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Thursday Movie Picks: Museum

A Museum is a place where one should lose one's head, once said Italian architect Renzo Piano. Well, that's kinda what happens in movies, especially when things start moving at night, or you see a precious statue, or you find yourself caught up in a something way bigger than yourself. Just in case you haven't figured it out yet, museum is this week's theme for Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. I basically told you my picks already, but if you want to know more about them, keep reading :)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

When a dead body is found inside the Louvre, American professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) who is in Paris on business becomes the prime suspect as there are clues pointing at him. Those clues were actually left by the dead for Langdon so that he could unveil a mystery. I really liked this when I saw it in cinemas but damn it was weird/kind of embarrassing seeing it with my mother —I was 12 and there was a naked guy, thank god the light covered the dick, and another dude self-flagellating. And of course he was naked too.

How to Steal a Million (1966)

A thief (Peter O'Toole) breaks into the house of a famous art collector (Hugh Griffith), who actually forges paintings to steal them. His daughter (Audrey Hepburn) stops him but doesn't call the police because she's afraid to expose her father. Instead, she asks him for help to steal a statue from a prestigious Paris museum. This is such a fun and charming movie and the chemistry between Hepburn and O'Toole is great. 

Night at the Museum (2006)

Larry (Ben Stiller) is a divorced loser father who can't keep a stable job. His life seems to go back on track when he gets a job as night guard at the Museum of Natural History. However, after a quiet start, everything comes to life. I don't remember much about this film but I'm pretty sure I wasn't crazy about it since I never watched the sequel(s). 

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Thursday Movie Picks: Museum


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