Review: Premium Rush

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is becoming the actor that everyone wants, he is alot of blockbuster movies this year and it seems he might have another role to play in Batman which I won’t spoil. In this one he is a Harvard Graduate who can’t seem to stop riding his bike fast, as a bike courier in New York its the perfect job for him, until he picks up a package that the wrong people want. Its a fast paced action movie with a very different perspective to New York. Very fun and easy to watch, with a few nice twists.

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Summer TV Wrap Up


Newsroom

The unexpected Aaron Sorkin TV Show which caused some drama, a controversial drama about a news studio and its people, with the main news anchor as the main character. This is one very intense show that pulls you in from the first few episodes, I ended up waiting at the edge from week to week to watch the show. It takes shot at every political party, trying to put the truth out and ruffling a lot of feathers and it just keeps getting better and better. For a summer show its amazing, I can’t believe that it is only 10 episodes and we are going to have to wait until next summer to watch where this is going.

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Suits

The second season turned out to be even more intense then the first one, and honestly I didn’t think that they could do better. Harvey was in a battle for his life in some of these cases as well as within the firm. Mike as usual was the genius that helped piece things together with him. The characters get more intertwined and it was a hell of a season with every episode worth watching. i just can’t get enough of Mike as a smart ass, its fun seeing his genius play out in the show. If you haven’t seen Suits then you are really missing out.

Franklin & Bash

These guys just do it again, keeping things funny and interesting in Enfeld & Daniels. This time around they take a more direct roll within the firm and things get a little more crazy with Franklin’s father tries to take over the firm. The season finale was funny, these guys make for a fantastic combination and Pendy there assistant is just hilarious. Its annoying that we have to wait so long for this comedy to come back

Falling Skies

Season 2 just took one hell of a twist, they made it through, they got deeper into the fight against the aliens. The 2nd Mass start hitting them where it hurts, they make progress to find their base or the new capital. The story gets more complex and even more interesting then last season with the introduction of the overlords, you get to see some intense battles new alien weapons are introduced and they are disgusting. Just as they take the fit to them, the season finale was one hell of a cliffhanger, I can’t wait for next season luckily the show was renewed for another season from 2nd episode of season 2

Summer TV Shows

Since Ramadan started I know a lot of people are going nuts over all the types of shows that are airing and some of them are really good but in my case I look for something that fits me and right now the Ramathan shows are not to my taste. But its summer and there are a lot of good shows out there at the moment.

  • Newsroom – I’m loving this show, dramatic, action packed, and totally unexpected
  • Suits – This season is even better then the last
  • Eureka – Back for season 5 and in full swing
  • Continuum – Turned out to be much better then I expected, for the Sci Fi crowd, and I’m loving the future tech and the way the story is going
  • Anger Management – The Charlie Sheen comedy come back, good show
  • Falling Skies – Getting very intense this season and I love it
  • White Collar – Neal Caffery is back and this story takes a major twist you can’t wait for the next episode
  • Rookie Blue – The Canadian Cop Show, every episode is worth the wait
  • NYC 22 – I’m really enjoying this cop show, nice hip hop touch, I think Jay-Z did the Intro and Outro of this show
  • Franklin & Bash – Loving the comedy duo but they are starting to dig deeper into the other characters and its great, I hope this show keeps going
  • Melissa & Joey – Funny just as usual, on Season 2 and counting

On The Back Burner – Shows I’m Just Piling Up But Not Watching

  • Burn Notice – Didn’t watch Season 5 yet, need to catch up
  • Weeds – Season 6, really to catch up with the Botwin family
  • Breaking Bad – I still haven’t watched it
  • True Blood – Been a little while, got too dramatic over their relationships so I put it on hold

مبارك عليكم الشهر – Ramadan Kareem

It is here at last, probably one of the hottest Ramadans we are going to spend in Kuwait, but still there is something that I love about Ramadan. To everyone مبارك عليكم الشهر & Ramadan Kareem, this is going to be an interesting one, even though last year was from August until September, I’m sure what people have planned, it seems a lot of people are spending their Ramadan outside of Kuwait because of the heat. I for one don’t have an issue with anything except the thirst that we will face from this heat. I’m not hungry yet, but food is on my mind and luckily during ramadan there is a lot of food to choose from during futoor.

New Comedy Shows

Men At Work

Four buddies working in a magazine who go through the some ridiculous adventures. Together, the four help each other navigate work, friendship and women. This is one of the surprises of this season, the show is done and its only 10 episodes long but every episode was funnier then the other, these were very different characters in hilarious situations. Two guys are familiar actors but the other two are new to me, but they have a great dynamic, and this feels like the group of guy friends that you have so guys can very much relate to it, and women can have an outlook as to what guys think. If you are looking for a light hearted comedy then this is it.

Anger Management

Charlie Sheen is back and I have to say that he is back to his normal self but with a twist. I didn’t know what to expect from his new show but old ball player working as a psychiatrist with a bunch nut jobs is a pretty good start to his comedy. Four episodes in and I think the show is very worth watching and it will be one of the funny shows of this season. The best part are the small shots they take at 2 & A Half Men, some parts are just funny shots and some are hilarious, but they are all very subtle, and I like where its going.

