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From Hulk to Hunk!

Eric Bana has always been regarded as a great actor, and now I can say with full confidence that he has sex appeal as well. Playing the lovable bad boy Huck Cheever in Lucky You with Drew Barrymore, we saw a lighter side to this deep, dark and emotional actor. He was scary as shit as Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read in the Australian film Chopper, consequently the first thing I saw him in. The Hulk sucked, but not for lack of a great performance by Mr. Bana, whose range is never ending. From Hoot in Black Hawk Down to Avner in Munich, to Hector in Troy, you can always count on a solid performance from this brilliant actor.

In the Time Traveler's Wife he was both lovable and truly sad. His character, Henry has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel and he never know when or where it is going to happen. This makes for a tragic character which Bana portrays beautifully. The chemistry between Rachel McAdams and him sparks from the first moment they are on the screen to…

The Ugly Truth About How Not to Make a Romantic Comedy

The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler is neither romantic or a comedy. It is, however; completely stupid, boring, predictable, NOT funny, not believable, or romantic even for the biggest fan of the "RomCom". Recently I read a bad review of the film and in that review they talked about the formula used; strong independent-man-hating-self-hating-single woman desperate for love and romance falls for bad boy obnoxious jerk type~BORING. That said, How To Loose A Guy In Ten Days also has these two people in the leads, yet it is both funny and romantic. You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Bridget Jones, etc. etc. . . need I go on?
This film wasn't even remotely interesting, and even the worst offenders of "chick-flicks" are better than this. The story was full of holes and weak. The acting was fine, but nothing comedic about either of them. The scene when Abby (Katherine) has an orgasm at dinner because she is wearing vibrating undies is so b…