If you loved The Hurt Locker you will be champing at the bit to find a seat and have everyone quiet down so you can immerse yourself in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. You won’t be sure whether you’re watching the six o’clock news or waiting with President Obama in a locked down situation room waiting for reports from the field.
The tragic love story of Anna Karenina is a classic piece of literature from Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Aside from the trailers and incredible imagery the involvement of Joe Wright as director and a powerful ensemble cast meant the ingredients were all in place. All we needed to do was start the orchestra and see where this Russian rail journey would take us.
Lincoln is the highly anticipated movie from Steven Spielberg that has had critics and fans watering at the mouth to see inside the life of the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln was set to leave his mark on American history as he chartered the waters of both the Civil War and his penultimate mark left with the abolition of slavery.
ParaNorman just isn’t your normal Pixar style animation. In fact it comes from the stop-motion genius of the people at Laika who created Coraline. ParaNorman opens with our soon to be hero talking to his dead Grandmother on the couch at home which only infuriates his family, isolating him and giving us a sense of the loneliness he feels.
The Jack Reacher movie character comes to us from a series of books written by Lee Child. Starting in 1997 with Killing Floor, Child has now released 17 books and some short stories that carry the adventures of Military Policeman and investigator Jack Reacher. The movie starring Tom Cruise was taken from the 2005 release of ‘One Shot’.
The Rise of the Guardians movie brings together the fantastical skills of five of our imagination’s heart loved characters to fight fear on behalf of the children they love and protect. Initially Team Fantasy is headed up by Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman.
I’ve just discovered the ‘must see’ movie of the holiday season and despite the play on words “Parental Guidance” is fun for the whole family. My wife and youngest two kids (12yo and 14yo) went to see Billy Crystal’s new movie on Wednesday night and we’re giving it more than two thumbs up.
The Hobbit movie has arrived to a great fanfare. This wasn’t just the long awaited revealing of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien expression but even more it is the beginning of the culmination of a Hobbit’s journey that began over a decade ago in Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring.
Fast forward to 2012 and we have TAKEN 2 out and I’m asking how can they make this work a second time. Liam Neeson is front and centre in the publicity so the return of the key character is a given. The trailer also introduces us to Mills ex-wife Lenore played by Famke Janssen of X-Men Phoenix fame and we quickly learn that Neeson will this time have to keep an eye on both his daughter and ex-wife.