Tuesday, 28 December 2010

3D Gulliver's Travels

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, 21 December 2010


Tonight I have been to see Burlesque.
Christina Aguilera makes her theatrical film debut as Ali, a small-town girl with dreams of taking to the stage and realising her showbiz dreams.
After moving to Los Angeles Ali stumbles across The Burlesque Lounge, a grand burlesque theatre whose best days are seemingly long gone. Its owner, Tess (Cher), finds her a job as a cocktail waitress in the club, but Ali continues to dream about taking to its stage. At the club she garners the attention of young bartender Jack (Cam Gigandet) and finds an enemy in the shape of the bitchy Nikki (Kristen Bell). Soon enough, Tess gives Ali a shot at dancing, and she soon finds herself immersed in the art of burlesque, restoring The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, but not before charismatic entrepreneur Marcus Gerber (Eric Dane) arrives with an exciting proposal.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Tourist

Tonight I have been to see The Tourist.

A trip to Italy leads to a whirlwind of intrigue, danger and romance in this thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Frank (Johnny Depp) is an American tourist who hopes a visit to Italy will help mend his broken heart. On his travels he encounters a beautiful woman named Elise (Angelina Jolie). But their meeting is no accident. Elise's former lover is being pursued by deadly forces, and she has deliberately crossed Frank's path to throw them off the scent. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Venice, Frank pursues a potential romance but soon finds himself running for his life with Elise. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ('The Lives of Others'), who also co-wrote the script long with acclaimed screenwriters Julian Fellowes ('The Young Victoria') and Christopher McQuarrie ('The Usual Suspects'), 'The Tourist' features a star studded cast including Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


Tonight I have been to see Monsters,
Two Americans make a dangerous journey across a wasteland inhabited by terrifying alien creatures.
In 2009 NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples from Europa, Jupiter's moon, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as an 'Infected Zone'. Today, the US and Mexican military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'. Our story begins when a US photojournalist Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) agrees to escort his boss's daughter Sam Wynden (Whitney Able) through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. 'Monsters' is written and Directed by multi-talented British filmmaker Gareth Edwards Edwards, who set out to make "The most realistic monster film ever." The two leads are the only professional actors in the film, which deftly blends realism and improvised urgency with brilliantly creative computer-generated effects.

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?

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows PT 1

Tonight I have been to see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows PT 1
No longer a boy, Harry draws ever closer to his ultimate battle in JK Rowling's epic fantasy.
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. Without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Dumbledore, the three friends must rely on one another more than ever. But Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorising and arresting anyone who opposes them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort - Harry Potter. The Death Eaters begin their hunt for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort - alive!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Let Me In

Last Tuesday I went to see Let Me In a  haunting and provocative vampire thriller with a difference from the acclaimed director of 'Cloverfield'
Owen (Kodie Smit-McPhee) is a lonely social outcast. Bullied and tormented at school, he spends the icy days plotting revenge on his tormentors and the bitterly cold evenings spying on his neighbours. However, he finds his life changes when Abby (Chloe Moretz), a self-assured 12-year old girl, moves in next door with her father. They become friends and form a deep bond. But as Abby appears only at night and is seemingly immune to the winter weather, Owen starts to realise that she isn't quite like other girls. As a series of gruesome murders occur in the town, Owen must face the reality that his friend may in fact be a vampire. Mixing adolescent angst with pulse-racing horror, 'Let Me In' is a note-perfect US remake of the acclaimed Swedish film  'Let the Right One In'