Monday, March 29, 2010

Lord of War

Grade: B+

Yuri Orlov is a very successful gun runner. He realizes that gun running is his calling when he witnessed a russian mob hit in his neighborhood. He starts selling with his brother small time to local gangs and then moves his way up to international sales and it makes him alot of money. His brother becomes heavily addicted to cocaine so Yuri is forced to cut him out and becomes more succesful solo. He also manages to marrie his highschool crush who later becomes a model. He never talks about how he makes his money and she never asks. I would recomend this movie to most people but not all due to some scenes with a very small amount of gore.

Thank you for smoking

Grade: A-

Nick Naylor is a lobbiest for the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is the best public speaker in the world. The movie starts when Nick is a guest on a talk show. The show had about 5 people that absoulutly hated him and a teenage boy with lung cancer. He starts off by saying "How would big tobacco companies profit from this young mans anything we would be loosing a money. Its in our best interest to keep him alive and smoking" I really dont want to say more but this movie is one of a kind and I dont want to ruin it for you. This movie will have you thinking about what he says all night. At some points during the movie i found myself thinking on behalf of cigarette companies. I recomend this movie to smokers and non-smokers alike.

The Count of Monte Cristo


This movie is my absoulute favorite. It is a story about a french sailor(Edmond Dantes) that is betrayed by his friends and sent to prison in the early 1800s. In prison he meets an old man who is trying to escape and asks for his help. In return for his help the man teaches him everything he knows reading, writing, mathmatics, pyisics, fighting, and about 5 different languages. Right before they are able to escape the hole that they were diging caves in and kills the old man. On the mans death bed he reveals to Edmond that he knows the location of the greatest treasure in the world. When Edmond finally escapes he sets out to find the treasure and once it is found on the island of Monte Cristo he changes his name to The Count of Monte Cristo and uses his vast fortune to get revenge on the one who betrayed him. This is an incredible movie that I would recomend to anybody anywhere