I belong to Netflix and I finally got around to watching "Ocean's Twelve" and it was awful! I didn't even finish watching it and that's pretty bad. The first one was so good, so I was disappointed. "Crash" is being sent next so I'll let you know what I think.
I know we all have actors that, no matter what they are in, we will go to see it and usually really like it. Nick Cage is one of those actors for me! I think he is phenomenal!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
It's a very dark film and very violent, but it also has some very funny moments. I was not surprised by the things that were intended to surprise me. I found it not great, but more enjoyable that I usually find films that are this violent.
Most of the performances were very good. If you like quirky, you may like this one.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
We also rented Missing In America with Danny Glover, and since many of my friends were Viet Nam vets, I found it particularly poignant. Danny Glover gives an understated, beautiful performance, as does Linda Hamilton. The movie is thought-provoking and stayed in our heads for weeks afterward. I highly recommend it, but it's definitely not for everyone. If you do see it, have plenty of tissues handy. The little girl, Zoe Weizenbaum (who is also in Memoirs of a Geisha), is fabulous, and I look forward to seeing her in future productions. The scenery is gorgeous, too.
Finally saw "Brokeback Mountain". I liked it but the ending was .
"Feel the sky blanket you/ With gems and rhinestones/ See the path cut by the moon/ For you to walk on" - EV
I borrowed "Just Friends" from the library. I thought it was good.
I finally saw Brokeback Mountain too. I liked it but found the short story more emotional and compelling. Now, this is a stupid question, and I'll post it in spoiler tags just in case -?Click to see Spoiler:Now, in the story, it seemed obvious that Jack died the way his wife said he did - but in the movie, it appeared that he was beaten to death, similar to what happened to Ennis' childhood neighbour. So now I'm confused. Did he die in an accident or was it gay-bashing?
Also saw Wolf Creek - starts slow but is actually a decent thriller. If you have trouble with heavy Brit and/or Aussie accents turn on the subtitles. That reminds me, I must go google it...apparently it was based on a true story.
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All my life, I have felt destiny tugging at my sleeve.~ Thursday Next
I don't want to "go with the flow". The flow just washes you down the drain. I want to fight the flow.- Henry Rollins
All this spiritual talk is great and everything...but at the end of the day, there's nothing like a pair of skinny jeans. - Jillian Michaels
A Jane- I didn't get that from the story. I think though that the movie left it open but felt like both leaned towards the latter to heighten the sense of them being star crossed.
I might as well work. I'm in a bad mood anyway.
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