Friday, 17 October 2014
School sweethearts reunite after 20 years apart in this heart-wrenching romance adapted from Nicholas Sparks' bestseller. Dawson (Luke Bracey) and Amanda (Liana Liberato) were teenage lovers from opposite sides of the tracks. But now two decades have passed. The adult Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) have both moved on with their lives. Then the death of a close friend brings them back to their small home town. The passion they first felt for one another still burns strong. But a second chance at first love proves elusive, as the forces that separated them are just as powerful today. This epic, decades-spanning love story is the ninth of 'The Notebook' author Nicholas Sparks' acclaimed global bestsellers to be adapted for the screen. Michelle Monaghan from the TV hit 'True Detective' is cast opposite 'X-Men' star James Marsden. The director is Michael Hoffman, of 'The Last Station' and 'Gambit' fame.
A young man must solve the riddle of a giant, deadly maze in this heart-pounding post-apocalyptic thriller! Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) awakes in a fast-moving lift, with no memory of his past life. Emerging into blinding sunlight, he's greeted by Gally (Will Poulter), who welcomes him to a place called The Glade. Dozens of young men are trapped here. Each morning, the doors to a giant, mechanical maze are opened and these 'runners' race against time to find a way out. But no one has ever survived a night in the maze, which is teeming with dangerous monsters known as Grievers. Drawing on his dreams of an organisation called W.C.K.D., Thomas is determined to find out who built it and why. But the arrival of the first girl, Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), changes everything! This action-packed sci-fi mystery is adapted from the first novel in a best-selling young adult trilogy by James Dashner.
Thursday, 16 October 2014
The bloodsucker's sinister origins are revealed in this action-packed reworking of the vampire myth. Back in an alternate 15th century, Transylvanian prince Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) makes a momentous decision. His land has been invaded by the armies of Mehmed the Second (Dominic Cooper) - leader of the Ottoman Empire and his own stepbrother. To protect his wife Mirena (Sarah Gadon) and prevent his son being taken as a child soldier, Vlad scales the forbidding Broken Tooth Mountain to forge a deal with a demon known as an ekimmu (Charles Dance). Granted supernatural powers to defeat his enemies, Vlad is also cursed to mutate into a monster! Filmed on location in Northern Ireland, first-time director Gary Shore's imaginative epic takes its cue from the gruesome legend of Vlad the Impaler. This also inspired original 'Dracula' author Bram Stoker. 'Hobbit' actor Luke Evans delivers a star-making performance in the lead role.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly star in a heart-warming comedy about an eventful family holiday. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) are going through a painful divorce. Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party couldn't have come at a more inconvenient time. Heading off for the Scottish Highlands, the bickering couple issue their three young children with strict instructions to keep the divorce a secret. This is more easily said than done. To keep track of the lies she's expected to tell the extended family, sensible nine-year-old Lottie records them in a notebook. Four-year-old Jess copes with the stress by forming a bizarre attachment to a brick called Norman. But it's middle child Mickey's enthusiasm for Vikings, shared with his grandfather, that proves to have the most dramatic and unexpected consequences! This refreshing feelgood family comedy is written and directed by TV veterans Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, creators of 'Outnumbered'.
Monday, 15 September 2014
Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth star in an intriguing amnesia thriller with an extraordinary twist! Each morning, Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) awakes with no memory. She thinks she's 27, but she's actually 40. Her patient husband, Ben (Colin Firth), explains that this is the result of a traumatic accident. She stores up information each day, but by the following morning it has been erased. Doctor Nash (Mark Strong) reveals that he has been working with Christine on her condition and has encouraged her to keep a video diary. But as secrets emerge and her doubts and suspicions grow, she begins to believe that she can trust nobody! Produced by Ridley Scott and adapted by '28 Weeks Later' writer Rowan Joffe from S.J. Watson's international bestseller, this an absorbing, tautly-scripted twisty-turny mystery. Leading a classy cast, Kidman and Firth cement the working partnership they established so effectively on 'The Railway Man'.
