Tag Archives: Stanley Tucci

Cinema Review – Beauty and the Beast

After he takes a rose from The Beast’s (Dan Stevens) garden for his daughter Belle (Emma Watson), Maurice (Kevin Kline) finds himself imprisoned in Thee Beast’s castle. Belle comes to her father’s rescue and takes his place, and it is not long before Belle realises the castle and all those who dwell within it are under a curse, and time is running out for them. The more Belle gets to know The Beast, the more she sees the kind heart underneath the gruff exterior. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spotlight

In 2001, the Spotlight investigative journalism team at the Boston Globe were tasked with uncovering more about a story; the claims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests. Although their readers may not like the outcome of their research, editor Marty Barron (Liev Schrieber) insists that there is story here, so Robby (Michael Keaton), Sacha (Rahcel McAdams), Mike (Mark Ruffalo) and Matt (Brian d’Arcy James) set out to uncover the truth about the case. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – A Little Chaos

Sabine de Barra (Kate Winslet) is a landscape gardener with grand designs, designs which she submits to André Le Notre, the man who is designing the gardens at Versailles for King Louis XIV. When Sabine is awarded a project at Versailles, she finds herself not only dealing with jealous and spiteful competitors, but the demons from her past and some new friends. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Transformers: Age of Extinction

After the battle of Chicago, the Autobots and Decepticons alike have gone into hiding. When Cade (Mark Wahlberg) finds an old truck that he plans to fix up and sell, it is not long before he realises he has got more than he bargained for, and the government is on his trail. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Muppets Most Wanted

In the wake of their hugely successful reunion and telethon to save the Muppet Studios, Kermit and the gang are approached by Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) who wants to manage the Muppets on a worldwide tour. However, the World’s Most Dangerous Frog Constantin – who bears more than a passing resemblance to Kermit – has just been liberated from a Siberian gulag, and it is not long before the Muppets are separated and involved in an international crime circle. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters

When a new evil threatens Camp Half-Blood, Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) and his friends must travel through the Sea of Monsters – or Bermuda Triangle to you and me – to find the Golden Fleece. The trouble is, not only has a quest already set out from the camp, but someone else is after the fleece, and Percy has a new family member to get used to. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Jack the Giant Slayer

Based on the fairytale of Jack and his beanstalk, Jack the Giant Slayer re-tells the tale, weaving in elements of heaven and earth, royalty and power struggles, with the giants as bloodthirsty aggressors. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants nothing more than to sign up for the US army and do his bit in the war against the Nazis, the trouble is that he is too small and too weak to enlist. This all changes, however, when he meets Dr Erskine (Stanley Tucci) who enrols him into a secret programme that makes him Captain America; a super soldier. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lovely Bones

For some reason I did not see The Lovely Bones when it first came out. I don’t know why. But now that the hype has died down, I am glad that I didn’t.

There was so much press surrounding the release of the movie, Oscar buzz for Saoirse Ronan and the fans of the book coming out and declaring how excited they were to see it translated onto the big screen. Then came the reviews, and any I heard were not favourable. Maybe that was why I steered clear of the movie for a while. Whatever the reason, I am happy I did. Continue reading

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