…but I Wanna See It, Damn It!?!

May 30, 2013 at 10:03 PM (curious research, current news, movie reviews, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

I am one that will read the online postings and reviews in order to keep up with current events, and so on.  I try to stay abreast of supposedly relevant information, so that I can be aware of details, possibly even having some flakes of facts to share with random readers.  Anyhow.

As I was browsing the web earlier, I looked through reviews of the upcoming movie releases for this weekend.  Like several people, I am excited about seeing After Earth, the movie featuring the father and son duo of Will and Jaden Smith.  I am a big sci-fi fan, and I am a fan of The Smiths.  I figured that this movie should be a total blast for me!

I do not really pay that much attention to the opinions of various Hollywood reviewers and film critics before I have the time to make my own assessments of the films that I want to see.  Yet, I am so excited about seeing After Earth that I took the time to go onto some sites to see what was being said about the film by some of those who have seen the film already.  Boy!  This one fellow was NOT PLEASED!!!

A Mr. Richard Lawson with The Atlantic Wire basically wrote that After Earth sucked!  He stated that the film displayed a strange depiction of the relationship between father and son Will and Jaden Smith, with the elder Smith consistently trying to show the younger Smith trying to learn how to be a man.  He is confused about the capacity for strange new forms of life to have evolved on our planet on a brief time period of one thousand years (that is a very short amount of time for new life forms to evolve….).  Lawson even bombs on young Jaden Smith because he does not seem to sound as articulate as he could or should be at the point of presentation for a mega-blockbuster film release!

Well!  I am still going to see the film tomorrow.  I will see it, and I will judge for myself.  I am a sci-fi fan, and I am a fan of The Smiths.  I recognize that may put me at a state of bias, yet if the movie is any good, than it should get a good review, regardless.  I truly enjoy science fiction, so if there is an actually decent plot, and believable action, then I will buy into it.  I will see tomorrow….









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A Fantastic and Fast Friday of Films!

May 26, 2013 at 12:57 AM (current news, human life issues, movie reviews, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

It actually was an exciting evening at the theater!  I was anticipating each one of these features, as the trailers for both of them added to the energy provided by all of the output from the ads presented.  I was satisfied!

Scuffling through a crowd, we got seats for Epic!  Many were eager to see this animated feature, which presented the voices of several popular celebrities.  It began with a teenaged girl named Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) talking to her dad, Professor Bomba (Jason Sudeikis) about her youth.  Their discussion leads into talk of his scientific work, involving a curious research for mysterious and miniature soldiers outside!

Mary Katherine, who goes by MK, winds up in an argument with her dad.  She leaves a note for him, then ends up chasing her dog into the yard.  There, MK end up in a nearby wooded area, and she sees a miniature being falling.  Unbeknownst to MK, it is Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), queen of the forest.  Tara gives a pod to MK, then magically shrinks her.  Tara has MK to carry this pod to Nim Galuu (Steven Tyler).

Once Queen Tara passes. MK joins with Grub (Chris O’Dowd) and Mub (Aziz Ansari), who accompany her with Nim Galuu.  He takes Tara and her company to the magic scrolls.  There, MK learns about Queen Tara’s message, and about how to return to normal size.  Afterward, MK is taken by Nod (Josh Hutcherson), while the evil leader Mandrake (Christoph Waltz) traps Mub and Grub!

MK now needs the help of her dad!  A full moon is about to cause the growth of a pod at the royal palace, yet the bats of the evil Mandrake prevent their sprouting.  The villainous leader attempts to reach the pod, and he is interrupted by Mub and Nim Galuu.  However, they are unsuccessful in stopping him!  Mandrake nearly is stopped by Ronin, then Ronin regroups with Nod and the others to stand against Mandrake in the moonlight!  It is then that the evil leader is trapped within a tree, the forest is healed, and Queen Tara’s chosen heir is recognized as a flower child!

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We followed up with the adventure of Fast & Furious 6!  D0m (Vin Diesel) last left leading his crew with the ends shifted from a millionaire gang kingpin.  His group split the funds and scattered around the globe, yet they got greedy, spending their loot wildly.

Detective Hobbs (Dewayne Johnson) had been tracing another group of gangster racers around the globe, who were lead by a thief named Shaw (Luke Evans).  A twist is thrown in when it is learned that Shaw is working criminally and romantically with the romantic connection of Dom.  She is a gangstress named Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), whom Dom believed was dead!

