Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hog Ride, Movie Reviews

One of the real pleasures in riding a motorcycle is that your degree of awareness is much more evident than any other road transportation.  Possibly the stagecoach offered as much but the last I checked there aren’t any stage coaches operating, so I really cannot compare the two.  So, as I ride up to Sturgis, SD to the largest motorcycle rally in the world, with nearly 500,000 riders I spend many hours in the saddle covering the round trip adventure of 2,000 miles.  Just getting out of Texas and then passing through 3 states to get to South Dakota makes this trip a great adventure.  While my intentions are not to create a boring travelog I would like to pass along something I noticed this time that I have not noticed on my previous trips to the North country.  I noticed a lot of bee hives and what stood out the most about them is that they were always sitting way off by themselves.  With more curosity building up on this than I would expect, I really never noticed any bees buzzing around the hives and they seemed deserted.  Of course I will agree I didn’t go real close to them for obvious reasons.  Then I started thinking well the popular cliche “busy as a bee”(one of 681 popular cliches) says it all, and these little buzzers are out doing their “birds and the bees” thing and they really have no time for interaction of socializing.  The next thing that comes to mind is the expression, “robbing the bee hive”(not considered a cliche for some reason) comes to mind.  My question is, are they really robbing these hives with the motive of “thievery” or is “harvesting” the honey called “robbing” because the hives are set so far away from anything else?  While I have not taken the time to contact a bee hive owner to answer this question of an inquiring mind, I probably will at some point and report my finding!  Now you know what is going on in the minds of serious moto riders, and why they have such serious looks on their face while riding!!  They are thinking!!  Imagine that!!

Movie Reviews:  

“The Bourne Legacy”, ****, This is a sequel to the first three “Bourne” and is a very well done movie.  The many worldly locations of the filming was amazing and the story, while complicated some of the time, was solid.  While Matt Damon, who was in all three of the first three is no longer featured, the new guy Jeremy Renner does a great job.  The basic story line is to determine what is happening and what is going to happen with some serious chemistry that has been experimented with on CIA type agents.  This stuff is powerful and makes the human body stronger, faster, smarter than the norm.  Exciting scenes and a great motorcycle chase scene. A sequel will follow for sure. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences. 

“The Dark Knight Rises”, ****,  Christian Bale plays Batman to perfection.  But the story starts with him in a seven year self imposed exile fromt he Batman mission.  He is reclusive and in poor health from all his previous Batman hero battles and has taken himself out of the “save Gotham City” mode.  It is a very long movie, but is worth seeing. Very well done.  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. 

“Hope Springs”, ****,  A very good movie staring Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep as husband and wife who love each other, but after 30 years find themselves in an obvious dull time of their lives.  So, they go to a marriage counseling boot camp in New England to find their marriage again.  While it has some humorous dialogue to it Jones and Streep are great together and very believalbe in these parts.  It is well done, enjoyable to watch and has a feel good ending.  Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality.  

“Total Recall”, *, Boring sci-fi remake of “Blade Runner”, orginally starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but now starring Colin Farrell. The acting is very good but it just has too much non-stop action that doesn’t always make sense.  Since I really do not like most sci-fi themes possibly I am being too harse on this, so go try it out for yourself.  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity and language.

“The Watch”, **, Brainless and profane throughout this adult movie finds some good actors Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughhan, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade forming a small neighborhood watch patrol.  While the motive was to watch after the citizens in the community against minor crime they discover that aliens are taking over the country.  This is completely silly and stupid, and not worth the Senior ticket, small popcorn and small coke that I invested in this.  Rated R for strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images. 

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



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