ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Compilation

What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

So, you may have all seen regular and famous people dumping a bucket full of ice over their heads and challenging other celebrities, politicians, athletes to do the same. The question is, why are people doing it? This actually started as a challenge by the ALS foundation to the people and it is for a good cause. This is to help the foundation to fund their research to find a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or famously known in the United States as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

What is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) / Lou Gehrig’s disease?

According to Wikipedia “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also referred to as motor neurone disease (MND), Charcot disease, and, in the United States, Lou Gehrig’s disease—is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, difficulty in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.”

Aside from the baseball player Lou Gehrig one well known person who has contracted the said disease is the highly intelligent Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking. Though one may note that Stephen Hawking’s case as rather unusual. As according to specialists “the median survival time from onset to death is around 39 months, and only 4% survive longer than 10 years.” Once you have contracted the said disease, your body shut downs slowly and lose motor control and will likely die sooner or later. To date, no cure has been created for this disease.

What are the rules for the ice bucket challenge?

Well basically, the participants must donate to ALS foundation. It will either be $10 if they successfully dumped the ice cold filled water in their heads. Otherwise, they will be giving $100. They must do it via a video and have it recorded. Once they were able to do so, they can challenge 3 more people to also take the challenge within 24 hours.

This was the initial rule for the challenge, however, as the said challenge became popular in social media and more and more famous people are doing it, there was quite a variation. The participants still gave an amount of their choice to the foundation even if they dumped their heads full of ice.

What will happen with the money raised by the Foundation?

As previously mentioned, the foundation will use it for funding their research on the disease and hopefully to find a cure.

Who are the famous people who did the challenge?

Well you can find the full list here in Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ice_Bucket_Challenge_participants

1. Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark / Iron Man) He was challenged by Bob Iger, CEO of Disney. In turn Downey Jr. challenged Vincent D’Onofrio and his Son, and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). His wife did the honors of dumping a bucket full of ice.

2. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / StarLord) He was also challenged by Bob Iger and Vincent D’Onofrio, the one challenged by Robert Downey Jr. His video was quite long and it is really hilarious. He challenged Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman and Batista

3. Dave “Batista” Bautista (Former Wrestler / Actor) He was challenged by StarLord himself, Chris Pratt. His video was also entertaining as he was already in a tub full of ice. He also admits that he is a fan of Lou Gehrig. He challenged James Gunn, Gina Carano and The Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire. I would love to see Nonito take the challenge

4. Mark Zuckebrug (CEO / Facebook) He was challenged by Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie. He then in turn challenged Bill Gates (CEO Microsoft), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and Reed Hastings (CEO Netflix).

5. Bill Gates (Former CEO Microsoft) He was challenged by Mark Zuckerburg. I find his video the one who ruled them all. We all know Bill Gates is always up for a challenge and did something quite special. See for yourself.

6. Team USA Basketball – They challenged Oprah Winfrey and Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner)

7. Ronda Rousey ( MMA Fighter / Actress) She was challenged by none other than Dana White (President of UFC). She called out Sylvester Stallone , Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, and Gina Carano

8. The Rock (Former Wrestler / Actor) He was challenged by Ronda Rousey. He then called his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg, and his GI JOE co-star Channing Tatum and Brad Slater.

9. Triple H (Wrestler) He challenged Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and his father-in-law head of WWE Vince Mcmahon.

10. Vince McMahon (Former Wrestler / Chairman and CEO of WWE) Of course, Vince accepted his son-in-law’s challenged. I actually like his nominations, Donald Trump, Maria Menounos and Kermit The Frog. This guys really crazy.

11. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football Player) This guy is a genius by calling out and challenging Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. He also challenged Lil Wayne. Let’s see if Beyonce will take Ronaldo’s challenge

12. Justin Timberlake (Singer / Actor) He challenged his good friend Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Steve Higgins. He did the challenge with a few more people in the background, I think that is his crew.

