Straight Up Gangsters!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

gangster-squad-poster-has-a-b-movie-vibe-117331-1000-100I finally saw Gangster Squad!  I’m a bit of an Emma Stone fanatic so I’ve wanted to see this movie for a while now.  I didn’t go to see it in theaters, mostly ‘cause I’m poor, but also because I was worried it was going to be a let down. (The last time Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were in a movie together I couldn’t even finish it because I hated it so much.  Plus it got too much advertising, which tends to be a bad sign.) The movie turned out to be better than I expected.  It felt very much like this generation’s version of The Untouchables.

gangster-squad-poster-3If you haven’t seen either movie I’ll give you the basics. A group of police officers that can’t be bought by the mafia come together in a battle for the good of the city to take down the criminal organization.  You get the picture: lots of gunplay and tough guy moments.  Like I said, those are just the basics, I don’t want to ruin the movies for you with a ton of spoilers.  They’re definitely worth a watch, especially if you like gangster movies.

I think that Gangster Squad is a good addition to the list of classic gangster films.  Aside from the previously mentioned gunplay, we also get some good pyro moments and a classic garrote-style murder.  What mob movie would be complete without someone being choked from behind with rope?  In fact, it’s kind of inspired me to want to have a gangster movie marathon.  Maybe I’ll finally watch all three Godfather movies in a row.  Break out the popcorn machine!

photo-108Keep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

(Looking like an extra for the movie BTs.)

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