Archive for September, 2008

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Google Special – 10th Anniversary

September 27, 2008

Our favourite search engine, Google, has turned 10 years old!

Google Special - 10th Anniversary

Google is phenomenon. I love it. It’s not just the search engine that rocks, check out it’s many other special features! You’ve got Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Lab, Google Documents… Amazing.

Thanks Google!

Google’s search engine, here
Google’s official blog, here
Google’s 10th birthday, here

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David Archuleta’s Self Titled Album Cover!

September 24, 2008

Today’s has been a great day! First we heard David Cook’s single, and now David Archuleta’s album cover has been revealed! Archie’s album is self titled, and will be released on November 11th, a week before Cook’s. I LOVE the album cover, it’s one of the best covers I’ve ever seen this year.  This is fantastic compared to his crappy single cover for “Crush”. The font is nicely placed under his face, and the simple creativity of the prolonged letters “I” and “T” is just great. Archie looks young mature, he’s not smiling, but he’s smiling with his eyes, and they pierce straight through yours. I love everything about it.

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What do you think of the album cover? Please leave comments!

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David Cook – “Light On” Lyrics

September 22, 2008

How cruel cheeky of David Cook to release the lyrics of his single before we’ve even heard it yet. Cook’s new single, which debuts this week (YIKES!) is called “Light On”. The lyrics are now posted on his official site.  I love the lyrics, it’s so warm and heartfelt, the nice feeling you get when you reach home. Can’t wait to hear the real thing! Cook’s single will be posted here as soon as it debuts. Meanwhile, enjoy the lyrics while playing any song in your head to match the lyrics!

Verse 1

Never really said too much
Afraid it wouldn’t be enough
Just try to keep my spirits up
When there’s no point in grieving
Doesn’t matter anyway
Words could never make me stay
Words will never take my place
When you know I’m leaving

Chorus

Read the rest of this entry ?

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David Cook Update: New Single – “Light On”!

September 20, 2008

David Cook will be releasing his new single next week!

According the official website, Cook’s new single is called “Light On” and will be taking the world by storm next week. Fans who attended the Ford Day function also said that Cook let slip the name and date of release of the single. Cook will be the third Idol in Season 7 to release a single, behind Kristy Lee Cook and David Archuleta.

But some websites have already been denying the date. We’ll have to wait for the confirmation!

Whenever the single is debuting, we can’t wait!

GO COOK!

Cook’s Official Site: here
David’s YouTube page: here
David’s Official MySpace: here

[Photo credits: SnarkyArchies.com]

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Jordin Sparks – “Tattoo” UK Re-released Music Video [watch]

September 16, 2008

Jive has decided to re-released Jordin Sparks’ hit single “Tattoo” in the UK since it failed to make an impact there while her second single “No Air” garnered huge success. Jordin has released a new music video for the song to be promoted in the UK. The video isn’t any better than the US version, but it is slightly better. Jordin looks stunning as usual and the computer graphics is beautiful. I still don’t think this will help the single to sell any better, but good luck to Jordin!

Enjoy! What do you think? Leave comments!

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Kristy Lee Cook – Why Wait [download]

September 13, 2008

American Idol Season 7 seventh place finisher, Kristy Lee Cook is the first Idol in the Top 10 to release an album, entitled “Why Wait”. Her country album will be released on September 16th. The first single, “15 Minutes Of Shame” is really catchy, and it is pleasantly different from the single version. Tracks like “Like My Mother Does” really show off Kristy’s big, amazing vocals. Standout tracks include “Baby Believe” and “Plant The Seed”. The album also include a lovely re-recorded version of “God Bless The USA”, which Kristy sang during American Idol and got great reviews from the judges. It definitely ends the album nicely!

why wait

Download: HERE

Track List:

  1. 15 Minutes of Shame
  2. Why Wait
  3. Like My Mother Does
  4. Hoping to Find
  5. Baby Believe
  6. Not Tonight
  7. Plant the Seed
  8. I Think Too Much
  9. Homesick
  10. God Bless the USA

Best of luck to Miss Kristy Lee, I think she has a great voice and really has potential to be a star, lets hope this will take her on a successful path in country music!

What do you think? Leave comments! Enjoy!

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David Cook’s Official Site: Launched!

September 13, 2008

David Cook has launched his official website!

cook official

Cook’s wish to connect with his fans through his site came through – the official site allows fans to sign up and create their own profile and meet with other fans all over the world. So in short it’s like a MySpace in a fansite. Hehe!

Check out the site and sign up!

GO COOK!

Cook’s Official Site: here
David’s YouTube page: here
David’s Official MySpace: here

What do you think of the site? Leave comments!

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David Archuleta – “Crush” Music Video! [watch][HQ download]

September 8, 2008

David Archuleta’s music video, supposed to be officially released on September 15, has been leaked! Here is the official music video for his first single, “Crush“:

I love this video! Everything about it spells young, hip, pop and fluff. I like that Archie wasn’t forced into doing something that is uncomfortable for him, such as hugging or kissing, so it made things more sincere and beautiful. Nothing about this video is awkward at all. Nice video debut for a 17 year old! Go Archie!

What do you think? Leave comments!

ETA: New video posted!

ETA2: Click here to download the HQ version of the music video! If that doesn’t work, try this Sendspace link. Credits goes to [info]etiam_exspecto from Livejournal.

