Showing posts with label Terrorist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Terrorist. Show all posts

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Survivor with Milla Jovoich, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson (May 29th 2015 in USA)

Kate Abbott's (Milla Jovoich) new job in the US Embassy is to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States. This is the reason she’s located in the United Kingdom for a better feed from around the world; preventing terrorist reaching the United States.

She is good at her job and when she tried to block a terrorist attack on New York the leaders of the group hired the world’s top assassin; the Watchmaker (Pierce Brosnan) to kill her.

Now, Kate is on the run after proving her job skills by zoning in on the target; and the leaders of the terrorist group is framing her for criminal act. So, it seems everyone is trying to kill her.

Sam (Dylan McDermott) worked with Kate and believes in her, but he is receiving pressure from his superiors to go after her as well. Now, Kate only has her survivor skills to keep her safe, but will they be enough for her to save herself.

She cannot trust anyone as it’s apparent they want her dead. Why? Maybe Kate uncovered the heart of the terrorist operation in the United Kingdom, or the US Embassy. It’s someone who’s trusted who is a cold- blooded killer.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

From Paris with Love---John Travolta & Jonathan Rhys Meyers (2010)

James Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is an ambitious young aide to the United States Ambassador Bennington (Richard Durden) in France. James floats in a calm sea of dullness serving him. However, James would rather be on an assignment with the job of his passion; as a low rank secret agent for the CIA.

James is hoping to get an assignment in the CIA of a higher-level so he can prove his worth to the agency. And, just when he is enjoying being with his girlfriend---he gets a call from the CIA telling him to pick up his partner Charlie Wax (John Travolta) because he is being detained by French Customers at the airport. Because Charlie does not want to turn over his cans of his favored energy drink to them.

This was James’ first test of the assignment and after Charlie Wax called the French Airport Security Agents everything in the book and then some, he stood defiant against them, Yes,  James was shocked by Charlie's loud mouth with foul words being spit out at anyone or anything that got in this big bad CIA agents’ way. James slapped a Diplomatic Mail sticker on the bag of energy drinks. This solved the issue since the drinks were now protected from Customs.

James’ CIA handler advised him to do what Charlie Wax told him because he was on a very important assignment. Which James found out later it involved terrorist that were responsible for the death of the niece of Secretary of Defense.

Charlie Wax takes James on an action adventure of his assignment and one might describe it as a high-level CIA tutorial where killing and bombing is a big part of the lesson. This will be the beginning of James’ hard lesson on the facts of life as a CIA Operative. Will James make it to the end? Will Charlie Wax and James become friends and contacts to help each other with any future assignments they will be given?

Only after seeing the entire movie will one be able to answer all the questions one might want answers to; so buckle up this will be a ride to remember.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart in---Olympus Has Fallen

It is snowing in Camp David and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Echhart), the First Lady (Ashley Judd doing a cameo) and their son Connor (Finley Jacobsen) are all dressed in formal attire. Because they are ready to leave for a party at a Billionaire’s home. The president’s secret service guards are ready to lead and follow in their cars. The leader of President Asher’s guard is Mike Banning, he and the president are very close as friends as well as employee and boss. And the Asher’s son Connor loves Mike and follows him around like a shadow.

The snow and winds are strong as the five black SUV’s leave Camp David. Connor asked to ride with Mike and two other secret service guards. When the vehicles crossed over the bridge something large hit the lead SUV with a force so great it spun out-of-control, then went over the bridge making the other cars stop short and the President’s vehicle crashed the bridge railing was hanging half-way off the bridge.

Mike tried to get the President and the First Lady out while three other men were holding the back of the vehicle. The vehicle was so heavy they did their best to hold it steady and upright. Mike worked fast in getting the seatbelt cut off of the president, and then he would get the first lady’s---but luck was not on their side---this winter blizzard night. The men holding the vehicle screamed it is going as Mike pulled the president out---the car went over the ledge with the first lady and the two men up front. Mike was devastated he could not breathe or shout any orders---all he could do was look at Connor. One could tell a part of him died that night, because he loved the entire family and now one was gone and he blamed himself.

Eighteen months later Mike Banning has a desk job in the Treasury Department and he is bored to death with it. He still has issues that haunts his memory about that fatal night, and concerned about Connor and the President. And, this morning after a brief conversation with his wife Leah (Radha Mitchell) he apologized for not attending a July 4th Barbecue with her.

