sâmbătă, 17 iulie 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader (2010)

 This time around – Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world. Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan’s Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.

vineri, 16 iulie 2010

Star Craft II

Star craft 2, also know as Wings of liberty is a military science fiction strategy game. The game is announced to be released in first half of year 2010. Set In the 26th century in the distant part of Milky Way galaxy, the game moves around the three species named Terran, Protoss, Zerg.
The game mainly focuses on the Terran, the game is plotted for the year after the star craft. The star craft is designed for ultimate competitive strategy. Like star craft the star craft 2 is heavily designed for multiplayer. In star craft 2 some additional functions have been added like, the replay function, which allows players to record and review past games.

joi, 15 iulie 2010

World’s Top 15 most desirable women of 2010- Hot and sexy!

 Whether it is Alessandra Ambrosio’s sweet sexuality and the line-up of gorgeous men trying to woo and win her; or Emmanuelle Chriqui’s continuing size-zero phenomenon. The ‘CEOWORLD Magazine – Most Desirable’ poll is decided by an in-house jury, SMS polling, online voting and general popularity that year of the celebrity – based on Desirability Quotient for THAT calendar year. Watch this space for more on this much desired list. This is hot enough to scorch any man’s wildest imagination. It can’t get hotter than this, can it?

Alessandra Ambrosio- Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio has achieved the impossible — she got back to her sexy shape just a couple of months after giving birth. Ambrosio gave birth to her daughter Anja less than three months back, and it was even more difficult for her to get those rock hard abdominals as she’d had a Cesarean section.

Anne Hathaway- Anne Hathaway was born on born November 12, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American actress. Anne Hathaway Height : 5′8″/173 cm.

 Beyonce- The list would not be complete without the bootylicious singer in it. Looks like the Beyonce has decided to embrace her curves after constantly trying to go on diets to appear more svelte.

  Cheryl Cole- Cheryl Cole (Cheryl Ann Tweedy) was born on Thursday, June 30, 1983 in Newcastle Upon Tyne and is a famous singer.

  Emmanuelle Chriqui- Emmanuelle Chriqui was born on December 10, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is a Canadian actress with a moderate list of acting credits on both television and the big screen.

 Eva Mendes- Latino actress is so hot that a racy billboard featuring her in her underwear has brought traffic in New York City to a standstill.

 Jessica Alba- Jessica Alba ( full name Jessica Marie Alba ) was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. Her family moved to Biloxi, Mississippi while Jessica was very young.
 Kate Beckinsale- The 36-year-old Van Helsing star, who was awarded the moniker by Esquire magazine last year, revealed she was still coming to terms with the new title.

  Keeley Hazell- Keeley Rebecca Hazell was destined to be a star. Born on the 18th of August of 1986 in Lewisham, England, Keeley is gifted with the look and the body that cameras love. It doesn’t hurt that she has been gifted with an amazing personality that attracts both men and women. She exudes a positive vibe, an almost visible glow around her that people can’t resist.

  Kristen Bell- Kristen Bell (full name Kristen Anne Bell) was born on July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA. She is a talented American television and film actress as well as former stage actress. She was received and was nominated for many awards.

  Marisa Miller- Marisa Miller ( full name Marisa Lee Miller ) was born on August 6, 1978 in Santa Cruz, California and she is a buxom American supermodel who first gained attention when she appeared in the 1997 premiere issue of Perfect 10 magazine.

 Megan Fox- Megan Denise Fox was born on May 16, 1986 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States. She is a famous actress. At the age of 5 she got her training in drama and dance at Kingston and performed in Kingston Elementary School’s chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team.

  Miranda Kerr- Supermodel Miranda Kerr, best known as one of Victoria’s Secret Angels. With a hot bod like hers, it’s no wonder that Kerr continues to shed her clothes in almost every opportunity she gets.

  Penélope Cruz- Penelope Cruz ( full name Penelope Cruz Sanches ) was born on April the 28th 1974. The eldest daughter of a hairdresser and an auto mechanic, growing up in Madrid, Spain, Penelope Cruz didn’t want the normal pretty pony or a pretty stud,she instead dreamed of swans and nutcrackers and handsome princes! She further studied classical ballet at the National Conservatory for nine years.

