Friday, July 23, 2010

"From Paris With Love"

... shoot'm up action movie with John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Myers.  Jonathan is the US Ambassador's personal assistant assigned by a "Government Agency".  He longs for something more that involves more covert action.  After a comical stunt that involved planting a bug in a foreign diplomat's office, Jonathan is partnered with John Travolta, a Field Agent with attitude and lots of bullets!  Their mission is to thwart a terrorist attack on delegate to a summit being held in Paris.
Skip this one as a first date movie because of all the violent shoot'm up scenes.  But,for movie goers who enjoy action and shoot'm up scenes, check it out on your own.  Really liked the Myers-Travolta pairing and the "impossible" shots being made!


Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, and Anthony Hopkins play main characters in this rendition of a werewolf movie.  Storyline was promising but the movie tended to be slow and long winded.  Wait on this one as a first date movie rental.  PS: Pay attention to the Inspector's voice, it is the actor that played Mr. Smith in the Matrix.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"She's Out Of My League"

... comedy about a young "nerdy" man who meets, dates, and eventually becomes the love interested of a hot blond woman!  His buddies, family, and strangers cannot believe she is with him.  Her friends, family, and others think the same.  That said, there is chemistry in their relationship.

Funny movie and a safe first date movie especially how everything works out in the end.  Check it out when you get a chance!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

"Despicable Me"

Animated movie with Steve Carrel playing the evil villain Gru.  On a quest to steal the moon, Gru concocts a plan:
  • Steal a Shrinking Gun,
  • Fly to the moon in a rocket
  • Shrink the moon
  • And then, ransom it for money.
Things start out well when he steals the Shrinking Gun; however, he soon loses it to a rival villain named Vector!  To steal it back, Gru enlists three orphaned girls who sell cookies.... Cookies that Vector likes!
Funny movie that the kids will like.  Enjoyed the storyline, really liked the "Minions", and the girls' characters play well against Gru's evilness.  Safe first date movie.  Just be ready to watch in a theater with lots of children.

"The Spy Next Door"

Jackie Chan plays a Chinese spy on loan to the CIA.  Robin Wright Penn is his significant other or at least, soon to be wife!  That is, if he can get past her three kids who think he is a "geek" pen salesman - Jackie's cover while he waits for his assignments.
Funny story with an expected happy ending since it is a Disney movie.  Not a bad rental but would wait for a rainy day to watch this one.  PS:  George Lopez and Billy Ray Cyrus play CIA agents that Jackie works with....

"Green Zone"

Matt Damon plays an Army Warrant Officer and ordinance expert on a mission to find weapons of mass destruction.  Together with his team, they search location after location without success.  Parallel to this effort is a cover up by a Government Agency led by Greg Kinnear.
Was hoping for a Jason Bourne movie pace given the movie director is the same one from the franchise.  Came away with a slow and plodding storyline.  Would hold on watching this one as a first date movie.

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