Jackson Black Blankenship has two birthdays, a family, and too much free time.
Due to “Snowmageddon 2011” last night, I decided to watch a few movies that I received for Christmas. The first one was “Star Wars: Episode V,” since the snowstorm outside was very similar to Hoth, the setting for the movie’s opening sequence. Now this was the first time I have seen this Star Wars movie since I was a child and I will say that it amazed me. I have never realized how advanced some films are for their time and the entire Star Wars franchise is a technological masterpiece. I really don’t feel like I can elaborate on this movie, it’s just too great to try to describe. Go watch it.
Next movie I saw was “No Country for Old Men.” This was a captivating, suspenseful, and gut-wrenching film. I haven’t been the biggest fan of the Coen Bros. (The Big Lebowski was an extreme let down, in my opinion) but this was a remarkable movie. Anton Chigurh is definitely one of the greatest villains of the screen in recent years and his weapon of choice is (for lack of better words) flippin’ sweet. Hands down favorite scene: when Llewelyn Moss wakes up in Mexico to a mariachi band. What they say, in English, is: “You wanted to fly without wings, you wanted to touch the sky, you wanted too much wealth, you wanted to play with fire.” Their song describes the themes portrayed in this film perfectly. This one’s definitely on my list of favorite movies.