Friday, June 8, 2012


This thriller was a fast paced, enjoyable escape about a girl with a history. She was abducted years ago and been haunted by the experience ever since. But here's the twist, the cops don't believe her, they treat her like "the girl who cried wolf" so when her sister goes missing she has a difficult time ralleying the troops and has to take matters into her own hands, something law enforcement frown on.

A great escape movie with all you'd expect from the genre.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Man On A Ledge

I got the movie this week and asked my married daughter and her husband if they wanted to watch it. "No, did you see the previews, it looks boring, it's just about a guy standing on a building."

And on the surface, that's what it's about...but this movie is anything but boring. The storytelling is exciting and well crafted.

Sam Worthington (Avatar) is no stranger to action and he gets a few scenes in flashbacks that are pretty spectacular.

Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock regular) plays the negotiator trying to talk the jumper down and does a believable job as the cop who lost a negotiation with a jumper only a month ago.

Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) was an underused and underdeveloped character in the movie, they could have done more with her and I was really expecting more. And I thought the cop ex-partner played by Anthony Mackie was played well but could have been developed more.

But, this is not a boring movie, and it's not just about a guy standing on a building. Give this one a try!