13. Jimmy Fallon (Comedian / Host) He accepted his friend, Justin Timberlake’s challenge, together with Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Steve Higgins and the Roots.

14. Oprah Winfrey (Host /Actress / CEO Harpo Productions) She was nominated by a lot of people including Team USA. Of course, knowing that this is charity work, Oprah gladly obliged she challenged Steven Spielberg and two more people.

15. Steven Spielberg (Director) Of course, the great Steven Spielberg would not back down from a challenge. He then nominated George Lucas, Jeffrey Katzenberg and one of my favorite directors J.J. Abrams!

16. Jessica Alba, Gavin Rossdale, Nicole Richie – They were nominated by Gwen Stefani and this threesome did it all in one hit. Check it out

17. Jennifer Lopez (Singer/Actress) Of course, she accepted Cristiano Ronaldo’s challenge and nominated Iggy Azalean and her dance buddies.

18. Iggy Azalea (Singer) She did accept the challenge from JLo in her bikini and challenged Rita Ora and CharliXCX

19. Weird Al Yankovic (Musician/Comedian) This dude is the best, he challenged Obama, Dalai Lama and the Pope. Obama already said no to a lot of people who challenged him. I doubt the Pope and Dalai Lama will do it too. Well his video is just plain awesome.

20. Tim Cook (Apple CEO) The Head of Apple took the ice on stage in Apple HQ and challenged Bob Iger, Dr. Dre and Michael Franti. Of course he took the ice and donated.

21. Bob Iger (Disney CEO) I actually put him in last so you can loop it to the first few entries since he challenged Downey and Pratt. I actually loved how he called them by their on-screen name Tony Stark and Peter Quill.

You too can donate even without doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Visit http://www.alsa.org/donate/
Okay peace and I am out!

UPDATED as August 19, 2014

Okay since my post yesterday, there are a lot of people who did the challenge. I have to add a few more of them since some of them are really funny.

22. Nathan Fillion (Actor) The star of Firefly and Castle has accepted the challenge and nominated Tom Hiddleston.

23.Tom Hiddleston (Actor / Loki) A lot of fan girls will surely love to see Tom Hiddleston do this. And yes he did and accepted Nathan’s challenge. In return he challenged Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch. Great choice Mr. Hiddleston

24. Dikembe Mutombo (Former NBA player / NBA Global Ambassador) The description on Bleacher report article was really funny. They kinda said that if you would want to hear how Cookie Monster would sound like waterboarded you should see this. See for yourself and be the judge. This is hilarious!

25. Tyrese Gibson (Actor / Singer) He got challenged by Derek Fisher and The Game. His video was really funny too. He nominated Michelle Obama, Richard Bronson and Sheikh Mansour oh Abu Dhabi. I watched it more than once.

26. Becky Hammon (Former WNBA Player / Assistant Coach Spurs) Becky accepted Commissioner Adam Silver’s challenge and nominated Spurs PG Tony Parker, Assistant Coach Chip Engelland and her former San Antonio Silver Stars teammate Ruth Riley.

27. Tony Parker (NBA player / San Antonio Spurs) He got challenged by Coach Becky Hammon. Still can’t find the video of Becky Hammon though. He nominated 5 people. Manu, Boris, Pau, Dirk and Coach Pop. I would like to see coach Pop get dranched with an ice cold water. I am assuming Becky challenged Timmy which is why Tony didn’t nominate him.

28. Kaley Cuoco (Actress) Our favorite girl from Big Bang Theory also took the challenge. I wonder what Sheldon’s reaction is.

29. Jim Parsons (Actor) Well in case you are wondering, Dr. Sheldon did the challenge too.

30. James Franco (Actor) After being nominated by Selena Gomez, Franco accepted the challenge. I did not understand who he challenged. I was wishing it would be like Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and the other crew.

