Originally Posted by Iron Ape
I will watch that today actually. Didn't even know Mendo was in that. I really like Gosling (although I balked at Drive) and Cooper can do the business. Eva Mendes is just a huge plus too, so thats all the boxes ticked for me!
I watched Stakeout a couple of weeks ago. Was surprised by how solidly it holds up, I think I underrated that when it came out. Emilio, Whitaker, Dan Lauria, Aiden Quinn, even Madeline Stowe was alright. Great cast, great movie. I also especially like Dreyfus in The American President. I have a soft spot for that movie for some reason.
I have watched a couple of solid movies lately -
The Open Road
with Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake and Mary Steenburgen was a nice little movie. JT has really proved he can act if you ask me and I will watch Bridges watching paint dry. That guy fascinates me. 8/10
This movie was extremely educational and revealing to me. Screenplay by (and starring) Matt Damon and John Krasinsky and directed by Gus Van Sant (I know right?) it also features Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. It tells the story of gas companies trying to buy up rights in small towns and how they go about it. I liked it but then I don't have conventional tastes. 8.5/10