Friday, January 04, 2008


I finished watching Eastern Promises yesterday. I thought it was pretty great. It had a lot of similarities with A History of Violence. I thought it was interesting how both movies explore similar themes of alternate identities and the family unit vs organized crime.

Working from memory, these two films have been quite different from Cronenberg's previous efforts, which I haven't really been a fan of. I'm wondering if there was a specific catalyst that resulted in him working on these two films that deal with a definitive good vs a definitive evil as opposed to his other movies where those concepts are more ambiguous.

I picked up a few more movies yesterday including Collateral, which I thought was fucking great and deserves to be mentioned among Jamie Fox and Tom Cruise's best movies, and Shoot'em Up. I wasn't gonna get Shoot'em Up but I flipped to the back of the cover and saw a picture of a sprawled out Monica Belluci wearing fishnet stockings. 'Nough said.

I'm gonna be pissed if Shoot'em Up is as shit as Smokin Aces.

Set up a 2nd blog strictly to document my strategies and plays. Have a look if you like. Ask questions, whatever - Guerilla Daytrading.


Melissa said...

OK, Guerilla is excellent. And I'm digging the name. You should set up side links to all those lesson emails you sent me too. It might go a long way in helping out a novice trader.

Very cool, Bubba.

Franki said...

Tom Cruise is a bonesmuggler.

I've got Eastern Promises...looking forward to it.

IDigHootchAndCootch said...

Melissa - Thanks alot!.

Franki - Let me know what you think of E.P.

Anonymous said...

My brother in law owns that club in collateral where Jaime Fox (acting as tom cruise) meets the gangster in the back to get a replacement list. That's right. That's my only claim to fame. They wouldn't even let me in when Tom and Penelope were there for filming.