This Week’s Film/Games Reviews — 10/08/09

August 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

This week I’ll have a review up for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, quite possibly the prototypical violent shoot ’em up the media so loves to target when Parliament’s out of session. I will also be giving my humble uninformed opinion on Spirited Away (2001), the critically acclaimed animation from Hayao Miyazaki, writer and director of the equally well received Princess Mononoke (1997).

And that, as they say, is that. Well, almost.

Quote of the week:

He had two incompletely healed bullet holes in his chest and another in his thigh. He was missing the nub of his left middle finger and was cautious, lest that mutilation be seen. He also had a condition that was referred to as “granulated eyelids” and it caused him to blink more than usual as if he found creation slightly more than he could accept. Rooms seemed hotter when he was in them. Rains fell straighter. Clocks slowed. Sounds were amplified. He considered himself a Southern loyalist and guerrilla in a Civil War that never ended. He regretted neither his robberies, nor the seventeen murders that he laid claim to. He had seen another summer under in Kansas City, Missouri and on September 5th in the year 1881, he was thirty-four-years-old.

(The Narrator introducing Jesse James, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.)

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