Archive for the ‘movies’ Category

I hate it when sweat drips from my chin just for walking

September 25, 2007

I swear sometimes I wonder if I should be paying someone for a sauna treatment, just without the humidity.

 I grabbed some San Benedetto, green tea and chugged one down, threw the other in the refrigerator.  I wish these Italian teas were sold in stores in the United States, instead of importing it from some mail order on-line site.  Maybe its just the real sugar, it makes the taste much more crisp and clean unlike the frustose syrup that is used in the US.

I ordered a new account with FNBO, which is offering an better rate then HSBC and I already have access to the account, something I still do not have with HSBC.

Almost finished the BBC Earth series, recently started reading the book, The Well-Educated Mind. Its mostly common sense, explains how to read and absorb information you read.  I have noticed that as I have gotten more specialized, I have frogetton so many basic things I used to know.

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More movies

July 25, 2007

Watched Die Hard III and Knocked Up this week.

Die Hard was neutered, the whole shut down the system thing I can understand.. but the stuff that no one in the entire city has the basic driving skills processed by a drunk blind man in Iraq (which has no driving tests or laws) I find hard to believe.  We can forgo the scenes of people driving 90 MPH though intersections and tunnels with no lights, at least make me believe something is possible.  I mean.. ok traffic is jammed…lets go though the tunnel.. wow all lanes are open… lets drive real fast… o the lights went out and I see cars coming at me… lets turn on the headlights and try to make it though.  Most likely if the system shut down people would go home (happened a few years ago) by bike, car, bus, walking and wait it out. Some people would go crazy and try to loot stuff and get arrested  but after a day or two that part would be over.

Knocked Up on the other hand made me laugh, I mean really laugh, that kind of laugh where you forget your doing it till everyone around you stops to look at you. It made some valid points about the sexes without all the romantic bullshit that finds it’s way in many movies and stayed a comedy. It was still a romantic comedy but it avoided all the stuff that made it hard to believe, other then the point she kept the kid. I found that the hard part to believe in that movie, they did mention abortion though.

Magazines in the mail

July 20, 2007

I was surprised when I recieved some forwarded mail yesterday. It was a Men’s Journal magazine with my name on the mailing label.  I am rather sure I have not signed up for a magazine subscription by opting in somewhere online, like they always asked me when I used to go to Best Buy. So where did this magazine come from? Nice person gave me a subscription, technical error, or will I suddenly see a charge to my credit card or a bill in the mail for the magazine. Otherwise, its a rather decent read, considering I sometimes read the labels on hand sanitizer. I did do this after I read about a child that got drunk eating the stuff;)

I also got in my order from Amazon for the Planet Earth series from the BBC, I will start watching it tonight. Watching Battlestar Galactica is getting annoying… never watched it on TV just the ripped versions  over here.  It has four shows grip you and make you want to see what happens next then all the sudden you get one or two shows that serve no purpose. That seems to be a recurring example the series sets.

Watched the movie Layer Cake yesterday, its a British film and rather good, this one I will most likely buy on DVD.

Movies and shaving

July 18, 2007

Got to love bootleg movies in Iraq, so far I have seen Transformers and the new Harry Potter within the last week. Now, granted most of them tend to be filmed by a guy with a handycam in some asian theater. Not sure, why the movie industry targets people in the US.  If you want to stop pirates they need focus on Asia.  Most of the rips in the US are from DVD’s, but all the handycam or “company” copies that get released early seem to be from Asia.  The asian subtitles are a dead give away on the handycams.

Anyway, Transformer was ok, not sure why the studies try to add everything to a movie, was it an action movie? romance? kiddy film? I honestly do not know, seemed like it wanted to have violence but also a love story and appeal to older people and young kids all at the same time. I would not rent it.

On the opposite the Harry Potter was so so, the kid actors are growing up and I look forward to what roles they will play post “Potter”, the movie was darker but still basic idea.. evil guy is coming back.. looks like its the end.. evil guy loses to come back again..  its a too often repeated story and I will most likely buy the DVD just for the imagery not so much the story.

In other news, I can now shave myself with a safety razor with cutting myself! It really is a much closer shave; however the downside is that it takes me about 15 -20 mins to shave now from starting the process to finish.