July 4, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
May 22 - 31, 2011

Last Update - July 4, 2011 at 11:05 AM EDT

Junior's Eyes looks back at the period of time from May 22 through May 31, 2011 in this 'Reading And Viewing List', which includes title links and article snippets from items published at the end of May 2011.

Below, you'll find upcoming films, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are covered.

May 31, 2011

Check Out Isaiah Mustafa's 'Luke Cage' Pitch Video
By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

Back in April, actor Isaiah Mustafa not only expressed interest in playing Luke Cage on the big screen, but the Old Spice pitchman also revealed that he's already had a meeting with Marvel about the role. Now it looks like he's taken his casting campaign one step further, and created a short pitch video of himself as Luke Cage...

2010-11 Rink Wrap: Mike Knuble
By David Getz at Japers' Rink

When Knuble signed with the Capitals in the summer of 2009, it was clear he was being brought in for one reason: to bring a big body, net-crashing presence to the first line and the powerplay, and using that framework, his 2010-11 season was largely a successful one. Knuble tied for the team lead in powerplay goals, scored more often than anyone else who saw regular powerplay time, and, despite the powerplay struggling for the majority of the season, actually increased his goals per minute from the 2009-10 season. Knuble was also a goal-scoring threat at even strength, trailing only Ovechkin and Alexander Semin in goals per minute...

May 30, 2011

AC/DC Exhibition In Scotland
By mdome at Classic Rock

...This happens in Kiriemuir at the Gateway to Glens Museum, from July 9. This is when Bon Scott would have been 65, and he was born in this town...

May 29, 2011

Wilson: Rally Argentina is roughest yet
Posted at WRC.com

Matthew Wilson says this year's Rally Argentina is the roughest he's tackled since breaking into world championship arena in 2006...

May 27, 2011

2010-11 Rink Wrap: Marcus Johansson
By Becca H at Japers' Rink

...After a somewhat slow start to the season, Johansson gradually began to find his stride as an NHLer and by the midpoint of the year was showing confidence and a stronger offensive side than he had in his first few weeks with the team. He had just five points spread out across the first twenty-three games; from December 21 on, however, he didn't go more than three games without a point until the final five games of the regular season and eventually racked up 27 points - 16 of which came in the second half of the season...

Classic Rock’s New Releases Round-Up
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Two more reissues from Twisted Sister on the Armoury label, and it’s a mixed bag. What 1982’s Under The Blade, the band’s debut, may lack in skill and sophistication is more than compensated for by a no holds barred, totally committed barrel of charisma and bullish belief. Oh, and the songs are rather splendid...

May 26, 2011

Judas Priest on American Idol!!
Posted at Home Of Metal

...They were joined by ex-idol contestant, the incredible James Durbin. James is infamous for singing the first Metal song on American Idol, Priest's 'You've got another thing coming' and for his slogan 'Give Metal a chance!'. Viewers were treated to not one but TWO classics from the team, 'Livin' after midnight' and 'Breaking the Law'...

That fuzzy, dark, powerful sound
Posted at Home Of Metal

...Home of Metal collected some items for our exhibition and recorded Brian recounting the tale of how Black Sabbath influenced his band, who in turn influenced another band who happened to become one of the biggest Heavy Metal acts of the late 20th century and influenced countless more Heavy Metal fans and musicians alike. The story of how Lars Ulrich of Metallica met Diamond Head is a great yarn...

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

Two-time Monaco winner Fernando Alonso is no stranger to success in Monte Carlo, and on Thursday he took the top practice honours, despite some stiff competition from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Nico Rosberg. Alonso, his rivals, and senior team personnel reflect on their early progress...

Latvala wary of asphalt and dry weather
Posted at WRC.com

...Crews will tackle the entire event with full gravel settings and gravel tyres, which could lead to drivers putting extra strain on their driveshafts and gearboxes when they run on asphalt...

May 25, 2011

Michael Schenker To Visit the 'Temple Of Rock' in July
Featuring Performances By Slash, Myles Kennedy, Carmine Appice, Pete Way, Don Airey And Others

By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

According to HMV Japan and Amazon Japan, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new album titled "Temple Of Rock" on July 27 in Japan...

