Sharknado: illogical yet buzzing movie

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Sharknado movie

 

Tornado is a movie about a tornado filled with sharks, flying over and attacking LA, killing people and what not. It’s a super silly movie, one that I didn’t even believe was a real one. When I heard about it last week, I just thought it was a loopy joke like  someone making up a fake movie trailer.

Turns out the movie is real. Still ridiculously silly, but none the less very real. Forget about the silliness of a tornado hitting LA, or that it’s filled with sharks. What’s even more annoying is the omg absurd ways the characters used to kill off the sharks.

It’s so so bad, that it just slid all the way to cool. I guess they bet on a movie formula, and for some weird unknown reason it worked. Sharknado has created such a buzz that they’re actually making a sequel for it.

I remember watching Jaws when I was 7 years old, and that movie stopped me from swimming in the sea for a good 5-6 years. Sharknado, on the other hand, makes me want to go look for sharks and punch them out boxing style.

Things to do in Kuwait: Boat and fishing trip rentals

Boat fishing trip rentals kuwait

If you ever want to rent a boat for the day or go fishing in Kuwait, then this site is for you. FishFishME offers boat rentals and fishing trips for Kuwait and the GCC. Each boat comes with its own experienced driver, and they range from 25 footers to 33. You can rent the boats either from Kuwait City (at souq sharq) or from Khairan.

Their prices are very reasonable, starting from KD 25 for a 25 foot boat that carries up to 4 people to Kd 80 for a 33 footer that accommodates up to 12. Trips last 6 hours, and can be booked either for a morning or an evening tour. You can use the boats to go fishing, cruise the sea, or visit Kuwaiti islands.

Booking have to be made in advance. You can check out their site for more details on how to book or call Abdullah on Tel. 67665606.

The ship from Pirates of the Caribbean destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

   

   

 

HMS Bounty sank yesterday as it battled the high waters and gust winds of Hurricane Sandy. The ship is a replica of the British naval ship of the same name, that was the base of the famous mutiny back in the 1700′s. The replica was specifically built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” and was also later used in two “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End.

14 crew members were rescued, one female crew member died, and the Captain is still lost at sea.

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Fear and terror

Look closer at the two women on the edges, their expressions are of pure horror (especially the one on the right). And how about that stingray, how cute is it? It’s even smiling while its photo-bombing the pic, so cute.

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Shark Fishing

 

A shark jumped right ahead and snatched this poor girl’s fishing catch. And I got to say, it looked super scary. Fishing after watching this video will not be fun anymore.

If you want to have a similar experience here in Kuwait, then head over to the Zour bridge and fish there. The water there is infested with lots small and medium sharks.

Review of the Movie Battleship

I went to see Battleship today. I initially got excited about watching it when I saw its trailer a few weeks back, but then I read Mark’s review about the movie, and he didn’t like it much.

However, today I woke up mid-morning and lazy, and just had the urge to watch a movie. Battleship was the 1st and only early show of the day (12.30 pm), so I decided to go see it after all.

I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed the movie so much. It was both action filled and humorous at the same time, and had a lot of light human moments. The movie is well done too. All the ships, ocean, machines, and fighting and action look great; just like you were watching a tight Transformers movie, but with heart and humor.

The movie was action filled, but not too scary. It had a few lovely moments, without overdramatizing it. And the scenery, cast, and special effects are all pretty on the eyes. It’s just a fun clean movie to watch, that luckily ends in a heroic triumph.

You’ll easily recognize most of the main cast members. The star of the movie is the John Carter guy, who is also joined by his TV buddy (from Friday Night Lights). Of course, there’s Rihanna in her first movie rule, and she doesn’t suck. She’s kinda like a tiny fireball with a yoda mouth, running and fighting all the time. And if you’re a fan of True Blood, then you’ll be glad to see one of its stars in the movie too.

Finally, the movie is based on the board game Battleship. If nothing I said here entices you to see the movie, then maybe this tiny fun fact will. The movie is really good.

I had a great Battleship-movie coincidence today, because I got to see one of our very own Kuwaiti battleships while driving on Gulf Road.

Voices for Success by Dr. Dalal Al-AbdulRazzak

 

Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, Canada, studying the marine ecology of the Gulf to try to promote the conservation of the region’s coastal eco-systems. Find out about the greatest challenges facing the marine flora and fauna in Kuwait, as well as what can be done to address them, in this latest Voice for Success video.

Voice for Success is a program initiated by en.v in collaboration with the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) to promote Kuwaiti civil society by giving greater visibility to local social activists.

To participate in our program, email us at info@envearth.com or visithttp://www.voiceforsuccess.envearth.com

This project is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). MEPI is a unique program designed to engage directly with and invest in the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). MEPI works to create vibrant partnerships with citizens to foster the development of pluralistic, participatory, and prosperous societies throughout the MENA region. MEPI partners with local, regional and international non-governmental organizations, the private sector, academic institutions, and governments. More information about MEPI can be found at: www.mepi.state.gov.

National Parade on Gulf Rd. Tomorrow مسيرة و يبقى الولاء للوطن غدا بشارع الخليج

Update: the parade has been cancelled due to the raining weather.

There will be a huge parade tomorrow afternoon on Gulf Road, so a part of it will be closed off to cars and traffic, to make it a parade and pedestrian only road.

Gulf Rd. will be closed off from its intersection with the 2nd Ring Rd. to its intersection with the British Embassy, from 12.30-6 p.m. tomorrow Saturday Feb. 25th.

Also, the Coastguards’ super huge hovercraft will also be passing by tomorrow, and handing out gifts to people, along the beach in front of the British Embassy.

Thierry Henry’s Four Story Fish Tank

  

Thierry Henry s planning on building a 4-story high fish tank elegant aquarium:

Stretching 40ft from the bottom of his house to the very top, it will take 5,500 gallons of water to fill, house 300 fish and cost a staggering £250,000 to build.

His aquarium will actually be made up of four separate tanks, one for each story of the house. Each will be made of Perspex-like material and will give the optical illusion of one giant aquarium – but will be cheaper to clean, run and maintain than a single tank.

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Details of the Journey of Hell

This picture gives us details of the horrifying journey of Cruiser Costa Concordia, that cliamed the lived of at least 5 people along with 15 people still missing.

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