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Movie Review: Generation Iron – the Sequel to Arnold’s Pumping Iron *

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This Limited Edition Extended Director’s Cut* with over 10 minutes of new scenes, is not available in stores!

Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Over 45 Minutes of Never Before Seen Footage
4 Deleted Scenes
The Making of Generation Iron Featurette
Feature Commentary with Phil Heath and Director Vlad Yudin
Uncut Interviews with Phil Heath, Kai Greene and Lou Ferrigno

ABOUT GI
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VISION

We understand that fitness is about more than the reps and sets you do in the gym. Fitness is a lifestyle and Generation Iron has been built on this principle. Generation Iron preserves that most fundamental aspect of fitness – the desire for more. The desire to push yourself through your worst struggles, the desire to surpass your most ambitious goals, the desire to be the best possible you.

We are now proud to offer our new line of premier sports apparel designed for the gym and beyond it. Now is the time to become a full-fledged part of the movement and to become a member of the greatest generation in fitness history: Generation Iron.

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-generationiron.com

Generation Iron is a 2013 documentary film which follows the world’s leading bodybuilders as they train and compete for the coveted Mr. Olympia title. The film gives front row access to the lives of the top seven bodybuilders in the sport, including Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren and Dennis Wolf. Mickey Rourke narrates the film, with appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Jay Cutler.
-Wikipedia.com

This movie is extremely well done!
For the most part the guys kept their egos out of the film and you got to see the real them! It was really nice!

Phil’s shoulders were rounder than Kai’s it was pretty close! Phil one by one point and I think it was shoulders!

Phil’s front double biceps was crazy too!

Branch is still my Favorite and I like Hidetada also he has amazing symmetry and is probably the most cut, he just needs more size.

They all rock! Best of the Best!

I would have like to see more training and more diet.

But It was very well done! Mickey Rourke did a great job commentating.

The part with Vic and his daughter was priceless!

To Kai, if that’s the truth; life is to short to be a lone wolf, dark horse! Surround yourself with people you care about, if you don’t have any find some!

Kai’s secret sauce lol : it’s a muscle meds commercial… 😭

The deleted scenes were great and shouldn’t have been cut out!

They have a lady they call Grandma (Sibil Peeters) the trainer from Hell. I would have liked to see her training Roelly! At her worst lol

There’s a one on one interview with Phil where he sets his ego aside and just be’s himself. Watch it!

This movie rocks and I can’t wait to watch it again this weekend!

I like Jim Stoppani keeping it real!

I also like the theme song by Mind the gap: Never gonna stop


Movie Review: DVD – Jeff Alexander’s SMR Tips Rumble Roller & RR Beastie *

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Product Description
Learn the best techniques when using the Rumble Roller and Beastie Series. Jeff Alexander teaches coaches and therapists his approach to SMR called the Alexander Method of SMR™ all over the United States. He has compressed two days of instruction into a little over three hours in 10-minute educational segments.

This 2-disc combo pack offers the option of playing over 3 hours of video instruction in a standard DVD player or achieving almost HD-quality video on the Blu-Ray disc.

Watch a segment, then go practice what you learned. Repeat. When you’re ready, watch a different segment. Take your time and “dig in” with the material on the discs. You’ll find ways to relieve muscular knots that you didn’t even know you had…Good luck!
http://smrtools.networkfitness.com/shop/smr-tips-dvd/
This video rocks! Jeff is a great instructor! Easy to follow instructions!

Worth every penny of $14.95!
Jeff goes over how to use the Rumble Roller blue and black, the Beastie bar (I call it the Beastie Wand lol) and the Beastie. He also explains that you can use the techniques with any foam roller to start and how to progress to each tool. He also shows different ways to alleviate pressure and to enhance the pressure applied.

Here’s an excerpt for you to enjoy!


