Halloween by Rob ZombieWhen I first heard that someone was going to make a remake of the classic Halloween, I was skeptical and I always feel that way when someone wants to tinker with a classic. But when I heard that someone was Rob Zombie of the kickass The Devils Rejects fame, there were reasons to be hopeful. I mean this is Zombie we are talking about, making some awesome horror movies, the kind we have not seen in a while.

Initial reviews from critics say that this is the second greatest Halloween/Horror genre movie ever made where Rob Zombie restores the grandeur of a horror movie. I mean with a tag line of Evil has a Destiny, how can one go wrong with Halloween the movie.

The plot outline (from IMDB) of Halloween the movie is that after being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, is mistakenly released from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. Zombie doesn’t explain Myer’s evil so much as show it brewing which makes for this classical confused character who can’t explain the evil within and results in some truly terrifying scenes for us.

In this movie, you end up actually caring for the characters in the movie hoping something bad does not happen to them. I mean we all saw the SAW movies, the HOSTELs but how many times did you care about that character. Yup, never. You end up being really moved by Sheri Moon’s character and other characters where it feels like a Greek tragedy where characters commit horrible acts not driven by their weakness but by their nature.

But this movie is definitely outstanding and should be the best horror movie to come out in the last five years, a must watch when it releases in August and when the DVD for this movie comes out it shall take its place beside the original Halloween movie.

And now a new trailer is available online. There are not many horror remakes that have me excited, but I have faith that Zombie has done it right. By the time that the music hits at the conclusion of the trailer, my heart is beating at a rapid pace. Check out the new trailer …

Four days before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits bookstores worldwide on the midnight of July 21,  It turns out that someone with access to the American edition of the book has taken a photograph of every one of the pages and made them available via bittorrent. Publishers may well be quaking in their boots, but in some places the quality is barely legible. On many pages the pirateer’s hands are in the pictures with other pages needing a bit of Photoshopping just to make out the words. It appears many of the sites have been removing the content, naturally enough.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked copy 

Note: This post does not contain any spoilers or links to where you can download the leaked copy.

Even I could get a copy of the leaked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from the internet site

We compiled a list of the top 20 most amazing coincidences. Some of this stuff has been floating around the internet. Here we put it all together for our readers. Some coincidence that this list was put together and published on 07/07/2007 at 7:07 AM

1. James Dean’s car curse

In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a horrific car accident whilst he was driving his Porsche sports car. After the crash the car was seen as very unlucky.
a) When the car was towed away from accident scene and taken to a garage, the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs.
b) Eventually the engine was bought by a doctor, who put it into his racing car and was killed shortly afterwards, during a race. Another racing driver, in the same race, was killed in his car, which had James Dean’s driveshaft fitted to it.
c) When James Dean’s Porsche was later repaired, the garage it was in was destroyed by fire.
d) Later the car was displayed in Sacramento, but it fell off it’s mount and broke a teenager’s hip.
e) In Oregon, the trailer that the car was mounted on slipped from it’s towbar and smashed through the front of a shop.
f) Finally, in 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces while it was sitting on steel supports.

2. A falling baby, saved twice by the same man

In Detroit sometime in the 1930s, a young (if incredibly careless) mother must have been eternally grateful to a man named Joseph Figlock. As Figlock was walking down the street, the mother’s baby fell from a high window onto Figlock. The baby’s fall was broken and both man and baby were unharmed. A stroke of luck on its own, but a year later, the very same baby fell from the very same window onto poor, unsuspecting Joseph Figlock as he was again passing beneath. And again, they both survived the event. (Source: Mysteries of the Unexplained)

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 and noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up quite a lot of space and valuable resources. No mention of this phenomenon was included in the product brochure.

In addition, Wife 1.0 installs itself into all other programs, and launches during the system initialization where it monitors all other system activity. Applications like Pokernight 10.3, Drunken Boys Night 2.5, and Monday Night Football 5.0 no longer run, crashing the system whenever selected.

I am thinking of going back to Girlfriend 7.0, but the uninstall does not seem to work on this program. Can you help me PLEASE!?!?

Thanks, Joe

Dear Joe,

This is a very common problem men complain about but is mostly due to a primary misconception. Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 with the idea that Wife 1.0 is merely utilities and entertainment program.

One of the songs which the two finalists at American Idol 2007 were to perform was the song “This is My Now” penned by the American Idol songwriting contest winners Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody.

This is My Now Lyrics

There was a time I packed my dreams away
Living in a shell, hiding from myself.
There was a time when I was so afraid
I thought I’d reached the end.
Baby, that was then.
But I am made of more than my yesterdays.

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.
I had to decide.
Was I gonna play it safe?
Or look somewhere deep inside,
Try to turn the tide.
Find the strength to take that step of faith?

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.

I have a courage like never before, yeah.
I settled for less, but I’m ready for more.
Ready for more…

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.
This is my now.

Video of song This is My Now

One of the highlights of American Idol finale besides Jordin Sparks, the American Idol Winner‘s performance was the performance of Green Day. Green Day sang John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero”.  Working Class Hero has powerful and amazing lyrics and props to Green Day who did a great rendition of Working Class Hero

Green Day Working Class Hero Lyrics

As soon as your born they make you feel small,
By giving you no time instead of it all,
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool,
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,
Then they expect you to pick a career,
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear,
A working class hero is something to be,

A working class hero is something to be.
Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free,
But you’re still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be,
A working class hero is something to be.
There’s room at the top they are telling you still,
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
If you want to be like the folks on the hill,
A working class hero is something to be.
A working class hero is something to be.
If you want to be a hero well just follow me,
If you want to be a hero well just follow me.

Working Class Hero Music Video

Jordin Sparks, Winner of American IdolWho won the American Idol this year in 2007? If that is the question on top of your mind, the winner of American Idol is Jordin Sparks.

The 17 year old Jordin Sparks from Glendale, Arizona becomes American Idol’s youngest winner and takes the title over Blake Lewis the other finalist at American Idol. This is the sixth season of American Idol and Jordin delivered an outstanding performance in front of a capacity audience at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater and many million more TV viewers.

Both Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis were offered three songs, the first a song of their choosing, the second one assigned by the judges and the last song called “This is My Now” which was written by two songwriters who won the American Idol songwriting competition.

The Wednesday night Grand Finale opened with a duet by Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. The finale also featured performances from artists like Gwen Stefani, Green Day and other past American Idol winners. At the end of the nearly 2 hour long finale, host of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest announced the results of the record 74 million votes cast by viewers which was Jordin Sparks.

Congratulations to American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks

You can download Jordin’s performance of ” This is My Now” as an extended MP3.

American Idol Finale Video