Thursday, June 28, 2007

Movie Review: Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard is like somebody took poor John McClane (Bruce Willis) and dropped him into a typically ludicrous techno-terrorist plot, forcing him to babysit Movie Hipster Computer Geek #72 (Justin Long) while hunting down the bad guys.

The Transporter or Die Hard? You Decide!

Thin plot has to do with an angry supergeek (Timothy Olyphant) wreaking computer havoc on the United States. He gets more than he bargains for when he sends his goons to kill unwitting helper/potential witness hacker Matt (Long), who luckily meets McClane first. Action ensues as McClane and Matt track down the bad guy, dispatching his evil henchmen one by one.

When McClane is killing dudes the old fashioned way, the movie is decent Die Hardesque fun. But when he is stunt-driving trucks and cars, and preposterously facing down Harrier jets, you might start to w
onder why they even bothered with Bruce Willis when they could have got Jason Statham for less.

But Willis is great, pure McClane. Maggie Q is awesome as Evil Asian Computer Expert/Kung Fu Master, and Justin Long makes the most of what little he is given.

Suspend disbelief, lower any Die Hard expectations, and you might manage to enjoy it as popcorn action fluff.

As an action movie, I give it a 7.
As a Die Hard movie, I give it a 4.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Let's bowl tonight

A very happy 25th birthday to the greatest movie of all time, Grease 2.

The Moviezzz Blog: Welcome to the GREASE 2 Blogathon!

Friday, June 8, 2007

God might possibly exist

Monday, June 4, 2007

The 50 Greatest Local TV Commercials

Head on over to the Phat Phree to check out their list (with videos) of the 50 Greatest Local TV Commercials. And by "greatest", they mean "most horrible."

Here's my favorite (and by "favorite" I mean "I want to rip my eyeballs out"):

Star Wars Family Guy preview