Now this is what I call an AWESOME movie!! Director Tetsuya Nomura really pulled it off well, crossing between the Matrix and real life. The characters are stunning, even the fighting moves are unbelievable. It’s been a while since I watched an animated movie with Disney sucking up pretty bad lately, so this was a definite treat.
Blue Crush (2003)
Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez
Blue Crush is about a Hawaiian surfer girl Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) training her way to beat Oahu’s infamous Pipeline, the world’s meanest wave. With a rebelious sister and lack of parental support, her dreams are only fueled by free living and the only family she has, her best friends (Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake).
If you’re looking for a good chick flick, a good beach flick, and a good surf flick in one package, this one’s for you. I personally like it not just for the tan and bikinis, this movies has one of the greatest surfing scenes with beautiful ocean and waves. It’s also a very good motivational drive if you ever shot big in life.
I was an inline skater going pro ten-fifteen years ago so I know what it feels like for Anne Marie to want to win it big and be sponsored by Billabong. It was a dream for me to be sponsored by Taco Bell or Roces or whatever. I wasn’t close but it was within reach. I’m in a little bit of a regret but I have other aims now. But it would’ve been nice to actually be “there” once in a lifetime. Well if you didn’t get your shot it’s always nice to watch others get theirs.
Honey is about a young dancer Honey Daniels (Jessica Alba) who dreams of making it big in the music video industry. She meets Michael Ellis a known video director at the club she works at and finally gets her big shot through him in the business. Just when her carreer is soaring (she becomes a coreographer) Michael tries to get inside her pants. In rejecting him she finds herself booted from the music video scene.
A little down she jumps back to her pending dream to get kids off the streets through dancing. She fights to finance a used building to create a home for these kids. With support from her barber boyfriend she puts up a dance benefit show to fundraise for the building.
This movie shows you that in the brink of desperation you can find light if you push through hard enough. No matter where you’re at in life if you keep your dreams real and you fight hard to make it happen you will in fact make it happen.
Missy Elliot looks for Honey to do her videos, somebody out there looks for you and your hidden talent right now.
Watching Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez dance is like spectating my dad dancing with my girlfriend. I haven’t seen him play any movies for a long time, and last time I saw him he looked exactly the same as he is in this movie, maybe his meditation in Tibet kept him young.
Anyway, this is an exceptional movie. One day I know I’ll grow old and have a boring job and and boring routines in a boring life, but this movie reminds me that growing old doesn’t have to be boring at all. You can always find new passions, new things that will reinvent the meaning of happiness in your life. Shall We Dance is the question that will bring you there. It also brings a whole new definition to J-Lo’s beauty. So take the life in you and let it out.
7 Seconds (2005)
Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite
When experienced thief John Tuliver (Wesley Snipes) and his team accidentally make off with a Van Gogh during a casino heist, his girlfriend is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting.
He then bumps into a gorgeous cop (Tamzin Outhwaite) who gets tangled in the issue being accused as his accomplish. In attempt to clear her name she ends up helping John fight against the gangsters to save his girlfriend.
This movie has pretty good effects and a little bit of car chase and explosions, but I think Wesley Snipes has too much Blade in him that he fights like Blade. The story is a little long and winding and boring, I recommend sleeping through the middle 30 minutes or so, or pushing the fast-forward button on your DVD player. The bad guy is gay but he looks a little like my buddy Lee so I’ll let that go.
I didn’t really enjoy this overall but I like action movies and I like Wesley Snipes so I’ll at least give this three hearts, especially for the lovely acting of Tamzin Outhwaite. Weird name for a cute girl wouldn’t you say?