In the past few years the Hollywood interest in comic book films has continued to crescendo with huge critical and financial successes such as the Spiderman, Iron Man, and Batman franchises. Aside from being overly saturated by testosterone, such hits have lined summers with blockbuster after blockbuster by sticking to a generic story telling structure of origin stories and world threatening conflict to provide enough action to coerce the adrenaline to come out and frolic. But top tier names are only so plentiful, so the surge in comic book popularity led to various graphic novels getting translations to the silver screen in the form of Watchmen, Sin City, and most recently Kick-Ass. These films focus heavily on action, but the visual flourishes in these films are much more prominent and distinctly separate them form the larger hyped films. So when a director whose claim to fame is his astounding ability to deftly blend genres tackles a film that asks him to combine the entertainment of high action sequences with the charm of a niche graphic novel when I reach a killscreen am I going to want to press continue?
Edgar Wright’s follow up to Hot Fuzz details the life of titular protagonist Scott Pilgrim as he literally fights for the love of Ramona Flowers whilst seeking success with his band Sex Bob-Omb. So, naturally, the film is an action film, correct? Well, not exactly. Edgar Wright makes comedies, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is stuffed to the brim with more big laughs and subtle touches than I have had the pleasure of seeing since Superbad. But the film, it’s certainly not a comedy, as the central relationship is far too much of a driving force. So essentially Scott Pilgrim is a video game meets a graphic novel makes love to a comedy spawns a romance and genetically engineers an action film, donning a musical thong. So I can naturally expect this film to have tonal inconsistencies, but Wright avoids this incredibly common pitfall by keeping the film moving at such a rapid pace, and really packing each and every frame with such a completely realized vision that it never has time to stray from the mood set from the opening Universal logo.
What I notice in this film, and even in Wright’s former films, is exactly how much care is placed in every shot. Each use of pixelation, each blur, every censor, all the logos and the outfits, they all establish the world so perfectly. The visual aesthetic works wonderfully with the editing and other visual flairs of the film which include segments that play out at graphic novels and other forms of visual media. But what stands out the most on a visual level is the jaw dropping fight sequences. Each one plays out so differently and allows Wright to showcase a range of film making techniques and styles that synthesize action with comedy, even meshing with music when the script calls for more flashy fights. The more time I have to sit with these sequences and really consider how visually intensive the scenes are, while still maintaining a delightfully charming low budget look, the more I admire the film.
And of course there’s the soundtrack. Anchored by Beck and Broken Social Scene serving a stand ins for Sex Bob-Omb and Crash and the Boys, respectively, the variety of sounds are an absolute delight while still feeling natural and unforced in the context of the film. But not only do the songs serve the overall tone of the film, they also enhance the action and comedy. Rarely have songs ever felt so integrally tied to a film that is not a musical. I suppose the easy comparison to make is to the score in I Am Love; despite the shift in intensity and purpose, the film is elevated incredibly by the use of a very specific type of music employed in a simply masterful manner. But beyond the soundtrack is the film’s score, a string of wonderful compositions littered with signature video game sounds that play lightly in the background of many scenes. These effects create such a wonderfully engulfing mood that I found myself completely sucked in every moment.
However, despite my gushing so far the film is certainly not without its flaws. While the film runs at a neat, and incredibly quick, two hours, I did get the feeling that a complete story is not entirely present. Now I am aware that the film is based on pre-existing source material, so I was able to fill in a few of the holes, but even with this background knowledge I did not find myself incredibly invested in all of the plot lines. Wright juggles so many characters that I was not surprised to see some catch the short end of the stick. The Kim character is treated as such a removed character that one of the emotional pay offs does not work much at all. Perhaps having her not be important is meant to show the distance between her and Scott, which does add up but still does not make the plot nearly as satisfying as many of the other threads running throughout the film. The movie needs room to breathe, to completely bring life to all of these characters, and to better reinforce the intensity of the central romance. These aspects are not the strongest, but one of the strengths in O’Malley’s series of graphic novels is in the ability to insert quietly beautiful meditations on love amidst the action, and the film does capture the occasionally sickeningly, yet always infectious, feelings of human connection near perfectly.
