Yeah, I know, I haven’t posted in a long time…I’ve been working and traveling and watching movies. SO, without further ado, REVIEWS:
The first movie I’m going to review is one I watched this morning.
Lord of War -2005-
Lord of War stars Nicolas Cage as an arms dealer who sells to anyone and everyone who will pay him. He marries a model, lives like a rich man and single-handedly supplies guns to thousands of RUF and other “revolutionary” and “patriotic” forces in Africa with child soldiers. This movie is loosely based on actual events (meaning it happens, just not with Nic Cage). It is sad to face the fact that this happens. It is rated R and runs for 123 minutes. Don’t show this to anyone under 18. It is very well done and I give it 7 ramheads out of 10.
Lord of War‘s depiction of wars in Africa reminded me of another movie that deals with similar conflict.
Blood Diamond -2006- Blood Diamond stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of a South Afrikaner who smuggles “blood diamonds”, those diamonds that are sold to fund conflicts. He gets word of a large red diamond and wants it for himself. DiCaprio does a tremendous job with the accent and the character. He’s a very good actor and he’s very believable. The story is extremely moving and does a good job of getting its point across. Here’s another essay I wrote about the movie: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18651478/Blood-Diamond The movie is rated R and runs 143 minutes. I wouldn’t show this to anyone under 15ish. I really suggest watching this movie. It will change your perspective of the world. I give it 9 ramheads out of 10.
This brings me to another movie I watched starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I watched it last night.
Catch Me If You Can -2002-I’ve always enjoyed this movie. It is a little long, but so what. Leonard DiCaprio and Tom Hanks both do an awesome job. They are convincing, they are easy to like, and they are funny. This movie is based on the true story of Frank Abignale Jr. and his amazing feats of impersination, check fraud, and stealing of millions of dollars, all before his 19th birthday. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. If you’ve seen it, watch it again. This movie is rated PG-13 for some language and runs 141 minutes. I give it 8 ramheads out of 10.Finally, I’m going to give a quick review of the Ocean’s 11-13 movies. -2001, 2004, 2007-
These movies are funny, clever, and packed to the brim with big name actors. The endings are always awesome. I recommend these movies to pretty much everyone. They are rated PG-13 and run between 113 and 126 minutes. I rate them 7 ramheads out of 10.