September 16, 2011

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

Last Update - September 16, 2011 at 7:52 AM EDT

Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for September 1 through September 10, 2011 contains linked samples of some interesting items that came out at the start of September 2011.

Television shows, movies, Washington Capitals hockey, music, Formula One racing and WRC rally news make it into this group.

September 10, 2011

Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'The Girl Who Waited': Let the right one in
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

..."The Girl Who Waited" was in many ways a very familiar tale, both in terms of the Steven Moffat era of "Doctor Who" and science fiction in general. Moffat has told many stories about characters who have traveled through time the long way while waiting for the Doctor to come back. And practically every sci-fi series at some point or other does an episode featuring an apocalyptic future (or otherwise alternate) version of a main character...

'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'The Blood Line': Die another day?
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

...The season was too far gone for the finale to do much in the way of redeeming it, but we at least could have gone out on an interesting note. Instead, there were lots of explosions, lots of yelling, and very little that held my attention or made me feel anything in the way that, say, some of the sacrifices in "Children of Earth" did...

September 9, 2011

Dennis Wideman raring for return after recovering
from leg hematoma

By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

Dennis Wideman hadn’t been able to skate all out at Kettler Capitals Iceplex since late March, but on Friday morning, as the Capitals defenseman participated in an informal workout, it appeared as though he had never been sidelined at the end of last season...

Exclusive: Thor's Drinking Buddy, Stellan Skarsgard
By Edward Douglas at Super Hero Hype

Having appeared in movies and television on both sides of the Atlantic for nearly 40 years now, Sweden's Stellan Skarsgard has reached an odd point in his career where he's probably more recognizable to American moviegoers than he was a year ago, and that's even after appearing in two of the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies...

Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
Posted at

Monza is all about speed, but it was hard to tell which team held the advantage around the Italian track on Friday. The morning session was dominated by McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, but in the afternoon championship leader Sebastian Vettel leapt to the fore for Red Bull. The leading teams and their rivals reflect on their early progress...

Stones To Release 1978 Show On DVD, Blu-ray
By mdome at Classic Rock

...This is to be put out by Eagle Rock Entertainment on November 21. This will be released in four different formats: DVD, DVD + CD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray + CD. It was shot at Forth Worth, Texas on July 18...

Red Bull and Renault announce enhanced engine agreement
Posted at

Red Bull Racing and engine suppliers Renault have confirmed a five-year extension to their successful partnership. The new fuel efficient 1.6L V6-turbo power unit to be introduced under revised 2014 regulations will be incorporated in the framework of the enhanced collaboration...

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

This week we’re dealing with the final five Queen reissues.

So, the huge campaign of Queen reissues through Universal reaches its conclusion, with the band’s last five being released just as we celebrate what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday...

September 8, 2011

Profiles in Cowardice
By Brian Lumley at Rumblings From The Man Cave

So we're approaching the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Everywhere you look: TV, magazines, Facebook and other internet sites, there are memorials and remembrances of a date that has become the contemporary of either Pearl Harbor or V-J Day, depending upon how you look at it...

FIA Thursday press conference - Italy
Posted at

Drivers - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) Vitantonio Liuzzi (HRT), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Jarno Trulli (Team Lotus) and Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing)...

KHL vows to rebuild Lokomotiv team after plane crash
By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

A day after a Russian jet crashed killing nearly every player and coach of KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, the league is already working to rebuild the team...

Nothing to fear for Patterson and Solberg
Posted at

Leading navigator Chris Patterson says he and driver Petter Solberg will have nothing to fear on Rally Australia this week, despite a frustrating start to their world championship campaign...

Alice Cooper - Old School box set
By Woody at The Ripple Effect

...The Alice Cooper Old School box is what freaks like me have been dreaming of for years. Two CD’s full of shit you’ve never heard before, an interview CD with all 4 surviving original members (Alice, Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce), a DVD that includes rare live footage and interviews, an insanely great live show from 1971 on CD and LP, a 7” single from their pre-Alice Cooper band the Nazz, a fancy hardcover book and a folder full of reproductions of posters, tour programs, etc. It’s all housed in a massive school desk that revives the School’s Out album cover. FUCK YEAH!!!! That’s what I call totally mint deluxe...

Crews braced for tricky test in Australia
Posted at

Road position and the challenging 30-kilometre Plum Pudding test are among the early talking points as the World Rally Championship entourage began to assemble in Coffs Harbour for this week's Rally Australia...

Michael Shannon Confirms Man of Steel Mo-Cap
By Silas Lesnick at Super Hero Hype

Two weeks ago, an actor who appeared to be Michael Shannon was spotted on the set of Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel in a full motion-capture suit. Since it's known that Shannon will playing General Zod, the outfit sparked much online discussion about the final look of the character, especially given the fact that he was photographed next to the practical costume of fellow Kryptonian Faora (Antje Traue). Now, expect the debate to heat up even further as Shannon confirms to Moviefone that it was, indeed, him in the suit...