  Scarlett Johansson- Scarlett Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City, United States. She is an American film actress.

miercuri, 14 iulie 2010


 A group of hardened killers are hunted on an alien planet in producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal's entry into the popular sci-fi action franchise. Mercenaries, murderers, gangsters, and convicts, they were the most feared men on Earth. But now they're a long way from home, and when the predators become the prey, fearless mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) prepares for the fight of his life. And he's not alone, because Mexican gangster Cuchillo (Danny Trejo), Israeli Defense Forces veteran Isabelle (Alice Braga), notorious mass murderer Stans (Walton Goggins), Russian Special Forces operative Nikolai (Oleg Taktarov), RUF death squad member Mombasa (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali), and sword-wielding Yakuza Hanzo (Louis Ozawa Changchien) are all armed to the teeth, and out for blood. The odd man out is Edwin (Topher Grace), a once-prominent physician whose career came to an end following a big scandal. When the motley crew encounters Noland (Lawrence Fishburne), a resourceful human who has somehow managed to survive on the alien's hunting grounds for some time, they prepare to take the ultimate stand against the most powerful Predators yet. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

marți, 13 iulie 2010

Best place to make a holiday

  Blessed with a compact land mass, this means that each distinct New Zealand region is within overnight steaming of each other. Whether you are after scenic beauty, interacting with endangered wildlife, learning about Maori culture, or indulging in the gourmet goodness of New Zealand, cruising to New Zealand offers varied experiences and possibly some life-changing moments.
Cruise ships tend to arrive into New Zealand from Australia or the Pacific Islands, and expedition ships also tend to visit New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands. There are many options for you to cruise to New Zealand, whether it's coastal New Zealand, via Australia or the Pacific Islands or a round-the-world cruise. Find out which ships come to New Zealand and make this your trip of a lifetime!

Mass Effect 2

  Mass effect 2 is a stunning sci-fi role playing game which is announced to be released in the first month of 2010. Mass effect take place 2 year after the mass effect and the choice that player made in the mass effect would carry over into the mass effect 2. The game will feature new alien species which are supposed be the best assassin in
the galaxy.
There are huge changes made to the weapons, The Commander Shepard has been upgraded with new cool heavy weaponry guided missiles and new and smooth combat techniques. The game design has been upgraded, besides several new planetary exploration vehicles are added.

luni, 12 iulie 2010

Inception (2010)

  Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

duminică, 11 iulie 2010

FIFA world cup final 2010:Netherlands-Spain

  The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final promises to be quite an occasion, with the Netherlands pitting their wits against reigning European champions Spain. Both sides have produced some good football during their campaigns and have been rewarded with the chance to add their nation's names to the select list of former winners: Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina and France.

 The match

As a glance at the head-to-head record between the two nations shows, tipping a winner is no easy task. Both sides have won four of their nine meetings, with the other game ending in a draw. The Oranje have been here before, reaching the Finals at Germany 1974, with Johan Cruyff, and Argentina 1978, without him, and losing to the hosts on both occasions. For Spain, however, this is new territory, although their confidence at rising to the occasion will be high after ending a 44-year trophy drought at UEFA EURO 2008.
The Netherlands' record at South Africa 2010 could hardly be more impressive: six wins in six games with 12 goals scored and five conceded. For their part Vicente del Bosque's men have strung together five wins in a row after kicking off with a surprise defeat. But while the Spaniards have found goals hard to come by, scoring just seven in total, they have been far more miserly in defence, letting in just two so far. The winners will also end an old hoodoo, with no European side having ever won the biggest prize in world football outside the old continent.

