January 16, 2012

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

Last Update - January 16, 2012 at 4:05 AM EST

In the 'Reading And Viewing List' for December 1 through December 10, 2011, Junior's Eyes looks back at the first part of December 2011 through a sampling of title links, with article snippets.

News on films, television shows, music, Washington Capitals hockey, Formula One racing and the WRC is touched on here.

December 10, 2011

David Narrates Shrek Documentary
Posted at David Tennant - Fan News Blog

David Tennant will be narrating Shrek: Once Upon A Time, a look back at the animated series of films centred on a green ogre...

December 9, 2011

Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...the folks in attendance at Verizon Center on Friday got a glimpse into the past as four power play goals powered the Caps past the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs...

Extra Dies On 'Dark Knight Rises' New York Set
Posted by Kevin P. Sullivan at MTV's Splash Page

Sad news from the city of Gotham. Both Warner Bros. and the Screen Actors Guild have confirmed that an unidentified male extra died of natural causes while working as a background actor last month on the New York City set of "The Dark Knight Rises"...

Red Dwarf X Is Go
Posted at Red Dwarf (Official Website)

You'll have to forgive us if we get a little giddy as we type these words, but it really is a rather special thing to be able to say: Series X of Red Dwarf is now officially in production...

2012 team and driver line-ups - the story so far
Posted at Formula1.com

The 2012 grid will feature no less than six Formula One world champions, at least two rookies, and plenty of exciting talent in between. Below are details of which teams have confirmed who for next season, when Renault become Lotus, Lotus become Caterham, and Virgin become Marussia...

Could Bettega run be Solberg's last in a Citroen?
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg could drive a Citroen DS3 WRC in competition for the final time when he contests the Garnier Fructis Memorial Bettega rallysprint event at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy...

Alice Cooper Documentary In The Works
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It’s being made by Banger Films, who were responsible for acclaimed Iron Maiden and Rush documentaries, as well as Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. This is to be called Vincent Goes To Hell: An Alice Cooper Doc Opera, and should be premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival...

December 8, 2011

The Queen Extravaganza band line-up will be...
Posted at The Queen Extravaganza



SHERLOCK returns New Year's Day
By Dan Owen at Dan's Media Digest

..."A Scandal In Belgravia" (written by Steven Moffat) will be followed by two more feature-length instalments (Mark Gatiss' "The Hounds Of Baskerville" and Steve Thompson's "The Reichenbach Fall") over the next two Sundays. Paul McGuigan (Gangster No1, Push) returns to direct the first two adventures, with Doctor Who's Toby Haynes directing the finale...

Tom Petty To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival
By mdome at Classic Rock

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are to play their first European show next summer for 20 years...

Webber revels in return of Tasmania Challenge
Posted at Formula1.com

...Webber's charity multi-sport race, which is back on the calendar after a three-year break, sees two-person teams take on some of Australia's most rugged scenery...

December 7, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Capitals 5, Senators 3
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

...On Wednesday night in Ottawa, the Caps again came from behind to take the Senators down 5-3 in their barn, a win that comes immediately after a lengthy stretch of struggling and stumbling in the standings...

'X-Men', 'Daredevil' And 'Fantastic Four' Remain Top Priorities,
Says Fox's Tom Rothman

Posted by Kevin P. Sullivan at MTV's Splash Page

Each time the topic of a follow-up to "X-Men: First Class" comes up, everyone seems eager to do it. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy have both opened up about collaborating on ideas. Now top Fox exec Tom Rothman says that he wants it to happen...

Single Father To Have North American TV Debut
Posted at David Tennant - Fan News Blog

David Tennant's four-part drama Single Father will have its debut broadcast in North America via Toronto-based channel TVO. The series will run as part of the channel's January season and will air on Sunday nights at 10pm ET starting on 8th January 2012...

All systems go for Austin 2012
Posted at Formula1.com

The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix's place on the 2012 calendar was confirmed by the FIA on Wednesday after organisers revealed they have reached an agreement with Formula One Management over the new race in Austin, Texas...

