Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Giants, Padres, and Rockies, Oh My!

It's that time of year again....3 weeks left of baseball and the NL West is neck and neck. I love it. Well, let's not get confused, I would love if the Giants were up by 10 games or more, but I have to admit, this is exciting. Just a few short weeks ago the Giants were 5 games back from the Padres, and the Rockies weren't even remotely close. We all figured their season was done. However, with a run by the Giants, and taking 3 out of 4 against SD, the Giants are now tied for the NL West with the Fathers from down south. The Rockies have come out of nowhere and are only 2.5 games back. It's amazing this division is so close toward the end.

The Giants have a few tough games in front of them, playing the rivaled Dodgers this week, then heading out on a road trip for the next few series. However, they return home to finish up the season against Arizona, which should give us a nice winning streak heading into our final series against none other, but the San Diego Padres. We can only hope they are neck and neck going into the final series, because that will be some amazing baseball to watch. With a sweep by the Giants it will be nice to see them hit the post season this year.

So GO GIANTS! And this is what I love about baseball, a season that lasts 162 games over 7 months comes down to the last few weeks. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Resident Evil

Is anybody else just a little excited for the new Resident Evil movie? I mean, they're not great movies, but I've enjoyed the first 3, and I'm kind of looking forward to the 4th. The first is definitely the best, in all aspects, but the others have been enjoyable. I'm a little worried about #4 though since one of their advertising statements is that "every shot was meant for 3D" which means there's going to be tons of stuff flying at the camera, which is dumb. I'm all for 3D movies, but don't make it intentionally coming out at you. It just seems like they're trying to hard, and I'm not a big fan of that. So I don't know if I'm going to see the movie in the theaters or not, but definitely when it's out on dvd.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Actors and Their Movies

Do you think actors ever watch their own movies for fun? I was thinking about this the other day, thinking if, for example, Arnold was just thinking, "I haven't seen Terminator 2 in a long time, that's a sweet movie, let's watch it," and then proceeds to sit down and watch it. Do you think this ever happens?

I'm assuming right away, meaning after they finish making the movie, they don't just watch it for fun. Other than the premiers and stuff. But not for fun because they're probably tired of working it and dealing with it for so long. But then time goes by, and you'd think people would want to watch those movies, like Tom Cruise and Top Gun, I mean basically you can pick any actor with one of their movies, I'm just curious about this.

Same thing goes with musicians. You think Billy Joel ever just sits around listening to The Longest Time? Or the Black Eyed Peas rocking out to one of their songs when they're out on the town?

Just some things I've been thinking about...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Expendables Review

Alright, I'm not going to go into super detail about the movie, I am just going to say that it was AWESOME! It was exactly what I was expecting. The fight scenes were sweet, death scenes were cool, you really couldn't ask for a better film considering all the actors were in the same movie.

My favorite scene was probably the scene with Sly, Arnold, and Bruce. Mostly because I know they are all really good friends and they probably had so much fun making this movie. But most importantly, you could tell there were some inside jokes going on, and I like that stuff. Also, Bruce had one of the best lines I've ever heard, followed by an awesome laugh. It was classic.

We talked for awhile last night about which death scene was out favorite, and there were multiple that people chose. I'm not going to detail them here, but just to say that it gave us at least 20 minutes of talking just about which scene was our favorite, shows that there were a lot and there was some really cool killing in this movie.

The one and only complaint I have is that there are at least three people that should have been in it; Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Steven Seagal. I heard Seagal and Van Damme actually refused, which was idiotic since this was the best movie ever, but I'm not so sure about Chuck Norris being asked or not, I haven't heard anything. Below you'll also find my list of honorable mentions that easily could have been in the movie, and hopefully will be a part of the sequel, if they make it.

All in all though the movie was just plain old awesome. My 12 year old self came out last night and just loved it. I definitely recommend this movie.

Honorable Mentions:
Chuck Norris
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Steven Seagal
Mel Gibson
Wesley Snipes
Michael Beihn
Kurt Russel
Val Kilmer
The Rock

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Transformers 3

Alright, I know it is way too early to be talking about Transformers 3, since it's still filming right now and doesn't even come out until next summer. BUT, I just watched the 2nd one the other day and had a couple thoughts about the next. Here they are:

1) Grimlock - one of the best and most beloved transformers from the original cartoon (where this all started) and he wasn't in the first or second movie because, at least from what I heard, the director didn't think it would work having him as a T-Rex. Well....first off, in the cartoon it worked, he walked around and kept up with everybody, so no big deal there. Secondly, he, and all the other transformers for that matter, could fly if they needed to, so you could always bring that in. Lastly, and most importantly, he doesn't even have to stay as a T-Rex. I'm sure some people would be mad, but I'm a pretty huge fan of Grimlock and still ok with this scenario, is that he comes to Earth in the 3rd one, lands near a museum, copies a T-Rex and that's what he is, but then soon after Optimus, or Bumblebee, or somebody else makes fun of how he's a prehistoric dinosaur, so he changes into something else. Just like Megatron changed from the first movie (plane) to the second movie (tank). It wouldn't be hard. Plus, the best part about Grimlock is how he talks and how cool he is. I don't think it would be hard to pull this off.

2) Megan Fox and her replacement - Yes, they are both hot, that's the entire idea of all this. I get it, and I'm not saying they are unattractive, obviously they're not. I do have to say though, is that I could care less about having a hot girl in a transformer movie. Let alone any people at all. In the cartoon, there were only 2 humans that were constantly around, Spike and his son Daniel. There were random humans, since they were on Earth, but those were the only two hanging around the autobots. Why can't they just not have real people in the movie and make it a robot war? I don't mind Capt. Lennox's role (Josh Duhamel) because he leads a team of soldiers that helps out, he's not getting into stupid drama crap with his girlfriend (or family) that doesn't make any sense in a movie about a robot war. I want you to hear it here first, I could honestly care less if there's a hot chick (or humans at all) in this movie.
*On a side note, Thomas told me a good theory about Megan's replacement, and about how he's kind of a like a slap in the face to Megan. Apparently Megan and the director didn't get along well, and they didn't like working together, so the director just said fine, and went and got somebody else to replace her. The best part is he picked somebody with zero acting experience. Basically stating that this role doesn't require acting at all, it only requires you to be attractive. I like this move.

I think that's it for now. I'm sure I will enjoy the movie just like I did the last two, but these are just my thoughts. And don't get me wrong, I love the movies, I think they're both very entertaining, just thought I'd share this while it was on my mind.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Expendables

I don't know about you, but I'm super excited to see this movie. I know what people think of it, but I don't care. All of these guys in the same movie is going to be amazing. I just wish two things: 1) Bruce and Arnold were in it more than just one scene (so I've heard) and 2) rumor has it Stallone also asked Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Steven Seagal to be in it as well, I really wish they had agreed.

I honestly can't think of another action star besides these guys that belongs in this movie. So although they aren't in it, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it, the movie should be amazing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Posing in Pictures

Why do girls make the peace sign so much in pictures? I don't mean to be picking on girls, I just never see guys doing this. And I'm all for peace, don't get me wrong, it just seems like it's a "party pose" or something. I just don't get it....