Sunday, July 26, 2015

On the lighter side-Movies-Kung Fu Jungle (2014-Hong Kong)-Donnie Yen

Also known as Kung Fu Killer, a martial arts instructor incarcerated for killing his opponent, agrees to help the police in exchange for his freedom after a martial artist starts killing his friends. Great action sequences. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Starve (2014)

Three friends go to a ghost town to do some research and end up being a prisoner of a mad man who play games by making them starve for food and then fight to earn it. Not that graphic or horror but entertaining. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)-Kevin James

The mall cop is back in this hilarious action movie. When Paul wants to go to Vegas to get a relaxing vacation, he encounters Art thieves. Fun filled action comedy. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Big Game (2015)-Samuel L. Jackson

A young boy in Finland out to prove to his father that he is a great hunter helps the U.S. President evade terrorists when his plane is shot down in a forest. Fun, adventure movie. Recommended

Saturday, July 25, 2015

On the lighter side-Movie-Barely Lethal (2015)-Samuel L. Jackson

A young assassin, who longs to be a normal kid, fakes her own death and tries to blend into a suburban community and finds out that life is harder in school than she had imagined. Regular teen action, drama movie. Not much to recommend

On the lighter side-Movies-It follows (2015)

A young woman is followed by a unknown supernatural entity after having sex and then she had to get rid of it by transmitting it to another unsuspecting person. A weird movie, if you want to call it but entertaining. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Ex Machina (2015)

An extraordinary movie about a young programmer invited to a tech guru reclusive state to evaluate the qualities of an artificial intelligence robot. Great acting by the lead female robot. Great story line. Recommended

Terror strikes in Kuwait, Tunisia and France

Last week was particularly very gruesome for the as terror struck in Kuwait, Tunisia and France. It was a tragedy that was incomprehensible a few decades ago but the frequency of these attacks has everybody on guard in the world. As all of these attacks were related to Islamic Extremism, the Muslim world’s majority silently or sometimes I should gleefully watches their fellow Muslims minority sects and non Muslims die, they are comfortable in the fact that they are not getting hit. I would not even go Nigeria right now where the massacres are particularly appalling a people die not in the tens but in the hundreds and now the use of female suicide bombers add another dimension to this saga. Now these terror groups not even have to claim responsibility for the carnage as lone wolfs inspired by the hatred speeches of these so called Muslims claim responsibility and show no remorse for their deeds. I am beyond sick reading these terror attacks in the name of a religion which the majority confesses to be of peace but the people claiming to be the silent majority don’t even want to condemn as long as the minorities whom they claim are the so called Non Muslims are dying. How can the world take the plight of Palestinians seriously when their fellow Muslims use terror to silence anybody not sufficient to be Muslims enough in their eyes? I would not say that it is time to confront this evil since it is useless to wake up the Muslim majority because they are in deep slumber and denial and I should say happy to see the so called Non Muslims infidels die while they only condemn when it suits them.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

On the lighter side-Movies-Run all Night (2015)-Liam Neeson

A professional hit must do everything in his power to protect his estranged son from his former mobster friend and boss. Action and tense. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Chappie (2015)-Hugh Jackman

In the near future when the law enforcement is managed by robotic police force, one robot gets updated software which makes it think and act like a human. I enjoyed the movie and so would you. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Gunman (2015)-Sean Penn

An assassin becomes a target himself by unknown assailants in this tired movie with the lead character out of place. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Pound of Flesh (2015)-Jean Claude Van Damme

A dying man trying to save his niece by donating his kidney ends up getting his kidney stolen and takes action to get his kidney back in this action movie. Van Damme, although I have watched his many movies in his heyday years is too tired and worn looking in this movie, but the action sequences are good. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Die Fighting (2014)

A group of Martial artists trying to get a break in Hollywood are forced to confront thugs and criminals by a sadistic director in this action packed but ultimately unsatisfying movie. Not recommended

The Greek drama unfolding

I have wrote some time ago that Greece should exit the Euro Zone but the Euro Zone countries continued to throw a life line to Greece giving them more loans in the hopes that they will be able to keep Greece in the Zone. I adore Greece people since I met some of the nicest one and this article has nothing to the long suffering of them. But it is now time to get out of Euro and set up their own currency so that they can have control of their own destiny. Sure they will have to endure more pain but in the longer time, it will be good for them as their exports will increase. The new government is adamant that they don’t want to endure more pain inflicted on the Greeks and the latest is that they will have a snap referendum to see if the people will want to stay in the Euro or not. This uncertainty should now end and the people should vote out the Euro and the Euro zone countries should know by now that they will not be able to see their entire loan not returned let alone any interest accumulated on it. And surely the exit of Greece will be disruptive to the world markets but I am sure by now they have anticipated that it would happen sooner or later that the market will adjust to the turmoil. It is time to move on to make the Euro stronger and not wait for the next financial uncertainty to hit them.