Saturday, January 18, 2014

Little Walnut, Brain Movie Reviews

It seems as though every time I go to the mail box there is another mail out concerning the  prostate gland or the brain.  What one has to do with the other is beyond me, but I do know they are hot subjects.  The prostate(little walnut) is popular now because it basically came out of the closet of silence since only men have them, and they weren’t exactly keen about talking about this little critter until now.  Well why not make it a hot subject since the minute the urologist withdraws his 3”x 7” index finger the fun begins.  Maybe in the next edition I will cover some of the gritty details, but now I want to move to the brain.  It is funny how much different the doctors are in each specialty.  Here we have a person(usually male) who likes to check things out from the rear side to the neurologist who checks out the brain waves that makes us do what we do or don’t do.  But I do know I have much more experience with the urologist than the brain docs.  Does that mean I have more prostate than brain, well possibly but thankfully I have only had to visit the brain guy one time.  While it is common to have an enlarged prostate at age 70 I am convinced that the brain shrinks by the time we are 70.  It seems so unfair since we really need all the brain power we can get just to move through the day.  In addition to receiving literature that tells me how to shrink my prostate, have better sex and more importantly have a smooth urine flow, I also get tons of mail about exercising and saving the brain.  There seems to be thousands of lists from 1-10, or things to do to preserve the brain and improve its’ functions.  The other day I saw a magazine that told how to keep your brain active and healthy.  It said that going to movies was very healthy and reduced stress, since you go into a darkened movie house with elevated comfort seats and enjoy the entertainment of a great movie.  Of course it didn’t cover what happens to the nervous system when you see gory blood slinging gangster or horror movies.  At any rate, possibly I have touched on two hot subjects and now I would like to cover my current movie adventures:

Movie Reviews:

“Lone Survivor”, ***, This movie was about a failed, or botched, mission in Afghanistan.  The mission was to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.  Cast includes always tough Mark Wahlberg as the lone survivor.  The story was true and the movie was well done but the reality is that millions were actually spent, many lives were lost, and the mission was not accomplished.  What made the lone survivor a hero of sorts was that he just happened to be the only one that survived, and that was by luck.  BUT, a multi-million dollar movie was made about it.  Go see with the understanding that you will almost bleed with the actors and feel the pain.  Rated R for strong BLOODY war violence and pervasive language.

“Anchorman 2:  The Legend Continues”, **, With the ‘70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy(Will Ferrell) returns to take New York’s first 24 hour news channel by storm.  Cast also includes Kristen Wilg, Jim Carrey, Paul Rudd, Llam Neeson, Steve Carell and Kirsten Dunst.  Some stupid humor but worth a discounted ticket.  Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence. 

“Grudge Match”, *, Well I have seen it all now.  A pair of aging retired boxing rivals( played by Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro) are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout 30 years after their last match.  Since they are both supposed to be over 60 this was about as stupid as they come.  Two guys this age hitting each other in the head was almost too painful to watch and unbelievable that they could last 10 rounds.  These guys are good actors and normally enjoyable to watch on the screen but this was too much to bear.  Hopefully they will hang them up for good and play some good parts. Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language.  

“Homefront”, ***, This is an action packed movie about a former DEA agent who movies his family(young daughter, no wife) to a quiet town in Louisiana.  While he tries to be quiet, reserved and cool he just seems to bring out the worst in the local red neck bull headed southern men who want to challenge his manhood.  He soon tangles with a local meth druglord and the action begins.  James Franco, Jason Statham and Winona Ryder do a great job and the young lady who plays his daughter is also very good.  Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief sexuality.  

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



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