I LOVE a good movie, especially when it’s one most people have never heard of or forgotten about. Here are two movies I had the pleasure of watching this weekend that I wanted to share with all of you.
Back story: I’ve been having a rough time with it being August and I guess it’s been noticeable. After having a pretty helpful chat with a friend, he told me to watch this movie. When I read the synopsis, it seemed to have nothing to do with our discussion and I had no idea why on Earth he would want me to watch it. But nonetheless I decided to give it a chance. Hell, it was a Sunday afternoon, nothing better to do. But after watching it I got what my friend was driving at and the concept is something that I’m going to have to work at in order to get to where I need to be.
Plot: The movie revolves around Jake Green, a confidence trickster who seeks revenge against a corrupt casino boss when he’s released from prison. Green’s weapon of choice isn’t a gun or knife, but a universal formula that guarantees victory to its user, be it a game or con.
I know it sounds like your basic crime drama/gangster movie, but it is way more than that. Although it has gotten some bad reviews, I think it’s a great movie that you need to watch at least twice to fully understand. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
Back story: I watched this movie a while ago, but never found the right time to blog about it. Now seemed as good as time as any. If you ever watch Donnie Darko or its deleted scenes, you see Donnie’s English class watching this movie. I decided to check it out and I’m very glad I did.
Plot: Watership Down (I’m referring to the 1978 version) focuses on several male rabbits who abandon their soon to be destroyed warren in search of a safer, permanent home. It’s based on a children’s novel which was published in 1972.
Although the book/movie were made for children, it may be a little creepy or scary for today’s children. Either way I think it’s an awesome movie and someday I hope to read the book.
There you have it folks. Have you watched these movies? What did you think?