Friday, July 18, 2014

4 Bourbons and 2 Movies

Nicholas Cage is great in this very under the radar movie. The description does not do the movie justice.

An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

These characters seem real. You get sucked in to their everyday. The end is a bit of a disconnect from the rest of the pacing of the film, but it doesn't ruin it.

You should by all means watch this.

Trivia: Gary was a homeless man given the part of Wade the Father by the directer, Green, who often casts locals in his movies. He died on the streets of Austin a couple of months after filming stopped.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-
This was really good too. I was two for two last night.

It's a weird interesting tale of a quiet shy odd guy who sometimes spaces out imagining crazy circumstances far more exciting than his real life.

The acting was good. Ben Stiller also directed it, which I thought was also quite good.

I don't want to say too much, because I knew very little going in and loved seeing it all unfold.

I dug the soundtrack too. It made me buy an album by Junips, who had several songs in the movie.

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