Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby

OK, so it seems like I don’t bother to post unless we go to a movie. Tough. I’ll get better. :)

Anyhow, Brooke and I went to Talladega Nights on Saturday… You know, Will Farrell’s rip on NASCAR? Totally worthwhile, especially if you watch NASCAR, or have been to a race. A lot of fun. The sons completely cracked me up – though they certainly would have been beaten into the ground were they mine.

Lord of War…

So the wife and I watched Lord of War last night. It was actually pretty good, and if you’re anything of a history buff kind of person, it’s quite interesting to note that the movie facts (such as dates, many people, expenditures, etc.) were real. I had no idea as to how much money was spent by warlords in Africa, but now I do.

You can read up on it over at IMDB. Some pretty cool little things noted over there:

According to Andrew Niccol, the filmmakers worked with actual gunrunners in the making of the film. The tanks lined up for sale were owned by a gunrunner who had to have them back to sell to another country. They used a real stockpile of over 3,000 AK-47s because it was cheaper than getting prop guns. The gunrunners were more cooperative and efficient than the studio or the crew.

That last line is a killer.  “The gunrunners were more cooperative and efficient than the studio or the crew.”  I love it.  Anyhow, I’d give it a thumbs up.