Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recommended on DVD: 'From Paris With Love'

"From Paris With Love" is a big-budget action film with top-name stars (John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers of "The Tudors") that inexplicably tanked at the box-office earlier this year, earning a paltry $24 million in February. This is one of the best action films of all time, with Travolta perfect in the role of a resourceful, wise-cracking CIA hit man showing would-be spy Meyers the ropes. The plot involves stopping a terrorist attack on Paris. The film uses its French locations very effectively. There's lots of shootings and explosions and some funny lines by Travolta reminiscent of "Pulp Fiction." There's also a shocking plot twist you'll never see coming.

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