Tag Archives: Josh Brolin

Cinema Review – Hail, Caesar!

In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) works as a ‘Fixer’ for Capitol Studios. It’s Mannix’s job to make sure the studio retains its reputation, but between negotiating a portrayal of Jesus in the upcoming ‘Hail Caesar’ with religious heads, making a gentrified star of Western star Hobie Doyle (Alden Ehrenreich) and covering up the pregnancy of DeeAnna Moran (Scarlett Johansson), Mannix is considering a job change. The sudden abduction of Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) – star of “Hail Ceasar” – makes everything more complicated, especially with reporters Thora and Thessaly Thacker (Tilda Swinton) on the hunt for their next big stories. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Sicario

After a gruesome find at a house raid in Arizona, FBI Agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) is asked to volunteer for a task force aimed at taking a Mexican cartel boss down. Initially excited to be finally on the front lines, Macy soon learns that there is more going on in this task force than she has been led to believe. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Inherent Vice

Doc (Joaquín Phoenix) is a private investigator in LA of the 1970s. A fan of weed and not quite over the breakup with the love of his life, Doc is sent into a complicated and vice filled world when his ex-girlfriend Shasta Fay (Katherine Waterston) goes missing. Her new lover, his wife, her lover and countless others are seemingly embroiled in the case, and Doc’s mortal enemy – Lt. Det. Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen – is also on the case, making things even more complicated, if such a thing could be possible. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

In this sequel to 2005’s Sin City, we are taken back to the world of Frank Miller’s graphic novels, where a son encounters his father, a woman seeks revenge and a man tries to forget his past. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Labor Day

Single mum Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) encounter Frank (Josh Brolin), a dangerous convict who has escaped from prison, while they are doing their weekly grocery shopping. Frank demands they take him to their home, and as he holds them over a long weekend, they discover that the wanted man may not be as dangerous as they thought. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Oldboy

Joe (Josh Brolin) is imprisoned in a room for twenty years, for reasons he does not know. As his incarceration continues, he vows to seek revenge on those who have held him, and redeem his relationship with his daughter. When he is unexpectedly released, however, Joe is given mere days to find out why he was held captive. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gangster Squad

The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Men in Black 3

When notorious killer alien Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) escapes from prison on the moon, he goes back in time to kill the agent that put him there; K (Tommy Lee Jones). When K is wiped from history, it is up to J (Will Smith) to go back in time and save his friend. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Lawless, Gangster Squad and Dark Horse

Boardwalk Empire has a lot to answer for; the gangster movie seemed to have died in 2009 with Johnny Depp’s misstep Public Enemies. Martin Scorsese makes an admittedly brilliant TV show about prohibition era Atlantic City, and suddenly the gangster movie is back in style. Continue reading

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