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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The American

Had to rent this one, seeing as it never passed through theatres here. I thought this was a great, Spy, Espionage type movie. Had a real foreign feel to it, which you may not expect with Clooney being a huge Hollywood star. Was done wonderfully before in Deniros Ronin. And, not a lot of action either. Which was just fine. There was enough intrigue, and though that It was a good hour and forty five minutes. If I had anything to complain about off the top, it would be that I wasn't too happy with the ending not to give away much.

Solid rental, Clooney was great. And that paranoid, scowl he had for the whole duration was great.

3.5 stars out of 5

Sunday, January 2, 2011

True Grit

Managed to finally get in to see it earlier today. I can pretty much count the number of good westerns on one hand, and I will add this one to the list.

But, it's not that great of a movie over all. I seem to remember the brothers making better movies than this. This one seems to hinge on two parts. A strong female character, who seems to be strong for no other reason than her big words, and bold actions in a time period that would not be typical of such for a female. And two, the movie seems to be based around several 'Set Pieces' with little character or plot development in between.

Now, that's all fine and dandy for an action movie or adventure movie. But I have come to expect a little more from them.

So, over all it's a good movie. But not as great as I expected. Tombstone was better.

May as well go see it, not much else out right now. Definite rental though.

3 out of 5 stars

And for Tombstone for good measure..