Nightcrawler 11/1/2014

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

Q-Tips say:
See it! We liked it! No, it is not a movie for little ones. Jack Gyllenhaal is at his best and perhaps “creepiest” in Nightcrawler – right along with the obnoxious news media. Great movie we saw on Halloween – perfect, indeed. Mrs. Q says: the news media’s slogan is: If it bleeds it leads (it gets the lead story).

Mrs. Q says: did not know there was an underbelly in LA and as always, there were some segments where she said, “I don’t believe this” – such as when he is driving 100 MPH and never gets a ticket – Hello!

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