Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can anybody please identify this girl? She must be punished!

First it was the lady that threw the cat into a trash bin, now is this beauty of a person, abusing little puppies by throwing them in a river. There's an international campaign to identify and bring this criminal to justice!

Help us please!

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A video of a girl tossing half-a-dozen puppies into a river has sparked outrage online with chat forums and Facebook pages calling for her to be tracked down and punished.

The 44-second video, which was originally posted on YouTube, shows a blonde girl in a red sweatshirt casually taking the squealing black-and-white puppies out of a white bucket and tossing them into the fast-moving river one by one.

The video was removed from YouTube but has been embedded on a number of other sites.

Several Facebook pages have been created dedicated to exposing the girl, who appears to be a teenager, including one called "Find the Girl Who Threw Puppies in River" that has attracted more than 1,200 friends.

"Find this girl and send her to prison for animal cruelty," Facebook user Jacqueline Wills wrote on the page.

"Throw her in the river!!!" wrote Dave Sherrid.

Many of the messages on Internet message forum 4chan threatened extreme violence against the girl, who was identified by some users as being from Bosnia.

The puppies video surfaced just days after an uproar in Britain over a video which showed a 45-year-old woman dumping a cat in a trash can.

The woman became the subject of an Internet hate campaign after her actions were caught on camera and the footage posted online.

The cat was discovered and rescued 15 hours later.

Following is the video of this heinous act. It might be disturbing to some people, so viewer discretion is advised.

You have been warned!

Images courtesy of ALLVOICES

Video by Live Leak

Monday, August 30, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES – The heist thriller "Takers" has stolen the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office away from the fright flick "The Last Exorcism."

"Takers" debuted with $20.5 million to grab to grab a narrow win over "The Last Exorcism," which opened in second-place with $20.4 million, according to final studio numbers Monday.

Based on studio estimates a day earlier, "The Last Exorcism" had a thin lead over "Takers." But the movies switched places once final weekend numbers were released.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "Takers," Sony Screen Gems, $20,512,304, 2,206 locations, $9,298 average, $20,512,304, one week.

2. "The Last Exorcism," Lionsgate, $20,366,613, 2,874 locations, $7,087 average, $20,366,613, one week.

3. "The Expendables," Lionsgate, $9,527,937, 3,398 locations, $2,804 average, $82,040,183, three weeks.

4. "Eat Pray Love," Sony, $6,815,555, 3,108 locations, $2,193 average, $60,531,326, three weeks.

5. "The Other Guys," Sony, $6,285,712, 3,181 locations, $1,976 average, $99,018,172, four weeks.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My radio show!

Most of you know that I have a radio show on WVJP called Cinemateria, in which I criticize movies. What you may not know is that I have another show in which I play novelty records. It's called "Max's Crazy Time". It goes on live Sundays at 10:30 pm on USTREAM.TV. For those who haven't heard it, here's the latest three episodes. Enjoy!

Max's Crazy Time #2 - The One with the Cats

Max's Crazy Time #3 - The one with the broken TV

Max's Crazy Time #4 - The one over two hours long.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES – Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" fought off an onslaught of newcomers to finish on top of the weekend box office again.

Lionsgate's "The Expendables" remained No. 1 for a second straight weekend with $16.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Directed by and starring Stallone, the action romp about mercenaries aiming to overthrow a dictator raised its total to $64.9 million.

Five new wide releases debuted to crowd the market, but none managed to pack in huge audiences and knock off "The Expendables."

"Given all that competition in the marketplace, I don't think there was any guarantee we would hold this strong, but we did," said David Spitz, head of distribution for Lionsgate.

Leading the newcomers was 20th Century Fox's "Twilight" spoof "Vampires Suck" with $12.2 million, raising its total to $18.6 million since it opened Wednesday. The movie mocks the blockbuster franchise with a parody about a moody schoolgirl in a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf.

"Vampires Suck" was in a photo finish for the No. 2 spot with another holdover, Julia Roberts' drama "Eat Pray Love." The Sony film about a divorced woman traveling the world in search of fulfillment pulled in $12 million to lift its total to $47.1 million.

The Warner Bros. comedy "Lottery Ticket," featuring rapper Bow Wow as a young man besieged by neighbors after he wins a $370 million jackpot, opened in fourth place with $11.1 million.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's cop comedy "The Other Guys" held up well in its third weekend, with the Sony release taking in $10.1 million and boosting its total to $88.2 million.

