The Hit Man and I

Recently I was looking through my Netflix queue and trying to find more interesting things to watch. Netflix likes to make suggestions based on other things you've watched in the past and I was amused to discover... I watch a lot of movies about assassins, spies, criminal geniuses, and gormless crooks.And the quirkier the better.

A few nights ago Mr. Kat and I watched Wild Target, a rather silly English film starring Bill Nighy (who played Davy Jones in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies) and Rupert Grint (whom you may know as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) and Emily Blunt (title role in The Young Victoria).

It was quite silly and reminded me of another couple of goofy hit-man films we'd seen: Assassin in Love, The Whole Nine Yards, You Kill Me, and Grosse Point Blank Obviously we're into sex and violence--especially if it's silly.

Yes, I know.... I like films about people doing people in and making it funny. But I like films about bad guys with a heart of gold, even when it's not funny, too. I loved The Professional, even before the recut--and I swear it's the only thing that keeps me believing Natalie Portman is actually a good actress in spite of the Star Wars fiasco. I even like the films where no one's nice; I've seen The Day of the Jackal and The Eiger Sanction. I've seen every James Bond film ever made in English--including part of the first made-for TV version in black and white. I've watched Hardboiled and The Replacement Killers. I've seen Boondock Saints and Collateral. And of course, RED.

And I have to admit, I have a preference for films that have tough women and quirky senses of humor and... well... guns:

Really what's not to love?


B.E. Sanderson said…
"Don't tease me. You know what I do for a living." I love Grosse Point Blank. I've never seen the other movies, but if they're anything like GPB, I'll have to check them out.
K.A. Stewart said…
Anytime I can see Helen Mirren say, with a very sweet smile, "I kill people, dear." It's been a good day.
Kat Richardson said…
I can hardly wait for the sequel!
Anonymous said…
Grosse Point Blank is one of my favorites.
The Big Hit is really good with Mark Wahlberg
Anonymous said…
Oh yay, someone else who's seen Assassin in Love! I adore that movie. Bonus for the geek crowd, the actor who plays the other assassin (Bjorn) in the film is playing Jaime Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones. :)
ceebee308 said…
Well, Kudos to you, Kat! After all, assassins are people too! :)
Becky LeJeune said…
Ooh, I thought Wild Target was so fun. I'm glad to see someone else has discovered it! GPB is one of my faves!

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