Directed by Paul Greengrass, the thriller stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs and Khalid Abdalla. This movie really should be “Bourne in Baghdad”, because it looks exactly like one of the Jason Bourne movies which is cool with me. Although I love Matt Damon and this movie looks action packed and bad ass, it’s kind of redundant. Let me try to predict this movie. Matt Damon is a head military dude and goes by the book, and is very well trained in all aspects of combat. He stumbles upon a dark secret of a high government official that threatens to bring down the whole operation and expose the people behind it. So the bad guy deploys 98,273,284,748 guys to kill him, but they don’t know that Damon is pretty much Robo-Cop in human form and can’t be killed. He goes on to do a bunch of “Jason Bourne” type shit and escapes death 50 times before exposing the truth. He then goes into hiding on a sunny beach and sips on a margarita while looking out into the sun set. Sounds about right to me, count me in for seeing it.
I saw this trailer over the summer, long before I got serious about this blog, and having no reason to spread the good word about the cool things I stumbled upon, just kept it to myself. Revisiting this clip makes me really wish that I was posting on a regular basis over the summer. Actually, YOU should wish I was posting over the summer. This documentary hit the theaters in July and it was fantastic! It is called Facing Ali and it is about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and his remarkable and unforgettable life as a boxer. It is littered with the many boxers who went toe to toe with him, and their stories on how they remember him.
Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world’s most beloved and inspiring athlete in Pete McCormack’s Facing Ali.
Facing Ali is directed by filmmaker Pete McCormack, of See Grace Fly and Uganda Rising. This documentary includes appearances by George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Earnie Shavers, George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, and Joe Frazier, among many others.
I know we might be a little late with letting everyone know that Boondock Saints 2- All Saints Day will be in theaters this Friday, the 30th, but we here at ZootPatrol like to try and make up for our shortcomings. Thats why I usually extend the foreplay with girls, just to make up for how bad the actual sex of it is going to be. Anyway, here is the first 5 minutes of the movie. I have a feeling this movie is either going to be love, or hate for viewers. There are those people who are never happy with sequals, and always think sometimes classics are better off left alone. Then theres people like me, who cant get enough of a good thing. I will be checking it out in theaters, and hoping that over time, this movie will become just as big of a cult following as the original. Enjoy.
Usually I don’t like these Asian movies with flying dudes, beautiful cinematography, and mind-blowing fight scenes, wait a minute I actually love those movies, but a lot of people hate them. Anyway I know most people aren’t into such films but you should get familiar with legendary director John Woo’s “Red Cliff“. It is the most expensive movie Asia has produced to date, and will hit theaters on 11/20. The movie is an epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. The movie broke all kinds of records in Asia and was a huge hit so it’s probably worth a look.
Big L was and still is considered one of the most prolific hip hop artist in the history of rap. He strung together words that can only be described as amazing and his song Ebonics is widely regarded as one of the best rap songs of all time. Born in Harlem, Big L was first discovered by Lord Finesse in a record store while rhyming and was soon after featured on his 1992 hit “Party Over Here”. He later signed with the D.I.T.C Crew (Diggin In The Crate Crew) on Columbia Records and went on to release his solo debut Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, in March of 1995. From 1997-1999 Big L worked on his second release, The Big Picture, but sadly, he would never get the chance to see it completed. He was gunned down in Harlem, February 15, 1999. Big L was murdered on W138st in Harlem and was shot 9 times, twice in the face, he was 24. Gerard Woodley one L’s childhood friends, was arrested in May for the crime, but soon after released for lack of evidence. At the time of his death, L had two brothers in prison and a spokesman for the NYPD said there is a good chance L was killed for something his brothers had done, or were believed to have done.
His death remains unsolved.
This documentary gives a closer look into the legend that has grown around Big L’s amazing talent.
I hate scary movies as much as the next guy, I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t seen a “good” scary movie since I was 4, or I am just the toughest human on Earth and have never been scared by one. I started hearing a bunch of buzz about this new movie out though that was dawned, “the scariest movie ever”. That’s a pretty bold statement, especially since you can only see it in about 15 theaters nation-wide and the only showing is at midnight. Paranormal Activity, site here, was written and directed by Oren Peli, an Israeli-born video game designer who had no formal film training. The film was shot in one week in 2006 with a $11,000 budget and a hand-held video camera. The film was originally suppose to be re-done by DreamWorks but when they had a private screening for the company, close to everyone walked out, not because it was boring but because they were scared, so they decided to release it as it was. It has had nothing but rave reviews and I am defiantly going to try to see it in October to give a full review, because like I said before, I don’t get scared so my testimonial would be truth. As of October 1st you will be able to see the movie in New York at the AMC Empire 25 IMAX (the next closest being Penn State University), on 234 West 42nd Street, click here for tickets & showtimes. Who’s down to shit in pants?
Hurley and Warner Bros. Records will release The Drifter, which is based on surfer Rob Machado’s adventures to find out what his meaning is on this earth. It will be released this fall and the film will have limited theatrical screenings across the country. Directed by Poor Specimen’s Taylor Steele this is a personal journey as much as it is a showcase of some of the world’s most flawless waves.
The Drifter starts in Bali, where Machado is looking for life’s deeper meaning. He feels that by setting out on his own and being at peace with the waves, it will give him the opportunity to find what he is looking for. That surf trip ends up taking him on a soul-searching journey where he eventually finds himself on the outermost reaches of Indonesia with nothing but a surfboard, his journal and a tent. Machado’s conclusion after scoring more perfect waves than any surfer could ever wish for? There’s always a new dream to chase. You are NEVER at the top of the mountain.
