No. NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
No. NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Hahah! I just watched that movie last week!
It’s such an awesome movie isn’t it? Going to Vegas made me want to watch it again - I’m watching it right now as I type this :)
Nine Faces of Christopher Walken.
Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
Overheard: “We’re kinda like Ocean’s Eleven right now.”
Movie Review: Parker (2013)
IMDb Summary: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist.
What I liked:
What I didn’t like:
What was my favorite scene?
Probably the final fight scene against Carlson (Wendell Pierce) and Melander (Michael Chiklis) in which Statham plays his usual stealthy but deadly assassin, and Leslie displays some heroism as well.
Clifton Collins, Jr., who played Ross in this film, also previously co-starred with Jason Statham in Crank: High Voltage.
I’d been meaning to post about this movie for a while now (I actually watched this movie it’s opening weekend of January 25) – I had a partial draft for a long while now and finally got around to finishing it today because between then and now, work and life kept getting in the way – but I digress.
Overall, I thought Parker was a pretty okay movie. Not the most impressive or memorable entry in the Jason Statham film catalog – acting-wise, I still think The Bank Job is his best, and action-wise I think Safe is his best – but entertaining enough for lil ole me :)
My feelings for the past week and a half.
Ever felt like you were so tired, yet you can’t seem to fall asleep? Or so hungry, yet for some reason you don’t have the appetite? Yeah, it’s been that kind of week - one of the most emotionally draining ones I’ve had in a long while :(
One of my favorite things about (500) Days of Summer - aside from it being an awesome movie - is the fact that it took place in Downtown L.A.
My very first job was in Downtown - right in the area where most of the movie takes place. And even though working in the city was a bit overwhelming - especially right out of college - it soon became one of my favorite places. While I don’t live right in the city right now, I still like to take occasional day trips and enjoy the atmosphere and the hustle and bustle of city life.
After watching the movie, I started looking up all the locations in which the movie took place, and I found a couple sites that listed out all of the spots and even mapped out walking tours! I am thinking it would be fun to do this because while a lot of these places do look familiar to me, I’ve never really stopped to check them out.
So I think I will do this sometime soon because I’m overdue for another Downtown trip. Why not? Plus, it’ll be fun to re-acquaint myself with Los Angeles :)
View 500 Days of Summer map in a larger map
(500) Days of Summer map borrowed from movie-locations.com
This looks like the most promising Jason Statham movie in a while. It doesn’t seem like his typical action movies, there seems to be a bit more dramatic weight to this one. I suppose it’s not the surprising considering it’s the directorial debut of the screenwriter of Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises. I’ve always thought Statham had decent acting chops but just never got the roles to prove it, maybe this will show off his more dramatic side.
Of course I would reblog this :)
From what I’ve heard, there isn’t an official U.S. release date for this :( Hope they announce one soon - I want to see it!
Movie Review: Taken (2008)
IMDb Summary: A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
What I liked:
What I didn’t like:
After watching this movie, I looked it up on Wikipedia and found it interesting that the Luc Besson produced and co-wrote this movie with Robert Mark Kamen - the same duo who produced and co-wrote The Transporter.
What was my favorite part of the movie:
The scene in which Bryan tortures Marko (Arben Bajraktaraj) - the man who kidnapped his daughter- with electricity.
I wasn’t actually planning to watch it, but ended up doing so because Tom put it on the other night because it’s one of his favorites. Like I mentioned before, parts of this movie were a bit difficult for me to watch, given that it deals with human trafficking and prostitution, and I couldn’t help but think how distraught, disturbed, and enraged I would be if someone I knew was in this situation, let alone my daughter. Having said that, Liam Neeson was absolutely awesome in this film. He portrayed all of these emotions so well, and you can’t help but root for him to find the bad guys and give them what they deserve.
Wow - I don’t know what to say.
Went to my first Meshuggah concert the other weekend at The Wiltern!
A couple months ago, while I was doing the 30 Day Movie Challenge, I had mentioned that I had seen the documentary, Konstrukting The Koloss,which was actually pretty interesting - despite the fact that Death Metal, Progressive Metal, or any metal are still not my genre of choice (they’re Tom’s!) But it was still cool to see them in person and really fun overall!
Yay to new experiences! :)
could Mila be any more adorable? Plus her favorite beer is blue moon!
since I’ve posted anything really deep and profound on my blog. The last month and a half or so has been pretty crazy, between the crazy overtime I’ve been pulling at work, a trip to Vegas, then getting sick (the worst I’ve had in a while), and now jury duty on top of work, and hence I’m falling behind on Tumbl’ing (Tumblr’ing?). I’m hoping things slow down in the next month, but we’ll see…
I have a couple movies that I’ve seen recently that I’ve been meaning to blog about as well as some movies we’ve gotten that I need to catch up on (among them: Argo). Stay tuned.
Side note: This is the first time in a while that I’ve posted from my computer (I often like, comment, reblog or do short posts from the Tumblr app on my phone)… what’s up with the new UI? Not really liking this new “overlay” box that comes up when you create a new post… Plus it’s a bit buggy - the hyperlink feature doesn’t really work. And trust me, you DON’T want me to be the person QA’ing your website.