Friday, August 12, 2011

24, Source Code, Adjustment Bureau, The Red Pyramid

Twenty Four: Season 1
I'm a little upset. I'm upset that I didn't come up with this brilliant idea. One day in the life of Jack Bower, CTU. I bet there are a lot of you surprised that I would be reviewing this now, but the truth is that I have not seen any episodes of 24 before a few weeks ago. I was in the library browsing and was pleasantly taken back by the fact that this library lets you check out entire seasons (not just one disc at a time). I picked up Season 1 and I only wish I had time to sit down and watch the entire thing in one day, but alas work and sleep kept me from this.

Each episode is one hour of the day, and the amazing thing is...they do an amazing job. This concept easily could have been a disaster, but the cast and the direction make this one of the finest shows ever done. It is one thing after another and I couldn't wait to watch the next episode. One comment concerning the All State Man: I wish he were our President right now. Bring on Season 2 library.

Source Code
An action thriller staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. Jake stars as a soldier with an interesting serve his country in a way no one has before. This movie is Ground Hog's Day meets Avatar. The movie is very well done. The movie flows nicely and the cast does a great job. The ending is perfect. The soundtrack while it did not capture my attention did a great job in supporting the movie. See this movie.

The Adjustment Bureau
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this crappy movie. Yeah, sorry Matt, this movie was just not enjoyable. I wanted to like it, I really did, but even with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt this movie did not have a chance. I saw the preview for it and was intrigued. The whole movie is basically the, I would recommend watching the short version (i.e. the preview). The movie was actually based off of a short story, and it felt like it was a short story drawn out for 106 min. Don't see this movie. 

The Red Pyramid
Written by Rick Riordan (The author of the Percy Jackson series), Riordan starts a new series (The Kane series). I have not read the Percy Jackson series but I picked this one up and it was pretty good. Ancient Egypt is fascinating and the book was enjoyable. The way the book was presented was not my favorite, but the actual story was good. While I read this book, I wanted to go watch Stargate or read a Stargate book. This book is worth a read, pick it up at your local library.

P.S. I am not liking blogger's editing right now....and that is How Lou Sees It!

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