083109: Movie Monday

083109: Movie Monday

Movie Monday for August 31/09


What did you watch over the weekend?

In a nutshell, here’s how Movie Monday works. I will post a quick review of a movie, or movies, I happened to watch over the weekend.  Then, you’re invited to comment on the movies I watched, and also write about movies you may have watched in a comment too.

Actually, you can either simply tell us about the movies you watched over the weekend in the comment section of this post – or – you can write a post on your own blog and link it to this post. If you make an entry on your blog, all you have to do is leave the link in your comment.

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An Award Winning Performance


Gran Torino recently came out on DVD and it’s been sitting beside our DVD player for the past week. But, even though we absolutely love this movie, you really have to be in the right mindset to pop this soon to be classic Clint Eastwood flick into the player. Well, we did that over the weekend. Sitting at home Saturday night we decided to pop some popcorn and watch this incredible movie.

The topic is great, Clint Eastwood is stellar and it’s not overdone. While Gran Torino carries an R-rating, and it is definately an R-rated movie, it’s not overdone.

Read Frame by Frame Gran Torino Movie Review Here!

This is a great movie! But, the sad thing is it will not win any awards. Gran Torino is worthy of a number of awards. However, in the infinite wisdom of Hollywood, the distributor decided to release it in late December of 2008. On top of that, it was a limited release in December of 2008 and didn’t expand until January 2009. It was overlooked for the 2009 award shows and since it’s really a 2008 movie, that means it probably won’t make the awards list for 2010. That’s really too bad. Clint Eastwood should win something for this fantastic move.

On a side note, right after watching Gran Torino someone asked about a line from the movie. I guess I’ll have to go back and watch it again so I can answer the question.

What did you watch this weekend?

Yours in Movie Monday fun!
Dr. Rus

About the Author

Dr. Rus has 30+ years experience in the field of communication. He takes this experience, and his passion to encourage others to positively effect their environment, when providing insight and movie reviews.