Mr. & Mrs. Smith; Get Real
There I was, front-and-center for opening night of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Admittedly the starring actors are amazing to look at and their acting abilities are also top notch, but I’ll be the first to tell you that the story line is far from believable. Now, if believability is not an issue for you – it wasn’t for me – then you’ll find this flick quite enjoyable. The premise is simple, two assassins working for competing assassination firms (is there such a thing?) meet while on an assignment. They become involved and quickly marry. Since they live duplicitous lives to conceal their actual professions from each other, the Smiths quickly become bored with each other and decide to see a marriage counselor. It is during one of their subsequent assignments that the couple realizes that they are working for the competing assassination firms. The industry calls for no loose strings, so annihilating the competition – in this case, your spouse – becomes the most exciting assignment ever. It gets juicy when they begin asking themselves whether they can save their marriage while attempting to kill their spouse? Jolie is stunning, agile and brilliant. She oozes sexuality and her dominatrix style plays well with Pitts boy-next-door appeal. The action keeps the heart racing and the comedic punches are, at least, smile inducing. If you’re into the strong, take-no-prisoner type girls (I know I am) this movie is sure to keep you at attention.
Puerto Rican Day Parade A Scorcher
With temperatures reaching over 92 degrees and the sun burning a hole in anything standing still, yesterday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC delivered on everything HOT. The men - HOT, the women – HOT, my pressed-a$$ in a bathing suit and matching Puerto Rico t-shirt – BLAZING! I’ll admit that I had a ball, but two hours after the first baton twirlers passed me by, I realized that my penis was plastered to the inside of my leg and my feet felt like I was traversing hot coals. Outside the obvious heat issues, the parade delivered the goods – pride, unity and three million Boricuas and Boricua admirers! Happy PR Pride! Sidebar: Tego Calderon (a Puerto Rican Latin urban artist) has signed with Atlantic Records to release his second album – The Underdog – in October.
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