Another aspect of the comic that is captured in the film, and can stand alone without reading any of the graphic novels, is the character of Scott Pilgrim. Scott is meant to be sympathetic, but we are also asked to realize that Scott is both ignorant to the world around him, making him kind of a self centered dick. Cera brings this sense to the character wonderfully, combined of course with Wright’s inventive way of conveying to the audience how exactly Scott’s mind if working. As a viewer I do not always condone Scott’s actions, but I can understand them, and the commentary on the illogical human mind is wonderfully woven in to the film, as well as the idea of a society that promotes such behavior. Of course these qualities all rely on the right type of delivery and Michael Cera further cements his status as the best comedic actor of all time by perfectly delivering Scott’s lines while still conveying his disconnect with his environment. For much of the film Cera does remain in his comfort zone, and the film does really benefit from him doing so, but he does also have big scenes in the action sequences and he further proves his ability to be legitimate ‘actor,’ depending on one’s definition of the art form. Scott is not the drastic change that the Dillinger character is in Youth in Revolt, but not only is he in top form in this film, his ability to work with the fight choreography, both on the ass kicking and ass kicked ends, is simply stunning and further sells what are likely the most enjoyable action sequences I have ever seen.
The film’s diverse cast also boasts a ton of other talented actors, but the one that practically steals the show is Kieran Culkin. He impressed me in Lymelife, though I was certainly not prepared for simply how excellent he would be in the role of Wallace Wells, Scott’s roommate. He floats through scenes with such poise and precision, delivering his dialogue with such sincerity and charm. His performance is truly a sight to behold. Jason Schwartzman is also excellent doing Jason Schwartzman, and actually all members of the League of Evil Exes play their character uniquely and wonderfully. A few of the secondary characters in particular were a huge hit with my audience as well. The females in the film are enjoyable as well, but very few are given very much to do. I wish that more time could have been spent with Envy Adams, not only because Brie Larson is mighty pretty but also because her The Clash at Demonhead performance contains one of the best tracks in the film, and the sequence between her and Scott is even more emotionally resonant. The stand out of the females is found in the form of Ellen Wong as Knives Chau, a heartbreakingly impressionable Scott super fan girl who exists as a wonderfully satirical spin on Caucasian perspective. Many of the supporting characters play one note roles, but each and every one plays that note pitch perfect.
Coming out of the film I was unsure of exactly how much value I found in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but as I started writing about the film I not only learned that I enjoyed the film far more than I had initially imagined, but the film is also considerably more admirable than I had realized. The startlingly inventive construction and editing are enough to make Wright’s latest film a truly uniquely enjoyable experience, but the film’s ability to capture such raw moments of beauty in a minefield of laughs cements Wright’s status as one of my favorite filmmakers, despite the abysmal Shaun of the Dead, and – finally – left me completely satisfied after seeing a comedy…as much as the label is applicable. At its worst Scott Pilgrim is a masterclass of filmmaking, but this film exists, on practically every level, as a film constructed for me to love. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is imaginative, inventive, and a film that truly exists as a representation of the time which spawned it while still holding enough timeless qualities to make it one of the year’s finest.
Those who are looking for a brand new way to make money online should check out the new product called “Cell Phone Cash” by Mack Michaels. Unlike many other programs that teach the same old stuffs like how to make money blogging, AdSense, pay-per-click, etc…. this system teaches you how to make money with your mobile phone.
But it’s NOT about teaching you how to sell handphones on the Internet! Cell Phone Cash is a step-by-step video coaching course that teaches you how to make money leveraging the power of cell phones by promoting products and services to the mobile users.
As you know, the mobile phone market is huge and very lucrative. Nowadays, there are over 3 Billion people around the the world who own at least one cell phone and the number is keep increasing. There is no sign that the growth is going to stop any time soon. In fact, the market is just keep growing. There is tremendous income potential in the mobile industry because the market is pretty much untapped and there is literally no competition.
