Thursday, August 9, 2007

4th Quadrant 8/13 '07

Week of August 13, 2007

World Series of Video Games on CBS

Matthew Ringel, president and commissioner of the World Series of Video Games (WSVG) said, “World Series of Video Games, Presented by Intel believes that the excitement of video game competition belongs on broadcast network television, accessible to all.”

CBS and the WSVG have partnered to broadcast recaps of video game tournaments. According to the Times, CBS will be the first broadcast network in the United States to cover a video game tournament as a sporting event.

One can watch gamers battle it out in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, Guitar Hero II, and Fight Night Round 3.

The early airing schedule is:
  • July 29th - Louisville, Kentucky (Event: June 21st-24th)
  • August 19th - Dallas, Texas (Event: July 5th-8th)
  • November 17th - Los Angeles, California (Event: October 18th-21st)
  • December 15th - Jönköping, Sweden Saturday (Event: November 29th-December 2nd)

"The Two Coreys"

“The Two Coreys” is a reality show where Corey Haim, who wrestles with substance abuse, bankruptcy, and obesity, moves in with Corey Feldman, and his second wife Susie Sprague. Haim needs help from the Feldmans in getting his life back in order. Cory and Susie were married on “Surreal Life” by MC Hammer, and according to the Times review of the show, Susie possesses, “an impressive torso that in Episode 2 becomes the focal point of a Stuff magazine photo shoot.”

The two Coreys are former child stars who appeared in seven movies together during the 1980s including the cult classic “The Lost Boys,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Below: The Two Coreys have dinner with a representative from PETA.

"I Know Who Killed Me"

David Alves writes on IMDb, "An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital insists that she is not who they think she is and that the real Aubrey Fleming is still in mortal danger."

Joe Leydon of Variety writes in his review of the film, “A disaster that exerts a perverse fascination,” and Kurt Loder of MTV writes, “What was Lindsay Lohan thinking?”


"El Cantante"

The film’s official website states that "El Cantante" celebrates the life and music of the legendary Puerto Rican salsa singer Hector Lavoe, a pioneer of the sound and sensibility that redefined Latin music in the 1960s and 1970s. Shepherded to the screen and produced by Lopez, "El Cantante" portrays an era when a new sense of national identity and pride took root in Puerto Rican communities across the U.S.

Armond White of the New York Press writes in his review of the film,” Lopez, Anthony and [Director] Ichaso seize the opportunity to make Hollywood’s first NuYorican epic.”


Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio Diaries

“Had to buy a new shirt because neck size down to 15½.” MSNBC reports that the entry is part of a 2,000-page, 29-volume collection of the New York Yankees icon’s [Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio] diaries, meticulously handwritten between 1982 and 1993, which are now being offered for sale. The bidding on the diaries is to begin at $1.5 million. The pages, in plastic protective sheets, are contained in thick, black loose-leaf binders that were kept stacked in the closet of DiMaggio’s lawyer. Apparently, the diaries only give hints about his life as a baseball hero and husband of Marilyn Monroe.


AhmadMob on IMDb writes, “A master chef, Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale 22 Bleecker Restaurant in Manhattan--with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection.”

Subsequently, Kate’s sister tragically dies in a car accident, leaving Kate to raise her niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin). Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly further states that, “At first unable to deal with caring for a child, Kate has to learn to slow down and be more flexible, and to allow her personal life to merit as much importance as her professional one. She also has to contend with her new sous-chef, Nick (Aaron Eckhart), a free spirit who likes to play opera CDs while cooking and to whom Zoe takes an instant liking. Will Kate, too, fall for Nick?”

“No Reservations” is a remake of the 2001 German film “Mostly Martha.”


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