REO Speedwagon Reissue Hi Infidelity
By mdome at Classic Rock

REO Speedwagon are to have a deluxe edition of their 1981 album Hi Infidelity released on July 19...

Judas Priest Plan Singles Box Set
By mdome at Classic Rock

...This will feature every single the band released in the UK from 1977-2008. Each single will come in the original artwork...

FIA Wednesday press conference - Monaco
Posted at Formula1.com

Drivers - Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Jenson Button (McLaren), Nick Heidfeld (Renault), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes) and Jarno Trulli (Team Lotus)...

Monaco preview - will street-fighting spirit win out?
Posted at Formula1.com

Can Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel add another special place to his 'win list' with success in Monte Carlo this weekend? Or will the unique nature of this tight little circuit in the Principality of Monaco throw things open and enable McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes or even Renault to get into the winning picture?...

Hirvonen: Loeb can be defeated
Posted at WRC.com

"Definitely he can be beaten", Hirvonen told British newspaper Motorsport News. "Without the puncture I had the chance to win in Sardinia. I was pleased with my speed there and I like the stages in Argentina. We have a good set-up on gravel, I really have a chance to win."...

May 24, 2011

Stan Lee Reveals His 'Amazing Spider-Man' Cameo...
And The Big Scene It Happens In! [SPOILER ALERT]

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

...Lee appeared at last weekend's Dallas Comic Con and teased his cameos in both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Captain America: The First Avenger"...

Street Smarts - working the wheel in Monaco
Posted at Formula1.com

In times past, Formula One drivers negotiated the Circuit de Monaco practically one-handed, their right palms rubbed raw by the thousands of gear changes required during up to 100 laps of the tortuous track in the Principality. Today's drivers may have a slightly easier time of it, in that they can at least keep both hands on the wheel, but those hands are also significantly busier in 2011...

Argentina preview notes: Part two
Posted at WRC.com

...Driver Petter Solberg arrives in South America buoyed by his first podium finish of 2011 in Italy earlier this month. The Norwegian has extensive experience of competing in Argentina although second place - in 2002 and 2006 - remains his best result on the challenging gravel rally. Armed with his factory-assisted Citroen DS3 WRC Solberg and experienced co-driver Chris Patterson are among the favourites for victory...

May 23, 2011

New 'Green Lantern' Trailer And TV Spots
Have Lots Of New Footage!

By Rick Marshall at MTV's Splash Page

"Green Lantern" hits theaters in just a few weeks now, so it's no surprise that we're seeing bunches of new "Green Lantern" trailers, television spots, and other promotional footage popping up around the 'net lately. What is a bit of a surprise, however, is how much new footage we're seeing in the aforementioned teasers...

Bon Scott Play Opens In Australia
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It’s called Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be – The Story Of Bon Scott, and tells the man’s tale from his earliest bands through to the vocalist becoming a huge success with AC/DC...

Monaco preview quotes - Force India, Virgin, HRT & more
Posted at Formula1.com

Having barely had time to catch their breath after a tense Spanish round, the paddock has a little over three days to pack up and shift operations to Monte Carlo for Thursday's opening practice sessions around the punishing Monaco streets. They pose a challenge like no other on the Formula One calendar - and one that those involved relish...

Argentina preview notes: Part one
Posted at WRC.com

...Undefeated in the world championship in Argentina since 2004 and victorious on the last four rounds this season, Citroen heads to South America on a high. It will rely on data accumulated during tests in Portugal and Italy earlier this season to determine a workable set-up for Argentina. The squad also spent part of last week running a DS3 WRC on asphalt using the regulation soft compound Michelin gravel tyre to give its drivers an understanding of how the car will perform on the chunks of Tarmac sections included on this year’s route...

Ford stars fearing tough Argentina test
Posted at WRC.com

Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala admit they will be in for a tough test as they attempt to return the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team to the top in Argentina from 26-29 May...

May 22, 2011

Hockey Mom Hangs Up the Skates
By Hockey Mom at Musings Of A Hockey Mom

Well sports fans, I've proscrastinated as long as possible but HM has had to come to the difficult decision to hang up the skates. I'm hanging the "Closed" shingle out on Musings of a Hockey Mom after almost four fabulous seasons covering the Capitals and youth hockey...

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