I don't know what it is, but I find Sam Worthington a very attractive and irresistable man. He might not be the best actor in the world, but I Always enjoy watching his films. He is in one of my favorite movies "Avatar". Here are some of his best pictures.
vrijdag 30 mei 2014
Director: Richard Donner
Genre: Adventure/ Family/ Comedy
Runtime: 114 minutes
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Ke Huy Quan, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton
Description: A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of a pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.
Review: A year before Steven Spielberg, who wrote “The Goonies”, delivered us this movie, he worked on “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. That is clearly visible. The excitement, the effects and the décor could all be in an Indy film. But this all doesn’t mean that “The Goonies” is pretty much the same. The biggest difference is the audience. Much younger viewers are targeted. Indiana Jones would never go looking for a captain named One-Eyed Willy or is chased by an over-the-top group of bad guys called the Fratelli’s. All ingredients for a movie with a youthful mentality.
When “The Goonies” was released, it wasn’t a huge success. It wasn’t until it was brought to VHS that kids started watching it. Nowadays “The Goonies” has a true cult status and it’s loved by young and old, the kids from the 80’s included. And it deserves that status. The adventure that the kids are on brings a good old eighties feeling to you. It’s easy to identify with the cowardly Chunk, the cool and know-it-all Mikey, inventive Data and even the cheeky Mouth.
Don’t expect a deeper story, but a family film like this doesn’t need that. “The Goonies” gives you that youthful feeling again, a great film to watch.
Rating: 4 / 5
donderdag 29 mei 2014
I’ve choosen two movies with similar themes and plot points this time. And I think it’s going to be a close call, because while starting this I’m not sure who I will pick as winner yet. Here are the two movies going head to head in this movie battle: “The Road” Vs. “The Book of Eli”.
The Road: Viggo Mortensen has the lead and he does a great job. Very solid an believable. Kodi Smith-McPhee is an upcoming star, very well done as well. Charlize Theron also has a role in “The Road”, she is one of my favourites, I always love her. Robert Duvall and Guy Pearce have small roles in it as well.
The Book of Eli: You can always rely on Denzel Washington, this man never made a really bad movie. Washington is great, as always. Gary Oldman plays the villain, a task you can trust him with. Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson and Michael Gambon also have roles in the film.
The Road: A man and his son a trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by any means possible. Somehow these kinds of stories always get me interested. I remember the ending to be very open, you don’t really know what will happen next.
The Book of Eli: Eli is trying to cross his way through post-apocalyptic America, while protecting a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving mankind. Off course his trip doesn’t go without some problems. The film had a surprise twist in the end.
EFFECTS The Road: They made it look like a post-apocalyptic world, very dark, grim and sad. Not much colour, a perfect look for a world that’s on the edge of dying.
The Book of Eli: This post-apocalytic world looked a little lighter. It’s not as dark, it has a lot of earthy tones, more dessert like.
It’s a tough one, but I’ll go for “The Road”. It’s not as spectacular as “The Book of Eli”, but the whole setting, storyline and performances impressed me a bit more.
The opening scene of a movie is often a simple introduction to what you’re going to see. But sometimes it leaves an impression, it sets the tone for the rest of the film. Here is a list of opening scenes in movies that had that effect on me.
This is probably also the saddest opening, at least for Disney. We meet Carl and Ellie, how their life started together and also how it ended. The first time a Disney movie made me cry before the actual story had even started.
4. Jurassic Park
You don’t get the see the dinosaurs yet, only an eye, but the mood is set. And it leaves you wanting more.
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back in 1981, no one knew who Indiana Jones was. We knew in a couple of minutes. Indy left an impression on us, this opening scene is timeless. It suddenly made archaeology less dull (the clip doesn't contain the scene from the beginning. Because of the music it wasn't alowed on youtube).
We meet Chrissy, and that’s all we get to know about her. Oh yeah, she likes skinny dipping, but she wished she didn’t. We don’t get to see the shark, but this scene tells you everything you need to know about the unique tone of the film.