Nokia n8

 The Nokia N8 will be a real multimedia monster, because it's part of the N-line of Nokia.
Mobile phones within the N-line are capable of handling multimedia, like photos, videos, social networks and more. The N8 (formerly known as the Nokia N98) will contain a high-quality Carl-Zeiss/Tessar camera, with 12 megapixels. This camera can record in High Definition.
It will also contain a full QWERTY keyboard and 480*800 pixels screen, which is identical to the screen of the N900. This screen measures 2.5 inch and is multitouch.
The Nokia N8 runs on the brand new Symbian 3 platform, which will automatically synchronize with your online social networks. You'll be able to edit all menu's of the Nokia N8 yourself. More content for the Nokia N8 is available at the Ovi Store of Nokia.

sâmbătă, 10 iulie 2010

Car of the Year 2010: VW Polo wins the match

  The Volkswagen Polo is the Car of the Year 2010. It won a close contest with the Toyota iQ. Just ten points,347 to 337, separated the two leading contenders, while the Opel/Vauxhall Astra took third place, with 221 points.

The Polo, a car which in the eyes of many jurors looks and feels like a scaled-down Golf, has been even more appreciated than its bigger stable-mate, which took third place last year. In fact, it is the first Volkswagen CotY winner in 18 years, following the win in 1992... by a Golf. All the 59 Jury members from 23 European countries gave points to the winner, and 25 of them chose it as their favourite. The iQ received points from 58 jurors, with 20 top marks. The Opel/Vauxhall Astra was voted by 55 Jury members, with five of them giving top points.
Even if the VW model is shorter than a number of competitors in the B segment, this generation of Polo is fully capable of accommodating at least four adult people in comfort. Room, performance, refinement and a reasonable cargo space endorse that affirmation. As well as practical reasons, the small VW appeals for its fine exterior design and the impeccable execution of the cabin, which has a level of perceived quality unprecedented in this category.
Energy efficiency is also an important point for potential customers, with the current trend for downsizing. The Polo offers an interesting line of engines, and also the pleasant-to-use DSG automatic/sequential transmission, with two clutches. The new 1.6 litre TDi diesel engine perfectly suits the size of the car, while among the petrol engines is a lively 1.2 litre TSI with turbo which also balances performance and fuel economy. The Polo is offered in two kinds of Blue Motion derivatives, both with diesel engines. The 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine with 75 HP is homologated for an average fuel consumption of 3.3 litre/100 km, equivalent to an emission of 87 g/km of CO2.

Oracle octopus chooses Spain and Germany

Oracle octopus Paul from Germany has predicted on Friday that Spain will win the World Cup final, due to take place on Sunday, July 11.
So far, Paul has correctly predicted every German result in the competition, but this time his skills were used to work out the winner of the competition.
Seemingly without any hesitation, the mollusk opted for the box with the Spanish flag, sending Dutch fans into a spin.
German fans, for whom poor Paul became an enemy overnight, also had reason to smile as the octopus picked Germany to secure a third place win over Uruguay.
Meanwhile, bookies are astounded by Paul’s prediction power.

vineri, 9 iulie 2010

Shutter Island

  Martin Scorsese knows something about surprise endings which twist meisters like M. Night Shyamalan seem to have forgotten. The twist doesn’t matter if you haven’t already told a good story. By the time Shutter Island gets to its twist, it has already told such a tale. You’re invested in these characters and no matter how it turns out you’re going to walk away happy. The twist, when it happens, only serves to make a deeper connection. It makes sense of the madness, brings order to the chaos, and then rips your heart out right through your chest. The movie exists not in service of the twist, rather the twist exists in service of the movie. And when I rewatch Shutter Island, as I plan to do almost immediately, it’ll be like watching an entirely new movie. The story I was watching was not the one I thought it was, but in the end either story is equally compelling.

