May 20, 2013
G.I. Joe – Retaliation is now out in theaters all across America. It is being shown in regular and in 3-D versions.
G.I. Joe is an awesome and exciting movie to go see. The story is pretty good, and it’s got a lot of action for all who want to see it.
G.I. Joe starts off from the last movie, where all of Cobra’s members and associates are locked up and the Joes are the Special Forces that the U.S. uses. The Joes are framed for stealing nuclear warheads from Pakistan forces and are ordered to be eliminated at once. Only a few Joes survived the attack on them, including Roadblock, Flint, and Lady Jaye. They figure out that the only one who could have ordered the attack on them is the President of the United States. The Joes decide to get back home and find a way to get back at those who did this.
Back in America, the president, who is actually Cobra member Zartan, has declared that there will be a new Special Forces team that will ensure the safety and protection of America from their enemies called Cobra. This brings in opportunities to send a rescue team into Germany’s top secret prison facility that is located underground, where they free the Cobra Commander from his prison. With him free, he begins his plans to take over the world by using Zartan to keep America controlled and his other associates, Storm Shadow and Firefly, to execute other parts of his plan.
The Joes return and deduce the fact that the president is really Cobra operative, Zartan, and that he is in control of the country. Later on, other Joes, Snake Eyes and Jinx, come back and report that Cobra Commander is free and Cobra is in control of the U.S. The Joes decide to fight back and figure out what Cobra is planning and how to stop them from completing their plans.
The movie is very exciting to watch in theaters and even at home, when the movie is released later on. The story fits well with the movie and the action scenes make it even better. I would recommend getting this movie when it comes out on DVD and Blue-Ray.
April 16, 2013
Game of Thrones Season Two is now out on blue-ray and DVD in stores available across the nation. It is exciting and thrilling in the sense that you don’t know what’s going to happen and who is going to do what to which person. It is a show more towards an older audience, like age 20+, but it is a show worth watching.
Season Two begins where Season One left off. All of the Seven Kingdoms are at war with each other and fighting for one thing, the Iron Throne. New King Joffrey has executed Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and of the North, and is now ruling the kingdom with cruelty and stupidity in the South.
In the South, Eddard Stark discovered the truth behind Queen Cersei Lannister and her children. This endangers Cersei’s position among the court, so she planned to frame Eddard for treason and capture his children as bargaining chips for the war. When Eddard is put on the stand and admits, to protect his children, that he is a traitor to the throne, King Joffrey gives the verdict. One of Eddard’s daughters, Sansa Stark, pleas to Joffrey to spare her father and send him to the Night’s Watch at the Wall in the north. Joffrey instead orders him to be executed to make an example of what they do to traitors. For this, Eddard’s oldest son, Robb Stark’s forces then declares war among the Lannisters in the South for the murder of their father.
After word of Eddard’s execution, eldest of the Lannister family, Tywin Lannister sends his youngest son, Tyrion Lannister to become hand of the King and to control his idiotic grandson and his stupid daughter from destroying the kingdoms. Tyrion arrives at King’s Landing and begins cleaning up his sister’s and nephew’s mess.
In the North, Robb Stark has rallied his father’s old allies and has declared war on the Lannisters to avenge his father and also to separate him and his allies from the South and become their own independent kingdom. Robb has taken Jaime Lannister, oldest son of Tywin, as a prisoner of war after a battle and is using him as a bargaining chip to get his sisters back. Robb’s friend, also hostage of the Stark family, Theon Greyjoy, asks that he travel to the Iron Islands to gain his father’s approval to use his ships within the war. Robb allows this and Theon sets off to his homeland. Bran Stark, another son of Eddard, is in command of Winterfell as Robb fights the war in the South.
In the West, Stannis Baratheon, brother of Robert Baratheon, has declared himself the one and true king of the seven kingdoms after receiving a message from Eddard, before he died, about the truth of Cersei and her children. He has sworn off his old ways of believing in the seven gods and now believes in the one god, the Lord of Light, who a woman called the Red Woman, tells him that he is chosen by to rule over the seven kingdoms. Stannis plans to take King’s landing and defeat the Lannisters, then later face the Starks. Renly Baratheon, youngest brother of the Baratheons, has also declared himself king and has won the support of over a hundred thousand forces to aid him in the war against the Lannisters.
In the far North, beyond the Great Wall, the Night’s watch has set off to find out what the wildlings were up to. They stop at a northern man’s house and ask him questions about the wildings gathering beyond the wall. He tells them that Mance Rayder, who was once a crow of the Night’s Watch, now known as the King beyond the Wall, is gathering forces to invade the south. Jon Snow, illegitimate son of Eddard, is riding with the Night’s Watch to stop Mance before he begins his invasion.
In the East, Daenerys Targaryen, last daughter of the Targaryen family, is now khaleesi of the Dothraki horde and is now moving through the Red Waste with her new baby dragons, to claim the iron throne. The Dothraki and Daenerys now must find civilization somewhere, where they will not take her beloved dragons if she wants to conquer Westeros.
Season 2 is more action packed, thrilling, dramatic, and stunning than season one. This season is not only starting again, but it is the start of the new war.
October 24, 2012
The iPhone 5 has been all over the news. It costs over $500, but several students have still been able to get one.
Changes attracted buyers to go from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5.
“Better speakers, clearer camera, longer screen, smaller reversible charger, and better sensor,” were some differences senior Audrey Rousselot said.
There are many differences between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, but a few major changes. Sophomore Brandon Fader said that the look, the screen, and the charger were new. Both students said they enjoyed the iPhone 5.
“I do. Compared to my other one, it’s way better,” Rousselot said.
Everyone had a favorite change about the iPhone 5.
“The look,” Fader said.
Rousselot said that one thing she disliked was that all the apps weren’t set to the iPhone 5 screen yet.
“So it’s annoying,” she said.
Fader said he doesn’t think the iPhone 5 is a major upgrade from the iPhone 4. Rousellot also had her opinion.
“It’s good because it doesn’t have as much glass, so it doesn’t break, but the battery’s not as good,” Rousselot added.
February 24, 2012
The Garlic Press, located on 2200 West Wadley Ave #6, is the place to be! It is a nice, high class, restaurant with a great and quiet environment for a romantic date or even just to get away.
However, if you decide to stop by for a good meal, make sure your wallet is packed. The food, although usually between $30 and $40, is totally worth it. It is cooked to perfection and definitely will not disappoint.
My plate of choice would have to be the spaghetti, because it’s a decent price, if you think 20 bucks is decent, and is one of the better types of food on the menu.
Be sure to call in advance for a reservation. Don’t judge a restaurant by its hostess, though. You don’t have to dress in a tie to eat there. You don’t have to look all professional to have a good meal.