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.
[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!