Dune, Planet Terror, Deep Blue Sea

Okay, so we're reviewing movies from back when.... If you love Jaws, then Deep Blue Sea is what you want. With LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson and Thomas Jane in this, GREAT perfomances. I mean you couldn't ask for a better cast. The action and suspense of everything, you can't keep your eyes off the screen. Though I had to admit, I did do one of those look through you hand thing. I didn't even want to stop watching when it got "bloody". This movie will keep you on your seat with all the action packed, drama and suspense you find yourself yelling at the movie telling them what they should and shouldn't do. If you haven't seen this yet, get some family and friends and watch this. NOT suitable for children under 12 though my oldest says it wasn't scary for him and he was 10 in 2005 when he saw this. So get some popcorn and enjoy! "Dusk til Dawn" was the most icky movie that I watched. I mean to have 2 brothers and a family that they took hostage and go to Mexico and "do some business" and get stuck with hundreds of vampires trying to kill you and you can't get out of the "bar". Have to admit though Salma Hayek was HOT! Not to mention George Clooney, what's not to like we all love bad boys, he's great in all that he does. The performance of Quinton Tarantino was extrodinary. I couldn't believe that was him acting that way, WOW. Can't give away the end of the movie, but his is something to watch. This will have you think twice about going to another country or state, having to deal with trying to save your life or someone else's is difficult. This movie will have you on the edge of your seat as well. DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE KIDS!! As for "Grindhouse's Planet Terror" I couldn't even tell you what the movie was about. I couldn't even get into it. It's just not for me... a woman, Rose McGowan, looses a leg and her "boyfriend" jams a machine gun into her stump. They fight off "zombies". I mean come on. Rose McGowan, no matter how far fetched the roles she takes on, she makes them her own. She is a great actor. I can see her in any charater that she brings onto the screen. Okay, I'll try to watch again. No promises. I'll come back and write again a review.
— August 23, 2008 12:22 p.m.

Embers Grille

We went there 2 times. Thought I should of gave it a chance, I was wrong. Even though it was 4-6 months apart, I thought it would change. It is not kid friendly and not even an Italian restaurant. They tell you it's a kid menu, but they forget to tell you for kids ages 9-13. The portions were way too big for any kid under the age of 9. The regular menu is way to overpriced. I got the baked chicken breast with the balsamic sauce (I really ordered the baked lemon chicken breast but they took 25 minutes to make it and the rest of my party was done eating, so I had to take it home, seriously no joke). The service wasn't even right. She took so long to get our drinks and appetizers order that we waited at least 15 minutes. She got our orders wrong. Charged us an extra plate. When we told the manager she said that they were sorry and that she'll give us an $5 off check for the next time we go there. $5? I don't think so. For a party of 4 with 2 kids we spent that night $120 at least. We told the manager we wouldn't be coming back, she didn't take anything off the check. We had to ask her to take the 1 plate that the waitress charged us that we didn't recieve or order, she said that the waitress said we did eat it. I thought the customer's are always right. Not here. Sorry to say that the only thing that was good was the bread you had to dip in the vinager and oil. The drinks were all watered down too. This wasn't fine italian dining at all. I won't even tell you if they take credit cards or not. They'll probably get your order to someone else that is there and charge you something they ordered, worse yet not what you though it was.
— August 19, 2008 5:23 p.m.

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