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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
A Nice Surprise
I actually bought this movie almost as soon as it came out because of the previews, but it sat around forever before I finally decided to watch it because I was wary of the premise, but I'm glad I finally did watch it.
I've seen the other reviews that knock it around, but the fact is that it's based on a comic book. This is pure entertainment and a fun ride. The mix of genres make for an interesting story and you wonder why we assume that alien sightings are often only part of contemporary culture- if it happens now, then it happened then- if you buy into them.
Daniel Craig portrays the quintessential cowboy, short on dialogue and long on tough. Harrison Ford delivers with the kind of performance you'd expect from such a seasoned and respected actor- his angst is strong enough that he is believable as a not-so-good guy from the outset and as the reasons unfold for that angst you get it. The chemistry between the two of them lends to the pace of the film. And what could I possibly say about Olivia Wilde that would do her justice? The rest of the cast populates the film with a gritty, western feel that belies cleaner western of the past. I was incredibly happy to see Walton Goggins and Clancy Brown as well as Keith Carradine, Paul Dano and Chris Browing round out a great story with a mix of young as well as seasoned- but all talented- actors bring us a fun romp through our own imaginations. Definitely worth seeing.
NCIS Hasn't Lost a Step
Once again, the folks who produce NCIS show us why they still sit at the top of the pile in their tenth season. From the bottom to the top they still take chances, they still push the envelope and they still find ways to more intensely endear the characters we already love and provide new ones for us to adore as well.
Pretty amazing for a television show in it's tenth season to bring us the same- or even a higher- level of entertainment it did from the first show.
Diane Sterling, Gibbs and Fornell's ex wife returns a second time and the banter between the trio- Gibbs, Fornell and Diane is electric, quick, biting and funny, but it extends far beyond that. The ensemble manages to make everyone shine in this consistently hilarious episode. Followers of the show already know that the producers think in 'moments', and this episode is full of them, from the opening scene where we are reminded why Fornell is Gibbs FBI counterpart to be reckoned with to the closing scene that manages to collect a tear from those of us who love these folks so dearly.