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Scarlett Johansson stars in a breathtaking action-thriller about a woman who accidentally develops superhuman powers. In Taiwan, terrified young American Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is abducted by a gang of brutal drug traffickers. Telling her that she is to become their mule, they sew packets of narcotics into her stomach. But when these leak into her bloodstream, Lucy undergoes an astonishing transformation. As her brain becomes supercharged, she quickly acquires incredible strength, vast intellectual capacity and amazing telekinetic powers. These allow her to turn the tables on her captors. The rapidly evolving Lucy then reaches out to academic Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman), who theorises that we use only 10% of our mental capacity. But what will happen to her when she reaches 100%? Luc Besson, writer/director of 'Nikita' and 'The Fifth Element', has created some of the screen's most extraordinary female action heroes. With 'Lucy', he takes the genre to a new level.
Unlikely allies join forces against a common enemy in this feelgood British comedy-drama based on an amazing true story. During the London Gay Pride March of 1984, activist Mark (Ben Schnetzer) makes a momentous decision. As a gesture of solidarity, he decides to form an organisation called Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners. They raise heaps of cash, but can't find any striking mineworkers who are prepared to accept it. Eventually, they make contact with a small Welsh pit village, whose representative, Dai (Paddy Considine), invites the activists to pay a visit. The stage is set for old prejudices to be challenged and new friendships formed. This rousing, fact-based crowd-pleaser in the tradition of 'The Full Monty' boasts a terrific British cast. Its ranks include Imelda Staunton as the formidable community organiser Hefina, Bill Nighy as shy and cultured miner Cliff, and Dominic West as flamboyantly gay actor Jonathan.
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try to prevent an embarrassing video going viral in this raunchy comedy! After ten years of marriage and two kids, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are in a relationship rut. To spice things up a little, the couple hit on a plan. They decide to have a kinky three-hour nookie session and record the whole thing on video. Job done, Jay erases the recording. At least, that what he thinks he's done. In fact, he's uploaded it to the Cloud, where it can be viewed by all their friends and family! The horrible truth dawns when they start receiving compliments about their performance. With the video just one click away from hitting the internet, the couple embark on a madcap race against time to prevent their intimate secrets becoming public knowledge. The stars and director of 'Bad Teacher' reunite for this deliciously risque comedy.
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Will, Jay, Neil and Simon head Down Under in this raunchy sequel to the record-breaking comedy. Last time we met the Rudge Park posse, they were causing chaos in Malia, Crete. Nearly a year on, Will (Simon Bird), Jay (James Buckley), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Simon (Joe Thomas) have gone their separate ways. Jay is staying with his uncle in Australia. Neil has actually managed to get a job. And Simon and Will are at different universities, but life isn't panning out as they'd hoped. So when Jay emails to say he's now become the biggest DJ in Australia and his life is one long party, the threesome need no encouragement to leap on a plane for a wild Easter break. Creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris take over as co-directors of this eagerly anticipated sequel to the most successful British comedy of all time. Expect outback mayhem and big laughs!
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Man and apes embark on a spectacular collision course in the thrilling sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. Ten years have passed since apes and men went their separate ways after the battle of the Golden Gate Bridge. Mankind has been all but wiped out by the simian flu. Caesar (Andy Serkis), meanwhile, leads an evolving, peaceful ape society in the depths of San Francisco's Muir Woods. When a band of human survivors stumble across the ape village, Malcolm (Jason Clarke) and Ellie (Keri Russell) are eager to promote peace between these former enemies. But they reckon without hot-headed survivalist Dreyfus (Gary Oldman), who leads an army of soldiers and is hell-bent on revenge! 'Cloverfield' director Matt Reeves takes over for this electrifying sequel, which 'The Guardian' describes as "spectacular and sophisticated" and 'The Mirror' calls "a classy, exciting genre film that packs in drama, twists and Âspectacular action". Tickets are selling fast, and Cineworld is adding more screenings due to popular demand. We're showing the movie in both 3D and D-Box, in order to give you the absolute cinema experience. So book now to see this must-see summer blockbuster that is wowing audiences and critics alike!
Britain's Got Talent's lovable dancing canine champ is voiced by David Walliams in his first big-screen family adventure. Pudsey is a cheeky, happy-go-lucky London stray who's adopted by young siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). They've recently lost their father, so mum Gail (Jessica Hynes) decides on a change of scenery by moving to the rural village of Chuffington. But just as our pampered hero is beginning to enjoy family life, trouble rears its ugly head in the evil form of landlord Mr. Thorne (John Sessions) and his dastardly cat Faustus! Amazing dancing dog Pudsey captured the hearts of the nation when he won Britain's Got Talent with his owner Ashleigh back in 2012. Now he reunites with BGT judge and his 'Mr. Stink' co-star David Walliams, who provides the nimble-pawed pooch's voice for this heartwarming family romp. The director is Nick Moore, who gave us 'Horrid Henry: The Movie'.
Sunday, 27 July 2014
The Dinobots make their spectacular entrance as mankind faces total annihilation in the fourth explosive 'Transformers' movie. Years have passed since the devastating battle of Chicago and humans have turned against the Transformers. Then widowed inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) uncovers a beat-up old truck that turns out to be none other than Optimus Prime. Arrogant government agent Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) promptly arrives with a large military force demanding to know the whereabouts of the reactivated Autobot. Meanwhile, scientist Joshua (Stanley Tucci) isolates the unstable metal from which the Transformers are made. Little does humanity anticipate that this will attract a terrifying new menace! Michael Bay's fourth jaw-dropping Transformers movie not only amps up the explosive action but also gives Optimus Prime a stunning, sword-wielding makeover. The big news for Transformers fans, however, is the introduction of the astonishing Dinobots. They're led by Grimlock, who transforms into an extraordinary mechanical Tyrannosaurus rex!
Monday, 14 July 2014
A jaded music biz executive bonds with a singer in this poignant romantic comedy from the director of 'Once'. Aging, out of touch music industry veteran Dan (Mark Ruffalo) has just been fired and is drowning his sorrows. Meanwhile, shy British expat singer/songwriter Greta (Keira Knightley) is cajoled by her busker pal Steve (James Corden) into performing at an open mic session in the same New York bar. Despite being drunk, Dan recognises a great talent when he hears one and hatches a novel plan to record an album. Matters are complicated by the fact that Greta's fellow musician ex-boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) has become a big rock star. This is another witty, moving and romantic hymn to the healing power of music from John Carney, writer/director of the much-loved, multiple award-winning 'Once'. Keira Knightley reveals her lovely singing voice, while Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine makes his feature film acting debut.
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Tom Cruise gets caught in a time loop battling savage alien invaders in this mind-bending sci-fi action spectacular! An unstoppable alien race known as the Mimics are swarming over the Earth, leaving a trail of total devastation. With mankind on the edge of extinction, the world's armies unite for a desperate last stand against this relentless onslaught. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) has never seen combat, but finds himself hurled into the conflict and killed within minutes. Then the impossible happens. Cage awakes at the beginning of this nightmare day and has to fight and die again. And again. But with each rebirth alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), he finds his battle skills improving. Now victory finally seems like a possibility. Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise teams up with 'The Bourne Identity' director Doug Liman for this thrill-packed slice of explosive sci-fi. It's adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel 'All You Need Is Kill'.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The iconic movie monster gets a brilliant 21st century makeover in this breathtaking blockbuster! A devastating catastrophe engulfs Japan's Janjira nuclear power plant in 1999. Fifteen years later, US physicist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) remains convinced that a natural disaster was not responsible. He believes there's been a high-level cover-up. His quest for the truth reunites him with his Navy Lieutenant son, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Among those drawn into joining their mission are Ford's wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and military commander Admiral Stenz (David Strathairn). Japanese scientist Daisuke Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) quickly recognises that man's abuse of nature is responsible for the mighty, radiation-enhanced Godzilla - and the terrifying foes against which it is now pitted! Made with the endorsement of Japan's Toho Studios, who first unleashed Godzilla in 1954, this stunning reinvention delivers great characters as well as awesome spectacle. Behind the camera is Gareth Edwards, British director of the acclaimed low-budget hit 'Monsters'.
