Tag Archives: Geoffrey Rush

Cinema Review – Gods of Egypt

In a fantasy version of ancient Egypt, where the world is flat, gods walk among men and almost everyone is white, the god Set (Gerard Butler) turns on the other side of his family, murdering his brother Osiris (Bryan Brown) and blinding his nephew Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), in order to take control of Egypt and enslave humanity. With the help of the tenacious mortal Bek (Brenton Thwaites), Horus regains one of his eyes and sets out to not only regain his full vision, but unseat his evil uncle from the throne of Egypt. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Minions

In this spin off from the Despicable Me films, we learn the history of the little yellow Minions, who so delight in helping the biggest villain they can find, long before they ever met the Despicable Gru. After they accidentally destroy all their masters – including a dinosaur, Napoleon, a vampire and a large portion of Ancient Egypt – the Minions isolate themselves in Antarctica, but three of their number – Bob, Kevin and Stuart – set out to find a villain they can serve, and thus fulfil their life’s purpose. Enter Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female super villain, who has her eyes set on the throne of England. The Minions vow to help, but of course it is not long before things go awry. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Book Thief

When her family is torn apart by the Nazi rule of Germany, Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) is taken in by Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rose (Emily Watson). As she grows curious about the world around her, Hans teaches Liesel to read, a pastime she finds comfort and solace in. Liesel soon shares her passion with others, including the young Jewish man being hidden in her family’s basement. Continue reading

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