Tag Archives: Sam Rockwell

Cinema Review – Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

Seven months after her daughter was raped and brutally murdered, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), frustrated with the lack of progress by the police department, decides to rent out three billboards on a rarely used road, to put up a message demanding answers. The billboards cause a considerable stir in the small town where Mildred lives, but she refuses to back down from her crusade for the truth. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Say When

Kiera Knightley stars as Megan, a woman in her late 20s who never managed to get her life together. With her many of her friends getting married and starting families, Megan begins to wonder whether the life she has made is truly one that she wants. When her boyfriend proposes, Megan fakes a trip to a career seminar to get some space. Lacking a place to stay, she crashes on the couch of her new friend Annika (Moretz), who just so happens to be at the age where Megan’s emotional development was stifled. Continue reading

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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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Cinema Review – Seven Psychopaths

Martin (Colin Farrell) is a screenwriter struggling to write a film around a title. His best friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) is an aspiring actor who makes money by kidnapping dogs, but when Billy kidnaps the wrong dog, Martin finds himself drawn into a complicated and increasingly odd situation. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Iron Man 2

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) must take on his greatest challenges yet; he is coming to terms with the fact that he has outed himself as a superhero, the device he uses to stay alive is slowly killing him, and Ivan Venko – AKA Whiplash – is looking for vengeance. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Sitter

Noah Griffith (Jonah Hill) is a good hearted slacker in a very one sided relationship. When his mother’s future happiness relies on him babysitting for three children, Jonah reluctantly agrees. Little does he realise that this simple job will lead to car theft, crashing a Bat Mitzvah and a confrontation with a very changeable drug dealer, Karl (Sam Rockwell). Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Cowboys and Aliens

The year is 1873, Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the Arizona desert with no idea who he is, and how he got there. He has a strange bracelet on his wrist and a picture of a woman he doesn’t recognise. Before long, he makes friends, and enemies, in the local town of Absolution, but animosity is put to one side when aliens arrive and start snatching people from their homes. It is now up to Lonergan, elusive traveller Ella (Olivia Wilde) and a posse from the town to ride out and save the day. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Iron Man 2

Originally written for movies.ie

We join Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) as he deals with the fall out of the news that he is Iron Man. Stark now not only has a company to run, but he has a Senate hearing to deal with, along with new enemies and a whole host of new allies. Stark has managed to annoy a lot of people by not handing over the Iron Man suit like the Senate and military want him to, but he still has people on his side… Doesn’t he? Continue reading

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Cinema Review – JDIFF 2010: Everybody’s Fine

Widower Frank (Robert DeNiro) sets off across the US on an impromptu road trip to reunite with his adult children who he has not seen in some time. Continue reading

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