Tag Archives: Ben Kingsley

Cinema Review – The Walk

‘I find myself on an island, floating in mid air on the edge of the void’… On August 6th 1974, French high wire performer Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) crossed a wire strung between the towers of New York’s World Trade Centre… 110 storeys up. Robert Zemeckis’ film takes us behind the scenes of this incredible feat, and into the mind of the man who seemed that the towers were built for him to dance on a wire between them. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Moses (Christian Bale) and Rameses (Joel Edgerton) were raised as cousins in Egypt, but when the truth is discovered about Moses’ heritage, there begins a struggle between the Hebrew slaves and the reign of Egypt, which leads the two friends to become enemies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

The magic tablet that brings the inhabitants of New York’s Natural History Museum is becoming corroded and weak, so Larry (Ben Stiller) must take Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) to London to find out the history of the ancient magic from his parents. Of course, Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Jed (Owen Wilson), Octavius (Steve Coogan) and the gang tag along for the ride, and they make friends with Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens) along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Boxtrolls

At night, the Boxtrolls come out of their home underneath the town of Cheesebridge and forage through the town’s rubbish for things they can use. When a young boy is taken by the Boxtrolls, the town is thrown into a state of fear, and Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) is tasked by Lord Portley-Rind (Jared Harris) to rid the town of the Boxtrolls once and for all. It is up to Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to convince the townsfolk that the Boxtrolls are not evil, but kind and gentle, before it is too late. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ender’s Game

In the aftermath of an alien attack on Earth, the brightest and most promising children are recruited into an advanced military school, in the hope they can protect the world from a future attack. Ender (Asa Butterfield) is one such child. Deliberately ostracised from the other recruits by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), Ender soon becomes the leader of a band of misfits, and perhaps the strongest weapon against the enemy. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Iron Man 3

In the aftermath of Loki’s attack on New York, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) finds that his experience with the Avengers left a lasting impression. Meanwhile, a new threat to Iron Man’s world arises in the form of The Mandarin, and some of Tony’s old friends and enemies return. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dictator

General Admiral Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), dictator of a small African country called Wayida, comes to America to sign a treaty. While there, his brother Tamir (Ben Kingsley) arranges for his assassination and for a double to take his place. Aladeen must join forces with a vegan store owner (Anna Faris) in order to gain his empire back. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hugo

Hugo, based on Brian Selznik’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is director Martin Scorsese’s first ever 3D film, and promises to be something truly special. The film is the story of Hugo, a young boy who has lost his family and home, and lives in the walls of a Paris train station. By day, Hugo winds and maintains the clocks of the station, but by night he works to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Little does Hugo realise that this secret will transform and those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Shutter Island

Shutter Island, based on the novel by Denis Lehane, centres around US Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) investigating the escape of a patient from Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. The hospital is housed on the remote Shutter Island in Boston Harbour and almost as soon as Daniels, along with his new partner Chuck (Mark Ruffalo), arrives, he begins to suspect that all is not as it appears to be. Continue reading

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