31 July 2007

Comic-Con 2007

I whittled 333 pictures down to 72. Please click on this link to enjoy my photos of Comic-Con 2007. I will also post this picture, since it is my favorite of the group. As we were walking out, we saw guys dressed like the dudes from 300 eating nachos and pretzels and I thought it was funny. Even Spartans have to eat.

Hell's Kitchen Is Almost Over

The contestants had to reinvent classic comfort food. As if that hasn't been done on every season of Top Chef. The nanny doesn't know what Franks & Beans are and think they're British. She's retarded, right?

Jen is so unfortunate looking and was all over this episode with her crying and laughing and screaming. She's a nutbag. And she looks like dirty dishwater. She ended up being eliminated. Because they had to make it a photogenic finale, right?

Rock's been my man since Day One and should mop the floor with Bonnie. She's retarded!

Also, why was Chef Ramsay so damn nice? He's losing it. One more episode left!

30 July 2007

San Diego Log: Comic-Con Saturday

Saturday morning was a lot more packed than the day before. We lined up at 8:20 for the room where the Heroes panel was to be held at 12:45. The line was really long, and yet people continued to stream past us to line up for another hour. This room held 4500 people.

First up in the room was the pilot of The Bionic Woman followed by Q&A with the cast and creators. Mike surprisingly didn't like the show, but I'll give it a shot. It has potential and the cast is good.

The Heroes panel was definitely the most fun panel of all. The cast is amazing and gets along so well and is always funny. And there was some man-on-man action which also always seems to happen with this cast. Everyone (everyone who was still alive in the finale) was there, except for the dude who plays D.L. So I'm guessing he's a goner. They were all so appreciative of the fans, since the show debuted at Comic-Con last year and really took off because of the buzz from it. They showed a brief montage of scenes from Season 2.

Here's the Heroes scoop. There will be a Heroes video game. Heroes: Origins will be 6 self-contained episodes focusing on a new hero per episode. It will debut at the end of April. Kevin Smith will be the writer and director of the first episode. He showed up and surprised the cast - apparently his deal was signed very recently. New characters on the regular Heroes show will be Maya (played by the hot chick who was A.J.'s girlfriend on The Sopranos) and Monica, a flood survivor from New Orleans (the actress wasn't named).

After that panel, we headed back to Hall H for the movie studio presentations. First up: Disney. For those interested in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, the director and star were live via satellite from Prague and some crew were present in San Diego. They plan to do movies of all 7 books and release them every May. They showed scenes from this new one, along with very early CGI stuff. I'm not into these movies, but it was still cool to see it. They showed the National Treasure 2 trailer and what can I say, it looks awesome! I love that cornball movie. Harvey Keitel, Helen Mirren, and Ed Harris are in it.

Disney/Pixar presented Wall.E. I love Pixar and this movie looks adorable. It's about the last robot left on Earth. It's amazing how they can give a robot a personality. It will be interesting because there isn't much dialogue, just robot sounds. But I'll bet they pull it off. The Sound Editor was there with a soundboard and demonstrated all the effects. The director said there would be a live action element, but wasn't specific. We saw drawings, test animation, and an almost-finished scene.

Next up: Marvel Studios. The Incredible Hulk started filming two weeks ago. Ed Norton and Liv Tyler were on the panel. They said the movie would be the beginning of a whole new Hulk saga, and more like the TV show. Ed Norton wrote the screenplay, which I didn't know. They showed a picture of the Hulk concept. It's totally CGI, but better than the Green Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the other Hulk movie. They plan to use Ed Norton to create the Hulk, so I'm thinking performance capture like Gollum. Hopefully it will look realistic. Iron Man finished filming a month ago. Jon Favreau (skinny again!), Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Robert Downey, Jr. were on the panel. They showed some kickass footage - this is going to be a great movie. There are lots of practical effects, making it pretty realistic. The crowd demanded to see the footage again. Also, Stan Lee joined the panel. That man is a god at Comic-Con.

Finally: the Sony panel. Resident Evil: Extinction is bloody zombie action. I haven't seen those movies. Milla Jovovich was very pregnant. The panel for 30 Days of Night included Sam Raimi, Ben Foster, and Josh Hartnett. It's another snowy graphic novel, this time with vampires. The clips were scary and gory, but I don't know that I'm going to run out and see it.

