Angels and Demons – Dan Brown

I just finished this exceptional book and all I can say is WOW. I would probably tell people that read the DaVinci code and enjoyed it that, this is a must read. If you have read neither book start with this one for sure.

The character of Robert Langdon is just extremely multifaceted. It has the characteristics or almost an anti-hero mixed with victim and hey he seems to… well do not want to really reveal too much. The book discusses the topic of science vs religion quite a bit, but makes a wonderful case as to why they really do not have to be at war, but could complement each other.

I would urge you to go and purchase this book asap. If you enjoyed watching any of the Indiana Jones movies, this book will appeal to you for sure.


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Maroon 5

Ok, if you have not heard of this band (specially if you listen to radio in the US) you have been living under a rock. Marron 5 is very classic rock with a pop feel to it. Some of their songs are more pop than rock like Tangled and Harder To Breath. It is rare than I like more than 2 songs in a CD but this CD is good from begining to end. Some of the songs took a couple of listenings to really like, but afterwards is a put on the player and let it go.

The band has a very decent website, and you can listen to some of the songs right from their nav bar. Also the lyrics are superior to what we have been getting out of mainstream acts. I give it the thumbs up and a definate buy.

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Grind(***)

Wow, an actually decent movie.

Even thought is movie is more of a rental than a buy (unless you are a skater… but then I think you will probably have better footage yourself). Tons of cameos and some decent acting for the level of movie this was. There was some great lines… one of them came from this conversation inthe movie

Matt: I’m in a dry spell…
Dustin: To be in a dry spell you have to have been in a wet spell
Matt: I’ve had sex.
Dustin: With a human being?
Matt: Man, whose making up all these rules?

I was impressed by the cameos, like Milton from office space and some people from like 80′s movies as well as Bam Margera and co.

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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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2 Fast 2 Furious (*)

I am glad I got to see the DVD first, because I would have been upset if I had paid to see this movie at the theaters. I really wanted to like this movie, but the acting was so horrible that I just could not.

The story tries to build on the first one but it falls short… I mean if you tought the first one was bad, then stay away as far from this one as you can. It is not even entertaining, because every time that you think it is going to get better, or the action cooler it deflates like a fart ballon.

The cars are ok, but nothing to be to impressed about. Women are good looking but not depth to any of them at all, as in the first one the female characters had a little more to do with the movie. Vin Diesel is defenetly missing from this movie… if the movie would have paired him and Paul Walker again it might have worked. Paul Walker for some reason cannot pull a character by himself or a as a lead man… as a supporting actor he was great in the skulls, but as a leading man he needs help.

Don’t waste your money even renting it, you know what remove it if you have it in your netflix cue, it will some day make it to cable.

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Eurotrip (***)

Well, I went to this movie with low expectations which is always a good thing. I was pleasently surprised to find out that the movie was actually more than entertaining, and can actually be called funny.

The movie comes from the people that did roadtrip and old school. I do have to say is not up to Old School level which I think is the better of the 3, but it is about at the same level as roadtrip maybe even a little higher.

If you don’t have any other movie you want to go see, this is not a waste of money… but it can wait until it comes out on video for sure. When the DVD comes out, I will probably get it.

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