January 23, 2012

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

Last Update - January 23, 2011 at 2:34 AM EST

Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' for December 11 through December 21, 2011 contains title links, along with snippet teasers, from items published in the middle of December 2011.

Film, television, music, Washington Capitals hockey, Formula One racing and WRC rally news are among the topics to be found here.

December 21, 2011

'A Blue Box For Christmas' - DWO Christmas Video 2011
Posted at Doctor Who Online

...The video, which features a poem written and performed by DWO site editor, Sebastian J. Brook, takes a look at a couple of the main Doctor Who related stories from 2011, coupled with festive scenes and a warming Christmassy backing track...

Helen Mirren Wants Doctor Who Role?
Posted at Doctor Who TV

...The Stars quotes Mirren as saying: “I would like to play the new female Doctor Who. I don’t want to just be his sidekick.”...

December 20, 2011

Caps trounce Predators
By Chuck Gormley at CSN - Washington, DC

Over the course of the next four months there will be days Dale Hunter needs to convince his players that his suffocating trapping system not all work and no play...

Video: Assessing Dale Hunter’s impact on the Capitals
Posted at Washington Post's Capitals Insider

The Post's Tarik El-Bashir assesses Dale Hunter's impact on the Capitals, discusses Alex Ovechkin's role in Hunter's system and talks about the goaltending competition between Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth.

Check out the video below:

Moffat on his Doctor Who future
Posted at Doctor Who TV

The Scotsman has a great interview with Steven Moffat. He talks about his long-term future as lead writer of Doctor Who...

December 19, 2011

The Trailer for The Dark Knight Rises Officially Online!
Posted at Super Hero Hype

Revealed in theaters with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Warner Bros. Pictures has now posted the new trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises online and you can watch it below!...

Further Videos From The Final Auditions (5th December)
Posted at The Queen Extravaganza

...As the day drew to a close the final band slowly came together. Here we see what is almost the full line up run through 'Another One Bites The Dust' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

Paul Rodgers Releases Charity Song
By mdome at Classic Rock

...It’s called With Our Love, and the money raised will be going to The Racehorse Sanctuary, The Rocking Horse Children’s Charity and the Seraphim 12 Foundation...

Solberg delighted by Ford switch
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg says he's finding it hard to express in words his delight at signing a one-year contract to drive for Ford in next season's World Rally Championship...

Glenn Hughes Readies Live Release
By mdome at Classic Rock

...Called Live In Wolverhampton, it was recorded in June 2009 over two nights in The Voice Of Rock’s home town. The first night featured some of his greatest songs, including his time with Deep Purple. The next night concentrated on his time in Trapeze...

Gillan on Series 7 & More
Posted at Doctor Who TV

Karen Gillan was interviewed on Australian radio show ABC Nightlife last week. She talks a little about Series 7, 50th anniversary and plenty more.

Note: This was recorded before it was announced that Gillan was leaving Doctor Who.

Tom Baker in vintage festivities
By Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

Back in November, the BBC Northern Ireland programme Those Were The Days broadcast a vintage clip of Tom Baker visiting a school, which had been part of a number of news items following the actor as he visited Belfast during the 1970s...

...Additionally, Tom Baker was filmed as he turned on the Christmas lights...

Tom Baker turns on the Christmas Lights, BBC Northern Ireland

Tom Baker visits a school and shopping centre, BBC Northern Ireland

December 17, 2011

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

...Don’t look now, but after going nearly eight years without that type of sustained offensive futility, the Caps have done it for the third time in just over a month (33 days). By virtue of Saturday’s 2-1 setback to the Avs in Colorado, Washington has again registered but a single tally in each of its last three games...

December 16, 2011

Shooting Starts!
Posted at Red Dwarf (Official Website)

New Red Dwarf in front of the cameras.

Shares in latex have gone through the roof. A warehouse-sized curry order is on the way. The false fangs are polished to gleaming. And Dwarfers the world over try not to explode with excitement. It's time...

Moffat & Smith on Series 7, 50th, Movie...
Posted at Doctor Who TV

...got 45 minutes to spare, be sure to check out this great interview from Radio 5. Richard Bacon presents the Doctor Who special featuring Matt Smith and Steven Moffat...

...Note: This was recorded before the news broke of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill’s departure from the show.