The Cell Phone Cash coaching course consists of 7 modules. Each module builds upon the next to ensure that you understand the whole process and how everything is connected to each other.
In a nutshell, here are some of the things you’ll learn inside the Cell Phone Cash coaching course:
* Exploring the mobile industry
* Analyzing the income potential
* Setting your personal income goals
* Identifying your income sources
* Reverse engineering the competitors
* Creating your content
* Using the proven marketing methods to dominate the mobile industry
* Fast action to make money in the next 48 hours
* How to make 7 figures in the mobile industry by applying what you learn in this course
* and much more…..
The thing I like best about this course is that there is zero fluff. Right from module 1, the author reveals the fast action guide and shows you how to use it to start earning some money in the next 48 hours. If you join Cell Phone Cash, make sure you implement the fast action guide. I have tried it and it works very well for me.
The only qualm I have for this product is that there is a recurring monthly fee of $25. But I think this is a small price to pay because you’re going to get new strategies and methods to help you dominate the mobile phone market every week. So for me, I treat the monthly fee as a small business expense.
Cell Phone Cash is a very unique money-making coaching course. Unlike other internet marketing courses that teach the usual stuffs like blogging, PPC, AdSense or article marketing, CPC shows you how to dominate a huge yet under-penetrated mobile market. This is the first time I came across an internet marketing course that teaches people how to promote products and services to mobile users. This course is worth checking out if you’re interested in dominating the mobile industry.
So you finally decided to start your own network marketing business. You have found your perfect MLM opportunity and you are ready to leave the 8-5 world behind and claim your financial freedom NOW! You may be wondering “So what next? How do I set up a profitable network marketing business which will support me with residual income for the rest of my life?” Below I have written a step by step guide for your success…
1. The first and most important step to realizing success is to cultivate success within yourself. Your outer prosperity is irrefutably connected to who you are inside. The outer reflects the inner… ALWAYS! This is why so many of the successful entrepreneurs I know are talking about the importance of personal development and proper mindset. The way to create inner wealth is simple. Cultivate health by proper diet, sleep, exercise and water. This is important… don’t let anything take away from your daily self-care. If you don’t have energy, health and vitality you will not be able to create and keep wealth in the long term. Cultivate an abundant mindset by setting goals, meditating, and saying affirmations. Study the law of attraction and hang around people who think positive and wealthy thoughts.
2. Know your products. Confidence in your company’s product(s) is key. Jim Ryerson, author of First 100 days of selling, states “Your prospect will pick up on your confidence in your product and that will make them more comfortable. You may have to invest more time in the short term to learn about your product so you can have that confidence!” If you love, use, and believe in your products it will greatly enhance your ability to sell them.
3. Find a successful business internet marketing consultant. There is so much to learn about internet marketing… SEO, blogs, squeeze pages, social media, hub pages, squidoo, auto-responders, etc. It is a very smart idea to find someone who KNOWS the game and has created success and who will hold your hand and show you exactly how to thrive. This will save you years of time it takes to figure it all out yourself.
4. Be COMMITTED! Network Marketing has created more millionaires than any other industry and yet so many call it quits before they succeed. The reason is that your commitment to your success will be tested. You will learn and grow so much along the way. Stay true to your desire to succeed! Set a specific amount of time aside each day to work on your business. Be consistent, be patient, be smart and you WILL succeed!
Driving traffic is challenge #1 for affiliate marketers. Where are your potential subscribers, your buyers, your future success team? One of the challenging parts of affiliate marketing is finding ways to draw your subscribers and buyers into your own funnel.
An affiliate marketer may be the finest business person, focused, driven, enthusiastic, full of energy and still fall flat on his/her face. Everything is in place except the ability to drive traffic to the website.
Even a really unique , interesting website with all the bells and whistles is useless if no one ever stops by to see it. Where are the people? How can we find them? Entice them to join us, to know, like and trust us? That’s the missing link for most affiliate marketers attempting to run their own business.