"The Other Guys" was in a tossup for No. 5 with the Weinstein Co. horror remake "Piranha 3D," which opened with $10 million. Inspired by the low-budget 1978 "Piranha," the update is set at a lake where spring-break partiers are consumed by prehistoric man-eating fish.

Universal's sequel "Nanny McPhee Returns," with Emma Thompson back as the homely title character whipping a wartime family into shape, opened at No. 7 with $8.3 million. The first film, 2006's "Nanny McPhee," debuted in fewer theaters but managed to pull in $14.5 million over opening weekend.

Bringing up the rear among new wide releases at No. 8 was Jennifer Aniston's single-mom comedy "The Switch," which debuted with $8.1 million. The Disney release features Aniston as a woman whose drunken friend (Jason Bateman) switches her sperm specimen at a party to celebrate her artificial insemination.

Surprisingly, the overall box office was down only slightly compared with the same weekend last year, when "Inglourious Basterds" fired up the normally quiet late summer with a $38.1 million opening and "District 9" held up well with an $18.2 million second weekend.

Revenues this weekend came in at $125 million, down just 1.7 percent from the same weekend a year ago, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

"It was the collective strength of these five newcomers, plus the holdovers," said Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com. "Inglourious Basterds" and "District 9" were "so unusually strong for August that it should have made the comparison tough for this year. But the industry threw everything they had at the wall this weekend and tried to see what would stick."

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Expendables," $16.5 million.

2. "Vampires Suck," $12.2 million.

3. "Eat Pray Love," $12 million.

4. "Lottery Ticket," $11.1 million.

5. "The Other Guys," $10.1 million.

6. "Piranha 3D," $10 million.

7. "Nanny McPhee Returns," $8.3 million.

8. "The Switch," $8.1 million.

9. "Inception," $7.7 million.

10. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," $5 million.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Music Festival of Death! 2 deaths occur in 24 hours.

It looks that way, from the news reports coming from there.

BRUSSELS – The lead singer of a British pop trio climbed a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at a Belgian rock festival and leaped to his death in the parking lot below, police said Saturday.

Twenty-two-year-old Charles Haddon of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool died late Friday during the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, a town in eastern Belgium. District attorney Marc Rubens said police were treating the death as a suicide.

Festival organizers said Haddon's family has been notified.

On Thursday, Michael Been, frontman for the U.S. group The Call, died of an apparent heart attack at the same festival. The 60-year-old was working as the soundman for his son's band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Via Yahoo News

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

¿Informe del tiempo perfecto? ¡¡ESTE ES!!

Algunas personas del tiempo toman muy en serio su trabajo.

La cadena pública británica BBC ha pedido hoy perdón después de que una cámara emitiera en directo un gesto grosero hecho por su hombre del tiempo.

Tomasz Schafernaker, de 31 años, dirigió su dedo corazón hacia el presentador Simon McCoy después de que el periodista afirmara que su parte meteorológico iba a ser "cien por cien acertado".

Nada más darse cuenta de que el gesto dirigido a su colega había sido captado por las cámaras en directo, Schafernaker intentó salvar la situación simulando que se rascaba la barbilla.

"El presentador del canal de noticias que estaba en el estudio se ha dado cuenta de su error y nos disculpamos por cualquier ofensa ocasionada", indicó hoy un portavoz del canal público.

Aquí el vídeo. Mirenlo bien, por que sale muy rapido.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

¡El "famoso" video de Chovi!

Para lo que hayan sintonizado un poco tarde, aqui esta el video que esta causando sensación en Puerto Rico.

Raúl Gabriel Diaz Rodríguez de 17 años, conocido con Chovi, se dio una santa jumeta en Marzo de este año despues de una fiesta con sus compañeros de la clase graduanda. Tanto bebio que le dio pavor y panico, solo por pensar la reacción de su mamá cuando lo viera borracho.

En parte es refrescante ver que un joven todavia respete a sus padres.

Aqui el video.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES – Sylvester Stallone has proven that he's not quite expendable yet at the box office.

