|Cover of JCVD|
Do You Fear the Number 13?
Maybe it's just my imagination. Tell me from your perspective. Do your comments ever stall at number twelve? It's almost like a lot of people don't want to be the one to leave the 13th comment. When my comments reach number twelve I will often jump in to make a response at the 13th spot. I know it might sound kind of weird, but I've noticed other blogs where the comments seem to stall at number 12. Have you ever noticed this on your own blog?
Who's Your Favorite Action Hero?
My wife and I enjoy action movies. Lately we've gotten into Jean Claude Van Damme movies. I've realized that I'd never seen a Van Damme film until last year when I watched JCVD. I enjoyed that film immensely.
Then a while back during one of the blogfests, someone happened to mention the Universal Soldier series and got me curious. My wife and I started watching from the first movie onward and loved them. Lately we've been watching a Jean Claude movie just about every other week and have yet to find one we haven't liked.
Now I'd rank Jean Claude as one of my top favorite action stars. The guy's good and his films are fun.
Did you know that Jean Claude Van Damme was a serious student of ballet for five years? That explains some of his moves. I think his age has also been handled well in his recent films. I'm sure there will be many who will dispute my opinion, but if my wife enjoys a film then that's good with me.
Have You Seen Spielberg's Lincoln yet?
My recommendation is forget it unless you like these sorts of pretentious borefests that are of the ilk that often end up in the running for an Oscar. This is two and a half hours of time that I'd had rather spent watching a Jean Claude Van Damme movie. My wife and I both managed to stay awake for the whole thing, but the story could have been more efficiently told in a half hour documentary.
This is not to say the film wasn't well acted, beautifully shot, and meticulously researched. It was all those things. But for my taste it was really boring like so many Academy Award nominees that have preceded it.
If you're interested in a good film about the great Civil War president then let me recommend Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. This one is great fun and actually pretty true to history--aside from the Vampire parts of course, and, well, it could have happened.
Any Interesting Plans for Summer?
I've got some things coming up that I'll be writing about on my blog later.
How about you? Anyone have any interesting vacation plans coming up this summer?
Pick a question. Any question. They're all over this post. Even better, answer them all.