Based on the fairytale of Jack and his beanstalk, Jack the Giant Slayer re-tells the tale, weaving in elements of heaven and earth, royalty and power struggles, with the giants as bloodthirsty aggressors. Continue reading
Wow, I am more than a little late to this party! I find it difficult to believe that the Golden Globes are tomorrow night; they totally snuck up on me!
Anyway, it is typical for me to post my predictions about the winners, and be pretty much wrong, but have fun doing it, so here goes… Continue reading
Alfred (Ewan McGregor) is approached by Harriet (Emily Blunt) to help fulfil the wishes of an Arab Sheikh and bring the sport of fly-fishing to the Yemeni desert. UK government press secretary Patricia (Kristin Scott Thomas) backs the plan and maintains, “We need a good story about the Middle East that doesn’t have explosions”. Continue reading
A trade tax leads to the invasion of the planet Naboo after negotiations between the Jedi Knights and the Trade Federation break down. Queen Amidala goes on the run with the Jedi and they discover an unusual young boy on the planet Tattooine. Continue reading
I Love You Phillip Morris is a sweet and darkly funny film. It tells the story of Steven (Jim Carrey), an ordinary guy who discovers that he is gay, leaves his family and becomes a con man to support his lavish lifestyle. Eventually Steven is caught and ends up in prison, there he meets Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), the two fall in love, and even though Steven swears that he is reformed, he becomes even more corrupt when he gets out of prison, in order to lavish Phillip with gifts and give him the lifestyle he thinks he deserves. Continue reading
Angels and Demons is getting a bad name. I would like to point out, first and foremost, that the book is an “airport” book, one you grab on the way to a transatlantic flight. The movie is the same kind of idea. It was never meant to challenge your ideal, but to be good fun and entertaining, and it is both of these things. Continue reading