Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Review of The Expendables 2

This blog is about Ole Skool Music but I decided to write a review, today about the Ole Skool Actors in the movie The Expendables 2!!!

On Friday August 31, 2012, I went to the movie was The Expendables 2.  The main actors were Sylvestor Stallone (Barney Ross), Bruce Willis (Mr. Church), Jet Li (Yin Yang), Jason Statham (Lee Christmas), Dolph Lundgren (Gunnar Jensen), Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Claude Van Damme.

The movie started with alot of heavy action.  Eventhough I enjoyed the movie tremendously, it was a bit corney and comical - with the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger to save the people after the mine was blown up and the part with him and Bruce Willis.  Arnold said his signature line "I'll be back" and Bruce said "No, you are always coming back, I'll be back!"  Well I had a good laugh!

There was another 'good timing' appearance by Chuck Norris - he too saved the day and then he disappeared again.  But what's up with the beard, made him look like a real hermit.  As we are on the topic of hair, lets discuss Arnold's hair.  Doesn't he realize that he is an old man and should style his accordingly.  He should take example from Bruce Willis.  Bruce has gone along with the trend of today with men going bald mostly to hide early balding and the grey hairs which will indicate - hey I am getting old.

The young man, character name Billy The Kid (Liam Hemsworth), the moment he discussed his decision with Sylvestor Stallone to leave the group to move forward with his life, I knew he would die early in the movie.  It was sad the way he died but any way - hey it's only a movie!

Claude Van Damme was the bad guy in the movie.  He had a tattoo, of a the head of a goat, on his neck and he said the goat is the Satan's pet. I noticed that his accent has not improved alot even after been in so many American action movies.

I loved the surprise of see each Ole Skool Actor.  It was thrilling.  But from the producer point of prospective, it seems that each actor was given a little piece of the action.  But I was a bit disappointed with the small role of Jet Li.  I thought either Jet Li or Jason Statham (I love this guy!) would have been given the opportunity to showcase their martial skills against Van Damme but Stallone was choosen eventhough he is not a martial arts guy.

Another piece of script that I found amusing, Bruce Willis purchased Stallone a replacement plane because he had crashed his in attempt to save a group of villagers.  The plane that Bruce bought was real old and it was commented that it belonged in a museum and Arnold's response was "Hey we all do!"

Overall I enjoyed the movie, I am happy that I choose to see The Expendables 2!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

All The Man That I Need



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

RIP Whitney
This is my tribute to this great, talented and wonderful woman!  I was watching a movie a few days ago and as I was changing channels, I saw the new flash that Whitney had died at a young age of 48 years!  I was in totally shock like so many people/fans.

It had been reported that Whitey had a drug/alcohol problem and it was all blamed on her husband, Bobby Brown.  So with her divorce, I was hoping to hear some hot releases from her, not death!

I know that we have  die at one point or the other and we don't know when either.  But when a family member, friend, or even a celebrity dies, we are still in shock as if  we are indispensable.  If the person is ill, death is expected eventhough, we may still be surprised and hurt.

I am surprised that I never posted any videos on this blog before. Whitney Houston music was part of my history  during my party days.  So for the balance of the week I will be posting her videos on this blog.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

If I Can't Have You



Don't know why I'm surviving every lonely day
When there's got to be no chance for me
My life would end and it doesn't matter how I cry
My tears of love are a waste of time
If I turn away am I strong enough to see it through
Go crazy is what I will do
* If I can't have you, I don't want nobody baby
If I can't have you ah ah, I can't have you
I don't want nobody baby, if I can't have you ah ah

Can't let go and it doesn't matter how I try
I gave it all so easily to you my love
To dreams that never will come true
Am I strong enough to see it through
Go crazy is what I will do
(Repeat * till fade)

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Love Is In The Air



Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air
In the whisper of the trees
Love is in the air
In the thunder of the sea

And I don't know if I'm just dreaming
Don't know if I feel sane
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when you call out my name

(Chorus)
Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Love is in the air
In the rising of the sun
Love is in the air
When the day is nearly done

And I don't know if you're an illusion
Don't know if I see it true
But you're something that I must believe in
And you're there when I reach out for you

Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise

But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

(Repeat Chorus 4X)




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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

By The Rivers Of Babylon



By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down;
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down;
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Require from us a song -
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiring of us a song -
Now how shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?

Let the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in Thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down;
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon (the waters of Babylon)
there we sat down (You got to sing a song)
ye-eah we wept, (Sing a song of love)
when we remember Zion. (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

By the rivers of Babylon (by the rivers of Babylon)
there we sat down (You hear the people cry)
ye-eah we wept, (They need their God)
when we remember Zion. (Ooh, got the power)

By the rivers of Babylon, (oh yeah yeah)
where we sat down (yeah yeah)
Ye-eah we wept.........

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