Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eight Weeks is UP, Movie Reviews

Today marks the magical 8th week since the infamous bicycle crash that I was involved in on FM 40, Lubbock, County. The 8th week is significant since I can officially start running now and get this body back in competition shape. Since I am entered in a sprint triathlon in Midland, TX on July 30 and another one the next day in Odessa, I must get the gears to grinding. For the past 3 weeks I have been able to crank the legs into good cycling shape and the swimming is also coming around. Now to pound the pavement a little and see what happens. I did attempt a little fast walk stuff last week and the legs were more like grape jelly, but I know they will come around after a few good runs. My coach says to take it easy and ease into it and that is what I will do.

Movie Reviews: As you will see the movie reviews involved some real bad movies, but it is my duty to report the good, bad and ugly and that is what I have done here. While I never pay much attention to our local critic I do compare my ratings with his just for fun. We do agree at times but for the most part we do not. My eyeballs see something a little different than his, but that is a good thing since the two different view points assist the potential viewer in making their decision on which movie to go see.

“Bad Teacher”, *, This is really a bad movie and wastes the acting talents of Cameron Diaz. Not much of a story here and no saving grace what so ever. The title of the movie describes it very well, go see at your own risk. Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.

“Horrible Bosses”, *, This is really a horrible movie and like Bad Teacher really wastes some good acting talent(Jason Bateman for one). A boring story and presentation of three guys who hate their bosses, so they decide to kill them. They go out and hire a hit man, etc., and it just goes down hill from there. Rated R for crude and sexual content pervasive language and some drug material.

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, ****, While I do not like the transformer movies or any sci-fi actually, I must give this a four star(but only for those that like transformer movies) rating because it is well done and has lots of action. I still don’t get how a mechanical robot machine bleeds and has emotions. What I have found is that the followers of these movies are just a devout as the Harry Potter, and Superman followers. Now you know how I feel!! Rated PG-13 for intense prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuedo(wow, after all that guess you better run out and buy a ticket).

“Larry Crowne”, ****, This is one that I really disagreed with the local guy on. This is a very good movie that has that feel bad, feel good feeling and with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. They do have some chemistry and act well together. Tom plays the part of devoted employee of U-Mart who finds himself fired because he doesn’t have a college degree. While he is totally smashed by the firing he also makes new friends and enrolls in the local community college. Julia Roberts plays the part of a professor in the college and is going through some bad times in her marriage and life in general. What a perfect setting for these two characters to meet and carry the story forward to feel good status. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content.

EA, SH........:),



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