The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before.
This was a movie my hubby wanted to watch. I had no interest at all watching this. I kind of remember watching the old tv series. I do sometimes watch Enterprise and Voyager with my husband. Other than that.. just not into Star Trek.
I was really prepared to be bored. I wasn't it. I really liked this movie. It had action, some funny parts, a little bit of a love story, and cute guys.
My husband I both noticed Carson from Stargate Atlantis. Blinked and you missed him. He was one of the officers assigning people to their ships. I also caught when Scotty mentioned transporting Archer's prized beagle. It's the same Archer from Enterprise right???
Anyways, I thought this movie was excellent. Even if you've never watched any of the Star Treks you'll still enjoy this movie. Go watch it if you have a chance. Here is Ame's post about Star Trek if you don't believe me.
In the year 2056--the not so distant future--an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants--for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera
This was my husband's pick. We watched a preview of this on a different movie. Joey was intrigued so I netflixed it for him.
So if you receive an organ transplant, you best make your payments. If you don't, the repo man comes a calling to collect your organ. While you are still alive.
Shiloh has a blood disease and is kept locked in her room by her dad, Nathan. Shiloh thinks he's a doctor. No, he's a repo man. 17 years ago, he married Marni. Marni was supposed to marry the owner of Gene Co. When Marni got sicked, her jilted almost groom, poisoned Nathan's cure. Marni died. Nathan was able to save Shiloh though. But he lived on thinking he killed Marni.
The jilted groom ( his name escapes me) is dying. He doesn't want his kids to inherit his company so he sets his sights on Shiloh. But first he needs Nathan out of the way. He's still bitter about Marni marrying Nathan and all that.
Other stuff going on, Blind Mag is performing her last opera. However, her eyes are property of Gene Co. So after her performance, she knows a repo man is going to pay her a visit. So at the end of her performance, she gouges out her own eyes. Eww.
It wasn't as bad as Zombie Strippers. Some of the songs were kind of catchy. Like this one:
Yes, that is Paris Hilton trying to sing, "Grave robber..."
If you are bored and you see this on demand and there is nothing else, check this one out. Or if you are simply curious.
As for a grade... It wasn't horrible. I did kind of like it. It is between a D and C.
I am missing my Matthew Saracen something fierce since I haven't watched FNL in forEVER. But he's coming to a theater near you soon in this cute looking romantic comedy with RORY FROM GILMORE GIRLS! I wanna see this movie because I love both of the main characters and look it's the hottie Spanish guy from Love, Actually. I'm excited.
None of the movies really interest me this week. Maybe My Bloody Valentine because Jensen Ackles is in it. But what gets me excited is Friday Night Lights Season 3 on DVD. I love that show as much as I love cheesecake. In fact, I'll eat a piece of cheesecake while I watch the show. LOL I finished Season 2 on DVD two weeks ago and I've been waiting anxiously ever since.
Did y'all see Matt Saracen on Grey's Anatomy last week? LOL
Beckett's mom was murdered and they never caught the murderer. The person investigating said it was just a random killing. Beckett has looked at the case file numerous times but came up with nothing.
Castle manages to get a hold of the file and has his friend look at it. Turns out there was something someone missed. It was made to look like a random killing. He also found out there were some other killings just like Beckett's mom. Castles asks if they were related.
Cut to scene where Castle confronts Beckett. He tells her to sit down and "It's about your mom" Then the show is over.
I really hope this show in renewed so we can find out what happens.
And Castle wanting to greet Alexis's date with a fake severed head, cute.
I admit... I read the spoilers about the season finale. I knew what the episode was going to be like and how it would end. I'm a spoiler hoe. What can I say? I know a lot of people didn't like this episode and thought it sucked as a finale. I liked it. I thought it was cute.
It was like an alternate version of the Bones crew. But it turned out to be Brennan working on her novel. Booth's surgery went well but something happened with the anesthesia. He was in a coma for 4 days. He wakes all groggy. Brennan is so happy he's finally awake. He mumbles about it being so real and then asks, "Who are you?"
