a movie threefer

Hey there! I had a delightful 4-day weekend. I didn’t write anything, except for the notes for the next book. Why? What can I say? I have a short attention span. I’ll get to the book this week.

I have 3, yes count them 3 movies, so I’m keeping the “reviews” short and sweet. I have stuff to do and I don’t like to prattle on endlessly, anyway.

Taken 2

Taken

Description from IMB: ”In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.”

I liked the first Taken. I did not love this movie. The dialog seemed unnatural. The acting wasn’t great, including Liam Neeson, who I usually think does an okay job. He wasn’t into it. Parts of the movie were laughably cheesy/unrealistic. If I had known what I know now, I would have skipped this movie altogether.

Taken 2 gets a D-.

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Tower Heist

Tower

Description from IMDB: “When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.”

Tower Heist is very funny. It features such comedic names as Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Matthew Broderick. The list goes on with many familiar faces. Téa Leoni is in this, too. I haven’t seen her in anything recently. I thought the pacing was a tad slow, but a great movie otherwise.

Tower Heist gets an A-.

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One for the Money

Money

Description from IMDB: “Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.”

I read the Stephanie Plum books. Not all of them because who the hell could keep up? They come out faster than I read. One for the Money was the first, if I remember correctly. The movie was quite entertaining. The characters seemed somewhat diluted from what they were in the books but still interesting. This was good. I approve.

One for the Money gets an A-.

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3 comments on “a movie threefer

  1. I hadn’t seen Taken 2, but I think I’m going to steer clear until television. You’ve perked my interest in Tower Heist. Thanks.

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