Tuesday, 25 January 2011

127 Hours

Tonight I have been to see 127 Hours.

Danny Boyle returns with this inspiring true story of a mountain climber who becomes trapped and must resort to desperate measures in order to survive.
Director Danny Boyle follows up the success of Slumdog Millionaire with a very different tale, although it's just as stunning. It's a film about human courage, based on the gruelling true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco). Aron is a lone mountain climber whose hand becomes trapped under a boulder in the blazing sun of the beautiful but remote Utah desert. Over the course of six hellish days, while he tries to free himself, the climber looks back on the events that brought him there and the people in his life. As time runs out for him, Aron must face the ultimate test of courage if he is to survive. Boyle delivers yet another brilliant movie, and actor James Franco is simply excellent as Aron.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

3D - Tron Legacy

Tonight I have been to see 3D Tron Legacy.
This stunning 3D masterpiece is the sequel to the cult 1982 sci-fi hit, starring Jeff Bridges and newcomer Garrett Hedlund.
Kevin (Jeff Bridges) - once the world's leading video-game developer - disappeared 25 years ago. When his son Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade - a signal that could have only have been sent by his father - he finds himself pulled into the same digital world where Kevin has been trapped in these past two decades. Alongside the fearless Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Sam and Kevin must try to escape this deadly video game reality before the villainous Castor (Michael Sheen) can stop them. This sequel to Disney's cult 1982 sci-fi adventure Tron reunites original stars Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner and welcomes newbies Garrett Hadlund and Olivia Wilde. Special effects nuts should expect to be wowed by the scenes where a modern day Jeff Bridges meets his magically de-aged younger self! 

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Love & Other Drugs

Tonight I have been to see Love & Other Drugs.

A stunning romantic comedy starring two of the world's hottest young stars.
Jamie (Gyllenhall) is a pharmaceutical salesman with a gift for selling the new drug Viagra - and an equal talent for selling himself to attractive young women. His considerable charms are useless, however, when he is confronted with the beautiful Maggie (Hathaway), a fascinating and alluring free spirit who won't let anything or anyone tie her down. They are both surprised by their growing feelings, but Maggie has a secret that will test their newfound love to its very limits. Director Edward Zwick, whose credits include Legends of the Fall and The Last Samurai, has crafted one of the romances of the year, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always captivating.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Way Back

Tonight I have been to see The Way Back. an inspiring true story of survival against the odds featuring a high-quality cast.
Based on a true story, this centres on seven prisoners confined in the most terrible of prisons - a Siberian gulag. A daring escape leads to a race against their relentless pursuers, as the escapees deal with sub-zero temperatures, sandstorms and eventually a trek over the Himalayas. It's either make it to India or die trying. With Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell and Ed Harris leading the cast, this boasts some big-hitters giving big performances, ably supported by the sensational Saoirse Ronan as a young woman who crosses their path and proves more valuable than expected.