Blade (****)

I watched Blade again for the 2o0-th or so time. This being not only one of the first movies I watched and owened on DVD but also a movie that combines my favorite genres. Martial Arts, Action and Vampires. Wesley Snipes is a seasoned martial artist in several arts like Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira. I have also heard, but don’t quote me on this that he is a 3rd degree black belt on Tae Kwon Do, but it could be just a rumor originated by the fact that his wife is Korean. I think the fact that Snipes is a martial artist makes the movie that much more fluid and believable. The stunts seem more natural than in other action films.

The movie never feels like it came out of a comic book, and even though there are a couple of sequences that could be concidered somewhat animated, it never steers clear from the main action. The one liner blade uses are very appropriate and never corny. The character does not say much and kicks a lot of butt. What more can you ask from an action movie.

Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD

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What a weekend

Well, this weekend was awesome. Never been to Cedar Point but I have to say that it is an awesome place. Even though compared to Six Flags Great America it might seem more geared towards an adult audience, it still rocks. Did not get to ride their newest roller coaster because of technical difficulties, but that is the perfect excuse to come back soon. The crowds were not too bad for a weekend, but it was still busy. See some pictures here.

Sunday was the trip back from Ohio stopping over at Lansing for lunch at BD’s Mongolian BBQ one of my favorite chain restaurants if not my favorite. Then got back home and went to see Harry Potter and POA. I am not sure how to feel about the movie just yet… I still have beef with the character that dies on book 5… I think that affected the whole Harry Potter world for me. Well, I am off to do a little mambo :)

Week 11

This week’s mambo has a special theme — Movie Music!

So to get us warmed up, let’s start out by taking the word “Music” and see if we can come up with Movie titles using those 5 letters!

Minority Report. Even though this movie was not all that I had expected it still showed a lot of futuristic techonology that was just awesome. The research that the movie makers did using futurist made it remarkable and very possible.
Oceans 11. I am glad that there is a sequeal because I thought this movie was just cool… what is even better is that the cast is returning, how awesome is that?
Vertical Limit. Even though I did not think the movie was very realistic I think it was a decent story.
ICE AGE. One of the funniest movies ever… the squirrell rocks.
E.T. One of the first movies that I recall watching at a movie theater.

It is either too early or I do not know what, but I just went to Andrea’s blog and realized that I f*ed up the meme, so now I have to do the word music.

The Matrix
Underworld. Excellent movie, excellent story line. Love it.
Snatch. First movie that made me think of Brad Pitt as an actor.
Independence Day, just an overall fun movie to watch.
Con Air, poped into my head, Sweet Home Alabama.

So are you warmed up for the summer movie season? Are you warmed up for the soundtracks that go with them? Yay! Let’s mambo…movie soundtrack style.

1. What movie soundtrack is your absolute favorite?
Not huge into movie soundtracks, but I do have to say that the Matrix Movie soundtrack is one that I have listened to quite a bit even after the movie lore died off.

2. What movie wouldn’t be as great if it didn’t have such and awesome soundtrack?
I think Blade is one of the best movies ever, but I think the beggining club scene sets the tone. That has to be one of my favorite movie moments.

3. How many movie soundtracks to you own? (you don’t have to be precise a rough estimate is fine)
The Romeo and Juliet(the one with Claire Daines and Leo DeCap) soundtrack and Forrest Gump Sountrack.

4. Have you ever bought a movie soundtrack and not seen the movie?
For the longest time I had the Forrest Gump soundtrack because I had that club america stuff that will just send you things… well I did not watch the movie until years after.

5. If your life was going to be made into a movie, what songs would you want included on the soundtrack?
The Club scene song from Blade will open up the movie on a similar fasion. Then there will be tons of Salsa and Merengue… I am talking lots, it would be just a dance musical. Then at the end there will be an ending love song, with Everything I do, I do it for you by Brian Adams.

So what’s stopping you? Go Mambo to your favorite movie soundtrack, but remember to come back here and leave a comment so we can mambo by your blog as well.

We like to share the insanity, so why shouldn’t you. Remember to link back to us when you’ve finished!

This weekend

Well I have sooo many plans for this weekend is not even funny… at first I tought that Great America was going to be the destination, but after some concideration from my partner in crime we decided to make the destination Cedar Point.

I will try to do the moblog upload as much as I can. Tonight though we are going out to dinner with friends and then meeting everyone else out for Dart night. So really looking forward to tonight. Have a great weekend.