Hobbs only can defeat this criminal element by playing by their rules.  He meets with Dom, getting him to gather his gang in London, and setting up a race.  Dom and his crew will receive full pardons if they win (which they do…), and the door is left open for another possible episode!

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The trailers for After Earth are steaming the entire cinema!  Most patrons can not wait until the premiere, next Friday!  Also, the crime drama / thriller Now You See Me, starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo opens the same day!  The next big hits go into June with the openings of The InternshipThe Purge, Man of Steel, World War Z, The Heat, and White House Down!

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You might wanna Upgrade your tickets for the best seats in the theater,

and you might not mind wearing a Freakum Dress!

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Meteorite Smacked The Moon and Made Fire!

May 20, 2013 at 7:29 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, science and technology, web gossip)

I am not sure that many people were aware, but The Moon was smacked, recently!  It was this past March when our natural satellite was hit by a speeding meteroid.  No signifcant damage was done, yet there was an explosion that created a flare which lasted long enough for scientists to study the scene.

Last Friday, N.A.S.A. went ahead and released a report about what happened.  It was March 17 when observers with our national space program reported seeing an explosion on the lunar surface.  A meteoroid which was reported to be less than one meter wide and weighing roughly forty kilograms struck The Moon at a racing rate of 56,000 miles per hour!  Experts with N.A.S.A. stated that the impact shimmered with a glare equivalent to a 4th magnitude star!

Impacts from space debris and meteorites are common, as these objects are flying through space all of the time.  Earth and The Moon indeed are pelted by these objects, regularly.  It is that, while Earth can eliminate the vast majority of them by dissolving them by the strength of a powerful atmosphere, The Moon has no such protective cover to keep objects from striking it’s surface.  It is due to this fact that any objects hurtling through space and reaching The Moon will impact it, and will leave a resulting scar.

The impact of the meteroid indeed created an explosion, despite the lack of oxygen necessary to produce fire!  Scientists with N.A.S.A. reported that a flash of light from the impact came from the glow of the molten rock at the instant of the impact.  At that very moment, there was the energy and the heat needed to produce the moment of fire, though surely it did not last long!

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Beam Me Up For This One!

May 18, 2013 at 2:16 AM (astronomy topics, current news, extraterrestrial studies, movie reviews, music and entertainment, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip) (, , )

We had been waiting for several months to see Star Trek:  Into Darkness!  I am probably something of a genetic Trekkie (Trekker???), as my mother was a Trek-fiend before I was born, and I was plunged deep into the realm of Star Trek all throughout childhood.  I am into all of the series, all of the films, all of the characters, and what-not.  I just love it… but anyhow…

The film opens with Spock (Zachary Quinto) inside of an erupting volcano, attempting to save this alien world from it’s eruption.  He is beamed out just before a massive eruption takes hold of him.  We go to San Francisco, where StarFleet Headquarters is stationed.  Kirk and Spock are interviewed by an admiral for prior actions which may cost them penalties.  Indeed, Kirk is losing command of The Enterprise for actions unfit of a commanding officer!

The scene switches to London, where young medical officers are testing specimens.  Lucille Harewood (Anjini Taneja Azhar) is being treated medically.  Meanwhile, Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) tried to test some results, and he blew up a building!

James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) is in a bar, now learning that he is to be a first officer, and he is to serve in conjunction with Spock, beneath his admired Captain.  He gets information that he has to report to this ship to serve, as the fleet has to prepare for battle.  War has been declared, as a Commander Harewood has declared war against  Starfleet!

Kirk has information about Commander Harewood’s vessel to disable it.  Spock has to rush to get the information to transmission before Harewood can fire on Kirk, stopping him from counter-attack.  Also, Scotty gets details about Commander Harewood to stop him, which forces the traitorous officer to flee to The Klingon Homeworld!

Kirk decides to follow the traitor, yet he cannot attack the enemy vessel in Klingon space.  Spock, Sulu (John Cho), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) are with him.  Their mission is to return Harewood to justice for the murder of Captain Chris Pike, the original Captain of The Enterprise.  However, they are having trouble capturing Pike, as their shuttle suddenly has broken down in Klingon space!

Kirk, Spock, and Uhura went to The Klingon Homeworld, with Sulu aboard The Enterprise as Acting Captain.  As Kirk, Spock, and Uhura were flying downward, they were attacked by three Klingon ships.  They had to surrender, with Uhura negotiating terms because she speaks Klingon!  As she accepted their terms, she negotiated for their release.

