Week 4: Taking the Plunge

Tomorrow we are going to tackle Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.  This week seems to have whizzed by, in fact!  Unfortunately, there was not much substance to the soundtrack, similar to Casino.  Rather, there was nothing to review or digest since the pop soundtracks tend to just beat you over the head.  Nothing against them, just not much that’s pertinent to the film since the songs weren’t crafted for it.
It’s all good!  The critical reception doesn’t bother me since the popular opinion is so high on this film.  It’s also relatively short at 100+ minutes, so if it isn’t that good, then the pain won’t last long.
This weekend is a big movie fest for me.  In preparation for The Dark Knight Rises, my wife and I caught Batman Begins.  We’ll be watching The Dark Knight tonight before catching the newest film tomorrow.  I love the new crop of Batman movies.  Of course, as per the rules these films won’t be on the IMDB Quest despite the fact that they’re on the list.  Why?  One, I’ve seen them too many times to dissociate them and go in blind.  Two, their place on the Top 250 may be related less to absolute quality and more to CURRENT popular opinion.  Time needs to tell on them.  Plus, who wants to hear yet another person rave about these films?  I’m psyched, and it should be a fun, movie-filled weekend!
We’ll catch you tomorrow, bright and early with Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels!


About Zach

Zach works as a medical writer in Atlanta, GA. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and Dice Masters.
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