July 15, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
June 1 - 10, 2011

Last Update - July 15, 2011 at 5:21 AM EDT

Junior's June 1 through June 10, 2011 'Reading And Viewing List' includes title links, with article snippets, from items published at the start of June 2011.

Upcoming films, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are among the topics to be found in this list.

June 10, 2011

Assembled 'Avengers' Cast Is 'Everything Everyone's Imagined...
But Better,' Says Tom Hiddleston

By Kara Warner at MTV's Spalsh Page

...First, MTV News snagged some fun "Avengers" details from Captain America himself, Chris Evans at the Movie Awards on Sunday, and yesterday I happened upon a surprising, but welcome attendee at the "Super 8" premiere: actor Tom Hiddleston, a.k.a. Loki...

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
Posted at Formula1.com

Sebastian Vettel, Kamui Kobayashi, Adrian Sutil and Jerome d'Ambrosio on their brushes with the Montreal walls; Pedro de la Rosa on his unexpected call-up for Sauber; and Fernando Alonso on setting the pace around the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Drivers and senior team personnel report back on day one in Canada...

Bahrain withdraws from 2011 calendar
Posted at Formula1.com

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have decided to withdraw from staging a round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship. It follows the FIA World Motor Sport Council's reinstatement of the race last week...

June 9, 2011

2010-11 Rink Wrap: Alexander Semin
By Kareem E. at Japers' Rink

...Over the past seven seasons, the enigma known as Alex Semin has driven the Capitals fan base crazy. One stretch he is the best player on the ice, setting up plays, toying with defensemen, scoring goals, and flashing what may be the NHL's best set of hands. The next stretch he's invisible, except for the untimely defensive zone giveaway and the ugly offensive zone hooking penalty. You never know what you get with Semin, and, consequently, you have a much-divided fan base when it comes to determining his value to the team...

Canada preview - now or never to halt Red Bull rampage?
Posted at Formula1.com

The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2011 is the race in which McLaren and Ferrari must stake strong claim to Red Bull's dominant position. Sebastian Vettel has won eight of the last nine races, and if the two legendary teams are to get back into the world championship fight they must beat the machines from Milton Keynes this weekend...

June 8, 2011

Black Country Communion Release First Video
From 'Black Country Communion 2'

Posted by Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

...The album will will be officially released in the U.K. and Europe on June 13 and in North America on June 14 via J&R Adventures.

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Free download (mp3)
of "The Outsider".

Ferrari: Montreal upgrades see another step forward
Posted at Formula1.com

Last month's Monaco round saw Ferrari finally shake off the issues that had so far blighted their 2011 season and take a genuine step forward, with Fernando Alonso challenging the might of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to the finish line. Although a second safety car eventually cost Alonso any chance of sweeping past Vettel for the win, his second-place finish was a positive performance from a rejuvenated team...

Raikkonen returns to rallying
Posted at WRC.com

Kimi Raikkonen will return to World Rally Championship duty in Greece next week, almost two months after he made his last appearance in the series in Jordan, where he finished sixth in his Ice 1 Racing Citroen DS3 WRC...

MINI set for Tarmac practice run
Posted at WRC.com

...MINI’s factory squad, which began its world championship campaign on Rally d’Italia Sardegna last month, will run a John Cooper Works WRC on the Richard Burns Memorial Rally in the United Kingdom from 13-14 August, one week before the WRC-counting ADAC Rallye Deutschland...

June 7, 2011

Judas Priest Announce Box Set Details
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Titled Singles Cuts, this features all the UK singles the band released for Columbia from 1977 to 1992. There are 52 songs in all. Here’s a list of them:...

Wales Rally GB gets support from political figures
Posted at WRC.com

..."We are thrilled to host Wales Rally GB later in the year,” said Councilor Wynne Jones, Powys Cabinet Member. “The area lends itself so well to rallying. We have it all, forests, mountains and magnificent scenery. The Rally brings so many benefits to the area and Powys County Council is delighted to support this prestigious event."...

Hope for Henning as Greece drive is confirmed
Posted at WRC.com

Henning Solberg will return to the World Rally Championship in Greece next week - and M-Sport Stobart boss Malcolm Wilson has backed the Norwegian to challenge for podium finishes once again...

June 6, 2011

2010-11 Rink Wrap: Mathieu Perreault
By Stephen Pepper at Japers' Rink

...His points per 60 minutes rate at even strength was the best amongst Caps centers not wearing #19 and, on the power play, his point production rate outshone Brooks Laich and Jason Arnott, suggesting that he again made decent work out of his somewhat limited opportunities with the big club...

