Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I Don't Know How She Does It

Tonight I have been to see I Don't Know How She Does It.

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in a sparkling comedy about a mum juggling marriage, children and a high-powered job.
"I don't know how she does it!" That's what everyone says about Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker). Trouble is, nor does she. Hubby Richard (Greg Kinnear) is a recently 'downsized' architect, leaving Kate the family's main breadwinner while raising the couple's two children. At the Boston financial management firm where she holds down a high-powered job, her ultra-capable, child-phobic junior assistant Momo (Olivia Munn) views her as a role model to avoid. Acerbic best friend Allison (Christina Hendricks), however, performs a similar juggling act with ease. Then Kate lands a major account that entails working with seductive new business associate Jack Abelhammer (Pierce Brosnan)... Adapted by Aline Brosh McKenna ('The Devil Wears Prada') from the bestseller by top British columnist Allison Pearson, Douglas McGrath's film finds comedy gold in the stresses of modern life.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Friends With Benefits

Friendship plus S-E-X adds up to a raunchy comedy starring couple Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) are young, attractive and successful. Jamie's a New York-based headhunter. Dylan's a graphic designer she lured from LA. They get on really well, but have both been through plenty of failed relationships and are naturally wary of getting involved. So why not just have sex? After all, they both agree that love is a fantasy promoted by Hollywood romantic comedies. There's no reason why a physical relationship should be complicated and emotional. How could their experiment in casual, no-strings rumpy-pumpy possibly go wrong? Hot from her stunning performance in 'Black Swan', Mila Kunis sizzles opposite Justin Timberlake (equally hot after 'The Social Network') in this thoroughly modern relationship comedy. Director Will Gluck ('Easy A') also gives great comic supporting roles to Patricia Clarkson as Jamie's mum and Woody Harrelson as Dylan's best mate.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

Last night I went to See Cowboys & Aliens

Yes, that's right - cowboys take on marauding aliens in this genre-bending sci-fi Western!
1875, New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Daniel Craig) arrives in the sunbaked outpost of Absolution with a mysterious shackle on his wrist and no memory of his past. He soon finds that the townsfolk don't take kindly to outsiders. What's more, Absolution is ruled with an iron rod by Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford). But the climate of fear gets a whole lot worse when mysterious alien invaders start to swoop down at astonishing speed, blinding residents with bright lights as they snatch them one-by-one. As the outcast gunslinger begins to recall his past, he realises that he holds the one secret that could save this desolate town from devastation. With the help of the elusive Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together former opponents - townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors - for an epic showdown.