“Who doesn’t like movies? Who has ever said, “Hey, you wanna go see a movie?” “Fuck that and fuck you, movies! It’s ridiculous, the whole idea of it! It’s just wrong and fake and no!” -Dane Cook
I love movies. I have seen my fair share of them. Good. Bad. Horrible. Sad. Amazing. Inspirational. Edge of your seat. I have a decent sized collection of VHS tapes, DVDs, Blu-rays, as well as a Netflix account with instant-streaming capability. Let’s just say, I have access to a lot of genres. My favorites tend to be thrillers, suspense, corrupt cop scenarios, dry/offensive comedy, and documentaries. A lot of people ask, “Hey, what’s your favorite movie?” This has to be one of the hardest questions to answer. I think it would be too hard to even list a top five, maybe even a top ten. Some of my favorites are my favorites for a wide range of reasons. But some that come to mind include Boiler Room, I Love You Man, Set it Off, The Shawshank Redemption, Office Space, Gone Baby Gone, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Food Matters, A Perfect Murder, Wayne’s World, Arlington Road, The Fast and the Furious, etc… I could go on all day.
You may see some of these title and instantly think I’m crazy for calling it a favorite. Maybe some of them are almost sentimental and not so much of a favorite for the content. Some I could almost tear up everytime I watch them. Others have a strong meaning that I believe in. Regardless, these are movies that I have seen so many times or have learned something valuable from. The reason for this blog is because I watch a lot of movies either with my girlfriend or alone. Sometimes I have so much to say after seeing a movie and I just want to share my thoughts. Sure, I could go online and write a review on some random site, but why not record all of my reviews here on my blog?
My idea is to give a small review for one, two, a few, or several movies per week that I see. It might be a short blog about one movie right after I see it, or it maybe a long blog about a few movies that I watched a few days ago. For this first review, I’ll just make a quick one about a movie I seen over the weekend called Unthinkable.
Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss
“A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons sets to detonate in the U.S.”
At the beginning of the movie, it instantly grabbed my attention. Within a few minutes, the dramatic music and plot kept me on the edge of my seat. An American who has converted to Islam is a suspected terrorist who has placed three nuclear bombs in various locations in the US. An interrogator and an FBI agent are sent in to question the suspect and get all the information about the locations of the bombs. Although the terrorist will not say a word, even though he is being tortured like he is in a Saw movie. Days go by and various techniques are used to try and make him talk, but nothing works. His family is brought in to try and get him to talk and to let him know the US is serious. I guess when you love your country/religion so much, nothing will make you give in, not even pain.
I will say I was entertained throughout the whole movie, and I am a bad one about starting movies late at night. I usually start it and fall asleep regardless of how good it is. This was the case with this one. But as soon as I woke up the next day, I instantly watched the rest. I was surprised how it ended and kind of wished there was more, but hey, a cliffhanger ending makes you think even more. It’s kind of a psychological suspense thriller. It definitely gets you thinking. One thing I didn’t like so much is 90% of the movie is filmed in one location, inside of an old high school gymnasium or something. Almost reminded me of Phone Booth in some ways. All in all, it was a pretty decent movie. I give it a 7/10.
Stay tuned for many more reviews and feel free to comment on here if you’ve seen the movie too.f=”