Superbad was, of course, a hysterical panel. Judd Apatow, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (that would be McLovin) were in attendance. Random hilarity ensued. The clips were painfully funny. My stomach hurt afterward. They also showed the first 6 minutes of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story starring John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer. It was a straight-up parody of Walk the Line where Johnny Cash's brother dies and it was freaking hysterical.

Comic-Con was crazy fun. We got in at 1 AM this morning after a flight delay, but the trip was so worth it. We're in the airport last night looking at our pictures going, wow, the place was packed, this was a hectic trip. And then we said, Can't wait to do it next year - and for all 4 days. So I'll be booking my hotel shortly and heading out to San Diego again in a year!!!

28 July 2007

San Diego Log: Comic-Con Friday

Comic-Con is pretty kickass, I have to say. We got to the convention center at 7:45 AM. We got our badges quickly, and then got in line for the big Exhibit Hall. The loooong line that eventually wrapped around the entire convention center. We were in the first third of the line. In the shade. We got into the Hall at 9:45, along with 6500 of our closest friends.

First up was the Warner Brothers presentation. First panel: the cast of Get Smart: Steve Carell, Masi Oka, The Rock, the Fat Dude From Borat, and the Dude From the Enterprise and Capital One Commercials. We saw scenes from the movie, which they described as a "comedic Bourne Identity." The scenes weren't LOL funny, except for one of them. There were lots of explosions. I'll reserve judgment but it wasn't that money.

Next: another Japanese horror remake, One Missed Call. Wait - they're still remaking Japanese horror movies? I think Houman told me about this movie - the one where you get a cell phone message of you dying. And then you try not to die. It looked a'ight. Shannyn Sossamon was the biggest twit. But what do you expect from a chick that named her kid Audioscience or whatever. Ed Burns wasn't exactly dynamic either. They weren't prepared to deal with the geekdom.

As opposed to Kate Beckinsdale. She must have been to Comic-Con before. She was funny and charming. She was on the Whiteout panel. It's based on a graphic novel about murder in Antarctica. It looks good, and cold. And I love snowy movies.

The Greatest of All the Panels was Shoot 'Em Up. Clive Owen. Need I say more? Also, they showed a bunch of scenes from the movie. IT WAS AWESOME! It's the kind of over-the-top action that makes you laugh while watching it. It was so funny and so good. Can't wait to see the whole thing in September!

We left at a decent hour so we could have dinner with even more of Mike's family. They were all so great! And the Filipino food was soooo good.

(Pictures to follow Monday evening.)

27 July 2007

San Diego Log: Thursday

Thursday we arrived outside San Diego. This is the Land of the Asians. And not just Mike's relatives. His relatives are all really great; they have a great sense of humor.

Our first important stop was In 'N Out Burger. I have heard the tales for years, and they're all true. It kicked ass!! We also went to the Harrah's Casino. There are a bunch of casinos on various Indian reservations outside San Diego. They are all in this crazy, rocky, mountainous, no-vegetation area. With horrific windy roads with no guard rails. I'd hate to drive that at night.

Downtown San Diego looks cool; not that I saw much of the outdoors....

25 July 2007

West Side!

I'm off to San Diego early tomorrow morning!! I'm butt-exited for Comic-Con Friday and Saturday, and for the 65 trips to In 'n Out Burger.

I'll try to report from the road; we'll see how successful that is.

24 July 2007

Celebrating B&C's First Anniversary With Google Analytics

I signed up for Google Analytics about 5 weeks ago. Since then....

I've had 280 unique visitors from 40 countries, including Romania, Serbia, and Turkey.

People have visited from 34 U.S. states.

People have come to my site after searching for such random things as: "wiggles news", "luvs2eaturpeach" (hi perv!), "the inferno timmy 50 stitches", "six flags feet reattach", and "false testicles". That just goes to show the diversity of content you get here at Baloney & Cereal.

Happy Anniversary to me!

Celebrating B&C's First Anniversary With Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was popped for possession of cocaine, driving under the influence, transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility and driving on a suspended license. Sources say her blood alcohol level was between .12 and .13, well over the .08 legal limit.

Cops tell TMZ cocaine was found in her pants pocket.

Celebrating B&C's First Anniversary With Hell's Kitchen

One year ago I started this blog and one of my first posts was complaining about how bad Hell's Kitchen sucks, but how I can't stop watching. Wow, good to know I've made so much progress in one year.