Movie Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

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I have not given a movie review here in a long time, because nothing has been worth my breath (typing hehe)

This movie I have been dying to see! This is the making of my childhood coming to the big screen! I actually found (acquired) an original printing of the hobbit and it was one of the first books I ever read! And the only book (that wasn’t non-fiction) that I ever read multiple times!!

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Thorin Oakenshield is a badass in the books!

Life is a mystery in that no one person has the same experience as any other person! However; literature is the closest thing to sharing life as we can get! How so?

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were created by Peter Jackson and his crew, as well as the actors themselves. The visions created by them are exactly what I pictured in my mind as a child! The casting is superb! They all look as I envisioned as a child!

You see they didn’t go into my head and take it out! I also had nothing to do with the creation of the movies. Therefore; they experienced the same thing I did though the creative and descriptive mind of J.R.R. Tolkien!

That is how you know a writer is truly great! If multiple people experience the same thing!

J.R.R. Tolkien has also influenced the lives of billions upon billions of people! His contributions have led to numerous hours of fun for billions of people through inspiration! Things such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), World of Warcraft (WOW) and many, many other fantasy adventures, movies, games etc…

If I had to pick one thing that influenced my life the most it would be J.R.R Tolkien for God sake (the side of my High School ring has a Dragon on it) I lettered in D&D 😝

This movie is going to be epic!

If you haven’t read the books, I suggest you read them! They will influence your life and help you to unleash your creative side!

The Hobbit originally a 2 movie series has been extended to 3! The Desolation of Smaug is the 2nd in the series, with there and back again, being the third.

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At the theater now!
What can I say? Hmmm… It was good. There were some slow parts… Well a bunch of slow parts, but it was good! The new girl was super hot! Legolas was awesome as usual! Gandolf rocked! Bilbo is a badass unlike his whiney nephew (technically cousin) Frodo. If you like the series, you must see it!

If you are not a big fan I suggest waiting till the last movie comes out and watch all 6 movies in order! If you do, you will soon be a fan!


Movie Review: Ted

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted.

In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
-tedisreal.com

This movie could quite possibly be the funniest movie ever!

Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint! So far what I have seen is hilarious!

I will review next week stay tuned!

Here’s my Ted and he’s wearing my baby shirt sorry for the dust lol

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Ted was absolutely hilarious! I can’t wait to buy it on Bluray! I haven’t bought a DVD in a long time and I have over 2000 of them.

Go see this movie! I would wait a little though so you can enjoy it. People were laughing so much and so long that I missed quite a few lines of dialog after a big joke.

I would see it again if a different friend asked me to go with them.


Movie Review: Prometheus

This movie looks awesome!! I can’t wait to see it!

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A Ridley Scott movie!

It looks like a prequel to alien.


Movie Review: Tooth Fairy 2

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In-name-only sequel stars Larry the Cable Guy as Larry Guthrie, a fun-loving dude eager to win back the heart of would-be love Brooke. After upsetting a child with a loose tooth at the afterschool program where his dream girl works, he is punished by having to become a real-life Tooth Fairy. Dressed in pink tights and ballet shoes, will Larry be able to carry out his tooth-collecting duties and reconcile with Brooke?
-amazon.com

This stars Larry the Cable guy and an amazing little girl named: Brady Reiter. She does an amazing job on a poorly written storyline.

It is highly apparent that Larry didn’t get to write the script, because it wasn’t really funny! It was ok to watch wasn’t half bad, but it could have been sooo much better! There was a time or two where I chuckled, but his other movies or only in America, his tv show, I sometimes laugh so hard I think I’m going to fall out of my chair.

The show lacked depth, unlike the 1st movie.

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Derek Thompson is ‘The Tooth Fairy,’ a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with the requisite tutu, wings and magic wand. At first, Derek “can’t handle the tooth” – bumbling and stumbling as he tries to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes…doing what tooth fairies do. But as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams
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This show had depth, the Rock, Julie Andrews – the case worker (a 007 M inspired character), Billy Crystal (as a 007 Q inspired character, and a huge wingless tooth fairy named Tracy who was his trainer, played by Steven Merchant.

Tooth Fairy 2 had the little girl playing all 3 rolls. It would have been nice to see at least one of the old characters return. The best part of the movie is where she mimics Larry and hits the nail square on the head! She is great! And mark my words, will be a giant star soon! 11 years old and already an incredible speaker. Just watch her in the extras! Watch the movie for her performance, even if you don’t like Larry.

I watched the special features and now I’m crushed!! That’s not his real voice! The accent is exaggerated!

P.S.
the bad guy never gets caught and never pays for the bad things he did.

P.P.S.
If you think: why is this hot girl liking him? That would never happen! Guess again! He is living this movie! His wife is gorgeous! Cara Whitney.

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*** Small Spoiler below:***

In one scene Larry takes a tooth from a little girl that catches him. He hits her with powered sugar from his donut bag instead of amnesia dust. Well later in the scene, before he leaves he hits her with sleeping powder not amnesia dust. It never comes back to haunt him! The girl never mentions it at all! Hmmm…

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Movie Review: Dream House

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Dream House is a 2011 American psychological thriller directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, and Marton Csokas.[3] It was released on September 30, 2011 in the United States and Canada by Universal Pictures and Morgan Creek Productions to mostly bad reviews and poor box office numbers.
-wikipedia

DREAM HOUSE
Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high-profile job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Oscar®-winner Rachel Weisz), and their two daughters to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children. When Will investigates, he’s not sure if he’s seeing ghosts or if the tragic events are somehow related to his past. The only clues come from his mysterious neighbor, Ann (Oscar®-nominee Naomi Watts), who helps him piece together this haunting puzzle. Full of twists and suspense, this psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.
-universalstudiosentertainment.com

I just saw this movie on DVD

WTF!!! No Oscars? WTF! That’s why I don’t watch them! Are they the same judges as the Grammy’s? WTF!!!

The movie does take a little intelligence to enjoy, but c’mon!! There are no vampires or werewolves running around!!

This movie is incredible!!! The end made me cry soo bad! Lol and I don’t cry!!! This movie is amazing!!

I’ll probably buy this on DVD!

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Movie Review: Act of Valor

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Act of Valor is a 2012 American war film directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It stars Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, and actual active duty U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen. The film was released on February 24, 2012.
-wikipedia

This movie is awesome! Sad, but awesome! Based on true events, it brings a realistic look to the eyes of the everyday citizen. Although it isn’t even close to the gore of real life!

This is a must watch movie! Action from beginning to end! Go see this in the theatre don’t wait for it on video!

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Hollywood has Officially run out of movie ideas! Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American 3D supernatural horror film based on the 2010 mashup novel Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is produced by Bekmambetov and Tim Burton. The novel’s author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay. The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), is fictionally portrayed in the novel and the film as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter. Benjamin Walker stars as Lincoln. Filming began in Louisiana in March 2011, and the film is being produced in 3D. It is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2012.

President Lincoln’s mother was killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers
—20th Century Fox

The film incorporates numerous historical parts of the Civil War. It is based on the novel of the same name.

Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Lincoln’s wife.

Rufus Sewell as Adam, the lead vampire villain.

Jimmi Simpson as Josh Speed, Lincoln’s friend and assistant.

Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges, Lincoln’s mentor in vampire hunting. Before Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix was in talks for the role.

Anthony Mackie as William Johnson, Lincoln’s valet and friend.

Robin McLeavy as Nancy Lincoln, Lincoln’s mother.

Alan Tudyk as Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician from Illinois.

Marton Csokas

Cameron M. Brown as Willie Lincoln, Abraham and Mary’s son.
– Wikipedia

Are you kidding me?? That’s it Hollywood has finally run out of ideas! This is ridiculous!!

Do you know what the sad part is?…
I will probably see this in the theatre lol!!

I will update this article with my thoughts after I see the movie.

