Friday, January 29, 2010

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (Single-Disc Edition)
Chris Pine
Zachary Quinto
Karl Urban
Zoe Saldana
Simon Pegg
John Cho
Anton Yelchin

A massive Romulan ship goes back through time and alters the destinies of the original Star Trek crew.

I usually don't like time travel stories, I consider them hokey. But, in this case, the time travel storyline is a stroke of genius. since the damage done to the timeline doesn't get fixed it establishes an alternate timeline for a whole new set of adventures for the old crew.

As far as plot and acting this film is better than the first six Star Trek movies ever were. It lacks the philosophical moments of which I am so fond, however. It is non-stop action from start to finish. All in all, it is a great film.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Lola Rennt [Run Lola Run] (1998)

Run Lola Run
Franka Potente
Moritz Bleibtreu
Herbert Knaup

Lola's boyfriend is in trouble. He lost 100,000 deutschmarks and if he doesn't recover it in 20 minutes his boss will kill him. Lola needs to get the money and get it to him in time. But, her moped was stolen earlier that day. What else can she do but start running...

This is the first German language film I have ever watched so I can't compare it to any others. If it were American it would probably be one of those quirky, artsy sleepers that nobody has seen but should. It's a very interesting film with a fresh take on an old plot dilemma.

MY RATING: 10/10

IMDb page

Johnossi (2006) [album]


Rekord Music, V2 Music Scandinavia, V2 Music, Control Group


1.  "The Show Tonight"
2.  "Execution Song"
3.  "Glory Days to Come"
4.  "There's a Lot of Things to Do Before You Die"
5.  "Man Must Dance"
6.  "Family Values"
7.  "Press Hold"
8.  "Rescue Team"
9.  "Santa Monica Bay"
10. "The Lottery"
11. "Summerbreeze"

This Swedish band has a sound that's not easily classified. It's kind of a blend of indy and alternative with a splash of hard rock thrown in. I bought this one without ever having listened to any of their songs (and I don't usually recommend doing that) but I loved it from the first beat. This is a great band just waiting to be discovered by the masses.


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