Monday, May 18, 2015

Blood, Etc Blogfest

When I saw the blogfest on Alex and Heather’s respective blogs, I didn't need to search for a post. 

Some spoilers.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith. John and Jane have been married five or six years—depending on whom you ask. Their marriage, conceived in deception and lies, is about to fail. After five or six years, the truth explodes like a Fourth of July aerial display and they learn exactly who they married.

Both are assassins employed by competing enterprises.
Secretive and dangerous. And very, very good at their job of killing and lying, especially to each other.

Their respective companies discover the truth first and assign a new job; kill the other. After a muffed attempt at the mutual kill-off, John and Jane learn the truth about their special talents and react with typical finger-pointing:

John: We have an unusual problem here, Jane. You obviously want me dead, and I'm less and less concerned for your well-being.
Jane: [after shooting through a wall at John] Still alive, baby?
But they keep missing their target:                              
John: That's the second time you've tried to kill me today. 
Jane: Oh, come on, it was just a little bomb.
Maybe they have a “...crap marriage...” but love and passion hides behind their feelings of betrayal. They, ahem, make up (this be the boobs part of the post) and come to grips with their past. But their firms are definitely not okay with their acceptance and hire new company assassins to take care of “the problem”.

But John and Jane are great at what they do...killing people:
John: How many? Ok... I'll go first, then. I don't keep exact count, but I'd say, uh, high 50s, low 60s. I mean, I know I've been around the block an all, but...
Jane: 312. 
John: What? How? 
Jane: Some were two at a time.
And they join forces and prevail against their employers.

Great movie with lots of Show rather than Tell. Good humor throughout also, more than what you might think for this grim subject matter.

Now my Gripe/Whine: The makeup sex is, er, rather explicit, at least for PG-13 and TV. I was surprised that they could show it.

Thanks to Heather and Alex for putting on this Blogfest!


  1. I adored this film. What more could you want. Two incredibly good looking people, sex symbols and a great story line, fantastic action, saucy sex scenes...thoroughly enjoyed it. Great choice.


    I'm LOVING this Blogfest!

  2. I've never seen this one, but it sounds like a great concept for dark humor. I have to wonder, though, why their companies wanted them to kill each other?

    1. Competition. Money. Secrets.

      Hey it IS an excellent movie. The humor is well placed and not creepy like it sounds, LOL

  3. I enjoyed that film.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest!

  4. Squeaky floors and locked doors... and this movie was hot!

    Jeremy [THE WOLF]
    Howlin' Wolf Records: On-Line Magazine

    1. I laugh every time he backs over that guy. Sorry, I have a weird sense of humor

  5. This is the movie that brought Angelina and Brad together in real life. He left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina.

    Precious Monsters

  6. Here's one I haven't thought about in years! Great pick for the blogfest. :)

  7. That is a guilty pleasure movie. I love their therapy sessions.

  8. I know I've seen it, but I don't really remember it. That's typical for me though. I do remember enjoying it when I did see it.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

  9. Haven't seen this but it definitely sounds entertaining.

  10. I'll go against the grain and say I couldn;t finish the movie. It was, well ... awful. What can I say?

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Road Trip

  11. I somehow never saw this movie, even though I know it is a classic since the Brangelina thing became a reality. I really wanna watch it sometime. Also, you had me at 'makeup sex' XD Sex scenes have gone extinct from action movies lately. I wonder why.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary

  12. Never saw the movie, I was afraid it might be pretty bad.

  13. Haha, I actually thought about mentioning this one myself. Great choice!

  14. For me, it was entertaining, but it lacked something to make it amazing.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

  15. The make-up sex was deliciously passionate. Yep, great movie. And funny. Good choice.

  16. I did see this. I don't remember much about it, though.

  17. It is a new way to see this matter. It is interesting as well.

  18. I think this movie is hilarious. It's a shame that Brad Pitt left his wife, but the chemistry between Pitt and Jolie is unmistakable. I admire their efforts to make the world a better place.


    1. They also remind me of Willy Dunne Wooters and me.

  19. Hi, visiting from the BBC blogfest. Haven't seen this one, but sounds great fun. Like the concept and the humour. Thanks for the reco.

  20. I loved this movie! It was great fun and Brad and Angelina were perfect.

  21. Missed this when it came out and always meant to go back and watch it... I really will this time! :)

  22. I'm glad you wrote about this movie because I've always wanted to see it but the times that it has come on cable, I was into watching something else and didn't bother recording it. Maybe I will now, thanks to your post. Happy BB&C!
    Michele at Angels Bark

  23. This was a great movie. So much fun and snark! Great choice!
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner


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