I know this has been around for a long time, but I’ve never actually done it.Â Â Apparently if you play Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” at the same time you watch Wizard of Oz… Starting Dark Side of The Moon when the MGM lion roars… It syncs up perfectly with Wizard of Oz….Â Â Â ThisÂ has been called by some fansÂ “The Dark Side of The Rainbow”.Â Â I think I want to try it….
Have IÂ mentioned how much I enjoyed the movie Iron Man?Â Â I picked up the 2 disc special edition last night.Â Zoe, Zada and I curled up on the couch and watchedÂ it.Â Â Â Zoe fell asleep, but Zada LOVED it.Â Â She was jumping arroundÂ pretending she was blasting the bad guys on the screen.Â IÂ have to corrupt them now while they’reÂ still young.
Â Â Â I caught myself geeking out over the DVD special features on disc 2.Â Â Â Â The “I am Iron Man” documentary is totally worth the extra money alone, and that’s not the only special feature.Â It chronicles the production of the film.Â Â The documentaryÂ includes some priceless interviews with Stan Winston and had some great footage of Stan’s workshop.Â Â Â
It was also cool to see John Faverau’s interviews.Â Â He REALLY slimmed down during the production.Â Â For a fat guy like me, It was inspirational to see him drop the pounds.Â
Even if you’re not a comic book fan, pick this one up.Â Â – Canman
A couple notable new releases this week.Â First Iron Man comes out on DVD.Â Â This one is a BUY.Â Â Ben Folds I(my absolute favorite musician of all time) has a new CD coming out tomorrow too titledÂ “Way toÂ Normal”.Â Â I’llÂ be picking both up tomorrow.
The premier of Chuck is on NBC tonight.Â Â Â I didn’t watch it on HULU this past weekend, as I wanted to see it in HD.Â Â Â Sure hope it was worth the wait.
I’m looking forward to this weeks episode of Ghost HuntersÂ Wednesday evening.Â Â It looks like it will be pretty exciting.Â (I wish I had Sci Fi HD!)…
I’m wondering what we should discuss this week on the show?Â Â Todd Gutknecht will be joining us.Â Â Todd is one of the most talented voice impersonators I have ever met….Â Should be a funny episode.
Currently the site showcases 20 departed celebs and it appears that they are adding new ones frequently.Â Â Â Â Each of the celeb’s showcased has their own page that includes Videos, Photo Galleries, and Trivia Quizzes.Â Â Some of theÂ people on the site I found most interesting:
This month starts the kick off for items being released and prices being dropped “just in time for Christmas.”Â Â All the summer blockbusters, the anticipated video games, the price drops seem to happen this time of year.Â Â Here are some that I’m looking forward to.
Microsoft has announced that they are dropping their X-Box 360 console prices by $50.00 across the board.Â Â SoÂ forÂ $199.00,Â you’ll be able to pick up their bare bones “Arcade”Â model for less than the price of the WII ($249.00).Â Â I personally would not pick up the Arcade Model as it does not include the hard drive which significantly reduces the functionality of the device.Â Â I do recommend spending the extra cash ($299.00 to $349.00)Â on the “Pro” model.Â Â It has everything you need to appreciate the functionality of the device.Â Â Â
To go with the X-Box 360 there are quite a few games being released.Â Â On the list of games that I would like to get are:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed- This game looks pretty awesome.Â Â I’ve played the demo and enjoyed it.Â I’ll be picking it up when it’s released on September 16th.Â Â
Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour-Â In myÂ opinion these are pretty much the same game.Â Â These are the games getting credit for “saving the music industry”.Â I enjoy both franchises but to me the subtle differences in the games are not enough to distinguish one franchise from the other.Â Â Â I’m looking forward to seeing the improvements in the Rock Band drum peripheral and the differences in Guitar Hero’s version.Â Â Â I’m sure I’ll be satisfied either way.Â Â Â According to Amazon.com Guitar HeroÂ World TourÂ Band Kitfor the Xbox 360Â will be availible on October 26th 2008 and will retail for $189.99.Â Â Amazon.com hasÂ two different release dated posted for RockÂ Band 2 for XBOX 360, Game onlyÂ $59.99 released on September 14th and Special Edition (with the instruments) $189.99 released on October 19th 2008.
I am a movie lover and am looking forward to picking up quite a few ofÂ this season’s biggest movies.Â Â Below is a list of the release dates to the movies I’m adding to my collection.
A little Canman trivia.Â A very long time ago I worked at Showbiz Pizza in Cedar Rapids.Â Ahh the goodÂ old days.Â TodayÂ I stumbled upon this independent film “Rock-afire Explosion“.Â Â It looksÂ the story of a group of people obsessed with BillyÂ Bob and the Show Biz Crew.Â Â I can’t wait to see the whole movie!Â until then, check out this trailer.
About this time every year,Â my family startsÂ asking for my family’sÂ Christmas lists.Â Â My mom always gives me crap for putting “big ticket”Â itemsÂ onÂ my list, but isn’t that whatÂ a Christmas listÂ is all about?Â Â Â Putting the stuff you REALLY want on there?Â Â Sure I’d be happy withÂ aÂ new shirt but, I dream big, so here I go:
Star Wars Toys:
The new Millenium Falcon:Â This thing is SWEET!Â Comparing it to the past versions of the Falcon this one is AMAZING.Â Â The old one held 8 figures, this one holds 18!!!Â
Sony PS3: I really just want the BlueRay Player, But for the SAME PRICE!!!Â Why not get the PS3 and play the games.Â Â Â Â What I REALLY want is for Xbox 360Â to come out with a Blueray Player instead. But IÂ can’t win them all, so I’ll just take the PS3 for now.
The Rocker– Stars Rainn Wilson as a failed drummer who gets a second chance at fame.Â
Note on this film- It also stars Teddy Geiger who had a hit song a couple summers ago “For you I will”.Â He had a supporting role in the short lived T.V. show “Love Monkey”.Â I was impressed by his acting on that show and look forward to seeing how he does in this movie.
The House Bunny– Anna Faris stars as a former Playboy Bunny who goes back to college as a sorority house mother.Â Â Looks pretty funny.Â Â Â I liked her in the Scary Movie films.
Death Race– Looks like a remake of Death Race 2000, only not so campy.Â Â Stars Jason Statham, could go either way with this one: