Analog Thoughts on a Digital Age

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Movie Review: "Traitor" (2008)

I like this one because Don Cheadle is the man!! Ever the improbable star, he continues to impress audiences with his 'everyman' quality and his rather hesitant charisma. This guy can act circles around Will Smith if you ask me. His role as a conflicted Special Services agent who happens to be Muslim inspires true introspection on the debate on the State vs Religion topic and all the while, entertains us with a lot of punches, kicks and 'splosions! Great guy flick.

Rocketboy's Rating: 4 stars (****)

Movie Review: "Taken" (2008)

Not quite as good as Bourne, but a darn good action flick if you just turn your brain off for a couple of hours. It does try to be brainy for a bit and fails miserably, but you cant blame Luc Besson for trying since he is more well known for his penchant for high action.
Liam Neeson brings credibility to an otherwise dawdy script. But hey, don't we just enjoy seeing him break arms, chop throats with his hand and stabbing East European gangsters in the legs with electric metal prods? Schindler's List really prepared him for this role. Hahaha. That last one was a joke.

Rocketboy Rating *** stars

The Rocketboy Oscar Special

Well, I'm employed again. Thanks to months of perserverance and a lot of prayers I was able to land a job I love which is closer to home. I deeply apologize fort my absence the past few months. I just needed to straighten out my priorities and get my life on track. I am glad to report that I am In good health and most of all, the happiest I've been in years.

Anyway, enough of that. I will be reviewing Slumdog Millionaire in a couple of days and will make sure that you get to know what that is about. I have read F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curiuous Case of Benjamin Button online and have yet to see the movie. I will get all that done in my spare time, which I don't have a lot of these days. Anyways here are some quick movie reviews for you from the very few movies I did get to see these past few months.