Both the NBA and NHL finals are upon us. It's a sports fan's dream to have a finals game on each night, there are so many chicken wings being devoured right now it is mind blowing. The NHL final pits the Boston Bruins against the Vancouver Canucks, as I write this the Canucks have a one game lead. However, I think this is going to be a long, tight series. A lot of 2-1 or 3-2 games. I do think the Canucks have a slight edge and should win in seven. In the NBA the dream team of the Miami Heat are taking on the Dallas Mavericks, currently the series is tied at a game a piece. I would love to see the Mavs win this series, however I am not sure they have enough weapon to take the title. I will say Heat in six games.
There are so many great bands in Canada that tend to fly under the radar. The Vincent Black Shadow is one of those bands. They have a unique sound that almost feels like it takes you back in time. Check out a couple of their tracks:
I love that version of White Rabbit. The band has since parted ways with vocalist Cassandra Ford and I haven't heard anything with the new singer, but if it is close to this it will be great.
My DVD pick this week is a movie that absolutely tanked at the box office. Maybe it was bad marketing, people have a hate on for Nic Cage, or the reviewers didn't get what the film was going for. "Drive Angry" is a grindhouse film, nothing more. It is supposed to be silly, over the top, and make little sense. Grindhouse movies are just supposed to be fun, and "Drive Angry" is certainly that. NIc Cage is great, as is Amber Heard, not to mention how stunning she is in the movie. Check it out this weekend. If like grindhouse movies and you have Netflix you may want to check out the documentary "American Grindhouse". It is a great look at the history of low budget films.
I have become a big fan of the TV show "Game Of Thrones", it is an incredibly well done fantasy show that still feels grounded. Not only is the show exceptionally well written and acted it is littered with beautiful women. Prior to her role of Dohrea on "Game Of Thrones" this beauty was well know by UK TV audiences for her role in "Hollyoaks". Scotty's Hotty this week is:
Just ridiculous! You must see her in "Game Of Thrones".
Sometimes it is crazy how things come together. I was checking out TNA's website one day and looking at what the VIP package was for Slammiversary, and it featured a meet and greet with Hulk Hogan. I was wishing there was some way I could make the trek down to Orlando to meet one of my heroes. Then outta know where comes some extra side work, and there it is. I am off to meet The Immortal Hulk Hogan. To say I am beyond excited would be an understatement. To make the trip even better they are having Star Wars weekends at Disney to celebrate the Star Tours ride re-opening. It is gonna be one geek filled weekend!
Not too much news on the TV show front to pass along. Things are moving along and we should be shooting the pilot episode soon. I will let you know when we wrap on the bad boy.
Thought I would go a bit older with my DVD picks for this week. If you are in the mood for a horror movie let me recommend "Cube". This film is executed so well at times you feel trapped with the characters on the screen. If you are more in the mood for fantasy "Pan's Labyrinth" is the way to go. A brilliantly crafted tale by Guillermo del Toro, if you ask me this was on of the best film of the decade. On the comedy front let me suggest the overlooked "Eurotrip". While it does follow a tried and true formula of road trip and teen sex comedy movies, it was quiet enjoyable with many genuine laughs thought.
We have featured Velvet Sky, Mickie James, and So Cal Val, time for us to have a look at another TNA Knockout. She worked her way up through the indies and then signed with WWE, she was then released and eventually found her way to TNA where she started the team of The Beautiful People with Velvet Sky. She is a five time TNA Woman's Champion and, more importantly, Scotty's Hotty this week:
So if you buy into the prophecy being foretold on billboards the end begins tomorrow. If you haven't heard, The Rapture is supposed to take place tomorrow, where all the good Christians are ushered up to Heaven and the rest of us are left to toil as the world crumbles. Being as I am far from a holy person I will be left behind and be forced to scratch and claw until the final day on October 21st. Of course I don't buy into any of this. Thought the years different people of different religious beliefs have foretold the end of the world. So far they have all been wrong. It's kinda like picking the Leafs to win the Cup the odds of it happening are astronomical, but if you are right you look like a genius. If you really want to be entertained by end of days antics, check out two episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit. In season one they had an end of the world episode, and then in season seven they tackled the 2012 apocalypse. Enjoy these as well all go to hell.
There is nothing better then just some straight up Rock n' Roll. From southern California I give you Rival Sons:
This is a band to keep an eye on.
With the new Pirates of the Caribbean film opening this week I thought my DVD pick should be the previous three. I do not understand the dislike for the second and third movies in this series. I will agree that the did add too many characters to the story, but they movies were still fun. That is all this series has ever been supposed to be. So sit back catch up on the adventures of Jack Sparrow before you go sail On Stranger Tides.
She has had numerous TV and Film appearances. She stared in the horror film "Rest Stop" and was one of the main characters in "Kyle XY". However she has now come to every one's attention plying Sif in this summer's "Thor". After seeing her in that role, she is now my leading candidate for Wonder Woman. Scotty's Hotty this week is:
She needs to be in the Wonder Woman outfit, if only in bedroom.