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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Man of Steel Show Glimpse of Upcoming Superman Movie

Superman is a pop culture figure that is familiar to about every generation of people alive today.  The world was first introduced Superman throughout comics dating back to 1938.  From that time, his story has been told on radio, television, and in movies.    Now we get another big screen look at Superman in the upcoming movie “Man of Steel,” which will be in theaters summer 2013.      This is the first Superman movie since the 2006 release of “Superman Returns” that starred Brandon Routh as Superman.     Before that time the late Christopher Reeves starred in a series of Superman movies:   “Superman,” “Superman II,” “Superman III,” “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.”  Henry Cavill has become the latest one take on the role of Superman in  the upcoming movie.

The Trailer for “Man of Steel” has been released and it just makes everyone anxious for the summer 2013 to come now.  By just going by the previews, this movie looks like it will be a box office success in the United States and around the world.    Those that don’t regularly go to the movie theaters to watch a movie will be making that special trip just to see it on the big screen when it is initially released.    I may seem overly zealous, that may be true, but I am so excited about this movie.

The trailer for “Man of Steel” is below.

Seinfeld Tops Vanity Fair Top Sitcom Survey

Comedy MaskIf you know anything about modern television programs then you know that “Seinfeld” is one of the top sitcoms ever made.  The program aired from 9 seasons on NBC from 1989 to 1988.  The show ended on top; although the ratings still very good it was decided that the show would stop production.    Viewers can still get their “Seinfeld” fix because the show is aired several times a day in reruns on cable and local television.  Its popularity is still high, and it is proven by a Vanity Fair survey.

CBS and Vanity Fair conducted a survey about comedy that asked several  questions.   One of the question asked was “Which of these sitcoms do you think is the greatest?”  Those that participated in the survey could select from the following sitcoms: “Seinfeld,” “The Honeymooners,”   “Friends” “Cheers,”  “Arrested Development,”   “Mary Tyler Moore,” and “30 Rock.”     Of course you are probably curious about why your favorite sitcom was not included in the choices.   I am not sure of the reasoning as to why one comedy was included as one of the choices while another was left out.  One part of the survey that is known is that it was done via phone with 1,132 random adult participating.  With some factors changed, such as the choices included, the results may have been different, but then again Seinfeld may still have made it to the top.   Some other great comedies that come to mind are: “The Cosby Show,”  “The Andy Griffith Show,”  “I Love Lucy,”  and “The Big Band Theory.”   The list can be very subjective.  But no matter what, I cannot argue that “Seinfeld”   definitely belongs on that list.


DVD Sets are Popular Holiday Gifts

When the holiday season rolls around people look to give their friends and family something they would enjoy.  They sometimes consider the shows and movies that  the recipient has enjoyed watching and get something related as a great holiday gift.

The Associated Press wrote an article about some suggested DVD collections that gift givers should consider.  The list included : “The Dean Martin Variety Show: Dean’s Ultimate Collection,” “Poldark:The Complete Collection,” “iCarly: The Complete 4th Season,” “The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series,” “The San Francisco Giants 2012 World Series Collector’s Edition,” “Holiday Exclusive 2012 London Olympics DVD Set,” “Poirot: The Early Cases Collection,” “House:The Complete Series,” “The Universe 3-D Blu-ray Set,” and “Doctor Who: Limited Edition Gift Set.”  These DVDs are for different age groups and are selected from different genres.    DVD preferences are subjective and all or none of the listed DVDs will appeal to you, but there are many other collections that are available online or in stores that will make great Christmas presents.