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Sara Jean Underwood is a pretty hot knockout May 28, 2009

Filed under: Babes,Lingerie,Playboy,Sexy,Women — allyouneediscourage @ 9:00 am
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Sara Jean Underwood is too hot for clothes, she uses bandanas instead.

Sara Jean Underwood is too hot for clothes, she uses bandanas instead.

Sara Jean Underwood was Playmate of the Year back in 2007 and I think she’s one of the best looking girls I’ve ever seen.  It would be absurd to say she’s got that girl next door type of look since I’ve NEVER seen a girl next door quite like her, but that’s what many people think.  She has an approachable, likable quality about her.  I stumbled upon this photoshoot she did for Blackbelt TV, and I think she looks scorching hot.  So here are the photos.

Sara Jean Underwood makes pink boxing gloves look awesome.

Sara Jean Underwood makes pink boxing gloves look awesome.

Gallery of 12 more pictures.  Click to enlarge to high resolution pics.

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Sara Jean Underwood will win any boxing fight with these gloves


Just how hot can Sara Jean Underwood get?  Too hot to show on WordPress.

This Sara Jean Underwood photo is too hot for this blog

This Sara Jean Underwood photo is too hot for this blog

I want some of Sara Jean Underwood's wheat

I want some of Sara Jean Underwood's wheat


Here are some videos of this babe.

Sara Jean Underwood teaches you Yoga.  Oh My God.

Here’s her speaking about the movie “Miss March”.

Sara Jean Underwood doing a photoshoot for Rockstar Promote

Finally, here’s a beautiful video of Sara Jean Underwood from Playboy Catalog.

 

Angels and Demons is terribly good May 26, 2009

Welcome to the first GUEST post by a friend of mine…you can call him sunpar.  However, I added all the images with my own captions.


Angels and Demons – Movie Review

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When The Da Vinci Code debuted at Cannes nearly 3 years ago, we knew about it.  The Catholic Church spoke out against it, the film gained worldwide notoriety, and the circus was soon in full effect. Bishops railed against its inaccuracies, protesters camped out in front of movie theaters, and one 61-year-old Catholic nun protested outside Lincoln Cathedral by praying on her knees for 12 hours.  In Manila the film was rated ‘R18’, while India, always sensitive to religious controversy, banned the film outright in certain areas.  Believers were asked to boycott the film, the actors, and Sony itself (stop buying their ridiculously overpriced and impractical gadgets, surely that will teach those heathens!).  And at every step, the Media hounded us with updates, beating the story to death and force-feeding the carcass to the public on a daily basis.

In comparison to the event and the faux cultural significance that accompanied The Da Vinci Code, the release of the sequel, Angels and Demons, barely registered.  Sure, there is the requisite Today Show segment and the odd Times Square billboard as well as a few half-assed reviews in various publications; but the heart just doesn’t seem to be in it.  I even remarked to Chris on my way down to the appropriate theater that I’d just passed five other movies that I’d rather see.

There's no national treasure in this movie, only conveniently placed statues that point the right way.

There's no national treasure in this movie, only conveniently placed statues that point the right way.

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Ewan McGregor is in this movie too.

The reason for the relatively quiet opening of Angels and Demons is that the upshot of the entire hullabaloo over The Da Vinci Code was a movie that grossed over three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide in 2006, including (at the time) the third largest opening weekend in US history.  The Academy’s nominations for best film, which included the exquisite Babel and the endearing Little Miss Sunshine, were virtually invisible next to such widespread interest.  Code obliterated even the summer blockbusters, making nearly as much money as the third X-Men movie and the third Mission Impossible combined.  Clearly if the Catholic Church had planned to deter its flock from straying, they failed miserably.

Or did it?  For once, proper perspective was delivered from Hollywood itself as the film actors’ fought to maintain a semblance of rationality in the midst of the furor.  Tom Hanks, himself a believer, said the story “is loaded with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense…  [If critics] are going to take any sort of movie at face value, particularly a huge-budget motion picture like this, [they’d] be making a very big mistake.”  And indeed that was the case: people watched the movie, noted the usual over-the-top Hollywood extravaganza, and went on to their lives.  Evidently, it takes more than a second-rate author and Tom Hanks’ preening charm to fundamentally challenge one’s faith.  Even Hollywood, those Godless mongers of sin, had no such pretensions.  The only lasting impact of the movie for the Catholic Church has been an overwhelmingly positive one.  Tourism to Rome and Vatican City has increased since 2005, when Dan Brown’s book first hit the mainstream.  The movie helped turn viewers onto the rich history and exquisite art of Christianity and if anything has brought some Christians closer to their faith.  The Catholic Church had no reason to be anxious over Brown’s works.  And why should it be; why should the Catholic Church pay mind to this farce of a production?  Is the Smithsonian Institute threatened by National Treasure?

Ewan McGregor is one hood short of a Jedi.

Ewan McGregor is one hood short of a Jedi.

