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Our Tribute to James Gandolfini – The Mexican

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 19, 2013 by mobflix

Our Tribute to james Gandolfini begins with the Mexican.

Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) can’t catch a break. On one side, his mobster boss (Bob Balaban) demands that he travel to Mexico to retrieve a cursed antique gun, or suffer the consequences. On the other side, his girlfriend, Samantha (Julia Roberts), has given him an ultimatum to give up his criminal ways once and for all. Believing that he can only make things right with Samantha if he is alive, Jerry chooses to go after the gun. Finding the cursed piece of metal is easy, but getting it back across the border proves difficult, especially when Samantha is taken hostage by a gay hitman (James Gandolfini).

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Natalie Portman as Matilda in The Professional

Posted in Femme Fatale, Movies with tags , , on January 18, 2009 by mobflix

Femme Fatale Month continues with Natalie Portman as Matilda in The Professional.

Before she was Mrs. Darth Vader, Natalie Portman showed us her acting chops as Matilda.  A Tween girl whose family was killed by corrupt Federal Drug Agents led by Gary Oldman (Harry Potter’s Sirius Black).

Matilda seeks refuge in the apartment of a neighbor after seeing her dead family in her apartment after coming back from running an errand.  The Drug Agents were looking for drug money her Dad stashed in her apartment.  No one was spared in the massacre including her toddler brother.

Turns out, Matilda’s neighbor down the hall is Leon (Jean Reno),  A foreign professional hitman who is the best in his field.  He is swift, ruthless, silent, and almost invisible.  Leon, against his better instincts, takes Matilda under his wing, and teaches her the skill of a hitman in order for Matilda to take revenge for her family.

In the scene above, Leon teaches Matilda sniper basics.  Pay attention to what she says after she fires the blank shot with paint in it at a target jogging in Central Park.

This movie has an incredible shootout scene as well, but Natalie Portman’s performance as Matilda is why she is a Mobflix Femme Fatale.