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The Eye (2008)

May 18th, 2010 | Category: Movie Reviews

0B8011A2DE The Eye is a Hollywood remake of the Hong Kong film Gin Gwai. For once I’m seeing the remake first. Gonna catch the original movie later on.

The violinist Sydney Wells (played by Jessica Alba, just as tight as ever!) has been accidentally blinded by her sister Helen since she was five years old. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people (like the 6th sense, except she isn’t dead!). With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes was and they travel to Los Llanos in Mexico to resolve the mystery of her visions.

I think Carina enjoyed the movie. I think I didn’t enjoy it just as much as she did. It lacked depth and credibility. But Jessica Alba is allways nice to look at. Too bad she wasn’t naked (except for one scene, but that was short and you didn’t get to see anything anyways).

There are indeed some uncanny scenes which make you shiver. But I’ve seen better. Way better. And my guess is that Gin Gwai will provide me with an atmosphere way more scary than the one provided here. But I may be jumping ahead to wrong conclusions.

Anyways, The Eye are definitely worth seeing; if so, just for watching the beauty Alba on screen. Don’t just expect to be too scared.

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Super Tight!

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Errm… some scary dead dude is coming at you from behind. You might want to break his face. Oh, that’s right. It’s already broken.

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Richard Matheson – 7 Steps To Midnight (1993)

May 18th, 2010 | Category: Book Reviews

51DyVXaETwL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ Richard Matheson is probably best known for having written a lot of episodes for The Twilight Zone and also a novel by the name I Am Legend (which later made it to a movie starring Will Smith).

So, having read nothing at all by him I decided to give Matheson a chance. 7 Steps To Midnight were chosen randomly. It’s about 320 pages long, and really really exciting.

7 Steps to Midnight circles around a mathematician named Chris Barton who works for the american government. A mysterious impostor steals his identity and life. He is suddenly thrust into a whirlwind of danger and intrigue. People he has never met are trying to kill him. Cryptic messages leads him on a wild, danger-filled chase around the world. There’s a shitload of twists and surprises, and those 7 steps to midnight who seems to be getting fewer and fewer at the same time the confusion is getting bigger and bigger…

One thing noticed quite early is that Matheson is not as skilled in the use of the language as e.g.  Stephen King or Hunter S. Thompson (but then again; who is? Well, except Mark Z. Danielewski of course). Characters are portrayed but you don’t get to know them deeply. You only get to be acquainted quite shallow with the characters.

But that doesn’t bring down the experience. It’s meant to be a fast-paced thriller grappling you tight and making you not want to lay the book aside. I’d say Matheson succeeds in that mission. I can’t stop reading. I want to read more and more and more, find out what’s going on; solve the god damn mystery.

Damn god intense reading is what it is!

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Fire Serpent (2007)

May 18th, 2010 | Category: Movie Reviews

FireSerpent200794383_f Just… no. No, I almost can’t do this. Fire Serpent was so fucking horrible it doesn’t even deserve to be in the Hall Of Shame. Not only did the special effects suck, the acting was B-A-D, the story thin, the ending was crap, dialogue that were written by a 3-year old or something.

If you would grade the quality of this movie, you wouldn’t have a scale that could measure the superlow level of this piece of crap.

Why did I see it then, you may ask? Well, first of all it’s a kickass title. Fire Serpent. Like som snake made of fire going to burn up the whole world or something. Or it could have been a martial arts movie with badass fighting scenes. So I went to IMDB to see what I was in store for (the 3.9/10 score should perhaps lit a warning light somewhere inside my head… but anyways!):

Alien creatures emerge from the sun and attack Earth.

That’s fucking badass! Or so I thought.

What I got was crappy special effects with something that resembles “fire” (well, if you tried hard to imagine), and all other crap I’ve complained about in the paragraph above.

Fire Serpent may be the worst pile of sci-fi scrap ever produced. I may be exaggerating, there are worse stuff out there. But Fire Serpent is certainly not recommended to anoybody. Unless you wish them pain.

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Neil Strauss – The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists (2005)

May 18th, 2010 | Category: Book Reviews

The_game ISBN: 0-06-055473-8. You’ve already heard of it. You’ve probably already read it too. Like everyone has. Except me (cause I don’t need to – I apparently get the girls anyway, now having catched a HB on the higher scale by the name Carina. Although she’s struck me with one-itis, I’m still satisfied with my current situation). Funny thing is that I got it from my grandma in christmas gifft. Yep, you read it right. My grandma. I love her, she’s the best in the whole freakin’ world. Not because she gave me this book. Because she’s a beautiful, loving, caring, kind, thoughtful and respectable person.

Anyways. Neil Strass has documented one of the greatest social experiments ever; the secret society of pickup artists and transformed himself from nerd to the most attractable man-whore ever seen during two years. Using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity, he went from AFC (Average Frustrated Chump) to PUG (Pickup Guru) by refining his approach, sharing encounters with Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Courtney Love and more.

It’s quite fascinating how much of this stuff that really works. I’ve seen it in real life. I’ve done most of it myself. It’s just basic psychology packaged into something called ‘pickup’, and refined to adapt to most situations and people. It’s really nothing out of the ordinary when you think about it.

But even so the book is fascinating. Strauss’ journey is intruiging and you always want to read more. No, you don’t become a pickup artist by reading the book. Yes, you might get some pointers. And they may work. And they might not work. Nowadays when everybody is aware of the book and the techniques, I’d say the women are less responsive to them. But what the hell do I know really. I should be out practicing to see if I can get any results.

So. The book is divided into 11 steps, which in turn are divided into small chapters making the book easy to pick up (haha…) and read when you have the time. Perfect for short bus travels and such things.

I found it entertaining. You will find it entertaining. You will also find a quite deal of sex described, so that’s probably good for you horny fucks out there.

Read it.

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Before Neil Strauss started his journey he looked like shit. Like the right side of the picture. Then he started to look like me (left side of the picture). That’s when he started to get girls…

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…like this one. Bald is badass!

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