The Weekly Top 5

1.  Best Week Ever – 13 TV Theme Song Covers.  The Family Matters theme song was pretty much straightforward.  I found myself laughing out loud when watching the Pokemon theme song on violin (that geek was rocking out!) and the guy hand-farting the Seinfeld theme song.  But my favorites include the Mario Paint version of the Power Rangers theme song and the dude playing The Simpsons theme song on two guitars at once!  Ridiculous.

2.  Heads are rolling in Fox Searchlight after they botched up the distribution of the DVDs for the Best Picture winner, Slumdog Millionaire. Fox announced their plans to release a separate rental-DVD version of films without special features to encourage people to buy the film.  Well, when plenty of people purchased the film, to their surprise there were no special features on the disc even though the casing clearly lists them.  Yes, I was one of them.  I called the hotline number they provided and the correct DVD arrived at my house 2 days later.

3.  Brand New show @ Ramapo College of New Jersey.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen Brand New live (about a year) and nothing has really changed from the Long Island crew (which is a good thing).  They put on a fantastic show for the college crowd, playing most of their hits and fan favorites.  With a nice variety of songs from all of their albums, their set flew by effortlessly.  My favorite song they performed was Mix Tape.  It’s my most nostalgic song from Brand New and I haven’t heard them play that song since they headlined Skate and Surf in Asbury Park.  Overall, it was a great show.

4.  Lost: “What Ever Happened, Happened” was a fantastic episode.  These post-time jump episodes finally have the flashbacks restored to explain what happened in those unknown moments for why each character returned to the island.  The past episode dealt with Kate’s reason for coming back, but I found the most intriguing points to be:  1.  The conversation between Hurley and Miles debating the rules of time traveling (I loved how Hurley’s time-traveling guidebook was from Back to the Future while Miles explained the Lost time-traveling rules).  2.  The irony that Jack didn’t want to help save little Ben’s life because he didn’t want anything to do with him living and therefore becoming the man he is today.  Little did he know you cannot change the past and his decision brought Ben to the Others were Richard explained he can save him, but his innocence will be gone.  Wicked.

5.  Disney to re-release Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Beauty and the Beast in 3-D format.  That’s right.  For two weeks, starting on October 2, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will be back in the theaters for a double feature, 3-D experience.  And then on February 12, 2010 Beauty and the Beast will jump off the screen for audience to enjoy.  This is just more reason to believe 3-D is taking over the animation world.  From the current Monsters vs. Aliens to the future Toy Story 3 and Cars 2, everyone wants to do 3-D.  And why not?  Ticket prices are higher and the 3-D feature attracts the public in swarms.  I don’t know if I’m more excited to see these animated classics in 3-D, or to just experience those films in the theater all over again.  Nonetheless, I am stoked!


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