September 4, 2011

Junior's Reading And Viewing List:
August 11 - 21, 2011

Last Update - September 4, 2011 at 4:43 PM EDT

Linked titles and bits of items Dan, Jr. checked out between August 11 and August 21, 2011 are in this 'Reading And Viewing List'.

Recently released and currently filming movies, television, stage plays, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are among the topics to be found below.

August 21, 2011

David Talks to The Guardian
Posted by Jack at David Tennant - Fan News Blog

David Tennant: 'My bedpost really has very few notches' – interview

He's been Casanova, Romeo and the Doctor. Just don't call David Tennant a pin-up.

There's a moment in the current production of Much Ado About Nothing that I particularly love. It's not when David Tennant's Benedick makes his entrance as a sun-bronzed prat in a golf buggy, nor his Cary Grant-style rat-a-tat-tat delivery of lines such as, "I would my horse had the speed of your tongue", not even when he finally gets to kiss Catherine Tate's Beatrice. It's the encore when Tennant skips across the stage, grinning from ear to ear, and you just know there's nothing on earth he'd rather be doing. I've never seen an actor so happy in his job...

Dudley Rocks!
Posted at Home Of Metal

...Catch the Home of Metal Roadshow as it pulls up in Dudley. Young musicians will also be on the Square while a mural dedicated to Heavy Metal music and the links to the borough's industrial past will be unveiled. Meanwhile, in the Dudley Museum & Art Gallery,..

Track Of The Day: White Wizzard
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Inspired by NWOBHM and 1970s hard rock, the Wizzard have already made a name for themselves as one of the most exciting bands around. Now they’re back with the album Flying Tigers, which is released by Earache on September 19...

August 19, 2011

'Avengers': Captain America And Thor Assemble!
Posted by Josh Wigler at MTV's Splash Page

It's one thing to see an "Avengers" teaser that offers quick glimpses at Earth's Mightiest Heroes. It's a completely different thing seeing them fight shoulder-to-shoulder...

August 18, 2011

Walk For Lis
Posted by Jack at David Tennant - Fan News Blog

Edward Russell, who is the brand manager for Doctor Who, is to take part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Meadow House Hospice, the hospice that cared for Lis Sladen.

The walk will start at the Upper Boat studios in South Wales on 3rd September.

Visit the facebook group here.

Donate here.

2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India to flag off F1 dreams
Posted at

As millions of fans gear up to witness their Formula One dreams come alive in India, leading global telecommunications company Bharti Airtel today joined hands with Formula One group companies to announce the 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India, India's eagerly awaited F1 foray...

Loeb’s decision cheers rivals
Posted at

Sebastien Loeb's rivals have welcomed the Frenchman's decision to continue in the World Rally Championship despite accepting that he will remain the driver they must continue to strive to beat...

Metallica, Lou Reed Launch Website
By mdome at Classic Rock

...The metal heroes have been recording with the Velvet Underground legend, and this will be released on October 31...

August 17, 2011

Hoon hero Block stars in new Gymkhana video
Posted at

World Rally Championship star Ken Block comes face to face with Jaws in the fourth installment of his hit series of viral videos: Ken Block's Gymkhana FOUR; The Hollywood Megamercial, which has just been released...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Here's the video clip, below.

Ford optimistic over Germany prospects
Posted at

The Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team will start this week's ADAC Rallye Deutschland with high hopes of a strong result, despite the squad's lack of success on asphalt in recent seasons...

August 16, 2011

New Avengers Set Photos and Video
Posted at

Splash News Online has posted ten photos of the action yesterday on the downtown Cleveland set for The Avengers. We've posted a couple of them below along with a video from 'jgokorsch' that shows what was filmed for the May 4, 2012 release. Filming is expected to take place all week in the city...

Tony Iommi Denies Reunion Talk, calling it "absolute nonsense"
By Joe Siegler at Black Sabbath Online

The net has been abuzz the last 24 hours with a ton of reunion talk of Mk I Black Sabbath. It's all mostly fueled on an article from the Birmingham Mail newspaper where Tony Iommi reported to have talked about a reunion, etc... There were no official statements on the matter.

