Craig Wood Sentenced To Death For Rape And Murder Of 10-Year-Old Hailey OwensWoman Gets 20 Years In Prison For Recording Herself Molesting 4-Year-Old BoyLesbian Couple And Two Children Found Murdered In Basement ApartmentVegan Motivational Speaker, Milan Ross, Shot His Family To Death On ChristmasMan Stabbed Family Pit Bull To Death To Save His 1-Year-Old DaughterMan Charged After His Two Pit Bulls Kill Woman On Christmas EveBoy, 5, On Life Support After Mother Beat Him With A ShoeMan Fatally Shot Mother After Blaming Her For Broken Video Game HeadphonesBody Of Missing Colorado Woman Found In Lory State ParkMother Beat Her Two Children To Death Before Jumping Off Highway Bridge

Monthly Archives: May 2007

Flash Gordon (Saviour Of The Universe Edition) (1980)

Directors: Mike Hodges
Actors: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti
Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Number of discs: 1
Rating: PG
Studio: Universal Studios
Run Time: 112 minutes
ASIN: B000PMGS8G Plot Synopsis:
Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals. After that, Dar begins his quest for revenge in this Conan-like movie.

On the eve of the long-awaited Flash Gordon DVD re-release, I Figured I would make a thread about it and see who all here are fans of this film. Personally, I love the hell out of it and I cannot wait to finally show it to my son. I have had access to bootlegs and even the Region 2 version, but decided to wait and see if it would get a second release.…

Microsoft Surface

May 31, 2007 at 8:22 am by  

Well, after Bill Gates appearance on the Today Show, this story has been making the rounds on all the tech sites. He was there to show of the Microsoft Surface. Basically an interactive table. I am not using the term basically to trivilaize the product, as it is pretty cool. I would go on to explain what it can do, but watch the video for yourself.

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Now, if this table can do all of these things reliably, how much would you be willing to pay?
If you want to check out more, hit the Surface Website.

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Updated – Mom and Four Kids Found Hanged

May 30, 2007 at 8:51 am by  

Hudson Oaks, Texas – Gilberta Estrada, 25, and her four children were found hanging in a bedroom closet of their mobile home by articles of clothing. One of the children, an 8-month-old, Evelyn Frayre, was still alive. The dead include the Estrada, a Wendy’s employee, along with three other daughters Maria Teresa Estrada, Janet Frayre and Magaly Frayreaged.

The bodies were discovered by the woman’s sister who lives across the street. She became concerned after she did not show up for work. The woman’s estranged husband has been questioned by officials, but is not considered a suspect. The sheriff said the hangings appeared to be murder-suicide because the trailer’s doors were locked from the inside and a relative said the woman had been depressed.

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Sickest Guitar Hero Video Ever

May 29, 2007 at 7:39 pm by  

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 Watching this makes me want to never pick up a plastic guitar ever again.  Why bother?…

2007 Cannes Film Festival Winners

May 29, 2007 at 8:53 am by  

With the 60th Cannes Film Festival wrapping up, here are a list of some winners and some films to keep an eye out on.

Palme d’Or (Golden Palm):
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days directed by Cristian Mungiu
A low-budget, naturalistic film about a student who goes through horrors to ensure that her friend can have a secret, illegal abortion in Communist-era Romania.

Special 60th Anniversary Award:

Gus Van Sant for Paranoid Park
Focuses on a teenage skateboarder whose life turns upside down when he accidentally kills a security guard.

Grand Prize:
Naomi Kawase for The Mourning Forest
A film about two people – a retirement home resident and a caretaker at the center – struggling to overcome loss.

Best Director:
Julian Schnabel for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
American filmmaker Schnabel directed this French-language film based on a memoir by a French magazine editor who became paralyzed after a stroke and learned to write again by blinking his eyelid into a sensor.