Amid all of the happenings, Commander Harewood reappeared.  He is attempting to sway information from Kirk while Kirk is trying to negotiate with The Klingons for the release of his crewmen.  Kirk has Scotty working with the daughter of Admiral Marcus to prepare torpedoes for firing immediately!

Admiral Marcus goes with Dr. Mc Coy (Karl Urban) to the surface to place the missile.  Mc Coy accidentally traps his left hand inside of the missile’s key pad.  When they manage to open the pad to get his hand out, they see an alien body inside of the missile!  They have no idea how it got there, what it is, or anything about it!

Bones and Admiral Marcus get back to The Enterprise.  They note that the body held inside the missile was that of a three-hundred year-old creature!  It is revived, and it identifies itself as Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch)!  Kahn proceeds to explain his situation to Marcus, Bones, Kirk, and Spock, as an approaching ship appears.  Yet, Admiral Marcus claims to take Kahn into custody, taking him with his crew!

Admiral Marcus’ ship warps to Earth.  It fires on The Enterprise, yet his daughter is aboard the ship.  The Enterprise is set for self-destruct now, in an attempt to get the admiral to stop his attack through a cat and mouse game.  The Admiral now knows that his daughter is aboard The Enterprise, and she will not beam back to his ship unless he stands down with is attack!

Kirk now works with with Starfleet Command to place Admiral Marcus under arrest.  Before he could be taken in, he breaks loose, knocking down his own daughter, stunning other officers, and getting his hands onto a grenade to detonate it!  The Enterprise is shaken, and it is shuffled sideways.  The ship loses power, and it buckles sideways, succumbing to Earth’s gravity!

Kirk and Scotty try to get The Enterprise functional, as Kirk winds up sucker-punching Scotty to get him out of the ship safely, so that he can land The Enterprise without any losses.  Kirk does manage to save The Enterprise, getting the warpdrive back online, as Spock rushes to engineering to see that Kirk is trapped in the radiation chamber (it is a reverse scene from Star Trek II…).

Kirk passes out in the radiation chamber as The Enterprise crashes in San Francisco Bay.   Spock swam to the coast of San Francisco, then chasing Kahn into the downtown area.  They reached a lauching pad, fighting.

Mc Coy worked to revive Kirk with cryogenic technology.  Kahn was needed to be alive, so that he could be taken back to The Enterprise lab for his cells.  The regenerative properties of his genetic faculties had the capacity to provide the necessary regenerative capabilities needed to bring Kirk back to stability!

Poster of Star Trek Into Darkness

Next week has the animation of Epic, featuring the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Ferrell, and Amanda Seyfried!  Also, Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover Part III will premiere next weekend!  The following weekend, the last weekend of May, will bring the excitement of After Earth and Shadow Dancer!

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Candice Wins Season 12!

May 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM (current news, human life issues, music and entertainment, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)

I went ahead and watched the finale of American Idol Season Twelve.  I had been watching it sporadically this season, so I was more or less familiar with the contestants, and I have submitted prior blog entries about some of the shows.  Ehh…

Candice Glover won!  That is for the best, as she is the best singer out of what remains.  I suppose that she was the best singer of the contestants that did wrangle through the contest.  Indeed, this year did prove to be a year for the females, as all of the young ladies had much stronger singing voices than the young men!

It came down to the final sing-off between Candice and Kree Harrison.  Both young ladies presented their A-games, singing at their top levels.  Yet, at the end, twenty-three year-old Candice Glover emerged as the champion of  American Idol Season 12!  Congratulations!









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A Bite For Bad Behavior?

May 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM (childcare and child protection, current news, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

Actually, this report happened at the beginning of the month, but I am just getting to an entry about the topic.  It is terrible!  Having had the joy and the pain of working within public schools, I recognize that students can pose pressing predicaments for those attempting to assist them with the advancements of their educational achievements.  Most students indeed are above and beyond the levels of excellent.  Yet, we all know very well that there are those groups of (ahem…) hooligans who will test the limits of those attempting to assist them with reaching their academic goals.

This has happened in Tennessee, where a teacher has been disciplined after having had to suffer the negative actions of a hostile teacher toward a student.  Johnson City, Tennessee is the home of Johnson City Schools, where Indian Trail Intermediate School is located.  Here, a teacher seemingly lost sight of things that she was and was not allowed to put into her mouth!

