February 20th, 2007

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The Departed

Movie #1
Movie Title: The Departed
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring...: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson
Genre: Drama
Movie Length: 151 minutes
My rating of the movie, F- [worst] to A [best].: A-
Short description/summary of the movie: (taken from amazon.com):
Years ago, a powerful Irish mafia figure placed a small selection of his youngest, brightest men into the Massachusetts Police Academy as cadets. Their purpose is to eventually rise within the prestigious ranks of the city's police department, to serve as the eyes and ears of their boss. While somewhere else, a young cadet was assigned with an equally dangerous task: infiltrate the Irish syndicate headed by the man sending in his own to the Boston Police. Now, one cadet is an up and coming police official with a torn allegiance to his job and to the criminal mastermind that put him there. While the other cadet is the trusted number two of that man, only finding his professional duties are becoming blurred with his current state. But new clues have lead to unfortunate discoveries, when both sides realize they're being watched by the enemy. It's now all just a matter of time before the men assigned to find out whose the infiltrator, could come to a bloody end when someone's identity may be revealed

My Thoughts: What an AWESOME movie! I have to admit, I had a hard time following what was going on at first, but it was easy to figure out after a little while. This is a movie tat you need to constantly pay attention to, or you will really mess up and miss something. I think that Leonardo DiCaprio was the best character, followed by Mark Wahlberg. What a great cast! If you love Scorsese, the mafia, and a GREAT plot with EXCELLENT twists, then this is the movie for you!

Next Watch: The Descent tonight!!!

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Little Miss Sunshine

Movie #2
Movie Title: Little Miss Sunshine
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring...: Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Steve Carrell
Genre: Comedy
Movie Length: 101 minutes
My rating of the movie, F- [worst] to A [best].: B+
Short description/summary of the movie: (taken from amazon.com):
Olive is a little girl with a dream: winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so burdened with their own quirks, neuroses, and problems that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father Richard is a flop as a motivational speaker, and is barely on speaking terms with her mother. Her uncle Frank, a renowned Proust scholar, has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence, which allows him to escape somewhat from the family whose very presence torments him. And Olive's grandfather is a ne'er-do-well with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in far off California.

My Thoughts: This was a cute film! It started off slow at first, but once the family got out on the road, oh it was hilarious! I just loved Olive and the talent show (no spoilers, don't worry!) If you like cute, funny films, then this movie is for you!

Next Watch: The Descent

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