Fun, fun, fun... 'til her daddy took the T-Bird away. These are the musical lyrics from the Beach Boys talking about cars and the fun that you have when you have them and don’t when they're gone.
Let me tell you, I had some fun watching Fast & Furious 6. The film (opening Friday, May 24) continues the Fast & Furious saga on screen of the car racing group who are up to no good as well as saving the world all in the last 5 movies. The film (Rated R) let me tell ya is one hell'va ride as well as non-stop action from the opening sequence all the way to the final credits.
This sixth installment of the franchise continues where #5 left off, the crew headed by Toretto (Vin Diesel) and O’Conner (Paul Walker) are taking it easy in an island country, one welcoming a new child the other trying to get life going on after the death of his love Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) in the previous movie. Meanwhile, Agent Luke Hobbs( Dwyane "the Rock" Johnson) is on the heels of a new bad guy named Shaw (Luke Evans) who is trying to steal some parts to make a lethal weapon. Hobbs decides the only way he can get this guy out who uses fast cars to do his deeds is to fight fire with fire. He asks Toretto to get the old group together to help out and promises total pardons if they get the job done.
What follows next is some of the hottest action sequences I’ve seen in a while with cars, plane and I’m sure whatever they can find.
Toretto is under the impression that his former love Letty is still alive and he needs to find out for sure, so he and his group rock and roll through some trials and tribulations to get answers. Some people have said that this movie continues the same old race saga formula and I say to that " SO WHAT!" It kicks some ass. I’m ok with the same 'ol stuff if it works and it does here.
Vin Diesel has a lot of presence my friends, he takes over the screen and you definitely find yourself rooting for him and the crew which also includes Tyrese and Ludacris. The cast is both serious and funny which helps the movie roll along.
The car chases and stunts are magical and to be honest with you, some things that go on are almost unbelievable but it's okay, I suspend disbelief for movies, as long as I’m having some fun and it works for me.
Fast & Furious 6 delivers what it sets out to, a crazy go for broke action movie with cars as the main ingredient plus sme great action music that keeps ya bouncing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and I know you will to, well that’s if you like a loud, fast & furious good time.
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Stephen Curry put on an amazing offensive display in the first round of the NBA playoffs and carried that over into the 2nd round against the Spurs until... he... cooled off considerably.
But despite his struggles against San Antonio, Curry became a household name and cemented himself as the best shooter in the NBA right now. But who is the best shooter of all time?
There is no doubt in my mind that Serena Williams is the most dominant female athlete of all time. Fifteen grand slam titles by herself, and another thirteen when she was paired up with her sister Venus, and two titles in mixed doubles, should be enough to cement her as the greatest of all time. With an 84% career singles winning percentage, 51 titles, and a number one world ranking on six separate occasions, there aren't many arguments that can be made against the most dominant women's tennis player of all time. She has also earned more than $44 million dollars in prize money, which by far is the most by any female athlete, fourth all time in professional tennis. Oh by the way, she just won her 4th consecutive title of the year by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the of the Italian Open women's final.
Now, is Serena the most dominant female athlete of all time?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is always going to be the most recognized name in the history of female athletes, but her impact off the field out-weights what she accomplished during her time in competition. Three gold medals in an Olympic career is nothing to be ashamed of, but is that true dominance?
Olympians have several years to prepare for their respective disciplines, tennis players are under the constant pressure to compete in major tournaments every single year. Serena won her first singles title in 1999 and never looked back. Sure, along with every other successful athlete, she has had her share of setbacks. After 30 grand slam victories however, the occasional withdraw because of an injured hamstring doesn't seem so dramatic. The youngest of the Williams sisters always seems to find herself at the top of the leader board when she is healthy enough to compete, and competing in a professional match is no cake walk by any means.
