Movie Review ~ One for the Money

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Action / Comedy, Released in 2012, Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata

Unemployed Stephanie Plum blackmails her cousin Vincent into giving her a job as a skip tracer for his bail-bond business. Her first major assignment is to find and take in a local cop, who just happens to be a past romantic entanglement of Stephanie’s.

 

My opinion? It was funny, maybe a little more so because I know the whole story (the movie is based on the book by the same name by Janet Evanovich.) I thought there wasn’t enough screen time for Grandma Mazer, but then I didn’t think that Debbie Reynolds pulled off Mazer all that well. As I read the books I pictured Estelle Getty in the role, but Betty White could have pulled it off, probably even better.

Movie Review ~ Morning Glory

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Romance / Comedy, Released in 2010, Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

A young morning show producer is let go from a job and struggles to find another,  She manages to land a position on a failing network morning show, only to learn why it’s failing. She struggles with a new anchor and trying to make it work until she’s told the show has six weeks left, it’s being cancelled. Desperate, she makes a deal to bring ratings up and keep the show running, but can she manage it?

 

I enjoyed this, it was fun and funny. The breathy voice that Harrison did throughout was a bit much but over all it was good.

Movie Review ~ Cowboys & Aliens

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Action / Thriller, Released in 2011, Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

A spaceship full of aliens arrives in nineteenth century Arizona to take over the Earth. They start with capturing people to discover their weaknesses, but have the misfortune to capture the wrong man, Jake Lonergan. When he wakes up with a strange metallic thing on his wrist and no memory of how it got there, or his life before, he starts investigating. Once he realizes what’s going on he knows what he has to do… but who will win? Jake or the Aliens?

 

We enjoyed it. there were a few recognizable faces and, to me, lots of recognizable landmarks and historical mentions. A little strange but still good.

Christmas is over

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The hubster has gone back to work after 10 days off. The kids still have another 4 days at home, but things are finally starting to get back to normal.
I’ve spent much of the last ten days working on learning to fully use my new Kindle Fire, and waiting for amazon to make the wordpress app availible for it in their aneroid market. As of this post, they still haven’t,  however I have found a way to side load it, and it’s working great.
The other major project I’ve been working on is a final edit of a book for publication, as well as getting my author sites and profiles up all over the Internet. I’ve learnedly that there’s as much networking to publishing and selling your work as there is writing and editing.
I still have lots to get done, and the time to get it done is shrinking as my deadline looms.

Movie Review ~ Green Lantern

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Action / Adventure, released in 2011, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard.

A test pilot with a history of risky behavior is chosen by an alien ring that gives him amazing powers. But is he willing to do what needs to be done? Or is it just to hard, will he quit before he finishes his training?

 

Not bad, not wonderful. Entertaining and fast moving but nothing deep and moving.

Movie Review ~ Armageddon

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Action / Adventure, released in 1998, Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck

When a giant asteroid is on a collision course with earth NASA comes up with a plan to save the planet. But the problem is getting the person who can do the job. Harry Stamper and his crew of roughnecks are recruited to fly to the asteroid and drill a hole for a bomb to split it so it will miss the earth, but can they do it?

 

This has long been one of my favorite movies. While Bruce Willis’s acting wasn’t the best in the film, the roll was. It strongly reminds me of John Wayne’s roll in Hellfighters.

Movie Review ~ Batman Begins

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Action / Drama, Released in 2005, Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe

Bruce Wayne has watched his home, the city his father loved turn into a crime riddled wasteland as he grew up. Now, as an adult, he decides to become the hero that Gotham needs. But can he keep from being defeated by his old mentor?

 

I’ve enjoyed this version of the old tale since I first saw it. It’s a new twist on the old story that I watch over and over.

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