Friday, September 30, 2011
Last night Transformers:Dark Of The Moon came out on DVD. It is not unusual for a big movie to be released on Friday. Transformers is the first of the big summer blockbusters that we will be seeing in the next month. Originally I was going to see it in theaters, but I read enough about it that I decided to wait for the DVD. I also am not buying the DVD right now, but will wait until it goes down to $10. If you call me cheap I will consider that a compliment. It is rare for me to pay full price for any DVD. There are exceptions, and one of those is coming in about a month. Transformers is rated 6.6 on the IMDB and brought in $351,991,232 at the box office. It more than doubled that overseas, making it a billion-dollar movie. Of course, that means there will be a Transformers 4.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The movie 127 Hours is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, who while hiking in Blue John Canyon, Utah, became trapped by an 800 pound rock. To survive, he ended up amputating his arm. He had not told anyone where he was going and paid the price. You would think that based on what he went through that no one else would ever try to do that. Of course had that happened, I wouldn't be having this post today.
A 64-year-old North Carolina man recently did the same thing. He took the same path and did not tell anyone where he was going. Fortunately for him, he did not injure himself as badly as Ralston and still has all his limbs. He did manage to dislocated shoulder and broke his leg. He was able to get the shoulder back in the place and was crawling back to his vehicle when he was found by Park Rangers. The Rangers had been looking for him for two days when they had found his abandoned campsite. It took them two days to locate his car, at which time they realized where he was headed.
I realize that some people like the solitude of being out in nature, but should at least let someone know where you are going. Too many things can happen, and by not letting anyone know it could prove fatal. Life is risky enough without doing things like this.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This was a very quiet week for new releases. The only movies that came out were direct to DVD. That will change Friday, and I'll cover that movie, then. The first movie came from WWE Studios. Vince McMahon is trying to become a movie mogul and his latest effort is called Inside Out, which stars his son-in-law, Triple H. You can watch the trailer for it here.
The second movie was a twin pack of Halloween stories from 2 movie franchises, Scared Shrekless, and Monsters Versus Aliens:Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. I don't have much say about them because I've never seen them.
I did have one surprise from last night. I had a young lady that wanted to purchase a videogame that had just been released.the game was FIFA soccer 12. I find it amazing that somebody wanted to get a soccer game at midnight.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Reviewing something written by a friend is like walking a tightrope. You have to be honest and you want to keep your friendship, which sometimes can be difficult to do. Fortunately for me, I am able to do both and make everybody happy.
I recently purchased a comic book from my friend John Simcoe. It was a self published book titled RedLighter. John describes the book like this:
"Welcome to RedLighter, a comic that tells the story of Captain Denny Amberjack, a lighthouse keeper for the 'U.S. Light House and Rescue Corps.'"
Captain Amberjack is warned that Pirates are coming and he rushes to warn the town. Unfortunately for him, they are already there. It was fun watching him match wits with the Pirates. I enjoyed this adventure and look forward to reading more. Well done John.
John was also kind enough to send me a little booklet about the hamsters he has owned. If you'd be interested in getting this you can contact John here. John has an interesting blog that he calls Comics on the Brain. Check it out while you are there.
I also wanted to respond to a comment left yesterday by my friend Brian. Nothing is wrong. I've been a little busy trying to to get organized. It's quite an effort for me. Posting should be almost daily from now on. Just remember, you asked for it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It was very light week for movies. Only two came out today been in theaters before, one being the movie Bridesmaids and the other was Dumbo, which is being re-released by Disney. Bridesmaids was one of those surprise hits which brought in $168,944,100. It is rated a 7.2 on the IMDB.
Spooky Buddies is a direct to DVD movie and not enough people have voted on it for the movie to have a rating.
Actually, the big release last night was the Xbox game Gears of War 3. I had a crowd waiting to purchase it at midnight.
Monday, September 19, 2011
I didn't realize it until this morning, but today would have been my 33rd wedding anniversary. Part of my not realizing it is the fact that I don't dwell on it much. It's not that I don't care but that is the easiest way for me to cope with it. Everybody deals with loss differently in my way is to focus on what is going on now. You can't change the past and thinking about it can be a little depressing. You can beat yourself up and think, gee, I should've done this or said that, but that kind of attitude doesn't change a thing. As in any other relationship, there were good times and there were bad times. I focus on the good that happened and let the bad lie in the past.
I'm good to make this post short and sweet. Let those that you care about know how much they mean to you. I found out the hard way, you never know when it will be the last time you'll get to. In case this is sounding a little depressing, I want you to know that I am not the least bit depressed. This morning I bought on DVD the movie Grease. That was the movie that we saw together more than any other. It has helped me to be in a very good mood. I hope you all have a great day.