1. The Lion King
This opening scene was a jaw dropping moment for me, when I first saw it. I remember it like it was yesterday. The beautiful animations and the epic music still give me goose bumps.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Scream
dinsdag 27 mei 2014
This week I picked a funny video from Jimmy Kimmel's late night show. Celebrities are used to people writing about them, sometimes negative and sometimes even very mean. Kimmel got some celebs to read mean tweets about themselves. It's really funny, especially the ever so serious Gary Oldman bursting into laughter after reading his mean tweet.
maandag 26 mei 2014
Director: Anne Fontaine
Runtime: 100 minutes
Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frencheville, Ben Mendelsohn
Description: Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright) are two lifelong friends. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.
Review: We follow the unconventional story of best friends Lil and Roz. They have friends been since early childhood. Both women have a grown son. Lil’s son Ian starts flirting with Roz, who is charmed by it and feels flattered by the attention she gets from the young Adonis. Roz’ son Tom witnesses this happening and decides to take revenge. He tries to hit on Lil, who rejects him at first. Soon the two of them also start a passionate affair. The melodrama is complete, both boys are in a relationship with their best friend’s mother.
The boys don’t struggle with this extraordinary situation and both women only admit they have crossed a line, but don’t end the relationship. It’s a very provocative theme. It sometimes feels like a soap opera, with straight forward dialogues and long, pining looks.
The location where it was filmed is gorgeous and the camerawork is impressive. Both Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are very professional and take the movie to a higher level. Xavier Samuel and James Frencheville are stuck with a more stereotypical role of young stud.
The movie overall is pretty enjoyable, although I struggled with the ethics a bit, when the characters clearly didn’t. It’s entertaining, especially if you like melodramatic movies.
Rating: 3 / 5
zondag 25 mei 2014
Director: John Sturgess
Genre: Action/ Drama/ Adventure
Runtime: 172 minutes
Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, Donald Pleasance, Charles Bronson
Description: Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Review: An exciting war movie filled with adventure, based on a true story from World War II. Real prisoner Paul Brickhill wrote a book about his experience in Stalag Luft III and the great escape. This was the base of the film.
Although the prisoners of war were mostly British, the makers of the film added some Americans to the cast. James Coburn plays the role of Louise Sedgwick, nicknamed the Manufacturer, because he’s very handy. James Garner is Hendley, the Scrounger, a thief who is able to get all the equipment for the outbreak. But the biggest American contribution comes from Steve McQueen, as Virgil Hilts, also known as Cooler King. The ‘cooler’ is the special isolated cell, where Hilts ends up whenever he tries to escape on his own. Steve McQueen wanted to do his own stunts, which gave us a fantastic chase scene, that is considered an absolute classic. Last we have Charles Bronson, as the taciturn Danny Velinski, the Tunnel King. He is responsible for the digging of the tunnel that will lead them to freedom. Even though Bronson’s acting is limited, he’s right where he should be. From the British front we have Richard Attenborough, who plays the leader of the escapees, Roger Bartlett. And Donald Pleasance who is forger Blythe, who slowly loses his sight in the process.
“The Great Escape” is a good example of a classic Hollywood war movie, filled with adventure, tension, wit and tough guys with a noble nature. The allied soldiers see it as their duty to escape and the Germans do everything to stop them. A cat and mouse hunt unravels. The story is fast paced and although it’s a war movie, it’s presented light and subtle. The prisoners aren't treated bad at all, there is a certain naivety among the Germans. When the prisoners escape, the tone of the movie changes and the drama isn’t as light anymore.
I’m glad that I can finally mark “The Great Escape” as watched, because it was worth the time. It’s an absolute classic and I loved Steve McQueen in this movie.
Rating: 4,5 / 5
Director: David Fincher
Genre: Thriller/ Drama
Runtime: 156 minutes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Embeth Davidtz, Joely Richardson, Christopher Plummer
Description: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a young computer hacker.
Review: The choice for David Fincher as director for the first American part of the Millennium trilogy is surprising. Not alone was there an excellent Swedish version of the book, but with a huge project like this Fincher could easily be upstaged. “The Girl with the Dragon tattoo” is a good Fincher film: loyal to the book, the well known dark tones, controversy and memorable lead performances by Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig.
The film is long, but the pacing is very high. Praise goes to cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, who often works with Fincher. But like the book, the story goes on a bit too long, which makes you lose focus at the end. The connection between Lisbeth and Mikael is strong, thanks to fantastic performances by Daniel Craig and especially Roony Mara. It’s a tough role to play, but she does it perfectly.