31.Chris Hemsworth (Actor / Thor Odinson) So he accepted Downey’s challenge and nominated Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo. Avengers Assemble. haha

32. Hugh Jackman (Actor / Wolverine) So Mr. Jackman did the challenge with Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and the cast of “Pan”.

33. Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Carson Daly – This should have been a Blake Shelton and Carson Daly video only, unfortunately for Adam Levine, who is just standing near-by, he was challenged. He did it and they nominated Nick Lachey, Kevin Richardson, Joey Fatone, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Jason Segel, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr.

34. George Takei (Actor / Hikaru Sulu) Mr.Sulu did the challenge Sci-Fi style. I liked his nominations namely Buzz Aldrin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Ian Mckellen. I would love to see them take the challenge too.

35. Travis Barker (Drummer / Blink 182) He did it with two buckets of Ice!

36. Charlie Sheen (Actor) Charlie did the ice bucket challenge with his own twist. Oh and he did donate a lot of money. Kudos Mr. Sheen. It has WIN written all over it.

UPDATED as of August 22, 2014

The list just goes on and on, added a few personal favorites including His Airness, he actually took the challenge. Nice!

37. Ben Affleck (Actor / Director) The new Mr. Bruce Wayne got nominated by Madea “Tyler Perry”. The video itself is cute. His wife, Jennifer Garner did the honor of pouring ice bucket and their children is their audience. He nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon and NPH Neil Patrick Harris.

38. Michael Jordan (Basketball Player /GOAT) It took Sports legends David Beckham, Derek Jeter and Ray Allen for His Airness to respond. And in return he challenged his 92 Dream Team teammates and the Zen Master Coach Phil.

39. David Beckham (Football Player) He got nominated by Ryan Seacrest. He called on his friend Leo Dicaprio and two more sports legend Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. He had a drum full of ice buckets.

40. Larry “Legend” Bird (Basketball Player / Coach / NBA Executive) Apparently Larry Legend already took the challenge of George Hill before MJ called out his 92 Dream Team.

41. Paul George (Basketball Player) Even with his injury PG-13 took the challenge. His hashtags in instragram are funny #iTriedToRunAway #OhICantRun #DontAskMeAgain LOL

42. Channing Tatum (Actor) He responded to The Rock’s call, and did the challenge with his wife. He challenged his 22 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill and Meryl Streep and Daniel Day Lewis.

43. Mark Wahlberg (Actor) He also responded to The Rock’s call and did it with his family. His kids are cute. He challenged Spike Lee, Eminem and Manny Pacquiao! They set this took place in the set of Ted 2.

44. Will Smith (Actor/Rapper) He responded to the challenge and called on Jay-Z and Beyonce. He wanted them to both do it on the same time.

45. George Bush (Former US President) He tried to play a skit that he will not be splashed by Ice and that it is not Presidential. In the end he got soaked and challenged Mr.Bill Clinton

46. Katy Perry (Singer /Actress) Who wouldn’t like to see Katy Perry get drenched. She challenged Madonna. Now suit your self.

47. Nonito Doñaire “The Flipino Flash” (Boxer) Now Nonito got challenged by his good friend Batista and he responed. He did notm disappoint as he took it into another level. He made the challenge with some friends and did it Vegas style and made it an Ice Dunk Challenge. He was able to raise more money for ALS. He did it a mini event and it was fun. See for yourself. Oh and he called out Pacquiao too, your turn Manny.

48. Chris Evans (Captain America / Steve Rogers) Now Mr. Captain America here responded to Thor’s challenge and his one was quite entertaining too. Bravo Steve Rogers! He also called out Sebastian “The Winter Soldier”.

49. Anne Hathaway (Actress) The talented actress accepted the challenge. She nominated Kristin Stewart and Matthew McConaughey

50. Kermit “The Frog” (Sesame Street) Now this is one is really funny. They really responded to WWE Chairman’s Vince McMahon’s challenge in turn he challenged Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burell.Enjoy

51. Patrick Ewing (Basketball Player /Coach) So, Big Ewing was part of the 92 Dream Team and responded to his boss and former teammate MJ to his challenge.

