Monday, May 4, 2009

Movie Monday


Gone Baby Gone (2007)

[Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris]

Huh. Much better than I expected it to be. I have no idea why I thought this was some action movie. It has some action, but is so much more than that.

A private detective and his partner/girlfriend are hired to help aid in the search for a missing girl in Boston. Soon, a tangled web of lies and ulterior motives muddy already dirty waters.

Very interesting and though-provoking film. I was impressed by the acting, and the directing. Ben Affleck has some talent, as a director and writer, at least.


Eastern Promises (2007)

[Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen]

DVR'd this one on the recommendation of another blogger (Jason the Bone Breaker, maybe?), and I am glad I did. It is a great, albeit dark and sad, film.

This film, set in London, deals with the Russian mob and a nurse who comes into possession of a very incriminating diary. Very good film, I think this may now be my favorite by David Cronenberg. The acting is superb, as well, from all involved.

Highly recommended.


War (2007)

[Jet Li, Jason Statham]

FBI Agent becomes obsessed with finding the assassin known as 'Rogue', a man who murdered his partner and his partner's family. But Rogue has an agenda all his own, and he seems unstoppable.

An intense, action-packed, super-violent ride of a movie, it is not for everyone. But I liked it, and if you like Jet Li or Jason Statham flicks, then you won't be disappointed.

Of course, after this and the last two movies I have seen this week, I need something really light, happy and inane. Sheesh!



  1. The only one of these i've seen is Eastern Promises...which i didn't much care for...
    The other two look interesting, but i have never heard of them.

  2. Tom: What didn't you like about EASTERN PROMISES?

  3. I really like War...thanks for the recommend. Another cool Jet Li/Jason Staitham movie is THE ONE. Have you seen it? They are a good combination. Jet Li is always great but I think Staitham is the best action star we have working out there today. He never disappoints.

  4. Mostly i didn't care for the feel of the movie...i can't point to anything specifically. His earlier movie 'The History of Violence' i think was better, and had a more engaging story line. Also, in the same genre, 'The Departed' was much better than E.P...but that is just my opinion... see ya.
    Speaking of Staitham, i have heard the Crank movies are good...have you seen them?

  5. Calvin: I haven't seen THE ONE, but I plan to. I really like Statham, he is great, no-holds-barred action joy!

    Tom: I did like A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, too. And I like the first CRANK, but you really have to like whacked-out action madness. It is fun if you do! :)

  6. Gone Baby Gone was such a suprise. I really liked it waaay more than i thought i was going to. It's been awhile since i saw it but i rememeber the mother of the missing kid was really great, in reallly messed up way.

    Eastern Promises had a few weak moments but overall was really good i thought. That fight in the steam room made my girlfriend and me happy. but for different reasons.

    War i haven't seen. adding it to the list.

  7. wiec?: Looks like we have the same thoughts on the movies! I am sure you would like "WAR" then! :)

  8. thanks for the movie reviews...have not seen the lasst two...maybe this weekend.