Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review Tuesday: LUCY (2014)

I actually got out to the movies last weekend to see one of this summer's blockbusters...

 
LUCY
When a woman is forced into being a drug mule, the runners unwittingly unleash the full power of her mind.
This hasn't been a great summer for me getting to the movies. I can't even remember the last movie I saw. When Mrs. Bax0jayz requested a date night including a movie I was pretty happy. It was between Lucy and Hercules. She wasn't interested in Sex Tape, despite being a rated R comedy or last week's #1, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Since Lucy was rated R and Hercules wasn't, that was her choice. Fine with me. A movie starring Scarlett Johansson? Let's go!

Lucy is a woman dating Richard. Once again we have proof that Richard is long for DICK, because he tricks her into making a drug drop with a vicious South-Asian drug lord. Richard is immediately killed and Lucy is forced to become a drug mule. She, along with a hand full of other mules were surgically implanted with some new narcotic that is a synthesized chemical version of what creates life in the womb. Taken as an adult, it creates a euphoria that is high in demand in Europe. 

Unfortunately for Lucy, one of her captors happens to find her attractive. When she turns his advances down he beats the crap out of her, including a couple kicks to the gut rupturing the bag of narcotics. From that moment on Lucy is no longer the same person. The chemical begins to unlock the recesses of the brain that had previously never been used by any creature on the Earth. 

The rest of the movie is about Lucy trying to acquire the rest of the drug so she can find out what will happen when we use 100% of the brain, while trying not to be killed by the drug lord responsible for this situation. 

The movie is a surreal ninety minute roller coaster. I found it thoroughly enjoyable while not being simple or dumb. 

I've been told that this plot is exactly the same as LIMITLESS but I wouldn't know as I refused to watch that movie because I hate the ferret-faced Bradly Cooper. So to me, Lucy is fun and original. If it is that close to LIMITLESS and you've seen it already, then you might not be compelled to plunk down your cinema dollars for it. 

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X Japan Announce On Sale Date for Madison Square Garden Performance

Internationally renowned rock icons X Japan announced yesterday that tickets for their highly anticipated October 11thperformance at Madison Square Garden will go on sale this Friday at 10am EDT at http://www.ticketmaster.com/XJapan-tickets/artist/723909. The Madison Square Garden event is sponsored by New York Comic Con.

X Japan, led by co-founder, drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki, will return to New York City for their first performance since 2010, playing both fan favorites and previously unreleased music from the band's decades of recordings. The Madison Square Garden concert marks a significant milestone for the band who made their U.S. debut with a Rockafeller Center press conference over 20 years ago, which presented the fierce J-Rock stars into the American audience. The band is finally fulfilling the promise they made to the fans to return. The group has since toured 16 countries, sold over 30 million albums and singles combined, and sold out Japan's 55,000 seat Tokyo Dome a record-setting 18 times. The concert trailer for X Japan Madison Square Garden can be viewed HERE.

X Japan has had a notoriously tumultuous career, even among the world of rock, which includes the loss of two of its finve founding members to tragic death. Amid death and breakups, the band has steadfastly maintained X Japan's vision and this year brought themselves together to perform where their U.S. story started, in New York City.

In line with October's Madison Square Garden concert, Yoshiki and X Japan will appear at New York Comic Con, where Yoshiki will participate in a panel with Marvel Comics founder STan Lee and discuss the pair's collaborations, including the comic based on Yoshiki, Blood Red Dragon. New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that will bring the energy, passion and color of the entire pop culture universe to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City. Featuring concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings, and more - New York Super Week will take place October 3-12, leading into the East Coast's biggest and most exciting convention - New York Comic Con.

For more information on X Japan and Yoshiki, please visit www.xjapanmusic.com and www.yoshiki.net.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ambulant \ AM-byuh-luhnt \ , adjective;
  1. moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting. 
  2. Medicine/Medical . a. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk. b. serving patients who are able to walk. 
Origin: Ambulant comes from the Latin ambulāre meaning "to walk." It entered English in the mid-1600s. 

bats in the cave
  • visible clumps of nose goblins, often found clinging to nasal hair.
"you need to blow your nose, you got some serious bats in the cave!!"

History
  • Spanish Armada: was defeated by the English, led by Sir Francis Drake (1588)
  • NASA: President Eisenhower signed a bill creating the space agency (1958)
  • Lady Di: married Prince Charles at St. Paul's Cathedral in London (1981)
  • switch hitter: Red Sox batter Bill Mueller became the first Major League Baseball player to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game (2003)
Birthdays
  • Booth Tarkington 1869
  • Benito Mussolini 1883
  • Sigmund Romberg 1887
  • Theda Bara 1890
  • Clara Bow 1894
  • Melvin Belli 1907
  • Stephen McNally 1913
  • Richard Egan 1923
  • Lloyd Bochner 1924
  • Robert Horton 1924
  • Ted Lindsay 1925
  • Don Carter 1926
  • Paul Taylor 1930
  • Randy Sparks (New Christy Minstrels) 1933
  • Robert Fuller 1934
  • Peter Jennings 1938
  • David Warner 1941
  • Neal Doughty (REO Speedwagon) 1946
  • Simon Kirk (Bad Company) 1949
  • Ken Burns 1953
  • Geddy Lee (Rush) 1953
  • Michael Biehn 1956
  • Patti Scialia (E Street Band) 1956
  • Alexandra Paul 1963
  • Martina McBride 1966
  • Chris Gorman (Belly) 1967
  • Wil Wheaton 1972
  • Stephen Dorff 1973
  • Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) 1973

Monday, July 28, 2014

Look forward to MONDAY!

Maria Menounos 
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