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The Objective

Wednesday 03/18/2009 12:01 AM

Saw a really cool movie. A “right up Peter's alley” type of flick. It's called The Objective and you're probably going to have a hard time watching it right now. It's not really in any theatres and it's not out on DVD until June. Depending on your cable/satellite provider you might be able to watch it On Demand (here in Tallahassee we can watch in On Demand for $6.99 in the IFC Films section).

To be fair, I don't think I can be completely honest telling you even what genre it is without spoiling part of the movie. Damnit, I might've said too much already.

Here's the setup. A CIA officer returns to Afghanistan in the early days after 9/11 in order to track down a religious leader, Mohammed Aban, who has sworn his allegiance to the United States. The CIA officer is assigned a small group of about seven special forces troops and with the help of a local guide they travel deep into the Afghan mountains in order to record an oath of loyalty from Aban.

First their radios stop working. Then their maps seem to be wrong. Things pretty much go downhill from there.

The CIA guy does voiceover/diary thing throughout the movie that is very reminiscent of Apocalypse Now.

Great flick.

And in other news, Candy and I scored some sweet tickets to the Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction show (they're calling it the NIN|JA tour) in Tampa coming up in May. We're gonna drive down on a Friday night, play in Tampa/St. Pete all day Saturday and then go to the show at the Ford Ampitheatre.

If you're really bored and want to see something cool, go to the web site for the ampitheatre (below) and click the link labeled “3D Seating Chart”. Then plug in our section (5) and our row (F), and then you'll get to see our view of the stage from our seats. Here's the link:

Pretty cool, eh?

Link of the Day: The Objective

File Under: Candy; Link of the Day; Movies; Nine Inch Nails; Tampa
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