Until now...

Saturday 3rd September Family Fun Days Out
Posted at Home Of Metal

Please click on the images below for more information about further activities at each venue:...

Metal on Film Festival: Friday 2nd September
Posted at Home Of Metal

Friday 2 September | 6.30pm [GMT / UTC] | Light House | £5.80/£4.40 concessions.

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (dir: Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen, Canada 2005, 96 mins)

Anthropologist and metal fanatic Sam Dunn set out to do what no one had really achieved before, and create a proper overview of his favourite music with contributions from all the main players...

Get Crafty! 1st - 4th September
Posted at Home Of Metal

To see what else will be going on at these venues throughout the Home of Metal Black Country Weekender (1st-4th September) please use the links below:...

Schumacher: You will see me in 2012
Posted at

Mercedes' Michael Schumacher has rebuffed rumours that he is set to retire (again) at the end of the 2011 season. It follows recent speculation that the seven-time champion could be replaced for 2012 in light of his disappointing form since joining the German team last year...

Germany preview notes: Part two
Posted at

...This is a summary of how the main contenders have prepared and what some of the leading drivers have had to say in the build-up...

Germany preview notes: Part one
Posted at

The first asphalt event of the 2011 World Rally Championship season takes place in Germany this week...

August 15, 2011

Video From the Cleveland Set of The Avengers
Posted at

...UPDATE: An impressive action sequence has been filming all morning and was caught on video by YouTube user "andybaker321". Check out his aerial glimpse of the scene below and some still photos of the action, courtesy of Superhero Hype forums poster "RealIrOnMaN"...

'Amazing Spider-Man': The Lizard Is No Joker, Says Star
Posted by Danica Davidson at MTV's Splash Page

The Amazing Spider-Man" doesn't swing into theaters until next summer, but to give you some idea of what to expect, Rhys Ifans -- who plays bad guy Dr. Curt Connors (better known as Spidey's reptilian nemesis, The Lizard) -- is speaking out about his character and his take on the overall film...

Block’s F1 debut postponed
Posted at

Monster World Rally Team star Ken Block's eagerly-anticipated Formula One debut with Pirelli has been postponed after it emerged that a car that fitted him could not be found...

August 14, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises Set Videos Galore
Posted at

The Dark Knight Rises production continued filming in downtown Pittsburgh this weekend and just a crazy amount of set videos from fans have turned up online. We've posted a sample of them below which feature the new vehicle Batman will be using, the Tumblers, Catwoman on the Batpod and more. Filming is set to wrap up in the city next weekend...

August 13, 2011

Twisted Sister To Release London Live Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Live At The Marquee Club was recorded during two sold-out nights the band played at the legendary London venue in March 1983. The track listing is:...

August 12, 2011

'Hulk' TV Series: No Movie Connection, Says Guillermo Del Toro
Posted by Terri Schwartz at MTV's Splash Page

...But just because they're still waiting on ABC to approve the "Hulk" TV show doesn't mean that they're not getting any work done. Del Toro said he and Eick have worked on "three or four treatments with variations", and that they're trying to figure out how to adapt the comic book on a TV effects budget...

Fan access for GB’s Power Stage
Posted at

Wales Rally GB chiefs are going all out to make their event-closing Power Stage a success by allowing spectator access...

August 11, 2011

No Slackers Here: One Capital’s Grueling Offseason Training
By Elisabeth Meinecke at On Frozen Blog

It’s 6:45 am, and the few people in the gym where Brooks Laich trains back in Saskatchewan have been known to throw odd glances at the NHL player being put through the paces by his trainer. Laich has been up since 5:30 am, and he’ll be at the gym from 6:45 till 10:45, working through a conditioning program that takes the “off” out of offseason...

Huge entry for first asphalt round of 2011
Posted at

More than 80 crews will contest ADAC Rallye Deutschland next week, the first all-asphalt event of the 2011 World Rally Championship season...

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