Thursday, June 08, 2006
The World Cup starts tomorrow!! That's "football" for everyone outside of the USA and "soccer" for us Yanks. Who will win it all? Well, the best team in the world is Brazil, and the host country always does well, which is Germany. So we'll go with those two to make it to the Semifinals along with Italy and the Netherlands. The USA (over-rated) won't make it out of the first round. And France is too old, so they might make it to the 2nd round, but not to the semi's. And the winner will be... The Netherlands! What the heck, they're a fun team to watch. No thought of defense; just attack, attack, attack. Kinda like the Phoenix Suns. And no, I haven't looked at the detailed pairing, so if this foursome isn't mathematically possible, don't give me any grief. Others with a good chance to be there at the end : England (only if Wayne Rooney recovers miraculously quickly from his injury), and Argentina. But South American teams don't win World Cups in Europe (not even Pelé's teams), so Holland it is.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Eye Of The Beholder Rating : *½ (out of 10*) There is a reason this was going for $5 in the bargain bin. It's a stinker. We'll give it 1* for Ashley Judd showing a little T&A; and a half-star for a promising beginning that sucked me into watching the whole movie. It was all downhill after that. Those who liked this flic say if you watch it 3 or 4 times, then it gets very good. Yeah yeah. They said that about Pulp Fiction, which is what this movie reminds me of. Folks, if you have to watch a movie 3 or 4 times to get something out of it, IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP! The plot stagnates, the ending royally blows, and none of the loose ends are tied up. Watch this at your own folly; but don't blame me if you come away feeling like you were cheated out of two quality hours of your life.