EXCLUSIVE 'Thor' Blu-ray Clip Takes You Inside Asgard
By Eric Ditzian at MTV's Splash Page

If "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh has a hidden superpower, it's getting his actors to fall in love with him...

Russian plane carrying KHL’s Lokomotiv crashes, at least 43 dead
By Katie Carrera at The Washington Post's Capitals Insider

The hockey community suffered another significant loss Wednesday in what has already been a tragic summer. According to various reports, 43 people are dead and one is critically injured after the plane carrying the KHL’s Lokomotiv crashed while taking off in Yaroslavl, Russia...

KERS - the secret success story of 2011
Posted at

Amid the attention attracted this year by both DRS and the performance characteristics of the Pirelli tyres, the return of KERS has been somewhat swamped in the public eye...

September 6, 2011

Bauer team flew to Moscow to meet with Ovechkin (Part 1)
By tj at Alex Ovetjkin

In this video Ovi shows Bauer team his Dynamo training facility in Moscow, and how he trained there when he was a kid... Turned out this summer he was working out at Dynamo junior hockey school, not in Novogorsk!

Japers' Rink Radio - Episode 52
By Stephen Pepper and Russell Waxman at Japers' Rink Radio

Pepper and Russell are back for a special Labor Day episode, where they welcome to the show hockey writer Dmitry Chesnokov, regular contributor to Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy to discuss the prospects of Messrs. Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin this season for the Washington Capitals ... We'll also have an exclusive interview with Caps' F D.J. King...

By Dan Owen at Dan's Media Digest

Worrying US remake news, folks. NBC are making a version of Channel 4 hit comedy Friday Night Dinner, which stars Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal as two grown-up brothers who visit their eccentric middle-aged parents for a weekly meal...

Capitals On The Hot Seat, 2011-12 Edition
By J.P. at Japers' Rink

Just about a year ago, we took a look at the Caps' players and suits who would be under the most pressure heading into what probably was the season with the highest pre-season expectations in franchise history. And what we said then is just as true today, so rather than reinvent the wheel...

Alice Cooper Joined In London By Arthur Brown
By mdome at Classic Rock

Alice Cooper has added Arthur Brown to his London Halloween show on October 29.

It happens at Alexandra Palace, with New York Dolls also on the bill, plus fire breathers, stilt walkers and angle grinders...

Australia preview notes: Part two
Posted at

...Owner/driver Petter Solberg is back competing in Australia for the first time since 2006. With a solitary podium to his name this season, the ex-world champion will be anxious to add to that tally in New South Wales at the wheel of his privateer Citroen DS3 WRC. He interrupted his preparations for the event with a visit to Sydney’s Sky Tower last Sunday...

September 5, 2011

September 5th - Action This Day!
Posted at Queen Online

Birthdays, Album & DVD Releases, Freddie For A Day & a Doodle!

September 5th 2011...Five For The 5th!

1. Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday!

2. The release of the final five albums in Queen's re-issue series!

3. Live At Wembley Stadium DVD: 25th Anniversary Edition
and You Tube Stream!

4. Freddie For A Day!

5. The Freddie Google Doodle!

As you can see the 5th of September 2011 is very much Queen Day

Freddie's 65th Birthday is being celebrated by Roger and Brian with a spectacular party at The Savoy Hotel, which has been billed as a night of 'comedy and rock n' roll'. Freddie channelled and spirited attire is the dress code for evening with a mandatory moustache! There is to be a live band, a number of varied acts entertaining the guests, plus a charity auction and raffle all in aid of the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Look out for updates and pictures on Watch the Official Freddie Mercury Birthday video here...

Australia preview notes: Part one
Posted at

The World Rally Championship is back on gravel in Australia this week. 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 to the Coffs Coast-based event...

September 4, 2011

Inaugural Grand Prix Winner Crowned
Posted at WJZ TV News / CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Grand Prix crowns a winner. After a weekend full of racing excitement, Will Power crossed the finish line first...

Shockwaves / Hardradio Podcast #53
Posted at

On this episode host Bob Nalbandian interviews legendary Diamond Head founding guitarist Brian Tatler, Dangerous Toys/Broken Teeth/Ignitor/Evil United vocalist/frontman Jason McMaster and vocalist Dave Williams and drummer Chris Challice from the great new band Killinger.