If you think about it, this brilliant line also works in Star Wars.

If you think about it, Ewan McGregor's memorable line in Angels & Demons works in Star Wars.

The greatest flaw of The Da Vinci Code was that it was too respectful of Dan Brown’s work.  It should have treated the novel as National Treasure with arguably even more fantastical theories and conspiracies.  And to that point, credit should go to director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer for eschewing any pretensions of transferring (nonexistent) literary value into the sequel.  The point of the movie is no longer to submit Brown’s convoluted conspiratorial yarns to the viewer through long tedious dialogue, but to produce a watchable action movie.

Compared to its predecessor, Angels is refreshingly brisk and active.  Characters die and disappear from the story arc while the main protagonist (Tom Hanks reprising his role as Professor Robert Langdon) wastes nary a moment on sentimental hogwash.  Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer plays the requisite cardboard-cut-out female protagonist counterpart, Vittoria Vetra, who helps “solve” the clues and fit the puzzle together.  The clues themselves are comical and even make the viewer laugh out loud at the absurdity at points.  They are not sufficiently intricate to offer any hint of realism, but then that is probably an endeavor better suited for prose than motion picture.

Stellan Skarsgård is constantly in the wrong in Angels & Demons.

Stellan Skarsgård is constantly in the wrong in Angels & Demons.

Other formulaic devices abound throughout the movie, though perhaps not to its detriment.  Stellan Skarsgård, one of the more recognizable “oh, that guy is in cinema”, plays the always ridiculous role of the constantly wrong authority figure.  His function within the plot is that of the constant nay-sayer and doubter to make the protagonist’s revelations more poignant and significant.  He is Abigail Chase to Hanks’ Ben Gates, Scully to  Hanks’ Mulder.  Ewan McGregor appears as the Carmelengo Patrick McKenna, the rare role for him that does not involve full frontal nudity or sexual deviance.  His character instead serves to progress the plot and add character ambiguity in an otherwise one-dimensional cast.

Stellan Skarsgård in Pirates of The Carribean:  The World's End.

Stellan Skarsgård in Pirates of The Carribean: The World's End.

I went into Angels and Demons expecting crap and hoping it would be over soon.  I came out having witnessed mediocrity and pleasantly surprised it was over so soon.  As a movie judged on its merits alone, The Da Vinci Code was ill-conceived.  It was a movie that did not know if it was a true motion picture or a running dialogue summarizing Dan Brown’s conspiratorial vision.  And with that basis, Angels must regrettably be deemed a success.  This is a movie that unlike its predessor knows what it is: pure summer blockbuster action movie drivel.  Despite the many hundreds of millions Code earned in the box office, there are few who can say it provided a pleasant movie experience.  And although I cannot in good conscience recommend that people spend their money on this National Treasure-esque farce, if that’s the type of movie you seek, Angles and Demons will satisfy you.

 

Megan Fox burning hot in Esquire Magazine, Jonah Hex and Fathom. May 5, 2009

Megan Fox is stunning in a white dress for Transformers 2

Megan Fox is stunning in a white dress for Transformers 2

There’s always room for Megan Fox on this blog.  Her latest shenanigans involve a scorching hot video by Esquire Magazine, hamming it up on the Jonah Hex movie set, and being set to play a raven haired beauty in Fathom, a movie adaptation of a comic book by an artist I actually like.


Megan Fox in ESQUIRE Magazine

Her recently popular magazine shoot is with Esquire Magazine.  They have an exclusive video capturing Megan Fox from the moment she wakes up to what she eats at lunch.  I don’t believe that many women can wake up writhing and arching their back, drink a beer, eat a fat burger and look as good as she does.  It’s a gift.

From the DailyMail:

Photographer Greg Williams shot the hottest actress with a hi-tech Red One camera, which meant he could grab stills of her at the end.  He recorded ten minutes of loosely scripted footage – getting out of bed, rolling around on a pool chair, lighting a barbecue.  “It allowed her to act,” Williams says.  “She could run scenes without being reminded by the sound of a shutter every four seconds that I was taking a picture.” Williams was then left with ten minutes of footage which he turned into a mini-film called ‘Good Morning, Megan Fox.’

Megan Fox sleeping and waking up

Megan Fox sleeping and waking up

Megan Fox jumps right into her clothes

Megan Fox jumps right into her clothes

Megan Fox lounges by the pool

Megan Fox lounges by the pool

Megan Fox chills by the pool with beer and barbecue

Megan Fox chills by the pool with beer and barbecue

Megan Fox fixing her makeup

Megan Fox fixing her makeup

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Megan Fox in Jonah Hex

Megan Fox in a tight corset for the Jonah Hex movie

Megan Fox in a tight corset for the Jonah Hex movie

Megan has also been caught recently wearing a slinky costume with a tiny midsection on the Jonah Hex movie set.  She squeezed her 22in waist into an 18in corset meaning her waist is about 6 inches across.  That sounds like a reasonable torture to look hot.  She stars as Leila opposite Josh Brolin who plays Jonah Hex.  The movie is about some ridiculous bounty hunter fighting a voodoo practitioner that raises an undead army out in the wild west.

