It looks like the crew of this Die Hard at Italian Villa were allowed to shoot the movie on an actual estate but they had to do it at night and they couldn't bring lights with them. Everything is so damn dark here. Characters are constantly in dark rooms or in the dark woods outside.
It makes an already dull movie an even harder watch. The movie is quite boring. Lundgren is hardly in it. His team gets in on most of the action. The bad guy has some energy to him but it isn't enough to save this.
The Die hard ripoff is cheap and boring and has really nothing to offer.Lundgren seems to be the main protagonist but too often the movie focuses on side characters.Nothing really matters, twists are predictable and I had to fight against sleep the whole time.
Hard night falling is a snoozefest I watched for Dolph, I can't recommend it, not even for fans.Maybe you can watch how your washing machine is washing your clothes or how the grass is growing outside, it's more interesting than this movie.
Screen legend Dolph Lundgren highlights this intense action thriller. After years fighting crime at Interpol, agent Michael Anderson (Lundgren) takes the night off to reconnect with his estranged wife and teen daughter at an Italian villa. But their peaceful night is shattered as mastermind Goro and his mercenaries invade the property, hoping to find a lost cache of gold. With his family in danger, Anderson summons his team of crack operatives to help turn the tide and wipe Goro off the map.
After years fighting crime at Interpol, agent Michael Anderson (Lundgren) takes the night off to reconnect with his estranged wife and teen daughter at an Italian villa. But their peaceful night is shattered as mastermind Goro and his mercenaries invade the property, hoping to find a lost cache of gold. With his family in danger, Anderson summons his team of crack operatives to help turn the tide and wipe Goro off the map.
The Seahawks opened the game with a 9-yard run by Chris Carson and gained two first downs on that opening possession, but after a potentially promising start, the drives stalled and Seattle had to punt. From there, it was a challenging night for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense, with Seattle punting on its first five possessions before getting a field goal at the end of the first half. The Seahawks then went three-and-out on their only two possessions of the third quarter, and had just 80 yards through three quarters.
The Bears offense went 96 yards on 10 plays on its first possession to take a 7-0 lead, and early on it looked like all of the injuries the Seahawks had coming into the game were going to be a real problem on defense. After all, the Seahawks came into the game minus a pair of Pro-Bowl linebackers, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, as well as cornerback Tre Flowers, who started last week in part because Byron Maxwell and Dontae Johnson are both on injured reserve, so it was probably to be expected that the defense would have some issues. But instead of falling apart after one long touchdown drive, which was aided by three penalties on Seattle, the defense stepped up its play to help keep the Seahawks in the game even with the offense struggling.
A week after Russell Wilson was sacked six times by the Denver Broncos, the Bears pass rush once again made it hard for the Seahawks offense to function throughout much of the game. As was the case in Denver, it would be oversimplifying things to just put the blame on the offensive line, but regardless of where blame is placed, every player and coach would tell you that 12 sacks through two games is too many. And it was in fact a sack, Chicago's sixth of the night, that helped end any hopes of a comeback, with Wilson stepping up in the pocket, only to be hit and lose the ball for Seattle's second turnover in the fourth quarter.
"We didn't play very well, but we played hard," Tech head coach Steve Payne said. "Our travel this week has been brutal. On those young guys, it's even worse. I think some shots that we missed will end up hitting, and make games like that a little closer."
A combination of a tough shooting night from the Golden Eagles (0-5) and electric night on offense from the Spartans (3-1) provided all the difference that was needed on the night. Tech was held to just 29.4 percent shooting from the field, 10 percent from 3-point range and 22.2 percent at the charity stripe.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan State baseball got down early but fought back to rally before the comeback came up short, falling to No. 15 Michigan, 11-6, Friday night, leveling the three-game series at a game apiece.
"It was a tough night. Obviously that was a tough start for us. Jake Lowery didn't have his best stuff early and it took Joe Mockbee a while to settle into the ballgame. If you dig yourself into a 7-0 hole that can be tough, but our guys kept fighting and we got back into the ballgame in the middle of it, and we had the tying run on deck in the ninth. I'm proud of the way they competed," MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr., said.