52.Jimmy Kimmel (Comedian / Host) So Jimmy responded to Ben Affleck’s response. His video is very funny too.

53. Lea Salonga (Actress / Singer / Miss Saigon) Famously known for her Miss Saigon roles and for the singing voice of Jasmine in Aladdin. She took the challenge and challenged Darren Criss (Blaine of Glee) Filipino Actor Aga Muhlach, and her fellow coaches in The Voice Philippines Bamboo Manalac, Sarah Geronimo, and Apl De Ap (Black Eyed Peas)

54. Hulk Hogan (Wrestler) Well if it isn’t the Immortal Hulk Hogan talking on Triple H’s challenge. He challenged Johhny Manziel, Sylvester Stallone and Harvey Levin of TMZ

55. Dr. Dre (Rapper/Producer / CEO Beats) Dr.Dre accepted his business partner, Tim Cook’s challenge and did it ala Bill Gates. Now, he challenged rappers to do it too, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and who else, Eminem. Let’s see if Em will do it.

56. Harvey Levin (Host/ Attorney) He accepted Hulk Hogan’s challenge and called out Kanye West (LOL) Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson.

57. Lindsay Lohan (Actress) Damn! She looks better now, hoping she stays sober. She did the challenge in The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She nominated Jared Leto!

58. Conan O’Brien (Host/Comedian) Funny as ever Conan did the challenge in his own way.

59. Ludacris (Rapper/ Actor) What better way to do it than do it on stage. He did it while having a concert and nominated 50 cent.

60. Nina Dobrev (Actress) The very sultry Vampire Diaries star did it in her yacht and jumped straight to the beach after.

61. Macklemore (Rapper) Like Ludacris, Macklemore did this too on stage and nominated Seattle Legends, Shawn Kemp, Steve Scheffler and Gary Payton.

62. Novak Djokovic (Tennis Player) Now the Djoker did it with his preparatory ice ice baby song. He also nominated MJ, who already did the challenge and Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean). I would love to see Mr. Bean take the challenge.

63. Robin Van Persie “RVP”(Football Player) He did it in a pool with his kids and wife pouring in ice water on him. It’s funny in the end how his son tried to push him in the pool.

64. Vin Diesel (Actor) Vin accepted Director James Gunn’s challenge, in return he also challenged them to plant a tree for Groot. He challenged Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie and Vladmir Putin!, Yup the Russian President.

65. FC Barcelona Players (Football) So several FCB players did the challenge. Pique, Iniesta, Alba, Messi, Song, Neymar, Alves

Okay so if you reach this point then you have already enjoyed and had a chuckle on the video compilation of famous people who did the challenge. But now, I do beg of you that since you reached this far, that you also watch this last video. This is just a regular guy who did the ALS ice bucket challenge. He did a very embarrassing video but you will find out why he did it if you watched the whole video. I hope you guys would also take a moment to also learn about what ALS is and what it can do to people. This guy just shared with us a few moments from his life and I feel for him.

Again you can help by donating to http://www.alsa.org/donate/

Peace! I’m out!

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Guardians of The Galaxy – Movie Thoughts (Spoiler Alert)

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Last night, I went to see Guardians of The Galaxy with high expectations. And boy I did not get disappointed. The reviews were pretty much right. The pacing of the movie was great and the mix of actions with humor is just perfect. They did a good job of mixing this as there were no moments in the film which is serious or too dull. You wouldn’t even notice that it was two hours long.