Best Screenplay:
Fatih Akin for The Edge of Heaven
Written and directed by Akin, the film is a German-Turkish cross-cultural tale of loss, mourning and forgiveness.…

Review: Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders

May 28, 2007 at 8:09 pm by  

A film from Czechoslovakia and based off the 1932 novel by Vítezslav Nezval, a story detailing the dream a 13 year old girl named Valerie is having at the same time she is going through her first menstruation. Director Jaromil Jires delivers a surreal, dream-like movie with amazing sound and vivid, lasting visuals. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is Alice in Wonderland meets Emmanuelle; a sensory feast detailing a young woman’s sexual awakening.…

Dead End Drive-In takes place when society is at the brink of a complete upheaval akin to the society seen in another Australian film, Mad Max. A society that has just about collapsed but still being held together – barely – by government officials and law enforcement. Prospects look bleak for the youth, as more and more are choosing to become part of the problem rather than part of a solution. One particular avenue some of these kids decide to travel is to join roving gangs called Car Boys. These gangs stalk the cityscape, fighting law enforcement and tow truck drivers all in the desire to steal all the usable parts from cars to build their own, including stripping cars immediately after they have been involved in an accident. With society at the brink of anarchy and crime escalating out of control, the government has initiated a rather unusual program to battle the phenomena.…

Torture Manual Found in Al Qaeda Safe House

May 28, 2007 at 12:05 pm by  

During a raid on an Al Qaeda safe house a few weeks ago, American forces found a torture manual. The manual has detailed illustrations on different torture techniques to use such as using blow torches, vices and eye removal. Also found in the house were pictures of individuals who had endured some of these techniques. Other items found in the house included electric drills, hammers, blow torches, meat cleavers, pliers and wire cutters, chains, screw drivers, whips and handcuffs.

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Fleur Brown, winner of the European Gang Bang trophy after having sex with 466 men within four-and-a-half hours, was caught as she negotiated selling the girl for sex to a reporter posing as a rich businessman. She intended to use the money to buy a car.

The 13-year-old girl in question once played Brown in a film about her life. Brown, a confessed crack addict, not only supplied the girl with drugs, but also told undercver officers that the girl was willing to lose her virginity, try anal sex, and was ok with the “client” not using a condom.

Judge Timothy King stated:

“Since December 18th and 19th, 2004, there seems to have been a rethink by you in the way you were leading your life. In the past not only were you blinded by the drug but also the type of work you were undertaking. Your life appears to have changed substantially. You have managed by your efforts to put behind you your drug habits.”

Instead of the possible 14-year sentence she could have recieved, she was given a 12-month suspended sentence.…

Yeah, yeah…even more Guitar Hero news. The Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the ’80s website has opened and while it is only one page, it does have 3 extra tracks to add to the list of known tracks.

* “Balls To The Wall” by Accept
* “Only A Lad” by Oingo Boingo
* “The Warrior” by Scandal

Personally, I am glad to see Only A Lad on the list. Great song and should be fun to play.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

May 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm by  

LucasArts and TT Games have announced LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. The Complete Saga enables you to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame. Developer Traveller’s Tales takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of all three next-generation consoles, while also adding new characters, new levels and new features. They are also creating an entirely new Nintendo DS version, developed from the ground up.

As we usher in the next generation of videogame consoles, LucasArts is leading the way in family entertainment,” said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. “We’re proud of the phenomenal success of LEGO Star Wars II and how it delivered all the fun, humor and action of the Original Trilogy to the entire family. Now, with The Complete Saga, we’re excited to finally offer the entire saga playable in one package for the first time ever.

I love these games and have played them all on the PC. But a release of this for the 360 that has all the games plus additions is an easy buy for me and my son.…

H.P. Lovecraft fans have always lamented at the absence of any faithful, good adaptations of Lovecraft’s work. Sure, there have been notable films that were inspired by Lovecraft’s writings, but there has yet to be a film that accurately and faithfully took an H.P. Lovecraft story from the page to the screen. That is until now. With The Call of Cthulhu, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society have created a film that any other H.P. Lovecraft films should be judged. What is even more amazing is that the film was painstakingly created to look as if it had been made in the 1920s. It is black and white and silent (complete with title cards). It is also the best H.P. Lovecraft adaptation to date.…

Guitar Hero 3 Sample Tracks and More!

May 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm by  

Activision has just released more information in regards to the upcoming Guitar Hero 3 title by RedOctane, along with a sample track list.

