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New Release Tuesday – 1/15/13

14 Jan

Taken 2

Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a “particular set of skills” who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from kidnappers. When the father of one of the villains Bryan killed swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape. Bryan then employs his unique tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers, one by one. — (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

Taken 2 wasn’t as bad as everyone said it was, it just wasn’t really that good either.  You are basically watching the same movie all over again.  if you liked the first and are an action buff, you will enjoy Liam Neeson kick ass one more time.

Steve’s Take

I’ve always had the feeling that this movie was sorta like The Hangover and The Hangover 2. Most people didn’t like
the second showing because it was so much like the first and their expectations were high. Liam is Liam. He’s worth the price of admission!

The Possesion

Based on a true story, The Possession is the terrifying account of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. — (C) Lionsgate

Scott’s Take

I was actually looking forward to seeing The Possesion when it hit theaters last year.  Boy was I wrong.  This one is not scary and borders on boring for most of it’s run time.  Definitely don’t buy this one.  If you must, rent it.

Steve’s Take

This never seemed like my cup of tea. I’ll pass on this one – I have other things to do with my boredom (Call of Duty).

To Rome with Love

To Rome with Love is a kaleidoscopic comedy movie set in one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The film brings us into contact with a well-known American architect reliving his youth; an average middle-class Roman who suddenly finds himself Rome’s biggest celebrity; a young provincial couple drawn into separate romantic encounters; and an American opera director endeavoring to put a singing mortician on stage. — (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Scott’s Take

A rare Woody Allen misfire. To Rome with Love is not worth your time.

Steve’s Take

Sometimes I will cherry-pick a movie until I find out what Scotty thinks about it. This is one of them. I’m
out.

Next Week

That’s all we have this week.  Next week we have the buddy cop thriller End of Watch.  Have a great week everyone!

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