Provocative. Eye-opening. Moving. Award-winning.
You can buy this documentary at my LifeWalk Store. It is also available at Netflix, as both a hard-copy rental, or an instant-view download. If none of those options work for you, I have a copy I loan out. I’ll mail it to you, and your only obligation is to mail it back within one month. If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Whatever method works best, please don’t miss this important documentary.
Also check out the very moving video “Through My Eyes.”
AND, read a little about my journey by clicking HERE.
The A Team June 12, 2010
We saw the new “The A-Team” movie today. I usually check out some reviews before going to any movie. This movie, at the site I was on, was given a C+. The reviews were mixed, with one reviewer calling the film “an incomprehensible mess.” Neither I or my wife found anything about the movie “incomprehensible” or a “mess.” In fact, we both really enjoyed the movie.
Liam Neeson was perfectly cast as Hannibal. Bradley Cooper was a lot of fun as “Face.” Rampage was very good as B.A. Actually, I liked him a lot better than Mr. T. I’ve nothing against “T” as a person, but I found his take on the character rather annoying. Rampage, I thought, was more audience friendly. Sharlto Copley rounded out the leads as the rather insane Murdock. Jessica Biel, and the always impressive Gerald McRaney also starred. John Hamm made an appearance at the end in what was an obvious set-up for a return in “A-Team II.”
The movie was produced by the Scott Brothers, who’s credits include such films as Alien, Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, True Romance, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, and on and on, as well as TV shows like “The Good Wife,” and “Numb3rs.” Also at the helm, is TV series producer Stephen J. Cannell, who pretty much owned 80’s television.
As I said, my wife and both enjoyed this movie. Instead of the C+, I’d give it a B+. We expected to enjoy it, but we both liked it more than we expected. All in all, we found the movie to be a great blend of action, story, special effects, and the all-important sense of humor that is essential for this type of film to succeed.
Oh, and stay through the credits for a couple of fun cameos.
Iron Man 2 May 8, 2010
This is one of those sequels that I actually liked even more than the original.
The effects were, of course, great. But effects alone do not a good movie make. Where this installment succeeded, like the first, is in the writing and the acting. It has the human element. It has heart. It has emotion. And, ever important, it has humor. It has characters we can have fun with, and care about.
Downey, as expected, totally delivered. He really is perfect for this role. Paltrow, Johannson, and Jackson were all fine.
There was question as to whether Don Cheadle could fill the roll that Terrence Howard had in the first film. Frankly, I didn’t miss Howard at all, and thought Cheadle was better. Clark Gregg, always funny in “Christine,” didn’t have a lot of scenes, but he may have more in “Iron Man 3.”
Sam Rockwell gave a standout performance as Justin Hammer. His arrogant, self-centered, spoiled brat of a man was a joy to watch. I’ve enjoyed his nuanced performances ever since “Galaxy Quest.”
One of the biggest reasons I found this movie better than the first was the Mickey Rourke villain, “Ivan Vanko.” In the previews, I thought his character would be one of the reasons I would like “2” a little less than the first. Quite the opposite was true. And Mickey fleshed out the role beautifully. Don’t get me wrong. I Like Jeff Bridges. Maybe more than Rourke. But the writing, and even the effects for this bad guy seemed more interesting, and even more believable. (OK. “Believable” is not a good word to bring to a discussion of a movie like this. Nevertheless…)
Two ACDC tunes, along with one from Queen, helped the soundtrack really rock. Hey, good music is always a plus.
And finally, let me say that just like the first movie, you’ll want to stay through the credits.