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.