Last night was actually good because of the moment where Chef Ramsay sent Josh home in the middle of dinner service. Just ripped him a new one and kicked him out of the kitchen. Bye bye Josh! He was a prick anyway. In the end he also sent Julia home. Chef Ramsay's turning into a softy because, instead of his usual "F off", he hugged Julia and said he would send her to culinary school. Waffle House Cook Makes Good. Gotta love that.

It's pretty unbelievable that the final 3 are: a talented, real chef (Rock), a dimwitted nanny (Bonnie), and a horse-faced twit (Jen). Go Rock!

No F-ing Way

I have a general policy banning any mention of LL on my blog. But if she keeps this up, it's just worth it...
Lindsay Lohan was arrested for drunk driving in Santa Monica early this morning -- her second bust in less than three months.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept., 21-year-old Lohan was nailed around 2:15 AM near Pico Boulevard and Main Street early Tuesday morning.

Just last week, Lohan was quietly booked by Beverly Hills PD for an alleged Memorial Day weekend DUI crash. She was due back in court on August 24 to face charges of driving with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 and misdemeanor hit and run.

Lindsay just turned 21 -- legal drinking age -- earlier this month. She's been voluntarily wearing a SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelet for the past couple of weeks, even flaunting the device during a recent beach outing in Malibu.

22 July 2007

24's New President

They're going with the chick thing!
Cherry Jones has been appointed president, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter, representing the first major casting for Season 7. Jones, 51, has appeared in such recent films as Ocean's Twelve, The Village and Signs. Also of note, she became the first openly lesbian actress to win a Tony award (for The Heiress) when she thanked her longtime partner during her 1995 acceptance speech.

Is it stereotyping for the first female President to be a lesbian? Isn't America more likely to vote for a hot 32-year-old?

My Home State Knows How to Party!

Police said they made 63 arrests at the John Mayer concert at the Hersheypark Stadium. Officials said 46 people were accused of underage drinking; 14 of disorderly conduct; and three each of public drunkenness, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Woo-hoo - chocolate and John Mayer are a deadly combination!

20 July 2007

I'm In Love With Chris Hansen

Why didn't Chris Hansen get nominated for an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy? This week's Dateline: To Catch a Predator was the funniest one yet. We were laughing hysterically and rewound in about 4 places.

There was LOTS of begging, this time with Jersey accents. New Jersey cops don't mess around - they tackled these dudes hard.

Best screen name: whosurdaddynj.

Oldest guy: 53 ("You're the daughter I never had" - always a nice pick-up line for a chick you're gonna bang.)

Greatest line of the night: predator tells Chris Hansen: "I thought you were really funny on Opie & Anthony." Great O&A shout-out! He also said, "Right when I saw the brownies, I knew." LOL, dude.

Longest distance traveled: I'll give this to the guy who WALKED 2 1/2 miles to get to the house (and then asked Chris Hansen for a ride home).

We got 2 guys who cried like a baby and one dude with profuse sweating. And I mean profuse.

Next week: an Asian dude passes out. Head first. Into a bar.

19 July 2007

The Best Emmy News of All

This song has been nominated for Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics. Who even knew that category existed?

Emmy Nomination Day!

As usual, the Emmy nominations snuck up on me. I always get cised for the Emmys.

The good:
Heroes for Best Drama.
24 not being nominated for Best Drama. (Let's face it, it doesn't deserve it this year.)
The Office and 30 Rock for Best Comedy.
Tina Fey for Best Actress, Rainn Wilson for Best Supporting Actor, and Jamie Pressly and Jenna Fischer for Best Supporting Actress.

The bad:
No Lost for Best Drama - I know I hated on the first part of the year but the rest was awesome.
2 1/2 Men for Best Comedy? Really?
Nothing for The Wire. Which I have come to expect, but this past season was so unbelievably good I thought there was a chance.
How do you choose between Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, and Ricky Gervais for Best Actor in a Comedy? Can there be a 3-way tie?

18 July 2007

Tom Jones Would Be Proud

"She's a lady! Woah, woah, woah, she's a lady!"

Keep thinking you can pop a squat next to your car when there are photographers around! Funny thing is, this is the exact technique I recommended to Kim when she was stuck in traffic. Good to know Pink and I are on the same emergency-urination wavelength.