For now I can only tell you about the story I thought I was watching and let you discover that other story for yourself in theaters. Leonardo DiCaprio plays US Marshal Teddy Daniels, sent to investigate an escape at a remote island mental facility. Ashecliffe is a maximum security insane asylum where the nation’s most violent, dangerous, and often hopeless cases are sent. He arrives on the ferry with his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo) and, though still suffering the ill-effects of seasickness, immediately gets to work looking for the lost prisoner. Daniels may, however, be interested in more than just a lost prisoner and haunted by the memories of a past tragedy he stalks Ashecliffe’s grounds, fighting his way through an uncooperative staff, looking for answers.
But is the staff really uncooperative? Ben Kingsley is sympathetic and kind as Ashecliffe’s head Dr. Cawley. The man we see in front of us seems genuinely driven to help the people he’s been charged with. He smiles and comforts even as Teddy’s investigation starts to point to something darker and more mysterious. Kingsley is just one of Shutter Island’s captivating contradictions in a world where everything seems lost in shades of foggy gray.
Maybe it’s not a man who’s the real danger. At times it seems as though nature itself is against Teddy. The island is almost permanently shrouded in an ominous, concealing mist. The hospital itself is a contradiction: at times dark and creepy place full of leaks and the screams of the damned, at others a clean, professional facility full of people who want to help. Scorsese uses his mastery of visual style to full effect, playing with even the most mundane trappings of a scene in creating an atmosphere that hints at something else beneath the surface. Cigarette smoke wafts through the air, obscuring a face and then clearing away as the individual reveals something important. Rain pounds against the windows while lightning flashes electrify a room as if Teddy is being fried from the inside out. Shutter Island is full of masterful, subtle touches which all point to something else, but which you’ll easily dismiss until later when it all makes sense. Those easy to miss subtleties linger in your subconscious and hang around until you need them. Eventually it all fits together into one, unexpected, whole.
DiCaprio’s performance is a critical part of that whole and like so much in the movie, it doesn’t all pay off until the credits roll and Scorsese closes the book on his story. In doing so he leaves us with all the answers we need, but without answering all of our questions. You’ll know what those questions are, they aren’t the ones you expect, but you’ll be asking them long after you’ve walked out of the theater.
Shutter Island is a fiercely twisted, complex film built on a foundation of character-driven emotion. Those who think of Scorsese only as that guy who makes gangster movies will undoubtedly be disappointed, but if you’re interested in more than seeing how many guns can fit inside a violin case, then Shutter Island delivers. For me it’s my favorite Scorsese, the Scorsese of Bringing out the Dead, returned from a long hiatus. Shutter Island puts all of the director’s considerable talents to use in one film, harkening back to old school suspense thrillers like the work of Hitchcock while incorporating the new ideas of modern movie magic. Thought-provoking and surprising at every turn, Shutter Island isn’t to be missed.

Age of Empires III

With more interesting takes than a Stanley Kubrick movie, last year's RTS crop was the most exciting thing in PC gaming. This year, publishers are capitalizing on those innovations with Barbarian Invasions and Winter Assaults, making it the perfect time for a really amazing, unique RTS to swoop in and wipe everyone else's expansion pieces off the game board.

