Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tip#414: Pass the Time Away With A Good Movie – The Other Guys - Salt

After a very long, intense and transformative year (see tip#400) I am now unwinding in sunny (and rainy!) Las Vegas for a much needed holiday vacation. It was a 5-hour flight from Toronto and this time I wanted the travel time to fly by quickly. So I enjoyed 2 back-to-back in-flight movies, of my choice, thanks to Air Canada.

The Other Guys 2010

The comedy The Other Guys is a spoof on “buddy cop” movies about Detective Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Detective Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) wanting their shot at some glory in their work. The dialogue and characters were hilarious. There's even cameos of Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson spoofing their action hero roles.

At first I was stifling my laugh because I didn't want to disturb the other airline passengers. But I finally cut loose and didn't care who heard me laughing out loud!

Salt 2010

The movie Salt 2010 is an action-packed thriller about a C.I.A. agent named Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) who is told she is actually a Russian spy planted many years before. Jolie is incredible in her action scenes and the story was very engaging. You'll be wondering if she is or isn't a spy as well as who’s side she is really on.

At one point while watching this movie the captain came on the intercom to note the turbulence we were having. I wasn't even aware of this because I was so drawn into this movie.

You and Time

Watching back-to-back movies worked and this was the fastest 5-hour flight ever. I’m now doing my best to expand time so my vacation lasts as long as possible! I'll just soak up every moment I am here, eating good foods, getting great deals at the amazing outlet malls and spending quality time with family.

If you need to pass some time away do activities you know will engage you. Watch a favourite movie if you can, read an engaging book, listen to your iPod or work on your laptop or smart phone. Keep your mind occupied and time will go by fast.

Just make sure this doesn't become a regular habit. Life will pass you if you keep your head buried too long. Remember you are always in control of your time and how you spend it.

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Promod said...

Both movies are entertaining and better than expected. I'm glad you enjoyed them too, Emmanuel.

Success said...

The Other Guys had to be the funniest movies of 2010. I remember scenes that I laughed about 5 minutes after they happened. 2 funny!

Jaccstev said...

Loves the motivations. I think Salt is a very fun movie and Jolie definitely shows she can hold her own in an action movie.

John Papers said...

This is amazing list like the previous one..
Thank you for this post..

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Thanks Promod, Success, Jaccstev and John. Glad you all enjoyed the post and/or the movie Salt. I've seen it twice now.