Friday, December 7, 2012

Joshua Tree (1993) Starring Dolph Lundgren & Kristian Alfonso

Source:IMDB- Kristian Alfonso, kicking Dolph Lundgren where it counts.

Source:The Daily Press

“A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.”  

From IMDB 

“A Los Angeles police detective (George Segal) tracks a fugitive (Dolph Lundgren) who heads for the desert with a deputy sheriff (Kristian Alfonso) as hostage.”  

Source:Rotten Tomatoes- Dolph Lundgren

From Rotten Tomatoes 

"Dolph Lundgren stars in Joshua Tree, a high-caliber action movie where six thousand square miles of sand and dozens of turbo-charged super cars set the stage for a bloody, bullet-riddled showdown with a ruthless killer."

Source:Shout Factory- Dolph Lundgren

From Shout Factory 

I gotta admit, Joshua Tree or Army of One and this movie for some reason has two titles depending on how you see it, or what network it is on, but this movie is not a very good movie. Sure it has a decent car chase and there are some pretty good action scenes and perhaps I'm just not much of a Dolph Lundgren who is mostly famous for Rocky 4, ( sorry, I'm horrible with Roman numerals) fan. But this movie is worth watching for other reasons. George Seagal is his usual smart-ass funny self. And Kristian Alfonso plays a great sexy tough cop, looking for her big case.

Dolph Lundgren plays an escape convict who of course is innocent of why he was put in prison. But he's hardly innocent of much else and gets a break and manages to escape from prison when their bus breaks down. He is a career criminal and learns that his best friend and partner has been murdered by the crooked cop, sergeant or lieutenant that put him away played by George Segal. So while he's out of prison he's on the run and kidnaps a rookie or somewhat inexperienced police officer played by Kristian Alfonso who it out of uniform and steals her pickup with her in it.

They are on the run together because he doesn't want to go back to prison and has her as her hostage. He won't hurt her though if she doesn't give him any reason to. She later takes his side even after attempting to escape from him and gets ditched by him in the desert when he believes he doesn't need her anymore. But she now believes that he's innocent of why he was put in prison and that the crooked cop and his crew are the bad guys here and does what she can to help him as a cop.

Not a good movie except for a few parts, but Kristian Alfonso simply looked great in it. The hot sexy baby version of Kristian that I wish she brought out more on Days of Our Lives is the Kristian we see in this movie. And she looks great and adorable kicking ass in her classic Levis denim jeans and boots and plays a hot, sexy cop that I can't imagine any man his right mind would want to ditch. And she and Dolph save the day sort of and the bad guy and gal put away some bad cops. 

CSI Miami: Rest In Pieces- Raquel Welch Guess Stars (2012)

Source:CBS- CSI Miami's Eva LaRue.

Source:The Daily Press

"When the 'Miami Taunter' kills again, Horatio comes face-to-face with the matriarch of the suspected killer's family, who may or may not help his investigation, on CSI: MIAMI, Sunday, March 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS! Watch full episodes of your favorite show at:CBS." 

From CBS 

"Rest In Pieces" -- When the "Miami Taunter" kills again, Horatio comes face-to-face with the matriarch of the suspected killer's family, who may or may not help his investigation, on CSI: MIAMI, Sunday, March 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Raquel Welch guest stars as Vina Navarro, the matriarch of a powerful Miami family." 

Source:Latest From CSI Miami- Hollywood Goddess Raquel Welch guest stars.

From Latest From CSI Miami 

I will admit, I’m willing to watch anything that has Raquel Welch in it just to see Raquel in it, at least once. And then if the show or movie sucks and even the greatest stars have done at least some garbage that they want to forget about, I’ll probably now watch it again. But CSI Miami is one of the best cop shows at least on right now, if not ever. And I really want to see this episode with Raquel. 

Source:CBS- Hollywood Goddess Raquel Welch guess-starring on CBS's CSI Miami in 2012 with David Caruso playing a bad girl. Even though she's still too cute to scare little girls.

Raquel Welch was in her early 70s at this point and I guarantee you she was the best looking woman on the show, at least that night. And CSI Miami has Eva LaRue, who is also gorgeous and baby-face and well-built. And Emily Proctor, very attractive with a nice body, whose as cute as a little girl and at times at least sounds like one.

But what makes Raquel a goddess for all-time, is that she doesn’t seem to age, at least in public. She’s always been hot and has always been baby-face adorable. It’s just that the years she’s lived have gone up every year. I haven’t actually seen this show, so I couldn’t tell you how Raquel did on it.

But I can tell you how she looked and the star power she still has on it, or CBS doesn’t promote the show the way it did. An actress at this point when this episode came out in her early 70s, who still commands that much attention and who is still a goddess physically, looking better than beautiful women young enough to be her daughter and perhaps even her grand-daughter, was probably unheard of twenty-years ago. But Raquel makes it seem so natural.

Associated Press: Mark Hamrick: 'US Economy Adds 146K Jobs, Rate Falls to 7.7 Pct'

Source:Associated Press- talking to Robert Brusca.

"The U.S. economy added a 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures." 

From the Associated Press

Even despite Hurricane Sandy, the United States did add 146K jobs in November. A lot of that probably had to do with the start of the 2012 holiday season, people spending more as a result and employers looking for seasonable help to meet the new consumer demand. But it's also another sign of what economists have been saying, that the American economy is about to takeoff and that we could be looking at robust economic growth in 2013. Which would be followed by robust job growth, with the unemployment rate falling, allowing us to finally move past the Great Recession and back into strong economic times. 

A strong economy un the future depends on  if we can avoid the fiscal cliff which is a bad combination of steep middle class tax hikes and deep budget cuts, that would affect public sector jobs. As well as private sector jobs, because of all of the private employers that do business with the. Federal Government. The fiscal cliff would send us back into recession, as economists on both sides of the isle agree would happen. So the President and Congress we need to avoid that.

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