Tag Archives: Maya Rudolph

Cinema Review – Maggie’s Plan

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is determined to become a mother; she feels she is at the right time in her life, even though she has yet to have a meaningful relationship that lasts more than a few months. Maggie plans to inseminate herself with sperm from an acquaintance, but as the date draws near, she becomes friends with fellow teacher and aspiring novelist John (Ethan Hawke), a friendship that turns to something more, destroying John’s marriage to the passionate but self-involved Gerogette (Julianne Moore). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Sisters

Kate (Tina Fey) and Maura (Amy Poehler) are adult sisters who have been very different for most of their lives; Kate is free wheeling and wild, while Maura is tightly wound and controlling. When the sisters learn that their parents are selling their childhood home, the two team up to have one last blowout in the place that holds so many memories for them. 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 – Big Hero 6

Hiro (Ryan Potter) is a young teenager of remarkable intelligence, living with his brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney) and aunt in the city of San Fransokio. When Tadashi is killed in a freak accident, Hiro finds himself in possession of a robot his brother created, named Baymax (Scott Adsit). Baymax was created to be a heath carer, but when Hiro discovers that one of his inventions has been stolen, he reprogrammes Baymax and teams up with his friends to get it back. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Nut Job

Surly (Will Arnett) is a squirrel with dreams of a full belly. Together with his rat pal Buddy, he decides to rob a nut cart. Raccoon (Liam Neeson), the head of the wildlife community in the park is not best pleased when the heist goes wrong and Surly is exiled. It is not long before Surly finds a bigger target, and learns some home truths about himself, Raccoon and the animals he has left behind. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Turbo

Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is a garden snail who dreams of a bigger life or, more accurately, a faster one. When a freak accident leaves him with super speed, Theo – who renames himself Turbo –  finally sees the path to his dreams open before him, but he may need a little help.
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Cinema Review – The Way Way Back

Duncan (Liam James) is a shy 14 year old brought on holiday with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend (Steve Carrell) and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Neither a child nor an adult, Duncan is desperate to find a place where he belongs, and makes an unexpected friend in the manager of a water park, Owen (Sam Rockwell). Continue reading

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