Onward (on a five star rating scale):
1. Mission Impossible ***
It boggles me as to why they bother numbering Mission Impossible movies. Every scene is so over the top I end up getting fairly blase about the whole thing - and it all just runs together... Now he's going to scale a 50 story glass building - sure why not. Still I get sucked in because I think that there is a twist and I have figured it out in the first 10 minutes and I wait for the whole movie for the chance to tell my family how smart I am by revealing the true identity of the real villain - oh, OK they are rolling the credits and that guy I thought was evil never did turn bad, don't I look silly. Speaking of silly, watching Tom Cruise run is worth 2.5 stars just on its own - so there's that.
2. Moneyball **
It's long. Real long. I was once a real life baseball scout, I never thought a movie could be made about the topic because it was just such an esoteric field. It turns out I was right. I love how they made the entire billion dollar baseball industry look like it is run by a collection of fools; because it is. Did I mention it was long.
4. Tower Heist *
Have I ever said that I am a sucker for a biopic? Well I got suckered at this one. They skip over the good stuff and dwell on the mundane. Painful.
7. Sherlock Holmes ****