Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Brave One

Alright, this is not a movie review. We will leave that to the pros, like Andy Briones.

Raft3r caught The Brave One on DVD for the second time.

Surprisingly, I must say I enjoyed it. Because the first time I watched, it didn’t do much for me.

I guess second chances are indeed worthwhile.

Besides, a female vigilante movie is a fun ride compared to those weepy and sappy romantic comedies.

On a recent trip to New York, I remember going through most tunnels in Central Park looking for the exact location where Jodie’s character was mugged.

Jodie Foster is Raft3r’s favorite actress. 

My first Foster experience was The Silence Of The Lambs. She was brilliant in that movie. Since then I was hooked.

Did you know she was originally tapped to play Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga? Jodie had to turn it down due to her Disney contract.

The kid hooker from Taxi Driver who later became the mad astrologist in Contact has consistently given superb performances in all her films.

Even in bad movies like Anna and the King and the recent Nim’s Island, Foster’s acting is their only saving grace.

Jodie is an extremely intelligent actor. A trait most people in her industry can only aspire for.

Persistent rumors about her sexual orientation only makes me like her more.

For the record, girl on girl action is hot.

25 comments:

The Scud said...

gusto ko din si jodie. maganda at magaling na aktres na, matalino pa. and she was the reason why i searched for a copy of taxi driver. haha. i wonder why she's now into thrillers - the panic room, flightplan, the inside man, the brave one?

kwentongkengkay.com said...

ako tagal ko ng di nakakapanood ng movie, madilim pa rin ba sa loob ng sinehan? hehe

Raft3r said...

the scud, Oo nga. Pansin ko din heroine lagi recent roles nya. Hehe

kengkay, Ako din. Puro dvds na lang. Nyahaha

Andy Briones said...

I like this part: "We will leave that to the pros, like Andy Briones."

That is so true! That Andy Briones guy is the best! He's like, the "bestest" of them all! Ehehe.

Jodie was tapped to play Princess Leia in Star Wars? Whoa! I'm curious as to how she'd look with Carrie Fisher's cinnamon roll hairdo. Ehehe.

Please don't tell me you saw "Anna and the King," ehehe.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Sadly I did. Hehe. Plus I bought the dvd pa. Hehe

The Scud said...

napadoon ko din yan. in college! i watched anything then. basta may visuals. :-)

Judayski said...

kakapanood ko lang neto sa HBO nung isang linggo. di kita maimagine naghahanap ng tunnel :)

btw i dont think anna and the king was bad...but thats just me hehe. and hoy, saving grace din naman si abigail breslin sa nim's island. hmmm.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Yeah. She was pure eye candy sa Anna and the King. Hehe

judayski, Admit it. Jodie was the scene stealer sa Nim's. Hehe

Wendy said...

Grabe yang The Brave One. Kakasuklam ang mga villains. Do you watch Lost? Si Sayid ang boyfriend ni Jodie dyan sa movie. Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Oo. That lucky bastard! Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Raft3r dude, thanks again for mentioning my name in your post! I appreciate it! Cheers! :-)

vhincent said...

i think napanuod ko din yung ibang movies nya .... pero lately meron ba sya movie? or hinde lang ako nakakapanuod? hehe puro kse tsimis eh, lol ...

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Hehe. You're welcome.

vhincent, Oo. She does movie a year. Tapos quota na sya agad non. Nyahaha.

Nanaybelen said...

hi. ito nakikibasa na lang. Di ako makarelate . di na ako nakakapanuod ng sine eh.

len said...

You gave me an idea on what to do this weekend -- watch movies on DVDs.

Happy weekend! ;p

Raft3r said...

nanaybelen, Lagi ka po kasi online. Hehe

len, Masarap mag-dvd marathon. Hehe

demiera said...

Raft3r! What's up? I've been a stranger I'll have to stop that...and I definitely learned a lot more from this post about jodie foster than I ever knew or cared to know...lol...

liza said...

i like jodie foster too. panic and silence of the lambs are my faves. :D

happy weekend :D

Raft3r said...

demeira, Hey. It's been awhile, huh. How are things?

liza, Yeah. She definitely rocks!

pete said...

Wala bang Julia Roberts?

Raft3r said...

pete, Let's not go there and ruin our friendship. Hehe

laieesha said...

i love jodie foster... when i know she's gonna be in a movie, i already know i'll like it despite the reviews. silence of the lambs, contact, panic room, flightplan, the brave one... all great movies!!

i loved the brave one. female vigilante... love how she killed the "bad guys". like in the subway scene... there had been days when i wanted to do that at BART hahaha

Raft3r said...

laieesha, She's the best!

hoshi said...

may ilan na siguro akong npanood na movie niya. kaso mas tumatak talaga siya sa akin sa "a very long engagement" hehehe

tindi kasi ng character niya roon kahit support lang. agaw eksena

Denoy Eusebio said...

hoshi, Nyahaha. Yes. Bold kung bold. Hehe