Everyone dreams of making a lot of money, driving a huge sales volume needed to reach your financial goals. IF only the people would come, your fortunes and dreams would turn into your own reality. It’s just not happening. There are more competitors than ever and new ones are arriving every week, sometimes daily.
Laser-targeted traffic to your website would help everyone bent on sticking it out with an affiliate marketing business regardless of the tremendous challenge.
The first step in driving traffic to your website is finding the right search engine to begin the process. Obviously, Free traffic is always desirable and certainly not to be ignored as part of the effort to grow your business.
Having top search engine rankings is vital in building popularity links, and the use of the right keywords is important in attaining this goal.
The second way in driving traffic to one’s website is by contacting other webmasters for a link exchange partnership. Locating websites that are related to one’s own website is the primary task of the new affiliate marketer.
The third way is through writing your own articles. This is a very effective way to promote a website, good content is always appreciated by readers and will lead them to visit your website out of sheer interest.
The fourth way is through [JV] joint venture marketing. This is one of the most effective ways of promoting a product or a service.
Many additional methods are used by experienced affiliate marketers to reach out to prospective subscribers who one day may become future buyers. It’s hard work but the end results for your business makes it all worth the effort as you build your financial dream and business success.
What is the importance of the Internet marketing? In the last few years Internet marketing has developed at a very fast pace. Every one is using their computer in every situation possible. Even if they are at work, or in their homes, the computers and the connection with the Internet became the main way to communicate and to get informed. There are online news- magazines, socialization sites and many others. You can promote your business through the Internet with the help of your blog, or other websites.
You can even do that through mail. It is the best way to interact with your clients and build strong business relationships with them. Beside that it may be the most comfortable way to do marketing and the most effective. And if you take in consideration the costs of this way of marketing, the Internet marketing can be considered the most inexpensive way to promote your businesses.
The results of this type of marketing are showing up much faster, and you can reach clients all over the world with the help of the Internet. You are not limited by anything. And now, after we made a brief description of what Internet marketing can mean for our business, we can start talking about the second topic of this article which is how to make money with AdSense. What is this exactly? Its called Google AdSense to earn money you can post different ads on your websites and when someone clicks on the ads you earn money.
Nothing can be earned without work The very first thing you must assure yourself, is that your website has enough visitors meaning traffic the more traffic the more earnings from Google AdSense you must promote your website in all the best ways possible. You should place the Google ads so they can not be ignored by visitors. Not everyone that is visiting your website will be tempted to click the ads. Place the ads on site in such positions so the visitors will be tempted in clicking the ads. Above are just some of the ideas you should know about when making money Online with Google AdSense.
How to Fight Cancer and Win is a book written by William L. Fischer.
You might find this book interesting and useful. Despite being published in 1992, it remains (as of this writing) among the top 20,000 sellers on a popular book-selling site.
William Fischer worked for pharmaceutical companies in Germany. He later became a writer on natural healing methods and has traveled far to learn the healing methods that exist in different cultures.
In his book, How to Fight Cancer and Win, William doesn’t advise you to ignore your oncologist’s treatment plan. He does, however, give you plenty of information on how to supplement your fight against cancer. Flaxseed oil is part of that advice.
There is the very popular Essiac Tea that a nurse name Rene Caisse used to treat thousands of people with cancer. She received the formula from the Obijiway Indians. It consists of herbs that you can find at your local health food store.
Fighting cancer can be a tough battle to win. I have met two people who believe they have beaten their cancer through a powerful system called Falun Dafa. You can read more about these gentle but powerful exercises on the FalunDafa.org website.
You can download a book filled with stories of people that have overcome all kinds of illness here: clearwisdom.net/emh/download/publications/health_index.html
If you know of someone who has cancer, perhaps you should let him or her know about these resources. This article is for information purposes only. Nothing in this article is intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any health condition. If you have or suspect you have a health condition, contact your physician immediately. That is especially so for something like cancer.
