Thursday, 17 February 2011
Tonight I have been to see Paul.
Two best pals - Graeme (Simon Pegg) and Clive (Nick Frost) are travelling across the USA on the ultimate pilgrimage: to visit the world's premiere sci-fi convention. While casually driving through America's famed Area 51 in their rented RV, a freak accident leads to an encounter with Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) - a visiting extra-terrestrial who is AWOL from the secret military base. In the spirit of all things alien, Paul is desperate to go home and begs Graeme and Clive to help him get there. With Federal Agents - including the dogged Special Agent Lorenzo Zoil (Jason Bateman) - hot on their trail and the inadvertently kidnapped Ruth (Kristen Wiig) by their side, will our two accidental heroes manage to save the day? And can they do so without getting themselves shot in the process? Let's hope so!
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Tonight I have been to see The Fighter.
Dickie Eckland (Christian Bale) used to be a contender, but these days he's just a washed-up boxer, sullied by drug addiction. His younger half-brother, Mickey (Mark Wahlberg) has become the family hope in the ring and it's Dickie's job to pass on everything he knows. That is until Mickey loses the last in a long line of fights. Fed up with feeling humiliated, he decides to hang up his gloves, but pretty barmaid Charlene (Amy Adams) persuades him otherwise, giving him the courage he needs to step away from his destructive family and make a break for victory on his own. Can his family give him the space he needs to flourish, or can they reconcile themselves to work together and make him even stronger? With stellar performances from an impressive cast, you'll enjoy finding out.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Tonight I have been to see The Green Hornet,
Britt Reid (Rogen) is the son of a newspaper publisher. His nights are spent partying, his days spent sleeping it off. That is until his father is killed, and he meets a company employee called Kato (Jay Chou), who lets him in on some of his father's secrets. Using a staggering cache of weaponry and just about the coolest car you've ever seen, Reid and Kato don masks and become crimefighters, which unfortunately brings them to the attention of Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). As a man who has just succeeded in uniting an entire city's criminal gangs under his rule, Chudnofsky is not about to tolerate a masked hero getting in his way. The scene is set for a showdown full of furious action and quick one-liners adding up to a cinema experience that you won't forget in a hurry.