Thursday, 31 March 2011

Chalet Girl

Tonight I have been to see Chalet Girl.

Felicity Jones overcomes all odds, both on and off the slopes, in this icy rom-com.
Felicity Jones plays Kim, a girl whose dreams of becoming a champion skateboarder are thwarted after the death of her mum. Depressed by her job in a burger bar and struggling to make ends meet, she accepts a well-paid position as a chalet girl at a ski resort. From the very beginning Kim is totally out of her depth among her wealthy employers and can't even stay upright on a set of skis. Only the boss's son Jonny (Ed Westwick) sweetens the deal. That is until she gets back on her board - only this time it's a snowboard - and finds her old thirst for competition coming back full throttle. Will this give her the strength to tackle Jonny's snooty girlfriend Chloe (Sophia Bush) head-on, as well as the end-of-season snowboarding trials? 

Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Tonight I have been to see Limitless.
If you could unlock the full potential of your mind, what kind of wonders - and dangers - would await?
This is something that Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is about to discover. Eddie is a slacker, a former cocaine addict, and an author who has failed to write a single word of his novel. But when he is introduced to a mind-expanding drug, his brain starts to function at the full 100 per cent, enabling him to write his novel, learn new languages at lightspeed, and master the complexities of Wall Street. Of course, a man with these skills is going to draw attention from some powerful characters. Robert De Niro plays the marvelously named Carl Van Loon, a tyrannical businessman who wants to use Eddie for his own purposes, and will baulk at nothing to bend him to his will.
When such powerful forces are ranged against you, is great intelligence enough to save yourself and the ones you love?

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Tonight I have been to see Unknown.
Imagine you've woken from a coma to find that another man has stolen your identity so thoroughly that even your wife doesn't recognise you.
That's the reality facing Dr Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) in the action thriller Unknown. After a car accident in Berlin, Martin lapses into a coma. On awakening, he finds himself alone, exhausted and on the run from mysterious assassins. His wife doesn't believe what he says, and the authorities are backing the man who claims to be him. His only ally is a secretive woman (Diane Kruger), who warns him to trust no one. As Harris is pulled further into the deadly mystery, he is forced to question his own sanity, and to wonder just how far he will go to uncover the truth.
With Neeson an action star after the success of Taken and director Collet-Serra hot from Orphan, this fascinating thriller is elevated to the ranks of must-see.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Hall Pass

Tonight I have been to see Hall Pass.

Two best pals are granted a whole week off from marital responsibilities in the Farrelly brothers' latest comedy.
Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) have been best buddies for years. Both are, to all appearances, happily married, but privately they're frustrated with their lot in life. Sensing Rick and Fred's 'grass is greener' attitude, their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) decide to grant them each a "hall pass" - one week of freedom where they can do exactly as they please without any consequences. The ladies are confident that the guys will quickly realise that even though there's plenty of totty available, none of it is interested in them. And they're right - it doesn't take long for the sheen to rub off single life, but the boys are determined to make it work for the sake of men on hall passes everywhere...

Thursday, 17 March 2011

3D - Lord Of The Dance

Tonight I have been to see Lord Of The Dance in 3D.

Millions of people around the world have been enchanted by Lord Of The Dance. Since its premiere in 1996, it has been captivating audiences and critics around the globe and has grossed over one billion dollars worldwide. However, no one has ever had the opportunity to experience the magic, excitement, and passion by being part of the performance, until now, when Lord Of The Dance is released in 3D for one week only in March 2011. Now, with unprecedented access to Michael Flatley's performance, moviegoers will get an unparalleled sense of the scale of the show as never seen before. The spectacular new set design, lighting, special effects and costumes will captivate audiences and fans around the world as they behold the charismatic creator, producer, director and star, Michael Flatley, dominate the stage and experience the movie event of the year.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

Tonight I have been to see The Adjustment Bureau.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this fast-paced thriller about fate, destiny and forbidden love.
Based on the short novel by acclaimed author Philip K. Dick, The Adjustment Bureau tells the intriguing story of David Norris (Matt Damon), an ambitious politician who falls in love with enchanting ballerina Elise (Emily Blunt). But mysterious forces are determined to keep them apart and the agents of fate - otherwise known as the Adjustment Bureau - forbid him to see her. David must make a decision: let her go and follow a predestined path, or choose to give up everything to be with her. As he and Elise defy fate itself by going on the run, it becomes clear the Bureau isn't going to let them go without a fight. From first-time director George Nolfi, and the seminal novelist behind Blade Runner and Minority Report, this is a story of love against all odds that will quickly have you hooked.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

3D - Yogi Bear

This afternoon at Cineworld in Llandudno I have been to see Yogi Bear

Jellystone Park is celebrating its 100th birthday, but Yogi (Dan Ackroyd) and Boo Boo (Justin Timberlake) aren't in the mood for partying: attendance is down and Mayor Brown has announced that he wants to close the park and sell the land, leaving the bears homeless and Ranger Smith (Tom Cavanagh) without a job. Yogi and Boo Boo must join forces with their amiable nemesis Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park, but can the Ranger keep his eye on the prize with pretty documentary filmmaker Rachel (Anna Faris) around to distract him? And can Yogi and Boo Boo curb their greedy urges - and put aside their haphazard plans to steal visitors' lunches - to save the only home they've ever known? Let's hope that, this time, Yogi really is smarter than the average bear! 

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I am Number Four

This afternoon at Cineworld Llandudno I have been to see I am Number Four.

John (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary young man, masking his true identity and passing as a typical student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed...he is Number Four.
D.J. Caruso ("Eagle Eye," "Disturbia") helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events - his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Black Swan

Tonight I have been to see Black Swan.

In this sensual and psychological thriller, a tortured New York ballerina explores her dark side as she competes to win the coveted lead role as the Black Swan.
Rivalry behind the scenes is the theme of this chilling ballet drama set in New York. With an obsessive former ballerina for a mother, Nina (Natalie Portman) is almost suffocated in her commitment to her own dancing at a ballet company. But when artistic director Leroy (Vincent Cassel) wants a new prima ballerina for an upcoming production of Swan Lake, rivalry raises its ugly head. Nina finds herself competing with fellow dancer Lily (Mila Kunis) for Leroy's attentions. As Nina and Lily form an unusual bond, Nina starts to embrace her dark side - but will it eventually destroy her dreams? A brooding drama and an intimate portrait of a woman pushing herself to the limits from the always-intense director Darren Aronofsky.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

True Grit

Tonight I have been to see True Grit.

The Academy-Award-winning Coen brothers return to directorial form in this gritty Western starring Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.
Following the murder of her beloved father, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross hires the grizzled Marshall Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to hunt down the killer - the infamous 'gun for hire' Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). Only a man with 'true grit' can bring a lawless man like Chaney to justice and the Marshall may be a slave to the bottle, but he has killed many outlaws before and appears to be just the man for the job. But once on they're on the road, the Marshall's destructive behaviour begins to test Mattie's faith, that is until they're joined by Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Matt Damon), who it seems has an agenda of his own. With a stellar cast producing stunning performances, this sees the Coen brothers hitting new cinematic highs.