Saturday, 27 July 2013
Tonight I have been to see Frances Ha.
Indie queen Greta Gerwig stars in a warm, funny, perceptive comedy about a woman who's adrift in life. Sparky, klutzy, disorganised 27-year-old Brooklyn girl Frances (Greta Gerwig) describes herself as a dancer, even though she's not very good at it. But life is generally blissful in the apartment she shares with Sophie (Mickey Sumner). Boyfriends have come and gone, but Frances and Sophie have been best friends since college days. Now, however, Sophie is ready to move on and get serious about her career and current beau, Patch (Patrick Huesinger). Caught in something of a time warp, Frances begins to drift. Real-life couple Greta Gerwig and 'The Squid and the Whale' director Noah Baumbach previously worked together on 'Greenberg' and co-wrote the script for 'Frances Ha'. It's superbly photographed in monochrome as a homage to Woody Allen's classic, 'Manhattan'. It also boasts the first major film role for Sting's daughter, Mickey Sumner.
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Last Tuesday I went to see The Worlds End.
The gang behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz reunite for the final entry in their hilarious 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy! When they were younger, an intrepid group of friends attempted a pub-crawl to end them all. Twenty years later, Gary King (Pegg) reunites the group in an attempt to stage the same drinking marathon again. The goal, as before, is to reach the fabled pub The World's End. But soon the hard-drinking mates are unexpectedly plunged into a fight for the survival of all mankind! The World's End is the latest collaboration between director Edgar Wright, screenwriter/star Simon Pegg and co-star Nick Frost following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Now it's time for last orders as their hit film trilogy comes to a close. Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan co-star in what promises to be another effortless laugh-riot from the 'fried gold' comedy team!
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Last Thursday I went to see Now You See Me.
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Last Thursday I went to see This Is The End
The apocalypse strikes during a party at James Franco's house in this outrageously raunchy comedy! James Franco is throwing a party at his luxury home for all his A-list pals. The cream of young Hollywood is there, including Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Danny McBride. But while the debauchery escalates, something ominous is happening outside. The ground starts to shake. A giant hole opens up in the lawn. People are sucked into the sky by mysterious lights. And monsters are on the loose! Now the six surviving actors struggle to deal with a real apocalypse. And then Emma Watson shows up, completely trashing her good girl image! Expanded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg from their own short film, this mind-blowing comedy gives its amazing cast an opportunity to play hilariously exaggerated versions of themselves. You'll be astonished at how horribly some of them die!
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Tonight I have been to see Now You See Me.
Four brilliant illusionists use their talents to rob banks in this mind-bending thriller. Meet the self-styled Four Horsemen. Henley (Isla Fisher), Merritt (Woody Harrelson), Michael (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jack (Dave Franco) are stage magicians with a penchant for breathtaking illusions during spectacular stage shows. But there's more to their act than just entertainment. At the climax of their performance in Las Vegas, they teleport an audience member into a bank to steal $140m. This is then showered over the audience as compensation for the bankers' misdeeds. Naturally, these Robin Hood-style antics don't go down too well with bank manager Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). But then the mysterious Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) tells him that the robbery was just a distraction while the real trick was set up! Nothing is quite what it seems as the ingenious heist caper meets the brain-melting illusionist drama in 'The Transporter' director Louis Leterrier's gripping thriller.