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson team up for the first time as unlikely jewel thieves in this breezy heist comedy. Kate (Emma Thompson) and Richard (Pierce Brosnan) are long divorced. But their plans for a comfortable retirement are jeopardised when the asset-stripping new owner of Richard's investment firm makes off with their nest egg. Then they learn that the dodgy French financier responsible has just bought a $10 million diamond for his bride-to-be. To get even, all they have to do is gatecrash the Cote d'Azur wedding and make off with the rock! To help with this crazy heist, the duo recruit ex-serviceman pal Jerry (Timothy Spall) and his dotty wife Penelope (Celia Imrie). And as they hit the French Riviera, it becomes clear that the spark between Kate and Richard has not been completely extinguished. British writer/director Joel Hopkins reunites with his 'Last Chance Harvey' star Emma Thompson for this delicious screwball comedy.
Cameron Diaz stars in a hilarious comedy about three women who team up to get revenge on their cheating man! New York lawyer Carly (Cameron Diaz) thinks she's finally found Mr. Right in the form of handsome and charming Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). When he announces that his housekeeper has summoned him home to Connecticut to deal with a burst pipe, Carly decides to follow and surprise him. Bad move. When she rings the bell, she's greeted by his wife, Kate (Leslie Mann). Unexpectedly, the two women bond during a drunken evening. Then they learn that Mark is three-timing them with buxom Amber (Kate Upton). Now the trio decide it's time to teach the serial philanderer an outrageous lesson that he'll never forget! Joining Cameron Diaz in this delicious revenge comedy are 'Game of Thrones' hunk Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and 'This is 40' star Leslie Mann. Swimsuit model Kate Upton gets her first major screen role as Amber.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Russell Crowe stars in a spectacular reimagining of the apocalyptic story of the great flood. When Noah (Russell Crowe) experiences visions of a catastrophic deluge, he seeks advice from his grandfather Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins). Methuselah reveals that the disaster foretold is God's punishment for man's corruption of the world. It is Noah's destiny to construct a vessel to save the lives of the innocent. Together with his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), their sons Shem (Douglas Booth) and Ham (Logan Lerman), and family friend Ila (Emma Watson), he sets about building a giant wooden ark. But the terrible impending flood is not the only challenge Noah faces. A violent tribe of warriors led by his nemesis Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) want the ark for themselves! 'Black Swan' director Darren Aronofsky serves up an awesome retelling of this great Biblical tale of courage and sacrifice. The astonishing effects include a vast menagerie of CGI animals!
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette star in a funny and touching tale of four desperate strangers who form an unlikely pact. Washed-up former TV personality Martin Sharp (Pierce Brosnan) has decided to end it all on New Year's Eve. But at the top of the London skyscraper from which he plans to hurl himself, Martin finds he's not alone. Three other unhappy people have had the same idea. Maureen (Toni Collette) finds the stress of being a single mother overwhelming. Sassy, impulsive teenager Jess (Imogen Poots) has family problems. And JJ (Aaron Paul) dreamed of being a rock star but now works as a pizza delivery boy. After sharing their stories, the quartet agree to stay alive and stick together - at least until Valentine's Day. Adapted from the novel by 'Fever Pitch' and 'About a Boy' author Nick Hornby, this darkly hilarious comedy spins an unusual and moving story of redemption.
Sunday, 23 March 2014
Today in Llandudno I have been to see Labor Day.
