Monday, November 29, 2010

"Karate Kid" (2010)

... remake of the 80's classic Karate Kid. This time Mr. Miyagi is played
by Jackie Chan and Danielson is played by Jaden Smith - son of Will and Jada
Pinkett Smith. Also, the setting is not Southern California; it is China.
Some similarities to the original storyline with changes made to better fit
the characters instead of the story! Does not have the charm of the
original but consider it a safe first date movie. (Still like the

Friday, November 26, 2010


... Picts attack a Roman frontier fort and kill everyone save for one Centurion named Quintus Dias.  He is tortured and beaten but somehow escape his captors.  While on the run he is saved by General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion.  Quintus joins the Ninth Legion on its mission to attack the Picts and kills their leader, Gorlacon.  However, things don't turn out as planned.  Quintus survives a brutal Pict ambush that decimates the Ninth Legion.  Only a few survived the attack and must now evade the Picts....

Good movie with a lot of bloody fight seasons.  But,it is also the reason not to recommend it as a first date movie.  Do rent it though, just wait till you are past the first date!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Due Date"

Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in this comedy about a road
trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles. It started out to be a plane trip but
circumstances from an incident on the plane result in Robert's and Zach's
assignment to the "No-Fly List"! Robert must be home for his pregnant wife
is scheduled for a C Section on Friday; Zach offers to drive them in a
rental car as he is bound for Hollywood.

Funny pair, funny storyline,... a first date movie (save for a scene
involving "self-fulfillment")! Liked the one liners, especially Zach's
eulogy scene where he says, "Dad you were like a father to me...."!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Grown Ups"

Comedy with Adam Sadler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob
Schneider as old school buddies getting together after the Basketball Coach
dies. All grown up and a long way from childhood, the five of them and
their families come together for the funeral. This turns into an
opportunity to relive their childhood, experience new and old feelings to
pass on to their children, and to resolve old rivalries!

Funny movie and a safe first date movie! Do rent it when you get a chance.

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