Captain Philips Trailer

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. If the trailer is this good then the movie looks to be even better, especially with Tom Hanks in the lead.

Movies For The Weekend

TheLastStand

If Schwarzenegger is in a movie I’m going to watch it, he doesn’t do too many and any fan of the 80s & 90s action films will enjoy this movie, I haven’t seen it yet but I know I will. There are a lot on the list to watch and enjoy, and The Grandmaster is a must for the Martial Arts Genre, then there is Iron Man Rise Of The Technoverse. Each movie will have their moment and this weekend I will enjoy them all.

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  • The Last Stand
  • 21 & Over
  • Jack Reacher
  • Superman Unbound
  • The Guilt Trip
  • Gangster Squad
  • Broken City
  • The Grandmaster
  • A Haunted House
  • Iron Man Rise Of The Technoverse

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Review: Some From Nothing The Art Of Rap

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A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

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If you have any inclination to hip hop then you will love this movie, its about the art of hip hop & rap over the past 40 years with an inside view from Ice T. Going from the East Coast to the West Coast, you get a taste of all the talent and what they did to get where they are, and what they believe in and what is there process for their art form. Honestly it was amazing watching some of them freestyle like that, watching Q-Tip, Run DMC, Eminem, Dr Dre, Red Man, and so many other talented people in this documentary doing their thing is inspiring and a must watch for anyone who loves music.

Link: IMDB
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Sntich – Trailer

In the fast-paced action thriller Snitch, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission — risking everything, including his family and his own life. Now this is a one movie that I will watch, especially that Dwayne Johsnon is in it, at last he is playing some bad ass roles.

The List Of Movies

Argo

There are a lot of movies that have piled up over the past few weeks for me, but right now I have a few that I really want to see and at the top of the list is Rurouni Kenshin, and then a light comedy, Here Comes The Boom. Too many good movies to see, and I am going to watch Skyfall again, its just that good.

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  • Argo
  • Bachelorette
  • Blood Money
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever
  • Flight
  • Fun Size
  • Here Comes The Boom
  • Killing Them Softly
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Sinister
  • Skyfall
  • Sushi Girl
  • The Package
  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
  • The Sessions

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Fast & Furious 6 – Trailer

Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.

I can NEVER get tired of a Fast & Furious movie, and they just keep making it better. Loved the First One, then Tokyo Drift became my favorite, and then they got very serious with Fast Five and it was bad ass, and now Fast & Furious 6 looks to top Fast Five with the crazy action and driving scenes and bring the story around. I love that they keep bring it back, I love these movies, after watching any of them I think that I am a get away driver who can do anything, just watching the trailer gets me pumped up.

Why I Hate Google – Regional Restrictions

I have been a huge proponent of Google and their Android platform, I love it, its great, flexible and the selection of phones are insane, so many to choose from. I liked what they have done with their Play Store, now its really organized and only getting better. Even with the release of the Nexus 4 I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

My one major issue with them is the region segregation, its annoying as hell, Apple honestly makes no difference what so ever. If your account is registered in the US then you are treated as if you are within the US and get access to all the software, shows, and movies.

Google operates differently, even if you are a US account with a US Credit Card and Address you don’t get access to everything on the US store which drives me nuts. Except if you have a US sim in your phone, but if you have a tablet then it does it based on your location.

While I was in the states I bought Iron Man, Transformers, and Star Trek, just movies I love watching again and again just to see how the Nexus 7 works with and they are amazing movies. And I downloaded it onto my machine not just streaming, so I can take it back home with me to Kuwait and play it normally. Now in Kuwait with the movies on my device it won’t let me play them, are they serious, thats just ridiculous. People willing to pay for whats legal but if you stop them from getting it legally then they will get it illegally, what they are doing is ridiculous, they are seriously stopping a source of revenue, people want access.

Apple products are amazing I will say that about them, even though I hate the company, and even for my love for Google, they have screwed up and they need to learn from Apple that got something right. Fix this already.

Review: The Expendables 2

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

It’s rare that the second movie is better then the first one, but this one is, and if you are a fan of the 80s movies then you really have to watch this one. And this time they brought in Chuck Norris & Jean Claude Van Damme, a true 80s action packed movie, with a damn good bad guy, true 80s style but modernized for our time. The fine art of 80s/90s action movies has been lost and we are stuck with very complex stories requiring our complete attention to know what the hell is going in a movie. You get the right dosage of a story with more action and Chuck Norris thrown in for good measure, how could this not be good. You know there are movie one liners that you will always remember like “Yippy Ka Yay Mother Fucker!!”. Well this one is filled with them and you will love every moment of it. When Chuck Norris joins the battle, Arnie sighs and moans, ‘Who’s next… Rambo?’, that is the best of the movie. At one point in the film, Arnie turns to Bruce and Sly and says, ‘we belong in a museum’. In a way, he’s right. This is the last gasp of this type of film and perhaps the perfect homage to a golden age.

Link: IMDB
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Grand Cinemas – Whats Going On?

I still haven’t had a chance to go but when I was trying to go it was a lot harder then I expected. I was told their website was online, and I went to it but the booking system wouldn’t work all week long. I called a few friends and I was given the direct number to them which we called yet no one picked up. I wanted to experience their VIP seating and watch SKYFALL again.

The only option we had was to go over there, and when we did on Friday around 1 pm and it was packed, I mean a lot of people in Al Hamra Mall. By the time we got to the counter turns out that all of VIP was sold out for all of Friday and Saturday which is insane. I felt that I wasted my time driving over there to get tickets. I know that Grand Cinemas is new but they are not a new type of company, and the people running it are experienced, and they even delayed the launch a few months so I would have expected them to get their act together if they were delaying it. But come on, the phones don’t work and online doesn’t work, that’s just disappointing. I know that I still want to go but the hassle of going is annoying.

Movie Downloads

A long weekend is coming up and you have to throw in a few movies while its here. These are the ones I have in hand at the moment, but then there are the ones that are in movies, but I wouldn’t watch a censored movie. Surprisingly the one I really want to see is Something From Nothing The Art Of Rap which is a very cool rap documentary, another documentary about the hacking that went on last year is We Are Legion, the rest of the movies are the usual entertaining ones for the long weekend.

  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • Madeas Witness Protection
  • Fast Girls
  • Safety Not Gauranteed
  • The Expendables 2
  • We Are Legion
  • Magic Mike
  • Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted
  • The Tall Man
  • Thats My Boy
  • Rock Of Ages
  • Prometheus
  • People Like Us
  • Men In Black 3
  • Arbitrage
  • Something From Nothing The Art Of Rap