Saturday, August 16, 2008

Boondock Saints, Children Of Men, In Bruges, Rambo [Movies]

A few more movies I've recently watched and enjoyed.  I wont be listing all movies I watch in this blog (as I am listing all books I read) but those that I enjoy or otherwise want to note or remember will be mentioned.
Boondock Saints:  This one has been in my Watch Instantly queue on Netflix for a while, and I finally got around to watching it last weekend.  Not sure why I waited so long, what a great film.  This is one I highly recommend.
Children of Men:  Liked this one, I'm a fan of post-apocalyptic books & movies in general.  This wasn't one of the best I've ever seen, but it was interesting.
In Bruges:  A surprise with this one, wasn't expecting such a great mix of humor and grief.  Overall another great film.  This is the kind of movie I probably would not have enjoyed if it had been on Netflix's Watch Instantly, as I need the subtitles.  I know it's crazy, but strong English accents make films like this so hard for me to understand all the dialog.  I really wish Watch Instantly offered closed captioning.  My wife and I turn it on for every single movie we watch, no matter what language/accent it is.  This includes all Hollywood movies.  I love closed captioning.
Rambo:  Maybe the biggest surprise.  Like the recent Rocky Balboa (a film I loved) Stallone seems to have come full circle with his other signature character.  This movie was violent, graphic, and crazy fun.  The first & last Rocky movies, and the first & last Rambo movies should be packaged together as four cinematic masterpieces.  All the middle Rocky's & Rambo's should be trashed.

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