Stallone and his pumped-up pals lifted Lionsgate's 1980s-style action romp "The Expendables" to a No. 1 debut with $35 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

While the macho "Expendables" lured male audiences, Julia Roberts delivered a crowd-pleaser for women with Sony's "Eat Pray Love," which opened at No. 2 with $23.7 million.

The previous weekend's top movie, Sony's cop comedy "The Other Guys," slipped to third place with $18 million, raising its 10-day total to $70.5 million. The Warner Bros. blockbuster "Inception" was fourth with $11.4 million, lifting its total to $248.6 million.

Opening in fifth place with $10.5 million was Universal's graphic-novel adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," starring Michael Cera as a slacker caught up in duels to the death with his new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends.

"The Expendables" continued a box-office uptick for Stallone, who has had a career resurgence in recent years revisiting his past with fresh sequels to his "Rocky" and "Rambo" franchises.

The movie features such action stars as Jet Li and Jason Statham — along with cameos from Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger — in a tale of mercenaries aiming to overthrow a dictator.

It's a throwback to the brawn and body counts of 1980s and '90s action, a genre whose top three stars were Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger. The cast also includes such actors with 1980s roots as Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren and Roberts' brother, Eric Roberts, as well as wrestler Steve Austin, ultimate fighter Randy Couture and former NFL player Terry Crews.

"By combining all that star power, they really had a strong debut," said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. "Maybe star power doesn't work with just one star, but when you throw in a dozen, it really looked fun. In the action world, these guys are big names."

Adapted from Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir, "Eat Pray Love" stars Julia Roberts as a woman traveling the world in search of enlightenment after her divorce.

Lionsgate deliberately chose this weekend to open "The Expendables" since it would be aiming for a different audience than "Eat Pray Love."

"We figured anybody going to see 'Eat Pray Love' would not want to see 'Expendables,' and vice versa," said David Spitz, head of distribution at Lionsgate.

Still, the hunky-men factor brought in a solid female crowd for "The Expendables," whose audience was 39 percent women, a bigger ratio than many male-driven action flicks.

Women made up 72 percent of the audience for "Eat Pray Love." Older women dominated the crowds, with 56 percent of the audience over 35.

"We definitely had the women and they definitely had the men," Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony, said of the split between "Eat Pray Love" and "The Expendables."

Sony is counting on a long shelf life for "Eat Pray Love" because of its appeal to women, who are less likely than males to rush out to see a movie over opening weekend.

"This is the type of picture that really will hang in there. I would be very surprised if the picture doesn't play right into the fall," Bruer said.

The year's biggest hit, "Toy Story 3," took in $2.2 million over the weekend to climb to $400.8 million domestically. The blockbuster from Disney's Pixar Animation became the 11th movie to top $400 million and only the second animated film to hit that mark, after "Shrek 2" at $436.7 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Expendables," $35 million.

2. "Eat Pray Love," $23.7 million.

3. "The Other Guys," $18 million.

4. "Inception," $11.4 million.

5. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," $10.5 million.

6. "Despicable Me," $6.8 million.

7. "Step Up 3D," $6.6 million.

8. "Salt," $6.4 million.

9. "Dinner for Schmucks," $6.3 million.

10. "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," $4.1 million.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Statue of famous WWII kiss unveiled in Times Square to celebrate 65th anniversary of VJ-Day

A 26ft statue depicting a famous New York Times Square kiss that celebrated the end of World War II has been unveiled to mark the 65th anniversary of the U.S. victory over Japan.

The towering colour sculpture immortalises Alfred Eisenstaedt's black-and-white photograph of an unidentified sailor kissing nurse Edith Shain in 1945.

The image captured an epic moment in U.S. history and became an iconic photo marking the end of the war after being published in Life magazine.

On Saturday, Americans will gather for a 'kiss-in' at the base of the statue in the first national day of remembrance for the Second World War generation.
Around 6,000 buglers across the country will play the military funeral tune 'Taps' on the anniversary of V-J Day.

Shain died in June at age 91 before she could see her campaign for the commemoration completed.

She had become something of a celebrity because of the photo and wanted to leverage that fame into a worthy cause, said Warren Hegg, national supervisor for the 'Keep the Sprit of '45 Alive' campaign.

