Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sherlock Holmes A Game Of Shadows

The world's most brilliant detective must face his nemesis - the fiendish Professor Moriarty!

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) soon suspects the involvement of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). Realising that this is just one piece of a larger plot, Holmes tracks the clues to a gentleman's club where he and his brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) are celebrating the last night of bachelorhood for Dr Watson (Jude Law). Here he meets gypsy fortune-teller Sim (Noomi Rapace), who has become Moriarty's next target. So begins a thrill-packed, continent-hopping and - bizarrely! - cross-dressing adventure, with nothing less than the future of western civilisation at stake! Director Guy Ritchie's follow-up to his hit 'Sherlock Holmes' reunites the brilliant double act of Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. It also introduces 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace in her first English-language role, with the added attraction of Stephen Fry as Mycroft. 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

My Week With Marilyn

Tonight I have been to see My Week With Marilyn.

An incredible cast star in the amazing true story of Marilyn Monroe's week with a young Englishman.

It's 1956, and youthful Oxford graduate Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) lands a lowly job on the British set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. It's directed by the legendary Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh), who also stars opposite Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who is then at the height of her fame. Marilyn's new husband, playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), has to make a brief trip to Paris. So Clark gets the chance to spend a week introducing one of the world's greatest film stars to the joys of ordinary British life. Freed from the pressures of work and celebrity, Marilyn begins to open up about her own life and experiences. Judi Dench, Julia Ormond and Derek Jacobi round out the top-notch British supporting cast. Watch out too for the cameo by Emma Watson in her first post-Potter role.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

New Years Eve

An all-star cast in a romantic comedy set on the most magical night of the year.

In Times Square, preparations are afoot for New Year's Eve. For producer Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank), this is also the biggest moment of her career. Elsewhere in New York City, the lives of a variety of couples and singles intertwine. People like heavily pregnant Tess (Jessica Biel), who's about to give birth, and Harry (Robert De Niro), who's nearing the end of his life. Rock star Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi) is having relationship troubles, while frustrated Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) comes up with a novel way of dealing with her unfulfilled resolutions before midnight. The A-list cast also includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron and Ashton Kutcher. From the team who gave us 'Valentine's Day', it's a funny and touching celebration of love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts as the clock counts down to midnight.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

3D - Arthur Christmas

Tonight I have been to see 3D Arthur Christmas.

The animators behind Wallace and Gromit go 3D as they reveal Santa's high-tech secret!

It's a mystery that has puzzled generations of children. How does Santa manage to visit the homes of every child in the world in just one night? Now the truth can be told, thanks to Britain's very own Aardman animation. Beneath the North Pole, there's a huge military operation staffed by 1.6 million elves, who ensure that all two billion presents are delivered on Christmas Eve. And the sleigh used by Santa (Jim Broadbent) is a massive invisible airship called the S1. But this year they've managed to miss out one little girl. It's up to Santa's son Arthur (James McAvoy) and crotchety old Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) to save the day! The studio who gave us Wallace and Gromit make their first foray into 3D with this spectacular CG family adventure boasting a stellar voice cast.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Last Thursday I went to see 50/50.

A young guy takes on the big 'C' in this funny, romantic and touching comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan.

At 27, Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a great job and a talented, attractive girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard). But Adam's just been told he has a rare form of cancer. The doctor puts his chances at 50/50 - which, as his oafish buddy Lyle (Seth Rogan) points out, is better odds than you'll get in any casino. So now Adam has to embark on a journey that no young man should have to take as he enters the world of counselling sessions and chemotherapy clinics. Kyle, meanwhile, sees an opportunity to score medicinal marijuana and play on girls' sympathy. And Adam's overbearing mother (Anjelica Huston) gets swept up in the drama of the situation. Inspired by his own brush with cancer, writer Will Reiser's truthful and unexpectedly hilarious comedy underlines the therapeutic properties of laughter!