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Film Review: Salt

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schrieber

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Well today, I decided to go to the mall to check out the movie, “Salt”. It is finally here. I did a little shopping for myself. Picked up, “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” video game that was only 20 dollars, I also picked up the DVD for “Batman: Under the Red Hood” animated movie that just came out, so I’m looking forward to that. I also picked up a music instructional book from Barnes & Noble, a book that teaches how to write songs better and improve your craft. See? I’m getting serious in trying to improve as a musician, I’ll talk more about that another time. Anyway, on with the review:

Plot/Synopsis: CIA Officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is accused of being a Russian Spy, so she is being hunted down by CIA officials and she must try to escape arrest, so she can find her missing husband. There is a project called, “Day X” which is being organized by a Russian that could destroy the United States. There is somebody out there that wants to kill the President, and she is out there to save the President and the United States.

Yes, some of the movie was filmed in Albany, N.Y. Just the car chase scene in the highways. I can see why the film makers were interested in filming this scene in Albany. They needed highway bridges that were right next to each other, which one bridge higher than the other. That way Angelina’s character can jump to one truck to another on a bridge. Albany had cool highway bridges to do that scene with and it worked with the script. That’s why they decided to film the scene in Albany. That car chase scene was a breathtaking edge of your seat ride. I love car chases in action movies but I think this is one of the best car chases I’ve seen in a long time.

Anyway, this is not why I was dying to see the movie. The reason why I was looking forward to it is because, I’m a huge fan of Angelina Jolie. I’ve been a fan of hers way back. Ever since the days when she wasn’t all that popular. Plus, the movie itself looked great to me. And it was great. It’s not only Angelina’s best action film, it’s one of the best action films I’ve seen in a while. Why? It has a good cast. The writing was really good, I loved the plot. They did a good job on the script. The acting was good. You know how most action flicks today, the acting of the cast is terrible? Well the acting isn’t bad in this film at all. NO CGI EFFECTS. People are fed up with CGI in action films. I didn’t see any of that here. Most of the stunts in “Salt”, were done for real. Even Angie herself did most of her own stunts. She even did the truck scenes herself. Except, I’m sure she didn’t jump off a truck and onto another one next to a bridge, I’m sure she had to use stunt double on that one. The music score kept the movie entertaining. Sounds effects were great. Best of all, the film had nonstop action, all the way through.

I wasn’t bored with the film at all. Even though the film is short, it was a perfect action movie all around. I think the best part of the movie was Chiwetel Ejiofor being part of the cast. I think Chiwetel did the best acting. That guy is such an awesome actor, he is so underrated. He will become a recognizable star sooner or later. If you don’t know who Chiwetel Ejiofor is, he too is a martial artist. You might know Chiwetel from the movie, “Red Belt”.

I think there is definitely going to be a sequel to “Salt”, ’cause the ending just left open for another story. Like, the movie just ended right there, not finishing a story. So that’s definitely a “…to be continued”. I’m glad Tom Cruise didn’t star in this flick, ’cause if he never pulled out of the film, it wouldn’t be as successful. Angie was a perfect choice. I like Angie in action movies and I like her in drama films as well. Angie can do any genre that throws at her. Like her or not, she’s a talented actress and can do everything.

Score for “Salt” = **** (4 stars in “excellent”)


Report: Angelina Jolie shows up early at San Diego Comic-Con…

There’s Angelina Jolie herself at San Diego Comic Con. She made a surprise early appearance at the convention today. She just showed up out of no where, walked through the crowd herself. And yes, Brad is there with her, of course.

More on it here:


Angelina has always been my favorite actress for years, still love her. I’m looking forward to seeing “Salt” and will see it next week.


Report: Angelina Jolie is going to San Diego Comic Con, confirmed…


Lots of rumours and speculation hits the internets that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both maybe at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to help promote “Salt”, the action spy thriller. It is confirmed that Angelina will indeed be there to promote “Salt”, in person.

Not sure if Brad will be there though, he probably will. Maybe Brangelina and their kids will be at Comic Con to help celebrate the other movies being celebrated at the panels. I’m sure Brad will be there to support her.

More on it here:


Brad and Angelina maybe a weird couple because of their super stardom, but I’ve admired both of their works for years. I’ve seen Angelina’s movies for years and watched Brad’s films for years too. Brad’s been in many great movies. Some of my favorites he’s been in are: “Inglourious Basterds”, The Ocean’s trilogy, “Fight Club”, “Sleepers”, “12 Monkeys”, “Legends of the Fall”, “Kalifornia”, and that’s about it. No, I still haven’t seen, “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” yet.