Damn. So now I wonder, what episode her novel or his dream? Amnesia is kind of overdone, but I think they can work with it. It just sucks that it seems Brennan finally realizes ( i think) she loves Booth and he may not remember her.
Holy crap. Holy crap.
I knew there would be a cliffhanger with Izzy. So when she flat lined and it seemed like we didn't know if she lived or died, I expected that.
It sucked how it seem she'd only have short term memory. Poor Alex trying to get her to remember and all those post it notes. Sigh... How happy he was when he realized Izzy remembered to tell Christina about their fight on their own. As Alex hugs her, she goes limp. He tries to save her but Christina reminds him of the DNR Izzy signed. Chief finally says "Screw it" and they work to save Izzy with Alex crying in the background.
Then we have George. When the army came in wanting his leg cut off so he could return to Iraq and explained how he fit in more there, I knew that's where George was heading. I figured it was him enlisting in the army.
Then that John Doe comes in. John Doe pushed a girl out of the way from being hit by a bus. John Doe instead got hit and dragged by the bus. He looked in horrible shape.
When he first looked at Meredith, I thought it was her dad. The way he kept grabbing her hand. I had forgotten the 007 nickname, so when Meredith realized it was George, I was in shock. Total shock. I was not expecting that all.
And the final scene with Izzy in her prom dress and the elevator doors opening to reveal George in dress uniform.... I cried. I'm wondering what's going to happen with those characters. I've been reading the message boards and everyone seems to think George is dead and izzy is still in limbo.
I guess we have to wait for fall.
Meredith and Derek got married via post it note. Which was cute. Although the post it notes reminds me of Dead Like Me. I hope they have a real ceremony. Whether it be by church or city hall, I don't care.
Hunt and Christina, I hope they can work towards a relationship. When she said she loved him, sigh. I don't ever remember her every saying I love you to Burke. Hunt has grown on me. I didn't like him at first now I'm rooting for him. But my heart still belongs to Alex.
Mark and Lexie.. hee he. How the tables have turned. Mark wants to take a step forward in their relationship and Lexie doesn't. Too funny.
I haven't been watching the new episodes. But I made sure to watch the last 15 minutes with the final episode of the final season.
Micheal and the gang do finally get exonerated by Kellerman. I thought he died in season 2. I was wrong. And they all vote for T Bag to go back to jail. HA HA HA HA! I really wish he died but going back to prison is good too.
Michael and Sara are together and talk about raising their kid together. So happy Sara wasn't was bad guy. YAY!!! Then Michael has a nose bleed. I thought they fixed that!
Flash forward 4 years.
Linc is saying to bye to Sofia. Sucre says good bye to his little girl. C Note looks up at the sky. Mahone mails something to Pam (forget who she is) and kisses his friend/girlfriend/wife. T Bag is in jail. HA HA!
Sara is buying flowers and tells her son they're going to see Daddy. Kellerman is a big shot and some lady spits in his face. I can't remember the guy she mentioned. Was it Kellerman's partner?
Mahone, Linc, Sucre, Sara and Michael's son all meet to see Michael and his freaking grave!!!!!! He died! What the hell people. You couldn't leave it at Michael and Sara on the beach. Sigh.
Oh well, at least they somewhat got a happy ever after.
I cannot wait until Fall. But I'll have Burn Notice and Leverage to keep me happy during the summer.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.I.Am. and a bunch of other people.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence and some partial nudity.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.
I took my teenager kids to watch this movie and holy wow this movie was off the chains good. I hadn't been to a movie since The Race to Witch Mountain (I think) and this movie blew that movie out of the water. I wasn't a big X Men fan of the cartoons, I watched them because my brother watched them but I wasn't wild about them the way that I'm wild about the movies. I just think they're so frickin' cool. I don't think I've seen any X Men movie that I haven't absolutely loved and this movie was no exception. This movie rocked my socks and I want to watch this movie again.
