New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer has Landed

Smaug and Beorn are still elusive, but we finally get to hear Smaug's growling voice, thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch. Out this December 13, 2013.

Christina Aguilera Unleashes 'We Remain' for Catching Fire Movie

Listen and sing-along to the heart-wrenching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack by Christina Aguilera entitled We Remain and know why she's still the best.

Official Cover Art of The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades

Percabeth are in trouble deep down in the chasm of Tartaus. Will they be able to come out alive and save the world at the same time? Find out on October 8, 2013.

Vintage Photos: A Glimpse On The Past Of The City Of Love

A period where nothing's too expensive, the air and rivers were not polluted and gadgets, like cellphones and iPads, were unheard of. Simple living was the height of existence by then.

Spice Up Your October With The Walking Dead Season 4

The unfortunate gang of living humans is back. See these delicious stills and character portraits of this much-awaited season, premiering October 13, 2013.

Updates On Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid all started with Greg Heffley's desire to write a journal and eventually a phenomenal hit. Now, author Jeff Kinney releases the eighth title in the series.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Massive Tapestry Art Of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Has Been Revealed

Since the beginning of the series, The Hobbit movies have these wonderful and massive tapestry to summarize the story in one picture. It is more like a trailer on its own. We've seen the tapestries for both The Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug before and now we are going to see one for the final movie, The Battle of the Five Armies. You all know what these means, a barrage of promotional materials will be coming our way in the very near feature.

Academy Award-winning Peter Jackson directs this star-studded finale to an epic fantasy based on the works by J.R.R. Tolkein. The movie stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, and Aidan Turner among many others.

I have cut out the picture to separate each scene from the tapestry of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Just enjoy these wonderful art that will eventually be combined as one at the end.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies








It'll be dope if you could name each scene and what they represent.

Synopsis

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

Experience the end of The Hobbit trilogy in a grand scale. Watch The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in theaters December 17, 2014.

Watch The New Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Everything has been leaking now a days -- cinema wise, that is -- but the full, new trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has never been graced until now (since it was announced 5 days ago I was hoping for some bootlegs and leaks so I could get a first look -- to no avail). But the wait has certainly been over and it's worth it... Just watch the new trailer for your self... but don't get too emotional just yet.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Directed by Francis Lawrence, the movie was adapted to screen by Danny Strong and Peter Craig based on the portion of Suzanne Collins last Hunger Games trilogy novel. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and Willow Shields.

Watch the new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.

"The Mockingjay Lives"


Synopsis

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Catch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 in cinemas on November 21, 2014.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bedtime Blues: Suggestions for Better Sleep

Bedtime Blues
When was the last time you found yourself in the middle of a 1 a.m. Netflix binge on a Tuesday? Finished your last cup of coffee at 4 in the afternoon? Ate a big dinner after 7 p.m.? If you answered recently, but not regularly, you’re probably OK. If you answered every day this week, it’s time to admit you have a problem. Your daytime habits affect your nighttime abilities to fall asleep and stay asleep, so kick the bedtime blues by following any of these three suggestions:

Get Into a Routine

As humans, we like to form habits. Whether it’s reading the news with your breakfast or taking the same route to work, we all have our daily routines. While your mornings may be consistent, how do you spend your evenings? Do you bounce back and forth between late nights at the office and early nights in? The first step to starting a healthy habit is cutting out activities that often lead you astray. Consider investing in an activity tracker to document your movements and see how they affect your overall sleeping patterns. When you see that on nights you walked the dog you got better sleep than on nights you watched extra hours of TV, it will most definitely fuel your habit-changing fire.

Lose the Light

From harsh street lights to blinking computer screens, most types of light can threaten your good nights’ sleep by suppressing the secretion of melatonin. Additionally, according to a 2012 Harvard health study, blue light emitted from electronics and energy-efficient bulbs may be especially damaging. Blue wavelengths are great for helping boost our mood, focus our attention and increase our reaction time, which obviously are the reasons why blue light is bad for our brains right before bed.

To better manage nighttime light, control your bedroom environment. Do any last-minute email checks or Facebook updates outside the bedroom door. Invest in custom curtains that can block any outside light pollution. Keep the TV in the living room. Once you succeed at getting unwanted light out, think about bringing appropriate light in. For example, consider a bedside clock that uses light to simulate the sun and gradually gets brighter before your alarm is set to go off.

Set the Mood with Music

There are several stages of sleep your body must travel through before reaching REM sleep, which is the most restorative and relaxing stage of sleep. If you’re like most insomniacs, the first stage, or the first five to 10 minutes you lie with your eyes shut, is the hardest.

If you can’t relax or clear your head, start the night right with soothing sounds that allow you to concentrate on something other than your stressful day. Apps like Relax Melodies allow you to choose from nature-sound playlists like thunderstorms or winding rivers. If you need something more, try the self-hypnosis meditation app Relax & Sleep. Featuring British clinical hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, this app offers 27 minutes worth of free audio clips. If you consistently set the mood with music, soothing sounds will remind your mind that it's time for some shut-eye, which guarantees you a better night of sleep.