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Staff Pick - The Take

Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

The Take [DVD]

The 2016 action film Bastille Day was renamed to The Take in North America and was directed by James Watkins and stars Idris Elba and Kelly Reilly and Richard Madden. The film is described as "Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy."

Last year my brother and I watched this film on a rainy day one day after work, and we had fun watching it and we had some laughs. This film is a fun little action film, it is not the greatest movie or anything, but we enjoyed watching it more than we had expected. This film made us laugh at times while still having some action, and it was good to see a film that takes place in France again.

This film was probably not known or seen by many people because of several factors such as the 2016 Nice Attack, which caused this film to be delayed in some places and not shown in others. I think that this is a simple fun and sometimes funny action movie that people can watch together at least once on a rainy day or something.

If The Take interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.

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Posted Thursday May 17, 2018 09:00am

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