THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

# 7 SLEEPLESS (2017)







#7 is Sleepless. Hey everyone - FREE POPCORN if you go see this, no lie!! So we got our free popcorn and settled in to watch this lively but mystifying action flick featuring Jamie Foxx as a seemingly corrupt Las Vegas cop who steals 25 kilos of cocaine from the wrong folks, the Novak family (featuring Scoot McNairy as Rob Novak, a weirdly scarred bad guy). His teenage boy gets kidnapped by the bad guys so the kid can be traded for the coke. Most of the film takes place inside a casino (so expect a lot of noise!!). I couldn't make head nor tails out of what exactly happened in the opening scene. Michelle Monahan (a fav of mine) looks all stressed for the entire length of the picture as an Internal Affairs cop tracking Foxx. Oh and she finds where the coke is stashed and she grabs it and locks it away in a spa locker (!) as evidence. But Jamie has to come up with the drugs quick or he won't be a daddy anymore!! Nothing special here. Is Foxx really corrupt? I'm STILL not sure. Sleepless is not boring but you should not leave the comfort of your home for this typical January movie. I will say this - it seems that EVERYONE in this film either shoots someone or else gets shot - that even includes Jamie's ex-wife, a caregiving nurse (Gabrielle Union) who packs heat and knows how to use it! Las Vegas is featured more than some of the supporting players - I counted ten (10!) crane/helicopter shots of the city mixed in throughout the flick as transition shots. If you wanna gamble on Sleepless, wait til it's on HBO.

TLA one-word review: generic