Monday, December 26, 2011


Going into Drive, I didn't know what to expect. Everyone I had talked to had said that it was awesome and a must see movie, but I had my doubts. For one, I was under the impression that Ryan Gossling (Crazy, Stupid, Love., The Ides of March) was just a pretty boy type actor, which I found to be false within the first 15 minutes of the movie.For most of the movie, he stayed very calm and collected, which worked very well.

With so many action movies coming out these days, there are not many that are well made. More often than not, they are poorly written or are poorly acted. Neither of those were the case with Drive. the onscreen chemistry between Ryan Gossling and Carey Mulligan was fantastic. most of their scenes had very little talking, and consisted mostly them just staring at each other. Though, both Gossling and Mulligan were fantastic, the one actor that I found most entertaining to watch was played by comedic legend Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo, Taxi Driver).

Over all I found Drive to be very entertaining. As far as action movies go, I would rank it up around Bourne Identity, Die Hard, an First Blood in the sense that it has a good story, is well made, but also stays very entertaining all the way through to the end. I would highly suggest this movie to everyone.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Game

The Game is one of those movies that I have been waiting to watch for quite some time. I am a fan of the director, David Fincher(Fight Club, Seven, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), and was curious to find out how the plot to this movie was going to unfold. In short, it did not disappoint.

The Game is a movie about San Francisco Banker Nicholas Van Orton  (Michael Douglas) who receives a present from his brother (Sean Penn) to play a special type of game. It isn't long before Nicholas Van Orton finds himself questioning what is reality and what is part of this elaborate game.

Apart from the unique story, my favorite part of this movie has to be the amazing performance put on my Michael Douglas. Over the course of the movie, I found myself shocked and awestruck at his gradual slide into insanity. Also, with a run time of almost 2 hours, I didn't find myself checking the time at all.

One thing I was not a fan of was that there were too many "What If" parts of the movie. Without giving anything away, a few things that happen over the course of the movie may have been disastrous if something minute hadn't happened earlier.

Over all, I would suggest this movie to people who are a fan of psychological thrillers. If you want a movie to watch absent mindedly as you do chores of some sort, you would probably not enjoy this movie much at all. At the time of writing this (12-25-11) it is available to watch on Netflix Instant Watch.