April 29, 2009

This week on Monday Night, Movie Night — Zach was attending his parents wedding anniversary dinner, so I took the opportunity to suggest to Brogan a movie that I know Zach has seen and didn’t want to watch again.

Brogan is a sucker for a Heist movie so I knew he was in. Ever since Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s starring role in 2005’s BRICK I’ve been eagerly awaiting his projects. (Although I was bored with STOP-LOSS)  He has two highly anticipated roles coming up this summer.  He is playing the character that eventually becomes cobra commander in “G.I. JOE” as well as the a heartbroken greeting card writer in a realist’s romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer.”

The premises includes a bank janitor with a “MEMENTO” style memory that gets coerced into helping a charismatic con man.  The movie was good enough, but the ending was too neat.  They didn’t need to wrap every detail up and redeem the main character.  The audience enjoyed our flawed character and his journey.

Brogan’s biggest complaint was that he didn’t use MOLESKIN notebooks to keep notes.  He carried around a notebook to take notes to make up for his failing memory… but they were cheap dollar store kind.  He wouldn’t have any problems if he was using a MOLESKIN.

Check it out if you have interest in Matthew Goode or Joseph Gordon-Levitt — they are good.  But pass if you are looking for a heist movie buzz.



Monday Night Movie Night last night was the 1993 movie MALICE.

Zach suggested this gem of an underrated movie.

Brogan all night was saying he was having a hard time looking at Alec Baldwin and not seeing his “30 Rock” character Jack.  I haven’t really fallen for “30 Rock” yet, so I haven’t had that problem.

But this was the 2nd Baldwin movie we’ve watched in 3 weeks.  We watched THE EDGE 2 weeks ago.

I strongly suggest checking MALICE out, you get to hear Baldwin give this speech.

“I have an M.D. from Harvard, I am board certified in cardio-thoracic medicine and trauma surgery, I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England, and I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you; when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn’t miscarry or that their daughter doesn’t bleed to death or that their mother doesn’t suffer acute neural trama from postoperative shock, who do you think they’re praying to? Now, go ahead and read your Bible, _Dennis_, and you go to your church, and, with any luck, you might win the annual raffle, but if you’re looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17, and he doesn’t like to be second guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex. Let me tell you something: I am God.”


Last night was “Monday Night, Movie Night” at the Latona house. Zach was in NYC so it was just Ted Brogan and I. We watched the French thriller “Tell No One.”

Brogan and I really liked it and appreciated how subtle it was. We realized that this movie will get a US remake within the year with a “bigger” villain that has links to the russian mafia or something of the sort.

Also, the running would start earlier and Bruno’s character would be ruined by METHOD MAN.