Delecour plans Monte Fiesta run
Posted at WRC.com

Francois Delecour is planning a shock return to the World Rally Championship when he contests Rallye Monte-Carlo, the opening event of the 2012 season...

FIA ratifies 2012 rule changes
Posted at Formula1.com

Following Wednesday's meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in New Delhi, India, the FIA has confirmed a number of Formula One rule changes for the 2012 season...

Your Chance To Remix Queen Classic
By mdome at Classic Rock

As part of Queen’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations, Brian May and Roger Taylor have teamed up with global social networking website Talenthouse, inviting musicians to remix one of their biggest songs...

December 6, 2011

Queen Extravaganza: Video Footage
Posted at Queen Online

...The Queen Extravaganza auditions continue with the 3rd line-up of the day. Introducing Marc Martel and Michelle Jameson on vocals, Brian Gresh and Roy Ziv on guitars, Zach Mullings on drums, Brian Weaver on bass and Brandon Ethridge on keys...

...The judges bring the great day to the end and chat with the contestants about how tough it has been to decide who they should send through, as everyone has been so great. They will now take time to look at footage and chat before announcing the final band that will tour the US in 2012 very soon.

The Prequel to The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
Posted at Doctor Who Online

The BBC have unveiled a prequel video for The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe...

Nissen to offer Vettel WRC test
Posted at WRC.com

Volkswagen Motorsport chief Kris Nissen has vowed to get Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel of the German make's new-for-2013 Polo R World Rally Car...

Metallica Play First 30th Anniversary Show
By mdome at Classic Rock

Some major names from the world of rock and metal guested with Metallica last night (December 5), when the band played the first of four shows at the Filmore in San Francisco as part of a week-long celebration of their 30th anniversary...

...Perhaps most surprising of all was the presence of Diamond Head pair Sean Harris and Brian Tatler for four of their own songs...

Q&A with Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi
Posted at Formula1.com

Kamui Kobayashi reviews his 2011 season, his second in Formula One racing. By coming fifth in the Monaco Grand Prix, the Japanese driver put in Sauber's best result of the year, and by finishing ninth in Brazil he achieved a positive result in the season's finale. The 25-year-old scored points in nine out of 19 races and with 30 points in total he finished 12th in the drivers' championship...

December 5, 2011

Panthers 5, Capitals 4
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Regression – Two nights after earning their first win under head coach Dale Hunter, the Caps dropped a 5-4 decision to the Panthers in Florida...

9 Clips From Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Posted at Super Hero Hype

Warner Bros. Pictures has released nine clips from director Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows that you can watch using the players below. Opening in theaters on Friday, December 16, the anticipated sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Rachel McAdams...

Board of Governors Approves Four-Conference Format
Posted at WashingtonCaps.com

The National Hockey League Board of Governors tonight approved a four-Conference alignment format and authorized Commissioner Gary Bettman to implement this proposal, pending input from the National Hockey League Players’ Association. The format would create two eight-team Conferences and two seven-team conferences...

Solberg committed to WRC future
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg has revealed that he has no intention of calling time on his World Rally Championship career despite conceding that he has no deal in place for 2012...

Race of Champions joy for Ogier
Posted at WRC.com

Sebastien Ogier has won the annual Race of Champions event in Germany as the World Rally Championship came out on top against a number of other motorsport disciplines...

McLaren become world's first carbon-neutral F1 team
Posted at Formula1.com

McLaren revealed on Monday that they have achieved a long-held ambition in becoming fully carbon-neutral - the first Formula One team ever to receive such certification...

December 4, 2011

Brian May on Freddie's Legacy - 1 Dec 2011
BrianMay.com posted at Brian May's YouTube Channel on Dec 4, 2011

Brian May spoke to STV in Edinburgh, prior to the Press Night show of We Will Rock You, about Freddie's legacy following his death 20 years ago and situation with AIDS at the present day.

