Staying home with a borderline burn out has its perks. 1) I get to sleep in. 2) I get to make up the pace of my day. And 3.) I can watch tv series and movies to my heart’s content. I’ve been going with TV series mostly as my concentration lasts roughly one hour after which I need to do something else. But I’ve also watched a few movies. I went mostly with not so heavy topics and easy to watch movies. Anything too dramatic, scary or longwinded I simply cannot handle at the moment.
1.) Now you see me, Now you don’t
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. IMDB: 7.3
I saw this trailer and thought this would be a great movie. The trailer and any synopsis of the story however only focus on roughly the first 20 minutes of the movie. There is a bit more to the movie, yet it also leaves some gaps at the end. Just an easy breezy story that will keep you entertained with elaborate magic tricks and men fighting an old feud. My verdict: 7.5.
2. Despicable Me 2
Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. IMDB: 7.6
Having loved the first installment, I couldn’t wait to see this. I was a bit disappointed though. It was a bit repetitive in comparison with number 1 and I found the first 30 minutes or so very funny, but after that it got a bit predictable and not as funny. The minions are still great though and there are plenty of laughs to be gotten, but it’s just not as funny as the first one. My verdict: 6.5.
3. Fast & the furious 6
Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all. IMDB: 7.2
Part 6 to this series that has not yet bored me. I loved the fact that Lety is back and I just love the sense of humor in these as well as the eye candy in both the cars and the men of course. If you like fast cars and want to reminisce the gorgeousness that is Paul Walker (R.I.P.) then this is for you. My verdict: 7.5.
4. Hunger Games Catching Fire
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. IMDB: 7.9
Another follow up to movie one. Where the first Hunger Games movie was just drab and left me going: huh, what happened to the book, this definitely makes up for that horrible first attempt of bringing Katniss Everdeen and Panem to life. The acting was better, the storyline worked a lot better on screen and it was made a lot better overall. I do suggest you read the book first as it allows you to follow the reasoning of the storyline a lot better. My verdict: 8.0.
5. Behind the Candelabra
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted. IMDB: 7.1
When I read the story to this movie, I thought it could be interesting, but didn’t give it much thought. Then the acting by Matt Damon and Michael Douglas got tons of praise and that is what made me want to watch it. The story is quite shocking with Liberace’s young lover undergoing surgery to look more like his younger self and becoming addicted to drugs as a result and losing everything in the end. But also the story of how lonely fame can be. My verdict: 7.5.
What movies have you watched lately? Any tips?