We were hoping that would be Ensemble's Age of Empires III; after all, it's got pretty much the best cred in the business. But aside from a new card-based system that allows players to really deck out their forces, not much is new. You can still spend hours battling through three single-player campaigns, engaging the computer in skirmishes, or waging war online, but most of this is the same as it was in Age of Empires II.
The plot actually got worse. Age of Empires III goes to the trouble of setting itself in actual time and space - colonial America - but avoids all the interesting and prickly issues like genocide, epidemics and slavery, instead subbing in a wimpy tale of a family destined to protect the Holy Grail from a Satanic Cult.
We understand that dealing with real issues plaguing colonial America, like slavery and genocide, doesn't make for a very, uh, marketable game, but this weird fantasy plot isn't a good alternative. Europeans weren't over there to protect a sacred relic from Satan - they were there to escape their oppressors and eradicate the indigenous folk. (Now that's the stuff good video games are made of.) In any case, the single-player campaign tells a wimpy story and doesn't let you do any of the awful things you might be yearning to do under the pretext of harmless entertainment.
Instead, it lets you do all kinds of things you've pretty much done before. You still make peons, tell them to gather and build stuff, then pump out the troops and place them in groups before sending them to battle. You cannot, however, set formations or behaviors for your troops " formations are handled for you, and commands like telling your troops to act defensively or aggressively are not in the game. For the most part, you just group your troops and right click on whatever you want attacked.
So let's right-click on the game modes. The main campaign presents you with the same RTS objectives you've been completing for years " defend this base for five minutes, destroy that base, deliver this cargo across this map, etc., etc. If the plot had been edgy and the objectives taboo ("Moctezuma must die!"), this would be worth a run through, but as it stands, you're better off jumping straight into Skirmishes and Online battles.
But these modes aren't flawless, they just manage to avoid telling some Mickey Mouse tale of bravery and virtue. The problem with the skirmishes, online and off, is the fact that there is only one victory condition " kill "em all. There are no command points to control, no flags to capture, and no innocent populations to spare or slaughter. The two modes " Supremacy and Deathmatch " are only distinguishable by the resources you begin the match with. In Supremacy, everyone starts with nothing but a few peasants and must build their forces from the ground up. In Deathmatch, everyone starts with 20,000 of everything (Gold, Food, Timber), so players can build big cities and armies as fast as their fingers will let them.
Deathmatches are almost always preferable due to an Age of Empires III peculiarity " never-ending resources. You can build mills and one factory, and between the two receive an infinite stream of resources. This obviously makes turtling (building walls and heavy defenses while training tons of units) a choice strategy in Supremacy matches, where Zerg rushes aren't a large concern. However, once all the players on a map become nice and fortified, bringing them down is nigh impossible without leaving your city open to conquest. As a result, everyone just sits there soaking up resources in a stalemate.
While Supremacy matches can literally go on forever, Deathmatches see players build up the biggest armies they can in almost no time at all and clash immediately. These matches are usually good, quick fun, although we wish there were more ways to enjoy the game than just this one.
The core of AOE III is so surprisingly familiar, you'll start to wonder exactly what Ensemble has been up to in the past few years. The answer is the Home City, the best new feature in the game. Every nation has a Home City, from which players can periodically choose gifts to augment their war efforts. These gifts are basically cards that players can build into a deck of twenty, although they may have hundreds to choose from.
When you begin a new Home City, you'll have fifteen cards. As you gain experience in battle, your city will level up and you'll be allowed to choose a couple new ones, adding them to your deck. Ultimately, the idea is to build a deck that complements your nation's natural attributes, hopefully allowing you to build a big force faster than your opponents. This is an exciting addition to the strategy, because it means serious players will have their own custom nations, making battles far less predictable. But while a well-balanced card system can be a thing of beauty, it's not really the only thing you look for in a sequel that's been coming for six years.
We also wish it were more fun to look at. Age of Empires III is certainly prettier than Ages past with its new 3D models and nifty effects, not to mention its fancy new physics. Hurl a cannonball at some pesky natives and watch it literally roll over them. However, the game uses the same camera system as Age of Empires II. You can't rotate or angle it; you can only slightly zoom in and out. As a result, the game ends up looking a lot like Age of Empires II in spite of the significant graphical upgrade.
If the camera man needs to be fired, the fight choreographer needs to be fired twice. Age of Empires III is geared for huge, insane battles, but not very pretty ones ones. If you've played or seen a Rome: Total War game, you know what awesome battles look like, and given the state of Age of Empires III's ugly, static clusters, I'd say someone should mail Ensemble a copy.
At least they got the audio right. The ambient sounds, music and voice work all suit the colonial theme, and the sound effects are by far the most interesting elements of any battle.
But no one buys strategy games for the sound effects - they buy them to agonize over tactics and statistics and this is why Age of Empires III is still a recommendable RTS. The steps it has taken in the gameplay department since Age of Empires II are negligible, but at least the new card-based bonus system adds an element of customization and depth to the genre. This result is as detailed as a history book, and about as much fun.

joi, 8 iulie 2010

Octopus oracle predicts Netherlands over Spain at World Cup final

Octopus oracle Paul has predicted the Netherlands will defeat Spain at the World Cup final in Johannesburg on Sunday, the Dutch De Telegraaf says.

