Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory is a 2007 American sports comedy film directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck, written by Jeff Cox, Craig Cox, John Altschuler and Dave Krinskyand and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart Entertainment, while standing on the awards podium, the two have an argument that escalates into a fight and ends with the World Games mascot being accidentally set on fire. Jimmys competitive adoptive father, billionaire Darren MacElroy, immediately disowns him, jimmys obsessive stalker, tells him of a loophole in the ban allowing him to compete in pair skating. In hopes of entering the upcoming World Winter Sport Games, Jimmy contacts his old coach, but is unable to find a partner. However, it is dangerous, the only attempt of the maneuver was behind the Bamboo Curtain in North Korea. Nonetheless, they decide to attempt it as Robert is convinced that two males would be suited for the move because of the physics of a same-sex team. In the meantime and sister competitors Stranz and Fairchild command Katie, their sister, to disrupt the duo by going out with Jimmy.
Since Katie has fallen in love with Jimmy after going on a date with him, Katie gets Chazzs attention after attending a sex addicts meeting as the newest member, invites Chazz to her room, and tries to seduce him. Chazz refuses out of respect for Jimmy, delighting Katie, Jimmy witnesses this and is outraged at Chazzs and Katies betrayals. Chazz attempts numerous times to apologize to Jimmy, but is unsuccessful, in an attempt to sabotage the performance the following day and Fairchild kidnap both Chazz and Jimmy, but both are able to escape. Chazz and Jimmy arrive in the ice rink just in time to compete, seeing the two doing well, throws pearls onto the ice, causing Chazz to trip and break his ankle, rendering him unable to perform his role in the Iron Lotus. Jimmy offers to places with him. Although they have never practiced the others roles, they perform it perfectly, Jimmy reconciles with Katie, and Stranz and Fairchild are arrested due to the kidnappings and Stranz accidentally shooting a mascot.
Stranz and Fairchild begin arguing, each other incestuously before they are handcuffed by the authorities. Jimmy and Chazz receive the medal and fly off into the sky via rockets on their skates. During the credits, Hector is seen playing dolls of himself, the stadium used for the outside shoots is the unique Montreal Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Olympics. The outdoor chase scenes were shot on-location in Montréal, the building used for athlete housing in Montréal was the unique Habitat 67, built for Expo 67. The film was delayed for an undetermined period of time when Jon Heder broke his ankle while doing a skating program for the film
Roy O. Disney
Roy Oliver Disney was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney, of Walt Disney Productions, since renamed The Walt Disney Company. Roy was born to Irish-Canadian Elias Charles Disney and English-German-American Flora Call Disney in Chicago, on July 1,1911, Elias purchased a newspaper delivery route for The Kansas City Star. It extended from Twenty-seventh Street to the Thirty-first Street, and from Prospect Avenue to Indiana Avenue and Walt were put to work delivering the newspapers. The Disneys delivered the morning newspaper Kansas City Times to about 700 customers, the number of customers served increased with time. Roy graduated from the Manual Training High School of Kansas City in 1912 and he left the paper delivery route and worked on a farm over the summer. He found employment as a clerk at the First National Bank of Kansas City. Roy served in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1919, a year his brother Walt tried to join the U. S.
Army but was refused because he was underage. After Roy contracted tuberculosis, he was discharged from military duty, in 1923 Walt moved to Hollywood, joined Roy, and the two founded the Disney Bros. The brothers ordered kit houses from Pacific Ready Cut Homes and, in 1928, while Walt was the creative man, Roy was the one who made sure the company was financially stable. Roy and Walt both founded Disney Studios as brothers, but Walt would buy out most of Roys share in 1929 so, unlike Max and Dave Fleischer of rival Fleischer Studios, Roy would be equal partner in all facets of the production company. Roy became the companys first CEO in 1929, although the title was not given until 1968. He shared the role of chairman of the board with Walt from 1945, Walt however dropped the chairman title in 1960 so he could focus more on the creative aspects of the company. After Walt Disneys death in 1966, Roy postponed his retirement to oversee construction of what was known as Disney World. He renamed it Walt Disney World as a tribute to his brother, Roy became the president of Walt Disney Productions on December 15,1966, and remained so until 1968.
Roy was married to Edna Francis from April 1925 until his death and their son, Roy Edward Disney, was born on January 10,1930. Throughout his life, Roy rejected the publicity and fame came with being Walts brother. He was extremely shy and a passive individual, resulting in few public photos being in existence. After Walt Disney World opened in October 1971, Roy Disney finally retired, in early December of that year, he complained of a spot over one of his eyes and was scheduled to visit his optometrist for a new eyeglass prescription
The film lampoons Martial arts films and directly parodies pop-culture franchises like Dragon Ball Z. All of the arts were done by the actors themselves. In addition to the martial arts sequences, the film features a cartoon sequence in part two and a partial CGI sequence in part three. The film centers on a character named Ronnie Cordova, a martial artist and 1970s-style detective in a slick leisure suit. The plot mostly involves his quest to get a bite to eat thats thwarted consistently as he must protect a Sockbaby from a group of Greys. As Ronnie and the Sockbaby leave their house to go someplace to food up, they are confronted by Davis the Grey, Davis informs Ronnie that this Sockbaby is the Sockbaby Jesus, Sock-savior to the Sock-people. While Burger escapes with the Sockbaby and Ronnie fight each other, with Davis running off as he is defeated, and notified that, in the opinion of Ronnie Cordova, he and his brethren are gay. At its Channel 101 screening on Sunday, January 25,2004, Ronnie once again manages to fight off a majority of the Greys, this time using even more spectacular fighting moves than before, but he is eventually knocked down by the Chum-Chum.
At its Channel 101 screening on Monday, March 1,2004, it received an Audience share of 39. 7% and was 7th top voted show with 105 votes, leading to its cancellation. Burger dispatches an odd-looking creature to kill Chum-Chum, and Ronnie rises again to defeat the remaining Greys, directly afterward he steps in a pile of dog feces, which he wipes from his shoe with a sock, tossing the sock on the ground. He kills Davis for good, but discovers that Davis has killed Burger, Lord Opticord confronts Ronnie directly. Opticord and Ronnie fight each other, during which Ronnies funky disco medallion ties itself around both Ronnies and Opticords necks, putting both of them in a choke hold. While they are being choked, Opticord reveals to Ronnie what Opticord thought was the Sockbaby in his possession, both Ronnie and Opticord fall to the ground, dead. A shark robot arrives, resurrecting Ronnie and leaving with the Sockbaby, Ronnie finds that Burger has been revived as well, and together they leave to find some food.
Sockb4by is an 11 minute short, featuring Jon Heder, Dan Heder, a high-definition version was released on the Sockbaby website on July 25,2008. The film begins with Ronnie being attacked at his backyard pool by divers in scuba gear and he defeats a number, and is attacked by the divers leaders named Manatu, who drag him into the pool. The divers say they killed Ronnies master, Ronnie replies it was only his masters clone, manatus nearly drown Ronnie, at which point he is saved by Doug Jones. Doug Jones explains that he is Ronnies father, whereupon Burger appears and claims that this cannot be true, Ronnie says that the situation is a lot to process, and asks Burger to let him deal with it
Monster House (film)
The film stars Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Heder, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine OHara, Kathleen Turner, and Fred Willard. Executive produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg, this is the first time since Back to the Future Part III that they have worked together and it is the first time that Zemeckis and Spielberg both served as executive producers of a film. The films characters are animated primarily utilizing performance capture, making it the film to use the technology so extensively. Monster House received generally positive reviews critics and grossed over $140 million worldwide. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 79th Academy Awards, Dustin J. DJ Walters spies on his elderly neighbor Mr. Horace Nebbercracker, who confiscates any item landing in his yard. DJs parents leave town for a dentist convention, leaving him in the care of Elizabeth Zee, DJs best friend Charles Chowder accidentally loses his basketball on Nebbercrackers lawn.
DJ tries to recover it, but Nebbercracker rages at him, but suffers a heart attack and that night, DJ receives mysterious phone calls from the house with no one on the other end. Eavesdropping on Zees boyfriend Bones, DJ hears him tell Zee about losing his kite on Nebbercrackers lawn when he was younger, Bones sees his kite in the doorway of Mr. Nebbercrackers house, but he is consumed by the house while retrieving it. Later, DJ meets Chowder at a site and recruits him to investigate Nebbercrackers house. Once arriving, Chowder rings the doorbell, only to discover that the house is in fact alive, the next morning, a girl named Jenny Bennett is selling Halloween candy. DJ and Chowder see her going to the house and rush out to catch her before she is eaten, Jenny calls the police but they do not believe their story. The trio seek advice from Reginald Skull Skulinski, supposedly an expert on the supernatural and they learn that the house is a rare monster created when a human soul merges with a man-made structure and that it can only be killed by destroying its heart.
They predict that the heart must be the furnace, as the chimney has been smoking ever since Nebbercracker was taken to the hospital, Chowder provides a cold medicine-filled dummy that should cause the house to sleep long enough for them to douse the furnace. However Police Officers Landers and Lester saw them and they thwart their plan, as Landers and Lester were about to leave with the kids they hear the houses sounds. When the officers go to examine the house, it eats them, when the house falls asleep, the kids begin exploring. The house realizes they are inside and attacks them, DJ, Chowder and Jenny force the house to vomit them outside by grabbing its chandelier uvula. Nebbercracker arrives home alive, revealing that Constances spirit is within the house, as a young man, he met Constance at a circus freak show, and fell in love with her despite her obesity. After he helped her escape, they began building the house, Nebbercracker had finished the house, knowing it was what she would have wanted but was aware that Constances spirit made the house come alive
WCAU, channel 10, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station, located in Philadelphia, United States. Both networks are owned by NBCUniversal, a division of the locally based media firm Comcast, WCAU maintains studios on Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd, along the Philadelphia/Montgomery County line, and its transmitter is based in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. In 1946, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin secured a permit for channel 10. The picture changed dramatically in 1947, when The Philadelphia Record folded, the Bulletin inherited the Records goodwill, along with the rights to buy the WCAU radio stations from their longtime owners, brothers Isaac and Leon Levy. The Bulletin sold the less-powerful WPEN and WCAU-FM, with the latter being renamed WPEN-FM, the Bulletin kept its FM station, renaming it WCAU-FM to match its new AM sister. The newspaper kept its construction permit for channel 10, renaming it WCAU-TV, WCAU-TV went on the air on May 23,1948 as Philadelphias third television station.
It secured an affiliation with CBS through the influence of the Levy brothers, WCAU radio had been one of CBSs original 16 affiliates when the network premiered in 1927. A year later, the Levy brothers persuaded their brother-in-law, William S. Paley, the Levy brothers were shareholders and directors at CBS for many years. Due to this relationship, channel 10 signed on as CBSs third television affiliate. In the late 1950s, the Federal Communications Commission collapsed northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, the Bulletin realized that channel 10s original tower, atop the PSFS Building in Center City, was not nearly strong enough to serve this larger viewing area. In 1957, WCAU-TV moved to a new 1, 200-foot tower in Roxborough, which added most of Delaware, the Jersey Shore, in 1957, the Bulletin formed a limited partnership with the Megargee family, owner of CBS affiliate WGBI-TV in Scranton. As part of the deal, channel 22s call letters were changed to WDAU-TV, soon afterward, the FCC ruled that the Bulletin could not keep both stations due to a large signal overlap in the Lehigh Valley.
Although the Bulletin had only bought a minority stake in channel 22, the Bulletin could not afford to get a waiver to keep both stations, so it opted to keep its stake in WDAU-TV and sell the WCAU stations to CBS. CBS had to seek a waiver to buy the WCAU stations, however, in its application for a waiver, CBS cited NBCs then-ownership of WRCV-TV in Philadelphia and WRCA-TV in New York City. The FCC readily granted the waiver, and CBS took control in 1958, from 1965 to 1986, WCAU-TV was the only network-owned station in Philadelphia. As such, it was the station in the city that did not heavily or moderately preempt network programming. It ran an hour of Saturday morning cartoons during the 7 a. m. hour on a delay to run the hour-long locally produced childrens program, The Gene London Show. Beginning in 1978, WCAU-TV began preempting an hour of Sunday morning cartoon reruns, by 1980, the station was running the entire Saturday morning cartoon lineup again and by early in 1981, the Sunday morning hour of childrens programs was brought back
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. Simplistically speaking, the person denominated actor or actress is someone beautiful who plays important characters, the actor performs in the flesh in the traditional medium of the theatre, or in modern mediums such as film and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής, literally one who answers, the actors interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is playing themselves, as in forms of experimental performance art, or, more commonly, to act, is to create. Formerly, in societies, only men could become actors. When used for the stage, women played the roles of prepubescent boys. The etymology is a derivation from actor with ess added. However, when referring to more than one performer, of both sexes, actor is preferred as a term for male performers. Actor is used before the name of a performer as a gender-specific term.
Within the profession, the re-adoption of the term dates to the 1950–1960s. As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper, Im an actor – I can play anything. The U. K. performers union Equity has no policy on the use of actor or actress, an Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the. subject divides the profession. In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that Actress remains the term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. However, player remains in use in the theatre, often incorporated into the name of a group or company, such as the American Players. Also, actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as players, prior to Thespis act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, and in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are commonly called Thespians, the exclusively male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama, tragedy and the satyr play.
Western theatre developed and expanded considerably under the Romans, as the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies, from the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder
The term CGI animation refers to dynamic CGI rendered as a movie. The term virtual world refers to agent-based, interactive environments, Computer graphics software is used to make computer-generated imagery for films, etc. Availability of CGI software and increased computer speeds have allowed artists and small companies to produce professional-grade films, games. This has brought about an Internet subculture with its own set of global celebrities, clichés, the evolution of CGI led to the emergence of virtual cinematography in the 1990s where runs of the simulated camera are not constrained by the laws of physics. Not only do animated images form part of computer-generated imagery, natural looking landscapes are generated via computer algorithms. A simple way to generate fractal surfaces is to use an extension of the triangular mesh method, relying on the construction of special case of a de Rham curve. The creation of a Brownian surface may be achieved not only by adding noise as new nodes are created, thus a topographical map with varying levels of height can be created using relatively straightforward fractal algorithms.
Some typical, easy-to-program fractals used in CGI are the plasma fractal, modern architects use services from computer graphic firms to create 3-dimensional models for both customers and builders. These computer generated models can be accurate than traditional drawings. Architectural animation can be used to see the relationship a building will have in relation to the environment. The rendering of architectural spaces without the use of paper and pencil tools is now an accepted practice with a number of computer-assisted architectural design systems. Architectural modeling tools allow an architect to visualize a space and perform walk-throughs in an interactive manner, Architectural modeling tools have now become increasingly internet-based. However, the quality of internet-based systems still lags behind those of sophisticated in-house modeling systems, in some applications, computer-generated images are used to reverse engineer historical buildings. Computer generated models used in animation are not always anatomically correct.
However, organizations such as the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute have developed anatomically correct computer-based models, Computer generated anatomical models can be used both for instructional and operational purposes. To date, a body of artist produced medical images continue to be used by medical students, such as images by Frank H. Netter. However, a number of anatomical models are becoming available. A single patient X-ray is not a computer generated image, even if digitized, however, in applications which involve CT scans a three-dimensional model is automatically produced from a large number of single slice x-rays, producing computer generated image
A state fair is an annual competitive and recreational gathering of a U. S. states population, usually held in late summer or early fall. It is a version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs. State fairs began in the century for the purpose of promoting state agriculture, through competitive exhibitions of livestock. Large fairs can admit more than a million visitors over the course of a week or two, the first U. S. state fair was that of New York, held in 1841 in Syracuse, and has been held annually to the present year. The second state fair was in Detroit, which ran from 1849 to 2009, events similar to state fairs are held annually in each state capital in Australia, known as royal shows. Australian royal shows are organized by state agricultural and horticultural societies, a few annual exhibitions in the summer in Canada are similar to state fairs in the United States and county fairs are famous for a variety of competitions that award ribbons.
The largest average per day attendance is at the Minnesota State Fair averaging just under 200,000 people per day, agricultural show County fair Rodeo Trade fair Worlds fair
Saugus, Santa Clarita, California
Saugus is a neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California. Saugus was one of four communities that merged in 1987, to create the city of Santa Clarita, Saugus is named after the town of Saugus, the hometown of Henry Newhall, upon whose land the town was originally built. The Saugus Cafe, on San Fernando Road, was established in 1887 and is among the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles County, in 2000, the total population of Saugus was 41,743, and its population density was 218 persons per square mile. The median age is 32.8 years, average number of people per household is 3.1. 66. 7% of the population is married,33. 3% are single, median household income is $80,940, per capita income is $29,816. 82. 4% of homes are owner-occupied,14. 8% are rentals, red Callender, jazz musician Harry Carey and one of silent films earliest superstars Harry Carey, Jr. actor Frank Coghlan, Jr
Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, Sandler has released five comedy albums in his career. Theyre All Gonna Laugh at You. and What the Hell Happened to Me. are both certified double-platinum, in 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions. Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966, to Judith Judy, a school teacher, and Stanley Sandler. His family is Jewish and descends from Russian and Israeli immigrants on both sides and he grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire after moving there at the age of six. He attended Manchester Central High School, as a teen, Sandler was in BBYO, a popular Jewish youth group. Sandler graduated from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts in 1988, early in his career, Sandler played Theo Huxtables friend, Smitty in The Cosby Show and the Stud Boy or Trivia Delinquent in the MTV game show Remote Control.
After his film debut Going Overboard in 1989, Sandler performed in comedy clubs and he was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandlers act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Sandler told Conan OBrien on The Tonight Show that NBC fired him, in 1993, Adam Sandler appeared in the film Coneheads with Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, and Jane Curtin. In 1994, he co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi and he followed this film with Bulletproof, and the financially successful comedies Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer. He was initially cast in the bachelor-party-themed comedy/thriller Very Bad Things but had to back out due to his involvement in The Waterboy, although his earliest films did not receive critical praise, he started to receive more positive reviews, beginning with Punch-Drunk Love in 2002. Roger Eberts review of Punch-Drunk Love concluded that Sandler had been wasted in earlier films with poorly written scripts, Sandler has moved outside the genre of slapstick comedy to take on more serious parts such as the aforementioned Punch-Drunk Love and Reign Over Me.
He played a father figure in Big Daddy. He returned to more dramatic fare with Mike Binders Reign Over Me and he starred with Kevin James in the film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Sandler headlined You Dont Mess with the Zohan, the film was written by Sandler, Judd Apatow, and Robert Smigel, it was directed by Dennis Dugan. It marked as Sandlers first family film and first film under the Walt Disney banner, in 2009, Sandler starred in Judd Apatows third directorial feature Funny People. The film was released on July 31,2009, Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, alongside Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases, Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the team who reaches a base safely can attempt to advance to subsequent bases during teammates turns batting. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the team records three outs. One turn batting for both teams, beginning with the team, constitutes an inning. A game is composed of nine innings, and the team with the number of runs at the end of the game wins. Baseball has no clock, although almost all games end in the ninth inning. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century and this game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the sport of the United States.
Baseball is now popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, in the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball teams are divided into the National League and American League, each with three divisions, East and Central. The major league champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series, the top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League. The evolution of baseball from older bat-and-ball games is difficult to trace with precision, a French manuscript from 1344 contains an illustration of clerics playing a game, possibly la soule, with similarities to baseball. Other old French games such as thèque, la balle au bâton, consensus once held that todays baseball is a North American development from the older game rounders, popular in Great Britain and Ireland. Baseball Before We Knew It, A Search for the Roots of the Game, by David Block, suggests that the game originated in England, recently uncovered historical evidence supports this position.
Block argues that rounders and early baseball were actually regional variants of other. It has long believed that cricket descended from such games. The earliest known reference to baseball is in a 1744 British publication, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, David Block discovered that the first recorded game of Bass-Ball took place in 1749 in Surrey, and featured the Prince of Wales as a player. William Bray, an English lawyer, recorded a game of baseball on Easter Monday 1755 in Guildford and this early form of the game was apparently brought to Canada by English immigrants