If She Keeps This Up She'll Be Just Another Fat American

Posh takes the kids to TGI Friday's after soccer practice.

Big Brother is the Worst Show on Television

I watched Big Brother the first two seasons - and loved it - then I stopped. I thought I'd pick it back up this year since it's a CBS show. I watched the first episode going, "This is why I hate this show. These people are so self-involved." It's worse than any other reality competition because these people don't have talent, they don't have to survive in the jungle. They're on TV and they live in a house. BFD. When Jen had TWO crying fits because she didn't like her picture, I immediately took it off my DVR series recording. I definitely liked some of the house guests, but my dislike for others was strong enough to overpower that. The show stinks. Also, I know she's like my First Lady and all, but Julie Chen is a massive head of hair on a spindly little body and she blows too.

So You Think You Can Dance, on the other hand, is the greatest summer show ever. Unlike other reality competitions, these people are all actually talented. They are amazing and it's hard to pick the worst of the bunch. The music is great, the dancing is great, and I'm training now for next year's auditions!

17 July 2007

Q: What Do I Have In Common With Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes?

A: We're the only ones who watched Victoria Beckham: Coming to America!

I thought the show was great and I'm so bummed it was cut from a series to a one-hour special. That was lame. I love her, and I think she has a great sense of humour and loves her family so much. It was a funny show, and crazy to see the paparazzi swarming her wherever she goes. I don't know how people live like that. Woe is Posh.
A Wife Swap repeat, 3.9/7, put ABC on top at 8 p.m. The NBC special Victoria Beckham: Coming to America scored a 3.5/6, finishing in a dead heat with reruns of How I Met Your Mother and Old Christine on CBS.

Oh Yeah, He's Definitely Sober Now

It Takes a Real Man to Beat the Crap Out of Andy Dick

And Jon Lovitz is that man!!! From the NY Post....
It was fight night at an L.A. comedy club last week when Jon Lovitz roughed up Andy Dick over the murder of their Saturday Night Live colleague, Phil Hartman.

Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who witnessed the assault, said, "Jon picked Andy up by the head and smashed him into the bar four or five times, and blood started pouring out of his nose." Lovitz told Page Six, "All the comedians are glad I did it because this guy is a [bleep]hole."

Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a 1997 Christmas party at Hartman's house, five months before his troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing herself. "Andy was doing cocaine, and he gave Brynn some after she had been sober for 10 years. Phil was furious about it - and then five months later he's dead," said Lovitz, adding that when he filled in on Hartman's Newsradio sitcom, "I told Andy, 'I wouldn't be here now if you hadn't given Brynn that cocaine.' "

Last year, Lovitz related, a drunken Dick strolled up to his table at Ago in West Hollywood, rudely downed his guests' peach liqueur drinks, and "looked at me and said, 'I put the "Phil Hartman hex" on you - you're the next one to die.' I said, 'What did you say?' and he repeated it. I wanted to punch his face in, but I don't hit women."

When the two ran into each other at the Laugh Factory last Wednesday, "I wanted him to say he was sorry for the 'Phil Hartman hex,' " Lovitz told us. "First he says, 'I don't remember saying that.' Then he leans in and says, 'You know why I said it? Because you said I killed Phil Hartman.' Which I never said. Then he asked me to be in his new movie.

"I grabbed him by the shirt and leaned him over and said, 'I don't want to be in your movie! I don't want to be in your life!' I pushed him against the rail. Then I pushed him again really hard. A security guard broke it up. I'm not proud of it . . . but he's a disgusting human being." Dick's rep said he had no comment.

Andy Dick was PWNED!!!

Kirsten Dunst Pictures Always Make My Day

16 July 2007

More Owen News

We had a great weekend with Owen and his parents. We had a little early-birthday celebration, along with little cupcakes, which Owen just loved. I had exposed him to Baby's First Pudding the day before - Aunt Jen loves to introduce the junk foods!

You know what I always say - it isn't a party until someone gets naked and pees on your floor. At least this time it wasn't a 30-something Iranian dude.
Bye, Owen! "See ya be ya!"

OK, This One is Cute

Big, but cute. Liam Spelling-Whatshisname is pretty much the biggest baby ever made.

