Tag Archives: Steve Carell

Cannes Review – Café Society

In Hollywood of the 1930s, Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) arrives in Hollywood with big dreams of working with his uncle Phil, who just so happens to be an agent to the stars. Although the dream of riches and fortune don’t come quickly, Bobby soon finds love – albeit unrequited – with his uncle’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), who is in a relationship with a man who is already married. Continue reading

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One to Watch – January 22nd 2016

One to Watch returns Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Big Short

In 2005, hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) came up with a theory, a theory that caused colleagues, investors and banks to believe that Burry was completely wasting time and money. Bury predicted that the housing market would collapse at some stage in 2007, and began to bet against the market. It’s not long before other financial dealers get wind of this theory and, believing Burry to be right, begin to gamble against the American economy. Little do they realise however, that the impending crash will be bigger than they could have imagined. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Minions

In this spin off from the Despicable Me films, we learn the history of the little yellow Minions, who so delight in helping the biggest villain they can find, long before they ever met the Despicable Gru. After they accidentally destroy all their masters – including a dinosaur, Napoleon, a vampire and a large portion of Ancient Egypt – the Minions isolate themselves in Antarctica, but three of their number – Bob, Kevin and Stuart – set out to find a villain they can serve, and thus fulfil their life’s purpose. Enter Scarlett Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first female super villain, who has her eyes set on the throne of England. The Minions vow to help, but of course it is not long before things go awry. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Foxcatcher

Olympic wrestling gold medallist Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is surprised with an offer from a wealthy heir John E. DuPont (Steve Carell) to support and train him for the 1987 World Championships and the 1988 Olympic Games. Schultz leaves his brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and his family behind, as he moves across the country to be part of Team Foxcatcher. It is not long, however, before this new upswing in his lifestyle begins to affect Schultz’s sport. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) is used to having terrible days, but his family seems to have everything sorted out; his Mum (Jennifer Garner) is a hotshot publisher, his Dad (Steve Carell) is a househusband with a new job on the horizon, his sister (Kerris Dorsey) has the lead in her school play, and his older brother (Dylan Minnette) is about to go to prom. At midnight on his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish that his family would know what it would be like to be in his shoes for once, and the next day turns out to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) have moved their partnership to New York, where Veronica is promoted and Ron is not. Faced with an existential crisis, Ron panics until he is given a chance to anchor a show on GNN – the first 24 hour news network – and he gets the old gang back together. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

After his wife unexpectedly leaves him, Dodge (Steve Carell) finds himself alone in the face of impending doom. As the people of Earth wait out their final days – an asteroid is heading straight for the planet – Dodge becomes friends with his neighbour Penny (Keira Knightley) and the two set off on a road trip to find Dodge’s high school sweetheart. Continue reading

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