Tuesday, 28 June 2011

3D - The Green Lantern

Tonight I have been to see The Green Lantern.

A human is given cosmic superpowers to help defeat an intergalactic foe.
Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a cocky test pilot with the US Air Force. But his destiny lies beyond the earthly realm. For millennia, the Green Lantern Corps has championed the cause of intergalactic peace and justice. Each member of the brotherhood wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But now a deadly new enemy has emerged. Known as Parallax, it threatens to disrupt the balance of the universe. The squadron has never had much respect for humans, but this time they have no choice. As their first-ever human recruit, Hal finds the future of the earth itself is in his hands. With the support of his fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), he sets about mastering his amazing new powers and embarks on a road that will see him become the greatest Green Lantern of them all.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bad Teacher

Tonight I have been to see Bad Teacher.
Cameron Diaz stars as a foul-mouthed, gold-digging schoolteacher in this outrageous comedy.
Meet Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz). She's single-handedly redefining the word 'inappropriate'. Scantily dressed, swearing like the proverbial trooper, frequently hungover and often high on drugs, she's the worst role model imaginable for her class of teenagers. But Elizabeth doesn't give a fig, because she's about to marry her sugar-daddy and will never need to work again. Alas, her plans are thrown into disarray when he dumps her. Enter handsome, wealthy new substitute teacher Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake). Unfortunately, he's already dating Elizabeth's relentlessly perky colleague Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch). But when our scheming anti-heroine discovers that his previous girlfriend was especially well-proportioned, she concludes that the way to win his heart is with expensive breast implants. Luckily, there's a bonus on offer to the teacher whose pupils score the highest class average. And Elizabeth's chief rival is - you guessed it! - Amy.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mothers Day

Last Night I went to see Mothers Day.

Rebecca De Mornay is the Mum you don't want to mess with in this nerve-shredding horror thriller.
After a bank robbery gone wrong, the violent, criminal Koffin Brothers head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. The new owners are having a birthday party, but they soon become hostages to the sadistic brothers. When their mother and sister arrive, it becomes clear that Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) will do absolutely anything to protect her boys. As Mother takes control of the situation and begins to plan her sons' escape, the hostages realise they're up against an almost unbelievably evil adversary. Two decades after she terrified audiences as the psychopathic nanny in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Rebecca De Mornay is once again playing an against-type villain in this edgy horror thriller from Darren Lynn Bousman, director of SAW II, III and IV.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

X-Men First Class

Today I have been to see X-Men First Class.
The amazing origins of super-mutant Professor X - and his arch-nemesis Magneto!
It's 1963, and the young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lansherr (Michael Fassbender) are beginning to discover their superpowers. Against a backdrop of civil unrest and the Cuban Missile Crisis, they join forces with other mutants to take on the greatest threat the world has even known. The international Hellfire Club boasts among its membership some of the most wealthy and influential members of society, including Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) and Emma Frost (January Jones). But as they attempt to thwart the Club's world domination plans, a rift develops between Charles and Erik that will lead to them becoming bitter enemies as Professor X and Magneto. So begins the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, 'X-Men: First Class' is the first film in a projected new trilogy tracing the origins of the hugely popular Marvel superheroes.