With minor critics, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a very good thriller.
Rating: 3,5 / 5
Director: Gus van Sant
Runtime: 106 minutes
Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, Hal Holbrook
Description: A salesman (Matt Damon) for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.
Review: The story follows Steve Butler and Sue Thomason who travel to a small town in Pennsylvania, on behalf of oil company Global. There is gas under that ground and with the use of fracking they want to get it out. Steve and Sue are trying to convince the locals that they can earn a lot of money when Global can drill there. But when environmentalist Dustin shows up, it changes everything.
“Promised Land” is mostly about the dilemma environment or money? With that given, it’s hard to find the main characters, Steve and Sue, likeable. It’s easier to get on Dustin’s side. It’s not clear which side the director wants you to be on.
The movie is an entertaining light drama, but it isn’t original. I did like Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski in their roles. It’s especially fun to see a different side from Krasinski.
It was an okay movie, until we got to the end. That ruined it for me. It was anything but satisfying. With that, it makes “Promised Land” and easily forgettable film, but not at all bad. Sad, because it had more potential.
Rating: 2,5 / 5
Here are this weeks trailers.
Description: We follow Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune that led to murder.
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall
Trailer: Trailer "Foxcatcher"
Comment: I'm impressed with Steve Carell already!
Description: Jenny (Anna Kendrick) is an irresponsible 20-something who comes to Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff (Joe Swanberg), a young filmmaker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and their two-year-old son. Jenny's arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson (Lena Dunham) instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family's baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber).
Director: Joe Swanberg
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, Joe Swanberg
Trailer: Trailer "Happy Christmas"
Comment: I love these kind of movies and I love Anna Kendrick.
Description: Ordell Robbie (Yasiin Bey) and Louis Gara (John Hawkes) have lots in common - time in the same slammer, convictions for grand theft auto, and a plan for a big score. They're going to snatch the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a Detroit developer (Tim Robbins) and collect some easy ransom money. They don't figure on a bum of a husband who has a secret mistress (Isla Fisher) and no desire to get his wife back. Or on his crazy, beautiful broad of a housewife who's going to join Ordell and Louis in the slickest, saviest crime of all.
Director: Dan Schechter
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte and Tim Robbins.
Trailer: Trailer "Life of Crime"
Comment: I love Jen, this movie looks interesting.
Magic in the Moonlight
Description: An Englishman (Colin Firth) is brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: COlin Firth, Emma Stone, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Jacki Weaver
Trailer: Trailer "Magic in the Moonlight"
Comment: Emma Stone and Colin Firth look surprisingly good together! And I like the poster
Clouds of Sils Maria
Description: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz
Trailer: Trailer "Clouds of Sils Maria"
Comment: I wanted to see more of Juliette Binoche after her small role in "Godzilla".
zaterdag 24 mei 2014
Christian Bale is one of the best actors of his generation. I’ve admired his dedication to his roles. He can really get lost in the role he plays. Here is my choice of best & worst of Christian Bale.
He was only a kid, but already we could see how talented he was. Thank goodness Christian Bale wasn’t just another child star. This movie is so touching and captivating, Bale steals every scene he’s in.
Honorable Mentions: “The Prestige”, “American Psycho”, “The Machinist”, “Equilibrium”
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because of Christian Bale. This movie is bad because Nicholas Cage had an off day, his accent…. Ugh. And Penelope Cruz also didn’t really put in any effort. Not a movie to be proud of Christian!
Dishonorable Mentions: -
I got some classics, a personal favorite and some TV shows. I'm proud of all of them. And this was also an oppurtunity to show off my cute owl statue!
First I got "Spirited Away". I don't know why, but suddenly I wanted to see some Anime. I had heard so many things about this director and I decided to just pick this up. I was amazed when I watched it and also a bit ashamed that I hadn't before.
"Gran Torino" is my favorite Clint Eastwood directed film. It's not a spectacular movie in happening, but it left an impact on me. It's a fantastic film!
I haven't seen it yet, but as a movie fan you just need to see "The Great Excape". I know some of the classic scenes from the movie, but I never saw it. Looking forward to it, but I'm waiting for the perfect moment. It's a very long movie you know.
I finally got season 13, part 1 of "CSI". Here you can't buy a complete "CSI" season, it's sold in two parts. Annoying, but it does look great on my shelve.
