Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bowling Scores 10-30-07

190, 220, 181 591 Series

Took 2 of 3 games and total pins on the night our team was in the zone and second game we hit a high team handicap series busting the 1000 mark with a 1018.

A step down from last week but I think I might have settled in a little more and I converted all single pin spares. In fact the night would have been way better if not for leaving splits at key times in all 3 games (9th, 5th, 5th) If your gonna leave an open frame it's probably best to do it as soon as possible like in the 1-3 frames. Splits are no fun but our team still put it together and we now sit at 38-35 right in the middle of the pack. Tonight was the end of the first third of the season and even though we didn't win and are not yet guarenteed a spot in the playoffs, we still progressed well. Our 2nd teammate has been battling a wrist injury all season and his average is a bit down as is everyones. I entered the night with a 186 average up 5 pins from last week. We'll see if I can get it back to the 195-205 place where I've been for the last 5 years or so.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


Saw IV brings us back to how Saw III ended. With an autopsy of Jigsaw and we find another tape in his stomach that informs us that just because he's dead doesn't mean it's over. His work will continue and the games have just begun.

Not for the weak of stomachs as it's a detailed autopsy cutting him open nicely. The story then shifts back to "John" before he became jigsaw and shows his ex wife who is being interrogated for the murders that have continued. A cop wakes up in a bathtub full of ice and he's in the game to make a choice of which lives to save as he weaves his way through a series of twisted tourtures and decisions.
Saw IV definately explains the back story of John a bit more and gives you an idea of why he became the way he is. I recommend this for anyone that "SAW" any of the first 3. I heard they are contracted to do 9 of these damn things and even though we won't be as shocked as in the first one,
Keep em coming.

Saw Series Recap (I think)
Saw 10/10
Saw 2 9.5/10
Saw III 7/10
Saw IV 8/10

The Darjeeling Limited

Back at 9:30 am to screen a print that came in late as we welcome The Darjeeling Limited
Written by Wes Anderson ( Royal Tenenbaums),

 DL tells us a story of 3 brothers who come together to take a train ride through Saudi Arabia. The 3 brothers had not seen each other in years and Owen Wilson plays the one brother to try and make everything right. Dry, Dark Humor exactly like the stuff you saw in Royal Tenenbaums. In fact there are a few of the same people in this movie as there were in Tenenbaums.
I was dead tired screening this so it came off a bit boring to me, I laughed maybe once. I guess in a nutshell I would compare this to Tenenbaums and if you liked that movie then maybe give this one a shot but if you hated it then avoid this one at all cost.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bowling Scores 10-23-07

218, 213, 226 657 Series

Dean Evans 2006 decided to show up.

Finally had a breakout week and it comes at a good time for everyone else in the league because we ended up sweeping the first place team which happens to be the "special" team. With a ridiulous handicap for them we had to spot them 165 pins before the first ball was thrown.
No problem. My entire team had a good night and we put the petal to the metal. The ball was moving good for me into the pocket all night. I did have a few bad shots at bad times (9th frame 1st game) But I didn't miss any single pin spares and I believe my only open frames were splits.
Next week is sweepers night, the end of the first third of the season and we sit at 33-30 which isn't too bad but nowhere near the top of the leader board.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

30 Days of Night

Not a big fan of Josh Hartnett he wasn't that impressive in Black Dalhia Murder. Anyways this movie has some wicked looking vampires and probably the coolest ones I've seen in a long time. They have a vampire language that is subtitled during the movie but that's pretty cool two. Have to go with
Human- "please god!"
Vampire- "God?................no god."
as the best line in the movie.
Based in the northrn arctic these vampires arrive in town and destroy all humans they can. If you like decaptiations then you'll like this one. At least 4 or 5 of them that I can think of. There's also a sweet camera angle from above at one point where you get the contrast of blood and snow with this clan of vampires just annihilating everyone.
Storyline wise though towards the last 1/4th of the movie I wasn't that impressed with. Still though a good horror flick to see with your friends if your into these kind of movies.


Next review- Saw IV

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bowling Scores 10-16-07

158, 213, 172 543 series

Current Average through 8 weeks= 181

The slump continues....

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Michael Clayton

This movie is really hard to explain as there's a bunch of stuff going on with Clayton and then an attempted murder on Clayton by car bomb that he barely escapes by pure chance. Then it goes back 4 days and explains how it lead up to where he is now.
is he a lawyer? is he a cop? he's Michael Clayton and he's here to clean up the big ballers messes and mistakes.

George Clooney plays this character well and this is a movie that is not easily followed as you have to pay attention to what's going on. Basically Clooney works for this company (although not on the payroll) called U North and they specify in treatments with pesticides and such for farms and crops. They are a million dollar corporation and everything is going fine until one of their members strips down nearly naked during a business meeting and proclaims that the company's product is not safe and causes human growth defects, etc. He's gonna sue the company but will he be able to make it that far or will the big shot's shut him up?
Find out.

Mildly recommended if you are a clooney fan...

It kept my interest

Ah... The countdown to Saw IV...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bowling Scores 10-9-07

I took last week off because I needed a break from the worthlessness. My teammate decided to give us new shirts which didn't help much because the team we bowled was in the zone. 10 of 12 games of our opponents were over 200. We bring out the best in people and the worst in ourselves. At least early on.

158, 196, 217 571 Series

A minor breakthrough. Still no rhythm though and the third game I had a couple of brooklyn strikes that shouldn't have been. We lost all the games which knocks us below .500 going into the night we were 21-21 tied for 5th place.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid

Shawn Michaels.

Ben Stiller remains in the rut he's been in for his entire career playing the same style character he always does.
Heartbreak Kid stars Ben Stiller who is having a hardtime finding a relationship. Then one day this girl gets mugged on the street and he trys to stop the guy but gets maced in the face. He falls for this girl and then in a few weeks she says she's transfering to europe for her job. He finds out the only way they won't make her leave is if she's married. So they get married but soon after he realizes he's dominated cause he doesn't know the girl at all. Stupid humor throughout the movie. I laughed once.
the mexican band that plays over and over in the movie gets old fast and the ben stiller bust out "dudududataa!!! dudududataa!" has already been seen in the trailer so it wasn't so special either.
Not Recommended. Go see The Gameplan with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Heartbreak Kid- 4/10
The Gameplan- 7/10