Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

300 rep Spartan Workout with Video

July 31, 2007

Mens Health has a great piece on the lengths the actors took to get ripped for the movie 300.

This from the article:

“One actor from 300, Andrew Pleavin, completed the workout in 18 minutes,11 seconds,” says Ballantyne. “He didn’t practice this workout…and neither did I. My time? 19:07. My butt was kicked by a Hollywood actor!”

“It’s a brutal workout, starting out strong and slowing down, finishing at a crawl,” explains Ballantyne. “I don’t plan on doing that any time soon or, really, ever again.”

All exercises are done without scheduled rest between moves. Obviously this is an advanced workout…you shouldn’t do it unless you are already in great shape.

Link to the article
Direct link to video hosted at Brightcove

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Christian Bale, The World’s Best Actor?

July 13, 2007

FILMWAD was a great post about my favorite actor, Christian Bale. Here are a few extracts from the article:

Christian Bale is eighteen times cooler than you, or anyone you will ever meet. This is a fact.

Bale was born in Wales, and he most assuredly has a British accent. Yet for what seems to be the majority of his films (Equilibrium, American Psycho, Shaft, Harsh Times, etc), Bale has a damn-near-perfect American accent.

Bale is one of the few actors in the world who can effortlessly glide from shallow, pop entertainment, to quasi-arthouse fare, to everything in between – often adding a lot more class and dignity to roles and films than they really have any right to.

Link
Link to Christian Bale’s profile on IMDB

Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

April 25, 2007

From a Forbes.com article.

  1. Cleopatra (1963) – $290.2 million
  2. Superman Returns (2006) – $268.5 million
  3. Titanic (1997) – $250.2 million
  4. Waterworld (1995) – $231.6 million
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – $223.1 million

Link to the complete list

Top Earning Movies of 2006

January 1, 2007

Below is a list of last years top earning movies. I’ve seen pretty much all of them except Casino Royale and Happy Feet. My favorite in the top 10 has to be The Da Vinci Code. From what I’ve heard thou, Casino Royale is the best Bond movie ever and should surpass The Da Vinci Code as my Favorite. I really need to make a plan to see it.

  1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” $423.3 million
  2. “Cars,” $244.1 million
  3. “X-Men: The Last Stand,” $234.4 million
  4. “The Da Vinci Code,” $217.5 million
  5. “Superman Returns,” $200.1 million
  6. “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” $195.3 million
  7. “Happy Feet,” $176.2 million
  8. “Over the Hedge,” $155.0 million
  9. “Casino Royale,” $153.4 million
  10. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” $148.2 million

Source: Boxofficemojo.com

Move Review: Miami Vice

August 1, 2006

My wife was invited to the premier of the new Michael Mann movie, Miami Vice on Tuesday night. It was hosted by Jacaranda FM at Monte Casino in Fourways Johannesburg. After to being treated to snacks and cocktails we shown to our seats with some free popcorn and a soft drink.The cinematic update of the 80’s TV hit was nothing like what I remembered the show to be. After getting over the fact that the old Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs were no longer strutting their stuff, and accepting that Colin Farrel and Jamie Fox were there to stay, I was quickly sucked into the dangerous world of Miami Vice.Amazing fight scenes with truly awesome sound effects put you right in the action. The gun battle towards the end of the movie being the best I’ve seen for ages, if not ever. I’d highly recommend the movie and give it a 4/5!