Book Review-Elisabeth Sladen’s autobiography
By Martyn at Bad Wilf

I can’t be critical about this book. Lis was a lovely, affectionate person who touched the heart of everyone she met and, everyone she didn’t. I remember hearing that she was going to be in the series 2 episode, school reunion. Despite never having seen an episode with Sarah Jane in, I knew who she was. Sarah Jane is the definitive companion.

Sadly, Elisabeth died in April 2011. Even now, a few months a way from the anniversary, it still feels fresh and some how unreal...

December 3, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Capitals 3, Senators 2, OT
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

That’s More Laich It – Brooks Laich’s overtime game-winner a dozen seconds into the extra session gave Caps coach Dale Hunter his first NHL win as a head coach, a 3-2 triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at Verizon Center. The victory also halted a four-game losing streak in regulation, the Capitals’ longest such skid in more than four years...

The Doctor's Guide to Cardiff
By Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

Matt Smith has recorded a video extolling the virtues of Cardiff and Welsh locations for VisitBritain, as part of their Great Britain - You're Invited promotion to encourage more visitors to the UK...

Lou Reed And Metallica: New Video
By mdome at Classic Rock

Lou Reed and Metallica have just posted the video for the song The View...

...View it here.

No More Queen Albums
By mdome at Classic Rock

...With rumours circulating that Brian May and Roger Taylor were putting together a new album, with unfinished Freddie Mercury tracks, the drummer told Pulse Of Radio:...

December 2, 2011

The Android Invasion: talking Kraals
Posted by Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

A clip from the forthcoming DVD of The Android Invasion has been released on the BBC Classic Doctor Who YouTube channel, featuring producer Philip Hinchcliffe discussing the design of the Kraals' costumes in the story...

Steven Moffat Promises 'Doctor Who' Movie Won't Be A Reboot
By Rachel Molino at MTV's Splash Page

If you’re a time-tested “Doctor Who” fan, the past month may have found you in an emotional tumult of sorts. In mid November it was revealed that David Yates—director of the “Harry Potter” franchise since “Order of the Phoenix”—would be the main man behind bringing “Doctor Who” to the big screen within the next 3 years. With no actors or plot details attached to the project, fans wanted to know if a “Doctor Who” film would fit in the universe that had spent decades—along with a good few years worth of reprisal—adding to its vast continuity...

Ogier set for full WRC season in 2012
Posted at WRC.com

Sebastien Ogier will contest all 13 rounds of next year's World Rally Championship, despite his Volkswagen team's Polo R WRC not due to make its competition debut at world level until 2013...

December 1, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Penguins 2, Capitals 1
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Same But Different – Tonight’s 2-1 hockey game between the Caps and Penguins at the Verizon Center was eminently more exciting than Tuesday’s 2-1 hockey game between the Caps and St. Louis Blues in the same venue, although the result was the same. Washington came up on the short end of Thursday’s battle with Pittsburgh...

Public Image To Release New Album
By mdome at Classic Rock

Public Image Ltd are to release their first studio album in two decades next spring...

Block keen on Finland debut
Posted at WRC.com

The start of Neste Oil Rally Finland might be more than nine months away but that hasn't stopped Ken Block counting the days to the high-speed gravel spectacular, round eight of next year's World Rally Championship...

Tyre trivia - Pirelli's debut season in numbers
Posted at Formula1.com

You don't need to be a number-crunching statistics fan to appreciate how successful Pirelli's debut season as Formula One racing's official tyre supplier has been. The impact the Italian manufacturer has had on the sport has been pretty clear throughout this year's 19 Grand Prix weekends. But sometimes a healthy dose of facts and figures can press a point home...

Ducks hire Bruce Boudreau as head coach
By Lindsay Applebaum at Washington Post's Capitals Insider

Many assumed that Bruce Boudreau wouldn’t be out of work for long after the Capitals fired him Monday and named Dale Hunter head coach. Turns out, it took less than three days for Boudreau to find himself back behind an NHL bench...

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