Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games

I am not going to act like a book snob and say that I would rather read the book than watch the movie, because that is bull.... I want to see the movie. Since seeing the movie I am definitely going to buy the book to learn more about the characters.

I heard a rumor that this series is going to be bigger than Twilight and maybe even Harry Potter, after trying to get a movie ticket in the last 24 hours, I believe it. I tried to make it to the midnight showing....sold out...3 AM showing.... sold out... all times Friday.... sold out.. I finally found a loop hole. In Abilene, TX, we have a hidden treasure. We have a Drive-In theater... you don't pre-order tickets, you just show up! I got there about an hour early, but there were already over 100 cars there.

The movie was AWESOME! It will be huge! There is only one thing that I know doesn't matter, but I stared at it the ENTIRE time. (spoiler alert) In the actual games, the main character gets a bow and a satchel of arrows...she shoot a lot of arrows and never seams to run out of arrows. I think the casting was great, the story line (I haven't read the book yet) was developed well and leaves you 'hungry' for more. I cant wait for the next installments of the series! Buy the Book, Watch the movie.... in any order that you want!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Musician John Mendell #TwitterView

I was able to catch John and get a quick #TwitterView with him!

John, Thank you so much for doing this ! How have you been?

@TeeJayToday Hey I've been great thanks

For all fo the new fans that you are about to receive, tell me a little about your

my music is always changing. I think I've got a pretty diverse selection of songs and there are always more on the way!

Who/What are your inspiration(s) for your

@TeeJayToday my inspirations are my father. Elvis, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin I have a ton

If you could collaborate with one artist, who would it be and why?

Definately Green Day. They've been an idol of mine for a long time

Where can we download or purchase your music if we want to get it?

you can download my music on iTunes, Amazon or at CDBaby

Any summer plans? What is your touring schedule?

My plans are to be soakin' up the sun in Wildwood New Jersey lol. love it there. no tours as of now sadly

What is your most current album out and when are your releasing the next one?

my most recent is Cruisin' To The Blues. the next album will be a little later THIS year. there will ALWAYS be another haha

Okay... Quickfire Q's; : Food, Number, sports team, color, state, interviewer, animal, letter,

Wawa hoagies, 13, Eagles/Phillies/Flyers, blue, Florida, @TeeJayToday, dog, and I guess J lol

Tell us one interesting fact your fans don't already know about you.

my name is actually John Eric Mendell. I have no middle name lol. So I use the 'E.'

Thanks for doing this ... Take Care and keep on making Music!

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John is a musician currently in New Jersey, please check out his Twitter page as well has his facebook page. Listen to his music then buy a CD! What a nice guy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lots of Movies watched today....

I was off from work today and took advantage of the time to see a new release and to catch up on some older movies that I missed.

John Carter:
This movie was awesome! I had been waiting to see it, the scenery was AMAZING... Of course I had to see it in 3D! I thought that some of the 3D scenes were lacking but that could be cause the theater that I saw it in is a little older and the screen is smaller than all of the other screens in the area, but it was the only place in town where it was showing in 3D. The story was great, the special effects were great, the actors were great too! Go See it!

Jack & Jill:
It has been awhile since I have gotten my Adam Sandler fix, and to tell the truth, I should have waited. There were some funny parts but not worth buying the movie. The saddest part of this whole movie is that I can do the Jill Voice perfectly!

Anytime I see a remake I constantly am thinking of the original. Too me it take too long for the movie to take off, but when it finally does, it is great. It was rumored that Zac Efron was offered the leading role, I personally think he would have been a better fit. Don't get me wrong, the movie is still worth it! I love how they added more relevant music to make it connect with a whole new generation.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Movie, New Band Video

I recently was able to go see a group called 360, please watch the video.

I was also able to go see "The Lorax" opening weekend, it was an awesome movie, I have always been a 'greenie' so this movie was right up my alley. I love to plant things, recycle, heck, I even have the website If you get a chance to go see it, do, but more importantly, take a young person with you so that they can start looking at the environment with a sense of ownership. Below are a set of links on how you can own your own part of 'The Lorax'

I am also working on a TwitterView, so please check back often!