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Vongo

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I subscribed to the Vongo video on demand service, Vongo is owned by the parent company of the Stars network. Vongo media content is provided over the internet and can by viewed using what appears to be a modified windows media player. The picture quality isn’t particularly good, lower then DVD. Vongo claims access to over twenty-five hundred movies, the available library feels much smaller. So for I have had the service for three weeks; It worked pretty well for the first week, the download feature was broken the entire second week and it has been hit and miss this week, down about half the time. Vongo doesn’t appear to restrict the number of movies you can have downloaded at once, I currently have twenty four. The best thing Vongo has going for it is it’s price, it’s way cheaper then buying DVD’s and if you only watch three movies a month it’s cheaper then renting at blockbuster on renting them on pay per view.

Update:

In fact the Vongo service is down right now.

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City of Violence

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City of Violence is more then just violence, it’s about drunken violence. The guys pictured above are so hardcore they defeated two dozen butchers with extra long cleavers using only wooden sticks shaped like swords. City of Violence is an exciting romp through a South Korean slum equipped with themed gangs, like the girls in school uniforms and the guys in baseball uniforms – fun stuff. Oh I almost forgot the other things like love, friendship, betrayal, honor and stylish clothing. But I bet most of you are more interested in the awesome kungfu and that guy who kills all the cops at the police station with his feet so he can dump paint thinner out of a plastic water cooler jug onto a kid in a cage and than burn him.

Death Proof

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One psychopathic stunt man, eight girls, one sexy lap dance, lots of well written girl talk and one fantastic surprise chase sequence at the end.

Death Proof had a lot of references to other Tarantino movies, I didn’t realize how many I missed. The sets and dialog were very interesting, very intelligent and rather depraved. I found the movie itself refreshing and captivating like a train wreck. I really enjoyed the classic muscle cars, the restored Mustang and Challenger and of course the “Death Proofed” Nova and Charger. All said, I enjoined the entire movie – because I’m crazy like that. I wish I had seen the Grindhouse double feature in the theater.

Zardoz

Zardoz

“The gun is good… The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life, and poisons the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth and kill!”

That little gem above was spoken by the flying stone head who delivers guns and grain to the exterminators in the 1974 classic Zardoz starring Sean Connery. Sean Connery plays a “Brutal” who is introduced to a utopian socialist future inhabited by the members of the next stage of human evolution, known as elementals. Elementals cannot die, their body’s are simply replaced (Chronic Inmortality?). Elementals who refuse to conform are punished with senility. Sean Connery has sex with all the women and break the system. Exciting no? It’s clear Zardoz did not age well, but still worth seeing when inebriated.

Zardoz is an excellent reminder that dystopia is utopia forced upon you by a madman.

The Astronauts Wife

The Astronauts Wife

I watched The Astronauts Wife last night, starring Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron. The movie was one of the better sci-fi thrillers I have seen in awhile. The plot was pretty simple, but excellent acting and high production quality kept me interested. I enjoyed the movie, it was slow, smart and unsettling. If your looking for something without any blood or gore to scare the wife or girlfriend – this will do.


Action is Everything

Total Commitment
Accept No Excuses
Never Surrender - Never Relent
Resist Ignorance
Survivability is Security
More is Never Enough
You Are What You Do
More and Faster
Self Sufficient Is Inefficient


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