Much of the dialogue in The Drifter is taken from Rob’s own personal journals from when he was on his trip. According to respected surf journalist Nathan Myers, who co-wrote the movie
there is nothing embellished in Rob’s candid, heart-felt passages. It is these passages, in fact, that drive the movie, from Rob’s epiphany in Bali, to his ill-fated motorcycle purchase, to his decision to delay his return to California, and blindly pick a new island on the map, and just go.
This is the type of film that gives me the chills. It is a film that makes anyone who had a dream say to themselves, “why not me”? If you have a passion for something, go and get it, and if you don’t yet know what that passion is, go and find out. As Machado says, “Not all who wander are lost.”
If you were a dude growing up in the late 80′s and 90′s you most likely watched the “A-Team”. You probably watched “McGyver” too they were usually on right after one another. As the 80′s comeback and remake movement continues Hollywood is now looking to hire the A-Team to make some big bucks. I am totally skeptical about how this movie could turn out, but I think it has no chance at being great. It will either be entertaining or completely awful. Either way the name and draw of needing to know how it turns out will surely bring decent dollars at the box office. The confirmed castings are what have me skeptical. Liam Neeson is the most notable on the list, set to play Hannibal Smith, he doesn’t look anything like George Peppard and I have never seen Neeson in a role that requires a lot of charisma. If you’re a UFC fan you will be pissed to hear that Quentin “Rampage” Jackson will not be fighting Rashad Evans after Ultimate Fighter because he has to make this movie playing B.A. Baracus (Mr. T). And if Rampage is as big of an idiot as he’s been on Ultimate Fighter then there is no way in hell he can handle acting at all. Bradley Cooper from The Hangover is set to play “Face”, he actually seems to fit that mold perfect. Jessica Biel is also in the movie and you bet your ass Mr. T will make some sort of cameo.
As I was putting this together it dawned on me there isn’t a single commendable hollywood snowboarding movie out there. There are definitely a few movies that could of been of added to the list, hate it or love it you know Point Break could of made of an appearance. Any movies with 80′s and early 90′s style and music are always great to watch but the best part of these classics is the language. Watch a few of these and you surely be dropping lines like “gnarly” “totally tubular” “radical!” and “totally awsome!”. Don’t expect any creative plot lines though every movie is about a hotshot chasing some bodacious babe revolving around a sport. If MMA is an alternative sport, then maybe karate kid should of been added.
Gleaming the Cube (1989) Christian Slater in his prime as a skateboarder trying to revenge his bros death. This movie sparked kids all over the country to try hanging on to a car riding their boards. If you look close you will see a 17 year old Tony Hawk and the entire Bones Brigade crew. After watching this who didn’t want a bedroom in an underground water tank in their backyard like Yabo!
Rad (1986) Hands down the best BMX movie ever made. Crew Jones is a hometown rider trying to make it with the big dogs while chasing the babelicious Lori Loughlin (Jesse’s babe from Full House). This movie has the best soundtrack of all the movies, “Send Me an Angel” and “Thunder in Your Heart” are songs you should definitely have on your ipod.
Rad Trailer plus ever see people Dance on bikes? Send Me an Angel Scene
North Shore (1987) The story of a kid who surfs wave pools in Arizona trying to become a pro on North Shore Oahu. His sidekick character “Turtle” is probably one the best sidekicks ever. He also plays a member of the Boda Zafa’s crew in Point Break.
Airborne (1993) One of Jack Blacks first mainstream appearances. Mitchell Goosen is a SoCal surfer living in Cincinatti for the winter. The locals don’t like his laid back attitude but when they realize he can rip it on a pair of roller blades the respect comes. If you’ve seen it you will agree it’s Seth Greens best comedic performance ever. Every kid wanted to strap on a pair of blades and take on the biggest hill in their town or “Devils Backbone” after watching this. CHILL BRA!
Side Out (1990) Babes in high thigh bikinis and VolleyBall in the SoCal sun! Enough said. Trailer is all bikini babes love it!
Aspen Extreme (1993) Couple of local mountain skiers move to Aspen to become ski instructors and mingle the parties of the rich and famous. One guy falls in love and the other ends up running naked in the streets with a coke problem only to be reunited and then our sidekick dies in an avalanche. Besides the coke and dying in an avalanche this movie sparked me and my best friends life plan for a few years.
There is no doubt that this was a rough year on a lot of people. Millions of jobs were lost, and people who thought they we financially set ended up having to come to grips with the fact that all of the money they had stashed away for retirement was now gone. The economy shit the bed. It didn’t just hershey squirt a small stain on the sheets, it full on, flu like symptoms, diarrhea’d in its sleep. Just like everyone else, I personally know a few friends who were unfortunate enough to get that dreaded call from Human Resources, letting them know that they were being let go.
I stumbled on this trailer, and it changed the way I looked at the current events that are going on in the work place within our country. It made me realize that people spend a lot of time mixing their personal identities with their work identities. Sure, people need to make money, and thats obviously why most of us work in the first place, but there is something more that is going on. People begin to lose the fire and passion for what they would really rather be doing, and they get lost in the crowd. They get so engulfed with who they “should be” that they forget what they want to be. This movie takes a look at people who were unfortunate enough to be laid off from their jobs, but soon found that it was really a blessing in disguise. Like they say, when life gives you lemons..