It was March 22 when Mrs. Erin Arnold was teaching her related arts writing class.  This particular day, Mrs. Arnold was working with her students, and she was in a seemingly jovial mood when presenting the lesson.  At one point, Arnold called out one eleven year-old girl to question her.

Apparently, Arnold told the girl that if she did not answer the question correctly, she would bite the girl!  The reports say that the child was called upon, she answered the question incorrectly, then Arnold requested that the girl hold out her arm.  At that point, Arnold reached for the girl’s arm, picked it up, and bit it in a seemingly playful manner.  However, a bite mark and bruise were left on the girl’s arm! (Hungry-hungry-hefier….)

School administrators did question four of the students that did see what happened. One of them stated that Arnold had been “playing around with them” while giving the lesson.  The student did say that Arnold stated that she would bite the next student who gave the wrong answer.  It was at that point when the student stated that Arnold placed her mouth onto the child’s arm.  Yet, the student said that, “I don’t think it hurt because (the student) giggled”.

Four students did report that Arnold bit the girl on her arm between her wrist and forearm.  Other students said that they heard children laughing, and that the girl who was bitten did not complain after the alleged attack.  The teacher stated that she did not bite the student, although she said that she did put her mouth on the girl!

Indian Trail Superintendent Richard Bales wrote a letter to Arnold, where he stated that she was to be suspended for three days without pay.  He stated that her actions of biting a student are unprofessional and of improper conduct, going onto state that “physical contact of this type in the future will result in more severe consequences”.  Additionally, the student was removed from Arnold’s art class, and transferred to another art class.

It is good that more and more random incidents are making it to publicity.  Granted, this may have been an action of innocence, yet it was seemingly strange.  Other actions may be occurring in other areas to students that involve adults inflicting actions upon them in awkward manners that need to be presented to the public, for the sake of the childrens’ safety, and even their sanity.  It likely is important to keep in mind how to react with someone else’s items of importance when thinking of how you would want them to act in turn with your treasured things.







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…you look pretty tasty, kid.

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Rest In Peace, Malcolm Shabazz

May 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM (childcare and child protection, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

All eyes pause for a moment to pay homage to the loss of Malcolm Shabazz.  At 29 years old, he was the grandson of Malcolm X.  It was last night, May 10, 2013, when Shabazz was robbed in Mexico City bar by thieves.  They were not successful in taking Shabazz’s items, so they attacked him, and they proceeded with beating him, violently.

Further information stated that attacks continued against Shabazz because he would not pay a bill demanded of him by the bar’s owner.  The owner wanted $1,200 from Shabazz, yet a fight began as Shabazz tried to leave.  Local labor activist Martin Suarez was at the scene also, and he rescued Shabazz, callling ambulances.

The medics reached the bar to rescue Shabazz at nearly 3:30 a.m..  Medics and police got hold of Shabazz, as this bar was located in a rough area of Mexico City near Plaza Garibaldi, and infamous for mariachis.  From that location, medics attempted to transport him to Balbuena General Hospital.  However, his injuries were too severe, as Shabazz died on the way there because of the serious injuries.

His family gave statements, saying that Malcolm Shabazz “offered kindness, encouragement, and hope for a better tomorrow”.  Additionally, former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney stated that she “was saddened, stunned, shocked, to read about the murder of young Malcolm”.  Congresswoman McKinney was a mentor to Shabazz while he had accompanied her to Libya for an educational excursion.

Malcolm Shabazz was unable to escape turmoil of his life.  He was born 1984 to mother Qubilah Shabazz, one of the six daughters of Malcolm X.  Malcolm Shabazz had been arrested several times during his youth in New York, even having served a four-year prison sentence.  This sentencing was a result of being charged for setting the Yonkers, New York fire during 1997 that ultimately killed his grandmother, Betty Shabazz.  Malcolm was found guilty of second-degree arson, along with second-degree manslaughter, which lead to his being sentenced to eighteen months service in a state juvenile facility.

Several people, including Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, felt that it was difficult for Malcolm Shabazz to live up to the name of his reknowned grandfather, Malcolm X.  He was alleged to have had many encounters with F.B.I. counter-terrorism officials. who were surveilling him, consistently.  F.B.I. officials are not commenting currently on Shabazz’s death.

