HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

TOWER HEIST (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I love heist movies – isn’t it always amazing how they can always pull it off and they don’t show you the final trick till the end of the movie?

How do they rob a man from the very building he owns?

Gabourey Sidibe is really funny in here – I have not found the time to watch her breakthrough movie, Precious, but she appeared in Foster The People’s Don’t Stop MV! So cool! It was funny when Slide (Eddie Murphy) said “lunch is on me” because he had a trick up his sleeve… in a ziploc bag.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

As the prequel’s slogan goes – where history comes to life – this time it’s no different! The exhibits at the Museum of Natural History are being shipped to the Federel Archives in lieu of revamping the museum. However, Larry (Ben Stiller), now a successful inventor, knows better when the magical Egyptian tablet is shipped over as well. Now, the largest museum comes to life!

The bad guy is Kahmunrah, a pharaoh mummy, who plans to dominate the world in his second chance to live. He is so funny defending his outfit (tunic) which the others insists it’s a dress, and watch his attitude towards Darth Vader!

(Confronting Vader)
Kahmunrah: Is that you breathing? Because I can’t hear myself think! There’s too much going on here; you’re asthmatic, you’re a robot. And why the cape? Are we going to the opera? I don’t think so.

Too bad the Force was not with Darth at that moment.

I loved the part where they jumped into the portrait, where Larry left his mobile phone in that era. Bet you didn’t know the sailor that picked up his phone was Joey Motorola. Larry’s sidekick is the fiesty Amelia Earhart, who uses cool ’30s phrases like “jimmy-jacked” and “moxie”. Oh, did I mention the Jonas Brothers are in the movie too?! They are the singing cupids (not cute at all but still recognizable). I also enjoyed the various appearances of the cast of The Office. Overall, the movie provided really good, hearty laughs.

WHERE HISTORY COMES ALIVE!

NATIONAL TREASURE (2006)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I caught Night At The Museum and I must say it’s pretty good for a comedy/family-oriented movie. Was in a dilemma of choosing The Queen, Blood Diamond and this movie, so when my turn was up at the box office, I just blabbered out “night at the museum”.

I think certain parts were truly unexpected; with lots of laughs, suspense and action. But I guess history still won’t be my best friend after the movie and that I would certainly not try night guard duty at museums or anywhere… spooky.