Friday, December 11, 2009

When "Gladiator" Meets Chanukkah (VIDEOS)

chanukkah hanukkah and upennTonight is the first night of Channukah, or Hanukkah if you prefer.

To celebrate, check out what the short film risk-y filmmaker Jason Merrin (C'13) created in honor of this first night.

After the jump, watch the real Gladiator action starting at minute 1:33! ( check out some other holiday viral video sensations!)

Happy Hannukkah/Chanukkah everyone!

Penn Girl Rides Bull (VIDEO)

UPenn bullriding

With a title like that, you know you want to know what's up.

Well, to close my Games and Movies Week, I thought I'd treat you to another fun game/activity caught on video: a Penn girl riding a mechanical bull in New Orleans.

What Happens When You Put the "Price is Right" Announcer and Lou Ferrigno In a Room? (GREAT VIDEO!)

Price is Right and UPenn
For my "Games and Movies" series I've got a GREAT video (edited by DT favorite Matt Johnson (C'99, Mask and Wig)) based on the ultimate game(show), "The Price is Right".

Specifically, based on the show's announcer.

In this video, "Price Is Right" announcer Rich Fields trains hard with coach Lou Ferrigno, aka "The Hulk", to become the greatest announcer of all time. As a result, he can't turn it off, and drives his wife crazy!

...Speaking of gameshows, remember my post on THIS Penn alum on "Jeopardy"?


Thursday, December 10, 2009

They Brought a Popular Video Game to Life On Locust Walk! (MUST-SEE VIDEO)

Mario Kart Race and UPenn
Of all the crazy things those wacky undergrads do on Locust Walk, this one takes the cake.  ...And whatever grocery items these guys are able to fit into their cart.

For my Games and Movies series, check out another video gem I've been holding onto for quite some time.

It's the video game "Mario Kart Race" brought to life on Locust Walk! (see below!)

More Locust Walk shenanigans HERE


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let Your Inner Child Soar With This Childhood Favorite (VIDEO)

UPenn Games and MoviesThe other day for my Games and Movies series I showed you a video of an intense game of Risk condensed into one minute of video.

Today, I bring you back to your childhood with a video of another childhood game/activity...

His Musical Interpretation of The Godfather (VIDEO)

The Godfather and UPenn

As part of our Games and Movies series, I've got an entertaining musical interpretation of a classic film for you.

Tom DiMenna (C' 02, Quarterback for Varsity Football Team, Music Reporter for XPN Radio) has turned "The Godfather" into a musical!  Written and performed by Tom, "Ode to Fredo" (video below) dares to imagine the last minutes of Fredo Corleone's life...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Bet You Never Played THIS Game In Under a Minute (VIDEO)

Risk Boardgame

Yesterday, I began Games and Movies Week with some news of People's Choice Award nominations for some of our alumni's films.

Today, it's game time!

Monday, December 7, 2009

She's Going to Be (30) Rocking Alec Baldwin's World...

30 RockElizabeth Banks (C'96) is sure making her way around to all the popular TV shows this season.

Just a few weeks ago Liz appeared on ABC's "Modern Family" and now she's about to grace "30 Rock" with her presence in at least four episodes.

According to, she will be playing Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin's) love interest. Her sense of humor can definitely fit well into that show!

Looks like Liz is on the road to getting her own series one day...

More of DT's Liz Banks posts HERE


Their Films Are Up For People's Choice Awards and They Need Your Vote!

UPenn and People's Choice AwardsTo kick off our Games and Movies Week, I've got news that two of our alumni's movies are up for People's Choice Awards and they need your votes (voting ends tomorrow, 12/8)!

It's "Games and Movies" Week on DT!

UPenn Games and MoviesAs we all get more and more immersed in the holiday season, I thought I'd wrap up the year with a grab-bag of goodness this week with my new series, "Games and Movies".

Check back this week to coverage on Penn alumni and undergrad news and unique film spins on some
  • Classic Hollywood films and TV shows
  • Sports
  • Board games and
  • Video games
(just wait til you see the videos I've got this week!)

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