I have a couple of movie reviews to share with you all. Rob and I have been on a big movie kick the past couple of days. He can download literally any movie (new releases included) so we have enjoyed watching movies each night this week.
This week we've watched "Obsessed" and "Taken"
If you have not seen either of these movies, I must warn that there is a SPOILER ALERT.
First off, let me say that it takes a GOOD movie to keep my attention these days. I find it hard to pay attention with the internet, twitter, cell phone, etc. to distract me during movies.
Obsessed was just okay. It was your typical lifetime movie scenario where a girl becomes obsessed with a married man and makes up that they're cheating, when in fact, they are not. I thought Beyonce was AWFUL in this movie. She should definitely stick to her singing career because she is an awful actress. All in all the movie was very predictable, down to Ali Larter's character dying in the end. Blah ...
Now on to Taken ... wow, this was really a thrilling and captivating movie that definitely kept my attention the whole time. Anyone who likes suspense and thrillers must see this movie. I will say that the ending was a little unrealistic. Like some guy is going to kill all these people and blow up buildings and get away with it? He just rescues his daughter and is back on a plane to Los Angeles like nothing happened ... no authorities after him or anything.
Also, the plot was a little unrealistic as well. The movie takes place in Paris, where a 17 year old girl and her friend get kidnapped and sold to a prostitution ring. First of all, who would let their 17 year old go to Paris unsupervised? I understand that human trafficking is a big problem in European countries, but seriously, I got on a plane and flew to Paris all by myself when I was 21 and I made it just fine without people trying to kidnap me and sell me to a prostitution ring (I even got lost in CDG airport for an hour before I could find my study abroad group). I lived in Paris for a whole summer in an apartment in the 11th arrondissment (kind of sketchy) and never encountered any sketchiness or weirdness from people (besides the homeless man who exposed himself to my friends and I on the metro everyday).
View from my seedy apartment in Paris:
My lovely daily metro ride:
Also, people do Eurotrips all the time and seem to come out just fine. Another thing that bothered me about this movie is that the girl is kidnapped right off the bat, like BOOM, first 5 minutes she's there. A little unrealistic if you ask me.
Okay, if you all have ANY recommendations for other newer movies that are suspenseful PLEASE leave me a comment because we need a new movie for tonight.
Now on to another topic, LUGGAGE!
Upon arriving back in Memphis International Airport from our honeymoon, I realized that it's about time for PIPM to get some new luggage! I've had the good 'ole DVF orange zebra print (hey, it's easy to recognize, don't judge) for a few years now and it's beginning to look really worn.
I have the Longchamp La Pliage travel bag and cosmetic case in lavender:
I am thinking of getting the matching bag on wheels, or suitcase on wheels ... which do you all like better? It would be the matching lavender color to match my travel bag. Since we incurred so much in baggage fees, I am wanting to get something small enough to check as a carry on.