PZPC Network Welcomes CineMinutiae Podcast!

A weekly podcast about the finer points of cinema, CineMinutiae (Sin-a-Men-OO-Sha) hopes to relate the the details you may have missed when you casually watched that last flick. Whether its high-art films, like Tree Of Life, or action flicks like X-Men: First Class you’ll get the same level of fine tooth combing. When you’re done listening to what we have to say about a movie, you’re going to want to see it again. Unless its a bad movie and we suggest you never watch it at all…

Featuring two familiar voices from the Pop Zombie podcast (Quality Jones & BigBrain) along with a new addition (LeFleur) and the occasional guest host, you’ll be sure to get a wide range of opinions on a wide range of cinema.

We never overlook the minutiae of cinema!

CineMinutiae 102: The Tree of Life

After a visit to the historic Tampa Theater, we give a full analysis of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. LeFleur, Dean James, BigBrain and Quality Jones all express their overwhelmingly positive impression of this film while firefighters play bagpipes and homeless people request a small bit of change. Don’t miss it!

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Clarence Clemons is Dead at 69

“His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years,” Springsteen said in a statement posted on the band’s website. “He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.” -Bruce Springsteen CNN.com

Weiner Pulls Out!!

Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office Thursday, saying, “Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created” has made it “impossible” to continue his work in Congress.

Weiner apologized “for the personal mistakes I have made and for the embarrassment I have caused” to his neighbors, his constituents, and his wife. Some House colleagues from New York had offered their farewells to Weiner even before he met the news media on Thursday afternoon. “There is life after Congress for Anthony Weiner and I hope he devotes himself to repairing the damage he caused to his personal life,” said Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, who attended the congressman’s wedding last year to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Republican Rep. Peter King, who once engaged in a shouting match with Weiner on the House floor, said Weiner had to resign because he would now be ineffective in Congress.
King called Weiner “talented” and said: “I always felt he was so ambitious, so driven to succeed, that apart from morality or anything else, that he would never leave himself so exposed, as he’s done, so literally.” -CNN

June 28th – New DLC for Call of Duty Black Ops

You heard it hear fourth!

Activision has officially announced the third Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack, to the surprise of everyone who wasn’t online yesterday. The “Annihilation” pack, out June 28 on Xbox 360, and a contractually appropriate time later on PC and PS3, adds four new multiplayer maps: Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo, and Hazard, along with the requisite Zombies map, “Shangri-La.”

Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia called “Shangri-La” an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.” It goes without saying that it’s also filled with zombies. – Joystiq.com

PRESS RELEASE:

CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS ANNIHILATION CONTENT PACK COMING FIRST TO XBOX LIVE® JUNE 28

New Content Pack for Global Phenomenon Call of Duty: Black Ops To Hit in 12 Days

Santa Monica, CA – June 16, 2011 – Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the best selling game ever on the Xbox 360, is ready to blow fans away with the worldwide release of its third content pack on June 28th,: Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation. Black Ops continues to draw millions of gamers online globally, logging billions of gameplay hours since its launch in November. Fueled by the breakthrough First Strike and Escalation content packs, the blockbuster title is also already the highest selling add-on content in Xbox LIVE history, according to Microsoft. In fact, more gamers play Call of Duty on Xbox LIVE than on any other platform. The newest offering, Annihilation, will launch first on Xbox LIVE and features four new multiplayer maps and a Zombie experience that’s sure to keep gamers coming back for more.

“With Annihilation, Black Ops fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard,” said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters.”

Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For additional Call of Duty® updates, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @Treyarch.

Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation, Treyarch will host a Double XP weekend beginning Friday, July 1st.