Saturday, 28 April 2012

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

Today I have been to see Salmon Fishing In the Yemen.

Ewan McGregor stars in a romantic fable about a scientist recruited for a crazy scheme to bring fly-fishing to the desert!

An eccentric, wealthy Sheikh (Amr Wakid) is determined to realise his lifelong dream - salmon fishing in the parched wadis of Yemen. Eager to deflect attention from its latest blunder in the region, the British government seizes on what is potentially a good news story. The Prime Minister's scary spin doctor, Bridget Maxwell (Kristin Scott Thomas), decides to recruit Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) to oversee the project. A dull and rather pompous fisheries scientist stuck in a stagnating marriage, Jones initially balks at the idea. But when he meets the Sheikh's beautiful English representative, Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt), his cynicism subsides and he begins to embrace the possible in all aspects of his life. Adapted from Paul Torday's novel by 'Slumdog Millionaire' screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, this charming story is directed by Lasse Hallstrom, who gave us 'Chocolat'.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

21 Jump Street

On Tuesday I went to see 21 Jump Street.

When Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) run into each other at the Metropolitan Police Academy, it's the first time they've met since their schooldays. Back then, Jenko was a jock who bullied nerdy Schmidt relentlessly. But now they decide to become friends. After all, Jenko's brawn and Schmidt's brains are surely a winning combination when it comes to tackling crime. But after fouling up while on park patrol, the hapless duo find their youthful faces get them re-assigned on undercover duty to bust a school drugs ring. Unfortunately, this also means confronting the highs and lows of being a teenager all over again! Renowned as the show that launched Johnny Depp's career, '21 Jump Street' gets a 21st century makeover for a modern audience. And, as well as starring in the film, Jonah Hill also co-wrote the script!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Titanic in 3D

Last night I went to see Titanic in 3D

One of the biggest and most spectacular films in history sails back into cinemas in astonishing 3D!

A box office record-breaker and nominated for 11 Oscars, 'Titanic' was the film everyone had to see back in 1998. And now there's a reason why everybody should see it on the big screen again! Writer/director James Cameron went on to direct 'Avatar', the epic that showed how awe-inspiring 3D could be. Now he's returned to 'Titanic' to oversee its painstaking conversion to 3D. The secret of the film's success is its combination of incredible spectacle with a touching love story. Recreated in jaw-dropping widescreen magnificence, the dramatic sinking of the RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage exactly 100 years ago is reason enough to watch Cameron's masterpiece. But it's the involving, passionate romance between passengers from opposite ends of the social spectrum - Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) and Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) - that secured the film's place in movie history.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Mirror Mirror

Today I have been to see Mirror Mirror.

A sumptuous, funny, family-friendly new version of the classic fairytale with Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen!

A wicked enchantress (Julia Roberts) frets about her fading looks as she schemes to gain control of the throne that rightfully belongs to beautiful orphan Snow White (Lily Collins). She also plans to solve her financial difficulties by marrying a handsome prince (Armie Hammer). But when the prince falls for Snow White instead, the enchantress instructs bungling servant Brighton (Nathan Lane) to banish her to the forest - where a fearsome beast awaits! But our spirited heroine is rescued by seven diminutive outlaws, and they team up to thwart the dastardly plot. Reworked by great visual stylist Tarsem Singh, director of 'The Fall' and 'Immortals, this timeless Grimm bothers fairytale has never looked so stunning. Ravishing costumes, beautiful sets and lashings of laugh-out-loud humour for adults and children alike make it the perfect treat for all the family.

We Bought A Zoo

Today I have been to see We Bought A Zoo.

Matt Damon stars in a true-life inspirational comedy about a single dad who acquires a menagerie!

Journalist Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is at a crossroads in his life. Still in mourning for his late wife, he's struggling to raise the couple's two children - teenager Dylan (Colin Ford) and cute seven-year-old Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones). Seeking a change of scene, he decides to relocate his family to the country. He soon finds the perfect home, but there's one tiny detail the estate agent has neglected to share - it comes with its own run-down zoo attached! Even with the help of head keeper Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson), they're all on a steep learning curve when it comes to re-opening a zoo full of beasts that range from tigers to snakes. From 'Jerry Maguire' director Cameron Crowe, this lovely family comedy is based on the memoir of the real-life Benjamin Mee, who bought a zoo on Dartmoor.