Saturday, January 31, 2009


This movie wasn't bad. But it wasn't really great either. Daniel Craig makes an excellent bond, but a Russia Jew? Not buying it. The film is about a province in Russia coming under German occupation. The Germans even enlist the Russians to help "hunt down" the Jews in the neighborhood.

Based on a true story, Tuvia Bielski (Craig) and his brothers take in Jewish refuges and hide them in the forest. There they build a camp and community to hide from the Germans and try to survive the harsh winter. There is lots of death in the beginning and lots of crying. Then they take the fight to the Germans. During all this the brothers fight with each other.

The film didn't flow very well and seemed a little disjointed. The best part of the movie was seeing all the World War II gun I use in the game Call of Duty: World at War!

It's defiantely worth renting the movie, especially if you are a WWII history buff. And it is a great story of survival and makes you wonder how you would react if you found yourself in the same situation. Would you be Defiant?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Gran Torino

Best movie of 2009! I loved this film! Clint Eastwood is hilarious! It was not what I was expecting at all. Walt Kawalski (Eastwood) has recently lost his wife, but the film isn't about him adjusting to being alone. It's about him living in a changing world and letting go of his past (as a Koren War Vet) and finding peace.

It's a very heart warming film, but make no mistake, Clint still has his outlaw, Dirty Harry presence that kicks butt and takes names. I would never mess with Mr. Eastwood!

Don't let this one pass you by! Check out Gran Torino!