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Half Blood Prince Screening Movie Leak!

September 7, 2008

Warner Bros did a movie screening for a few lucky audiences who got to watch the unfinished movie yesterday. The lucky person kindly leaked some details out online!

This is from the Leaky Cauldron:

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Today I got to see the test screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It took place in Chicago at the AMC River East. It was a secret screening, no one in the audience was supposed to know before hand what they were seeing. I was one of only a small handful who already knew what we would be seeing, but I was sworn to secrecy. It was truly the hardest secret I ever had to keep.

It was not entirely complete, however aside from a few blue screens in the background, and one or two special effects missing, it was barely noticeable.

I am a huge fan of Ginny and Harry so I will start with them. There is a lot more Ginny than ever before. She nearly equaled Ron for screen time. We first see her at the Burrow when Harry arrives outside and the first thing he sees is her reading through the window. Harry Just stands there for a moment, gazing up at her. Although she is dating Dean Thomas she never looks happy with him, except when she is snogging him at The Three Broomsticks. She was on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. But the only game we saw was from the Felix Felicis chapter when Ron believes Harry has slipped him the potion. During Christmas at the Burrow, Ginny and Harry wind up on the stairs alone and start to lean into each other to kiss, when the attack on the Burrow interrupts them.

The Burrow does not burn down, but it is surrounded by a ring of fire conjured by Bellatrix. Harry, seeing Bellatrix, runs after her, and Ginny runs after him, right into Greyback. But Harry comes to the rescue and the two of them stand in a very high growing cornfield fending off attacks from the deatheaters. Lupin and Tonks come to the rescue, but that is I believe the last we see of them. There is no Tonks and Lupin relationship and although Tonks’ hair is brown there is no notice taken or any explanation given.

Tom Felton did a fantastic job in this film. Draco character remains true to the book, he even stamps on Harry’s nose. But, sadly, we never get the pleasure of seeing Crabb and Goyle disguised as girls. In fact, they are hardly in this movie. The Sectum Sempra scene was really good, even without moaning Myrtle. As Harry and Draco throw spells at each other poor Nigel sits frozen on one of the toilets. Snape runs in shortly and McGonagall is in the doorway after Harry cast the spell (Draco never yells Crucio) and he does do a cure his wounds with a spell that sounds almost like song. But he does not use legillimency on Harry, who runs straight out of the bathroom to McGonagall. In the next scene Hermione and Ginny band together and tell Harry to hide the potions book so not even Harry can find it. Ginny takes Harry to the room of Requirement, and makes him close his eyes while she hides the book. Then she kisses him briefly. By the time he opens his eyes she has vanished.

There was definitely tension between Ron and Hermione. In the very beginning at the Burrow, Ron cleans off a bit of toothpaste from Hermione’s cheek. Later in Slughorn’s class she describes what she smells in the love potion and trails off with “spearmint toothpaste…” Lavender is quite nauseating and although she never gives Ron a necklace she does something equally as vomit worthy, steaming up a window on the Hogwarts Express with her breath and drawing a heart with “R + L” inside it. His relationship ends when he is unconscious and moaning Hermione’s name after being poisoned. He remains confused about why it ended but very relieved.

The kid who played young Tom Riddle was Brilliant. His voice and demeanor raised the hairs on the back of my neck. There is no mention of the Gaunts, but the scene in Slughorn’s office is there. Dumbledore however is truly surprised to learn that Riddle made 7 Horcruxes. It is in that scene that he realizes the ring is a Horcrux. He realizes what it was because when harry handles it briefly he moved his head like Voldemort.

We do get to hear Hagrid and Slughorn singing about Odo the Hero, and Harry is funny and a few lines where true to the book while under the influence of Felix Felicis. There is no Professor Trelawney, or the Dursleys. No Kreacher (no mention of inheriting Grimmauld Place whatsoever) or Dobby, or Bill and Fleur. There are no scenes with the Minister of Magic, and I don’t believe they even mentioned Fudge was sacked (though I may have missed it).

Oh and most sadly of all, no description from Luna about the dangers of the Rotfang Conspiracy. Nor does she commentate the Quidditch match. Luna’s role was very small, but she does have the lion hat and she is the one to find Harry on the train under the invisibility cloak with the help of her spectrespecs.

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes was awesome!!! I only wish it were a real store. Unfortunately no U-No-Poo sign, but it was still a sight to see.

The scene with Harry and Snape at the end was the least finished of the movie; the background was mostly screens and lights and occasionally a sound persons head. It was very close to the book, though I thought Snape could have been stronger and angrier, when Harry called him a coward. His some of his last words to Harry are “You may have your mother’s eyes but you are as dim as your father!”

As a huge fan of the books I have found myself getting more and more disappointed by all the changes in the movies and especially in Michael Gambon’s portrayal of Dumbledore who is my favorite character. That being said I was really pleasantly surprised by this movie. Many of the changes were actually entertaining and Gambon has improved enough to be tolerable. It was so much better than Order of the Phoenix. Overall I really enjoyed this movie and can not wait to see it again.

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Now everyone is going to be more pissed cause Warner Bros did the screening so much earlier than the postponed date. Ha, rub it in.

What do you think? Leave comments!

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