Tag Archives: Alan Arkin

Cinema Review – Going in Style

After he witnesses a bank robbery, and learns that not only has his pension vanished, but his mortgage repayments have trebled, septuagenarian Joe (Michael Caine) convinces his lifelong pals Willie (Morgan Freeman) and Albert (Alan Arkin) to pull off a daring heist, a heist on the very bank that dissolved their pension fund. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Million Dollar Arm

JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) is a struggling baseball agent, in a last ditch attempt to save his company, JB decides to recruit cricket players from India, via a huge talent competition, and turn them into professional baseball players. What could possibly go wrong!? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carrell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are magicians at the top of their game; they have been resident in Las Vegas for 10 years, but unlike the city that is consistently changing, Wonderstone and Marvelton never evolved their act. When newcomer Steve Grey (Jim Carrey) comes on the scenes, he shakes the duo’s foundations, and could finally end their magical friendship. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Argo

During the Iranian revolution of 1979, crowds stormed the U.S. Embassy and took the inhabitants hostage. Six people escaped, however, and although the Canadian Ambassador took them in, the CIA was desperate to bring them home before the Iranians realised that they had escaped. Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) was the man charged with the task of bringing the six Americans home. Continue reading

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