It was so good to see where Logan came from and to see all of the puzzle pieces of how Wolverine came to be brought to life. It was ah-maz-ing!
But as much as I loved Wolverine, my favorite part of this movie is hands down:
This guy is super sexy in Friday Night Lights but in Wolverine...YUMMA! I mean, look at this picture? How sexy is he? As Riggins or as Gambit, Taylor Kitsch is HAWT and he was a welcome addition to the X Men cast. LOVED HIM!
The team that Striker put together with Victor (VICTTOOORRRRR!) and Jimmy and all of them was super tight. When Zero did his thing at the beginning, I had a goofy grin on my face because I was half in love with him but then Ryan Reynolds got up there and did his crazy knife dance and my other half was in love with him....but then my love for the both of them gave way to Gambit.
This whole movie was great. I can't wait to see it again, I soooo want to see it again. If you haven't seen this movie, you need to get on that (Izzy), this movie is the business! And don't forget to stay until after the credits because there are different scenes at the end. It's great!
Something happened to me this season. I stopped watching T.V. I started reading more and I stopped watching a good chunk of the TV shows that I have watched from the beginning but the one show that I still watch religiously is One Tree Hill.
I've always been a One Tree Hill nut, I've watched this show from the beginning of the show and besides Grace, I'm one of the very few people out of my friends that still watches this show, every week. I've watched this show through the different couple shuffles, watched cast members come and go (where the hell is Deb? Did I miss that episode?) and I've stuck with this show through thick and thin but this latest batch of rumors, which aren't even rumors anymore considering everyone is claiming that they're facts is really bothering me.
I haven't been as captivated by this show as I used to this season but I've still watched it. I've watched it because these are my favorite characters and I have enjoyed watching them grow into the characters that they are right now. I've seen Nathan when he was this jerk of a teenager who hated his half brother. I've watched Haley grow from the nerdy tutor girl to the sexy mom that she is now. I remember when Brooke was Bitchy Brooke and when she took one O out of her name because her parents were BROKE. I remember when Mouth used to do his little sportscaster thing on the bleachers at the River Court while Lucas and Skills played on the court. I remember the first time that Peyton and Lucas talked and I remember in class when Peyton described Lucas in one word and used the word, CHOKE. I remember when Lucas turned in Peyton's sketches into Thud Magazine because her art mattered to him.
I've oohed and ahhed and screamed in frustration and delighted in their achievements. I loved these damn characters and so when I hear that two of the main characters are not returning to the show next season, I get good and pissed.
Hillarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray are not returning to One Tree Hill next season. They play Lucas Scott and Peyton Sawyer (now Peyton Scott since they got married this week, woo hoo, FINALLY!) and the entire show was built around their characters. A huge part of the show was the romance between Lucas and Peyton and they're like the backbone of this show and to see and hear that they're not returning it makes me wonder...why?
Over money issues?
I just don't see how this show can survive without them. This show was built on them and their relationship and I just don't see how fans will continue to come back without them there. I know that there are plenty of Nathan/Haley fans and now Brooke/Julian fans but how can you have Brooke without Peyton? Haley AND Nathan without Lucas? And with the way that they're leading up to the finale, are they going to kill Peyton off? THEY BETTER NOT. But how else will they write them off?
Ugh, this really sucks because I seriously love both Lucas and Peyton. I know that they've been quite boring this season but I just can't see how One Tree Hill without Lucas and Peyton can continue and actually last.
For all you One Tree Hillers out there, will you guys continue to watch the show without Luc and P. Sawyer? Do you think that the show will last without them? What are your thoughts about them leaving the show?
Speak on it.
I've read and enjoyed Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I went to see the Da Vinci code in theaters and thought it was just all right. Personally, Angels and Demons is the better book and also the better movie.
The movie version of AandD picks up after the events of the Da Vinci (it's the other way around with the books). Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is on the Vatican's
shit short list and they are refusing him access to the Vatican Archives so he can complete his research required for the book he's working on about the Illuminati - a secret society that went underground hundred of years ago due to the Roman Catholic Church.
