Telemegaphone Dale

This begs the question, if you call a mountain top and and no one is around to hear it, did you really make a sound?

Touted as a telephonic art installation this megaphone will be installed on a hilltop in Dale, Norway. Anyone can use the loudspeakers by dialing a special phone number.

I hope for the sake of the residents of Dale that they can't hear it because I don't think they'll have the ability to hang up when a telemarketer calls during dinner time. (I'm sure they will be pretty quick to add the number to every do not call list in the world.)


Mamma Mia

Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go-
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me-

Oh sorry, wrong song.

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, how can I resist you?
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my, just how much I've missed you

First, I just want to say that Pierce Brosnan singing is just wrong on so many levels. I will admit he got a little better, but his first song was just really wrong.

I don't know who thought he would be good in a musical. I think they were just trying to find some middle aged guy who would appeal to the middle aged women who are the biggest demographic for this.

Yes, I will admit I did go see it in the theatre. But I want to quickly add that it was with my wife. I have to give in every once in awhile in hopes that she'll see the more action-packed movies with me. (Doesn't work too often, but I can keep hoping.)

As chick flicks go it did have some pretty funny moments. And I must say that Merryl Streep looks pretty good at 59. (Amanda Seyfried isn't half bad either :)

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight definitely lives up to the hype. I won't write too much about it because I don't want to give too much away if you're one of the few who still haven't seen it.

I think all the talk of it being too violent for kids is a bit overrated, but then again I don't have kids, so what do I know. I did however see this with a friend and his nine-year-old who seemed to fair pretty well through it.

It continues to break records reaching for and possibly surpassing the infamous $600M mark held by Titanic.

Though a really great movie, most of the hype and record-breaking is being attributed to Heath Ledgers' passing, so whether all this attention can sustain a future movie is up in the air.

It's pretty certain that the Joker won't appear in any movies for a very long time as Heath Ledger's portrayal and subsequent demise pretty much ruin the chances of any other actor successfully pulling it off.

Batman Beats the Bad Guys and Beats the Records

Though not sure the record-breaking weekend can all be attributed to Batman; I think he had some unlikely help from his arch-nemesis, The Joker, or rather the late Heath Ledger.

With an opening weekend bringing in $155.3M, Batman definitely tore up Spider-man 3's web, and predictions are that the numbers aren't going to slow anytime soon.

The Fairy tale that is Hellboy 2

I haven't seen Pan's Labyrinth, but from the previews for it I immediately recognized Guillermo Del Toro's work in Hellboy 2.

Very much a fairy tale story with fantastical creatures, good fighting evil, and even a bit of beauty and the beast thrown in.

Of course there is still the usual big guns, fist fights and witty comments that are Hellboy.

And not to ruin the ending, but of course good triumphs over evil and they all (or most) go off in to the sunset to live happily-ever-after (so you're lead to believe).


Terminator Salvation trailer

Another fantastic movie for next year. Don't think Arnie will be back for this one though.

Watchemen trailer

Holy freakin-fantastic.

The movie is an adaptation of the graphic novel. "Set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union." (Source: Wikipedia.)

The movie will be out next year. Check out the official site for more info.

Can't wait to go see The Dark Knight and now can't wait even more to see this trailer up on the big screen.

Antartcitc Ice Shelf Melting on a Hot Summer's Day

The Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Antarctic is hanging by a thread. First predictions were that it only had 30 years left, but now researcher David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) says, "it is going more quickly than we had guessed."

Not sure, but can't we just hook up a big snow making machine and refreeze the cracks???


Dramatic Shots of Wildfires in Southern California

This is a pretty dramatic shot with the smoke and fire retardant mingling in the sky.

It's hard to imagine that this is a result of such devastation.


The Dark Knight trailer

Here's an exclusive, extended trailer from Dominos Pizza.

Quantum of Solace Trailer

New trailer for the next Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. This is the first Bond movie to continue from a previous film.

This one takes place just a few days later from where Casino Royale left off.