Plot: Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) used to be a soldier, then he started working for the NSA. Growing disillusioned with the NSA’s surveillance practices, he decides to do something about it. He contacts journalists Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and leaks documents and evidence through them. But whistleblowing like that is treason and Snowden has to be smart to make sure that the information reaches the public and that he doesn’t get caught.
Snowden is a very nice companion piece to Citizenfour. It’s a well done, engaging film and you can’t repeat this horrifying story and the sheer scope of everything enough.
Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Johnson) are best friends and successful drug dealers. They live with O (Blake Lively), the girlfriend of them both. They just received an off for a take-over/partnership from Elena (Salma Hayek), a drug baron from Mexico who is struggling a bit in her position of power. When Chon and Ben don’t plan on taking her up on the offer, Elena has her henchman Lado (Benicio Del Toro) kidnap O. And Ben and Chon will do anything to get her back.
Savages is one of the dumbest movies I have ever seen. And I really do mean ever, fully aware that I have seen Troll 2. It squanders a cast that is not that bad on a script written by people who should be forbidden from so much as looking at a pen or keyboard ever again in the future.
W. is the new movie by Oliver Stone, which was released directly to TV, at least here in Austria. It chronicles the life of George W. Bush from his college time to the end of his first period as president of the United States in 2004.
We now turn from the amazing Christian Bale and his wife and visit another actor. I’m starting to find a slight correlation between the terms my blog is found with and the people who type in questions.
a) They are only interested in stars.
b) They don’t know the imdb, or don’t know how to use it.
c) They obviously don’t know how to use a search engine.
Anyway, I’m not the one to disappoint, so today’s question is: “how tall is josh brolin”?
Okay, that one was really easy, I mean, it took me much longer to write the thing than to look that up… Therefore, another bit of info: Did you know that he’s playing George W. Bush in Oliver Stone‘s new movie W? I wonder if that will look more like Natural Born Killers or Alexander.