Sunday, December 30, 2007

NT: Book of Secrets

This movie rocks! If you liked the first National Treasure then you'll like this one as well. Yes, the critics will tell you that some of the acting and lines are a little forced, and that it's the same formula as the first movie, (but if it anit broke why fix it?), but who cares what dumb critics think, only MY opinion matters, I'm the only one that you come to for movie reviews right?
Right. Well in this film, Benjamin Gates has to defend his family honor, as his great great grandfather is accused of helping plot the assassination of Lincoln. Ed Harris plays the villain, Jeb Wilkenson who coerces Ben Gates into locating a lost city of gold. I think the film is confused as to whether we should loath this villain or not (at least I was). But it all comes out in the wash at the end.
Like the previous film, watching it makes me feel really stupid. Like maybe I should have paid more attention in U.S. History class rather than shooting spit wads at Johnny. These movies make history...exciting!

If you are seeking a treasure of a movie over the holidays, then check out National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Mer-ee Kris-muhs

Mer·ry Pronunciation[mer-ee]
–adjective, mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est.

1. joyous in disposition or spirit.

Christ·mas Pronunciation[kris-muhs]

1. the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus.

Monday, December 24, 2007


An excellent film, albeit a bit depressing at times. You can't stop Will Smith, he continues to be prolific on the screen in a variety of movies over the past few years.

Legend is about the near extinction of the Human Race. A virus has turned everyone, except Robert Neville, a military scientist, into zombies that hide in the dark. Colonel Neville and his dog Sam seem to be immune to the virus and he is determined to find a cure and restore humanity to its earth polluting, religious and political infighting, and genocidal glory. (Thanks Will!).

This film reminds me a lot of Tom Hanks' Castaway. Will spends several years alone and begins to fantasize and talk to manikins. The transformation of Manhattan to an overgrown deserted ruin is very impressive on the big screen. It makes me go "How'd they do that?"

This is a great film based on a great book. Check out I AM LEGEND! But only during the day, please!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel
October 17, 1938 - November 30, 2007
Goodbye my friend! Gods Speed!
He was a childhood hero of mine.