Archive for January, 2006

Lord of War

Posted in Movie Reviews on January 28, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Lord of War

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Nicholas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker, Bridget Moynahan

Genre: Action, Drama

Status: Out on DVD/Video

Plot Summary: The story starts out with Yuri Orlov (Cage) and his brother Vitaly (Leto) working for their families restaurant. Yuri then realizes his real talent, selling of illegal firearms. When Yuri finally gets to where he wants to be he faces his deal yet and has more involved than money.

Review: This was a good movie. I heard some good things and I did want to see it in theaters. I am however, glad that I waited. Yes, the movie is great. Cage is a phenomenal actor and can pull the roll off perfectly but I don’t think I would’ve liked sitting in a movie theater for 2 hours watching it. I would suggest this movie as a great rent but I, myself, don’t plan on spending the money to buy it. The action is slow and it really never amounts to much. The story is amazing, though, and the fact that it’s based on true events is intriguing and made it more interesting.

Rating: 8/10

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Crappy New Year’s!

Posted in Miscellaneous on January 16, 2006 by coryangennet

Well, the new year is here and it’s already crappy! It actually started before the new year but I still consider it this year.

Well first off, I broke up with my girlfriend because about 2 weeks before New Year’s she started acting weird and being really mad at everyone. All of our friends were drinking one night and that made her mad. I however wasn’t but she still was mad at me for some reason and after 2 weeks I just got fed up with it and yelled at her and then we broke up. I’ve talked to her about it and we’re both not sure what to do but she might move this summer and that would definitely suck major balls. I still like her but I don’t think she even cares anymore so I don’t know what to do. It just isn’t a good situation and we’re both kinda in bad moods and really don’t talk anymore but I know I don’t want that to happen. We’re still planning on going to prom, even if it’s just as friends, but friends should at least talk. I don’t know, I’ll figure it out.

My sister, Jodi, moved to Texas last week. My dad and I helped her move so we drove the 21 hours to get to Houston. It was pretty cool. It was warm and I got to miss 3 days of school. So yeah it was cool up until the day we had to leave, our friggin car broke down! We had to stay an extra day and leave Tuesday morning instead of Sunday afternoon so I missed more school which would’ve been cool but it was the end of the semester so I missed some stuff for tests but I got caught up. The repair (it was the fuel pump), for some reason, cost over $1,000 and my dad was pissed. So much for getting a new car. There’s another automobile story, my car is dead. I have 50 lbs of compression in 3 of my 4 cylinders, which is really shitty. So I now have to drive our pickup which gets absolutely no traction on ice, and that is what our streets are, pure ice.

Almost all of my friends went on a ski trip this weekend that I couldn’t go on cuz I have to save up money for Spain so I couldn’t afford to waste any so yesterday I worked at an auction for Spainish money and the bowling alley for my dad and then today I sat at home all day. The only time I went outside was to help my mom shovel snow. It was a pretty damn boring weekend.
To top it all off, some girls in our class found out that me and my friends did some “bad things” and are now officially pissed at us. I really don’t care that much anymore because most of them never really hung out with us unless certain people were there and now they’re trying to make it seem like they were really close friends. They’ll get over it and everything will be fine but tomorrow, at school, it might be a little wierd.

The only thing good about since I last wrote was Christmas. I got some nice stuff and we got a week and a half off of school but besides that I’ve have a Crappy Ass New Year.

-Cory

Fun with Dick and Jane

Posted in Movie Reviews on January 2, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Fun With Dick and Jane

Staring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Richard Jenkins, Alec Baldwin

Genre: Comedy

Status: In theaters now

Plot Summary: Just as Dick (Carrey) gets a new promotion his company goes down the tube. Stricken with bankruptcy and unemployment, he and his wife (Leoni) turn to crime to pay off the bills.

Review: This movie was great. I sort of expected it to be one of those movies that only has a few good parts but I actually laughed a lot. The story line was good (I would say original but it is a remake) and Jim Carrey is great. I can honestly say there wasn’t much of anything really wrong with this movie. It was just a flat-out good movie that I would recommend to anyone.

Rating: 9.5/10