Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Movies Lately


These are recent movies we have seen with our Blockbuster membership:


BRAVE ONE, THE – with Jodie Foster. Jodie Foster and her fiancé’ gets beat up in Central Park. Her fiancé is killed. Jodie decided to fight violence with violence. She is sort of like a Charles Bronson in drag reenacting death wish. It is always nice to see bad bullies get their payback. But there are moral and legal issues that Jodi’s character did not give much thought to.

BUCKET LIST with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Two old farts share the same hospital room. They are as opposite and two people can be. They have both been told they have less than six months to live. What’s next? Make a list of things you have always wanted to do and do them. The list looks very much like Earl Hickey’s list to right all the wrongs he did to people. It is very heart warming. Good movie.

SAVAGES with Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman. A brother and sister team up to take care of their ailing father who never cared much for them. Philip Seymore Hoffman, as usual, did some very good acting, and Laura Linney probably did too, it is just that Hoffman overshadowed her. It was fairly good.

SHOOT EM UP with Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti. The title tells it all. There were a lot of shootings and killings. The hero, Clive Owen killed his soldier like enemies after him like swatting insects. More than once he killed men by catching them by surprise and with a powerful hit, ram a carrot into the guy’s eyeball to his brain. In just a minute or two he killed something like 50 men that was all attacking him. One while he and his female friend, while making love, was attacked by a dozen or so meanies and he, standing, with her straddling him, spun around and killed them all while she was making climatic panting screams. I understand this movie and
Clive Owen’s character is part of a series. I doubt if I will catch anymore… a bit too bloody for my taste.

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4 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

The Bucket List is on my list.

7:14 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
Well, I think when you cross The Bucket List off your list you will have seen a good movie.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr Starling move over - I found Jodie Foster's next movie Oscar-winning role! Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who wrote ""My Stroke of Insight"" and delivered a talk about it on TED.com that will knock your socks off! The video's been seen 5 million times and I understand why.

Taylor was a Harvard trained brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke. I don't think we'll ever hear a story like this - Taylor understands how the brain functions and she was able to observe her mind deteriorating. She writes about the euphoric nirvana and a sense of complete peace and well-being she discovered in her stroke! She talks about this in her incredible (don't miss it) talk on TED.com. The book is great too - highly recommended. You'll learn how to 'step to the right of their left brain' to uncover a deep internal peace. Sign me up!

2:12 AM  
Blogger ET said...

sounds good.

3:15 AM  

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