Establishing Your Niche
Are you planning to create your own blog? The first thing you should consider before starting a blog is by selecting a particular niche. So, what is “niche” really means? Niche is a specific topic which should be the main focus of the blog. When you choose one, it should be about a specific field that you know you are good at – it might be about a specific sport, technology, might be about fashion, or politics, etc. If you want to gain a good reputation and sustain your readers, you need to supply great, valuable and sensible articles on your blog that will give a reason for your readers to stay longer and visit the blog regularly. Niche defines as your backbone that provides structure, balance and functioning for your blogs.
How to Increase your PR and SERP Through Blog Comments
After you have defined your niche, the next step will be, how to increase your Page Rank (PR) and Search Engine Results Page (SERP). This is not a job you can do overnight. It requires good tools, analysis and of course, compelling articles. If you’re a new blogger and search over the web in ways to increase your PR and SERP, you would probably come across about how to get backlinks from blog commenting. Somehow, it’s sort of true and in other ways it isn’t helpful at all.
Very often, bloggers believe that through blog comments you can gain yourself some organic and quality backlinks. If that would be the case, bloggers would’ve probably flooded other blogs with comments just to receive lots of backlinks. Imagining that, readers would probably see blogs more of an eyesore with many links attached to it than being readable. However, commenting can really be a great source of good links if properly done. To make backlinks from blog commenting useful, here are some tips to remember:
Come up with a good strategy in making blog comments
Most common mistakes with blog commenting is the belief that the more you comment, the more you receive backlinks. An effective commenting strategy for you to get backlinks is to comment on the same niche as with your blog and do it effectively. Make and work out a plan on how many blogs you will be commenting; which blogs it should be; and how much time you will put in.
Build a reputation
When you comment, do not think that you are only doing it because you wanted to receive backlinks.Aside from the receiving backlinks from commenting, you will also be able to benefit through comments by gaining recognitions from fellow bloggers and readers. Earn a reputation by getting new readers and receive new comments from the blog owners themselves through your comment with the niche related backlinks.
Engage in the discussion naturally
When you comment, do not simply put something that would just depict that you just dropped by and didn’t actually read the entire post. Make your blog comments as though how you want others to comment on your blog.
Know which blogs to comment
Comment on blogs in your same niche. Choose those blogs that allow using of keywords, represent high Page Rank (PR) and blogs with good contents so you’d be able to receive quality niche related backlinks.
Evaluate the results
Determine the return of your investments when you do blog commenting for backlinks. By that, it means that you should be able to know your priorities and you will be able to conclude where to comment most, to achieve more traffic from your niche related backlinks for every comment that you do.
The concept of Xbox and PS3 controller modding is pretty old even though it has gained popularity just over the last two years after the advent of the Xbox 360 and the PS3 consoles into the market. Typically, these controllers let you play the game the way you have always wanted it – the ultimate power. In FPS games, you can run faster, jump higher, perform actions quicker and finally, shoot at an exceptional rate even with normal weapons. Some mods give you the capacity to convert normal weapons to semi-automatics in the way they spit ammo at the enemy. Do these not give you an edge over your opponents in games?
Single player or vs. AI
People often come up with the question about whether use of PS3 controller mods is legal. Controller modding services can boldly say yes because not all services endorse these controllers for an online gameplay. They let the players play against their AI opponents with an efficiency that is usually many times more than their usual characters. Some services which offer Xbox 360 controller mods compare the use of a modding chip with the use of a muffler in automobiles – it just improves the efficiency of gameplay. We have established that they are not illegal. The next question that follows is whether the use of these controllers is cheating.
Cheat the system
Most games come with built-in cheat codes, or if we may take a bolder step, all games have cheat codes which let the player character do something out of the ordinary. They generally give an edge to the player over other AI opponents. The concept of custom modded controllers is very similar to cheat codes. Players who are looking for a different and non-linear gameplay tend to go in for controller mods which enable them to multiply their capacities. This enhances the spirit of playing and keeps them occupied for a longer time.