Dawud Walid, Executive Director of The Michigan Chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, is somewhat skeptical in regards to what has happened to Malcolm Shabazz.  Walid felt that Malcolm Shabazz was in the midst of a struggle between his past and an attempt at getting himself together.  “He was a very young and rising activist”, Walid stated.  He believed that Shabazz was a great influence upon many Muslims across The United States.

FILE - In July 29, 1999 file photo, Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X, leaves Family Court in Yonkers, N.Y., after a detention hearing. In 1997, Shabazz, then 12, set a fire at the Yonkers home of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, Malcolm Xís widow. She died from severe burns. U.S. officials say Shabazz was killed Thursday, May 10, 2013 in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)











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Get Jacked Up This Month!

May 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM (curious research, current news, health care reviews, human life issues, medical concerns, pet play, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

Well, well, well!  Everyone wants to act like they do not do it, yet we all know that we have sneaked down there for a stroke or two, when no one was looking (…or even if they were…).  It seems that the general public is maturing, while becoming more honest about the acceptance of issues involving sexuality.  This does include the frequent and wide-spread habit of playing with one’s self!

Masturbation is nothing new!  This likely is a part of human activity that dates back to the origins of our species.  Some studies of ancient cultures give details of singularly-aimed sexual actions occurring within religious rituals of the ancient Egyptians, artistic works of the ancient Greeks, and daycare practices of nannies during the ages of 17th century England.

Due to it being such a taboo here in our self-righteous and clean-slated society, it is somewhat difficult to find a good Internet link where details are provided about a nice, firm jack-off, or a good, deep fingering.  Yet, however we want to pretend to present ourselves on the cover, underneath is what remains.  Often, that remnant must succumb to the innate and carnal needs of human nature, which does include sexual self-satisfaction!

Well, come to find out that May is National Masturbation Month Yes;  get your jack-off on!!!  Good Vibrations, a sex toys store out of San Francisco, got it going during 1995.  This was in reaction to the statement made by former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who commented on the subject of masturbation at an United Nations conference.  Dr. Elders stated that “I think that (it) is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught”.

Good Vibrations started a Masturbate-a-thon along with the declaration of National Masturbation Month.  This began in 1995 with events following the dismissal of Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders by President Bill Clinton.  Dr. Elders attended an United Nations conference, where she was questioned about the topic of masturbation, and responded with words that included President Clinton’s (ahem…) incident with Monica Lewinsky.

As it is such an off-hand topic, it could be somewhat difficult to locate topics off-hand on the average Internet-linked computer.  In such a society of double-standards, mixed-messages, and overall hypocrisy, it is hard to recognize why a subject like the exploration of the human body can be so taboo?  It is not like so many people do not do it.  Hell, you might be doing it right now!!!

I would have to be a free spirit, regarding this topic.  If it feels great then go for it!  I do not see where anyone need bother with trying to stop anyone else from engaging in actions like this, which ultimately affect their own bodies to minimal consequence.  If someone else does not want to be involved with it, then it is suggested that the other person not be involved, and indeed do all that is necessary to get himself or herself The Hell away from the scene (lest you catch some in the eye….)!

He told her to stop; he’d do it for her…….










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Storm On Saturn Slams Expectations!

May 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)

We were thinking that the cyclonic storms here on Earth were monstrous!  HA, laughs Saturn!  You bitches ain’t seen nothin’ yet!  (Alright, there was not that level of raucous and rude outburst…).  The gazes into the goings on of the activities beyond our world are becoming more and more exciting, and our satellite imagings are capturing more spectacular scenes at every shot!

The assistance of The Cassini Space Probe continues to prove beneficial, as it is delivering more and more awe-inspiring images of Saturn.  After having been deployed from Earth in October of 1997, Cassini arrived at our solar system’s sixth world during 2004.  It actually is a dual space probe called Cassini-Huygens, which was used to study Saturn, along with it’s largest moon, Titan.

Upon reaching Saturn, Cassini has taken amazing photos of activities occurring within the atmosphere of Saturn.  The recent spectacle is the sight of a gigantic storm that is swirling at the northern polar region of the planet.  This hurricane-like feature is estimated to be 1,250 miles in diameter, with winds at it’s outer regions reaching speeds up to 330 miles per hour!  Imagine something like that during our hurricane season!

