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Gran Torino, Fired Up, and The InternationalPosted Monday, June 8, 2009, at 11:34 AM
Another week of releases with two good flicks you should check out immediately.
Loved this movie enough to watch it twice in theatres and watched it again on DVD. Will probably watch it again and again. This flick is amazing and Clint Eastwood is awesome. I can't heap enough praise on this wonderful film. Original review can be found at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14948....
This film is a comedy that is slightly disguised as a cheerleader movie but really isn't. The plot centers around two guys who love the ladies and are big football jocks to help attract the ladies. Soon, they are faced with going to football camp for two weeks away from all girls. In an effort to change the circumstances, the two guys hatch a plan to become cheerleaders and go to cheer camp.
If this movie seems dull - you'd be right to think so. I thought so - I even managed to try to avoid watching it, but I had a chance to watch it in theatres one lazy morning and was surprised with how much I enjoyed it. Now, on DVD, I wanted to watch it again and was just as pleased with it. This is a surprisingly funny flick disguised in a terrible premise. Yes, its a bit cheesy and the lines are sometimes lacking - but the overall film is just so appealing - it's easy to forgive the little things and just laugh your face off.
Fired Up is good and very much worth your money.
I actually didn't have a chance to watch this one - I wasn't exactly trying to make time for it either. It seems like it could be good - but probably pretty run of the mill. Here's the description: In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to continue financing terror and war. Directed by Tom Tykwer from an original screenplay written by Eric Warren Singer, The International was shot on location in Germany and throughout Europe.
All flicks are available at Movie Gallery starting this Tuesday.
Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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