Friday, March 15, 2013

Killing Them Softly

This movie for all intended purposes followed the structure to being a good film, but something was missing.  Was it gory?  Yes.  Good amount of violence.  Was it long? No.  Right within the normal 1hr 30min range and I like that.  The story line was simple.  Not too many characters.  But something was just kinda ehhhh about this one.  I'm a Brad Pitt fan and I like Ray Liotta too.  Maybe the belief that some of these characters were too dumb for there own good was just too hard to believe.  Maybe the ending was empty.  Maybe the politial undertones of Barack and G.H.W. Bush were too heavy or in the wrong context for this sort of film.   James Gandolfini  plays an odd role of a down and out hit man but may give the best performance of the whole movie.  And he is only in 2 scenes! It's something to watch but not great.



Thursday, March 7, 2013

Flacco - The Chip Kid

Its all about the CHIP!  In any sporting event, that's actually all its about.  EVER!  Some people are asking if they paid too much for Flacco.  But the thing you gotta understand is they aren't really paying Flacco they are paying for the Championship.  Imagine what Jerry Jones would pay if he knew he could have a Championship in 4 years.  He would pay double what they paid Flacco.  Elite or not isn't really even the case .  It's all about the CHIP!  The Timberwolves paid KG $160M when he first came out.  The Timberwolves have no chips and barely reached the playoffs.  The money and who it goes to is relative because people are paying for that ring/trophy/cup.   I look at it as they didn't pay Flacco for Flacco they paid for the Rings.  Atlanta would love if Matt Ryan could have brought them a Championship but it's just not for them.  If the Falcons organization knew that Flacco would win this Chip in 4 years time they would have picked him over Matt Ryan.  Steve Bisciotti is a smart dude, so I'm sure he has a way to keep the pivotal players on the squad ( I hope).