Review: Tower Heist

When a group of hard working guys find out they’ve fallen victim to a wealthy business man’s Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

This turned out to be even better then I expected, and it is something that a lot of people can relate to. With the financial crisis taking place around the world a lot of investment companies and financial individuals were discovered to be complex Ponzi schemes so this movie hits an interesting spot. In this case Alan Alda was that business man, I still know him as Captain Peirce from M*A*S*H, and Ben Stiller worked in his hotel and he asked to have the retirement fund of all the staff to be invested by him which disappears. Eddie Murphy is back, and he was hilarious in the movie, now this is the Eddie Murphy Raw! The real actor from the 80s, not the toned down family movie guy for the past two decades. The movie is entertainment on constant pace, with a lot of interesting characters, and never gets boring with a few interesting surprises. If you haven’t seen the movie then you should.

Link: IMDB

Review: Tropic Thunder

Its been a while since I have seen a movie as funny as this, there is nothing that could describe the amount of creativity and pure comedy that has been poured into it. The story is simple, these actors are almost at the end of their carears, one is a comedian, one is a rock star, one is oscar winner, and one is a rapper, and a few others tagging along. They are trying to make a movie like Platoon but the director gets slaughtered by all these mega-star divas so he decides to put them in the real thing yet they think its a movie until its too late. Robert Downey Jr. was nothing short of amazing in this movie, I was laughing my head off.