ANVIL, BW&BK "Bury The Hatchet" In New Video Interview
By "Metal" Tim Henderson at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

...Check out the chat - which BW&BK cameraman David Cardoso said was the most heart-felt and honest interview we did all weekend at Heavy T.O. - below:

September 3, 2011

'Doctor Who' - 'Night Terrors': Welcome to the dollhouse
By Alan Sepinwall at What's Alan Watching? via

I'm on vacation, but I got to see tonight's "Doctor Who" before I went away for a few days. "Night Terrors" was penned by Steven Moffat's "Sherlock" co-author Mark Gatiss, and I thought it was very strong on the creepy imagery (the dolls in particular) but a bit less effective on the sentimental side of things...

American Le Mans Series Kicks Off Grand Prix Races
Posted at WJZ TV News / CBS Baltimore

...The American Le Mans Series is taking place Saturday that features cars like Ferraris and Porsches. This is exactly what fans have been waiting for, and now that it is here, they cannot get enough of it...

Power Secures Pole For Baltimore Grand Prix
Posted at WJZ TV News / CBS Baltimore

Power used a late surge to earn his seventh pole of the season, a point in the Izod IndyCar Series standings and some peace of mind heading into Sunday’s race on a difficult street course...

September 2, 2011

Nicklas Backstrom: ‘Time for us to grow up’
By Katie Carrera at Capitals Insider

After working with the same personal coach the past four years, Nicklas Backstrom decided to switch up his offseason conditioning routine with the understanding that this year there will be tougher workouts, practices and a more tone around the Capitals’ dressing room...

Loki Is 'More Gangster' In 'Avengers,' Says Tom Hiddleston
By Kara Warner at MTV's Splash Page

...I had the pleasure of chatting with Hiddleston recently to discuss the upcoming Blu-ray release of "Thor" (out on September 13). We also got to chat about his "gangster" new costume, a set photo that leaked for which he did not receive the appropriate credit, and the challenge of playing nice during fight scenes with his fellow cast members. Check out what he had to say...

Ford to capitalise on team member's visit
Posted at

Factory Ford drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala will be aiming to make the most of their tyre engineer George Black's visit to Australia in June when the Scot gained an early glimpse of the challenge awaiting the WRC runners next week...

Knowing What We Don't Know About Zone Starts?
By David Getz at Japers' Rink

When it comes to nitty-gritty hockey discussions, ones on zone starts are among the most interesting because they touch on just about every aspect of the game. From on-ice strategy, to what goes on behind the bench, to front office management and statistical analysis, how to treat zone starts provides ample discussion for just about any hardcore hockey fan...

Formula One Fantasy - Lotus's Jarno Trulli
Posted at

Ranking fifth on the list of most race starts, with 245 to his name, Lotus's Jarno Trulli has been around the F1 block a fair few times. And though he may have won just one race during his 15-year career, Trulli's seen and done just about everything there is to do in Formula One racing. Even so, there's still plenty left on the Italian's F1 fantasy wish list...

Italy preview quotes - Renault, FIA, Ferrari, Force India & more
Posted at - Updated September 7, 2011

With average speeds of 250 km/h and top speeds of 340km/h, Monza is the quickest circuit on the calendar, as well as one of the oldest. Also home to Ferrari superfans - the Tifosi - the track isn't short on atmosphere either. Drivers and team members explain why they love Monza and discuss their prospects...

September 1, 2011

'Avengers' Sneak Peek And 'The Consultant' Short Arrive Online
By Danica Davidson at MTV's Splash Page

...Posted over at, the "Avengers" sneak peek offers several cool things. You get to see short clips from the movie and glimpses into each of the characters...

Progress 'beyond expectations' in India
Posted at

FIA race director Charlie Whiting says progress at India's new Formula One venue, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) near New Delhi, is 'beyond expectations'. That is according to Vicky Chandhok, head of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, who accompanied Whiting on an inspection of the facility on Thursday...

Farewell to a Broadcast King
By pucksandbooks at On Frozen Blog

As summer comes to a close we learn of another important and impassioned media voice for hockey leaving Washington for an exciting career opportunity. Comcast Sportsnet’s Russ Thaler begins the on-air portion of a new chapter in his broadcast career with NBC Sports next week, having worked as an original talent at Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic since its inception more than 10 years ago...

Black Country Communion Release Video Trailer
For Upcoming 'Live Over Europe' DVD

By Nightwatcher at Nightwatcher's House Of Rock

Black Country Communion, the Anglo - American hard rock supergroup ... have released the trailer for the upcoming DVD release 'Live Over Europe'.

The DVD is set for a release date worldwide October 24, 2011...

Webber: It would have been a mistake to quit now
Posted at

Mark Webber's decision to stay with Red Bull for 2012, announced over the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, was an easy one to make says the Australian, who still feels he has plenty to offer the team - and Formula One racing...

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