Review: The Tourist

American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty who drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage while traveling through Europe. When Frank met Elise (Angelina Jolie) on the train, he thought it was a chance encounter. Little did Frank realize it was all part of a much bigger plan, one that would soon find him dodging bullets through both the historic streets of Paris and the winding canals of Venice. Now, the faster Frank and Elise run, the more intense their romance grows.

I kept hearing a lot of buzz around this movie, and I always go to any movie that stars Johnny Depp. People talked about Angelina Jolie that she is the star of the show but I’m a bit tired of her these days, she is over hyped and some of her movies haven’t been to great. Together they did a really good job of playing off each other and pulling the storyline together and Johnny Depp did a fantastic job playing the dumb American, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for the guy and he kept getting into trouble. The movie was and ended with a great twist, and I really like how from the halfway point to the end of the movie it was energetic, full of action, and fun.

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Review: District 13:Ultimatum

Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary

District B13 is a gritty, high-flying, no-holds-barred thrill ride. The acrobatic Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle are back with their brand of Parkour ass-kicking to try to save the roughest district of Paris. Cop and criminal, working together, they take on a government that is one button-press away from blowing up their home.The action is a high energy combination of leaps, flips, fights, and car stunts. Never boring, always ridiculous, and constantly fun. One of the most intense action movies I have seen in a while, with a decent story line but the parkour martial arts really makes up for it and the dynamic range of characters.

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Review: From Paris With Love

In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city. Rhys Meyers plays the James Reece the secretary of the Ambassador also moonlighting as the helper of the special ops, doing odd jobs and their paper work. Until he is introduced to Wax (Travolta), a nut case with a gun who is given a mission to take care of and Reece is his partner on this machine. They go on to blow up places, shoot people, take drugs and Reece doesn’t have a clue whats going on. Travolta’s charisma with this character is fantastic, he is just as funny as he is insane, a bad guy who is doing the dirty work for the right reasons and dragging his partner along. An entertaining movie with a slightly more serious plot towards the end, but still fun.

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