Megan Fox plays Leila, gun-wielding love interest of Jonah Hex

Megan Fox plays Leila, gun-wielding love interest of Jonah Hex

From the DailyMail:

“When Megan first slipped into it she almost couldn’t breathe,” said a source.  “It’s extremely tight – but I think you’ll all agree she looks sensational.”

“Megan’s got an intriguing role in the film,” said the source.  “By day she’s the epitome of respectability – by night she’s a man-eating vice girl.  And without giving too much away I can tell you she’s one hot ticket in some sizzling scenes.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1176831/Waisting-away-wild-west-Megan-Foxs-corset-whittles-waist-just-SIX-inches-wide.html

It’s been rumored that her character is a prostitute.  I heartily approve this decision.  Bravo!


Megan Fox in Fathom

Aspen Matthews is the main character in Michael Turner's Fathom

Aspen Matthews is the main character in Michael Turner's Fathom

Her next big project will be Fathom, a comic book series adapted for the big screen.  Megan Fox plays Aspen Matthews, a marine biologist who is the victim of an attack at an underwater research station.  Aspen finds that her anatomy is not quite human and eventually discovers that she’s part of an underwater race hiding from humanity called The Blue.  This race and their city is like Atlantis, very technologically advanced and apprehensive of humans.  Aspen is abducted and they attempt to use her as a weapon since certain members of the Blue can manipulate water and energy.  She finds that she’s more powerful than she could have ever imagined.  Chaos ensues.  She fights bad guys.  People die.  World is changed forever.  Sounds like it could be epic right?

She definitely has the looks to pull off Aspen Matthews.  I photoshopped these set of pictures together so you can see a side by side comparison.

Megan Fox will be Aspen Matthews in Fathom

Megan Fox will look scorching hot as Aspen Matthews in Fathom

Aspen Matthews from Fathom and Megan Fox

Aspen Matthews from Fathom and Megan Fox

From MTV:

The 22-year-old actress claims to have been a lifelong comic reader with a penchant for the late Michael Turner’s artwork — which is why her upcoming turn as the lead character in “Fathom” is nothing short of a dream come true.  “[‘Fathom’ is] a comic book property by my favorite artist, Michael Turner,” Fox told USA Weekend during a photo shoot with herself and soon-to-be “Green Hornet” star Seth Rogen.  “It’s about this underwater race of people, and it’s plausible, really, because so much of the ocean is unexplored.  We don’t really know what’s under there.  It could be happening, which I like.”

Aspen Matthews in Fathom uses her powers to dissolve in water

Aspen Matthews in Fathom uses her powers to dissolve in water

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2009/04/30/megan-fox-talks-fathom-and-jonah-hex-seth-rogen-explains-green-hornet-weight-loss/

Like Megan Fox, I also like Michael Turner’s creative work, he does some fantastic and unique looking art.  I’ve been following his work since I was in high school.  The Fathom movie was planned to be directed by James Cameron back in the late 90s, but that obviously never happened.  I’m glad it didn’t happen until now because there wasn’t a suitable brunette to play this role back in the 90s.  Megan Fox saves the day again.  It must be a tough life being a heroine all the time.

Megan Fox wearing motorcycle leathers for Transformers 2

Megan Fox wearing motorcycle leathers for Transformers 2

 

New High-Res Transformers 2 Trailer and Megan Fox May 1, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,Megan Fox,Movies,Shia Labeouf — allyouneediscourage @ 8:48 pm
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Wow I was just browsing through Jalopnik, a car enthusiast website when I saw the new Transformers 2 trailer in high-res.

I just want to help spread the trailer around the internet and show some high-res scans.  The trailer is at the bottom of the post.  Enjoy!!!

Optimus Prime and Sam Witwicky played by Shia Labeouf

Optimus Prime and Sam Witwicky played by Shia Labeouf

Mikaela Banes played by Megan Fox

Mikaela Banes played by Megan Fox

Sexy Megan Fox mounting a motorcycle

Sexy Megan Fox mounting a motorcycle

Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson play soldiers

Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson play soldiers

Optimus Prime with his swords out

Optimus Prime with his swords out

Bumblebee with mask on

Bumblebee with mask on

Decepticons find Megatron at the bottom of the ocean

Decepticons find Megatron at the bottom of the ocean

Bumbleebee and Autobots search a temple for the secret

Bumbleebee and Autobots search a temple for the secret


This latest trailer shows quite a bit of what will be in the movie and it’s looking really awesome.  When the Transformers musical score comes on, this whole movie starts to have an epic feeling.  I have to give a standing ovation to the visual effects teams on this movie.  They are just insane at their craft.  I mean they are blending in towering transforming robots with people and scenes…and it’s absolutely mind blowing.

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