It’s not a secret to long time followers that I’m a big fan of Wolverine. Just look back at my comic comments tag and you’ll find a lot of Wolverine. While the movies have been fun up to now I’ve not felt he has gotten the movie he deserved for being one the strongest franchise characters for Marvel. That ended this March. Sadly the last movie with Hugh Jackman as Logan did them both justice. Continue reading
This Tuesday is another movie. Again an older one but I just saw it a few weeks ago. The premise is that through some medication/chemical a woman is able to unlock her brain and use 100% of it. I hoped for more than what I actually got. It was entertaining but honestly I wouldn’t tell a friend to go out of their way to see it. However if it’s on and you are looking for something to watch, it’s not say Nothing But Trouble which I wouldn’t inflict on anyone. Continue reading
This is a film from 2015 but I just watched it a few weeks ago. It’s about an FBI who winds up on a Mexican drug cartel task force. Her morals are tested much as the subjects in the real life documentary Cartelland‘s were. Questions of when do the ends justify the means? Is it more important to get justice or revenge? What compromises in your personal moral code are acceptable to do your job? What principles do you hold higher than your life? Can you trust someone whose answers differ from yours to these questions? When do two wrongs make a right? Do they ever?
Among my odd interests there is the one that finds organized crime intriguing. How those who are not concerned about laws make a business of breaking them. There are many types of crime organizations but when it comes to Whitey Bulger and his Winter Hill Gang of Boston working with FBI agents was unique. Then his being on the run for so long was also unprecedented. Needless to say I knew the story before we sat down to watch the movie. I was wary with Johnny Depp playing Whitey but… not as much as Benedict Cumberbatch playing the political office holding brother.
I’ve always been a fan of John le Carre (whose real name is David Cornwell) novels. I like how sometimes in the spy stories there are no winners. I like the subtle shifts in them. I think he does wonders on the page. At times there are great movies from his work Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes to mind. Others are just okay Tailor of Panama (see Daniel Radcliffe before he was Harry). So I was ambivalent when I heard that Night Manager was coming to the small screen as a miniseries and updated to modern day.
It’s been a few months since I watched this riveting documentary. Still I find myself thinking about it and just what did I take away from it. It is about the drug cartels in Mexico. It follows two men, one on each side of the border. Both are trying to protect people from the violence of the cartels.
I’m very picky about comedies but I do like a ‘fish out of water’ comedy. You know the type someone is in a situation they are unfamiliar with but after some funny errors they make friends get into the groove then by their adapting they change the new place for the better and everyone wins. Yay. That is that I thought The Intern was going to be.