.....good day at Salute yesterday, I was bloody knackered but mostly from listening to Ray moan about his feet and back, will put some photos and bullshit up tommorow, hope the rest of your weekend is good.
"London Boulevard" is the story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.
This movie has not had great reviews and I wasn't hopeful but there's a good cast and apart from the ones stated on the poster, you get David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin, Anna Friel, Eddie Marsan etc......The action is very good when it comes, the performances are very good from most (Ray Winstone is good as always, I like Farrell anyway, Anna Friel plays his loony sister very well, Keira just plays what she is in real life).
The main story is that Farrell is just out of prison (for a violence related crime) and his mate (Chaplin, playing a very good scumbag) wants his help with a bit of debt collecting and this brings him into the world of psycho crime boss Winstone (excellently demented performance) and they try to blackmail Farrell into getting back into crime but Farrell has landed a gig protecting/looking after Knightley (lot of baggage and emotional angst and required love story) with the aid of her hanger on Thewlis (brilliant performance), there are little side stories about his sister (irritating character), a homeless man, a bent copper but a decision he doesn't follow through comes back to haunt him.
This is a grim movie with very little to be taken out of it and would have just got 3 STARS for it's entertainment value until the bleeding director turns the ending of the movie into his version of Layer Cake and should have just called the movie Layer Cake 2, really, really fucking annoyed me and I sat at the end going you bloody twat (maybe he never saw the movie but someone on the set must have). If you want a word of warning and decide to watch this movie and up until a couple of minutes from the end it was worth watching, stop watching at the end from when the a gun is dismantled and the pieces put in a drawer, if not you may be annoyed or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
As per usual the rating guide is at the end of the blog page.