Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Cashley Cole's new book isn't even out yet and it's already set to be in the bargain book section. Hell, it might not actually get published. Here's the sysnopsis of Ashley Cole's My Defence: Winning, losing, scandals and the drama of Germany 2006: His phenomenal skill on the pitch and the controversy which has plagued him off has made Ashley Cole one of the most talked about players in recent years. Here, from inside the England dressing room, he tells the full inside story of their bid for World Cup glory in 2006. But this is also much more than a World Cup diary. Cole talks openly about the 2005 'tapping up' scandal, when he was fined GBP 100,000 by the FA following a meeting with Chelsea's Mourinho and Kenyon in a hotel room, and the media storm that followed. He reveals the ups and downs of his 2005 season at Arsenal, the last at Highbury before the move to a new stadium, and his struggles with injuries and form. And he also, of course, discusses his relationship with Girls Aloud's Cheryl Tweedy and the run-up to their wedding just after the World Cup.
My opinion without having even turned a page of it- CRAP! Don't even waste your time reading this little publicity stunt by Cole. He wants people to think that they will learn the dirt on Arsenal. Complete Bullshit, you need to respect the team you play for and not pull a stunt like this. I think he's just a puppet being handled by his wife Cheryl Tweedy from some crap girl group called Girl's Aloud. He's trying to be too much like David Beckham and won't be able to pull it off.
In non-football news, today we will do a quick review of Prison Break - Season One. This serious which debuted on Fox in the 2005 season became an instant hit. Now the 2nd Season is ready to start on Monday, August 21st and the release of the 1st seasons DVD came out just in time to catch up.
Prison Break is the story about one brothers struggle to save his brother from being executed in the electric chair. Michael Scofield is the brother of Lincoln Burrows, who is on death row. Scofield is a genious and has a very elaborate plan on how to get his brother out. This story is intense from the very first episode all the way to the season finale. You find out about various coverups and conspiracies going all the way up to the top of the political chain. You really can't trust anyone in this show. There is so many twists and turns along the way, you'd wish you had 22 hours to watch this straight through.
August 21st will the start the 2nd season and I can't wait. I highly recommend this one.
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Friday, August 11, 2006
The movie stars Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby who out of nowhere becomes the hottest racer on the NASCAR curcuit. His childhood buddy is played by John C. Reilly and is as equally funny in the movie as Ferrell.
This movie has your typicall Ferrell humor like Anchorman or Old School. Lots of good one liners and a great cast of people including Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G) as Ricky's rival. Cohen plays a former Formula One French champion who has decided to make a move to NASCAR. Without giving anything away, lets just say he's very funny and has Andy Richter as a sidekick at parts to add more humor to it. Leslie Bibb (Crossing Jordan, ER) plays Mrs. Ricky Bobby and looks as good as ever. Michael Duncan Clark is the crew chief and puts in a good performance as well.
The movie has some good funny moments and some of those typical plot stupid moments as well. Overall it kept me laughing throughout and finished off with outtakes that were as funny as the movie. I recommend seeing it.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The are two parts which include five 1.5 minute segments called Wire and Glass and a full version of the song "Mirror Door". I had a listen through the whole EP a couple of times to get a grasp of the sound they were going for. It's part Quadrophenia and part A Quick One.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Sound Round
2. Pick Up The Peace
3. Endless Wire
4. We Got A Hit
5. They Made My Dreams Come True
6. Mirror Door
I really enjoyed listening to "Sound Round" as it jumps right in and starts strong. From there "Pick Up the Pieces" really continues the beat and rocks. Both with Roger Daltrey on vocals are good songs. I can't wait to hear the full versions of both of them. Next is "Endless Wire" sang by Pete Townshend. This one is a good song, but seems a little out of place unless you are looking at the whole story. The beat slows down and drags on. Now we jump back into "We Got Hit" that is up temp like the first songs. Daltrey back on vocals just rocking out. Now we step back again to a ballad like song sung by Townshend "They Made My Dreams Come True". Again a little more mellow and Townshend, as much as I love the guy, just sounds a bit flat. Hopefully they will re-work this a bit in the final stage. "Mirror Door" is the final song on the EP. It's about a four minute cut. Good sound, good tempo has a bit of a Face Dances feel to me. Still good stuff over all.
I look forward to hearing the full CD along with potentially 4-6 other songs on will be added. "Mike Post Theme" is one of those that they have been playing on tour. Still haven't heard "Man In a Purple Dress", but it is said to be an accoustic song with Roger on vocals and Pete on guitar and no other accompanying them. Keep your eye out for the future release of this cd and check out the US tour coming soon http://www.thewhotour.com/.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
GOAL! The Dream Begins was first released in theaters in England about a year ago and didn't have much success there. Well it didn't have much success in the United States either.
This film directed by Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) tells the tale of a Mexican boy who jumped the fence and snuck across the boarder into the United States along with his father. Like many people who did this, they made their way to Los Angeles to start a new life. Santiago Munez was his name. He worked hard for his fathers landscaping company and loved to play soccer. All he dreamed about was making it in the big leagues one day and then a scout saw him play.
I actually enjoed watching this film even though it resembled the likes of Rudy and Hoosies, just not taking place in Indiana. It's one of those rags to riches stories about the boy who wants to play professional soccer and gets the opportunity but struggles along the way. There's nothing fantastic about the movie, it's just a good fun soccer movie to watch. The downside of the whole thing is that alan Sheerer makes a cameo and I really can't stand the guy even if he is one of the best players.
This is the first in a trilogy of GOAL movies. The second movie will be out in 2006 and takes place with Santiago playing for Real Madrid. GOAL 3 is said to take place with him playing in Argentina, but no confirmation on that yet.
The movie will be out on DVD on September 12th. You can always pick it up or buy it at http://www.amazon.com looks like it will run you $19.99.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars