Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Stallone Memorial Home

Hi, all.

Hope everyone's doing well. So, I read an article today that said Sylvester Stallone is planning to direct the next Rocky (part VI) and the next Rambo (part IV). I don't know why, but this news really got me thinking. Seems we have a lot of actors in Hollywood today who are "elderly" and still making action movies like they're in their 20's.
Other guys in the category of senior action heros are Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford. They both have films out soon. Ford with Firewall and Willis with 16 Blocks, due out next month. I'm not sure at what point the dam broke, but I'm starting to suffer overload. Enough already. Guys, stop. Please. You're embarassing yourselves and people only encourage this out of a sort of respectful pity.
And it's going to continue. Ford has been saying that Indiana Jones IV is coming out soon, and Willis has been in and out of Die Hard IV for the last few years. In Entertainment Weekely's review of Firewall, they said something like "Ford's performance is a distant shadow of what he once was." It's sad, but it's an undeniable truth- these guys are just getting too old. We need to get a celeberity retirement home for these guys going. I mean, my childhood is getting chipped away piece by piece here. Nothing's sacred, everything's fair game. Whether it's endless sequels or pointless remakes.
Also, on a side note, I read that Michael Bay is working on Friday the 13th 11. 11! Come on. Jason X was bad, Freddy V. Jason was worse. Please, stop. Generate some new ideas. Although, with the Friday the 13th thing, it'll be cool when they get to part 13. "Friday the 13th, uh, 13!".
Come on, guys. Do like all actors do when they get old: marry someone half your age or go into politics. That's all I had anyways, just thought I'd mention it. Stallone turns 60 this July.

Love, Andy

P.S. Happy Valinetine's Day!
I choo-choo-choose you. And there's a picture of a train.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Weekend!

Hey everyone-

Saturday night here. Sigh...wish I had more of a personal life. Anywhoo, It's time for a new blog. I guess I should start with the car stories...everyone loves those right? So I had a flat. I heard the sssss sound and felt the car start to wobble...that's bad news. I managed to pull off the road to a gas station, where I had to put on the spare. I'm suprised I still remembered how to do it. I haven't done that since Driver's Ed. My dad made sure that each of us kids changed a tire before we got our licenses, so...I guess the system works. Oh, by the way, while I was trying to pull the car off the road, some lady actually honked and pointed at my tire. Like I couldn't tell.
So I went to a Discount Tires and had to get new ones. Some days...
Then I had to go back the next day and have the starter fixed. All in all, not a fun few days for me. Anyway, things are still the same...looking for a job, writing when I can. I hope there's a silver lining around here somewhere, but they're hard to see some times.
In other news, Smallville saw the death of Johnathan Kent (Clark's Dad). It was sad to see him go, John Schnieder was good. Still, there wasn't much for him to do now that Clark is growing up, and like Martha Kent says, "Hearts are only supposed to beat a certain number of times". I kinda liked that. Also, today I rented Corpse Bride which I've been meaning to see for a while. I was really excited to see it...but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Mostly, it was just too short to really tell a compelling story, and was wrapped up with barely any obsticles. It looked cool, the music was good, but you gotta have a good script.
Well, that's all for now, hope everyone who watches the superbowl enjoys it, and everyone who doesn't...enjoys something else. Have a good week.

Love, Andy