Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Small Town Stuff, Movie Reviews

You know when you are living in a small town when the daily news release headlines says, “MOSQUITO SPRAYING ALL DAY SATURDAY!”  Other little tidbits also reveal you are in a small town went he city limit sign has to count the many wild varmints(coyotes, deer, raccoons, foxes, snakes, vultures) to add up to 1,000.  Other signs:  no school system, no post office, no main street, one police officer with only one bullet in right reast pocket(even Barney had two in Mayberry), July 4th parade with riding lawnmowers as the float vehicles, also when there has only been one traffic violation ticket issued in 10 years(and I got it!), a pancake cookout every July 4th.  The other neat sign is when you see teen agers actually walking to the swimming pool or carrying fishing poles to fish out of the enormous Ransom Canyon lake.  Life in the small town is especially neat when you just have to drive 11 miles to get to the big city of Lubbock with lots of people, freeways, chain stores, bars, and plenty of speed traps to the auto driving law breakers.  Thank the Lord for some silly smallness left on the planet!!

Movie Reviews: 

“Red 2”, ****, Retired ops CIA agent Frank Moses(Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of operatives-including characters portrayed by John Malkovich and Helen Mirren-for a global quest to tract down a missing portable nuclear device.  Enough said to stir your interest in seeing this very good movie.  Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Byung Hun-Lee, and Catherine Zeta Jones really add some star power to this story line.  Rated:  PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material.  

“R.I.P.D.”, *, Really not worth a star but gave it that since Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds starred in this sci-fi farce.  Not even worth telling the story line or plot.  Go at your own risk and with my warning, NOT WORTH A DAMN!!  Rated PG-13 for violence, scifi/fantasy action, some sensuality and language, including sex references(this rating was designed to draw you into a bad movie!!)

“2 Guns”, *****, Another five star for the year(only two so far), starring Mark Walberg and Denzel Washington both playing undercover federal agents.  One for the DEA(Washington) and the other for the Navy Intelligence(Walberg).  A complicated plot that in the end is designed to bring down the bad guys(drug dealers) and confiscate $43million from the drug cartels.  Lots of action with great chemistry between Walberg and Washington.  Rated R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity(Washington always gets the woman, with sex scenes, Costner use to get to do this!). 

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



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