for more than just his cinematic efforts.  According to an article in … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Gonna Skin Me Some Rabbits

A&E NEWS: July 3 – July 9, 2011 CAPTAIN CENSORED: The United States is its own biggest fan.  Ask any American which country is the best country, and they’ll likely respond, “why, America, of course.”  Ask anyone else, and America is likely low on the list.  Which might explain why Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Two Cups Of Crazy

A&E NEWS: June 26 – July2, 2011 CHARLIE SHEEN: I think I’ve been up front with my feelings about actor-turned-lunatic Charlie Sheen.  His debacle with CBS, his mad ravings during interviews, and his curious “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option” tour have all forever confirmed the truth that wealth and celebrity status … Continue reading

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