Mike meets Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs (Angela Bassett) for coffee this morning on July 5th and some of his previous secret service agents stopped by their table to shake hands. After they departed Mike tells her---he wants back in and Director Lynn Jacobs said you know Mike everybody know you did the right things, no one blames you---it is just seeing you every day would remind the president of the tragedy. Connor misses his mom and he misses his buddy.

During the morning at work one could tell that Mike was thinking about Conner, the little boy he loved and taught him about every tunnel and hiding place in the White House. Conner learned fast and Mike filled his memory bank with every tidbit that could and might save his life one day.

His boring day continued until he heard the alarm call and looked out the his window to see smoke and an aircraft flying low and shooting at people in the streets and visitors to Washington DC. Then Mike Banning jumped into action and to help wherever he could.

This movie is an action, thriller and will keep your eyes glued to the screen. I just got my DVD from Amazon and I have watched it three (3) times already---it is just that good. I cannot tell everything or about everyone that was impressive in this review as it would go on forever.

Mike meets the enemy with Special Forces skills and a death-wish determination for the ones who has invaded his White House and the people he loves, the president and Connor. Olympus is the secret service code word for the White House.

I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did ---and still do, because some of my favorite people are in it. To name a few: Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Cole Hauser and Angela Bassett are some if my favorites. And, I was very impressed with Melissa Leo who played the role of Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan.

Buy it and watch it when your heart desires---you will always find something new each you watch it.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx in---White House Down

The day started out very pleasant for John Cale (Channing Tatum) and his daughter Emily (Joey King) because they were going to spend the day together.

John is a Capitol policeman and he is taking his daughter on a tour of the White House, and while he is there he will be interviewed for a job with the Secret Service. His aspiration has been to work for the Secret Service and to protect President James Sawyer.

When he tells Emily about his intentions---she is so proud of her dad---but it does not matter to her if he is a Capitol policeman or working for the Secret Service---but it seems to matter to her dad so she hopes he gets the job.

John goes into the interview room leaving Emily outside waiting for him. He is interviewed by Secret Service Agent (Maggie Gylenhaal) and she asked him the average questions any HR Clerk would ---however---the clerk would be more professional with interviewing an applicant. John answered the question honestly and from his heart---as this was his dream to work here.

The she said, “You barely maintained a C average in college.” With that said---which was very unprofessional to me---Special Agent Todd is in the room and he snickered. The whole interview was anything but professional.

So John tells Emily, “I think I have a shot at it---you know how it is---they have to talk amongst themselves.” But he knew he would not get what he aspired for---protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).

So John and Emily continued their tour of the White House. Suddenly---their tour is interrupted by a powerfully armed troop of terrorist led by Stenz (Jason Clarke) to take over the White House.

John is caught in the middle of it all with his daughter---he fears for her and the President Sawyer. He is the only one who can help---so he escapes from the terrorist and starts to look for the President.

Then all the actions from Hell broke loose as he fights his way out with the President. President Sawyer can fight also---when he has to. It opens in theaters June 28, 2013  in the USA

I cannot wait for this action packed thriller with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx these are two of my favorite actors. My popcorn is ready---now bring on the film.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Proof of Life with Meg Ryan & Russell Crowe

Meg Ryan plays Alice Bowman who is world-traveled and shrewd. Her shrewd skills keeps the determined Alice focus as she tried to help her husband, Peter Bowman who has been kidnapper by South American guerrillas.

Russell Crow plays Terry Thorne the professional negotiator hired by Alice to bargain with the guerrillas. Soon Terry realized he is falling in love with Alice, all the while negotiating for her husband's release.

                                                                                                          David Morse play Peter Bowman who is an engineer hired by a company that soon becomes uninsured, and can no longer employ Terry Thorne to help secure Peter's release.

However, the guerrillas are asking for millions for his life. Peter is abused and treated inhumanly by his kidnappers, but he is a strong, gritty and intelligent man, who loves his wife very much. And he is trying to stay alive to see her again.

Pamela Reed played Janis Goodman, Peter's sister, who is petrified that she will never see her brother again. But she flies over from America to help her sister-in-law Alice.

David Caruso plays Dino, Terry's friend who is skilled as a professional negotiator, also. He is aware of the chemistry happening between Alice and Terry, just by being around them.

This is a suspenseful and romantically charged movie, just writing about it makes me want to watch my DVD of Proof of Life again.

Proof of Life was make in 2000, and filmed in:
Biedrusko, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland, Ecuador, Lloyd's Building, Lime Street, Broadgate, London, England, UK, , Quito, Ecuador.

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