<table width="502" align="left"><tr><td><div style="width:426px"><embed src="http://apps.rockyou.com/rockyou.swf?instanceid=114601600&ver=102906" quality="high" salign="lt" width="426" height="319" wmode="transparent" name="rockyou" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"/></embed></div> <br><br>I am a true Movie Geek. Alongside avid movie going, I enjoy listening to music, rollercoaster riding, drawing, traveling, and cooking. <img src="http://tedrico.com/flixster/primeval.jpg" alt="Primeval" width="245" height="400" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="0" align="right"><br clear="left"> My earliest recollection of going to see movies, outside of the home, was with my parents back in the 70s. We went to the drive-in theater to see "The Day of The Animals". I was hooked on movies from that point on. Back then movies like "Benji", "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo", "The Shining", "Creature from the Black Lagoon", and Walt Disney's "The Rescuers" kept me entertained. As a teenager, I was more into viewing movies such as "Aliens", "What About Bob", "Predator", "Coming to America", "The Empire Strikes Back", and "The Terminator". Now as an adult, my movie viewing tastes have expanded to cover damn near all & any genre of movies (e.g. "Primeval", "Cars", "Broke Back Mountain", etc.). I even like foreign flicks with subtitles (believe it or not ... they disappear after 5 minutes in your mind and pose no further distraction). You can take anything away from our society so long as electricity, broadband, computers, and movies remain ... and I will be "absolutely peachy!"
<b>Favorite TV Network Programs</b>:
Blood+, True Blood, Fallen Skies, V, 24, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, The 4400, Jericho, Dr. Who, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, X-Files, Stargate SG-1
<b>5 Hottest Actresses In Hollywood</b>:
<table width 300 cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"><tr align="center" valign="top"><td><b>(1) <font size="+1"><i>Eva Mendes<i></font> in<br>Hitch (2005)<br> as Sara Melas</b><br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0578949/"><img alt="Eva Medez" border="1" src="http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/bastardlybutta/bastardly-photos/album1/eva-mendes-10160701.jpg" width="120"/></a><br/><br/></td><td><b>(2) <font size="+1"><i>Angelina Jolie</i></font><br>in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)<br> as Jane Smith</b><br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/"><img alt="Angelina Jolie" border="1" src="http://www.visualpharm.com/wallpaper/angelina_jolie_wallpaper_1024x768.jpg" width="120"/></a><br/><br/></td><td><b>(3) <font size="+1"><i>LisaRaye McCoy</i></font><br>in Beauty Shop (2005)<br> as Rochelle</b><br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0513964/"><img alt="LisaRaye McCoy" border="1" src="http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g208/bakhitah/lisa-raye-mccoybrownsista010.jpg" width="120"/></a><br/><br/></td></tr><tr align="center" valign="top"><td colspan=2><b>(4) <font size="+1"><i>Uma Thurman</i></font><br>in Batman & Robin (1997)<br> as Poison Ivy / Dr. Pamela Isley</b><br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000235/"><img alt="Uma Thurman" border="1" src="http://www.newchatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/thurman-uma.jpg" width="120"/></a><br/><br/></td><td colspan=2><b>(5) <font size="+1"><i>Famke Janssen</i></font><br>in X2 (2003)<br> as Jean Grey</b><br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0513964/"><img alt="Famke Janssen" border="1" src="http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Profiles/20061005/244.janssen.famke.100406.jpg" width="120"/></a><br/><br/></td></tr></table></td></tr></table>
BRILLIANT PLOT-WISE! GRANDIOSE LEVEL ANIMATED ACTION! THE FANTASTIC BLOOD BANKS SCENE WILL BLOW YOU AWAY! The story opens at Arkham Asylum, a dark, depressing insane asylum where the patients are playing...bingo? Arkham Asylum has gone from one of the scariest places in Gotham to a retirement home. The quality in inmates has slipped, too; half of them are literally drooling retards. Arkham is for 'criminally insane' not 'baseball is following me with spy cameras insane'. Things get interesting, or dumber, when one of Penguin's fellow inmates tells him about this fountain of riches he found and he's willing to share if Penguin helps him break out. Meanwhile, at Dracula, Penguin finally stumbles upon the crypt where the take was supposedly in, but it turns out that the inmate's take is, apparently, the corpse of Dracula. Batman has his first encounter with a few vampires, as the news media shows concern over all the missing persons [or "Lost Ones"] in the last few days. Dracula's intrigued by a Batman, like him. Alfred is skeptical about Bruce's claim of a vampire attack, saying that any of that vampire costume crap could have been bought at a "Halloween superstore". Bruce puts his sorta 'scientific background' to use; after all, vampirism supposedly infects blood, which Bruce gleaned from several fake medical journals. Plus, he has his dad's medical library, full of books and coincidentally .... crossbows? There is also a plot featuring Vicky Vale (Tara Strong) and Dracula wanting her to make a bride. No simple vampirism for Vicky, however, Dracula will drain her soul to reanimate his true bride Carmilla Karnstein. The mythology surrounding the meeting of these two characters goes back decades in the comics, so the idea of the costumed hero going head-to-head with the King of Vampires isn't as out there as it might sound. What is surprising is the dark nature of the film, which might end up scaring the little youngsters, but should play to adolescents and the character's older fan base brilliantly. This film rates 4 of 5 stars in my book! -- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152567155849429.1073742911.518209428&type=1&l=0c0db4ea1a
ANOTHER TEDDY FLIX MOVIE REVIEW: "Grown Ups 2 (2013)"
A SIMULTANEOUSLY HUMOROUS & A MORALE BOOSTER OF A FILM! SHORT YET ENTERTAINING RUN TIME! Chris Rock tells the race jokes, David Spade gets the redneck gags, Kevin James stops the film five times to do a burp sneeze fart combo. and Adam Sandler brings the muscle to the fight. The talents of Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph and Maria Bello are ignored as the trio is downsized to "Aw... Honey..." housewife roles, in this sequel. I will however say, that as usual, ... Sandler, under his Happy Madison production company name, tries to promote family values in "Grown Up 2", and I can truly respect how the film idolizes the old principle ... "loved Ones First"! I watched this film with my 66 year old Father and we laughed 60% of the time, throughtout this films 101 min. run time. Hence, it deserves no less than a 3 star rating!
ANOTHER TEDDY FLIX MOVIE REVIEW: "Funny People (2009)"
EXPLOSIVE DRAMATIC CONNOTATIONS, YET NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A COMEDY! From a comedy review standpoint ... this film is inappropriately named! For there is hardly anything funny about "Funny People!". The writing of the story of this film is so realistically convincing, that I had to pause it 1 hour into the 2 hr. 30 min. run-time, to Google "Is Adam Sandler Dying?"!
From a drama review standpoint .... Adam Sandler surpasses his performances in both "50 First Dates" and "Click" combined! POWERFUL & HEARTFELT describes this film best, as comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler) deals with receiving word from his doctor, that he will soon die of a form of leukemia and uses upcoming Comedian, Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to assist him with all his Bucket List needs / requirements.
After the 2 hour point I had accepted that the Movie Trailer was misleading in showing only the comedy scenes, which are very, very few. So ... with all of this said, as a drama it rates 4 of 5 stars and as a light comedy (if you can even call it lightly comical) is rates 2 of 5 stars, so the mean average score of both standpoints equal a 3 of 5 star rating, for the movie "Funny People". -- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152453615629429.1073742835.518209428&type=1&l=1b8a5be691