Wednesday, June 4, 2008

LA Confidential & The Negotiator



Two Kevin Spacey movies in two days. After being stuck with a string of mediocre movies the whole of last week, finally i get to watch some good ones. Two good cop movies both with the basic good cop vs bad cop plot.

'The Negotiator' was the better one methinks, now this movie is not to be confused with Frederick Forsyth's novel by the same name (the movie is not an adaptation of the book, which actually would have been good too). This movie also has Samuel L Jackson ( 'Jules' from Pulp Fiction) as Danny Roman, who is this expert police negotiator who has to becomes a hostage taker himself after he gets framed for the murder of his partner and also for embezzlement of employee funds. The movie is about him clearing his name and also finding the people behind those crimes. Kevin Spacey is the negotiator called in to handle this situation and he ends up helping Danny find the bad guys in the department. Great movie ..

LA confidential has another fav actor of mine, Russell Crowe and also Guy Pearce ( the guy from 'Memento'). Three cops (re)investigate a cafe shootout in their own different ways, after they are convinced that the guys who were arrested for the crime weren't involved with it. Their search for the true criminals leads them back into their own department. Also this movie has the superhot 'Kim Basinger' in it. A very trigger happy movie .. Pretty good ..

7 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

Ela said...

Appadi ennatha thaan kandingalo in tha Kim Basinger la...i always find her as a songi....always at the verge of of collapsing...although there was one movie of her which i enjoyed along with Bruce willis-Blind date...

of course i have to agree that i haven't seen much of her movies...

Arun Sundar said...

old movies'ku edhukku review...

Guru said...

@Ela: Actually i've not seen much of Basinger either. But methinks she was hot in this movie. Avvolo than..

And when i first read your comment, i thought you said 'enjoyed that one movie of hers 'with' Bruce willis' ( i for a moment thought you had meant thaT) .. Seriously..

@Arun: No, Review ellam illa ithu .. Was bored, so just talking about the movies i watched .. That is all ..

Getting good rips of new movies is very difficult, so i'll have to stick to old movies like these.. :(

Ela said...

Well....i would also have loved to watch it with Bruce willis....unfortunately there was a switching of places...they both were inside the TV and i was outside the TV...alone!

Irunthalam imagination is also ok....

Sassy said...

I never heard about the two movies but judging your reviews, it made me want to watch them ;0

Petite said...

I like Russel Crowe as an actor. He did a great job in Gladiator ;0

Sri said...

Did u saw " Thankyou for smoking" movie?

 
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