Revisitations Box 3 - DVD Cover and Details
Posted at Doctor Who Online

2|Entertain have sent DWO the cover and details for the Doctor Who DVD release of the Revisitations Box 3...

Watch Sam Raimi's Original Green Goblin FX Test
By Silas Lesnick at Super Hero Hype

...FX house, Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., has released an older piece of test footage: a very different Green Goblin mask from Sam Raimi's original 2002 Spider-Man.

As you can see in the video below, this version of the Goblin would have kept the look a lot closer to the original comic book design. Listen, too, for Raimi himself giving direction off-camera!

The Face Of Evil - DVD Cover and Details
Posted at Doctor Who Online

...Featuring: Tom Baker as The 4th Doctor

When the Tardis arrives on a jungle planet, the Doctor encounters two warring tribes, the Sevateem and the Tesh. The Sevateem worship a god called Xoanon and the Tesh are supposedly keeping Xoanon prisoner...

U.N.I.T Files - DVD Cover and Details
Posted at Doctor Who Online

2|Entertain have sent DWO the cover and details for the Doctor Who DVD release of U.N.I.T Files.

The Third Doctor faces ravenous prehistoric monsters in deserted London, while the Fourth Doctor battles robot duplicates in a strange village – but are the forces of UNIT friends or foes? Find out in these classic adventures!...

The Sensorites - DVD Cover and Details
Posted at Doctor Who Online

...Featuring: William Hartnell as The 1st Doctor

The Doctor and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death...

Ford confirms WRC entry
Posted at WRC.com

Ford has committed to the World Rally Championship for the next two seasons - and Petter Solberg will drive one of its Fiesta RS WRCs in 2012 as number two to new team leader Jari-Matti Latvala...

Amy and Rory to Leave During Series 7
Posted at Doctor Who Online

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill - who play Doctor Who companions Amy Pond and Rory - are to leave the show during the next series...

Moffat Talks Doctor Who Series 7
Posted at Doctor Who Online

Speaking in Issue 442 of Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, gives an insight into how Series 7 is shaping up.

"I'm back at work and I've started on Epiosde 1. Other writers are out there writing. It really is a chance for us to get several scripts - quite a few scripts, I'd say - in place before we get anywhere near actually filming. We're making more episodes than ever before, we've got other things planned for the big year [2013, the show's 50th anniversary]."...

December 15, 2011

POSTGAME NOTEBOOK: Capitals 1, Jets 0
By Mike Vogel - Senior Writer at WashingtonCaps.com

Road Hockey – After losing five straight on the road for the first time in more than four years, the Capitals have now won consecutive contests on the road. Goaltender Michal Neuvirth made 26 stops – including 14 in the first period – to earn his first shutout of the season...

'Captain America' Co-Creator Joe Simon Dies
By Jeremy Gordon at MTV's Splash Page

Comic books weren’t always such a big deal. Back in pre-war America, comics and their characters were produced by the dozen, each hoping to capitalize on some zeitgeist or current of interest to make its company some money before moving onto the next potential concept. When Joe Simon co-created Captain America in 1940, literally no one could have seen where the comic book industry would eventually find itself -- and that 71 years later, his patriotic creation would see the silver screen en route to a larger “Avengers" film...

The Daemons DVD Release
By Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

The five part story stars the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee in one of the stories most loved by fans and production staff alike, with Jon Pertwee often naming it as his favorite Doctor Who story.

The Doctor is joined by Katy Manning playing Jo Grant as well as UNIT regulars Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin and John Levene with Roger Delgado appearing as the main villan of the piece...

Hirvonen completes first Citroen test
Posted at WRC.com

Mikko Hirvonen has completed his first test in a factory Citroen DS3 WRC. The Finn covered 500 kilometres over a three-day period late last month although the terms of his contract with former employer Ford means he can’t discuss it publically...

WRC Face to Face on sale now
Posted at WRC.com

...Charting the epic battle for the 2011 drivers’ crown through the use of stunning images by author and chief photographer Richard Balint, the book is a must for all WRC fans...

December 14, 2011

The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe: three preview clips
By Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

The BBC have released three preview clips for the Christmas Special, The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe, which will no doubt be seen several times throughout the lead-up to Christmas Day on various television promotions!

