Posted on May 22, 2009 by yojoe
Having seen The Terminator in the theater as a preteen and believing Terminator 2: Judgment Day to be the finest Sci-Fi action movie off all time, it is unnerving to hear that Terminator Salvation is getting such poor reviews.
Anyone who has seen the latest Terminator, it would be great if you gave your reactions. It is sad to think such a great franchise would have a poor showing.
Maybe we should remove Schwartzenegger from Gov of CA and have him reinvent his classic role.
yojoe (in “I’ll be back” mode) out
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Posted on November 25, 2008 by yojoe
Now, let’s go get those Vietcongs!
– Tugg Speedman
Tropic Thunder is the story of a group of actors making a Vietnam War movie. The story is told in a mocumentry style, think This Is Spinal Tap. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and has a cameo role played by Tom Cruise.
The movie is the story of the filming of the memoir of a Vietnam veteran, John “Four Leaf” Tayback. When the filming runs into some trouble, the director decides to film the movie guerrilla style. The director turns the actors lose in the jungle, where they encounter a heroine gang.
The movie plays on a number of Hollywood stereotypes.
- Tugg Speedman (Stiller) – action-movie star who thinks he is a better actor than he is.
- Jeff Portnoy (Black) – comedy actor famous for his fart movies, who is addicted to heroine.
- Kirk Lazarus (Downey) – multiple Academy Award winner, who undergoes surgery to portrays a black sergeant.
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Posted on January 15, 2008 by yojoe
The clear and the cream may help Jason Giambi go yard or Shawne Merriman stop the run, but can these substances help 50 Cent spit mad rhymes or Mary J. Blige warble? Evidently steroids are hip hop performance enhancers.
An ongoing steroid probe in New York a number of stars are involved, including Mary J. Blige, 50 cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland, and Tyler Perry. According to the Albany County DA’s office, and unnamed law-enforcement officials,
the stars may have obtained performance-enhancing drugs from doctors, pharmacists and clinics under investigation by Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares. The newspaper cited medical records and testimony from several unidentified witnesses stating that Blige, Fiddy and others, in a bid to appear young and fit, received shipments of prescribed human growth hormone at hotels, production studios, health clubs and private residences, even sometimes using fictitious names.
Apparently singing takes more strength then previously thought. Or, we may see MJB as a DH for the Red Sox in the 2008 season. We can now expect Timbaland to do a Clemens-like interview with Mike Wallace, wherein he refused to submit to a lie detector test because “some say they’er good. Some say they’re not.” Continue reading
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Posted on September 9, 2007 by yojoe
Ken Burns, the documentarian who brought us The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, brings to life the stories of the Second World War. The War will begin on PBS on 23 September 2007. The documentary tells the story of World War II using personal accounts from the men and women who were there,
Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy.
During the documentary there are four uses of profanity used by former American soldiers being interviewed about their experiences in World War II. The common military acronyms FUBAR and SNAFU are explained, each of which include profanity. The other two uses of profanity are uttered during descriptions of combat experiences. Continue reading
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Posted on September 7, 2007 by yojoe
Posted on September 2, 2007 by yojoe
Blades of Glory is the story of Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElory, two male figure skaters who are banned from individual competition, but are return to competition as a male-male figure-skating pair. Michaels is played by Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Old School) and MacElroy is played by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
The movie is not as good as some of Ferrell’s earlier films, but overall it is funny and worth watching.The DVD has a decent number of extras, including deleted scenes and interviews.
The opposing skating pair are a brother-and-sister team played by Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. The real-life couple Poehler (SNL, Upright Citizens Brigade) and Arnett (Arrested Development) also have a very funny extra Continue reading
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Posted on September 2, 2007 by yojoe
This is an update of an earlier post and gives more information about Heath Ledger playing the Joker in Summer 2008.
The film draws from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. In The Dark Knight, Batman joins Jim Gordon and Harvey dent to fight orginized crime in the streets of Gotham. The partnership, however, pleads to the rise of a new criminal known as “The Joker.” The film will be directed by Christopher Nolan, who directed Batman Begins in 2005.
Filming is ongoing, including explosions, for The Dark Knight. If The Dark Knight is anything like Batman Begins, it will confirm that the Batman franchise is here to stay.
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