Some cheap modded Xbox 360 controllers can also come with a tilt mod that enhances the movement and tilt sensing capacity of the controller. For racing or tricking games, this can be used to perform neat tricks by just tilting the controller. Need for Speed, Blur and Skate are examples of some games that are compatible with this modded controller. These can cater to individual requirements therefore allowing the user to change the degree of sensitivity of the controller. Further the capacity to immediately switch between the tilt and stick controls increase the flexibility of the controller.
Discover the incredible weight loss benefits of venison, how to best prepare it and how much you should eat to get maximum benefit from venison – one of nature’s amazing fat burning foods.
Venison or game meat encompasses elk and moose as well as deer. While they are harder to find, caribou and antelope are also forms of venison.
Venison is hard to come by if you are not a hunter, but you might find it in a specialty market. If you have a hunter in the family, this could also be a source of venison. You may at least get to enjoy a meal or two featuring this meat that is both delicious and nutritious and great support for your fat burning regimen.
Deer meat has a deep, full flavor and a tender, yet supple, texture. Deer can be hunted wild, or they may be raised on a farm. The flavor of the meat depends upon the diet of the animal. A deer that has foraged will taste different than a domestic deer. In any case, deer meat has an awesome flavor.
Fat Burning Benefits of Venison
Venison is incredibly low fat. It is very low in saturated fat, and it is also low in calories.
A 3-ounce serving of venison has about 134 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 1 gram of saturated fat. A similar serving of elk meat will yield 124 calories and 2 fat grams – one of those saturated fat. Moose meat contains 114 calories and 1 gram fat, but not any saturated fats.
Here are the benefits you will derive from venison: It is a great source of vitamins B12, B2, B6, and niacin. It also contains the minerals: zinc, selenium, iron, phosphorous, and copper. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein.
Venison contains iron, which is a building block of hemoglobin. This is what makes it possible for your blood to transport oxygen from your lungs throughout your body. Additionally, hemoglobin is an essential part of the enzyme systems that regulate metabolism and the production of energy.
Venison contains B vitamins (that is, B12 and B6), which assist in keeping homocysteine levels from becoming unhealthily high.
Here are the dangers of high levels of homocysteine:
The worsening of diabetic heart disease or atherosclerosis.
Damage to blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
Osteoporosis and colon cancer may be prevented with the consumption of vitamin B12, which works to protect the colon against carcinogens.
Venison contains a good supply of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). This vitamin helps with promoting a steady supply of oxygen based energy to your body. This is especially useful for the heart and muscles of the body. The protein like antioxidant molecule known as glutathione must be recycled constantly. Riboflavin helps to protect this delicate molecule.
Venison contains niacin to combat the incidence of osteoporosis. It also produces starch in the liver and muscles that can converted into energy.
When you choose your venison (deer meat) try to find meat from younger deer. It should be dark with flesh that is finely grained and fat that is clean and white. Fat is the source of the real taste. Look at the recommended sell-by date to find fresh venison in stores. Venison can be purchased in the freezer section or as fresh meat.
You’ll need to trim any fat off the deer, elk, or moose before you grill or broil it.
Venison is very vulnerable and perishable, thus it is vital to place it in the coldest section of your fridge right away. When you plan to use it within a couple days, keep it in its wrapper to reduce handling. If you can’t use it right away, be sure to wrap it properly for the freezer (using aluminum foil or freezer paper) and freeze it promptly. It won’t spoil for a minimum of three to six months.
Exercise caution as you handle raw venison, being sure to rinse any utensils completely. When you marinate your venison, be sure to keep it in the refrigerator. If you leave it out, it is sure to spoil, as it is very heat sensitive. Frozen venison should be thawed out in the fridge.
One excellent way to enjoy venison is simply as a steak or on kabobs. You can also make venison jerky. It can be substituted for many other meats such as turkey or beef in stew or lasagna.
Here are some ways to enjoy elk meat: Chili, meat loaf, roast, stew, burgers, barbecue, or slow cooked in the crock pot.
Here are some ways to enjoy moose meat: Kabobs, hoagies, roast, meatballs, stroganoff, or stew.
Recommended Serving Size
A typical portion of venison is about 3 or 4 ounces per person.