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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Movies I have seen this week

Norbit, funny, funny. Eddie Murphy deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of Rasputia.

Breach, not so hot. Ryan Phillipe is boring. Too much Ryan Phillipe. Chris Cooper is great as Robert Hanssen, but there is not enough exploration into his fascinating character. His nasty paranoid behavior reminded me of my dad when drunk. Some of the evil looks he gave people were exactly like my dad's when he would give us the stink eye. I was spoiled by the Good Shepherd, and expected Breach to be as deep, but it is not.

Children of Men, loved this movie. It's my kind of movie. They created a whole new universe, which is exactly what a good science fiction movie should do. It's like a combination of 28 Days Later and Blade Runner and Soylent Green. Its an allegorical tale on the current world situation, definitely from a leftist perspective, but even the leftist style guerrillas come in for a skewering. It is very good and very scary. At the end it develops into a religious allegory. One of my favorite allegorical religious movies is Whistle Down the Wind, with Hailey Mills and Alan Bates.

On DVD, Jet Li's Fearless. Excellent fight scenes. Jet fights a specialist in Spanish sword technique and an expert in a German style of fighting with lances and swords. In the extras, Jet admits to being a follower of Tibetan Buddhism. The Chinese government must be pissed about that. My Chinese co-worker told me the Chinese can't say a damn thing about it as Jet Li is a hero to the Chinese people.


At 8:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jet Li is badass. I figure Id pretty much kick the shit out of most Hollywood action stars but that dude might just fuck me up...bad.

At 10:15 AM , Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

I love Jet Li because I prefer the old shaolin temple style of wushu.

At 7:21 PM , Blogger Anita said...

ryan phillipe IS really boring, isn't he? i always wondered what reese whitherspoon saw in him. he is very milque toast, as they say.

well, i'm sure that reese will find her man. and he won't be jealous or milque toast either, of that i am sure.

then again, we all know that many men cannot deal with being with successful woman ... so, i guess we need to stay tuned on that one.

At 7:36 PM , Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

I am glad that Reese kicked him to the curb although divorce is painful and bad for the kids. Damn, now I wish she hadn't kicked him to the curb!


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