Best of the Week – 2213

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Now You See Me – In theatres May 31st, 2013

Synopsis: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
This one may not be a re-make, at least that I know of, which is surprising in Hollywood these days. Now You See Me has a decent cast, with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman (yes, he should narrate every bodies life), Michael Caine (Legendary) and Mrs. BoratIsla Fisher.

YouTube Video of the Week:Will & Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro on the Graham Norton show.

Will Smith is a class act. This is not his first appearance on the Graham Norton show (last time he did the theme from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.), this time he raps with his son, does part of the Fresh Prince theme again, but this time with DJ Jazzy Jeff, and then gets joined by Alfonso and they all do the Carlton Dance… and they aren’t done there… Graham joins them and they all do a quick Apache by The Sugarhill Gang.

The Carlton - Dance of the week
The Carlton. If you don’t smile when you see this, you should just stop breathing.

News Article of the Week:

Drunk Driver was having sex before crash.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/drunk-car-sex-crash-785912
It appears multi-tasking is not this mans strong suit, and I’m still trying to figure out the logistics involved with performing coitus while driving, and being intoxicated… At least he wasn’t using his cell phone.

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 – 1913

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.

KHAN, this week
Wrong Khan, but what the heck… it’s Kirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lens flare Ho! Yup, were getting ready for J.J. Abrams continuation of the Star Trek franchise he helped reboot in 2009. The complete story can probably be pasted together from all the trailers that have been released, with the exception of the ending… but we can assume Kirk and crew win. All the same actors are back from the first film to reprise their roles and are joined by the gorgeous Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus and Sherlock… errr, I mean Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Noonien Singh.

Khan
Ricardo Montalban as Khan in the original series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khan
and again in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

 

YouTube Video of the Week:

Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: The Challange

Props to Audi for this one, pitting Spock vs. Spock in this fun loving commercial for the brand new S7. Not only does it show off some of the features of the car, it is a decent little promo for Star Trek.

News Article of the Week:

105 Year Old Texas women reveals sizzling longevity secret.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/05/08/texas-woman-105-reveals-sizzling-longevity-secret/
Bacon!  Yes, it’s as if I’ve been right all along.  This granny is on to something, and even garnered attention from Oscar Mayer, who gave her a ride in the famous wienermobile and some packages of free bacon.
Source story with a video is here.

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 – 1813

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Iron Man 3 – In theatres May 3rd, 2013 (Earlier in other parts of the globe)

Synopsis: When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
As much as I have enjoyed the Iron Man films, I do hope this is the last one in the series. Robert Downey Jr. has done a great job as Tony Stark, but it is time to put the suit to bed. RDJ is joined by Don Cheadle as Col. James Rhodes, the lovely Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and joined by Ben Kingsley who takes on the role of the main protagonist, the Mandarin.
NOTE: I wrote the above portion on Wednesday, before seeing the film for an advanced screening on Thursday… and of course, it is now Saturday, so most people will have already seen the film.

Iron Man 3, hard to miss this week
I am Iron Man

YouTube Video of the Week:

Honest Trailers – Iron Man 2

I figure, why not, since we’re on the subject already… Here is a different take on Iron Man 2, done by the fine folks at Screen Junkies (The same YouTube channel that I recommended you subscribe to a few weeks ago).

News Article of the Week:

School cancelled due to nice weather.
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/school-cancelled-due-nice-weather/nXgXY/
This is pretty much every kids dream, or at least kids that don’t live in Canada where we get snow days and 2 to 3 “professional development” days a month. I must say it is a novel idea to give the kids a nice day off, and since the school is located in Washington state, they probably see a lot of rainy days.
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