"We get to honor our seniors tomorrow. Obviously we want to keep competing, but I think it's a great group of kids, I'll go compete with these guys any day. I think the mark of a senior class with the legacy that they leave is if the program is in a better place than when they found it and I think that it is. I know that doesn't always equate to wins and losses, but this is a first class group of kids who work really hard," Boss said.
It was a moment that brought our nation together. The night after the mission, President Obama hosted members of Congress from both parties at the White House. He spoke movingly about setting aside our differences to unite in the way we did after the September 11 attacks.
But equally important is the need to recognize that neutralizing bin Laden was a historic achievement--a victory around which the entire nation should unite in support and shared relief that the leader of al Qaeda is no more. Now is the time to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our military and intelligence professionals and express our deep gratitude.
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF (13-13, 5-7 C-USA) volleyball team could not take a win away from Conference USA's second-ranked Tulane (19-5, 10-1 C-USA) Friday night, falling to the Green Wave, 3-0 (21-25, 23-25, 17-25), in front of the home crowd at The Venue at UCF.
"I think the first step for us in trying to turn this thing around to have the kind of finish that we expect to have comes in attitude and it comes in effort," head coach Todd Dagenais said following the match. "That is the first step, then we try to get into the skills and the execution. What we needed to see tonight more than anything else was attitude and effort. We had a hard practice yesterday. The hardest practice I ever remember having the day before a match. I wanted to see how they would respond to the intensity. They responded tonight exactly how I wanted them to. They responded with the attitude and the effort that we need to have to build on to head into the end of the year. I am really proud of that. That was a really good effort on their part."
In the opening set, the Knights fell behind early, but mounted a comeback midway through the set. Down 13-19, the Black and Gold went on a 3-1 run to force Tulane to take a timeout. After a Green Wave miscue, a kill and a block assist from Serna put the Knights within two points, 19-21. A Williams kill made the score 21-23, before an UCF error ended its comeback and the first set.
The Black and Gold matched up almost equally to the Green Wave in the first set, posting 13 kills to Tulane's 14, while hitting .206 compared to the visitor's .235. The same scenario held true in the second and third matches, with the Knights and Tulane recording 12 and 13 kills, respectively, in each. The main statistical factor that separated the two teams was blocking, with the Green Wave tallying 12.0 total blocks and the Knights posting 7.0.
The Knights fell down 0-3 to start the second set, but a Lauren Williams (Lake Mary, Fla.) kill and a Tulane error put the home team right back into the contest. After siding out, Andrea Youngblood (Castle Rock, Colo.) came in to serve for UCF, racking up seven-straight points to put the Black and Gold in the driver's seat, 11-5. During the run, the dynamic duo of Jenny Heppert (Lawrence, Kan.) and Renele Forde (Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago) combined for eight block assists, while Forde and Janine Williams each added a kill and Youngblood served up a service ace. A kill from Heppert ended a 4-2 Tulane run, and three kills from Serna extended the Knights' lead 19-14. A Green Wave serving error kept the Knights in the lead, 22-19, but a 6-2 run by Tulane completed the visiting team's comeback.
Again Tulane took the early lead in the third set, 0-4, and never looked back. UCF evened the set 15-15 following another serving run from Youngblood. The setter helped lead the Knights to a 4-0 run behind the service line, while posting her second service ace of the game. The Green Wave answered back with a 4-1 run to force the Black and Gold to take a timeout, before putting together a 6-1 run to clinch the set and the victory in the match.
The Knights will host their third-annual "Dig for the Cure" match at The Venue at UCF Saturday night against fellow C-USA competitor UTEP at 7 p.m. All donations will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Fans can help the team raise funds for the Komen Foundation by pledging money per dig earned ($1 or $.10) by the Knights in the match, or by making flat donations. Checks can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Season tickets for UCF's 2008 volleyball campaign at The Venue are currently available by calling the UCF athletics ticket office at 407-UCF-1000. For the latest news on the Knights, log on to www.UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit www.UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures. 781b155fdc