The movie was pretty good, except for the super human powers of Abraham Lincoln with no explanation. Cutting a tree down with one shot, moving super fast. He wasn’t a vampire or anything other than human. It was corny.

But the scenery was amazing! It was really cool to see the Mississippi with steamboats and other scenery. The story was also cool and funny.

Go see this movie for at least the eye candy. It was pretty well made.


Fitness DVD Review: Scott Steiner’s Freak Show: The Big Poppa Pump Workout

This DVD is F’N Amazing!!!!!!

Scott Steiner is ridiculously strong!! in one scene the guy is doing Lateral Front Raises with a 135lb barbell like its nothing! He does a 495lb bench press for reps with no help! All lifts are Natural (meaning no help, no weight-belt, no bench-press shirt, no wraps, he has one neoprene elbow wrap that’s it!) I was always a Scott Steiner fan, but now more than ever! This DVD rocks that much!! BUY IT!!

The Advanced workout routine is killer!! I love it!

This is one of the only workout DVDs (and trust me I have a ton of them, my overall DVD collection: Movies, Martial Arts Training, and Workout DVD’s total well over 1K) with a Nutrition segment! That is Awesome!!!! because it is the most important factor and is often overlooked.

Summary:

1. Total assault workout!

2. beginner, intermediate and advanced program

3. rare nutrition segment

4. bloopers and outtakes

5. sponsors page

6. Disclaimer: The Freak section where he shows off is a little racy because of interaction with his helpers, but for the easily offended this section can be skipped, but the feats of strength are worth the act. Remember its all an act. He’s a really nice guy.

7. THIS DVD WILL MAKE YOU GROW!

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Movie Review: Tron Legacy

Movie Review: Tron Legacy

Sam Flynn (Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade a signal that could only come from his father. He finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a cyber universe. a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
– Walt Disney Pictures

The 1st Tron I didn’t really like it was ok, but this Tron was great! Partly, due to the stunning Olivia Wilde! She looked amazing! The short haircut definitely suited her. I loved Olivia in House, but here she was…

Summary:
1. The acting was good
2. The scenes were cool, the CGI younger version of Jeff Bridges looked great, the hair flowed nicely. He looked pretty real.
3. Will there be a third one? Maybe?

If you like Sci-fi rent it. If you like Tron buy it.

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Movie Review: Hereafter Clint Eastwood scores again!

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Movie Review: Hereafter Clint Eastwood scores again!

Hereafter tries to answer the age old question: Is there life after death?

“Hereafter” tells the story of three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. Matt Damon stars as George, a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might-or must-exist in the hereafter.

– hereafter.Warnerbros.Com

Summary:
1. Well directed, well written
2. Thought provoking
3. Excellent imagery

Will buy on DVD! The blueray also includes a feature length look at Clint Eastwood’s film career.

 

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Movie Review: The Fighter

Movie Review: The Fighter


It was a really good movie even for a dead sport. It deserved to win
awards. Boy did Christian Bale look like a crack head! I’d give him an
award just for that alone.

Boxing: a dead sport. It reminds me of a school yard fight. “Hey you
can’t kick that’s dirty or that’s not fair!” wait a minute, while we
are at it let’s put giant pillows on our hands too! That’s
ridiculous!! There are no rules in fighting except, win!! MMA is the
closest you can get without seriously injuring the fighters. When is
there going to be a movie about Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, Bas
Rutten or even Ken Shamrock’s life?

90-95% of street fights end up on the ground. To say you can’t kick,
elbow or fight on the ground is unrealistic and people don’t want to
see fake fights anymore. Yes, I hear it all the time boxing isn’t
fake, let me put on a glove and hit you. I’ll tell you what. Ok deal!
Only if I can not put on a glove and hit you! Don’t worry! I’ll be the
good guy and drive you to the hospital afterward. If boxing is so
great why did boxing legend James Toney last seconds with MMA legend
Randy Couture?

Summary:
1. Movie really good!
2. Boxing really bad!
3. Make an MMA movie next time!

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