Wow, yeah, I haven’t done one of these in a while, and stumbled on this scene the other day and it cracked me up, as it always does. The McManus brothers and their banter is something that one cannot help but enjoy immensely. Naturally this scene of the brothers shopping for some mission gear is hilarious, as it really comes across as boys who watch a lot of movies being let loose in a weapon store and being told to pick anything their heart’s desire. Excellent scene.
Tag: Norman Reedus
Rapid Review: Blade II (2002)
“We’ll play along for now. They’ll take us in deeper than we’ve ever been. Get a chance to see how their world really ticks.”
SYNOPSIS: Reapers, a new breed of vampire that feed off humans and vampires, emerge with plans for world domination and Blade must team with the Bloodpack, an elite team of vampire warriors specifically trained to hunt him, in order to defeat this new menace. – via IMDB
The second installment of these movies is usually widely regarded as the best. I am sure this is because it happened to get a bigger budget, had a decent plot (though it was nothing revolutionary or supremely complex – doesn’t change the fact that it had one) and because it had a lot of action packed in. Blade II has aged pretty damn well, and corrected on a lot of things that were wrong in its predecessor. Plus, there was Norman Reedus for me to look at, even though he was a little sketchy (as a character – still pretty, so I am not complaining). The reasoning and logic was a bit buggered in here (like how Nyssa just immediately knew all sorts of things about this new breed of vampire without actually examining it or running tests). But then this is usually the case with action flicks. The dialogue was still a bit cheesy, but again, this is just inordinate amounts of fun and it has been put together very well. Gotta say, Ron Perlman truly pisses me off. He is such an annoyance and this movei was no exception in my mind. Whistler returning is something I have always appreciated, I like the humour he brings to the movie. Typical Del Toro style, he goes a little overboard on the CGI in some places (I am looking specifically here at certain fight scenes), but is still much better than a lot of his English speaking films (truly – I do prefer his native work). Blade II is shot well, looks great, has awesome action sequences and choreography, and is well worth the watch, especially seeing as the vampires are nasty and get uglier if they are the new breed. I reiterate again, no twinkles to be seen. Whoop! I think these movies will always have a soft spot in the hearts of those that grew up watching them. And if you didn’t watch them growing up and haven’t watched them before, that is something I seriously recommend you rectify as soon as possible!
Top Ten Television Crushes
Alright, so Table 9 Mutant, Samantha at Sci-Fi Drama Queen, Abbi at Where The Wild Things Are and I were briefly discussing one of these, which I had been contemplating. Sounds like Mikey may join the fray, too. At any rate, I thought that this would be fun to do one and got it together. Without further ado, we’re off!
Sam Witwer as anyone, but I will go with Aidan Waite in Being Human (US)
As Doomsday or a centuries old vampire or even Starkiller, this guy is just hot, and plays that tortured but strong character so damn well! Aidan Waite is pretty awesome, what with his morals and willingness to do whatever it takes to make everything right, to protect, to kill, to survive. Also endlessly entertaining, I really do enjoy him!
Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester in Supernatural
Leather jackets, great music, wicked sense of humour that cracks me up each and every time, hiding in the shadows and so damaged it isn’t even funny, though he keeps a brave face because it is what he is expected to do. Fiercely loyal though incredibly jaded, Dean Winchester is one of my go to choices!
Evan Peters as Tate Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House (as they are calling it nowadays)
I really, really liked him in all the American Horror Story seasons, though I am not totally sold on Coven, though he started with such promise. However, in Murder House, he nailed that role of psychopath perfectly. He was gorgeous, he was charming, he had a boy-like quality to himself, an innocence that he wore and worked with so well. You know that what Tate is doing is wrong, yet at the same time he manages to wrap you right around his little finger and be done with it.
Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead
Yes. Yes. Do we see the cigarette? The long hair? The self assurance? The sheer badassness of the guy? Well then I really don’t need to keep justifying.
Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski in Chuck
Now we all know there are very few things to me as hot as a geeky, nerdy guy, so there was no ways that nervous old Chuck was not going to make the list. He is adorable, he is smart and damn hilarious, is a Star Wars fan as well as a little self conscious, which always works in his favour!
Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop in Fringe
Jackson is not my regular cup of tea, but whatever. Peter Bishop was incredibly smart and well dressed (those jeans and jacket were always just wow), steadfast and always thinking out of the box, yet damaged in some inexplicable way (though that got cleared up later), he managed to string me along just fine all the way.
Dan Feuerriegel as Agron in Spartacus
Alright, here it is. There are few things that thrill me like a man with a nice mouth and nice teeth. This guy… I don’t know, so not my average cup of tea but then he was just gorgeous, and that smile was a killer (we can completely overlook the fact that he was not straight for the show, he was just something absolutely gorgeous to behold).
Alexander Skarsgård Eric Northman in True Blood
Though I stopped watching this after I dragged myself through the third season, I have to say that what kept me watching for so long (seeing as I cannot stand Anna Paquin and was not thrilled with the concept), Eric Northman remained quite worth the watch, to be honest, but the show just slid so badly downhill not even he could draw me back. But never mind that, pretty yum, right? Maybe I should just get over the fairy crap and see where it all goes…
Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds
Reid. Too smart. Ridiculously smart. I adore intelligence in a man. Reid, on the other hand, is intensely intelligent, slightly socially stunted yet absolutely sweet, trying his hardest and has a boyish quality to him that just somehow works here.
Milo Ventimiglia as Peter Petrelli in Heroes
The brother that was always trying, that was genuinely good in his heart, the man who wanted to make a difference in the world, who was overly curious and intent on getting to the bottom of things, and yes, just damn fine. Oh goodness, I think I have a thing for male nurses…
Dustin Clare as Gannicus in Gods of the Arena
More long hair, determination and immense amounts of confidence? Winner all around.
Tyler Blackburn as Caleb Rivers in Pretty Little Liars (don’t judge me monkeys, my best friend roped me into this).
The hair… the long hair. I am sold on long hair more often than not. Combine that with dark exotic looks and absolutely gorgeous dark brown eyes and a devil-may-care attitude to mask how nice and caring he is underneath it? Just my cup of tea.
Liam McIntyre as Spartacus in Spartacus
Yep, I am aware that there is more Spartacus on my list but really, these were probably the hottest rebellious slaves in all history with the world’s greatest dental work. Either way, it doesn’t matter. Spartacus was the fearless leader of the slave rebellion, intent on reclaiming his freedom and avenging his dead wife and all the dreadful things he had been made to do under threat of death. Very caring yet at the same time cold and brutal, Spartacus really was the man to watch strive to make a difference, as well as witness the loyalty people felt towards him.