Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sly cometh with tattoos and even more guns blazin'...

Stallone is bringing OLD SCHOOL action back to the big screen in 2010 with his latest project, The Expendables. Wearing multiple hats again as Actor/Writer/Director (Rocky Balboa, Rambo), Sly has bulked up and painted some tats on for his latest character, Barney Ross. He has also built a veteran all-star action movie cast to butt heads with and blow up more real estate than Donald Trump owns. In no particular order they are...

Eric Roberts, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Danny Trejo, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is rumored to make a possible cameo. For face value this looks to be the action movie all us 1980s babies hoped to one day see, with a few recent additions, of course. Had you said then that we would get the chance to see Rambo, Captain Ivan Drago and (possibly) the Terminator all in the same movie you would have been called crazy. Obviously, we have to thank steroids for making all of this possible. Thank goodness Hollywood doesn't have an "anti-doping policy" the more muscle-bound the action movie, the better! Check out this little behind the scenes peek at the Expendables:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rantings of a mad Utah Jazz fan...

I know most of you don't give a damn about the Utah Jazz, or even the NBA for that matter, but it is necessary for my own sanity to rant about the conclusion of this years season.

Going into the playoffs most Jazz fans knew that it was going to be an uphill battle facing Kobe and his Los Angeles Fakers, I'm the first to admit that. In fact, I would have been SHOCKED had Utah come out on top in the end. Yeah the Jazz had their "shiny moments" against the Lakers, but in the end those moments of execution hardly sidetracked the Laker course and Los Angeles closed the series 4 games to 1.

So what now?

I'll tell you what, some changes MUST be made. If I was offered the chance to make aforementioned changes this off season, without any hesitation they would be:

1. TOUGHNESS - With very few player exceptions, the team as a whole is neither mentally or physically tough enough to prosper in an NBA post season. Charles Barkley said it best while referencing the Jazz "Its hard to win in the playoffs when the toughest guy on your team is the coach." Jerry Sloan as a player was notorious for being rough and tough, was even named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team 4 times. Sloan is also the fourth all-time winning coach in NBA history. He's as hard ass as it comes, my hats off to you Jerry, getting ejected in the final Jazz game of the post season says it all(below). If nothing else at all, the Jazz should try to emulate Jerry's intensity ON the court.

2. Loose the Booz - Carlos Boozer is a worthless power forward. While he was out with an injury during the regular season, the Jazz thrived. You would imagine that a player of his size and stature (6'9" 266) would be a force in the post, but Boozer consistently shoots fade-away jumpers and throws up weak lay ups like a terrified middle-schooler. He's done nothing more than prove to Utah that he's a big softie that can't contribute when it matters. He also seems to believe that screaming after his in-game mistakes makes everything better. Seriously, who can argue...Paul Millsap has done more good on the court CONSISTENTLY than Boozer has done all season. I'd give Millsap the starting position (if he decides to stay) or bring in someone else for far less money. Losing Boozer would open up a lot of money for the Jazz, he made $11.6 million this season. Lets hope he opts out of his remaining contract before the start of next season. *fingers crossed.

I could easily keep going, but these were the biggest to chunks I needed to get off my chest. Now that our season is officially over, the Jazz need to spend this off-time recouping and thinking about how to building a better supporting cast for Deron Williams, he deserves it, Utah deserves it, hell, the late Larry H. Miller deserves it. That's my rant and I'm stickin' to it!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Arnold will be a Terminator again...

It's official, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be appearing in this summer's revamp of the Terminator franchise, well sort of. Variety reported this week that the Guvunator revealed recently that his "likeness" will appear in Terminator Salvation, but he himself will not be acting. In other words, a digital recreation of Arnie will be used instead.

"A body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared as the muscle-ripped cyborg (in the '80s), provided the basis for a digital-effects version of his famous character. The figure appears in "Terminator Salvation" as a living, breathing actor."

"Schwarzenegger viewed the resulting footage and gave his go-ahead just in time for McG to include the footage before the helmer completes his cut of the movie."

Terminator Salvation
opens in theaters May 21st.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dare I say "BEST SCIFI" movie of 2009...

If you see ONE scifi film in the theaters this summer, this has GOT to be it. Moon pits Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) as a lonely astronaut approaching the end of his 3 year contract working a moon base. Things quickly start to change putting him in a spiral of delusion and confusion, which Director Duncan Jones captures beautifully in the spirit of scifi classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I was fortunate enough to see this film at the Sundance Film Festival 2009, and can confidently add that it was one of my personal favorites this year. Stunning visual effects, a great script and a noteworthy performance by Sam Rockwell, are all golden factors in this cinema treasure. I highly recommend, that given the option, you check this film out. You won't be disappointed.
will be released in New York and Los Angeles on June 12.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Wii for Shii...

Ignore that this is in a foreign language. Trust me it doesn't matter. What you are about to see is "Hii"larious!