I'm loving this show, ever since my mom accidentaly bought me a season of "Waking the Dead". I'm hoping to eventually get the entire collection. The Dvd's aren't very expensive, so I probably manage that goal.
I received eight postcards this week, and some awesome ones. This beautiful tiger came from Bremen, Germany. I just love this card, what a beauty! This is a favorite of mine.
Sent: may 8th 2014
Received: may 18th 2014
Distance: 284 km (176 miles)
Travel Time: 10 days
From Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic I got this fun donkey. It's like he's laughing out loud!
Sent: may 9th 2014
Received: may 18th 2014
Distance: 679 km (422 miles)
Travel Time: 9 days
Another favorite of mine, this is the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. The card came from Willich, Germany.
Sent: may 16th 2014
Received: may 23rd 2014
Distance: 39 km (24 miles)
Travel Time: 7 days
From Belo Horizonte, Brazil I received this card. It's part of a project, at least that's what I think after visiting the website. I like it.
Sent: may 6th 2014
Received: may 23rd 2014
Distance: 9,281 km (5,767 miles)
Travel Time: 17 days
This is a boxer puppy, how sweet! I just love boxers. I used to have one. It's from Nürnberg, Germany.
Sent: may 18th 2014
Received: may 23rd 2014
Distance: 408 km (254 miles)
Travel Time: 5 days
Wow, this gorgeous lion was send to me from Mülheim, Germany. I think this animal looks so majestic in this photo.
Sent: may 20th 2014
Received: may 24th 2014
Distance: 65 km (40 miles)
Travel Time: 4 days
A lovely sheep card from Radauti, Romania.
Sent: may 20th 2014
Received: may 24th 2014
Distance: 1,480 km (920 miles)
Travel Time: 4 days
And finally a very cute mailbox. Makes me feel homey.
Sent: may 19th 2014
Received: may 24th 2014
Distance: 607 km (377 miles)
Travel Time:5 days
Thanks Petra, Hana, Tina, Vinicius, Michaela, Suse, Anca and Margot for your wonderful postcards this week!
donderdag 22 mei 2014
Ten years ago now, I feels like just two. Some great films came out that year, here are my favorites.
5. Hotel Rwanda
A real beautiful film, which touches you and grabs you entirely.
4. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Completely different from the number five, because this is one of the most ridiculously funny films I’ve ever seen. But when you let Will Ferrell play your lead character, you can expect that.
3. Million Dollar Baby
I looked like just another boxing movie, but there was a very dramatic twist. One of my favourite Clint Eastwood films.
2. Kill Bill Vol. 2
I like this part even better than the first, not a lot of people would agree. But I love this movie, it’s my favourite Tarantino directed film.
1. Shaun of the Dead
British humour is brilliant and this is a great horror comedy. If you don’t think it’s funny, you’re nuts! Ever since I saw this movie, I laugh every single time I hear “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.
They Almost Made the Top 5: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Notebook, The Bourne Supremacy, The Incredibles
Director: Gareth Edwards
Genre: Action/ Science Fiction/ Adventure
Runtime: 123 minutes
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Elisabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Straitharn, Richard T. Jones
Description: The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Review: The Japanese movie monster is already sixty-years old. His debut in 1954 is one of the highlights in cinema history. In 1998 the Americans made a movie about this beast, but it wasn’t very memorable. A reboot was very welcome.
Director Gareth Edwards made such an impression with his low-budget “Monsters”, that they trusted him with this task as well. By adding names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche to the castlist, the expectations were high. But in a movie called “Godzilla” there is only one star.
While a gigantic fossil is found in the Philippines, a nuclear reactor in Japan is damaged by unknown causes. This leads to a disaster for scientist Joe Brody and his family. Fifteen years later Joe is still trying to explain the happening and asks his son Ford for help. What they discover next is unexpected.
After an engrossing opening, where Bryan Cranston steals the show, director Gareth Edwards intentionally stalls the big entrance of the main star. It’s a risky strategy, but totally worth the wait. When we finally get to see Godzilla, it’s just jawdropping. This is definitely a movie that you experience better and to the fullest while watching it on the big screen. The climax and final fight scene is the absolute highlight of the film. I almost started clapping, that’s how amazed I was. I also liked the role they gave Godzilla in the film, as the protector of mankind. That’s how you can see Edwards is a fan of the original. He stays very close to that story.
