Best of the Week – 51&5212

Here we go with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Pacific Rim – In theatres July 12th, 2013

Synopsis:When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
Giant robots fighting to save earth??? sounds familiar doesn’t it, but this time I don’t expect everything to blow up like a Michael Bay film or star the overrated Shia Labeouf. This time we get Guillermo del Toro, who I must say has done some decent work, including writing some of The Hobbit, putting his spin on this tale. Most of the stars I don’t know, but it does have the awesome Ron Perlman.

YouTube Video of the Week:

Fifty Shades of George Takei

Although I haven’t, and don’t plan on reading this particular series of books, I can be amused when they are read by none other than George Takei. His rich, deep, voice almost makes this tolerable, plus he throws in a few of his trade mark “Oh My’s”.

News Article of the Week:

Dental assistant fired for being “too hot”.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/melissa-nelson-dental-assistant-fired-for-being-irresistible-is-devastated/
Really? OK, let’s see if we can figure this one out.
Women gets a job with dentist, works there 10 years, dresses like a woman. Dentist finds assistant attractive, maybe too attractive, starts texting assistant. Dentists wife finds out, demands assistant get fired for being attractive, woman gets fired. Woman sues for gender discrimination, court disagrees. Yup, we sure live in a sane world.

The dental assistant in question

 

 

 

 

 

 

App of the Week:

SeriesGuide Show Manager
Synopsis: Manage the progress of (re-)watching your favourite TV shows. See what is coming up, keep track of what to watch next. Check in with trakt.tv or GetGlue. Share episodes with your friends or the world.

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 5012

Here we go with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Man of Steel – In theatres June 14th, 2013

Synopsis:An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world.
You are probably getting tired of super hero movie reboots. Man of Steel is bringing us, what I would call the second reboot, of the Superman franchise. Henry Cavill, a relative unknown, is taking on the lead role as Clark Kent/Superman. Russell Crowe is going to be playing superman’s father, Jor-el. Superman’s nemesis, General Zod, will be played by Michael Shannon. Super sexy redhead Amy Adams takes on Lois Lane, and Clark’s parents are rounded out by Hollywood veterans Diane Lane and Kevin Costner.

YouTube Video of the Week:

Zeitgeist 2012 – Year in Review

2012 may not yet be over, but Google has put together the data to show us what we wanted to know about this year. Whitney Houston was the top search term, Jeremy Lin the most popular athlete, The Hunger Games the top film and Hurricane Sandy the top event that we went looking for on the worlds most popular search engine over the last 11 and a half months.

News Article of the Week:

Well Dressed Monkey roams around Ikea parking lot.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/12/09/toronto-monkey-ikea.html
It’s a real life story of Curious George. This past weekend, a small Monkey wearing a winter jacket and a diaper, was spotted wandering around the parking lot at a Toronto area Ikea store. Store staff were alerted and called in animal services, who were able to track down the poor little guys owners and reunite them.

 

 

 

 

App of the Week:

Waze – Community based navigation.
Synopsis: A cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers.
Waze is a fun, community-based traffic & navigation app, 30 million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time & gas money, and improve everyone’s daily commute.
From what I have heard, and haven’t been able to confirm yet, is that you can also tag accidents and speed traps, which would be just plain awesome.

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 4912

Here we go with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Star Trek Into Darkness – In theatres May 17th, 2013

Synopsis:After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
J.J. Abrams is back with the much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise. This time Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, John Cho and Anton Yelchin are joined by Alice Eve, and pitted against Benedict Cumberbatch who is rumoured to be taking up the role of Khan.

YouTube Video of the Week:

Game of Thrones – Season 3 Production teaser

HBO has given us a glimpse into the work they are doing to get Season 3 ready for the masses. The award-winning series returns to the cable network, broadcast in HD, on March 31st 2013. The series is based on George R. R. Martin‘s A Song of Fire and Ice series of books and has an amazing cast, including Peter Dinklage as everyone’s favourite little anti-hero, Tyrion Lannister.

News Article of the Week:

Pizza Hut launches perfume
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird/NATL-Pizza-Hut-Launches-Perfume–182243871.html
Just what you have always wanted to smell like… Fresh Pizza! Not so log ago, it was just a joke posted on Pizza Hut Canada’s Facebook page. Production is only a limited run, so much so, that there are only 100 bottles, and they are all being given away to some of the first fans to like and comment on the post from Facebook. Rumour has it that Pizza Hut may go forward with another run to sell at retail stores.

 

 

 

 

 

Game of the Week:

War Thunder – Gaijin
I love flying games and flight simulators, and I enjoy the challenge of going head to head against other arm-chair pilots. War Thunder, although it is still in beta, has an impressive choice of aircraft spanning multiple decades and amazing graphics. Although I have been distracted by the recently made free Battlefield 1942 and the fresh release of Planetside 2, I will find time to squeeze in some flying. Take note, it looks like they will be using a ‘freemium’ model, meaning the game is free to play, but you can spend money to buy premium upgrades.

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom