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News Links: 2008 Movies I’m Looking Forward To

The news links this time are all related to movies, some you can look forward to watching in 2008, in some cases, they’re straight to video. I’m not rehashing the ones we’re discussed before like Speed Racer, Iron Man, Dark Knight.

 

WOTW2

War Of The Worlds 2 The Next Wave 2008 STV
ReleaseLog
This is not a sequel to Steven Spielberg’s version of War of the Worlds, the one with Tom Cruise. The aliens return to complete their plan of human domination, launching a second wave of attacks that threaten to destroy what is left of humanity. This time, humanity is ready to wage ware and tries to take the fight to Mars.

 

100 million BC
100 Million BC
Kihl Studios
A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly awry though, when on his return he accidentally brings a giant, man-eating dinosaur back through the portal and into modern-day, downtown Los Angeles.

 

The Hulk 
The Incredible Hulk
Marvel 
While hiding out in Mongolia, the Hulk is captured by the Russians. After days of torture and tests, the Russians collect enough DNA to create their own Abomination. The Hulk eventually escapes and the Russians send the Abomination to destroy him.

 

Hellboy 2

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
Coming Soon
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy.

 

The Mummy
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Rob Cohen: The Mummy
The O’Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.
Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China’s ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O’Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
IMDB
As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort’s dark past.
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds; Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching.

News Links

Leopard-Slug Sex Documentary

This is from the BBC Life in the Undergrowth documentary with David Attenborough, it’s only three and a half minutes long, and fascinating.

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Science

WoW Women

World of Warcraft Booth Babes, via Swanky’s flickr site.

WoW cosplay

A commercial watches guide is necessary before you go for buying seiko watches or tag heuer watches and even casio watches or swiss army watches.

Just geeky

Squid Beaks Could Lead to Better Artificial Limbs

 Squid Beak

Science learning to improve human life through the study of animals has been occurring for hundreds of years. From a cancer cure developed from the sweat of a toad’s belly to the psoriasis remedies found in shark cartilage.

Now scientists may have found a solution to the age old problem of fusing hard medical implants to the soft tissues in your body through the study of squids and their hard beaks.

It appears the secret ingredient is chitin and other materials that change density gradually from the hard tip to a softer, more flexible base where it attaches to the muscle around the squid’s mouth.

Read about Squid Beak Medicine at Discovery.com.

Medical