Chick Flick of the Week: Universal Soldier

I’m Serious.

I absolutely love Jean-Claude Van Damme’s spin-kick. I don’t know why, but I was mesmerized from the first one I saw. I was not even watching the movie, my hubby and sons were having testosterone theater night and I was  in another room reading a good book. I came out to the kitchen for a refill of popcorn and that’s when I saw it. Then a close up of the kicker clinched the deal. I could not believe what I had been missing!  I plopped right down on a bean-bag and stayed there, not moving until the credits were over.

That movie was Nowhere To Run and it had a romantic, Knight-in-shining-armor story going on. Jean-Claude had to protect himself and the pretty single-mom with his spin-kicks. This was not your macho he-man only kind of movie.

When Hard Target was on TV I decided to check it out. The spin-kicks were even more awesome and intense. The plot was once again a damsel in distress (which I love, BTW). But the enjoyment of watching spin-kicks and the rescuing was tainted by Jean-Claude’s hair. I know it’s petty, but really, did his character have to have a greasy, matted, mullet cut? Yuck. Despite that distraction, it was a great movie.

I discovered that Universal Soldier was playing on HBO late Saturday night.  I would be sleeping on the couch and vaporizing myself, so this cheered me up considerably.  I had a “date” with Jean-Claude.

My “date” is in top spin-kick shape, and has clean, short, military hair in Universal Soldier.  Even when wearing an eye-patch the dude is   HOT!!!.  I think I remember exactly how hot Jean-Claude is in between seeing him in action, but my memory is like black & white TV, compared to the high-def, full living color of this perfect man. Such a lovely surprise each time I see him!

This movie has many more lethal weapons and mindless shooting than the other movies I like. I just fast forward through those parts and get right back to the chick stuff. There should be no shooting in a Van Damme movie anyway. Just a bunch of major ass-kicking.

What could be better than Jean-Claude’s perfect face and body, kicking ass in a tight-fitting uniform?

His being out of uniform, that’s what. Jean-Claude plays a character that is  too hot for his own bad self. When the man gets overheated he starts pulling off clothing and looking for ice. And girls, this happens more than once.

No matter which movie you pick to watch (and I know you will!), you may need ice yourself.


OK, Whose Idea Was This?

Leverage S4 Premiere
The long-awaited Season Premiere of  Leverage was a big disappointment. The story was interesting and unique. The acting was superb as always. The problem was the location.
The story takes place on a snow-covered mountain. What’s wrong with that? Oh let me count the ways…..
  • Everyone has to dress in 4 layers of clothing, hats, gloves, etc.
  • You can only tell Eliot and Parker apart by the long blond hair hanging out of her head coverings.
  • Not once did we see any muscles.
  • Not once did we see Eliot beat up somebody.

They had better get with the program or the Kaniacs may revolt.

Oh and Happy Birthday to Christian Kane today!


Life is Good!

Christain Kane as Eliott Spencer (Leverage)
Eliot Spencer

Just when you think life is becoming dull, you realize it’s June 26th!

The long-awaited Season Premiere of  Leverage is tonight. Of course I have the DVR set to capture the show because it airs past my bedtime. And yes, I admit that I must watch the good parts over and over again. Oh…. If my poor heart can take it…

What good parts?” you ask.  Obviously you have not seen Eliot in action. My violent streak, that I never knew I had before, lives for this show. Sometimes I ask myself “what is going on with me?” I did not used to be like this. No time to analyze this now because…

If that was not enough, True Blood also premieres tonight. This will be recorded because I don’t watch it alone. Not that it’s too scary, but it’s not fun to watch it without my daughter. She’s the one that got me hooked on the crazy show in the first place. Because she does not have HBO, she has to come to my house and bring her daughters with her. A win-win for grandma.

The girls do NOT get to watch the show (in case you were worried). Hell, I can barely watch the naughty thing myself! I wouldn’t watch it normally, but I’ve just got to know what happens next. I’m still trying to figure out if Sookie is adventurous and brave, or really really stupid.

Until next time 🙂