Saturday, December 21, 2013

Taken 2---Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace

Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is still a retired CIA operative who recently rescued his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) from a gang of Albanian Human Traffickers. In the process of saving his daughter he killed eight of the gang. And, the leader of the Albanian Gang---Murad Krasniqi (Rade Serbedzija) is out for revenge for the death of his son. He has two sons left and he means to keep them, so they remained behind as he the leader travels to Istanbul to carry out his vendetta against Bryan Mills.

As we learned before in Taken that Bryan Mills retired to live near his daughter in California, so this is where he now spends a lot of his time minus various jobs he takes in security all over the world. He still has his best friend Sam (Leland Orser) who he depends on in any emergency.

His ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) who he calls Lenny---is separated from her second husband who turned out---not-so-nice, because he cancelled a trip they planned together as a family to try and mend all the tears in their marriage. So, when Bryan stops to pick-up his daughter Kim for a driving lesson he finds all this out, therefore, being a good person invites them to join him in Istanbul after his job is over and they surprised him by showing up.

This is when their lives become filled with action and the wrong kind of adventure in the nest of heartless criminals---while frantically trying to stay alive. Bryan’s skills and his daughter’s bravery helped to keep them alive. But Murad Krasniqi is out for blood and he wants the family captured so he can take them to his son's burial site and kill them all.

So if you haven’t seen this movie---I say buy it like I did ---so I can see it over and over with my friends and family. Good movie, and these actors and actresses are great together making the movie come alive. You will  feel every emotion, the extreme pain, the anguish felt while Bryan tried to free himself and his ex-wife. Don’t miss this one if you like action.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Force of Execution---Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames (2013)

Alexander Coates (Steven Seagal) is the king of crime as he sits on his throne over-seeing his territory given to him as his birthright. However, deep in his thoughts is a desire to get out of the business. Although he has worked hard for his criminal kingdom and all its monetary gains---he wants more, and maybe that more is a normal life with a family.

But it does not matter what he wishes for at the moment because there’s an issue to handle that takes its place. Alexander sends for Roman Hurst ( Bren Foster) his assassin apprentice who’s trained to function and complete assignments given to him. Roman is as skilled in martial arts as Alexander and proves it by his actions.

Alexander cares for Roman who might be the closest to a good friend he has, but he has trained everyone in employment---that each are responsible for their actions. If they do something wrong they accept their punishment. So, when he sends Roman into a prison to assassinate a prisoner he expects the job completed without complications.

Roman fights his way into the prison using all his skills and then some; and, finally finds the mark and kills him. What appeared as a simple assignment to Alexander is a case of mistaken identity for Roman. So, Alexander being the tough dogmatic king of his empire feels that Roman has embarrassed him. Therefore, Roman will suffer the consequences, and since he is the brave silent type he is ready to do so.

Alexander gives Roman over to gangsters for his punishment with a heavy heart maybe. Or--- is he a cruel demented criminal without one? Roman is hurt really bad as they smashed his hands so he cannot use a gun or his skills to defend himself. He hides to heal while he suffers silently in his dark mood. He stays in a room over a business owned and operated by Jimmy Peanuts (Danny Trejo) and, finally Jimmy helps his hands heal. Jimmy is as mean and dangerous as any criminal and will fight for the ones close to his heart.

When the Ice Man (Ving Rhames) hits town and starts to take over Alexander’s kingdom the fireworks begin, and mayhem and chaos become a normal day. The Ice Man is not afraid of Mr. Alexander as he calls him. However, it is never wise to underestimate a seasoned crime lord. And, this is when Alexander jumps into the mix and shows the Ice Man why he is king of his empire.

