Monday, March 24, 2008


I enjoy a good heist movie, and The Bank Job is a very entertaining one. I did not really know much about the story before I went, but I had seen some very positive reviews, and it seemed like it would be a good distraction movie. And it was. Jason Statham does a good job, but the twists and turns and multiple story lines of this true story are what really make The Bank Job interesting. Not a great film, but a fun night at the movies.

In other news, I recommend this article by Matt Taibbi, who has made some memorable appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher. Taibbi writes about the country and the media's reaction to the whole Obama/Reverend Wright scandal. The article really puts into excellent words some of what I have been thinking in the past few days.
The point is that a country that had any balls at all — that was secure enough in its patriotic self-image to stare vicious criticism right in the face and collectively decide for itself, in a state of sober reflection, what part of it was bullshit and what wasn't — such a country wouldn't do what it did in the case of the Wright flap, which is to panic instantly, collectively leap off the ground in terror like a bunch of silly bitches, and chase the criticism away in a torch-bearing mob with its eyes averted without even bothering to talk about what was actually said. Yet naturally this is what was done in this case.

Check it out for a good read.


At 10:32 PM, Blogger sherlock posited...

" a bunch of silly bitches."

It was a good article.

Man, I tend to enjoy Jason Statham. The Transporter really wasn't that great, but Statham was. I'll have to check out The Bank Job.


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