Friday, January 18, 2008

Two Gems

Yes in this time of "plenty of time at home" one needs a movie or two. An 11 o'clock movie and a late afternoon movie. Two good gems that need not take you to the theatre... cell phones switched off, curtains drawn...stewing in your own filth whilst gobbling junk food.

A movie gem a.k.a a "K.B.C movie" is a movie that you have no faith in,or knew very little about but somehow there you are having started it...caught up in it... and ends up entertaining you nonetheless.


It's a sweet feel-good movie. One of the reasons to watch it is just the sheer fact that Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson share a screen together.

Story is rather slow...two cancer patients total strangers become best of friends in their last days on earth. They compile a shared "bucket list." Which by definition is a list of things to do before you kick the bucket. And the movie chronicles their friendship and journeys through that bucket list.

This is your breakfast if riots/mass action/civil disobedience or phase 1 of seeking justice has kept you home away from work. Having finished reading same old news of what people think is the way forward...don't mediate or refuse to negotiate with this movie...move on and watch this flick. Its not the greatest but its sure nice way to pass time.

Currently #1 in the U.S box office.

Jack Nicholson plays your regular sonofa.... quite well as he always does.But nothing beats him in A Few Good Men. Morgan Freeman the gentle friend alost reminiscent of Shawshank Redemption.

The Great Debaters

"We do what we have to do in order to do what we want to do."

Political Puns aside- this is a GREAT LINE!

A lot of noise has gone on about the Oprah Winfrey produced and Denzel directed movie.
It's good stuff...preferably your afternoon movie. Great acting from Denzel and Forrest Whitaker- damn y'all for not recognising his good work on The Shield

I think the younger cast was more inspiring. Its based in 1935 on a true story. About a team of College the end the interesting and quite apt topic of debate is " is civil disobedience a moral right?"

Nice to see Jurnee Smollet all grown up and looking fly.
As much as it was nominated best pic for golden globes...nuh...its a very good movie but not the greatest.
Think Dead Poet's Society meets Remember the Titans

So enjoy both.