Blogging To-Do List
- Recently Consumed Media
- Beer Log (to include the Great American Beer Festival)
- DragonCon 2009
- XNA Game Programming
Tonight, Lisa and Casey went to a costume party while Josh and I stayed in and watched a movie. We watched Ridley Scott's American Gangster. I enjoyed it for many reasons. Not least of any of them, it's a solid crime drama. Multiple times during the movie, I thought to myself, 'this is like watching David Simon's The Wire, set in the 60's/70's!' and not just because Idris Elba has a role ;)
I enjoyed a story about two men, who don't meet for 95% of the film's duration, and how their lives influence each other. I enjoyed the backdrop of the Vietnam war, who only one soul seemed to take any notice of, and even then only because it affected business. I certainly enjoyed the palm-sweating tension and pace of the dramatic conflicts.
I also took note that this is the second time Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe have sparred on-screen. The first? 1995's Virtuosity. Not a good movie. :) (Remember how the movie had to explain to the audience what that symbol means? Yikes.)
But what did I find in my nostalgic IMDB investigation? The little girl in distress in Virtuosity... it's Kaley Cuoco, from CBS's The Big Bang Theory!