NBC Really Wants to Piss Me Off

I was looking forward to The Bionic Woman for some reason. I was all excited for the debut at Comic-Con. But now this news from TV Guide. And if his ass is at the Comic-Con panel, I won't leave - but I'll turn around in my chair as protest!
Isaiah Washington is back in action — literally. First up, says USA Today, the actor will guest-star this fall on at least five episodes of NBC's Bionic Woman update, playing "an outsider with a mysterious agenda" that will either help or raise hell for Jaime Sommers. Beyond that, the disgraced Grey's Anatomy star has inked a deal to star in a potential action drama he pitched to the Peacock for the 2008-09 TV season.

Hailing Washington as "a brilliant actor," NBC Universal Media Studios president Katherine Pope believes viewers will welcome him back to the screen, in that "people watch characters... not personalities. He's put that [drama] behind him," Pope adds. "Let's give him a chance to do what he does."

Who Keeps Letting This Chick Buy Dogs??!!


Christina Aguilera is getting fat. Here she is pointing out her fat gunt.

She's Not Going to EAT Those, Is She?

Peanut M&Ms will make you fat.

14 July 2007

The O-Dawg is in Town

Owen and his parents are visiting this weekend. I took him to the beach today so I could torture him. Owen doesn't like to be dirty, so he hates the sand - at first.

Then he got used to it and we even went for a walk along the water's edge. He liked sitting with me and watching the waves come up to his feet, and we went for a couple of swims too.
His parents are watching Harry Potter with Mike, so I've got to go get him from his nap and feed him lunch.

13 July 2007

What is Happening to the World?

Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low. In 2005, 47 percent of high school students reported having sexual intercourse, down from 54 percent in 1991.

More young people are finishing high school, too, and more little kids are being read to, according to the latest government snapshot on the well-being of the nation's children.

Grasping For News

I have been grasping at something to post for the last two days. Nothing is happening! The world has come to a screeching halt. And I hate Harry Potter.

Because of people like this.

10 July 2007

The Inferno Not-Quite Reunion

My television billed this as a Reunion, when it was in fact a Top 10 Countdown of greatest Inferno 3 moments. You know your countdown sucks when 7 of the moments revolve around Susie. All of the sudden Susie is a freaking raving bitch. Next time she should be on the Bad Asses not the Good Guys.

Some of the deleted footage was actually good! Johnny and Abram "washing" Susie's pajamas in the toilet was the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life. Why wasn't that on the show?? They reviewed "unseen hookups". Again, why was this unseen? Kenny and Jenn, Alton and Janelle. Everyone was repulsed by Colie. And OMG Timmy's bleeding knees were horrific! 50 stitches! That's what he gets for kneeling in broken glass and not being John McClane, I guess.

Tonya turned out to be the most self-aware, admitting that these shows are her "life."

Hell's Kitchen Stinks

But there's nothing else going on either.

Melissa moved to the men's team. That leaves the girls' team with three retards, yet somehow they win. The fix was in on the reward challenge. What were they gonna do, have the guys win the photo shoot? And no amount of makeup can cover up Melissa's chin.

Goodbye to Scabby McGee, her gross chin, her Jersey hair, and her Jersey accent. She was good for a while but she all of the sudden turned into Robobitch.

There was no real good Chef Ramsay quote either; next week we get "That looks like baby vomit" though.

09 July 2007

Who's the Hotter Dude?

Jack Nicholson, his moobs, or the Pussycat Dolls?

24 Gets Deader To Me

First comes the shocking news that I'm passing up the just-added 24 panel at Comic-Con in favor of a presentation by 20th Century Fox. And now this, from TV Guide:
Season 7 of 24 promises to be its most tense yet. At least on the set.

Execs at the Fox hit have scrapped virtually their entire story line for the season, delaying the start of production by roughly three weeks. According to sources, the 11th-hour time-out was called after the network put the kibosh on a costly plan to shoot a number of episodes in Africa. Producers briefly toyed with the idea of finding a location in Los Angeles that could sub for the continent, but they ultimately decided to ditch the whole concept and start over from scratch.

Mary Lynn Rajskub confirms that the clock for Day 7 has been reset. "I don't know what's going on over there, but they're going crazy," says the scene-stealer, who only learned last week that Chloe would even be returning. "We usually start [back up] at the end of July, and I don't think we're starting until a couple of weeks into August now. It's kind of exciting, because I think [the postponement] means that they're really having to dig in there and come up with new stuff."