In addition, as well as an earlier video of Matt Smith discussing the Christmas Special, the BBC's Doctor Who Adventure Calendar has also included one of producer Marcus Wilson discussing the Special, and a special Merry Christmas message from the cast and crew.

The Amazing Spider-Man Official Site Reveals Photos,
Confirms Sequels!

By Silas Lesnick at Super Hero Hype

The official website for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man is now online and with it comes a bunch of brand-new images from the July 3rd release. Check them out below, beneath the official story and character descriptions, which officially promise that this film is the first of several in the works!...

December 13, 2011

Fear of Flying
By Joe Beninati (Capitals Play-By-Play) at CSN - Washington, DC

Even without the NHL’s leading point-scorer, the Flyers displayed a very solid offensive attack. The No. 1 offensive team in the league flexed its muscles, especially in the second period, and powered its way out of Washington with a 5-1 victory. On a turbulent night filled with bouncing pucks and deflections, it would be Philadelphia that had no fear of flying with lady luck on their side...

6 Music News: Brian May On Queen's Future
Posted at Queen Online

2011 has been quite the year for Queen who celebrated their 40th anniversary.

As well as re-releasing, remastered versions of their back catalogue they also picked up a number of awards including Lifetime Achievement at the Q Awards and were named Global Icons at the MTV Europe Awards...

...Click here to hear full interview.

Big Finish: Counter Measures update / December Sale
By Chuck Foster at Doctor Who News

More details have now been released on the forthcoming Big Finish audio series Counter Measures.

The series stars Simon Williams as Group Captain Gilmore, Pamela Salem as Rachel Jenson and Karen Gledhill as Allison Williams, all of which reprise their roles first introduced back in 1988's Doctor Who adventure Remembrance of the Daleks. The team are re-assembled into the new specialist organisation Counter Measures in order to investigate strange phenomena and dangerous new science...

2011-what a year!
Posted at Home Of Metal

What a year 2011 has been for Home of Metal! The project really came into its own, as we produced a full and ambitious season of events all celebrating Heavy Metal and its birthplace - the Black Country and Birmingham...

Solberg completes Citroen stint with victory
Posted at WRC.com

Petter Solberg has signed off from his stint as a Citroen driver by winning the Garnier Fructis Memorial Bettega rallysprint in Italy for the first time on Sunday...

December 12, 2011

Christopher Nolan Talks The Dark Knight Rises
Posted at Super Hero Hype

Publicity for The Dark Knight Rises has kicked into high gear with press screenings of the the IMAX prologue, the viral Operation Early Bird and the release of a brand-new teaser poster over the weekend. Today, The LA Times had the opportunity to speak with director Christopher Nolan about the highly-anticipated release, discussing the reasons for choosing Bane as the film's primary villain...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Video Interviews
Posted at Super Hero Hype

When Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law first took on literary icons Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson back in 2009, audiences across the world took notice. The Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation grossed $524 million worldwide and fans were immediately clamoring for more big screen adventures. This Friday, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows arrives in theaters and proves that you can, indeed, go "Holmes" again...

WRC champions honoured in India
Posted at WRC.com

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were in the Indian capital New Delhi to be officially crowned FIA world rally champions for the eighth time during the annual FIA Gala...

Vettel and Webber celebrate with Milton Keynes home run
Posted at Formula1.com

World champion Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull team mate Mark Webber, team principal Christian Horner and chief technical officer Adrian Newey all attended a celebration show run event in the team's UK home of Milton Keynes on Saturday...

December 11, 2011

Two Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found!
Posted at Doctor Who Online

Christmas has come early for Doctor Who fans as two previously missing episodes of the show have been found, as announced at todays 'Missing Believed Wiped' event at the BFI in London.

Episode Three of Galaxy 4 (1965) which was previously missing all 4 episodes, has been confirmed as found.

Episode Two of The Underwater Menace (1967) which was previously missing episodes 1, 2 & 4 has also been confirmed as found...

*Dan, Jr. / Junior's Eyes Note: Clip from each episode is included.

Film Review-Another Earth
By Martyn at Bad Wilf

...I can’t recommend this film enough, this deserves a lot of praise. I would love a mini-series follow up exploring the consequences of another Earth being so close to ours and also to see what was happening to the inhabbitants on mirror Earth...

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