But the Vatican needs Robert Langdon to solve a mystery. The Pope has just died and the four favored cardinals that could possibly replace him have been kidnapped and a body has turned up with the Illuminati name branded into his skin.
When Robert shows up at the Vatican, he joins Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) in her search for a stolen canister of anti-matter that the Illuminati are threatening the Vatican with. Vittoria and one of her colleagues (who is dead) figured out a way to collect anti-matter from the collision between atoms. This is interesting stuff in the books, which is glossed over in the movie.
And that's how I feel about the movie. All the action from the books is there, but not a lot of the detail. And unless you've read the book, you may miss out on a few things. But the movie does do a good job of capturing the book and I enjoyed watching it. I wanted to see all the art work that was mentioned in the book with my own eyes (yes, I do have the special edition of the book, with the pictures LOL). And the history of all that art work isn't really explored. Again, just glossed over. After watching the movie, I really want to go back and read the book.
All in all, I say go see it if you've read the book or if you enjoyed the Da Vinci Code movie and you want more of the same, but better. B-
So I went and saw Star Trek on Saturday. I'm already planning on seeing it again.
That's right, I LOVED it!!
I grew up watching Star Trek with my papa and I loved revisiting the franchise. I'm not a hard core Trekkie or anything, but I do enjoy the adventures of the starship Enterprise. LOL
Also, young Spock is sexy. The cast was excellent all the way around, there was awesome action, they were emotional scenes that almost had me crying (the beginning!) and it had some great funny scenes.
Even if you don't like Star Trek (in any of its incantations) you will enjoy this movie. It takes us back to the beginning and to an alternate reality. GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!
Also, Eric Bana is in it.
My favorite scene is when Castle and Beckett are in the elevator.
“Six months.” ~Beckett
“We dated for six months.” ~Beckett
“I didn’t ask.” ~Castle
“I know. You were not asking very loudly.” ~Beckett
“I know! I’m a good Jedi like that!” ~Castle
Just the look on his face. But yes I am loving this show so far. So didn't see the mom as the kidnapper. I thought it was the dad. I was wrong.
Wow. With Izzy's tumor and her seeing Denny, I should known something was up when Booth was seeing things. Turns out Booth has a benign tumor. Which I know he'll be ok. The last scene where he keeps looking for Bones was just touching. And how he smiled when he finally saw her standing there. *sigh*
The other stuff going on, Bones saying she wants a baby just like that was kind of sudden. I told a friend, maybe she's been wanting one but just summing up on being the practical thing to do. I knew Booth wouldn't be able to just provide his sperm and not just leave Bones to raise the child alone. I knew eventually he'd admit to her and himself he'd want to be involved.
I loved how she went about telling everyone how she was going to have baby and then went right to talking about the murder case. Like it was no big deal. Also, I got see the dancing phalanges again. Lol.
The scenes with Stewie Griffin were funny. I was worried about it being cheesy, but I thought it was well done.
Izzie and Alex got married. wow. I didn't see that one coming. I knew there would be a wedding. Someone at work teased me saying Meredith and Derek wouldn't get married. No, they already did the no wedding thing with Christina and Burke. By the way Christina asking Meredith if she needs her eyebrows shaved was funny. So there will be a wedding. And there was, just not Meredith and Derek. And you know, it makes sense. Cause that was Izzie's dream wedding. Not meredith's. So I am content with it.
Izzie saw denny again, so she knew she had a tumor. But it didn't show up on the scan. So derek hooked stuff up to her to try and map it. So while izzie is trying to see denny again, she talks about how how she associates denny with death and alex is her future. Finally she see's Denny and tumor. But the tumor is too small for derek to get to it.
Derek says how he wished he could do something. And bailey has an idea. Which derek pitches to meredith and she pitches to Alex. Meredith shows up in izzie's room with the wedding dress saying it's her dress and alex shows up in the tux.