The show's creative team was no doubt already feeling the pressure: Day 6 was considered to be about as explosive as a wet firecracker, so for Season 7 they really needed a plot that was incendiary. In fact, news of the setback comes on the same day the semiannual Television Week critics' poll named 24 the second worst show on TV, behind ABC's best-not-traveled October Road.

07 July 2007

Copycats Are Lame

First everyone was nuts. Now they're crackers.

A small number of die-hard fans of NBC's recently canceled drama The Black Donnellys plans to ship nearly 300 pounds of Zesta crackers (about 45,000 crackers) to HBO executives beginning next week in hopes of persuading the premium cable outlet to pick up the moribund show.

Fans were inspired by the recent success of Jericho fans and vow to keep sending crackers to HBO as long as donations hold out. In June, Jericho fans inundated CBS with tons of nuts, eventually persuading the network to exhume the post-apocalypse drama after it was dropped from its fall schedule.

Donnellys fans said they selected Zesta crackers because they are featured in a lounge sign belonging to one of the show's main characters.

Copycats suck. But also, it would have been cooler if they had chosen crackers because the show is about white people. I thought that was why until I got to the last sentence.

06 July 2007

Comic-Con Preliminary Schedule Released

I'm going to try to forget the things that I'm going to miss (Lost, Indiana Jones, Beowulf, Iron Man - all on Thursday!!). Let's just concentrate on the things I will have front-row seats to:

Shoot 'Em Up. Oh, yes, Clive Owen will be there. Expect to not hear from me for a while, as I will be locked up for jumping on him.

Kevin Smith.

The Simpsons.

Heroes: whole cast, creators, preview of next season.

And if Mike wants to, I will even endure the Smallville panel.

Help Me Out

Is this Zac Efron punk supposed to be hot? Girls really like him? Honestly? He looks trifling, and the tan is making me gag. What's the deal with this kid?

04 July 2007

Just a Nice Random Video

Campaign for a Better Inferno

It's time to focus on real issues. We need a better Inferno next time. This one started off strong, with a huge fight and ejection, but then there just wasn't any drama. And Cara and Susie's ditzy whining doesn't count. What's the problem here? Are these people MATURING?! Tonya made it til the end, but hasn't done anything worthwhile since like Episode 3.

Nice editing to make it look closer than it was. In close up shots, the teams were neck and neck. In the few long shots, the blue team was so far behind. Do better next time, MTV!

Ugliest Baby Contest

Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera are pregnant, and probably due around the same time. The question is which one will produce the ugliest baby? On one hand you have a genetic disaster of a father. On the other hand you have a skeleton who does drugs. YOU DECIDE!

03 July 2007

New Simpsons Trailer

This is a Long Distance Dedication to Karen. This one is funnier than the first trailer. Can't beat Ralphie and Spider Pig.

Do You Have the Guts?

I DARE somebody to go see License to Wed. I knew it was going to be horrible from the trailer. Wait. I knew it was going to be horrible the moment I saw Robin Williams was in it. Mandy Moore deserves better.

02 July 2007

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye (Sing With Me)

We went to the first showing of Transformers tonight at 8:00.
This movie was AWESOME! Look, it's not going to win any Oscars. But it had everything you could want in a summer movie based on a series of toys from your childhood. The effects are INCREDIBLE. Spoiler alert: cars turn into robots. Giant, awesome robots. And there are plenty of Michael Bay Camera Shots (TM). You know the ones: people stand up in front of smoke in slo-mo while the camera circles around them. Good stuff.

The audience laughed, cheered, and applauded. I wanted to give a standing ovation at one point. I think I clouded up a bit when Optimus Prime spoke for the first time. Only see this movie if you are prepared to have your mind blown for 2 1/2 hours. I'll be going back to see it again this week. It's definitely the best action movie of the summer so far, and WAY better than that Speederman crap.

I Thought These Crazy Kids Would Make It

I can't imagine why they broke up. They seem really perfect for each other.
The 3-year marriage of author Salman Rushdie and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi has ended, according to his rep. "Salman Rushdie has agreed to divorce his wife, Padma Lakshmi, because of her desire to end their marriage," spokeswoman Jin Auh said in a statement issued to Reuters.

Rushdie, 60, and Lakshmi, 36, were married in New York City in April 2004. It was the fourth marriage for the writer, whose previous three marriages also ended in divorce.