Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Edge of Tomorrow

This was a fantastic movie! Is it just me or is Tim Cruise starting to make good movies again (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow). Before seeing the movie, it looks like just another. Ground Hog Day/ Sci Fi mixture. This is far from true. Even though the plot is continuously repeating itself, the story only resets for comedic moments or key plot points. I felt myself hanging on the story wanting to know how Cruise was going to beat the evil aliens. Emily Blunt also played her role, a kick ass don’t mess with me girl, well. Cruise and Blunt made an excellent pair on screen. 

It was especially refreshing that the female lead was there to get the job done and the romance was a added bonus at the end instead of the usual other way around. It was also refreshing that she was willing to die for the cause, saving the world, rather than for the male lead. 

The movie had a good amount of comedic moments, especially in ways to kill Tom Cruise. Also the special FX were very good. It would have been incredible to see in 3D! The film is on the 2 hour side but it doesn’t feel like it. There are really no dragging moments in the film even with the repeating days.

The Edge of Tomorrow

This was a fantastic movie! Is it just me or is Tim Cruise starting to make good movies again (Jack Reacher, Oblivion, and Edge of Tomorrow). Before seeing the movie, it looks like just another. Ground Hog Day/ Sci Fi mixture. This is far from true. Even though the plot is continuously repeating itself, the story only resets for comedic moments or key plot points. I felt myself hanging on the story wanting to know how Cruise was going to beat the evil aliens. Emily Blunt also played her role, a kick ass don’t mess with me girl, well. Cruise and Blunt made an excellent pair on screen.

It was especially refreshing that the female lead was there to get the job done and the romance was a added bonus at the end instead of the usual other way around. It was also refreshing that she was willing to die for the cause, saving the world, rather than for the male lead.

The movie had a good amount of comedic moments, especially in ways to kill Tom Cruise. Also the special FX were very good. It would have been incredible to see in 3D! The film is on the 2 hour side but it doesn’t feel like it. There are really no dragging moments in the film even with the repeating days.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the best speech ever given. On July 4th, 75 years ago Lou Gehrig gave his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech. On a day when everyone else had already given their speeches and Gehrig was supposed to be saying goodbye to the game he loved, Gehrig almost didn’t give the speech. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy whispered something to Gehrig, something that no one knows but gave Gehrig the courage he needed to give his speech. His speech was not about his crippling disease that would kill him only 2 years later at the age of 37. it was about how lucky he felt that even though he had gotten a bad break, for the 35 years before that he had a great family in his parents, his wife, and his Yankee family and it was these things and more that would give him the strength, courage, and inspiration to fight against this disease. Gehrig and his speech give inspiration to everyone, especially those who have ‘been given bad breaks’ like himself. ALS, now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease still has no cure but researchers are tirelessly working on making living conditions better for those whose body, for no known reason, starts to break down. Hopefully someday soon cures will be found for ALS and all similar diseases. In the mean time, Gehrig’s words will give an inspiration for everyone to fight on and not let their bad breaks control their lives.

Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the best speech ever given. On July 4th, 75 years ago Lou Gehrig gave his ‘Luckiest Man’ speech. On a day when everyone else had already given their speeches and Gehrig was supposed to be saying goodbye to the game he loved, Gehrig almost didn’t give the speech. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy whispered something to Gehrig, something that no one knows but gave Gehrig the courage he needed to give his speech. His speech was not about his crippling disease that would kill him only 2 years later at the age of 37. it was about how lucky he felt that even though he had gotten a bad break, for the 35 years before that he had a great family in his parents, his wife, and his Yankee family and it was these things and more that would give him the strength, courage, and inspiration to fight against this disease. Gehrig and his speech give inspiration to everyone, especially those who have ‘been given bad breaks’ like himself. ALS, now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease still has no cure but researchers are tirelessly working on making living conditions better for those whose body, for no known reason, starts to break down. Hopefully someday soon cures will be found for ALS and all similar diseases. In the mean time, Gehrig’s words will give an inspiration for everyone to fight on and not let their bad breaks control their lives.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Happy 40th Birthday to Mr. Derek Jeter!! Jeter is playing his final season this year and is still performing excellently. Jeter has been the Captain of the New York Yankees for several years as well as the face of Major League Baseball!

Happy 40th Birthday to Mr. Derek Jeter!! Jeter is playing his final season this year and is still performing excellently. Jeter has been the Captain of the New York Yankees for several years as well as the face of Major League Baseball!

Monday, June 16, 2014
In other sports news, Tony Gwynn passed away this morning from a battle with cancer. Gwynn was arguably one of the best players to ever out on a Padres uniform. Thoughts are with the Gwynn family.

In other sports news, Tony Gwynn passed away this morning from a battle with cancer. Gwynn was arguably one of the best players to ever out on a Padres uniform. Thoughts are with the Gwynn family.

Congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs for demolishing the Miami Heat and winning the NBA championship! The Spurs beat the heat in the final game last night by one of the widest point differences in a final clinching game in NBA history. The Spurs and the Heat, interestingly enough, were the same two teams from last years NBA finals. The Heat dominated that time to win two championships in a row but this time the Spurs had other ideas. It wasn’t just the big names from the Spurs who helped defeat the Heat. every team member had a contributing role. Congratulations again to the San Antonio Spurs!

Congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs for demolishing the Miami Heat and winning the NBA championship! The Spurs beat the heat in the final game last night by one of the widest point differences in a final clinching game in NBA history. The Spurs and the Heat, interestingly enough, were the same two teams from last years NBA finals. The Heat dominated that time to win two championships in a row but this time the Spurs had other ideas. It wasn’t just the big names from the Spurs who helped defeat the Heat. every team member had a contributing role. Congratulations again to the San Antonio Spurs!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Amazing Spider Man 2

This was a great movie. I was a little skeptical after the first Amazing Spider Man was announced since it was not long ago that Sony produced Spiderman 1-3 with Toby McGuire. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and the second ASM certainly stepped up and raised the bar it’s predecessor created. 

The special FX were excellent as well as the story and the plot. I highly recommend seeing this movie in 3D. The 3D adds  great depth  The film keeps you on a roller coaster the whole time. Just when you think Spidey has defeated one bad guy, another one pops up. The film continues to throw curve balls at the audience until the last minute. 

I especially enjoyed Dennis. Leary’s character, Captain Stacey, integration in Spider Man’s conscious. In the first film, Peter (Spidey’s real name) promises Captain Stacey to stay away from Gwen, his daughter. Of course, Peter cannot as he loves Gwen. But every time he sees her he also sees Captain Stacey haunting his conscious. 

All of the actors performed spectacularly. Andrew Garfield is a great comedic put still serious and lovable at the same time. He and Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacey, are both seriously underrated actors. Both have great emotional range and both play to their personal personality strengths. 

I highly recommend this movie even if super heroes aren’t you’re favorite genre!

The Amazing Spider Man 2

This was a great movie. I was a little skeptical after the first Amazing Spider Man was announced since it was not long ago that Sony produced Spiderman 1-3 with Toby McGuire. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and the second ASM certainly stepped up and raised the bar it’s predecessor created.

The special FX were excellent as well as the story and the plot. I highly recommend seeing this movie in 3D. The 3D adds great depth The film keeps you on a roller coaster the whole time. Just when you think Spidey has defeated one bad guy, another one pops up. The film continues to throw curve balls at the audience until the last minute.

I especially enjoyed Dennis. Leary’s character, Captain Stacey, integration in Spider Man’s conscious. In the first film, Peter (Spidey’s real name) promises Captain Stacey to stay away from Gwen, his daughter. Of course, Peter cannot as he loves Gwen. But every time he sees her he also sees Captain Stacey haunting his conscious.

All of the actors performed spectacularly. Andrew Garfield is a great comedic put still serious and lovable at the same time. He and Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacey, are both seriously underrated actors. Both have great emotional range and both play to their personal personality strengths.

I highly recommend this movie even if super heroes aren’t you’re favorite genre!

Monday, June 9, 2014 Friday, May 23, 2014
FIFA 2014 World Cup starts is less than a month! One of the biggest events of the summer will take place in Brazil in less than a month. Brazilians and soccer fans everywhere have been waiting for this ever since the last one ended with Spain as the victors. Be sure to watch as things are bound to be interesting, upsetting, exciting and many more. The worlds best abandon their normal teams and the country’s they’ve moved to in order to represent the country’s they came from. Favorites like Previous winners Spain look to make it two in a row, while Brazilians pray Naymar and the rest of the yellow and green football players can bring it home, especially with home field advantage. 

Yours truly will be rooting for Argentina, Spain and Brazil (and I guess the USA team also…)

The World Cup is a great time for soccer fans and luckily for us in America the time difference won’t be too bad!

FIFA 2014 World Cup starts is less than a month! One of the biggest events of the summer will take place in Brazil in less than a month. Brazilians and soccer fans everywhere have been waiting for this ever since the last one ended with Spain as the victors. Be sure to watch as things are bound to be interesting, upsetting, exciting and many more. The worlds best abandon their normal teams and the country’s they’ve moved to in order to represent the country’s they came from. Favorites like Previous winners Spain look to make it two in a row, while Brazilians pray Naymar and the rest of the yellow and green football players can bring it home, especially with home field advantage.

Yours truly will be rooting for Argentina, Spain and Brazil (and I guess the USA team also…)

The World Cup is a great time for soccer fans and luckily for us in America the time difference won’t be too bad!

Monday, May 19, 2014