I watched Drive with Ryan Gosling recently. It was much different than I expected. It was good, but the pace of the movie threw me off quite a bit. It starts quiet and slow though you might expect a slam bang action movie from start to finish by the way the trailer depicts it. After getting over my expectations, I’m really glad the movie had the pace that it did because it allowed the characters to develop a whole lot more than they might have with a faster pace.
Go see it, but realize that if the scene looks like its going to get violent — it’s going to get very violent. Oh and there’s a scene in a strip joint.
Saw Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love, too. Got my hair cut and started dressing better because of him in that one. He’s a good lookin dude and not a bad actor either. That’s why I’d also like to see Ides of March with him and George Clooney. Its out on Zune (Xbox 360) right now, but I think it’ll be cheaper to get it from RedBox.
Also making the list of “to see” movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I love a good spy movie and Gary Oldman is always worth seeing.
Had a pleasant surprise when my wife and I watched a movie we’d never heard anything about — The Whistleblower. This movie was entertaining enough, but the kicker was that it portrayed such an accurate depiction of what really goes on in the sex trade and human trafficking. So often, human trafficking is perpetuated by government officials unwilling to expose the truth for the harm it will do their office’s reputation and law enforcement agents that hold themselves above the law. Whether you understand what im talking about or not, watch The Whistleblower. Its based on events.
Speaking of bad government … I’m interested in reading Dylan Ratigan’s latest book Greedy Bastards: How we can stop corporate Communists, bankers and other vampires from sucking America dry. Watching my government crap all over the constitution while they see massive debt as no more of a nuisance than a teenager with daddy’s credit card has turned my stomach too many times and I want their power trip and stupidity stopped.