Tag Archives: Michael Caine

Cinema Review – Going in Style

After he witnesses a bank robbery, and learns that not only has his pension vanished, but his mortgage repayments have trebled, septuagenarian Joe (Michael Caine) convinces his lifelong pals Willie (Morgan Freeman) and Albert (Alan Arkin) to pull off a daring heist, a heist on the very bank that dissolved their pension fund. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Now You See Me 2

Eighteen months after the events of Now You See Me, The Horsemen are disbanded and in hiding, and Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) is still sending the FBI on a wild goose chase looking for the illusionist thieves. Announcing their comeback with an act of corporate sabotage, The Horsemen – with new member Lula (Lizzy Caplan) – find themselves kidnapped and taken to Macau, where they are forced to steal for reclusive tech prodigy Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). Of course, The Horsemen are not going to take this lying down, and soon come up with a plan of their own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Last Witch Hunter

100 years after he killed the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht) and was cursed with immortality, Kaulder (Vin Diesel) is the only man who stands between our world and the darkness that witches want to bring down on humanity. With the help of his loyal Dolan (Michael Caine) and a rogue witch named Chloe (Rose Leslie), who is desperate to survive Kaulder must fight to stop the Witch Queen returning, and save the human race from extinction. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Youth

Returning to the Swiss holiday destination he always visited with his wife, retired English composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) finds himself reflecting over his life, with his friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), Fred finds himself hassled by the Palace to perform his famous Simple Songs for the Queen, a request he consistently denies. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Kingsmen: The Secret Service

When Kingsman and experienced spy Galahad (Colin Firth) has his life saved, he promises one favour to the family of the man who saved him. 17 years later, Eggsy (Taron Edgerton) finds himself in trouble with the law and desperate for a way out, and calls in the favour. Galahad sees something special in Eggsy, and decides to put him forward for training to be a Kingsman; the most elite and secret espionage agency in the world. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Interstellar

In the not too distant future, our planet is dying; crops are failing and people are struggling to live through dust storms and the breakdown of technology. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is drafted into a secret NASA mission to travel through a mysterious wormhole, and find out whether another planet can sustain human life. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Now You See Me

J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merrit McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) are magicians operating with limited success in their chosen fields. A mysterious stranger brings them together to form The Four Horsemen; a super group of magicians and illusionists, with a mission for justice. Continue reading

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Why So Serious? After Dark… July 2012

Welcome to Why So Serious? After Dark.

This is a very special episode of Why So Serious? Movie Reviews, where we pay tribute to The Dark Knight Rises and give it it’s own show; for a multitude of reasons. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Warning: Spoilers
I have written a spoiler free review here

Eight years after the defeat of The Joker and Two-Face, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has hung up his cape. When a new threat – Bane (Tom Hardy) – comes to town, hell bent on causing chaos, Batman resurfaces to protect the city that drove him into hiding.

Warning, it is rather difficult to review The Dark Knight Rises without giving away some plot points, so if you wish to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

The rest of you… Read on! Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Dark Knight

Bruce Wayne must come to terms with the fact that he may have finally lost the woman he loves, and Batman faces his greatest foe yet, The Joker, a mysterious man who thrives on chaos. Continue reading

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