The images taken by Cassini show a deep-reddish, swirling shape.  It is encircled by green loops, which give the red area the depiction of the storm’s eye.  This eye area is estimated to be roughly 1,250 miles wide!  Amazingly, during 2006, the Cassini space probe captured images of an even larger cyclonic vortex within Saturn’s atmosphere!








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Iron Man 3 Rocks!

May 4, 2013 at 3:33 AM (comic book characters, curious research, current news, human life issues, late night studies, movie reviews, music and entertainment, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

Oh, we were waiting to see this movie, and I am glad to say that we were NOT disappointed!  I am excited that all of the comic feature heroes are being brought to the big screen, and that they are having continued success.  The Marvel Comics adventures always were entertaining, and the current conversions of the tales to cinematic adventures has been extremely amazing.  The Iron Man series is NO exception!

“A famous man once said we create our own demons”Iron Man 3 begins with Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) giving a speech at a massive New Year’s gala in Bern, Switzerland.  The story moves to Tony in Malibu, California, where he is advancing his Iron Man suits.  Suddenly, a news update shows that a terrorist has attacked Kuwait, killing many people, including children!

A sadistic villain called The Mandarin has launched a terrorist attack.  Iron Man has promised to deal with the situation, seeking the assistance of his heroic friend Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle).  Colonel Rhodes now assists Iron Man as an iron-suited super hero called Iron Patriot (War Machine)!  Both heroes vow to respond immediately, as bombings have occurred at the hands of The Mandarin!

Tony’s girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwenneth Paltrow) is running his facility while Tony is away.  Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) has arrived there to meet with her.  He is a scientist, currently in the midst of mapping the bio-electrical activity of the human brain.  Pepper is not exactly fond of, nor pleased by the sight of Killian, as he tries to recruit her into being a test subject for his scientific testings!

Pepper returns to her home with Tony, where he is testing new Iron Man armored suits.  As they are about to be married, Tony actually spied on Pepper as Killian tried to hit on her!  It is later that Tony tells this to Pepper, admitting that he is having some emotional issues.  When they go to bed for the evening, one of Tony’s armored suits activates, advancing toward Pepper as she sleeps!

Pepper awakens, calms herself, then she goes downstairs.  Noise is heard outside, as it is seen that two men are fighting in the street.  One of the fighters reveals himself to be extremely powerful, as the other man explodes!  The victorious man announces himself as The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley), and that he is on a mission of terror with another action soon to come!

Colonel Rhodes was injured in a previous battle against The Mandarin, and Tony visits him in the hospital.  It is there where Tony announces that he will battle The Mandarin.  Tony proceeds to get covert information from The F.B.I. and from S.H.I.E.L.D. about the tactics of The Mandarin.  He studies residue from bombs that Mandarin has deployed, along with details from prior attack locations.  The details lead Tony to Rose Hill, Tennessee.

Tony and Pepper are at his home when a bomb advances toward his residence!  His living room is blown up, and helicopters arrive, launching missiles!  Pepper attempts getting into an Iron Man suit to help, as Tony runs to get into his own suit.  The house still is under fire, and the copters have launched missiles directly into Tony’s mansion.  He winds up being dragged into falling debris from his declining home, sinking into the ocean waters beside the mansion’s plot.  Tony is buried under water and rubble, yet he manages to get himself free.

Now, within a fully-charged iron suit, Tony flies back to Tennessee.  The suit is somewhat damaged, as he crashes into water, and he ends up being dragged to shore by a Texaco hauler ship.  Night has fallen; Tony contacts Pepper to leave her a message.  He takes his damaged iron suit to a nearby home, getting the unusual assistance of an inquisitive young boy named Harley (Ty Simkins)!

Pepper has Tony’s Iron Man suit and helmet, now!  She puts them on, downloading Tony’s last message.  She learns that Adrian Killian has been behind the attacks on Tony, and that Adrian is in cohoots with The Mandarin!

Meanwhile, Tony is with Harley.  He has information about the last explosion, which reveals that Harley is science-saavy, and that he is something of a chatterbox!  Harley leads Tony to a restaurant, where he meets with a Mrs. Davis (Dale Dickey).  Their meeting is interrupted by an F.B.I. agent, who attempts to arrest Harley.  Yet, a local sherriff intrudes on the scene.  The agent kills the sherriff, along with two other bystanders who attempt to help Tony!

