Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare.
Worse than other Fast and Furious sequels. REALLY REALLY bad.
The acting is debatable but Gina Carano makes the rest of the cast look like Oscar material. She just cannot act.
Fast the Furious 1 was the best and should have been left alone.
P.S. Ludacris had the best lines.
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
Just watched this and it is simply AWESOME!!!
I wasn’t a Trekkie before, but I think I may be one now ;-)
Benedict Cumberbatch is simply amazing, and let’s be honest, he does justice to every role - such a talented actor. When they introduce him in the film, the camera zoomed on him and he looked very DASHING. A bit of weight gain really fills his face and makes him look incredibly sexy but…I digress - Cumberbatch is pretty evil in this film but he did an excellent job as did everyone else.
go watch it. It’s highly entertaining!
To see the YouTube trailer, just click on the poster above.
The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
I enjoyed this film. Ryan Gosling is …Ryan Gosling, but I thought Bradley Cooper was the strongest performance.
It did drag on a bit and I wasn’t quite sure about the ending (i.e. didn’t like it) but over all it is a decent film.
Love Is All You Need (2013)
A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter’s wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
This movie sucked. Things just didn’t make sense. One minute Pierce Brosnan’s character is saying that “he is a man who has decided to be all alone” and literally in the next couple of scenes he is madly in love with this woman. They hardly talk, so I didn’t understand how (in his words) “she is the most amazing woman he has ever met” - oh hang on! maybe that IS what is most amazing thing about her i.e. she doesn’t talk and just stares at him in awe.
The lead female character, is a doormat. Her husband cheats on her, treats her horribly, and she has no back bone whatsoever.
There is also a wedding that is taking place (her daughter, and his son), they have been a relationship for 3 months - I understand that sometimes people rush into marriage - but these guys meet, fall in love, decide to get married AND plan a wedding in Italy- ALL IN 3 MONTHS!. I think that is quite an achievement.
The story was all over the place. I found too many plot holes.
So basically, the lead female is a doormat, so she would take any man, and the male hasn’t had sex in decades so he would take any woman too…
bottom line: waste of time.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Iron Man 3 was fun but it wasn’t as exciting as The Avengers or X-Men.
It has non stop action. It’s a huge improvement from Ironan 2!. There IS a scene after the credits but it isn’t anything exciting..sorry :)
My favourite character was the Mandarin :)
It is an enjoyable film so do check it out!
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.
A very simple story and yet quite powerful. I really enjoyed it. It is slow at times but it gives a very accurate (I think) picture of life in East Germany.
If you like your foreign movies, and are interested in that time period, this is for you.
Check out the trailer by clicking on the poster above - it will take you to the YouTube trailer for the movie.
Promised Land (2012)
A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
This is a simple-ish movie on an interesting subject. I really enjoyed it. It has been labelled the “Anti-Fracking” movie, and I think it could have gone more in depth on the theme - but anyway, it’s worth checking out.
Click on the poster for the film’s trailer on YouTube.
Broken City (2013)
In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.
It wasn’t anything you haven’t seen before. Very very very slow pace. I am sure there are better movies out there.
The trailer is kind of good, check it out by clicking the poster above (it will take you to YouTube).
An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.
This was a load of rubbish!!! The plot was incredibly stupid, was not original. Really not worth one’s time.
Click on the poster above to see the film’s trailer on YouTube.
Movie recommendation of the day —->GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
The Oranges (2011)
The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
I am working on a screenplay all of this month, and for some reason today, I just cannot write. I keep hitting a brick wall. So I decided to watch this film. I have been wanting to watch it for a while, and now I understand why this wasn’t on a wider release in the cinema and DVD.
Good God it was rubbish!!!!! The “friendship” between the two families wasn’t shown enough for me to care, I couldn’t care less about them. Then, there was the romance. It was so gross because hot he may be, that Hugh Laurie, but come on…they have Adam Brody in the film!! They did not utilise him at all. There was zero chemistry between Leighton Meester and Hugh Laurie…they looked awkward. It wasn’t fun watching them kiss (barf!!). I wanted them to break up immediately, before Adam Brody could find out about it (he had a minor role, came in the beginning of the film only to bugger off to China and then appear again at the end of the film).
Why do people make such rubbish movies? I am pretty sure, this story did not look good on a screenplay either. Such a great cast, and so wasted here.
Anyway, the movie sucked but my writer’s block seems to have lifted, so I am going to waste no time, and get back to my script!
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt.
The movie has some funny parts. No real punch lines. Nothing that will stick with you or make you remember the jokes. It’s something you have seen before.It’s an OK film.
All the actors did a good job. I loved Steve Carell’s fake tan.
Not quite sure what Olive Wilde was doing in the film…she was just there. Quite random.
Watch it when it’s on TV.
Watch the trailer (on YouTube) by clicking on the photo above.
In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
This movie has been getting awful reviews, and you know how sometimes it’s all bad reviews but the movie turns out to be fun? like for example ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ was absolutely panned widely, but I thought it was brilliant, really fun popcorn movie, and I was genuinely “awww no” when the movie didn’t break bank at the box office i.e. no sequel, and then there was ‘The Red Riding Hood’ with Amanda Seyfried? That was a fun movie…anyway this one? IT SUCKS!! I cannot even begin to tell how much.
It’s awful. It’s terrible. It sucks. It’s a waste of money: yours (if you go to the cinema or even if you buy it on DVD in a couple of months) and the filmmakers’.It really upsets me when people waste money and bring this kind of non-sense to the big screen. All that money wasted!
Another puzzling thing is, why on earth would the lovely Gemma Arterton, and Jeremy Renner sign up for this???? were they held hostage? black mailed into it? There has to be something like this because I can’t believe that they willingly signed up for this.
DON’T WATCH IT! Trust me, you can spend your time and money on a lot of other things.
Also, I am a little annoyed because I would have walked out of the cinema, but I couldn’t because I dropped my wallet in the dark somewhere, and couldn’t find it until after the movie.
I wanted a fun/silly movie but this was a pile of rubbish. I couldn’t believe, and still can’t believe, how rubbish this film is!
What was everyone thinking???
Not going to bother with the trailer …sorry :)