I received a note from a relative about this blog site and his thought that the site needed to
" add an explosion or gratuitous boob shot, you know to man it up". I sent him note with the picture of our current Miss America candidate (apparently a third cousin on my moms side), but he continues to believe the blogs to be too girlie. He just reached a milestone birthday and appears to be a bit grumpy.
However, I have seen several movies that would fit part of his request. If you are into action I think the recent "Live Free and Dies Hard" might trips your trigger. The action is non-stop and as a sequel is done pretty well. I would recommend big screen, surround sound if possible.
As for blood I saw "Sweeney Todd". I realize it is a musical, but the blood is quite graphic and the images dark. I enjoyed the cast and since I had not seen the actual stage play it was entertaining in a dark way.
Last night was "No Country for Old Men". I think you need to enjoy the Coen brothers and the type of movie (see Fargo)they create. This is not for the faint of heart. The acting and film production was excellent. The story is pretty basic, drug exchange goes bad, lots of dead Mexicans, lone stranger finds money, more death and pain, semi-hero is chased by pretty sadistic folks until it reaches its natural conclusion., with some twists.
As always there are hints of humor. As the Sheriff and his deputy survey the carnage at the initial shoot out they realize that two of the body's are fresher than the majority of the rotting bodies. The two bodies are dressed in suits, as opposed to the other deceased. The deputy quickly sees that and refers to them as "looks like we have some middle management".
Again it is a thriller based on fate and chance and the really bad guy, its really spooky bad.
I also saw Charlie Wilson's War which is easy to watch and has some humor. It is probably a good rental. It is hard to go wrong with Tom Hanks and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is great.