“Godzilla” is a treat and finally gets the movie it deserves. Everything shows that Edwards made this movie with a lot of love for the original. I absolutely loved this movie!
Rating: 4,5 / 5
Genre: Action/ Science Fiction
Runtime: 131 minutes
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna
Description: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Review: For director Peter Berg making “Battleship” is a dream come true, because of the long love he has for the American navy. The movie, named after the well-known board game, is the perfect movie for him.
In “Battleship” the earth is under the attack of aliens. The only ones who can stop them are the marines. The main character is Alex Hopper, who joined the marines because of the lack of discipline. When they are under attack, Alex needs to take over the leader role after the captain dies.
Not really much is expected from the cast. There are no interesting dialogues or intriguing characters. They are standard marines, tough guys and very uninspiring. It’s still a mystery why Liam Neeson is in this movie, because he’s a brilliant actor. Taylor Kitsch fits his role perfectly, because it doesn’t involve a lot of depth. And Brooklyn Decker should stick to modelling, acting is not for her.
Like the characters, the movie is missing depth. It’s pure action, filled with explosions, fight scenes and more explosions. There is nothing wrong with that, it is an action movie, but it gets a bit old. Especially when you look at the runtime of the movie. Over two hours is just way too long. The macho act, bad dialogues, it’s just not entertaining. It’s sad that the movie isn’t surprising on any level.
“Battleship” is nothing more than a tough action flick that, besides the impressive explosions and special effects, doesn’t have a lot to offer. An action movie can succeed with just that, but “Battleship” fails. I prefer the board game.
Rating: 1/ 5
woensdag 21 mei 2014
This week another clip from Jimmy Fallons talkshow. He played charades against Charlize Theron and with Josh Hartnett. Especially Jimmy take on the song "Private Dancer" is hilarious!
zondag 18 mei 2014
I saw it on the first night in theatres, that doesn’t happen to me very often. It was a really funny film and the characters made that happen. Here are the characters from “Neighbors”.
Played by: Seth Rogen
Mac is happy that he’s a new dad and the fact that they bought their first house. He is still trying to adjust and to open that door to the next chapter of his life. Mac wants to party with the younger guys, but he also tries to be a more responsible man as well. Deep in his heart he is accepting the fact that he’s getting older and that his home life is very fulfilling.
Played by: Rose Byrne
Kelly is from Australia and met Mac in high school. She is trying to adapt to her newest role as a mother. Although she feels like partying with her friends, Kelly also realizes that this part of her life is about taking care of her family. She is willing to accept that, as long as her husband Mac joins her.
Played by: Zac Efron
Teddy moves in next door to the Radners as the president of a fraternity. He is very popular, has the looks and is liked by everyone. When he meets Mac and Kelly, they get along. Teddy even invites them over to a party. But as the couple starts complaining about the noise, Teddy goes to battle with them. Teddy is also on a point in his life where he has to realize he is growing up. Soon a life of partying, drinking and fun is over.
Played by: Dave Franco
Pete is Teddy’s best friend and the vice president of the fraternity. He tags along with Teddy as they go head to head with the Radners. When he bangs Teddy’s girl, their friendship is out the door. Pete also sees that rebelling against their neighbors isn’t the right thing to do.
Favorite Character: Mac Radner
Here are this weeks trailers.
Description: New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) who is struggling with his own personal issues. As he begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes, he joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale
Trailer: Trailer "Deliver Us From Evil"
Comment: The trailer already gave me some scares.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Description: Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant, the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments, until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri and Charlotte Le Bon
Trailer: Trailer "The Hundred-Foot Journey"
Comment: Yeah movie, I want to see this.
Description: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi
Trailer: Trailer "Interstellar"
Comment: I'm really looking forward to seeing this one.
Description: British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) is Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Sandy Foster, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Amy Dawson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage and Richard Bremmer
Trailer: Trailer "Mr. Turner"
Comment: I Always love those periodic stories.
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh, Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon, Killian Scott, Orla O'Rourke, Owen Sharpe, David McSavage
Trailer: Trailer "Calvary"
Comment: Brendan Gleeson is a great actor.