Austalopithecus Afarensis is commonly considered the species that best links modern man and apes. The best known specimen is called "Lucy", and she died over 3 million years ago.
That first sentence has more fact in it than the 2014 movie of the same name.
It is a Luc Besson film after all, and no Luc Besson project is complete without a rocket launcher.
The Offseason 2014-2015 - so Far...
I was hopeful that the front office had a plan in place to bring in a few players that could make the Lakers appealing again. There wasn’t. There was only "Plan A": get Carmelo.
My biggest issue with "Plan A" was that there was seemingly no "Plan B": no contingency plan, or "in case of emergency break glass" box. Expecting a player to come to your team via free agency is never a plan, it’s wishful thinking, especially when you don’t have any real pieces to help that player win a championship.
It’s time for a long hard look in the mirror - and guess what I happen to be holding in my hand...
A mirror. (More)
A Most Wanted Man
Imagine your typical spy thriller, with its clandestine meetings, high technology, and black ops methods. Now throw all those conventions away because A Most Wanted Man is nothing like your Bond or Bourne movies. It hearkens back to an older, sometimes simpler brand of espionage and tradecraft. I guess if you want to say "real", the shoe fits.
Now imagine the stereotypical murder scene: a silent murder, a body on the floor waiting for the chalk outline, and a puddle of blood oozing from the wound - creeping along a wooden floor and seeping into the cracks and the planks. A Most Wanted Man is like that blood, slow and methodical, with its characters reaching into every nook and cranny, exploring every angle in their own War On Terror.
Jason Mraz - Yes!
After the success of his last two albums, Jason Mraz goes in a slightly different direction with his fifth studio album Yes!
The romantic side is still there of course, but the tongue twisting “wordplay” is almost completely gone.
Whatever the case may be, the more mellow (if that’s possible), more consumer friendly approach may rub some fans the wrong way.
I, however, found it to be a pleasant departure from much of the overproduced music that’s controlling the airwaves.
The main draw for this film is Dwayne "Don't Bill Me As 'The Rock' Anymore" Johnson. He's coming into his own as a serviceable actor, but as a personality with charisma and screen presence, he's money in the bank. Johnson is falling closer and closer in line with those larger than life Hollywood heroes of years past.
I'm basically talking about everyone that's going to be in Expendables III - that kind of old-school action movie making.
If Cameron Diaz' bare naked ass is all a movie has going for it, you know there are some problems.
It's not that her ass is bad...in fact, it's actually rather nice. The rest of her is just fine as well. Her acting ability is good and her comedic timing is great - just not in this movie.
In the interest of equality I have to mention that Jason Segel is in the best shape we've seen him in as well. He plays the "everyman" better than most, and he's usually dead on when it's time for the laughs - just not in this movie.
So what happened? (More)