Friday, April 29, 2011

The Lord of the Rings Screenings

During the month of June movie theaters all across the county will be reshowing the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy. Watching these films again in a theater atmosphere is an opportunity you won't want to miss if you are a fan. Also, if you haven't seen the extended editions yet you need to! They offer so much more content and a bunch of really good scenes that didn't make it into the theatrical release.

This is all in an attempt to generate more buzz for the upcoming Hobbit movies, and each of the screenings will have a short introduction from Peter Jackson on the set of the new film. There are quite a few theaters that are participating in this from what I've seen, but for all the details look here This is truly an amazing chance to watch these films again, surrounded by other fans of the series. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Choosing a Major

I'm currently a first year student at University and am having a lot of difficulty choosing a major. All throughout high school I never really had any solid ideas on what I wanted to study, and always just sort of assumed I would figure it all out once I got to college. Well now I'm nearly at the end of my first year and still don't know which direction to take. I've found a few things that I enjoy studying about, but nothing in particular that I'm really passionate about. Entering the year I was an undecided major, but have since picked one just to make the course selecting process go smoother. I know that it's okay to switch your major and that most students do at some point, but I'd still like to have at least some plans for my future. So far the majors that I am considering are:

  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • History

If anybody has any first hand experience with these majors I would greatly appreciate any advice. Especially about possible career paths after I get my degree. I know a lot of my choices aren't really the toughest classes to choose, but I've never really been strong in science, or liked it very much, so I pretty much want to avoid all of those options.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

GoT First Episode Review

I know that its' already been out for quite a few days, but I've been busy with some things so haven't been able to say what I thought about it yet. Just to start off with I absolutely loved this first episode. I know that I'm more than a little biased since I'm such a huge fan of the series, but even still I feel like it was a very well made show. There were some small things changed from the book that irritated, but I expected these things and overall was surprised that they were true to the story on such a huge amount of stuff. The characters were all incredible, with a special nod to Peter Dinkalge who played Tyrion and absolutely stole the show during his brief scenes. Can't wait for the series to progress and his role to develop. Most of the complaints I've noticed are directed towards the Dany and Khal Drogo sex scene at the end. I have to agree that they played up a strange rapey angle that wasn't really how it came across in the book. But I'm confident that they'll fix this relationship in the upcoming episodes. Other than a few small things like that I really can't find any faults with this episode. If you're not already watching I strongly encourage you to start while the show is still beginning. Critics seem to love it and it's already been renewed for a second season.

Monday, April 18, 2011

NHL Playoffs

Just thought I'd write a small post about the NHL Playoffs that are going on now. In my opinion they are the best post season in all of sports. Although this is the first year I really got into March Madness and I must admit that they can come pretty close. But still the Stanley Cup Finals are the best to me because it's seven game series so you know some fluke game isn't going to decide the winner. Also the level of intensity that they play with and maintain for two months in unmatched by anything else I've ever seen in sports.  This years playoffs seem to be shaping of pretty well so far, except for the seriously depressing fact that my Phoenix Coyotes are down 2-0 to the Red Wings currently. But hopefully things will get turned around tonight! In the East I'm hoping that the Rangers will be able to upset the #1 seed Capitals, but also a long shot I know. So what does everybody else feel about it? Have any favorite teams you're pulling for, or just not a fan of the game at all? Let me know what you think

Friday, April 15, 2011

Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

This is the newest single from my favorite band "Arctic Monkeys". It's pretty different from most of their earlier stuff so a lot of fans don't really like it too much, but I still feel it's a very good song. With most bands that change their sound over time there's going to be some people who long for the older stuff, but this is just how things work these days. I personally do like their older stuff better, but that could just be my nostalgia. Maybe in five years or so this will be my preferred song. It's a single off of their upcoming album 'Suck It And See' which is set to be released in the US on Tuesday June 7th 2011. Whether you're already a fan or have never heard of these talented Englishmen I encourage you to check out some of their stuff.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I'm aware that there is probably only a very small audience that would be interested in this, but I just felt like mentioning it anyways. For everyone who doesn't know Starkid, they are a theatre production originally from the University of Michigan but currently located in Chicago. They got a lot of attention a few years ago with their musical parody of Harry Potter, and have since put on several other plays. All of their shows are hilarious and the music is amazing. I get that a lot of people aren't into musical theatre these days but I highly encourage anyone with some interest to check them out. There latest show "Starship" will be premiering on YouTube April 30th, and all their previous shows can already be found there or by checking out their website at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Game of Thrones

Just wanted to let everyone know that this coming Sunday "Game of Thrones" is premiering on HBO. If you don't know about this show I highly suggest that you look into it cause it's going to be awesome. And ever more so I hope that people go and read the books because they are really one of the best series I have ever read. If you are into fantasy as all then I recommend you read them, and everybody should enjoy the show since HBO usually does such a great job. Can't wait till Sunday!!!

First Post

I just made this blog, pretty much just as something fun to do. Probably won't be saying anything important and will just be rambling off about random things that I'm thinking about.