Why Can’t I Unlock The Door?

Warrant are one of those bands that were cool to like and be a fan of back in the 1989-92 era of hair metal bands. I was a huge fan then and still like their music, especially the first 3-4 albums which were the real Warrant for me. Jani Lane, main lyricist and charismatic vocalist has left them – twice now, once in 2004 and then after a brief reunion, again in 2008. He belongs with the rest of the guys in Warrant and they do have some great tunes together.

Here’s one from their 1994 Dog Eat Dog album. Enjoy the music & video for Bitter Pill.

She’s Out Of My League

Jay Baruchel is setting himself up to become a movie goer’s favourite with roles in successful flicks like Million Dollar Baby, Knocked Up, How To Train Your Dragon & Tropic Thunder. With the lead in movies like The Trotsky, Real Time & She’s Out Of My League, he’s building a career defined by his own path. In the last movie mentioned he plays a TSA officer with low self-esteem and who has not achieved much in life.

Kirk (Baruchel) lives in Pittsburgh with his parents, obnoxious brother & sister-in-law. He has 3 close friends who also work in the same airport as he does. His ex-girlfriend, Marnie (Lindsay Slone) although dating someone else, still spends a lot of time with his family and is dismissive of his attempts to get back together with her. His family, with the exception of his mother, do not take him seriously.

That’s when he meets Molly, (Alice Eve) a beautiful event planner, who Kirk is very decent to at the airport while other employees behave indecently towards. He finds her iphone which she left behind and they agree to meet up in a couple of days so he can return it to her. Molly offers tickets to Kirk to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game at the Mellon Arena; accompanying Kirk is his friend ‘Stainer’ and Molly brings along her best friend & partner Patty. It is informed to Kirk that Molly seems to like him and wants to date him. She comes home for a family lunch at Kirk’s home, where she gels with everyone except Marnie, who is suddenly jealous & seems to want Kirk back.

While on a date with Molly, Kirk meets her ex who is a pilot and who also mistakes Kirk of being a waiter. Kirk is self-conscious and feels less of a man but Molly seems to be into him. At her house, she & Kirk make out – unfortunately there is a case of him ejaculating in his ants at the exact moment that her parents come in. Hilarity ensues when Kirk tries to hide the wet spot only for Molly’s dog to come and lick at it. He runs away from her apartment. Initially this weird behaviour cools things off between them but when Kirk fesses up, things are fine again. However, it becomes obvious to Kirk that he is of a much lower league than her and even finds the fact that she must have a defect to be comforting.

Her defect, webbed feet, however creates issues – Kirk doesn’t think that it is a big deal and that she is almost perfect. This leads to an argument and they split up. Kirk and Marnie resume their relationship and go on a family trip to Branson.  Stainer and Patty realize their mistake in telling Kirk and Molly it wouldn’t work out; the friends convince Kirk that he is “a 10” too. They pull Kirk off his plane as he tries to leave with his family and Marnie, while Patty brings Molly to the airport. Kirk rejects Marnie and reunites with Molly. Later, as a surprise, he takes Molly on a trip in a small plane, with himself being the pilot; he has taken the flying lessons and achieved his goal.

Funny in lots of places, good time movie to spend a lazy afternoon watching. I highly recommend it – 8/10.

Sens Update, 18th Dec 2010

Ok this update starts off on a higher note. I’ve already upoaded the clip of Chris Kelly’s hattrick against the New York Rangers on 5th of December, which gave the Senators a 3-1 away win. But two days later a visit to nearby Montreal brought them down back to reality. Jeff Halpern, Brian Gionta and Roman Hamrlik scored third-period goals and Carey Price made 27 saves as Montreal beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Only Nick Foligno scored for Ottawa.

Then it was the turn of the Rangers to pay a visit back to Ottawa and extract revenge. Despite Mike Fisher’s two goals, sandwiched between a Jason Spezza goal, the Rangers came away with a 5-3 win. With the Senators having scored fewer than two goals in eight of their previous 12 games, we know where the problem is. The very next night, the Senators welcomed the New Jersey Devils and came up with a 3-2 win. Milan Michalek and Jarkko Ruutu scored 2:16 apart midway through the second, spoiling Martin Brodeur’s return to New Jersey’s lineup in Ottawa’s 3-2 victory Friday night. Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist and Pascal Leclaire stopped 29 shots for the Senators. With both teams struggling for points it was a hard fought game as should be expected.

The Atlanta Thrashers came calling next and unfortunately we couldn’t get wins in a row. Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Neil & Spezza scored a goal each and the game went to extra time as both teams were tied at 3-3. Atlanta’s Bryan Little scored his second goal of the game 1:09 into overtime to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 win over the Senators on the 13th. The Senators needed to recoup and come back strong. A visit to St. Paul’s Minneapolis to play the wild was just what we needed.

Alfredsson, Foligno & Kelly each scored and the Senators took advantage of a disallowed goal to beat the Wild 3-1. A dozen of the Senators players’ fathers are on this two-game road trip and no doubt approved of their sons’ performances. Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild and had another goal waved off because of too many men on the ice. The goal would have given Minnesota a 2-1 lead midway through the second period. Instead, Foligno scored nine seconds later and the Wild never recovered. Leclaire stopped 23 shots to help the Senators win for just the third time in their last seven games.