Chris Pratt had a great performance. I can definitely say that he is the perfect guy to play Starlord, just Like Robert Downey Jr. is to Tony Stark. It just came natural to him and it looks like he didn’t have a hard time playing the role. I did not expect Vin Diesel to just have one liners. I thought he can speak more than “I am Groot”, but it kinda reminds me of Hodor from Game of Thrones. Even with a a redundant line, Groot’s character was funny. Especially his dance during the end of the film. He did not speak a lot, but his character is warm-hearted. The one thing I was surprised about was with Batista’s character, Drax. I think a few expected him to pull off those serious lines and make the scene hilarious. I thought he is just going to be all brawn and his main highlights was just to kick-ass, but I was wrong. Bradley Cooper’s Rocket was also a good fit, he did voice him well. Rocket’s character, the smartest of them all, is just pure genius a-la Tony Stark. That prison escape scene was just funny and clever. As for Zoe, well she did a great job with Gamora. I was looking forward with her duel with Nebula, but I think it was a bit short. I kinda liked how Gamora and Starlord had that mushy moment. It was just the right of mushy and not over indulgent. It was not a surprise though as Starlord likes making out with hot aliens. That actually gave me flashes of Captain Kirk in JJ Abrams “Star Trek”.

I was actually ecstatic when I saw Thanos. I wanted him to fight Ronan when they were talking about Gamora, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. Seeing him though made me happy. As for Ronan, I think, his fight with the Guardians was short of explosions and time. I wanted it to be longer and actually expected it to be more epic. I wanted him to be more bad-ass wielding that hammer embedded with the infinity stone. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen which gave me that lacking feel for the ending fight.
But all in all the film was good and enjoyable. Would definitely watch it again. The only thing I was really disappointed with in this film was the end credits. Insignificant and pointless, a-la Iron Man 3. Seriously, Howard The Duck? I know he is under Marvel, but who cares about that duck? I seriously thought of the Aether after The Collector’s assistant blew up his collection. They could have given us an update on that with the end credit scene but instead they went with Howard. Even with that disappointing waste of time end credit scene, I will still give it a perfect 5 of 5.

I like the direction that Marvel is heading on. Now that last movie from Phase 2 or Marvel was already shown, it is clear that they are heading to one big build up. With the infinity gems and Thanos it is rather obvious that they are actually going with the Infinity Saga. Guardians of the Galaxy is necessary for this Phase 2 as this was the movie that introduces the audience to the Marvel Universe. During the past Marvel films, all happenings are either on Earth and or Asgard and within the Nine Realms. With Guardians, they were able to show the other far away galaxies like Nova and Kree.
As for next year, we have to see the Avengers battle Ultron, but will eventually see pieces having for the build up of infinity saga. I still can’t think how Marvel can stitch it all up but I have faith in them with Joss Whedon leading the way. Now looking forward for next year. Peace, I’m out.

Analytics Art: NBA Finals MVPs

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After a stellar performance in the 2014 NBA playoffs, Kawhi Leonard joins the elite group of Finals MVPs. Here’s a look back at all of the other winners since the award was first given in 1969.

Andrew Bergmann’s data driven design work can be found on CNN, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Deadspin, Washington Post, NPR and USA Today. See more on www.dubly.com and twitter.com/dubly.

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Yes, That Game of Thrones Exploding Head Thing Could Really Happen (Probably)

So YES it is physically possibly that someone as big and strong as The Mountain can crush someone’s head aside from Oberyn’s

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This post contains spoilers for the episode of Game of Thrones “The Mountain and the Viper,” which aired June 1, 2014.

“Heads will roll” is one thing. “Heads will explode” is quite another.

Last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Mountain and the Viper,” made a resounding (and gruesome) case for the latter. We knew that Gregor Clegane, better known as The Mountain, was a strong guy — that’s why Cersei chose him to fight on behalf of the crown in Tyrion’s trial-by-combat show-down. Still, few viewers could have predicted that his duel with Oberyn Martell would end the way it did: with the Mountain, despite serious injuries, gouging out Oberyn’s eyes and then bare-handedly crushing his opponent’s head until it exploded.

