The Big Short (2015)

The Big Short

Michael Burry has done some research into the mortgage market and discovered that the loans backing the market were, more and more often, junk. He decides to short the market and clean up.

This movie was a disappointment for me: it was neither funny nor dramatic. Despite the Oscar nomination and high IMDB score, this film didn’t live up to the hype.

IMDB Score 7.8/10
Amazon Score 4.4/5

Copycat Killing (2011)

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Kathleen has stumbled on the body of a local artist who wasn’t what he seemed. Was his death accidental, or a murder? And what is with the body she found at the old mansion?

In this third installment of the Magical Cats series, the author has found her stride. While not as funny as the first in the series, the mystery is good as are the characters.

Amazon Score 4.7/5
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Source Code (2011)

Source CodeCaptain Colter Stevens is being sent back in time to discover a bomber on a train. He has 8 minutes to ID the bomber and stop not only that bombing, but a bigger one. The good news is he can go back over and over again. The bad news is his real self is on the clock to prevent the second attack.

This is a good movie and doesn’t suffer from the repeating time faults of other movies. They don’t dwell on the same points over and over again, he travels back, makes progress or mistakes and travels back to do completely different things.

IMDB Score 7.5/10
Amazon Score 4.3/5

Solomon Kane (2009)

Solomon Kane

After a life of violence and killing, Solomon Kane embarks on the path of redemption. Told in the present day and as a boy, we follow his life.

When a family he is traveling with is attacked, he must return to his murderous ways to avenge their deaths.

This is an action film with a touch of fantasy.

IMDB Score 6.1/10
Amazon Score 3.9/5

Sleight of Paw (2011)

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The second installment of the Magical Cats Mysteries isn’t as funny as the first book but has more action to the mystery.

Agatha was killed in a hit and run and it is up to Kathleen to prove that Ruby didn’t kill her. It’s kind of Kathleen’s fault that Ruby is arrested, she found some evidence that points to Ruby and her old truck.

Amazon Score 4.5/5
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Percy Jackson

Percy and friends embark on a quest to recover the Golden Fleece and encounter a foe along the way. But they’re not the only ones after the Fleece so it becomes a competition.

This is a good adventure story from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series.

 

IMDB Score 5.9/10
Amazon Score 4.0/5