Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Tonight I have been to see Skyfall.

James Bond is back, but his loyalty is tested as M's past comes back to haunt her. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the infamous spy franchise first started and the producers of the latest Bond film have pulled out all the stops. For the first time in the series' history, a James Bond film is being directed by an Academy Award winner in the form of Sam Mendes, who won the award for American Beauty in Mendes has bought with him a wealth of talent - in fact, the impressive cast and crew of technical experts have 35 Academy Award nominations and five wins between them. It is no wonder that this is rumoured to be the biggest Bond ever. Filmed all over the world including Turkey and China, 'Skyfall' sees MI6 come under attack and Bond (Daniel Craig) dispatched to track down and destroy the threat - no matter how great the personal cost. The stellar cast also includes Javier Bardem as the villainous Silva who, after his scene-stealing performance in 'No Country For Old Men', will be more than a match for Craig's Bond.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Today at Cineworld Bolton I have been to see The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Emma Watson stars in Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his funny and touching coming-of-age novel. Charlie (Logan Lerman) has never stood out from the crowd. But after a close friend commits suicide, this shy and awkward outcast teen is determined to turn his life around during the new school term. Charlie soon makes friends with flamboyant Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his beautiful step-sister Sam (Emma Watson), who introduce him to a new world of fun. His teacher Bill (Paul Rudd) also broadens Charlie's horizons by developing his appetite for great literature. He soon begins to fall in love with Sam, but matters are about to get complicated. Stephen Chbosky's 1999 novel was hugely acclaimed for its wit, truthfulness and courage in tackling difficult subject matter. In adapting his own book for the screen, he has assembled a dream cast headlined by Emma Watson. It's also our first chance to hear her speak with an American accent!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012


Bruce Willis stars in a mind-boggling sci-fi action movie about a time-travelling assassin hired to kill his future self! One of the biggest problems facing any mobster is how to whack someone without leaving messy evidence behind. By 2072, the technology for time travel exists, even though it's illegal to make use of it. This doesn't stop the criminals, who employ assassins known as loopers. Their job is to nip back 30 years to 2042, before the advent of time travel, and eliminate targets sent from the future. That way, there's no evidence the victim ever existed. There's just one rule: never let your target escape. But that's exactly what happens when looper Joe (Joseph Gordon Levitt) finds that the man who's just materialised in front of him is his future self (Bruce Willis)! From the director of cult hit 'Brick', 'Looper' is a ferociously clever and exciting time travel thriller.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Now Is Good

Tonight I have been to see Now Is Good.

Moving drama about a young woman determined to live life to the full after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Tessa Scott (Dakota Fanning) carries a burden that no 17-year-old old should have to endure. She knows her time is short. Having taken the decision to give up treatment for the illness that will claim her life, Tessa decides to spend her remaining days doing everything a normal teenager could hope to experience. With best pal Zoey (Kaya Scodelario), she draws up her own 'bucket list'. This proves especially difficult for dad (Paddy Considine) and mum (Olivia Williams) as it includes such risky behaviour as taking drugs and losing her virginity. But until she meets new neighbour Adam (Jeremy Irvine), Tessa doesn't expect to experience the exhilarating intensity of love. Adapted from Jenny Downham's bestseller, British director Ol Parker's uplifting drama is a dizzying, romantic and profoundly emotional celebration of life.