Got this one on the Netflix queue; can't wait to check it out."We Are Marshall"- I wasn't sure about this flick, but the video store had it in stock, so I figured what the hey. I really enjoyed it. It's very painful to watch at times with the crash and the loss, but it's also filled with hope and unity through sports and relationships. McConaughey is very likable and Matthew Fox is also great. Another great performance was from Anthony Mackie, who played Marshall player Nate Ruffin. He and McConaughey share an incredibly emotional scene that was just terrific. If you enjoy uplifting sports movies, look no further. Rating- *** out of ****
Well I watched Death Proof tonight for the first time (yes, I never did get around to seeing Grindhouse in the theater). Needless to say, I thought it was f'ing awesome!!! Great film. I watched it with my brother, who saw it in the theater and afterwards he told me the scenes that weren't shown in theaters. To me, the version I saw would appear to have made more sense, or flowed better, as opposed to them cutting the scenes that weren't shown; of course I say that not having seen the theatrical cut. Either way, it was great effort by Tarantino and co.. Sure, lots of dialogue (what's a Tarantino film w/o some fantastic dialogue?!?!?) but there was some good action too. Sure, it wasn't in abundance, but what was there, was great! Some great muscle cars too.... classics... Camaro, Mustang, Charger, Challanger... simply awesome! I loved the grindhouse throwback vibe too. The supporting cast, all the girls, did great jobs and were super hot. Kurt Russell... yeah, he did a superb job. Tarantino definitely has a foot fetish , and it was great to see his previous films make an appearance in one way or another. Overall, I thought this was a really good flick, if you couldn't tell.
And btw, I can't wait to check out Planet Terror!!!