My first Grisham, I believe.
protagonist Malcolm Bannister, an African American and former United States Marine, is an attorney … is wrongly convicted and given a 10-year prison term. …
Bannister makes a deal with the FBI to give them the name of a killer, in exchange for his release and being made a member of the
United States Federal Witness Protection Program …
It was the #8 best seller on Amazon in 2012.
I found it
OK. … The plot not believable. Story telling good.
It doesn’t motivate me to download more Grisham.
The author hopes Denzel will play the character in a
Jane and I both remembered this film fondly. We convinced Brian he should see it.
cheesier than I recalled. Paul Giamatti strong as the most important actor.
Duets has some charm. I liked
Gwyneth Paltrow back then in films like this and Shallow Hal (2001).
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watch one duet on YouTube.
is a 2000 American Duets road trip film ….
The motion picture features an
ensemble cast co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Giamatti, Maria Bello, Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, and Huey Lewis Angie Dickinson, among others
The movie “revolves around the little known world of
competitions and the wayward characters who inhabit it. … karaoke
Easily available on audio from libraries, I’ve ended up listening to several Connelly books in series.
Most recent –
(2010) The Reversal
In this one his original hero,
, works a case with Lincoln Lawyer Harry Bosch , his half-brother. Michael “Mickey” Haller
You get the best of both worlds.
Some fans are saying this author is getting better and better over time. I’ll read his most recent books first.
Lincoln Lawyer McConaughey with Michael Connelly
Like most people, I love the
Bourne films, even the one without Matt Damon.
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watch a trailer for the first on YouTube. (2002)
I finally got around to reading the first —
The Bourne Identity, a 1980 spy fiction thriller. Not good. I found the pacing WAY TOO SLOW. Every conversation far too dramatic.
I gave up around half way through.
Robert Ludlum died in 2001. But the Bourne books / films continued without him. Eric Van Lustbader now writes the sequels.
Quite good. And a big step up from the Baldacci books I’d been reading recently.
is a 2005 novel, the sixteenth by American The Lincoln Lawyer crime writer Michael Connelly. It introduces Los Angeles attorney Mickey Haller, half-brother of Connelly’s mainstay detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch. …
Moderately successful criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller operates around
Los Angeles County out of a Lincoln Town Car(hence the title) driven by a former client working off his legal fees. While most clients are drug dealers and gangsters, the story focuses on an unusually important case of wealthy Los Angeles realtor Louis Roulet accused of assault and attempted murder. …
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Michael Connelly, author, thought the film loyal to the story and the character of Mickey Haller. It’s 83% on Fresh Tomatoes though I haven’t seen it yet.
(2011) is the Divergent debut novel of Veronica Roth …
The … first of the
Divergent trilogy, a series of young adult dystopian novels …
The novel has been compared to other
young adult books such as and The Hunger Games because of its similar The Maze Runner themes and target audience. …
Divergent is not as good as either of the other two super popular books. I won’t continue on to book 2.
Divergent the film (2014) made hundreds of millions, but is also not considered as good as the other two adaptations. I’ve not seen it.
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is Black Panther the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). …
I’ve seen very few of those.
Superhero films are not my thing.
Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 97% based on 374 reviews.
I’d rate it about 60%.
Not good. But it did have some
very entertaining scenes. I’d compare it with Avatar in some ways … though Avatar was far better.
excellent black cast. And … for some reason, Watson.
My favourite character by far was
played by Shuri Letitia Wright. All of the badass women warriors were cool, actually.
I’ll try to avoid the many sequels yet to come.