First off, the highlights:

  1. It will come out for all systems, including the PS2 and they will all have wireless controllers
  2. Boss battles
  3. You will play in famous rock venues
  4. Strategic partnerships have been secured with all the major and independent music record labels and publishers; more original recordings.
  5. Exclusive Gibson guitars with customizable guitars with removable faceplates and new button color scheme

And here is a sampling of the track list. Note how many say “by” and not “as made famous by“:

  • Paint It Black (by The Rolling Stones)
  • Cherub Rock (by Smashing Pumpkins)
  • Sabotage (by Beastie Boys)
  • The Metal (by Tenacious D)
  • My Name is Jonas (by Weezer)
  • Knights of Cydonia (by Muse)
  • Rock And Roll All Nite (as made famous by Kiss)
  • School’s Out (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
  • Slow Ride (as made famous by Fog Hat)
  • Cult of Personality (by Living Colour)
  • Barracuda (as made famous by Heart)

Well, as a fan of the first and the second, I have no doubt I will once again be plunkin’ down the dough for what looks to be the best version of the game yet.…

Los Angeles – Talk about karma! Brandon Julius Funches, 21, was arguing with is 23-year-old girlfriend while stopped at a rail crossing on San Fernando Road. Witnesses state that at some point, Funches drove his Dodge Magnum around the two cars in front of him, around the crossing arm and parked directly on the tracks in an attempt to kill his girlfriend by letting the oncoming train hit the passenger sid of the car.

At the last minute before the Metrolink commuter train, traveling at 79mph, hit the car, Funches jumped out of the vehicle. The flying debris from the impact killed Funches as he attempted to run away, the girlfriend, while seriously injured, is expected to survive.

Authorities are saying that Funches was ejected from his vehicle, but witnesses say he was running from the vehicle just before impact. Witnesses are also saying that the “debris” that killed Funches was the car itself, although metal was sent flying as far as a block away and some even disabled a truck when it sliced through the engine.…

Microwaved Baby Released from Hospital

May 23, 2007 at 10:23 am by  

2-month-old Ana Marie Mauldin had two skin grafts performed because of injuries she suffered to her hand and face after her father, Joshua Mauldin, 19, placed her in a motel microwave for 10 to 20 seconds. She suffered no internal injuries and has been released to foster care, with a custody hearing be scheduled for later this week.

It has now been learned that Mauldin not only placed her in the microwave, he also hit her in the groin and placed her in the motel refrigerator and motel safe after being left in the room alone with her while the mother and grandmother stepped out.

Mauldin was charged with felony injury to a child and was jailed on $250,000 bond. If found guilty,he could face 99 years in prison. Since his arrest the mother, Eva Marie Mauldin, 20 has publicly stated that her husband suffers from mental problems and that Satan was the actual culprit in this incident. She claims that Joshua Mauldin was trying to become a preacher and Satan saw him as a threat.…

Woman Raped After Crash; Arrest Made

May 23, 2007 at 10:07 am by  

Triquero Terrell

Cincinnati – On Oct 13th, a young woman was driving down the 3600 block of Blue Rock Road when she was hit from behind by another driver. Both drivers proceeded to pull into a nearby parking lot. The other driver got out of his car, slapped the cell phone out of the young womans hand, beat her unconscience and then raped her.

In April, Triquero Terrell, 26, was arrested on a contempt warrant involving a child support case. A detective noticed that Terrel resembled a sketch made in the October rape case and immediately obtained a DNA swab. The tests have now come back as a match to the rapist in the “bump and run” attack. Terrel’s bond has been set at $2 million and he has been charged with kidnapping and rape.

Just a reminder to you lone female drivers to think twice before pulling over for strangers, especially at night.

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Here’s a story that should leave you shaking your head in disgust.

Crystal Board, 24, (pictured left) was placed in jail on charges of child endangerment and felonious assault after she flew into a rage that was directed towards her boyfriends 22-month-old son, Jared Fowler. She bit his cheek and broke his arm in the attack while alone babysitting the boy. After calling her boyfriend, the pair then took the child to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. It was then revealed that the boy had a healing broken leg and foot. Not believing Board’s story of her play biting and the child breaking his arm in the slats of a crib, the hospital notified authorities. She was arrested back in December.

Now in jail, Board was now no longer able to care for her own young daughter, Alexis. Hamilton County Job and Family Service social workers placed Alexis with her biological father, 32-year-old Rod Vanloan (pictured right). Vanloan is now charged with the murder of 14-month-old Alexis. On May 5th, Vanloan admitted to kicking Alexis twice while trying to teach her to walk.…

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