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There have obviously already been three of these made, so you should pretty much know what to expect going into this movie. However, with that being said, Tom Cruise + Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker) + beautiful women + huge explosions/action scenes + Eminem on the soundtrack = a recipe for entertainment. After watching the above trailer, count me in.
ESPN has dominated the world of sports as of late, but was once a fledgling, start up cable company that had the wild idea to broadcast sports 24/7. Those Guys Have All the Fun is an oral history of the company told by the people that were there making it happen. Written by the same duo that gave us the oral history of SNL (Live From New York), James Miller and Tom Shales, this book interviews everyone from the network’s creator to its biggest personalities and star athletes. It is a fascinating read to learn about how the company started, barely survived, and then made it to where it is today. Although it carries a hefty page count, the book is full of great stories, amazing insights, and fascinating details.
Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District” segment made a triumphant return last week when Colbert interviewed Rep. John Garamendi from California’s 10th District. There had been a long hiatus for the segment, due to Colbert’s hostile and leading questions bringing upon countless embarrassing moments for those in Congress; and now it’s safe to say Congress might be handing a memo to its members to steer clear of Mr. Colbert. Check out Colbert roast Rep. Garamendi here.
All of us have heard it and all of us have thought about it. Do our trusty side kicks and connection to everyone in our world really hurt us? Do our cell phones cause cancer?! Last week, there were research findings which apparently proved the increased risk of cell phone use to cancer. However, many people who use cell phones everyday don’t truly know the effects of cell phones on their health. Recently, the New York Times published a great article addressing frequently asked questions and concerns. Click Here to gain a little more knowledge on the topic.
The latest effort from Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) and Producer Steven Spielberg, Super 8 takes place during the Summer of 1979 in a small town in Ohio. A group of friends are making a homemade movie using super 8 film when they witness a catastrophic train crash. While supposedly an accident, the group becomes suspicious as “unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.” Will no doubt, be one of the biggest movies of the summer.
The death of Osama bin Laden and the mission to get him have become and will be the biggest news story of the year. In the days following the raid, it was a fascinating time in the news as more and more details were revealed. One of the most interesting articles was about how there was a dog attached to the Navy SEAL unit that carried out the mission. It was amazing to learn that “man’s best friend” has become such an integral part of our military and that dogs’ roles will only grow in the future. Take a look at this PHOTO ESSAY from foreignpolicy.com and be thankful for everything our soldiers do.