Movie of the Day – Ronin

Today’s post is both a special one and also an easy one since this evenings events sparked this movie in my mind and I just had to post it.  During my nightly walk around the neighborhood of Westport, me and my dog Dexter witnessed a high speed chase through the residential area of town.  It was pretty interesting and dangerous being literally just 30 feet from a beat up suburban driving down a one way street doing 75 with 4 police cars and a helicopter following by.  I have seen numerous Worlds Wildest Police Chases and I hate to say that the getaway driver never wins.  Only in the movies will you see someone outrun the police and copters following them.  So I know this guy ain’t Jason Statham, so yeah, he got caught.  But then this got me to revisit some movies with amazing chase scenes and Ronin shot right to the top of the list.

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Movie of the Day – Drive

Drive.  I could go at length about how amazing this film is and how it was a damn travesty that it wasn’t nominated for more Oscars other than the sound mixing one which was just a meager bone thrown to the fans of Drive.  I guess that is why I am posting about it today, to make a point about how unbelievable this movie is.  Sure, the movie is made out to be this Fast and Furious clone, which I guess if you are in it for the car chases, you won’t enjoy this movie.  Hell, some lady sued the people who made the movie because the trailer made it seem like a action film.  While I that lady should kick rocks, I guess that might be a deal breaker for a lot of people.  If you can look past this “flaw”, what you will fine is one of the most dynamic films that is a genre mash-up like no other.


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