Did you know before Arnold Schwarzenegger was an actor and governor, he was Mr. Universe? I know what you’re thinking — did he really compete against aliens from other planets? Probably not, but Mr. Universe sounds much more impressive than Mr. Earth, right? Anyway, Arnold is the star of the Pumping Iron documentary. The movie was released many years ago, but now it is available for download on digital HD for the first time with rarely seen content and interviews. And thanks to Lionsgate, a reader of my dad blog will win a digital HD copy of Pumping Iron.
I saw a free movie screening of Conan the Barbarian (Lionsgate) last night. The 112-minute film is actually the third Conan movie I’ve seen (never read the books). The first two Conan movies featured Arnold Schwarzenegger and were made back in the 80’s. The new Conan movie isn’t a continuation of the first two movies. It’s a complete reboot with a different storyline. In my opinion, the new Conan movie seems more like the Scorpion King movie (starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) than the original Conan movies. Bottom line: I like the movie, but it’s your typical good guy vs bad guy story. You don’t even have to watch the film to correctly guess who will win in the end. The action scenes were decent, but at times the dialog seems forced. Conan the Barbarian will open in theaters this Friday.