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I just finished watching "Recount" starring Kevin Spacey that the far-left has been promoting all week. To be honest, I was very surprised how the movie turned out. I figured it would be 90 minutes of red meat for the far-left crowd who still suffer sleepless nights thinking about how Bush "stole" the election in 2000.
Cosmetically the film turned out as I anticipated it would. Democrats were depicted as righteous crusaders who only wanted to do the right thing and make every vote count. Republicans on the other hand led by former Secretary of State James Baker were meant to be depicted... (more)
... but Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not disappoint. Sure, if you’ve seen enough of the teasers, you can put parts of the plot together and the ending is rather predictable, but at exactly two hours of running time, it’s a good escape. I did spot one anachronism in the movie: in the very last scene of the movie, there is an American flag hanging the corner of the room. The flag is a 50-star flag. Problematic because the movie is set in 1957 – two years before Alaska and Hawaii joined the union and three years before the last two stars were added. Also, the flag... (more)
Bay to Breakers is still one of my favorite things about San Francisco. It is a celebration of life and the all around good nature of the bay.
For those who don't know - Bay to Breakers is a race that starts at the Embarcadero (the bay) spans the length of the city and goes through Golden Gate Park to end at the beach (the breakers). The race is only seven miles and the runners in the front usually finish it within a half-an-hour.
But behind the runners are thousands of people in cosutmes, drinking, singing, dancing and having what can only be described as a chaotic good... (more)
...ASSASSINATION TANGO is all about. It’s got Old Time Tough gangsters, hit men and political intrigue. It’s also got beautiful women and handsome men in Buenos Aires dancing the tango. A lot. Which I suppose leads to the question is ASSASSINATION TANGO a crime thriller or a dance movie? It’s both and it’s neither. It manages to serve up generous helpings of both while also being a character study as well. How well Robert Duvall as writer, director and star of this movie pulls it off is entirely up to each individual.
John J. Anderson... (more)
When Robert Mitchum climbed behind the wheel of a 1950 Ford whiskey tanker to make the movie THUNDER ROAD, moonshine had already been a major mountain industry and for some, a family tradition for two centuries. Boys from the hills of Tennessee, the Carolinas and Georgia stampeded the back roads in "souped up" tanker cars, hauling their product to thirsty markets all over the South. Wild, hard driving delivery boys with a need for speed, they drove like they were being pursued by the devil himself. The way they saw it, they were. Revenuers were common but seldom successful opponents.... (more)
I hate when reality comes knocking on my noggin.
I really had hopes that this summer’s movies would catapult into my soul those wonderful feelings of going to the cinema and losing myself in kodachromatic escapist fantasies spoon fed to me from the silver screen. Alas, I feel now that I am chasing a long lost childhood memory that fades a little more each year that passes since Star Wars first hit the screen.
Seriously, I don’t believe I am asking for too much.
I just want a great story with eye-popping special effects, loveable characters, and for... (more)
You look to the horizonas the sun rises earlier this time of the year. You know the long hot lazy days of summer are around the corner and you yawn because a slew of overcharged superhero movies have invaded the cinema again.
Didn’t we do this last year? You say, in the summer of disappointments.
You remember having hopes.
Wasn’t Spiderman 3 supposed to be good? Weren’t you waiting to find out the truth about Captain Jack Sparrow? Didn’t you wait in anticipation for that silver streak to pass overhead and alight childhood memories of doom-bringing... (more)
...private planes. Let a team of superheroes live in his mansion and even bankrolled their operation. All that and he had the world’s most powerful weapon: a suit of hi-tech armor that turned Tony Stark into the greatest fighting machine on the face of the Earth: IRON MAN. Watching the movie yesterday brought back a whole lot of feelings for why I fell in love with the character years ago. And a lot of that has to do with the outstanding performance of Robert Downey, Jr. the direction of Jon Favreau and the excellent screenplay. Everybody involved with this movie obviously took ... (more)
... it once. To end a call you tap it once. To reject a call you hold the button. To redial the last call you hold the button. I’ve got that I tap the button for just about everything. So how does this headset know what kind of tap it is?
Do you remember that scene from the James Bond movie, Golden Eye? One of James Bonds gadgets was a pen that was a bomb. One click activated the bomb and the next click deactivated the bomb and so on. In one scene from the movie, James Bond’s nemesis has the pen and is clicking it, not knowing that it isn’t a normal pen. James Bond... (more)
...of the modern world, think again. It was during Prohibition that members of organized crime also made huge profits from the sale of refined cocaine and heroin by participating in, and perfecting the art of international drug trafficking. The French Connection wasn’t just a Gene Hackman movie.The reality of such a syndicate was made possible by the money they generated from the sale of illegal alcohol. Decades before Rock & Roll, long hair, and the “Woodstock Generation” there was a drug problem in the U.S. and in its wake, our elected officials have been trying to... (more)