'It really became Edith's mission in life that there would be this national day, that every day someone thought about that day in August when a girl was kissed in Times Square, that people would think about it more deeply,' he added.
'She said we should have a day for all the ordinary men and women of that generation who did so many remarkable things and never were really recognized for that:

The identity of the nurse in Eisenstaedt's photograph was not known until the late 1970s when Shain wrote to the photographer saying that she was the woman in the picture taken on August 14 at a time when she had been working at Doctor's Hospital in New York City.

The identity of the sailor remains disputed and unresolved, although a man named Carl Muscarello has claimed it was him.
From then on the photograph also made its mark on Shain's life as the fame she garnered led to invites to war related events such a wreath layings, parades and other memorial events.

Shain, who died at her home in Los Angeles in June, leaves behind three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jet Blue Flight Attendant arrested after going beserk on a passanger, deploys aircraft emergency chute to escape!

Oh boy! This guy wanted to lose his job in a very bad way!

NEW YORK – A JetBlue flight attendant got into an argument with a passenger on a jetliner arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, cursed the passenger, grabbed a beer from the galley and then deployed an emergency exit slide and fled the plane, authorities said.

Flight attendant Steven Slater was arrested at his nearby home in the Belle Harbor section of Queens by Port Authority of New York And New Jersey police on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

Slater, 39, remained in custody Monday night. His attorney's name wasn't immediately available, and there was no home telephone number listed for him. A woman who answered a phone at a previous residence listed for Slater in Thousand Oaks, Calif., identified herself as his mother but said she wasn't speaking to the media.

JetBlue Airways Corp. said in a statement that it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority police to investigate the matter. It said the safety of its customers and crew members was never at risk.

Slater was working on JetBlue Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh when he got into an argument with the passenger, who was pulling down baggage from an overhead bin, the Port Authority said. The luggage apparently struck the attendant in the head and he asked for an apology, but the passenger refused, the agency said.

As the plane was landing, Slater got on the public-address system and cussed at the passenger, the Port Authority said. He then grabbed at least one beer, activated the slide, slid down and went to his car, it said.

Port Authority police were notified about 25 minutes later.

JetBlue would not say how long Slater had been employed by the company.

By Monday night, several Facebook pages had been set up in tribute to Slater, with many users of the social networking site expressing support for him for walking off the job.

Via AP

Monday, August 9, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES – The dream is over for "Inception," which finally lost the No. 1 spot at the box office to "The Other Guys" after three weeks on top.

A buddy-cop comedy from Sony starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, "The Other Guys" earned $35.5 million in its opening weekend, according to final studio figures Monday. Warner Bros.' "Inception" fell to No. 2 with $18.5 million; it's now made $227.6 million since it debuted on July 16.

The week's other new wide release, the dance sequel "Step Up 3-D" from Disney and Summit Entertainment, opened in third place with $15.8 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. "The Other Guys," Sony, $35,543,162, 3651 locations, $9,735 average, $35,543,162, one week.

2. "Inception," Warner Bros., $18,505,470, 3418 locations, $5,414 average, $227,637,569, four weeks.

3. "Step Up 3-D," Disney/Summit Entertainment, $15,812,311, 2435 locations, $6,494 average, $15,812,311, one week.

4. "Salt," Sony, $10,908,204, 3317 locations, $3,289 average, $91,788,345, three weeks.

5. "Dinner for Schmucks," Paramount, $10,375,397, 3004 locations, $3,454 average, $46,620,949, two weeks.

6. "Despicable Me," Universal, $9,283,360, 3413 locations, $2,720 average, $209,287,345, five weeks.

7. "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," Warner Bros., $6,902,116, 3705 locations, $1,863 average, $26,428,266, two weeks.

8. "Charlie St. Cloud," Universal, $4,700,490, 2725 locations, $1,725 average, $23,496,620, two weeks.

9. "Toy Story 3," Disney, $3,119,088, 1714 locations, $1,820 average, $396,387,342, eight weeks.

10. "The Kids Are All Right," Focus, $2,597,177, 994 locations, $2,613 average, $14,040,182, five weeks.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lolita Lebrón, Pro Independence Puerto Rican Leader. 1920 - 2010

Así parte a la eternidad, la gran líder, Lolita Lebrón.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress a half-century ago, died Sunday. She was 89.

Lebron died at a hospital in San Juan of complications from respiratory disease, said Francisco Torres, president of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico. She had been hospitalized repeatedly in recent months for her ailments.

