Tuesday, 28 December 2010
This afternoon I have been to see Gulliver's Travels in 3D.
Jack Black stars as Gulliver, a freelance writer washed up on the shores of Lilliput and greeted by its tiny inhabitants. His tall tales win them over and he develops a friendship with Horatio (Jason Segel), offering advice on how to win over the beautiful Princess of Lilliput (Emily Blunt). But when he lets his new friends down, and is exposed as a liar, Gulliver must grasp his last opportunity to show that he can do the right thing. Rob Letterman, who directed Monsters vs Aliens and Shark Tale, moves into live action with this new adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic 18th-century satire. With a great supporting cast of British talent, this family adventure proves the best version yet of Swift's timeless tale.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Tonight I have been to see Unstoppable, a heart-racing thriller where two men must stop a runaway train before it causes untold destruction. Starting his new railway job, fresh-faced Will (Chris Pine) doesn't get a warm welcome from the old-timers. But he's forced to work with veteran Frank (Denzel Washington) when disaster strikes in the form of a runaway train. Unmanned, carrying hazardous chemicals and gathering speed, it's a metal leviathan destroying everything in its path. "We're not just talking about a train," warns dispatcher Connie (Rosario Dawson), "we're talking about a missile - the size of the Chrysler building". As the train races towards a heavily populated area, Frank has a solution: "The only way to stop that kind of power is to grab it by the tail and pull it in the opposite direction..." But can he and Will put this daring plan into action in time to save a trainload of children heading straight for the unstoppable runaway?