JUST TALK: THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM & EASTERN PROMISES



Just a short post regarding a couple of movies #1 and I've recently seen. We're big Netflix fans so we have a constant flow of movies arriving in our mailbox. Our most recent DVD was of The Bourne Ultimatum. This is the third in the Bourne series and ranks in that place behind the other two, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. If I was giving corkscrew ratings I'd have to give the first one 5 Corkscrews, the second 4 and this last one 3. My major complaint, I guess, about the Ultimatum was that it felt like one long chase scene from the start of the movie to the end. They filmed in a lot of beautiful locations but it is hard to see much at the speed this movie moves in. I'm sure the fourth edition can't be far behind but I'm beginning to wonder how many rogue CIA-types there can be. Surely they've exhausted that story line.
A movie we received prior to that was Eastern Promises starring the great Viggo Mortensen with an excellent supporting role by french actor Vincent Cassel. A decent plot line and fine acting made this an enjoyable movie and I would probably have given it 3 1/2 Corkscrews. Now if you want to see a 5 Corkscrew movie, pick up A History of Violence. This movie also stars Viggo Mortensen with an excellent, sensual performance by Maria Bello as his wife and directed by Eastern Promises director David Cronenberg. Suspenseful from beginning to end, this was a sleeper movie that I'm still recommending a year later to friends who haven't seen it.
New wine reviews in the hopper so be on the look out for that. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine and rent the above rated movies if you want some great-to-decent entertainment.

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