Sunday, November 9, 2008


Somethings are simply beyond the scope of our understanding. What are on the other sides of black holes? How does life thrive deep in the oceans where there is no light or heat? How does Renee Zelweger keep ending up on World's sexiest women lists? There are things we are just never meant to know. One of these questions is why when a movie is released in theaters, why are some only released in certain areas and some arent? One of the films I have been looking forward to this year is RocknRolla. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who also directed 2 of my favorite films; Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. RocknRolla was released the first week in October but only in the "big" markets like New York and Los Angeles. On Halloween weekend it was released everywhere else except for one very important place, HERE! No theatre in Upper East Tennessee had this film. The closest one was in Knoxville and it was only in ONE theatre there! WHY? This is something I just couldnt figure out. Well, a friend and I decided to make the trip. Not only for the film, but just to do soemthing different instead of just running around Johnson City like we do every weekend. Fortunately we had a great time, found probably the worlds best Used Book and Cd store and got to see a great movie. If you have seen A Guy Ritchie movie then you should already know what kind of movie this was going to be, especially if you have seen Snatch. RocknRolla takes quite a few inspirations from Snatch including a priceless artifact that keeps changing hands among a select group of criminals and Russians who are extremely hard to kill. While his first two movies featured many of the same cast, Guy Ritchie used alomst an entirely new cast for RocknRolla including Thandie Newton, Tom Wilkinson and Gerard Butler, who all did oustanding jobs acting in this film. I have been trying to find a way to summarize this film but I seriously dont think I can. It had lots of action, humor and great characters. If you liked Snatch at all, this film is right up your alley. I give RocknRolla, on the Heath Scale a score of 9 out of 10.

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