I cannot wait to get this DVD and it comes out December 17th 2013. Steven Seagal has been one of my favorite action actors for many years. And, like my chosen white wine---he just gets better and better.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nicolas Cage & Rachel Nichols in---Tokarev (2014)

Paul Maguire (Nicolas Cage) many years before he started his family he and his cronies Kane (Max Ryan) and Danny Doherty (Michael McGrady) are leading a life of crime. And being young, tough, and arrogant they planned to rob a Russian mobster; which was the biggest mistake of their lives. They interrupted the Russian taking a briefcase of money to his boss. Not only did they get a lot of cash; but as a plus they got a Tokarev, a Russian gun.

So now that Paul is happy with enough money to front a legal business he would leave the criminal lifestyle. O’Connell agreed for him to leave which is rare for a crime boss to do. However, ambushing the Russian started a long-drawn-out war between the Irish Crime Family and the Russian mob. Because of the war going on they hid the money and waited for five years before they met to split it.

Paul started his construction business and his luck continued when he met and married a beautiful intelligent woman named Vanessa (Rachel Nichols). The happy couple soon became three with a daughter name Caitlin (Aubrey Peeples) who is now a teenager. Life is great for Paul; with a successful business, and a family whom he adores. Just how could it get any better he might wonder?

Then just as suddenly when life is bright and glorious---it quickly turns into a living Hell --- for Paul and his wife Vanessa. Paul and Vanessa go to a charity dinner one night while Caitlin stays at home with friends Evan (Jack Falahee) and Mike (Max Flower). The three are having a great time when several Russians break in knocking the boys around and taking Caitlin with them.

Why did this happen after all the years that passed? Who did this to Paul’s daughter? Was it Chernov (Pasha D. Lynchnikoff) or was it O’Connell? How did anyone find out about the ambush so many years ago? Someone had to tell, but who was it?

I cannot wait to see this action in 2014 when the premi√®re date's announced. This will be heart-stopper for sure with all the action one can only see in a payback movies. Revenge is deadlier than being mad about lost money. Obtaining revenge--- the hate just boils over and all-wise decisions and common sense goes into orbit---where the fireworks follows.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sabotage--Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington and Terrence Howard (2014)

John Wharton a.k.a. ‘Breacher’ (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is the Boss/Commander of a DEA task force known as the elite members. And, each selected because their training and skills made them the best. And their working together made them a family.They never questioned any assignment instructions from Breacher, as he was their leader and was always front and center of the group when the action began.

This elite group protected each other against many enemies; just wearing DEA on their vests made them targets for terrorists and drug cartels. Each reigned proficient in firearms, marksmanship, weapons safety and strategic shooting including deadly force decision training.

Breacher’s team members are Lizzy (Mireille Enos), Grinder (Joe Mananiello), Pyro (Max Martini),
Monster (Sam Worthington), Sugar (Terrence Howard) and Neck (Josh Holloway). Everyone displayed great respect towards Breacher and really he earned it.

The mission that began all their troubles happened when Breacher as the leader sieges a drug cartel’s safe house; arrested a major cartel leader and confiscation of millions of dollars. Everything is great as the team celebrated their victory.

Then Breacher’s questioned about 10 million dollars missing from the millions in the drug bust. When questioned Breacher said he did not take it. But did the squad take the money and hide it? Does Breacher really not know about the money? Or, was it his plan all the time to take the millions and safely hide it?

Suddenly, an unknown assassin begins killing the team members one by one. Has the drug cartel sent a hit man to send a message to the DEA agents to leave their money alone? Or could it be one of Breacher’s team members who is greedy and does not want to share?

Then FBI Investigator Caroline Brentwood (Olivia Williams) becomes involved after the murder of two members of the squad. She wants to know why someone is killing DEA agents under Breacher. Then it really gets dangerous for Breacher as the leader of the squad; because the Cartel kidnapped his family. This is when it all hits the fan, as nothing will stop him from getting his family back.

It appears another door of Hell has opened---as he shoots his way into the heart of the Cartel, creating maim---they did not know the monster they created when they took his family.

This movie will be in theaters April 11, 2014 and I for one cannot wait. I love Arnold’s movies and I am so happy he is back where he belongs---making movies.

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