If you haven't watched a professional tennis match lately, you really don't know how hard it is to come out of it with a victory. Another great feature of watching tennis on television is seeing the emotion in high definition on the face of each and every player. One common theme when watching a Serena Williams match is seeing the raw fear in her opponents face.
True dominance knows when you have an opponent beat before the match even starts. Serena has proved that as long as she has her name entered in the tournament, there is a good chance that she will end up with a trophy, and another big paycheck.
The French Open starts in less than a week. My money is on Serena, the most dominant female athlete of all time.
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Do the Kings really make up for all of the other sporting negativity surrounding the City of
It was pretty amazing watching the Kings breeze their way to Stanley Cup last year and being a part of that parade downtown was really special. As great as last year was, I am afraid there are still people in this town that aren't even sure if
The Lakers have a lot of questions to answer this off-season and the Clippers have issues of their own. As of today, neither of them have the pieces in place to win a championship next year. Now, that may change in a month, but
The time is now to fully embrace the Kings and the band wagon has plenty of room. The boys in silver and black are back and I am not talking about the Raiders. Game two of the western conference semi finals are tonight at
Okay, okay. We've all read the book, right? I think it was part of most High School curriculums. What am I talking about... The Great Gatsby. The book was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was and is one of the most famous English language books ever written according to many and now for the 2nd time in the last 40 years it has been made into a big screen movie.
The Great Gatsby (PG-13) opening Friday May 10th, tells the story of J. Gatsby and his friend Nick Carraway, who tells us Gatsby’s story. Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is the cousin of Daisy (Carey Mulligan) who is married to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) who finds out that he lives next door to the elusive Gatsby. Nick strikes up a relationship with Gatsby and later goes to one of his big time parities and gets to see what the talk around town is all about.
Gatsby’s parties are crazy and a bash that brings the roaring twenties right in front of your face. Gatsby and Carraway’s relationship grows and Gatsby feels the need to entrust his life story to Carraway including his upbringing and why he is one of the richest people in the area. We also find out that Gatsby also wants to re-ignite a relationship with Daisy whom he had fallen in love with many years earlier, in fact it’s the reason why he is so close to Daisy, living across the bay from her, enough to see her house from his.
Daisy’s life isn’t going that great, her husband Tom is engaged in many affairs but the old money is there and she’s just going through the movements. With Nick’s help Gatsby and Daisy find their love again and Gatsby thinks it’s time for Daisy to leave Tom and run away with him. What follows is some ups and downs for everyone and well I don’t want to spoil it.
The Great Gatsby is an interesting movie, it’s directed by Baz Luhrmann, who directed Leonardo DiCaprio back in 1996’s Romeo & Juliet, and brings that same feel to this movie as that one. A very fast paced, quick cut movie, Gatsby looks to make the 1920’s hip and now, which includes the music of Jay-Z.
Trust me, it’s not the Gatsby of your Grandfather. Tobey Maguire brings a steady hand to the Nick Carraway figure who tell us the story through his writing of the adventure he had but never seems like he fits. Joel Edgerton brings the womanizer Tom Buchannan to life, a character who gets what he wants whenever he wants it, the quintessential playboy, I enjoyed his portrayal. Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy does a nice job but I never bought into her, the fact that she was someone Gatsby would drop his whole life over just didn’t win me over.
Now the real reason you do need to see The Great Gatsby is for DiCaprio, this guy is a star, if you didn’t know this already. The minute he walks on the screen the movie explodes. His charisma and persona takes you away and you definitely feel like he is larger than life and Gatsby incarnate. He really carries this movie and adds the interest you need to care about everyone else and why they're there.
Look, The Great Gatsby is not the greatest movie but it’s a nice movie that you can get involved with and defiantly take your girlfriend, wife or significant other. At more than 2 hours, the movie does have its slow points but for the most part moves very well.
Director Luhrmann does a nice job of giving you the ambience of the 1920’s and relating it to today’s movie goer. I liked Gatsby but I didn’t love it, but I do think it’s worth a try.