Monthly Archives: October 2010

Box Office 10/24/2010

The follow-up to the breakout runaway horror hit, “Paranormal Activity 2,” kicked off its first weekend in theaters with a major haul. The creepy tale of a household dealing with unwanted spirits, told through grainy surveillance footage and like its predecessor was largely unscripted, pulled in $20.1 million on Friday.

Trailing behind “Paranormal” is last week’s box-office busting debut “Jackass 3D. “ The prank-fest, which landed about $50 million its first weekend in theaters, slipped to the second-place slot. Johnny Knoxville and his crew’s latest array of cringe-inducing antics rang up nearly $7.6 million as it entered its sophomore session in theaters. Friday’s haul’s kicks the film’s total estimated gross to over $73 million.

The spy thriller “Red” continued to pull in audiences and came in third in Friday’s box-office race. The flick, which stars Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis as retired hired guns now dodging their former employer’s efforts to keep them quiet, raked in roughly $4.5 million. The action picture’s total gross is an estimated $33 million.

The Clint Eastwood-helmed ensemble drama “Hereafter” landed in fourth place. Exploring the lives of three people who are dealing with death and the afterlife in several ways, including the story of a psychic played by Matt Damon, the screen legend’s latest turn in the director’s chair made approximately $4.1 million on Friday.

David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin’s “The Social Network,” which tells the story of Facebook’s rise from a Harvard campus curiosity to a social media behemoth boasting 500 million users, netted about $2.3 million on Friday. The movie’s total estimated haul stands at around $67.9 million.

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ESPN Heroes

ESPN took to three of the biggest NBA players and turned them into classic Marvel superheroes. The cover the the upcoming magazine features Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant as Iron Man, Captain America and Thor respectively.

Chilean Miners

Take nothing for granted. Life is a precious gift. Give thanks for every moment of living and loving – Chilean miners

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President Sebasti n Pi era sits for a photo while visited the hospital in Copiapo and met with the 33 rescued miners in Chile on October 14, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for more than two months more than 2,000 feet below the surface.

WordPress TV

For those of you that switched from Windows Live Spaces, I found this page called WordPress TV. A visual resource for all things WordPress.

On, you’ll find tutorials for both WordPress self-installs and to help you get blogging fast and hassle-free.

Just click on the pic to get to the link.

Good Luck!!

The Men Who Would Be King

This is the book that I am reading now: It’s called “The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks”

For sixty years, since the birth of United Artists, the studio landscape was unchanged.Then came Hollywood’s Circus Maximus—created by director Steven Spielberg, billionaire David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg, who gave the world The Lion King—an entertainment empire called DreamWorks. Now Nicole LaPorte,who covered the company for Variety, goes behind the hype to reveal for the first time the delicious truth of what happened.

So far this book is well written. In my opinion, the best kind of book is one where you feel like you’re actually involved. I find very few books that can do that for me, and this book has accomplished it so far.

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