Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Expendables - Movie Review

I went tonight and saw this movie and I have to say I loved it. I found it entertaining and action packed. I am usually not a big fan of Sly Stallone but this movie had many more attractions to it. Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Steve Austin, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke and many more.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised as to how many one liners this movie had. Seeing the heads blown off the bodies was fantastic. The martial arts moves that all the actors performed was awesome.

I was sorry that Bruce Willis didn't get any fighting in this movie but it was nice just to see him in the film. The expendables are a group of guys that go in and rescue or stop things from happening. Sly is the lead of the group. He is the one that arranges the jobs.

Jason Stratham's character was unbelievable. All I have to say is he can be my man any day. Just the way he defended his friends and his girl were unforgettable.

If you like a movie with action, romance (yes there is some) and a few laughs then you should go see Expendables.

I know it surprises you that I would say romance. When I say romance I mean there are a few love interests in the movie. And that is why Sly goes back to the island to rescue a girl. Action movies always seem to turn into a chick flick.

I give it 4 1/2 stars

French Cuisine?

Well I just finished reading Julie and Julia, the book about the blogger that decided to cook all the recipes in Master the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. I don't even know where to begin with this review. I didn't love the book that is one thing. I didn't really hate the book either. I just know that I will never try to Master the Art of French Cooking. I like to cook but I wouldn't want to torture myself or anyone that I am cooking for either.

I had decided to read Julie and Julia since I had seen parts of the movie already. I enjoyed most of the movie that I have seen. I hope to watch the movie from beginning to end at some point then I can give a better review of the movie.

There are a few things that I didn't care for in the book and that was the ramblings of Julie. The book just felt like she did a lot of rambling and whining. She would complain about her real job, her decision to do this project, her friends, her biological clock ticking away, her mother, etc. You name it she complained about it. It was funny at first but after awhile it became annoying and I noticed that I would skim over those parts. Julie also had a very foul mouth during this project, whether this is a reflection of how she really handles stress or her actual personality I really can't say. I just know that saying the 'f' word as often as she did just doesn't make me think of her as a lady or female.

I would love to hear from some of her followers from the blog. It would be interesting to really just see what they found so fascinating about her project let alone how they actually found the blog and decided to stick with her through the whole project.

I can not tell you to read or not to read this book. You have to decide for yourself because it is not something I feel everyone will enjoy reading. I am not one that will only read so many pages before I decide to stop reading. I will read a book to the end so that I can give it a full review. I may soon decide to start saying that if I am not enjoying the book from either 50 to 100 pages in then I should stop reading the book.

If you love to cook you may enjoy reading this book. If you have Master the Art of French Cooking you may be able to enjoy the book even more since you will undoubtedly be familiar with all if not most of the recipes Julie attempts. I have to give this book about 2 stars. Just not my cup of tea...

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I am back!!

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, yet. I have been busy with work and life. I also have had problems with the computer and I finally got my new one set up. My Apple died on me again, and I am sad. I hope to get either a new one or to get the Apple fixed again.

I am currently reading 4 books. I am reading Julie & Julia, King Lear, Their Eyes were Watching God, and I always forget the 4th book. I am also reading an e-Book called Cape Refuge. I have been reading that one for awhile because I only read it when I don't have any other book on me, which is very rare. I don't have a kindle, nook or any e-Reader. I use my i-Phone and it is hard to read that for long.

Maybe some of you could help me with a decision of whether to buy an e-reader or not. The reasons I am thinking of buying an e-reader are because I will most likely be looking for a new place to live and I don't know if I will have much space to store my actual books. Plus I like the idea of having something else besides reading actual books. I love books but if I don't have the space for them I don't want to be limited to what I can borrow from the library.

So any one out there have an suggestions please post a comment. I hope to have a review posted sometime soon.