The Coen brothers, while creative geniuses, have overused the ransom plot line in their movies.
It appears in Fargo. And No Country for Old Men. And The Big Lebowski. Even Raising Arizona.
Then today I see a trailor for their next movie…about a kidnapping and ransom.
Okay. This looks pretty funny.
But let’s stop here with this theme, okay?
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“…what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.”
— Liam Neeson, Taken
Do you really, Liam?
Your daughter gets abducted in the original Taken.
You and your wife get kidnapped in the sequel.
And now your wife gets killed in Taken 3?
I travel all the time, frequently to exotic ports of call, and — knock wood — have somehow managed to avoid kidnappers and murderers (although, I will admit, I have come close to killing a few airport employees from time to time).
So, tell me, Liam…
What exactly are these special skills you possess?
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I saw the movie Whiplash last night, and found it extremely compelling.
Are you planning to see it? Here are a few things you should know.
- It’s not about jazz. They play music, sure…but the selected songs — even the title track — are simply vehicles for the story. The film could have just as easily taken place in the world of sports or the culinary arts.
- It is about abuse. The relationship between a music student and his no-holds-barred instructor — portrayed with gut-wrenching intensity by Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons — is difficult to watch. Teller is attacked emotionally and physically at every level, and like a hostage in a kidnapping incident, has a twisted love/hate relationship with his captor that boggles the mind.
- It’s hard to watch. In the theater where I saw the film, there were several horror movie trailers that preceded the feature presentation. I found that odd until I saw the film. There are definite similarities.
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