So how strong would the Mountain have to be to make that possible?

Last year, when Star Trek Into Darkness raised a similar question, the folks…

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X-Men Days of Future Past – Yays and Nays plus .. SPOILERS!!!

X-Men Days of Future Past - Yays and Nays plus .. SPOILERS!!!

One of the most awaited summer blockbuster movies has already hit the cinemas this weekend, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The film did not disappoint and surely has satisfied a lot of fans and comic book geeks. The happenings / timeline in this movie are taken straight from the comics: Days of Future Past Saga. Though there are some differences from the film to the comic books: for obvious reasons.

What I liked about the movie:

1. Fast paced. The Movie is 2 hours long but the film is fast paced that you wouldn’t notice it was.

2. Thank the gods for bringing back Brian Singer. This awesome dude directed the first two Xmen movies. The third one X3: The Last Stand. That horrible, ridiculous, Frankenstein piece of shit movie was not his.

3. Peter Dinklage. He plays Tyrion Lannister, wait I mean Bollivar Trask. Though in the comics Trask was not really dwarf-ish, Dinklage still managed to get the role. Though his character’s screen time was minimal, I still loved seeing that little big guy in the big screen. I also loved on how he tries to mock the congress with, if this weapons are not built then the Vietnam War will not be the only war you will lose.
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4. Quicksilver! Yeah, that fast mutant who moves at supersonic speed is awesome. Their prison break scene has got to be one of the best scenes in the film. And Evan Peters seems to be the perfect actor to play him. Let’s give chance to Aaron Taylor Johnson though for his chance to portray Quicksilver in Avengers 2.
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5. Quasi “Dual” Climaxes. They did a good job of having both timelines reach the climax. It was made in a way that is not confusing and the drama it created and suspense was just effective.

6. Seeing “old” mutants (Magneto, Professor X, Shadow Cat, Iceman, Colossus) from the previous X-Men films prior to X-Men First Class. It was fun seeing these mutants again. Especially Charles and Erik, this time they fight against a common foe as brothers who are helping each other for the survival of their own kind.

7. New Mutants. It was cool to see new the new mutants from the future timeline. I would love to see more of Blink though. She has such a cool power and indeed a very pretty actress. I just learned that this film is one of the 5 X-Men movie contracts she signed to with Fox. Guess we would be seeing her again in the upcoming films.
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8. Fixing the Timeline from X3. This actually made me so happy. So what specific fixes are we talking about? Jean Grey and Cyclops, need I say more. Yes they are both alive thanks to Wolverine! It was actually good for the franchise as this allow them to use these characters again in future sequels.

9. Magneto. Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Magneto is just astounding. Not to take anything away from Ian McKellen, but his portrayal of Magneto is just as good. In the previous films, he was able to portray Magneto as being the Ultimate Villain who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Ian McKellen’s version of Magneto has perished all the compassionate and “good” part about him. As for Fassbender, they added the dimension of him which still has that “good” part still left in him. Or pretty much that’s how they would want the viewers to think. In the end, Fassbender’s Magneto made the full transition to Ian McKellen’s Magneto. Thanks to Mystique or rather Raven and Charles for saving the day.
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10. Linking real life history to X-Men timeline: They did this since X-Men First Class with the US and Soviet Cold War. And they did it again with this film, end of Vietnam War timeline from 70s, JFK Assasination and Ancient Egypt (post credit scene). Linking these things which happened in the past which the X-Men timeline is really cool, they are making the X-Men timeline look as if it happened in the real life.