George walked izzie down the aisle when she started to feel weak. Which was fitting. When I saw Izzie walking alone, i thinking, "why is George not with her!" Then he went and helped her.
I love Alex. He has grown so much. And when he was crying over Izzie, I wanted to hug him. Sigh. I'm hoping she doesn't die cause I'd hate for Alex to lose her. His vows were sweet. Yeah he got them from the patient but I don't care. Here are his vows:
Today’s the day my life begins. All my life I’ve been just me – just a smart mouth kid. Today I become a man. Today I become a husband. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself – today I become accountable to you, to our future, to all the possibilities that a marriage has to offer. Together no matter what happens I’ll be ready – for anything, for everything - to take on life, to take on love, to take on possibility and responsibility. Today Izzie Stevens our life together begins and I for one can’t wait.
Can't wait to see what happens next week.
My co worker loaned me the dvds to both seasons of Dead Like Me and the straight to DVD movie.
It's a show about a bunch of grim reapers. The main character, Georgia "George" Lass is on her lunch break on first day of work with her new job. A job her mom forced her to take. (her mom can be soooo ugh sometimes). As she wandering around, a man asks her name. She asks why and she remembers the name tag she has to wear that says, "Ask me my name" She answers him. He then brushes his hand against her which she finds weird.
A few moments later, a toilet seat from the from the de-orbiting of the Mir space station falls from the sky (it was on the news) and kills George. Which earns her the nickname Toilet Seat Girl among the reaper community. The man who touched her was a grim a reaper. He removed her soul. George was his last reap, so he gets to move to the great beyond. Since George was the last reap, she has to take his place until she meets her quota. Each reaper has their own quota and they don't know what it is until they meet it.
Groups of Reapers are organized into "divisions" according to various causes of death. In addition to Rube's "external influence" team, the three other divisions mentioned in the series are Circulatory Systems Division, the very uneventful and bored Reapers of the Plague Division (who spend much of their time playing golf) and the Natural Causes (Old Age) Division mentioned in the 27th and 28th episodes (according to the running order). However, George (and Reggie) do meet a child Reaper who reaps the souls of animals; he died when he was run over by a car which was driven by a female drunk driver. The teams are apparently organized into jurisdictions of geographical areas, with several teams associated with different causes of death operating within one area. It is not known how much geographical area a single division covers, but the Reapers in the series seem to only cover the area around Seattle and King County, Washington.
She joins Rube (head reaper) and his merry band of reapers: Mason, Betty (she later leaves and is replaced by Daisy. Daisy Adair) and Roxy. They all meet at Der Waffel Haus where they get their assignments. You see, Rube gets a list of names from unknown person. He writes down the first initial of the first name, the last name, the estimated time of death and the place of the person on a post it. The reaper than must go and collect soul. Once a reaper receives a post it note, it's non transferable. If they fail to collect the soul, it will wither and die in the body. It will also make the gravelings come after the reaper.
Gravelings are mischievous gremlin-like creatures that cause the accidents and mishaps that kill people. The living generally cannot see them, though in one episode, a schizophrenic was able to, although Rube refused to believe that was possible. Reapers can see and interact with them to some extent: Daisy once shushed a Graveling; Rube yelled "Get outta here!" once when seeing Gravelings playing on a cemetery statue; and George once chased several angry Gravelings around her apartment. Although Gravelings seem to be self-aware and recognize the Reapers, they do not communicate verbally with them, and talk to each other in a hushed and unintelligible babble; other times they growl or hiss.
Since grim reapers are undead, they have a new body so that no one will recognize them. So the group will see how they were, but normal people will see them as their new self. Does that make sense? On Halloween the rest of the public will see a reaper how they once were. But reapers can go on an live a somewhat normal life. George goes back to former job and reapplies as "Millie." She tries to make a fresh start but can't help but keep tabs on her family.
