Tag Archives: Ewan McGregor

Cinema Review – Beauty and the Beast

After he takes a rose from The Beast’s (Dan Stevens) garden for his daughter Belle (Emma Watson), Maurice (Kevin Kline) finds himself imprisoned in Thee Beast’s castle. Belle comes to her father’s rescue and takes his place, and it is not long before Belle realises the castle and all those who dwell within it are under a curse, and time is running out for them. The more Belle gets to know The Beast, the more she sees the kind heart underneath the gruff exterior. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – T2 Trainspotting

Twenty years after he stole his friends’ money and vanished, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Edinburgh, Immediately saving Spud (Ewen Bremner) from a suicide attempt and reuniting with Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) seems to be going well, but what Renton does not know is that Sick Boy has a plan for revenge, and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) has just escaped from prison, and has not forgotten whose fault it is that he ended up there in the first place. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Our Kind of Traitor

Toward the end of their holiday in Morocco, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) encounter Russian oligarch Dima (Stellan Skarsgard) and quickly find themselves spending their last few days in the man’s company. When Dima gives Perry a memory stick containing information about a potential banking scandal, in the hope he will pass it on to the UK authorities, Perry and Gail are soon caught up in a plot to help Dima and his family defect from Russia, while uncovering a scandal involving a UK politician. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle makes his directorial debut with this largely fictional look at the life and times of jazz pioneer Miles Davis. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Son of a Gun

Locked up in prison, JR (Brenton Thwaites) has not yet learned the rule to stay out of other peoples’ business. Targeted by a gang of violent inmates, JR finds himself under the protection of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals; Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). Protection comes at a price, however, and when JR is released from prison, his debt is called in. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Albert (Seth MacFarlane) is the biggest coward in the small Frontier town of Old Stump. When he talks his way out of a gun fight, his girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) breaks up with him, making Albert determined to win her back. It’s around then that a mysterious woman, Anna (Charlize Theron) blows into town, and strikes up a friendship with our cowardly hero. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – August: Osage County

The Weston family have long since gone their separate ways, but when a family tragedy brings them back to the place they grew up, secrets are revealed and the women of the family learn more about themselves and the lives they have created. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jack the Giant Slayer

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

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Rant – The Golden Globes, 2013

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

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Cinema Review – The Impossible

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their children are spending their Christmas holiday in Thailand. When a devastating tsunami hits, however, the family is separated and a frantic search begins. Continue reading

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