September 8, 2011

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

Last Update - September 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM EDT

The 'Reading And Viewing List' for August 22 through August 31, 2011 hits on items published at the end of August 2011, with the usual title links and a small taste of each.

Sneak peaks at future movies as they are being filmed, television show reviews, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are on the menue here.

August 31, 2011

FIA confirms 20-race calendar for 2012
Posted at

The FIA has released a confirmed calendar for the 2012 season following a fax vote by members of the World Motor Sport Council. The addition of the United States round makes for a 20-race season, which will get underway in Australia on March 18. The season finale will take place in Brazil on November 25...

Hirvonen aims for Ford extension
Posted at

The Finn, who heads to Rally Australia next week third in the drivers’ standings, has been a member of the Blue Oval’s works team since 2006 when he partnered Marcus Gronholm...

August 30, 2011

By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

...I point my camera down, across the street perhaps a hundred yards away. There, before me, are two superheroes standing down an unseen enemy. Well, unseen until the special effects department artificially inserts them into the finished movie sometime later this year. Thor's cape is billowing in the gentle breeze blowing through the giant wind machine, his hammer held aloft in his right hand. Captain America stands erect, his shield clasped tight to his body. The assistant director yells cut and the two actors break into laughter...

Button takes to the streets of Manchester for demo run
Posted at

Fresh from his podium finish in Belgium at the weekend, McLaren's Jenson Button journeyed to Manchester on Monday to give locals a thrilling taste of Formula One power. The demonstration run was part of a three-day event organised by the team's title sponsor Vodafone...

Eve Myles talks Gwen Cooper, ‘Miracle Day’, John Barrowman
and seeing the ‘bigger picture’

Posted by Brian at

Zap 2 it was able to grab Eve Myles away from her busy schedule in order to bring us this short, but sweet interview with the actress via their entertainment blog Pop Confidential.

Pop Confidential: Gwen has had an incredibly emotional journey so far in Torchwood: Miracle Day. Not only is she trying to save the world, but also her family, often times at cross purposes. As a mother in real-life have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself in Gwen Cooper’s particularly badass shoes?...

August 29, 2011

Ovechkin: "If you have a chance, but you don't help,
it would be ungrateful"

Posted by tj at Alex Ovetjkin

Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk held a press conference in Moscow about the charity game with the proceed going to orphanage. Ovi jokingly complained that Ilya Kovalchuk always has the better roster because he chooses the players for his team first...

Tomas Vokoun took less money to play with Capitals
because ‘I want to enjoy hockey’

By Lindsay Applebaum at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

Tomas Vokoun may be earning a significantly smaller paycheck in Washington than he has in recent seasons, but the veteran goaltender made it clear Monday that money isn’t his priority these days...

August 28, 2011

Kubica undergoes successful final surgery
Posted at

Renault's Robert Kubica underwent one last scheduled operation in Italy on Sunday as he continues his recovery from his February rallying crash. Surgeons described the outcome as “a total success”...

August 27, 2011

Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'Let's Kill Hitler': Nobody puts Hitler
in a cupboard!?

By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

"Doctor Who" is back to continue its sixth modern season. Earlier this week, I published my interview with showrunner Steven Moffat, which I highly recommend for serious "Who" fans, and I have a review of the mid-season premiere coming up just as soon as I memorize every room in the universe...

Tony Martin Rules Out Sabbath Return
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Blabbermouth report that, talking to Metal Shock Finland, Martin said of this: “Sabbath haven’t talked to me in 15 years. All of the albums that I was on was removed from sale completely by them and it would take unbelievable changes to get it all back together”...

Fright Night Facebook Interview
Posted by Jack at David Tennant - Fan News Blog

Webber re-signs with Red Bull for 2012
Posted at

Red Bull Racing have announced that Mark Webber's contract has been extended for another year, meaning the Australian will continue to drive for the team in 2012. Webber has been at Red Bull since 2007...

August 26, 2011

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'End of the Road': Category 0?
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

After "Torchwood: Miracle Day" took a notable quality uptick last week with its Captain Jack in the '20s short story, the miracle storyline resumed tonight, and I was mostly reminded of how little I care about either the cause of or solution to this problem...

Clutch Launch Their Own Beer
By mdome at Classic Rock

...The Maryland band have teamed up with the New Belgium Brewing Company to come up with Clutch Beer...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Here's a video clip
from the brewer's blog.

