Following the disastrous events in 2013's 'The Purge' which saw a home security salesman murdered in his so-called fortress of a family home, that time of year has come round again and, for another couple, things are going to get even grislier. The pair are cutting it fine as they drive home in the evening ahead of the 12 hour annual Purge, a period in which all crimes become legal (including theft, rape and murder) and emergency services are momentarily stopped. They are confident they can get home in time to lock themselves away once again. until their car unexpectedly breaks down. The sirens blare signalling the beginning of the Purge and the couple find themselves running for lives as some masked Purgers on motorcycles chase them down. Across the rest of the city, total anarchy ensues as the country gets caught up in a patriotic, bloodthirsty fever.
'The Purge: Anarchy' is the grim sequel to 2013 horror 'The Purge' which sees the return of director and screenwriter James DeMonaco ('Little New York'). It's a dystopian thriller about the lengths governments may go to solve national issues (such as population control) and it is set to be released this summer on June 20th 2014.
Following the destructive effects of Hurricane Sandy on the coastlines of New York and New Jersey, MTV launched a new show 'Restore the Shore' featuring the cast of 'Jersey Shore' witnessing the devastation of the reality show set.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi was on the verge of tears as she was flown over the wreckage of Seaside Heights in a helicopter for the show, feeling deep regret for all that was lost of her reality show life. Pauly D and other members of the show also struggled to contain their shock. 'I'm looking at it and I still can't believe it's real', Pauly said when he visited the boardwalk. 'Now here is something that we've partied on, walked on, danced on, did everything on, it's just a happy place, and to see it gone, it's like dead silence.'
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino was noticeably missing from the rather miserable reunion, but Vinny Guadagnino took the time to talk to those who had lost their homes and lives due to the effects of the storm. 'Honestly, Sway, seeing and talking to those people, I didn't know how to react to somebody who just lost everything', he said to the 'Restore the Shore' hosts Sway Calloway and Amy Paffrath. 'Grown people, grown men crying right next to me, and what can you say to somebody who just lost their entire life?'
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.