'X-Men: First Class' - A Guide To The Comics Behind The Movie
By Matt Adler at MTV's Spalsh Page

"X-Men: First Class", the fifth film in the X-Men big-screen franchise, hit theaters this weekend and took audiences even deeper into the origins of Marvel's mutant team. The origins of the movie itself, however, lie between the pages of almost 50 years of X-Men comic books, which the film draws heavily upon in order to craft its own tale of how the X-Men came to be...

Drivers to choose starting order in 2012
Posted at WRC.com

...A statement from the FIA, motorsport’s world governing body, said: “From 1 January 2012 the shakedown will be used as a qualifying stage for all Priority 1 and 2 drivers to determine the start order for each individual gravel rally...

Acropolis gets strong entry for WRC return
Posted at WRC.com

Eighteen World Rally Cars will be in action on Acropolis Rally of Greece next week as part of a 42-car entry assembled for the all-gravel event...

June 5, 2011

'X-Men' Star James McAvoy Teaches Interviewing 101
In 'After Hours: Movie Awards Edition'

Posted by Terri Schwartz at MTV's Splash Page

Here's a hint for fans of actor James McAvoy: he doesn't want you to ask him which superpower he'd love to have.

That's the mistake MTV Movies' Josh Horowitz made in the latest edition of After Hours. During an interview with McAvoy for "X-Men: First Class", Horowitz made the terrible faux pas, prompting an arduous quest to improve his interview skills...

Track Of The Day: Queensryche
By mdome at Classic Rock

Now you can download the song Around The World for free right here.

June 4, 2011

Foo Fighters: See New Video
By mdome at Classic Rock

...This comes from the band’s current album Wasting Light, and you can see this here.There are a couple of stills from it below...

June 3, 2011

Deep Purple Man To Release New Solo Record
By mdome at Classic Rock

...If Life Was Easy is out on July 12, through the earMUSIC/Edel label. This is his first solo record in nine years, and features his daughter, Gillian Glover...

Monte Carlo returns to the WRC calendar
Posted at WRC.com

Rallye Monte Carlo, one of the sport's most iconic events will return to the World Rally Championship next season...

Ogier vows to recover from Argentina blow
Posted at WRC.com

...The Citroen Total World Rally Team ace took a lead of 43.7s into Sunday’s closing quartet of stages only for an erroneous pace note to cause him to roll...

June 2, 2011

2010-2011 By the Tens -- Defensemen: Karl Alzner
By The Peerless at The Peerless Prognosticator

...Karl Alzner was taken with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft, and if it seems as if it has taken a long time for him to cement his place in the Caps lineup, it is perhaps a product of his being a fifth overall pick. Call it "high expectations"...

'X-Men: First Class' 101: The Cast Introduce Their Characters
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Spalsh Page

...In order to bring everyone up to speed, MTV News asked the "X-Men: First Class" cast to explain their characters' powers and place in the live-action X-Men movie universe...

Canada preview quotes - Ferrari, HRT, Williams & more
Posted at Formula1.com

They may both have temporary waterside locations, but there aren't many similarities between last weekend's Monaco event and the forthcoming Canadian round. Whilst the cars wound their way around Monte Carlo's tight and twisty seaside streets, in Montreal they will be unleashed around a riverside track dominated by long straights and low-speed chicanes. But for all their differences, they are equally popular. The drivers and senior team personnel explain why the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is such a firm favourite and discuss their prospects...

Massa: The car is competitive - I hope I can exploit it soon
Posted at Formula1.com

Ferrari may be in the midst of one of the toughest starts to a season in years, but Fernando Alonso's second-place finish in Monaco finally breathed life into the team's 2011 championship campaign. For Alonso's team mate Felipe Massa, however, the feeling of frustration continues after his Monte Carlo race ended in the barriers following a prior collision with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton...

June 1, 2011

Rumored 'Hawkman' Film Treatment Is A Mix Of 'Indiana Jones'
And 'Da Vinci Code'

By Rachel Molino at MTV's Splash Page

Rumor has it a “Hawkman” movie is being shepherded by producers Adrian Askarieh, Gregory Novack and production executive Will Hackner. The info comes courtesy of It’sOnTheGrid (via The Playlist), a members-only site for tracking Hollywood project seedlings...

Yes Announce New Album Details
By mdome at Classic Rock

Yes are to release their first studio album in a decade on July 1...

Block comfortable again in the WRC
Posted at WRC.com

Ken Block has said that "getting comfortable" in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC again took away some of the frustration he felt after he failed to complete the entire competitive route on Rally Argentina last week...

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