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

On offer this week is the new solo album from a member of Fleetwood Mac, Loads of Doobie reissues, classy Scandinavian AOR, more Heep live shenanigans, a hark back to a cult 80s AOR figure and the last ever (maybe) live show from ELP...

Exciting entry for Australia's WRC counter
Posted at

The World Rally Championship returns to Australia next week with a typically strong World Rally Car entry for the New South Wales event...

August 25, 2011

'Captain America 2' Could Feature Falcon, Return To World War II
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson at MTV's Splash Page

...In speaking about Captain America’s partner the Falcon, one of comics’ first black superheroes, Markus explained that while they probably won’t have the duo hitting the streets in the 1970s, he did think, “It would be awesome to go straight up, like ‘Shaft’ with Cap and the Falcon.”...

FIA Thursday press conference - Belgium
Posted at

Drivers - Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso), Jerome d'Ambrosio (Virgin), Vitaly Petrov (Renault), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Bruno Senna (Renault) and Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)...

Solberg reveals struggle against the factory teams
Posted at

...Solberg, the 2003 world champion, has run as an independent since his long-term employer Subaru withdraw from the World Rally Championship at the end of the 2008 season...

August 24, 2011

'Avengers': S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier Is 'Crazy', Says Star
Posted by Kara Warner at MTV's Splash Page

There are so many major superheroic players involved in Joss Whedon's "Avengers" that it's easy to forget about the equally important supporting characters in the film. Like S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill (played by "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders) for example...

Interview: 'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat on Amy, River, Rory and more
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

...When I was at press tour earlier this month, I got a chance to sit down with Steven Moffat, the man in charge of the "Who"-niverse these days, to talk about the intertwined lives of Amy Pond and River Song, about the famous audition that made Matt Smith the youngest Doctor ever, about the recurring themes of Moffat's time on the show, the workload of writing for the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes simultaneously, and more...

Rush Announce November Release
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It’s to be called Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland and was filmed at a show on April 15 this year, in the first city in America ever to play Rush’s music on the radio...

Gales: Loeb staying is hugely significant
Posted at

Jean-Marc Gales, a member of the managing board of PSA Peugeot Citroen, has underlined the significance to the French organisation of securing Sebastien Loeb's services for another two seasons in the World Rally Championship...

August 23, 2011

'Avengers' Stars Recall 'Crazy' First Assemblage Of Superheroes
Posted by Aubrey Sitterson at MTV's Splash Page

...While the new footage debuted at the show hasn’t made it to the Internet (not yet, at least), MTV News did manage to catch up with many of the 2012 film’s stars, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)...

...The castmembers also spoke out about their "Avengers" costumes and whether there have been any upgrades since their characters' prior appearances. While Hemsworth and Downey Jr. both admitted their new costumes were more comfortable this time around,...

Gary Moore: New Release
By mdome at Classic Rock

Eagle Rock are to release a new Gary Moore product called Live At Montreux 2010 next month...

August 22, 2011

Tom Hiddleston Says Loki Is 'The God Of Menace'
Posted by Danica Davidson at MTV's Splash Page

You first got to meet Tom Hiddleston as Loki in “Thor”, but the trickster god of the Norsemen will be back for “The Avengers”, Hiddleston spoke to MTV News this weekend at D23 to give a little mythology lesson, but also to hint at what we can expect from the superhero movie...

Ferrari, Mercedes take to the streets of Rotterdam
Posted at

The Ferrari and Mercedes Formula One teams both had cars in action over the weekend at Rotterdam City Racing in the Netherlands. The annual motorsport festival, in its sixth year, took place in the middle of the Dutch city along a curved route between the Willemsbrug Bridge and the Hofplein square...

Belgium preview quotes - Ferrari, FIA, Red Bull & more
Posted at - Updated August 25, 2011

Refreshed from their extended summer break, the teams are preparing to let battle resume next weekend at the 2011 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. The venue is one of the calendar's true classics, Spa-Francorchamps. Nestled deep in the Ardennes forest, it is also the calendar's longest, at over seven kilometres. With epic corners such as Pouhon and Eau Rouge, it's no wonder the drivers are itching to get behind the wheel...

Raikkonen to skip Rally Australia
Posted at

Ice Man changes plans and will focus on remaining three WRC events of 2011...

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