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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gallery Art Entries Start Now!

For this week, we will be doing a gallery art entry where anyone can send me a link to their favorite picture they took or art they made and if I find it good enough, I will post it up here along with others. I will put your name (or whatever you want) next to the picture and where anyone can find more of your work (if you want).

To leave a link to your piece of art, go to the "Add Comment" link below and in that comment, leave a link to your artwork and what you want displayed next to the piece.

That's all for now. Start submitting some art!

-ET Blog Team

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Upcoming Movies For 3/21-3/28

"Reign Over Me" - A man (Sandler) who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate (Cheadle). Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief (from IMDB).
Preview: Sandler trying to be serious will not go over well. Cheadle should add some life to the movie though.

"Pride" - The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. (from IMDB).
Preview: Has a chance to be good, but will most likely turn into soem feel good sports story; the average kind.

"Shooter" - A marksman (Wahlberg) living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why (from IMDB).
Preview: Just another action movei (Is this supposed to be a "Bourne" sequel?)

"The Hills Have Eyes II" - A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert (from IMDB).
Preview: Looks really bad, but if your into that kind of stuff, then more power to you.

"TMNT" - The continued adventures of the four adolescent mutated turtles gifted in the art of the ninja, as they attempt to stop a mysterious evil that threatens to end the world (from IMDB).
Preview: Should be good for the kids.

"The Last Mimzy" - Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange and sometimes terrifying world (from IMDB).
Preview: Another kid's movie that may be able to hold the attention of an adult.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"American Idol 3/20/07" Review

Alright people. I'm in with 40 minutes left in the show. If anyone can tell me what happened in the first 20 minutes, I'd appreciate it.

Stephanie Edwards: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

Report: It wasn't great. It was sung in the same tune the whole time, and it just wasn't there. There isn't actually much to say about this. Boring.
Grade: C- (Yawn.)

Blake Lewis: "Time of the Season"
Report: Good, but I thought the beatboxing was annoying. The singing was good, but I don't know why the judges like the beatboxing so much. Anyone can make stupid sounding noises with their mouth, but apparently, his stupid noises are cool. Whatever.
Grade: B+ (Don't forget the singing is what counts)

LaKisha Jones: "Diamonds Are Forever"
Report: I thought it was a good performance. I don't know what the judges want from her, but when was the last time I actually listened to what the judges had to say. Didn't like when she hit the lower notes, they sounded a bit weird.
Grade: B- (Wasn't as great as last week, but was solid)

Phil Stacey: "Tobacco Road"
Report: Didn't like it. Phil still hasn't picked the right song for his voice yet. The "rocking out" parts were just stupid, and he didn't bring anything new to the table. He'll be safe though.
Grade: D++ (Please do not create a rock album Phil)

Jordin Sparks: "I Love You"
Report: Very good. Her range was amazing, and the song she picked actually kept me awake. One of the best performances of the night.
Grade: A-- (Simon and Ryan's bickering is getting really old)

Sanjaya Malakar: "It Doesn't Matter (It really doesn't matter)"
Report: Wow. Was he just kidding? Was that serious?! Well, I have to give props to Sanjaya on this one. He knows he's not getting through in the competition due to his singing, so he goes crazy on stage, screaming who know's what, but he will get a lot of votes for it. Go Sanjaya!
Grade: A++++ (He is getting votes...)

Gina Glocksen: I missed most of her performance. She didn't sound that good, though.

Chris Sligh: "It Is Not There"
Report: Did that performance make me want to vote for him? No. Waste of time. I don't know why anyone would still want to vote for Chris. He isn't even funny anymore.
Grade: >:(

Melinda Doolittle: "As Long As He Needs Me"
Report: I know this is mean, but her hair and face makeup made her look like an extra from the movie "Planet of the Apes". For her singing, she was the same Melinda.
Grade: A

It was a pretty entertaining show; most of the singers sounded good, and the performaces were alright. Performace of the night goes to Sanjaya; he earned like 5 million more votes with that performace. Stinker(s) of the night go to Sligh and Stacey.

I give it a 80 out of 100.

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"American Idol 3/20/07" Preview

Edit: Woah. Sorry, I got the wrong info. I thought it was Stefani night, but apparently it's British pop. Disregard the post below.

Tonight's show should be intersesting. The Idols are going to be singing songs by Gwen Stefani of "No Doubt". Some will probably thrive off of these types of songs (Gina, Jordin, maybe Blake) and some will probably tank (Phil, Sanjaya, Chris S.). I'm expecting a good all-around show.

I'm not sure if Melinda and Lakisha can keep their streak alive. Both have been very good the past few weeks, but I don't know if they can keep it going. Eventually one of their voices will falter.

I know many people have already said this, but Sanjaya still being on the show is so stupid. It's not even like he's getting votes because he has some funny personality but he sucks at singing, but instead he has the personality of a piece of wood and I'm pretty sure my 12 year old brother can sing better than him.

Chris and Phil are getting really weak; they'll be gone soon. Chris R.'s voice is getting really annoying, so I'm hoping he leaves soon. All the other girl's are forgettable, except for Jordin, who might have a chance to shine tonight.

That's all for now! I'll see you all again after the show!
Photo courtesy of AmericanIdol.com 3/20/07

Monday, March 19, 2007

"24" Review

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7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Yep, I guessed it. This was a story-based episode. I'll give a recap in 30 minute increments.

7:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
-The show starts off with Chloe finding out about Milo's and Nadia's password sharing. They get into a little argument, but it boils down to nothing.
-The V.P. orders an ariel attack on the middle east. The V.P. says that he wants to come out and send Fayed's people a message, but Tom objects. The V.P. doesn't listen, and continues on with his plan.
-Buchanon asks Chloe what countries are on Fayed's target list. They narrow it down to Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Fransisco. Buchanon orders emergency response units to those three cities.
-Jack has a conversation with Marylin. Marylin tries to kiss Jack, but he refuses. He says he is waiting for Audrey to return. Marylin the proceeds to tell Jack that Audrey is dead. She died looking for him in China a few months before Jack's return to the States.
-The V.P. has a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and talks about his plan. Many people try to change his mind, especially Karen, but he won't listen. It seems that the V.P. will get what he wants since Wayne is still in the hospital.

7:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
-Milo questions Chloe about Morris. Morris has not been drinking.
-Karen wants to form an alliance with Tom, but Tom won't budge.
-Chloe realizes that there is a leak in CTU. Someone is giving info to an outside source. Doyle comes in, and tells CTU to surrender Nadia based on the fact that she is Muslim. Milo calls the people racsist, but the Chloe tells everyone Nadia is in fact the traitor.
-Doyle is ready to torture Nadia, but Milo breaks it up. Nadia tells Milo to get out of her business.
-Jack brings up the theme of "Dying for nothing" when talking to Buchanon about Audrey's death. Jack wants revenge on the Chinese.
-Jack and Doyle infiltrate the base where the drone is being controlled. Jack get's in, shoots some guys, and realizes the drones target is San Fransisco.
-Jack calls CTU and tells him how to control the drone. He turns it away from the city with 10 seconds left, but then he needs a safe place to land the drone. He lands it on a nearby runway. It is a terrible landing, but somehow it doesn't explode. We do see it burning, so we expect it to release some radioactive material, but a small amount.
-The V.P. still views this as a widespread attack, and wants to continue his bombing. The V.P. is incredibly annoying and has no idea how to run a country.

Overall: It was a story episode, but it had some interesting stuff in it and there was some action at the end.. I give it a 77 out of 100.

Pictures from this episode

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The Constable's Corner

OK everybody. For the next couple of weeks, we will be starting up a new feature in our blog called The Constable's Corner. Every Monday, Nathan Constable will be reviewing the latest videogames on the market. He tells it like it is, my friends. So here is the first edition of the Constable's Corner:

Crackdown is a free-roaming action-adventure game in which a gentically enhanced super-agent of justice roams throughout Pacific City neutralizing gang members and cleaning up the streets. You are a superhuman, a god. You are unstoppable. A force to be reckoned with.

You are given the duty of defeating three powerful gangs, each controlling their own district of the city: Los Muertos, The Volk, and the Shai Gen Corporation, all more notorious than the previous.

You are tasked with killing each of the 7 gang bosses from each gang, with Kingpin at the top. Very little storyline exists. However, the game's fun overwhelms it's less favorable traits.

Crackdown is a riveting game with great gameplay. It's 3rd-person view point allows you to easily navigate Pacific City's soaring rooftops with your superhuman jumping skills. The game offers a vast array of potent explosives for your disposal, and firing them near gas tanks yields devastating results.

Overall, Crackdown is a must-have game for your collection. Not only is solo mode fantastic, but co-op with a buddy is great fun. Not only can you take on the filth of Pacific City together, but when bored you can engage in a no-holds-barred, city-wide deathmatch to the finish. Crackdown is a must-buy!

Overall Rating: 90 out of 100
Signed, N. Constable

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Monday TV: "24" Preview

Last Week
The last time we saw Jack, he was talking to Doyle about the location of Gredenko. Apparently, Gredenko is located somewhere in the Mojave Desert.

The camera switches over to Fayed, who had just readied the first nuclear weapon, and is ready to fire.

Then, we see Logan crying to Martha as he dies. Remember, Martha had stabbed him earlier in the episode.

This Week
This Monday's episode should be interesting. I believe it is going to be more of a "story" driven episode than an "action" one, but it still should be good. With Logan dead, Jack's new go-to-guy is going to be Doyle. They should also find Gredenko in this episode too. I can't wait.

24 Homepage

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Interested in Tech and Gadget Reviews?

If you are interested, go to this site: The Tech Group.

They have a couple of reviews of movie cameras and picture cameras on there. It's a pretty good site so far. Check it out!

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"Premonition" Review


I went to see this because I thought I would be surprised. Not the "jump out of my seat because of the suspense and thrills of the movie" type of deal. Going in, I wanted it to be good, I wanted to be surprised, but I had a "premonition" that it was going to be another average suspense/thriller movie.

I guess my premonition was correct.

This was another average suspense movie.

What bugged me the most was the way all of the characters seem to be overacting or underacting. At one point, some characters are super-emotional, and some are in a dead robotic silence.

What makes this movie any good? The saving grace of this movie is the way the camera works with the characters. The camera showed the true emotions of the characters, and really showed you what it would be like of you were in there shoes.

this was another average suspense movie.

I give it a 62 out of 100.

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