Thursday, November 05, 2009


In Iraq searching for the ever elusive Moon Pie.

The Hurt Locker never made it to my city, so it took a cross country flight on a plane for me to be able to view this film. It's about a member of the U.S. army whose job it is to defuse improvised explosive devices in war torn Iraq. It stars nobody all that recognizable.

The Hurt Locker is directed by Katheryn Bigelow. She is the ex-wife of Avatar director James Cameron. Not only is Kathryn a good director, but at 57 years old she's still damn good looking! And to her credit, looks to be mostly naturally beautiful. Leaning towards dropping this project, it was James Cameron's insistent coaxing that convinced Ms. Bigelow to eventually take on this film. Originally, The Hurt Locker was to star Colin Farrell, Wilem Dafoe, and Charlize Theron.

This movie was intense and riveting all thanks to the great directing, believable acting, and the appropriate casting. This flick is worth seeing at full price at an Imax theater, but the chances of it being shown on a basic silver screen is extremely remote. Get it? Remotes are sometimes used to set off I.E.D.'s . Was that sorry attempt at a joke in bad taste? Well, that's too bad because I don't know of any other flavor.



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