Friday, April 04, 2008


I saw the movie 21 a couple of nights ago...

"Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who needing to pay school tuition finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the schools most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) leading the way, theyve cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isnt illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos menacing enforcer: Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne). 21 is inspired by the true story of the very brightest young minds in the country and how they took Vegas for millions."

Jefferey Ma, one of the MIT students that this movie (and the book Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich) is based off of actually has a cameo in the movie. He plays one of the Planet Hollywood dealers.
While this movie was pretty good with some nice visual effects and a good ending, what I really liked about it was Jim Sturgess, who was cast as the movie's main protagonist, Ben Cambelle. I've loved Sturgess since I saw him in Across the Universe, and his acting in Across the Universe and 21 is awesome. Even though he's British he does an American accent flawlessly. I can't wait to see what other movies he's going to be in.

In other, Twilight related news:

Go vote for Stephenie on TIME Magazine's 100 Newsmakers!!,28804,1725112_1723512_1723880,00.html Go, Go, Go! She's at the Number 2 slot! And we can't let some stupid Korean pop star beat her! ...Wow...I'm so obsessed.


mella-marie said...


They're nice intials. They're smooth but sharp. I mean if one of your names began with...S. It would just look wrong.

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xXxVynnxXx said...

It is!!

Beachbum said...

hey Alannah,
just so you know, you might want to delete the comment from kazilar. it seems like some sort of virus. idk. you probably don't want that sort of thing on your blog. anyway, i really want to see that movie. and i voted for her. talk to you later.

Beachbum said...

hey alannah,
i don't know if this is how delete comments on your blog but this is how i have the settings. do you see the little trash can under the date? if you click on that you can get rid of it.
and thank you, i'm feeling alot better than i was last night. you are a genuine person and you don't know how much it means to me that you cared i was upset. thanx. bye.

Alannah said...

Thanks for telling me how to delete the spam comment! I can't believe I didn't notice that little garbage can thingy before! Anyway, its been deleted.

Kat said...

boo! hiya. love your blog!

griffinrider said...

the movie sounds...interesting. i never really understood gambling. sounds really stupid to me.

mella-marie said...




I am going to go see it. Now.