The famous octopus at Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen was used to make predictions only for Germany but now that the country’s team is out of the World Cup, it was asked to predict the results of the Sunday finals.

miercuri, 7 iulie 2010

2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th World Cup, an international football tournament that is expected to take place between June and July 2014 in Brazil.

This will be the second time the country has hosted the competition, the first being the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France and Germany. It will be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Robin Hood (2010)

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

Emmanuelle Chriqui voted "Most Desirable Woman 2010"

The 32-year-old actress, best known for the TV series "Entourage," was on Tuesday named by men's website AskMen.com as the woman with the qualities most men would want in a girlfriend or wife, taking the title from last year's winner Eva Mendes.

Previous winners of the annual list of the world's "Top 99 Most Desirable Women," now in its 10th year, include Katherine Heigl, Beyonce, Jessica Alba and Adriana Lima.
"Hearing what the vote is made of is the biggest compliment of all because it's about being a well-rounded woman. That's really empowering and is just a massive compliment to me," Chriqui said in a statement after coming 12th last year.
In second place in the 2010 poll, which involved about 8 million votes, was American model Marisa Miller and in the third slot was British actress Kate Beckinsale.
AskMen.com's editor-in-chief James Bassil said Chriqui's role in "Entourage" as a sweet, ideal girlfriend had helped her in the survey -- but so had the fact that she is not over exposed.
"We don't see a lot of her. She is not a very public person so it leaves some room to the imagination. She is not out there making a spectacle of herself which could sully her image," he told Reuters.
"A lot of the behavior we see in the media is not the kind of behavior that you want to see in a girlfriend or wife. You can get over-saturation and we don't want to see their real and sometimes stained and depressed sides of their lives."
Chriqui has appeared in a list of films including "Don't Mess With The Zohan," and TV series "The O.C." and "Entourage."
Celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears who appear regularly in the media did not feature at all in the 2010 list. Spears reappeared on the list in 2009 after a few years' absence but was out of favor again in 2010.
"It has to do with a lack of mystery and enigma," said Bassil.
He said it was interesting to note that Megan Fox has fallen from second place to No. 11 in 2010 after a year of heavy publicity for the American actress.
"She has become very much the type we see everywhere, getting a lot of publicity but with not a lot of success driving this. Sure, she's had massive roles in massive movies but they are few and far between compared to many others," he said.
Newcomers to the list for 2010 included Italian model/actress Elisabetta Canalis, 31, debuted at No. 43, which Bassil put down to the fact that she is dating Hollywood idol George Clooney.
He said it was interesting that French actress Marion Cotillard came in at No. 54 as the movie "Nine" has not been that successful in North America.

The list by AskMen.com, a unit of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media, had the perennial favorites like Jessica Alba at No.5 followed by Beyonce in sixth place and Angelina Jolie at No. 88.
"All the top women we see in this list are pretty well behaved and respectable women. We don't see a lot of them parading around in public unless it is in the framework of their careers," said Bassil.

The Last Airbender (2010)

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

marți, 6 iulie 2010

Sorry Germany, the oracle octopus has spoken

  There are only three things that are certain in life — death, taxes and the World Cup predictions of a British-born octopus in western Germany.

That being the case, there’s hardly any point in playing Wednesday’s semi-final between Germany and Spain — the Spanish have got it won.
Paul the Octopus has spoken, eating his food from the container with the Spanish flag at Sea Life and thus sealing Germany’s fate.
Paul has a perfect World Cup record — correctly predicting the results of all five of Germany’s matches so far, even the shock defeat against Serbia, and scoring exactly the same number of goals as Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney into the bargain.
German hopes are dangling by two tiny threads.
Firstly, while Paul has a perfect record here, he did get one match wrong at Euro 2008, predicting a German win over Spain in the final. Secondly, coach Joachim Loew has been persuaded not to wash his famous blue jumper before the end of the World Cup.
The baby blue cashmere number has become a good luck symbol, which leaves us with an intriguing match in store for Wednesday — the octopus versus the goat-hair.