Cool Video: “Salt” with Angelina Jolie trailer is here…

Finally the first official teaser trailer for Angelina Jolie’s “Salt”. Hits the web. At first I was a little worried about this film, thinking it was going to be no good. Finally, having to see the trailer, I’m very impressed. Looks to be a great action ride and I’m looking forward to see this. All you local Albany people may find some of the locations in the trailer familiar, ’cause some of the film was filmed in Albany. Mostly the car chases in the highway scenes were filmed in Albany, you can see Albany in the trailer pretty clear here and it’s very cool! Another huge movie filmed in our area! Consider me there at the theaters when it comes out!



Yep, Angelina Jolie is in Albany, N.Y. filming “Salt”, and I have the pics to prove it!!!

Damn it, another website already got the exclusive pics before I did. 😦 Oh well. Yes, the real Angie Jolie is in Albany filming the scenes in “Salt”. It’s a spy movie and she’s undercover, that’s why she’s wearing weird clothes. She’s wearing a long coat and a winter’s hat in the hot days of Spring?

You can see pics of Angie working with a stunt woman here. Yep, Angie is in town, I think that’s really her. It’s hard to tell because of the makeup she’s wearing and the coat, and hat but I can tell it’s really her. Yep, the real Angelina in Albany, N.Y.!!!!

Enjoy the pics. I’ll be on the lookout for more! 🙂


Brock is asking the Capital District a favor, Angelina’s “Salt” in Albany related…

For those that live in Albany and has taken pictures of the film locations on the Highway roads of Albany…or if Angelina Jolie actually did come to Albany and if you shot pictures of her in town, e-mail them to me at:


And I’ll post ’em right up here in this blog. I’d like to be the first to grab hold of those pics before other movie sites pick ’em up.

Thanks if you could do this.


Report: Angelina Jolie to come to Albany to film “Salt”?

I guess Angelina’s character is scripted for Albany, N.Y. after all.

This article says on the first day of shooting of “Salt” in Albany, Angelina was not there that day, they were using stunt double Angelina look alikes to play her character instead.

See this article here:


So this means, that the real Angelina herself may come to Albany to film her scenes there. She’s in New York City right now, and it’s not a long drive to Albany from New York.

If she does come to Albany, does this mean Brad Pitt will come along with her too? How do you like that? The biggest couple in America in the Capital District? We can only cross our fingers. 🙂


Report: Brangelina to be New Yorker’s…for a while at least…

You think the most powerful couple and richest people in the world would NOT want to live in a small craphole area of New York State? Well think again. Yes,  you heard that right, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and their children will be moving to Long Island, New  York for a while, not permanently.

The couple have bought a 22,000-square-foot mansion in a private cove along the Long Island North shore. The only reason the couple is moving to New York State for a while is so Angie can film her next movie “Salt”, which is being filmed in Long Island.

More on it here:


For those living in Long Island, good luck on trying to meet Brad and Angelina when they’re out in town. You’d be lucky to meet them if you can!!!


Report: Angelina Jolie’s “Salt” to have a mix of drama and action…

In Angelina’s acting career, she has always been known to have two different personalities. One is when she stars in a serious drama film, when her acting gets serious and emotional. The other personality, is when she stars in a big action flick and she’s the sexy star in it. The producer of the film explains that her next film “Salt” is going to have a mix of both.

MTV Movies Blog reports:


I’ve always wanted to see her in a movie like that where she brings in both the drama and the action.

Her movie “The Bone Collector” released back in ’99 which she stars with Denzel Washington is kind of a mix of action/drama, but that film is more of a thriller though.

She never really had a role where she brings in drama/action and sex all at the same time. Great idea. Angelina is an actress, I’ve always admired my entire life. I look forward to anything she does.

I’ll admit she has starred in some pretty shitty movies, but some of her stuff is really really really good like “Gia”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “Girl Interupted”, “A Mighty Heart” and she had a great role in “The Good Shepherd”. Those were the best films she’s starred in, the rest of ’em are okay, pretty good and she had some shitty ones as well.

I just enjoy watching her films for eye candy and enjoy watching her acting talent, I’m kind of addicted to her.


Report: Angelina Jolie officially confirmed for “Salt”…

Since Tom Cruise is no longer attached to “Edwin A. Salt”, sources say that film makers were in negotiations with Angelina Jolie to play the leading role. Rumours were swirling that she is no longer attached as well, but this article here confirms that she is signed to the role. The movie is now re-titled “Salt” due to a gender change of the leading character. The leading character was written as male, but now they changed it to female.

Filming of “Salt” that stars Angelina Jolie is aimed to begin in February of 2009.

More on it here:


Hope they make her hot looking in this one. Look like another action thriller for Angie. I like her more in action thrillers than drama films.