This agent proceeds with an attempt to attack Tony, but he escapes.  She chases Tony, revealing that she has psycho-kenetic powers and telepathic capacity!  Tony keeps her trapped in the restaurant, but she breaks loose, heading toward a water tower outside.  Meanwhile, Harley is outside, and he winds up being caught by this agent.  Yet, Harley knows tactics taught to him by Tony, including methods of how to escape being held captive.

The Mandarin now has made a public broadcast to the nation!  He announces that he has captives, and that he will kill them if The President does not call him in thirty seconds!  President Ellis (William Sadler) does call The Mandarin, yet the captives are killed anyway!  The Mandarin then announces that he is going to continue with his attacks on the nation!

Colonel Rhodes suits up as War Machine, and he is contacted by Tony.  Additionally, Tony gets the assistance of a news cameraman out of Chattanooga, Tennessee named Gary (Adam Pally).  Tony is able to contact Colonel Rhodes, and he gets information about A.I.M..  He sees that A.I.M. has been working with failed attempts to hone work on biological and genetic enhancements in human test subjects!

Henchmen of The Mandarin intrude upon Pepper, and they capture Iron Patriot!  Tony has Harley to download details into his iron suit as it is recharging.  Yet, Tony suddenly is overcome by pain and nervous attack!  Harley assists Tony by giving him amazingly useful, psychological advice, which Tony follows!

Harley proceeds to sneak into The Mandarin’s Miami mansion, hacking computer information, and deploying pressure bombs!  He sneaks further into the mansion, as Tony encounters a fake of The Mandarin, meant to distract Iron Man’s heroic tactics.  This fake tells Tony that The Mandarin that he has been the one on the televised broadcastst of the villain, meant to fake-out the nation!

The real Mandarin appears, knocking Tony out, then trapping him.  An ex-girlfriend of Tony’s, Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) appears, as she has Pepper held captive, too!  Maya is deluded by Mandarin, and she is working with his henchman, Aldrich Killian, as well.  In the midst of trying to gain control of the situation, Killian kills Maya!

Killian reveals that he has Iron Patriot captive, too!  War Machine attempts to fight, but Killian somehow catches fire and crumbles!  Tony finally arrives, getting access to a newly-charged suit, then fighting Mandarin’s thugs!

Now, Iron Man and Iron Patriot get access to Mandarin.  The villain tells of his plans of destruction, and of his intent to capture The President!  Mandarin has an impersonator of Iron Patriot, who currently is in route to Air Force One, meaning to kill The President!  Yet, The President is NOT on the plane!

The villains to attack Air Force One, puncturing a hole into the side of the plane, which vacuums passengers out into the sky!  Tony reaches The President’s Plane, and he saves thirteen people that are falling to the ground.  He, along with all of the passengers, work together to make a safe water landing!

Pepper remains trapped, and The President is delivered to The Mandarin in Iron Patriot’s suit.  Tony Stark and Colonel Rhodes are told where The President is being held captive.  Both of them are shot at by thugs, as their iron suits appear, along with several other iron suits, to assist for battle!  All of the thugs are eliminated, as Tony and Colonel Stark suit up to go and save Pepper!

Colonel Rhodes moves to save President Ellis, yet he winds up fighting thugs trying to attack them.  The President winds up suiting into Rhodes’ iron suit, battling the thugs!  Meanwhile, Tony is trying to save Pepper, as she is seeming to fall into a pit of flames!

A flaming villain appears, who is very powerful, and he moves to battle Tony.  He removes Tony’s iron suit, and a back-up suit is not able to reach Tony.  The Mandarin gets into one of Tony’s iron suits, so Tony blows up the suit with the villain inside of it!  Yet, Mandarin amazingly survives one last time, only to have himself killed as Pepper dons an iron suit to fight the villain, killing him, and saving her beloved Tony!  All of the additional iron suits are destroyed, as well!

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These trailers for After Earth are getting hotter and hotter!  It is going to be fantastic to see father and son Will and Jaden Smith in this sci-fi fantasy that promises to be spectacular!  The film opens May 31!

Meanwhile, May seems to be the month for mesmerizing movies!  The English Teacher, The Great Gatsby, and Peeples all open next week, May 10!  The following week, May 17, will feature Star Trek:  Into Darkness!  May 24 will present the animation of Epic, featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyonce Knowles, and Amanda Seyfried!  May 31 also has the movie labeled as a thriller, called Now You See Me, featuring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Mark Ruffalo!

Tony Stark indeed is a Hero!!!

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