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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Films for planes review of "Money Monster"

Money Monster ☀️☀️☀️☀️

This is a good story with decent acting. I think George Clooney’s character is based on that guy Jim from CNBC. I never watched his show, but I remember seeing Jon Stewart make fun of it on The Daily Show a while back. In essence, the host of the “business” stockpicking show gets taken hostage by a guy who unwisely acted on one of his tips. I won’t tell you what happens, but it was done in a very plausible way. I didn’t find out until later that the director is Jodie Foster, but I think the direction was excellent.

If it hadn’t had an English villain, it would have got five stars. A great movie to watch while having dinner on a plane.

Rating System

In case you’d forgotten, I use a five sun rating system. It works like this:

  1. Movie gets one sun for interesting story with good acting

  2. Movie gets one sun for not having an English villain

  3. Movie gets one sun for not being too dark or having lots of special effects, so you can enjoy it properly on an airplane screen

  4. Movie gets one sun if I watched all the way to the end without falling asleep or turning over because I was bored

  5. Movie gets one sun if it doesn’t have Kate Winslet in it

So any movie I watch on a place gets at least one sun, and if they pull out all the stops they can get five.