Sunday, January 25, 2009

Turn the River

There are not many movies that are about billiards -- guess it is kind of hard to do a film that can keep an interest from the audience. There have been some great movies such as The Hustler and The Color of Money that will always be known.

There was another billiard movie that was released in 2007, but never made it big. The title of the movie is, "Turn the River" - that definitely peaked my interest. It sounds like a poker movie and it seems to have a "Rounders" feel to it on the previews.

Framke Janssen (also in X-Men) stars in the movie as a pool hustler. She's a really gorgeous brunette, but has a down to earth look about her as well. I could see someone like her as a real hustler type, the kind that noone would suspect. She looks like a badass on the table too! The preview looked great, so I am in the process of downloading it now (at 30%), so should be able to watch it in the next hour or two. It's a little slow since there are not many seeds.

While it's downloading, I'm going to make a fruit salad with mandarin oranges, grapes, apples, kiwi, pineapple and strawberries with a splash of OJ in it to keep it yummy. Then I can curl up on the sofa, play the movie and enjoy a nice chilled salad. I'm looking forward to it.

3 comments:

whall said...

I really enjoyed "pool hall junkies" with Christoper Walken and a couple of nobodies. It seemed a lot more real than the Hustler or Color of Money.

Fruit salad. yummy-yummy.
Fruit salad. yummy-yummy.

Ren said...

I just wanted to say that at first glance I thought that was you on that DVD cover. It took me a couple of seconds to realize it was actually Famke Janssen.

starryjgal said...

@whall: I agree...you should check out this one too. It's not a GREAT movie, but a good movie if you have a love for billiards. She's a cute girl too - so who can't not watch a cute girl kicking some butt on the table.
@Ren: I could ONLY wish to be here. Set goals Jen, set goals! Check out the movie Ren.