Week In Review

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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: 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

The 168 Turnaround: Sexy Coffee Death For Harry Potter

A&E NEWS: June 19 – June 25, 2011 POTTERMORE: Last week, Harry Potter fans were aflutter with anticipation for whatever the mysterious Pottermore might be.  And that was just it—no one knew what it was.  This past Thursday, however, British author J. K. Rowling announced that her seven Harry Potter novels will finally be available … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Strong Words From Samuel L. Jackson

A&E NEWS: June 12 – June 18, 2011 JURASSIC REBOOT: I first saw Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park when I was nine-years-old, and it scared the hell out of me, which, in turn, was why I loved the hell out of it.  Granted, it’s two sequels were lesser films (the third significantly so), but I enjoyed … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: We’re Havin’ Us A Book Burnin’!

THIS WEEK: June 5 – June 11, 20011 THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that I’m not a big fan of Dutch film writer and director Tom Six, a man whom most of you know as having been the mastermind behind the popular horror film, The … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Watson vs. Dragon Boobies

THIS WEEK: May 29 – June 4, 2011 PERSON OF THE YEAR: Do you pay attention to The Webbys?  You know, the award ceremony that celebrates great Internet achievement?  If you don’t, then maybe you should, especially since they’ve just awarded The Person of the Year Award to Watson, the IBM computer that gained considerable … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: I’m So Punk Rawk, I Make Poop Jokes

THIS WEEK: May 22- May 28, 2011 ULYSSES TWEETS: In the world of literary fiction, there are books you read to enjoy, books you read to challenge yourself, and books you read to suffer through for bragging rights (a la Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick). For many readers, James Joyce’s Ulysses is of the latter category. But … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Profanity, Outrage, and Crazy Prom Girl

THIS WEEK: May 15 – May 21, 2011 BEDTIME BANTER: Rhyming children’s books are a dime a dozen, but as long as they help your child fall asleep, their overabundance is not really an issue.  Then again, sometimes kids will just not fall asleep, which may explain the massive popularity of the tongue-in-cheek children’s bedtime … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Lunatics, Pale Kids, And The Masterful Marsden

THIS WEEK: May 8 – May 14, 2011 TWO AND A HALF MEN: Warner Bros. actually did it—they replaced actor and all around lunatic Charlie Sheen on their popular sitcom Two and A Half Men.  Recently, we’ve heard rumours that such actors as John Stamos and Hugh Grant were under consideration to replace Sheen.  The … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Bearded Bin Joins Cooper In Hell

THIS WEEK: May1 – May 7, 2011 OSAMA BIN LADEN: Immediately following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, I couldn’t help but wonder how long it would take Hollywood to start shooting a film adaptation of that day’s horrors.  Turns out, it took less than five years; in 2006 we saw the TV film … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Terminator, Zombies, and Tyson’s Tattoo

THIS WEEK: Apr 24 – Apr 30, 2011 ZOMBIE HOUSE: In the realm of Geekdom, pretending to prepare for a zombie apocalypse is a favourite pastime.  Blame whomever you want, but it’s a cultural phenomenon that won’t be ignored.  And now we’ve taken another step toward apocalyptic readiness with KWK Promes’ The Safe House.  That’s … Continue reading

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