“Fearless” (2006) is Ronny Yu’s latest martial arts movie featuring Jet Li as the Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). The biggest difference to all the recent martial arts movies is that the fights are far more realistic and as such much more intense, esp. since they all happen inside some sort of arena.
Jet Li portraits Huo Yuanjia and his journey to find his inner self, challenging foreign fighters to defend the nation’s honor and eventually becoming the founder of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
“Band of Brothers” is the best WWII TV series I have ever seen. This 10 part HBO mini series running 600 minutes tells the story of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division, from their training to their landing in Normandy, their sacrifices, their courage, their fears, the hardship and the cruelty of war. It is a story about a few good men who tried to do what they were trained to do. It forever changed them and their lives. They formed a bond deeper than any bond that is forged during peace. It is their story and it is told with shocking detail and realism.
Despite what you might think Aquaman is not Patrick Duffy although he is from Atlantis. There was a series in the 70s and this one is not a remake of it. Aquaman “A.C.” (Justin Hartley) is based on the DC Comics hero, he is the lost prince of Atlantis and the wicked Sirens are after him. All he has to do is shoot them right between the eyes to kill them. Sounds easy but Sirens do what Sirens do, they bewitch men.
Does this series bewitch its viewers and lure them in to want more? Not really. It’s nice to watch, alright, sunny beaches, makes you wish you were there, surfing. But as far as super heroes go Aquaman comes off as being a teenage surfer dude who can swim as fast as a jet plane and look silly while doing so and don’t get me started on the dialogue…
The newly created CW network already decided not to pick it up and I can’t blame them. However, you can download the unaired pilot of “Aquaman” over at itunes for $1.99.
I just saw the Spiderman 3 trailer (in theatres May 4th 2007) and it does look great. So I had to make a new header picture and if you are lucky you had venom, too (header image is random)! Go watch the trailer! Have some venom today! Visually only, of course!
“Eureka” is a new Sci-Fi show that premiered yesterday on SciFi featuring a small secluded town of geniuses working on mind boggling projects, some for the better some for the worse. An US Marshal gets stuck in the middle of an incidident while transporting a young girl in the back of his vehicle. Dog appears. Brakes screech. Car goes off road. The US Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) and his prisoner who turns out to be his daughter Zoe Carter (Jordan Hinson) walk into Eureka and crazy things unravel. I had fun watching the pilot just because everything is just so crazy accompagnied by corny one liners and fun acting.
I am definately looking forward to the next experiment.