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in an extraordinary love story about a withdrawn woman who bonds with an escaped convict. Life has been tough for 13-year-old Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) ever since his dad left home. Traumatised and dishevelled mum Adele (Kate Winslet) is increasingly reclusive. During a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry is accosted by handsome yet menacing Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), who then forces Adele to give him a ride. It transpires that there's a manhunt for Frank - an escaped convict who's serving 18 years for murder. Over a long holiday weekend back at the family home, he bonds with Henry and begins to draw Adele out of her shell. Narrated by the older Henry (Tobey Maguire), this moving and emotional story is adapted from the novel of the same title by Joyce Maynard. It's directed by Jason Reitman, who gave us 'Juno' and 'Up in the Air'.
Thursday, 13 March 2014
'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul puts pedal to the metal in this breakneck street racer vengeance thriller. Underground street racer and muscle car mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) owns a garage that soups up high-end vehicles. When his best friend is murdered during a race, Tobey finds himself framed by his wealthy, arrogant business partner, Dino (Dominic Cooper). Having served his time, he joins a gruelling cross-country car race, during which he plans to get revenge. Hearing of this, Dino puts a bounty on his head. Imogen Poots co-stars as a car dealer who does business with the two men, while Michael Keaton plays the race's eccentric organiser. 'Act of Valor' director Scott Waugh helms this relentless, high-octane, mayhem-packed action movie. It's adapted from the hugely successful video game series of the same title, with roots in the tradition of iconic American car culture movies from 'Bullitt' to 'Cannonball Run'.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A book-loving girl bonds with a Jewish refugee in Nazi Germany in this moving adaptation of Markus Zusak's international bestseller. In the late 1930s, illiterate nine-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse) arrives at the rural home of her new foster parents. Henpecked by his wife Rosa (Emily Watson), kindly Hans Hubermann (Geoffrey Rush) encourages Liesel to learn to read. Things change with the arrival of Max Vandenburg (Ben Schnetzer) - the teenage son of a Jewish man who saved Hans's life during WWI. Now he needs help to avoid capture by the Nazis. While hiding in the Hubermanns' basement, Max forms a bond with Liesel and instils in her a love of books. Narrated by Death himself (voiced by Roger Allam), this powerful adaptation of Markus Zusak's much-acclaimed novel takes a child's eye view of the horrors of the Holocaust. Behind the camera is Brian Percival, who's best known for directing several episodes of 'Downton Abbey'.
A rookie cop's training day spirals out of control in this action-packed buddy comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) is a wisecracking video game junkie and aspiring cop who's dating the lovely Angela Payton (Tika Sumpter). Now he's finally been accepted by the police academy and is keen to propose. But Angela says she'll only marry him if he secures the approval of the other man in her life - her brother James (Ice Cube). Trouble is that James is a veteran detective with a very short fuse, who has Ben figured as a loser. To get rid of him once and for all, James decides to scare the wits out of Ben with a 24 hour 'ride along' he'll never forget. Needless to say, this backfires horribly! A rib-tickling mismatched buddy action-comedy in the tradition of '48 Hrs', 'Ride Along' also features the great Laurence Fishburne as underworld kingpin Omar.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzmann, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Jude Law, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Wilkinson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham
Ralph Fiennes leads an amazing cast in Wes Anderson's quirky comedy about a purloined painting. Between the wars, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) is the suave and popular concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel. Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) is the young and impressionable lobby boy who becomes his loyal and trusted friend. After elderly guest Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) dies in mysterious circumstances following a tryst with Gustave, it is revealed that she has left him a priceless Renaissance painting in her will. With the aid of Zero and his girlfriend Agatha (Saoirse Ronan), Gustave swiftly spirits the artwork away. But Inspector Henckels (Edward Norton) soon comes after him. Wes Anderson's first period film is as elaborately designed and elegantly plotted as we've come to expect. After 'In Bruges', Ralph Fiennes gets another opportunity to demonstrate his formidable comedy talents. He's joined by a fabulous cast of Anderson regulars, including the great Bill Murray.
