Take a look at your average, square, American-as-apple-pie family. Dad goes to work, while son and daughter go to school, and Mom and the maid cleans the house. But wait. Daddy’s the prince of darkness. Welcome to the Osbournes home! This reality TV series features ex Black Sabbath lead singer and solo heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, as well as wife Sharon, and kids Jack and Kelly, and their hilariously unusual lifestyle. The Osbournes aired in 2002 until 2005, and during the first season this show was dubbed the most-viewed series ever on MTV. If you think Ozzy Osbourne is crazy, wait ‘till you see his kids! The Osbourne children are so outrageous to watch, it’s addictive. And don’t even get me started on the wife, Sharon. Man, she is one hip lady. This show was censored because of its coarse language in the United States, so I feel the need to “warn you” if you don’t like swearing, there is a censored version just for your respectable tastes. This show is so ridiculous, it’s hilarious. Check it out and get hooked on “The Osbournes”!
Mick is a biography written by Christopher Andersen. In this book, the author reveals Mick Jagger’s career stages throughout his life; his involvement with the Rolling Stones, as a solo artist, as well as juicy details on his personal life. Based on interviews received from Mick himself, Keith Richards (fellow band member), his children, ex-wife, and ex-girlfriends, this book provides a real view on Mick Jagger’s life. Some of the content is a bit risqué, but very interesting to read about. Mick was born in Dartford, England and comes from a comfortable middle class upbringing. As a teenager he began to rebel and assert his own individuality which led to the decision to pursue a career in music when he was about 18. In the year of 1962 the Rolling Stones were born. Nobody could have imagined the influence the Stones would have on every rock and roll band since. Even today, 51 years after they hit the big time, they are still together, performing, and big as ever. For all you music fanatics, this book is for you. This book not only describes his life as an adult but as an adolescent which helps you relate to him, and appreciate his contribution to the Rolling Stones and to music in general. I was totally engaged in this book because of the realism and research put in to the book and the excitement of his life. I definitely recommend this book to any Stones fan, and even if you are not, this book will help you appreciate the pure awesomeness of Jagger.
Nancy Drew: The Silent Spy is a first-person PC/Mac adventure game. The Silent Spy is the 29th title in the popular Nancy Drew computer game series. This particular case is set in Scotland, where Nancy's mother died in a mysterious accident many years ago. It's up to Nancy to expose the truth behind her death while also investigating another urgent mystery that her mother, also a detective, left behind.
I've played all of the games in the Nancy Drew series, and this one has definitely made my list of favourites. The plot is intriguing, with an abundance of twists and turns. I loved the characters, who each had a unique backstory. The setting felt a little cramped at times, but the beautiful graphics made up for it. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves a good story.
Captain Phillips is a heart-racing, adrenaline filled new movie that will have you on the edge of your seat through the whole film. Based on a true story of a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia in 2009, this is a terrifying story of the poverty of Somalians and their desperate measures to get money.
Starring the famous Tom Hanks who plays the role of Captain Phillips to less known actors, this movie has actors that are so believable that the plot becomes that much more intense. If you're a fan of fast-paced storylines, or just want to watch a good movie, go see Captain Phillips. This is one of the best movies I have ever seen and I am buying it the minute it comes out on DVD (and seeing it in theatres again!).
A warning: If you are one of those people who tells themselves 'It's just a movie.' when they get scared, this is one you will not be able to do that for. Unfortunately, this movie is based on real events. The way Somalians live and earn money is very tragic, and what they have to do to survive is out of desperation.
Still, it's definitely worth seeing (maybe more than once!) so go now!
Around school, I've noticed people are only talking about the movies. Like, "Hey, have you seen the new City of Bones movie? It was great!" Sure, the movie was good, but no one reads the book anymore! Trust me, if you like science fiction, the Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare, is the series for you.
The book is about 16-year-old Clary Fray, who discovers a whole other world hidden within our own. When she walks into this other world, she discovers she's supposed to be a part of it. If you think this book has a normal plot, like, guy gets the girl, world gets saved and they all live happily ever after, then you're wrong. I think the whole point of this book is plot twists! This series never gets boring.
Like the movie Jaws? Then you’ll love Orca! It is obvious the directors of this movie were imitating the movie Jaws, probably hoping to achieve the same success, but failed. However, it is still a good movie well worth watching. The plot revolves around a sea captain named Nolan, who sets out searching for a great white shark for a local aquarium. He finds a great white and then all of a sudden, an orca kills it! Captain Nolan is now convinced of orca whales grace, power, and intelligence, switching his target to an orca whale. Captain Nolan finds a pregnant female orca and kills her while her mate witnesses. The male orca whale, now crazed with grief, sets out to seek revenge against Captain Nolan. With an angry orca whale on the loose, no one is safe. Boats are being sunk and people in the water are disappearing. With a town full of angry people, Captain Nolan sets out to capture the orca whale. Although the movie is totally cheesy, it has some cool special effects at the beginning with the great white shark versus orca scene. This 1977 classic horror movie is great for a sleepover with friends, or if you’re in to “animal horror movies”, then this movie is for you. Watch it, I’m sure you’ll like it!
Freaks and Geeks is an American teenage comedy television series that aired in 1999-2000 but was cancelled after only the 18th episode due to lack of popularity. It is a shame the show was cancelled after only one season, because the show would have made it far if it was more advertised. This hilarious comedy stars a young Jason Segel, James Franco, Seth Rogan, Busy Phillips, and Linda Cardellini. The plot revolves around Lindsay and her brother Sam Weirr; two proper, academically proficient teenagers who attend McKinley High School during the 1980-1981 year, and Lindsay’s transition from a smart, proper young lady and star of the mathletes; (a geek), to an army-jacket wearing teenager who starts hanging out with the troublesome burnouts; (the freaks). While Lindsay starts hanging with the “freaks”, which causes friction between her and her parents, her old “geek” friends are worried about her “throwing her life away”, and her brother and his geeky friends explore an entirely different part of the social universe and try to fit in. This funny, quirky show is great for watching with friends or family and will draw you in with the very first episode. Try it out! I’m sure you’ll love it!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a best-selling young adult novel that's increasingly growing in popularity. It's narrated by Hazel, a 16-year old cancer patient. Through a cancer support group, Hazel meets Augustus Waters, who helps her to realize that she has a life worth living.
The Fault in Our Stars has become one of my favourite books of all time. I love the characters, plot and how the author chose to handle this subject matter. The writing is fluid, easy to read and never boring. I would recommend this book to everyone ages 13 and up.
In 2014, The Fault in Our Stars will also be released as a movie starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe.
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