Archive for July 2007
“The News” – Lots of scandals hitting the news. An NBA referee being corrupt, drug and doping in the Tour de France and Barry Bonds tying Hank Aaron’s home run record.
The big one has to be Lindsay Lohan being arrested for DUI and possession of cocaine.
Drew Carey is the new host of “The Price is Right.”
Music – Finally, a new #1 in the UK Chart. It is “The Way I Are” by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E. Umbrella by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z has been dethroned to #3.
Movies – The Simpsons Movie was released on Friday. Overall, there are mixed reviews to the movie, but it did not deter fans from going out. The movie grossed approximately $73 million for the opening weekend. The Simpsons Movie was enjoyable and funny. It kind of felt like an extended episode.
Comic Talk – What a way to end July with some horrendous comics. I won’t go into detail. The known culprits are All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder #6 and Wolverine #55.
Other comics coming were Batman #666, The Mighty Avengers #4 and Amazing Spider-Man #542.
Music – There seems to be a lot of happiness because “Umbrella” by Rihanna got knocked off the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart. It has been #1 for 7 weeks. The new #1 is “Hey There Delilah” Plain White T’s. Although, Umbrella is still #1 in the UK for 10 weeks. Now, it is the longest in the year 2000. There has been grumblings among casual listeners and even a few radio DJs. Let’s just say that Umbrella has become annoying. “Ella, ella, eh, eh eh.”
The Final Harry Potter Book – Yes! On late Friday night, the final installment of Harry Potter was released worldwide. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the 7th book. Which characters die? Just find out.
I still haven’t read the Harry Potter books. I went to check out Chapters bookstore for the excitement of Potter-mania.
Around Ottawa – Ottawa Bluesfest is gone, another festival is happening, that is the Ottawa International Chamber Festival. This is for classical music fans. It’s good to have festivals running in the Summer time.
Comic Talk – A new feature somewhat to keep the “week-in-review” interesting. It’s still in the preliminary stages. Picks this past week were World War Hulk #2 (of 5), Justice League of America #11 and Captain America #28. All 3 titles were good. World War Hulk #2 was great because it was just heart pounding action. Justice League of America #11 was a breath of fresh air because the guest artist put in a different technique to the the art.
Note: Again, WildWorks Extra is mainly a “week-in-review” entry of things happening in the world and locally. Mostly pop culture talk within the web and television. My own blog entries will return in the Fall and it acts like a sort of episodes like on television.
Around Ottawa – The 2007 edition Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest has been exciting the crowd with performances from Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Cat Power, Metric, Kanye West and etc.
Here are the photos from the Kanye West concert on July 15, 2007. It was rainy Saturday but it did not hamper the crowd.
It has been a slow week except that Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest has started on July 4, 2007 with Van Morrison kicking it off.
July 7, 2007 was the big one with Live Earth. The cause is about the ever changing climate change.
Here’s a badge from LiveEarth.org. It’s not too late to watch the concerts.
Best performances in my opinion were Duran Duran, Madonna, Crowded House and Linkin Park. Linkin Park performing in Japan and Crowded House in Australia while the other 2 in London, UK.
Music – The day after Live Earth, “Umbrella” by Rihanna is still #1 in the UK. It has been #1 for 8 weeks. The longest in UK chart for 2007.
Movies – Transformers blew away in the box office with $152.5 million US for the week. It beat out Spider-Man which had $151 million US in its opening week back in 2002. The reviews for Transformers have been mixed with favorable reviews.