What I disliked about the movie:

1. Sentinels. Not that I hate these guys, these guys are badass but aesthetically they don’t look like the sentinels from the comics. Though I understand that in this film, they are more powerful and Mystique-like I still would love to see them pattern off their appearance to the comic book / TV animated series Sentinels.
Look at how bad-ass these Sentinels looked compared to the movie version.
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2. Emma Frost is dead! I repeat Emma Frost is dead. I understand that they have to kill of some of the mutants from First Class film but why include Emma? She has a very interesting timeline. She and Cyclops would have their moments in the comics. But since they killed her off, we won’t be seeing her again in the big screen. At least for now, but who knows they might resurrect her character again in the movies in the future.
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3. Screen time for new mutants (future timeline): Blink, Warpath, Bishop, Sunspot. It was cool to see these mutants show off their powers and deal with the Sentinels. Unfortunately, they can only do so well on standing toe to toe with these giant robots as the future sentinels are almost invulnerable. I would have loved to see more of them fighting and displaying their powers.

4. Rogue (Anna Paquin’s character): During the earlier parts of filming, they confirmed that Paquin will reprise her role and will be in the film. However, for some reason those parts which they filmed with her did not appear on screen. And we just settled on seeing cameo of her. How did that come to pass? She was even part of the promotional posters! I learned though that her deleted scenes would be part of the Bonus DVD feature instead, what a rip-off.
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Easter Eggs (the ones which I found)

1. The Maximoff Family aka Magento’s family. Quicksilver, the fast mutant in the film, is actually Magneto’s son. You may recall him dropping the “my mother knows someone who has that kind of power” to Magneto. Yup that’s correct. Quicksilver and her twin Scarlett Witch is both Magneto’s own kin. Too bad, we did not see Scarlet Witch in this film. And no that young lady in the picture below is not Scarlet Witch as they confirmed but just Peter’s lil sister.
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2. X-Men First Class Props: When Magneto stole his headdress back, we saw the old uniform of Havok, the coin which Erik used to kill Shaw and a severed Wing from Angel. Sweet, except for Angel’s wing.
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3. En Sabah Nur a.k.a. Apoclaypse. In case you are wondering who is that powerful mutant building the Pyramids in the end credit scene using his powers, then let me tell you this. It is Apocalypse, notice how he looks so pale and has blue lips, if that was not enough clue, notice the silhouette of four horsemen. Yup that’s War, Famine, Pestilence and Death. In case, you didn’t know he is the first mutant and one of the most powerful foes of the X-Men. Singer has confirmed that X-Men: Rise of Apocalypse will be released in 2016. And I have a good feeling this ain’t the last of the X-Men movies, which we will see.
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If you want to see the other Easter eggs, you may click the link below. I just included the ones which I catch.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/23/11-easter-eggs-you-missed-in-x-men-days-of-future-past

Enjoy! Peace and I’m out. Next stop “Guardians of The Galaxy”

Stay – Rihanna (Cover by a Soldier)

I first saw this video in a Facebook page. The title says, Insane voice singing Stay by Rihanna. I actually was not familiar with the song, but I still pressed play as the post said that he has an insane voice. Usually some pages/post exaggerate when they say something like that. But they were right this time. Dude’s got great voice, I immediately liked the song eventhough it is the first time I heard it. This soldier has some great pipes, oh and did I mention, he was sitting down during the whole song. Anyway here’s the link. Check it out.

Peace, I’m out!

Passenger – Let Her Go

I first heard this song while watching Budweiser’s “Superbowl” Commercial. It was actually a well done TVC and I actually liked the song. The singer’s voice is very distinct and unique. I said to myself that I should download that song and add it in my iPod.

But I have already forgotten about it, and was only able to remember it when I heard this song from a friend’s playlist. I was able to ask what’s the title of the song and who is the artist behind that awesome voice. I was surprised that this was already a 2 year song having been released last 2012. I thought it was something new. Oh well, I am not really updated on new songs, except for the ones which I can hear from my sister and friends playlist.

The song is really good and catchy, I only need to hear it once to love it. The lyrics are simple, yet powerful. Anyway, if you wanna hear him then go and click play. And also, for those of y’all who wanna see the Bud commercial here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB7QRyF4p4

Enjoy! Peace, I’m out!