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The Bounty Hunter

Max and I have joined ‘LOVEFiLM’ so that we have an endless supply of films to watch and review we love to watch films love love love them.

If you fancied joining read about it here – http://www.lovefilm.com/welcome/home.html we got the first two weeks as a trial run, but before you join check with friends and family as I have since found out that you can get gift vouchers and money off.

So the first film to arrive  was you guessed it ‘The Bounty Hunter’ this stars the very gorgeous Jennifer Anniston and the hunky Gerard Butler, and directed by Andy Tennant click on this link to read all about Andy http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855035/ he directed ‘Hitch’ too which I thought was funny you can see similar styles.

The Bounty Hunter

You can read more information about ‘The Bounty Hunter’ here – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038919/ this was released on 17th March 2010 here in the UK, and the DVD release date – 26th July 2010.

Well Max actually stayed awake which is always a good sign, basic plot – Gerard Butler plays Milo Boyd who is an ex cop turned bounty hunter, and Jennifer Anniston plays Nicola Hurley a reporter who is researching a story, the are ex husband and wife. Nicola jumps bail and you guessed it ends up being hunted by Milo. All sorts of fun ensues and at parts is very amusing.

Siobhan Fallon

The women that plays Teresa is actress Siobhan Fallon http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0266441/ and it took me ages to realise that I remembered her from Men in Black!!

And Kitty Hurley – Nicolas Mum is played by Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004724/ who was very funny, to have a mother like that I would squirm who asks there daughter for a picture of there partners bottom!!!

The sound track was amazing well we thought so but then we love music like that my favourite being ‘Staying Alive’ by the Gibb brothers or The Bee Gees!! Read more about the album here – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038919/soundtrack

 So the upshot was not the funniest film its not a blockbuster but it is watchable or as Max put it a ‘good easy watcher you didn’t need to really concentrate on anything to much!’

Acting for Jennifer Anniston – 5/10

For Gerard Butler – 5/10

Overall production – 6/10

Cheesy Scale – 4/10 (really cheesy would be 10/10)

The soundtrack go the highest mark of – 8/10.

In one scene Nicola Hurley had to Tazer Milo, which made me think of an email that I received some time back I have pasted it in below for you, I dare you not to laugh at it!!!

Only a man would try this!!

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein
Last weekend I saw something at Larry’s Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of
the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety….
WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home.
I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing!
I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I’d get a blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.
AWESOME!!! I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave.
Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn’t be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries, right? There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong?
So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a
one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would reportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.
All the while I’m looking at this little device measuring about 5″ long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries, thinking to myself, ‘no possible way!’
What happened next is almost beyond description, but I’ll do my best…
I’m sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, ‘don’t do it
dipshit,’ reasoning that a one second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn’t hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button,
I’m pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking
up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs. The cat was making meowing sounds I had never heard before, clinging to a picture frame hanging above the fireplace, obviously in an attempt to avoid getting slammed by my body flopping all over the living room.

Note: If you ever feel compelled to ‘mug’ yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one second burst when you zap yourself! You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor..
A three second burst would be considered conservative, IT HURT LIKE HELL!!!
A minute or so later (I can’t be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. The recliner was upside down and about 8 feet or so from where it originally was. My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I had no control over the drooling. Apparently I pooped on myself, but was too numb to know for sure and my sense of smell was gone. I saw a faint smoke cloud above my head which I believe came from my hair. I’m still looking for my nuts and I’m offering a significant reward for their safe return!!

P.S. My wife loved the gift, and now regularly threatens me with it!
‘If you think education is difficult, try being stupid.”

So tell me did that make you laugh!!!


Foxy P



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