Friday, January 11, 2013

Marginal.

It was a lovely day aside from the gloomy and cool weather. I'm watching bits of the news right now and I just found out that there is a influenza epidemic of sorts in the United States, as it arrived early. According to the CDC (Centers of Disease Control) 7.3% of all deaths last week were caused by the flu. Interesting and a bit ridiculous isn't it; to die of something as common as a mere cold. If you know anything about Indian and Pakistani current events and history then you will know that the hotly contested region of Kashmir has been a matter that the two countries have been fighting about for decades. The action just heated up over the past few days, and I also just learned that China also claims the territory, much like does with the islands in the South China Sea that Japan also claims. Kind of crazy isn't it, what people will do for land, or rather their egos. The Syrian Rebels seem to continue to make ground slowly, as the world begins to creepingly galvanize behind them at long last. Who knows though at this point what will really happen, but I'm still cheering for the rebels and all of those that long for equal freedom and liberties. Yeah I know that's a lot of news, but what can I say....it was a very slow day for me. So I finally got around to watching a film called Margin Call. It has been high on my list of films to watch for a long time, mainly because of the stellar cast that is in it. Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, and Penn Badgley. It is a performance based film, so don't think that you're going to watch it and get an epic plot and story that has you weeping or biting your nails. Basically it is about a company that manages its looming disaster financially in conjunction with the 2008 financial crisis, and how all of that goes down. It isn't pretty, and the ending is weak, but I have to say that the performances by Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, and Kevin Spacey make it all worth it. Those three men made the film, while the rest of the people I named increased the awesome factor of those three men. It's a little slow, but yeah, I would definitely watch it again. And if you are the type of person that enjoys excellent character driven films then you will certainly like this as well. I'm giving it an "Admirable Ability." It could have been a whole lot better with a much more satisfying ending. Have an excellent weekend everyone.

Margin Call Trailer

Margin Call Scene with Jeremy Irons & Kevin Spacey

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