The Exes

A comedy about three divorced men sharing an apartment across the hall from their female divorce attorney, who is also their landlord. This show jumps right into it, you figure out the dynamic of the group and it gets funnier every episode, each one of them is more colorful then the other and you know most of them from other shows. Kristen Johnson from 3rd Rock From The Sun, and she is the hilarious lawyer in this show, Wayne Knight is one of the divorced guys in the show, you would know him from Seinfeld or “Newman”, thats all I know him as, Newman, then there is also Donal Faison or Dr Turk from Scrubs, he is just as funny in this show, maybe a bit too gimmicky but I’m liking him in this show too.

Review: The Amazing Spiderman

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

I walked into this movie expecting to be blown away, I really liked Andrew Garfield playing as Spiderman and I avoided watching any trailers because I didn’t want to ruin the story or surprises. I just got annoyed with Tobey Maguire after the second one, the guy just felt damn annoying and he was a prick. This story started out different, not exactly 100% like the story and both Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy are cooler characters and smarter, I like how we saw the nerdier side of Peter Parker, and Emma Stone turned out to be a really good fit for Gwen Stacy. Martin Sheen & Sally Fields as Uncle Ben and Aunt May couldn’t have been a better pic, they were veteran actors with a lot to give and this time they are a larger role to play which I liked. It told a good story and I loved Andrew Garfield as Spiderman because he even had a damn good sense of humor and looked like he had fun playing Spiderman too but there was just one thing that was missing to this movie. The bad guy just wasn’t bad enough, or the build up between them just wasn’t what I was expecting, and Oscorp felt to be a side note. I liked the movie, but I wanted to love it, I just wanted more out of it.

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A List Of Trailers

Man With The Iron Fists

Written, directed, and starring RZA, produced by Quentin Tarantino, and featuring Lucy “So Unfairly Hot” Liu—what’s not to love about this hyper-kinetic martial arts extravaganza set in 19th Century China? Oh, Russel Crowe, right.

Taken 2

Liam Neeson is back at it again, if you thought Taken was good then your gonna love this, he is even more of a bad ass in this one. In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

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.

I’m not watching this movie for the storyline, I’m watching it for these guys: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, and Randy Couture. The Best the 80s & 90s had to offer and then some, damn these guys are bad asses!

Hara Kiri – Death Of A Samurai

Any movie by Takashi Mike is bound to be gold, he always comes up with fantastic and epic movies, and this one is no different. An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.

Summer Shows 2012

Summer has just started, well for us the heat started a while back, but the summer shows are just starting and the line up is looking good. These are the current shows that I have on my radar. There are a few coming up for July but I don’t have site of that yet. There were a lot of good and disappointing shows from this season, and some crazy season finales. My favorite three from the summer are Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, and Suits but the others are all pretty damn good too.

On TV Right Now

  • Men At Work – Four buds working in a magazine, very funny
  • Melissa & Joey – Funny Show
  • The Bitch From Apartment 23 – Pretty Funny, One woman is crazy and the other one is going insane
  • Rookie Blue – Great Cop Drama
  • NYC 22 – New Cop Drama, pretty cool & just on episode 4
  • Franklin & Bash – The Dynamic Hilarious Duo Are Back, and the first episode was great

June 14

  • Burn Notice – The Spy That Kicks Ass
  • Suits – The Great Lawyer Show

June 17

  • Falling Skies – The Best Show From Summer 2011 is Back, Can’t wait for it

Summer Movies 2012

There is an interesting mix of movies coming out this summer, a few less superhero movies then last year but still a very decent list. Leading the pack of course is The Avengers and thats something that is at the top of my watch list. Some great blockbusters movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus and Spider-Man, and some great comedies like Neighborhood Watch & TED.

  • The Avengers – May 4th
  • Men In Black 3 – May 25th
  • Chernobyl Diaries – May 25
  • Piranha 3DD – June 1
  • Prometheus – June 8
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – June 22
  • Brave – June 22
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation – June 29
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – July 3
  • Ted – July 13
  • The Dark Knight Rises – July 20
  • Neighborhood Watch – July 27
  • Total Recall – August 3

The Days Are Still Cool

These days its getting a bit warmer but still there is a lot of riding left, I’m trying to get in as much as I can at this point. This past weekend we rode about 350 Km around town, from Bida’a to Doha to Subhan and back to Bida’a for something to drink. It was an intense ride since we wanted to ride as much as possible during that amazingly cool morning, and the dust lifted from the night before.

This time around we were a bit more organized with the riding since we had plan, and a few different routes which made things interesting. The 1st ring road has turned into one amazing corner, at least the new part is, its the perfect curve, I hope they don’t install a camera there any time soon. Recently I have modified both the Diavel and 1098 so that my license plate is somewhat hidden.

After a nice long ride we had a nice cool drink, we thirsty as hell and I didn’t let anyone stop for a drink the whole day since I wanted to enjoy the ride as much as we could. There are a few surprises in the pictures below since we had a lovely machine join us in the previous ride I had to put the pictures up.


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