It’s communications week at the cinema…
Nicholas Sparks strikes again! Â He showed up for a Q&A at another screening I attended once and talked about how he wrote most of his books in around eleven weeks each. Â The man has found his niche and he knows how to tug the heartstrings. Â That said, of all his books turned to films, this one has got to be the weakest. Â After seeing a screening of this, I felt the leads just don’t have much chemistry. Â I found that I really didn’t care whether their love survived or not. Â On the other hand, the relationship between the titular John and his father was very well done. Â Richard Jenkins is a fantastic actor, and the movie is almost worth paying to see just for him. Â Almost, but not quite.
From Paris With Love:
I saw the trailer for this film a while back. Â Travolta with a shaved head, big earring and that goatee just looked too weird. Â And the movie itself just seemed odd. Â The only thing that piqued my interest at all was it being the same team that brought us Taken. Â I saw a screening of this film last week. Â It was far better than I expected. Â The first few moments were slow, but once Travolta arrived the movie kicked into high gear and never let up. Â This movie was so exciting and so fun, I’d absolutely say it is worth the price of admission. Â Buy a ticket, take a seat and hold on.