I really liked this show. I love Mason. Poor Mason. He was shot, run over, drank dry ice, sprayed his eggs with pepper spray and ate them. Because reapers are undead, they can't be killed again but they do feel pain and they heal faster. I loved Rube too. I think he had the best lines.
If you have a chance to watch this series, you really should. It's a great show.
This is a longer clip, but I like when Mason makes a comment about Roxy's dress.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am.
I'm a big Hugh Jackman fan and I've always loved the X-Men movies. So I've been anxious to see this movie ever since I heard it was being made.
From the very first X-Men movie, Logan, aka Wolverine, has had a mysterious past. We found out where the adamantine was added to his skeleton but we didn't know what led him to having that surgery. Those questions are answered in Origins. Logan was born in the 1800s and orphaned at a young age, along with his older brother Victor. The opening sequence of the movie takes us through quite a few wars (Civil, WWI, WWII and the Vietnam war) and Logan is fed up with the fighting. So he decides to settle down but his past comes back to haunt him and the woman he loves is killed. Off he goes to get vengeance and the person he is looking for is none other than his brother Victor.
What did I think? I loved it. Hugh Jackman anyone? LOL It's a good action-y movie that doesn't take itself seriously. Wolverine has a dark humour that I've enjoyed in all the movies. It was interesting to see about his past and there were some new characters - Gambit (Taylor Kitsch - yum!) really stands out for me.
So if you're a fan of the X-Men franchise, don't miss this. If you're not a fan of mutants, action sequences, claws, motorcycles, hot guys, etc. you can wait for the DVD. LOL
Some of the eye candy in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
First of all, I have to thank Rowena for introducing me to this show. I caught the end of season 2 and was intrigued enough to see how Season 3 would play out. I loved it and decided I had to go back and see how it all began. Also, FNL was one of those shows that I always heard was really good but that was always facing the chopping block. I'm happy to say that Friday Night Lights is back for two more seasons.
So Friday Night Lights is about high school football, namely the Dillon Panthers and there's a wide range of characters. The main characters are Coach Eric Taylor, his wife Tami, their daughter Julie, and various players, from Tim Riggins (yum) to Matt Saracen (yum yum).
Season 1 starts with Coach Taylor as the new head coach. At his very first game as head coach, the star quarterback, Jason Street is in a horrible accident that leaves him paralyzed. Stepping into Jason's shoes to finish the game (and to win it) is Matt Saracen, an artistic fella who was happy to stay in Jason's shadow.
Jason had it all - he was going to a great college and he had the head cheerleader, Lyla Garrity as his girlfriend. When he got hurt, almost everyone stood behind him, except his friend Tim Riggins, another player.
Tim Riggins is the bad boy that all the girls love. Throughout the whole season I loved Tim's character. He's a sweet bad boy, which is a lethal combination in my opinion. He's not perfect, he can drink too much, he's not excelling academically, but if you need back up, he's there for you (unless you're Jason Street). There is tension between the two best friends and her name is Lyla. Lyla did a bad bad thing - and she comes off as such a goody goody. Bitch. LOL
Now back to Matt. Matt is such a sweetie. He's having to adjust really fast to being the new star quarterback and the center of attention. He's in charge of taking care of his senile grandma and he has a part-time job. A very responsible guy, Matt has a crush on the Coach's daughter, Julie. Let me tell you, I loved the way this played out. There's one episode where Coach has to bring Matt along to one of Julie's dance shows and the two men share quite the look, one guy wanting the girl and the other wanting to protect her. There was some excellent acting in that scene.
I'm not going to go further into all the characters because I could just go on and on. All I'm going to say is this, FNL is excellent and it features a wide range of excellent actors. There were some real touching scenes and I even cried at one of them. You really get caught up in this small Texas town and even though I'm not the biggest fan of football, I'm a big fan of FNL. Check it out!
Here is some of the eye candy from the show. I read a quote somewhere: "F*** Tim Riggins, date Matt Saracen, but marry the Coach." I agree with that quote. LOL