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Seraphim Falls [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Liam Neeson
Seraphim Falls [DVD] DVD ~ Liam Neeson
5.0 out of 5 stars not what you expect, 14 Aug 2014
I give this five stars because this movie really surprised me, positively, on several fronts.
First, I had never heard of it and saw it purely by luck, I had no idea what it was about.
Second, it starts really strongly and keeps it up (pretty much, but I will not spoil your fun). Action scenes are amazing, and the scenery is beautiful.
Third, Pierce Brosnan is really far from his usual polished roles here, he convincingly plays a gritty character.
Fourth, there are several "offbeat" characters in this movie, like the Indian towards the end, I found that quite good.
Fifth, the last third of the film took me by surprise, and the ending was not what I expected (I will… Read more
White House Down [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Channing Tatum
White House Down [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Channing Tatum
I don t know why they make two different movies, at the same time, on the same subject, but both this one and "Olympus" are well worth watching for pure fun. Many others have compared this to Die Hard, and indeed it is. I would say "white house" is indeed more fun than Olympus, there are more jokes, weird scenes, but both pack full action (and implausible plots - but who cares). The Washington DC views are quite impressive (having just been there on vacation to visit, it was an added bonus). Have a look at this, you will have a good time.
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C. J. Box
5.0 out of 5 stars One to read, 12 Aug 2014
My third book from this author and the best so far compared to "the highway" and "blue heaven". This story is absolutely gripping, mostly because it is very hard to see where this is headed until quite far in the book. There is a part in Berlin where I realised what this was about, but until then I was on the edge on my seat. The characters are great, some amazing (the Uncle, Cody Hoyt - making his first appearance). I must say the end - and the detailed plot revelations - require some suspension of disbelief. Also, as a European myself, the part in Berlin is very grating with the stereotypes (and inaccuracies). However this thriller really thrilled me, what else to ask? 5 stars and I… Read more

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