State of Play with Russell Crowe
Mystery and Intrigue
Last weekend I went to the theatre and watched "State of Play" with Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Michael Berresse. It was one of the best movies that I have seen in a while. As a professional writer, I especially enjoyed the fact that the movie centered around a newspaper story Crowe's character, a guy named Cal McAffrey, was trying to break. The newspaper that Cal works for is the Washington Globe. As things go, Cal's relationship with his friend Stephen Collins (who is played by Ben Affleck) puts a bit of a tangle in Cal's efforts.
One of the items about the movie that might go unnoticed is how past and current relationships can blind us or cause us to not want to see what's right there in front of us. I think that we often do this with people that we care for and want to protect.
This weekend I plan to see Obsessed with Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter and Idris Elba. It was number one in America last week.
State of Play, which is based on a television mini series in the United Kingdom, landed at the number one spot in the UK. Cal's supervisor at the Washington Globe speaks with a UK accent, an effective move on the part of the movie's director.
Have you seen either State of Play or Obsessed? How did you like the movies? Which did you like best?
In closing, whatever movie you watch this summer at the theatres, have fun and enjoy yourself!
Dee Hubbing It Up
I love Long Walk Up and am excited about it being made into a movie!