Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thor 2 Set for July 26, 2013

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have set a July 26, 2013 release for the sequel to Thor, with Chris Hemsworth reprising the title role. Kenneth Branagh is not returning to direct the follow-up to the film, which has earned $437 million worldwide, though he may produce.

The sequel will be joining Disney and Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which was already set for a May 3, 2013 release.


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The International Captain America Poster

Here is the new international poster for Captain America: The First Avenger! Opening in 3D and 2D North American theaters on July 22, the Joe Johnston-directed action adventure stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.

Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Stan) and Peggy Carter (Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Weaving.)


Steven Spielberg’s War Horse Trailer

Here is the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming period drama War Horse. The film, based on the children’s novel and its stage adaptation, centers on the relationship of a young boy (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse in the midst of World War I. War Horse, which is being distributed under Disney’s Touchstone banner, is scheduled for a December 28, 2011 premiere.


Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Trailer

Paramount and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot have unveiled the first trailer for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The fourth entry to the action/adventure series will see the return of Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg and will add newcomers Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Léa Seydoux (Robin Hood), Josh Holloway (Lost), Vladimir Mashkov (Behind Enemy Lines), Paula Patton (Deja Vu) and Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton). Additionally, Brad Bird, most known for helming the Pixar features, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, will make his live-action directorial debut with Ghost Protocol.

This outing sees the IMF team disbanded after they are blamed for a terrorist bombing of the Kremlin in Moscow. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team then must work under “Ghost Protocol” with agent Brandt (Renner) to clear their organization’s name from the crime.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol will hit theaters this holiday season on December 16th.


Bomba Alarm Clock

The retro-futuristic Bomba Alarm Clock ($72) was created by Dutch designer Will Vanden Vos and boasts a “steampunk” design with moving gears and soothing blue illumination for night time viewing (this deature can be turned on or off).

Prominently featured in the movie “The Green Lantern”, this modern steel and plastic flip clock measures 4″ x 8″ x 5″ and operates on AC power with the included low voltage adapter.

The clock comes in either stylish silver or sleek black. (Found on blurppy)


Frank Miller’s Holy Terror To Arrive On September 14, 2011

Holy Terror, a graphic novel from 300 and Sin City creator Frank Miller, will act as the debut work of Legendary Comics, the publishing arm of Legendary Pictures.

The move was speculated but made official today by Legendary Comics editor-in-chief Bob Schreck, who has been running the imprint since its inception in November.

Holy Terror was originally conceived by Miller as a story of Batman taking on those responsible for the attacks on 9-11 but was scrapped by DC several years ago.

Miller has since re-conceived the concept, with the protagonist now called The Fixer, described as a “hard-edged hero” who battles terror.

According to the company, “The graphic novel is a no-holds-barred action thriller told in Miller’s trademark high-contrast, black-and-white visual style, which seizes the political zeitgeist by the throat and doesn’t let go until the last page.”

The political themes and ties to 9-11 will almost certainly remain. For one, the 120-page graphic novel, which will be published in a 10 x 13 landscape format and distributed by Diamond Books, will hit stores September 14, just days after the 10th anniversary of 9-11.

“Holy Terror finds Frank at the top of his game. A fast paced, biting commentary on our uncertain and volatile times, told with some of the most gut-wrenching, iconic images he’s ever produced,” Schreck said in a statement.


Oreo Cookie Carvings

As part of her food art project “From Scratch,” Somerville-based artist Judith G. Klausner carved these beautiful classic-style cameos using Oreo cookies.

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Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone

The Jabra Freeway in-car speakerphone ($130) makes hands-free calls sound better than ever – and makes controlling them effortless. It is the first in-car speaker-phone to have a 3-speaker stereo system and Virtual Surround sound, which makes the audio crisper, clearer and more vibrant than ever before. And with its dual-mic technology, you can say goodbye to unwanted background noise.

The Jabra Freeway is extraordinarily easy to operate. That’s because with the Jabra Freeway, voices are in control. To start with, voice guidance will talk you through setup and pairing. After that, it will announce the name of the incoming callers, ask if you want to accept their calls and will tell you battery level and con¬nection status. You then simply use your own voice to make, answer, end, redial or reject calls – while keeping both hands safely on the wheel. And there is no need to press buttons to turn the Jabra Freeway on or off. It automatically turns on when you get into your car and off when you get out and can connect to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time. Expect up to 14 hours talk time and up to 40 days standby time with the Jabra Freeway.


101 Gadgets That Changed The World

The alarm clock. The personal computer. The smartphone. The radio. You know the greatest gadgets of all time (and you’ve probably owned most of them), but which has changed the world more than any other? To make the latest issue of Popular Mechanic magazine’s list of 101, a gadget had to be something you could hold in your hands, mechanical or electronic, and a mass-produced personal item. The rest was up to the judges. Check out their selections, and watch the 101 Gadgets TV special on History, premiering June 15. See this list HERE.

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