Lebron was a leading figure in the small but passionate nationalist movement in this U.S. territory.

"Lolita was the mother of the independence movement. This is an insurmountable loss," said Maria de Lourdes Santiago, a member of the Caribbean island's Senate from the Puerto Rican Independence Party.

Lebron was born Nov. 19, 1920, in Lares, in southwestern Puerto Rico, and moved as a young adult to New York, part of a mass migration from the island to the United States during the 1940s. There she developed her nationalist views and became a follower of movement leader Pedro Albizu Campos.

In 1954, she and three other nationalists entered the U.S. Capitol with automatic pistols and opened fire from an upstairs spectators' gallery onto the crowded floor of the House, firing nearly 30 shots. They unfurled a Puerto Rican flag and Lebron shouted "Viva Puerto Rico libre!"

No one died in the attack but five U.S. representatives were wounded, including one congressman who was shot in the chest.

Lebron later said that she never intended to kill anyone and that all four nationalists expected to be killed in the assault. She and the others — Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irving Flores and Andres Figueroa Cordero — received lengthy prison sentences.

President Jimmy Carter granted them clemency in 1979 and they were released.

"We didn't do anything that we should regret," Lebron said upon her release. "Everyone has the right to defend their right to freedom that God gave them."

Back in Puerto Rico, Lebron continued to attend political rallies on the island, where the independence movement holds little sway with voters. The vast majority of people in Puerto Rico favor either becoming a U.S. state or maintaining the semiautonomous status they have now.

Lebron was arrested in 2001 at age 81 when she and five other people cut through a fence on the neighboring island of Vieques to protest the 1999 death of a civilian security guard killed by an errant bomb dropped during a U.S. Navy training exercise. The U.S. has since closed the Vieques bombing range. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail for trespassing.

In recent years, Lebron tempered her support for violent struggle.

"I think times have changed, and there is no need now to kill for freedom," she told El Mundo newspaper in 1998. "I would not take up arms nowadays, but I acknowledge that the people have a right to use any means available to free themselves."

Que en paz descanse, Doña Lolita.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And the box office champion this week is...

LOS ANGELES – "Inception" is still kicking at the box office.

The mind-bending Warner Bros. thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio remained the No. 1 movie for the third-straight weekend with $27.5 million, bringing its total to $193.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Inception" edged out the weekend's new releases: "Dinner for Schmucks," "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" and "Charlie St. Cloud."

"'Inception' has seeped into the cultural zeitgeist," said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com. "It's something that everyone is talking about right now. When a movie is able to do that and something just clicks, it becomes a national — even an international — discussion, and it's seemingly impervious to any of the newcomers."

"Dinner for Schmucks," the Paramount comedy starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, followed closely behind "Inception" with $23.3 million, while the Warner Bros. 3-D sequel "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" fetched $12.5 million in the No. 5 spot. "Charlie St. Cloud," the Universal Pictures drama starring Zac Efron, debuted at No. 6 with $12.1 million.

"For us to clearly be the runaway of the three new films this weekend and come as close as we did to 'Inception,' which is a wonderful movie, is pretty solid," said Don Harris, Paramount's vice president of distribution. "With a Zac Efron movie and a 3-D sequel to a popular movie, I think people expected it to be a horse race, but it really wasn't."

"Salt" clung to No. 3 with $19.2 million in its second weekend, bringing its total to a solid $70.8 million. The Sony spy caper starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA operative who goes rogue suffered a 47 percent drop from its $36.5 million opening weekend. During the busy summer movie season, top hits often drop 50 percent or more in the second weekend.

Overall revenues rose for the fifth-straight weekend as Hollywood continued to recover from a lackluster box office earlier in the summer. Receipts totaled $145 million, up over 15 percent from the same weekend last year, when receipts totaled $125.7 million and the Judd Apatow film "Funny People" debuted in the No. 1 spot with $22.6 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Inception," $27.5 million.

2. "Dinner for Schmucks," $23.3 million.

3. "Salt," $19.2 million.

4. "Despicable Me," $15.5 million.

5. "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," $12.5 million.

6. "Charlie St. Cloud," $12.1 million.

7. "Toy Story 3," $5 million.

8. "Grown Ups," $4.5 million.

9. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," $4.3 million.

10."The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," $3.9 million.