The Greeks and Persians take their spectacular conflict to sea in the epic follow-up to '300'. More than 30 years before the events of '300', the Greeks and Persians clash at the pivotal Battle of Marathon. Still a young man, the future Persian God King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) mourns the death of his father as he falls under the influence of feisty, ambitious naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green). She witnessed her entire family being slaughtered and now burns for vengeance. Meanwhile, general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) sets out to bring together the disunited Greek nation states and avenge the death of King Leonidas. The stage is set for a breathtaking sea battle! Adapted from Frank Miller's latest graphic novel, the blood-soaked 'Rise of an Empire' is told in the same vivid, kinetic style as its predecessor. It also unfolds on a larger canvas, taking in battles before, after and parallel to those of '300'.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
The satirical sci fi classic about a conflicted cyborg cop gets a spectacular 21st century makeover. The year is 2028 and crime is out of control on the streets of America. Egged on by opinionated TV pundit Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson), the sinister OmniCorp proposes a solution. The corporation has already deployed its hi-tech drones and fighting robots on the streets of Tehran. Now evil CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) plans to bring the technology home. Devoted husband and father of two Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a dedicated cop working the streets of Detroit. When he's severely injured in a car bombing, OmniCorp scientist Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) saves his life. As RoboCop, Alex finds he has incredible new abilities. But being half-man and half-machine brings unique challenges. Brazilian director Jose Padilha has assembled a brilliant cast for his skilful, action-packed update of Paul Verhoeven's eighties dystopian masterpiece.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
Scorsese and DiCaprio team up again for the blackly comic true story of a hedonistic and corrupt Wall Street stockbroker. Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a clever young man with ambition to burn. For him, greed isn't just good - it's great! Mentored by Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaugey), Belfort proceeds to tear up Wall Street during the nineties. He works hard, earning nearly a million dollars a week. And he also plays hard, enjoying a blizzard of drugs, drink, sex, parties and expensive toys. But pride comes before a fall. And Belfort's 'pump and dump' boiler room scam is about to lead to a mighty comeuppance. Adapted by 'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter from Belfort's own memoirs, this 'GoodFellas' of the financial world has been a long-cherished project for director Martin Scorsese. He also collaborates with Leonardo DiCaprio for the fifth time. Watch out too for our own Joanna Lumley in a supporting role!
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman star in a riotous sixtysomething bachelor party comedy! Billy (Michael Douglas) has always been happily single. But now he's in his sixties, he finally feels it's time to settle down and get married. After all, his intended bride is getting on a bit too. She's nearly 32. So Billy calls childhood friends Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) with a plan. They're going back to Las Vegas together to party like it's 1959! Trouble is, Archie is not in the best of health these days. What's more, when the aging quartet arrive in Las Vegas, they find their old haunts have changed out of all recognition since they were young. Unresolved issues between them soon bubble to the surface too. 'National Treasure' director Jon Turteltaub's brilliantly cast comedy brings together four Oscar-winning screen legends for a feast of senior misbehaviour!
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen's acclaimed drama about a newly penniless socialite attempting to rebuild her life.
Sophisticated, elegant New Yorker Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) used to have it all. But then it turned out that her businessman husband Hal (Alec Baldwin) was a swindler. So now Jasmine is broke and on her own with a head full of Xanax and Stoli. She heads for San Francisco and the modest apartment where her non-biological sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) lives. But the neurotic, hard-drinking interloper struggles to adjust to her lowly station in life. She also loudly disapproves of her sister's new boyfriend, Chili (Bobby Cannavale), branding him as big a loser as Ginger's ex-hubby, Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Woody Allen continues his current purple patch with this delicious and often very funny character study. Cate Blanchett is on top regal form as the brittle and myopic Jasmine, who is the unwitting agent of her own downfall.