Movie 43 “Trailer”

Movie 43
Director – Elizabeth Banks,
Steven Brill, Steve Carr + 9 others
Cast: Emma Stone, Gerard Butler,
Hugh Jackman, Chloë Grace Moretz,
Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell,
Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Halle Berry
Release Date
: 25 January 2013 (US)
31 January (AUS)  01 February (UK)

Movie Summary
is an ensemble comedy
intertwining many different tales.

Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Kate Bosworth,
Naomi Watts, Kieran Culkin, Richard Gere, Josh Duhamel,
Terrence Howard, Justin Long, Christopher Mintz-Plasse,
Liev Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, Uma Thurman & more….


Dark Shadows “Mini-Review”

Tim Burton
Johnny Depp, Eva Green,
Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter
Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz

The tale of Barnabas Collins, a vampire and
resident of Collinwood Manor who falls prey to
the evil witch Angelique who imprisons Barnabas
in a chain bound coffin & buries him deep in the
ground for over two centuries.

DARK SHADOWS is Tim Burton’s eighth film
with Johnny Depp & is based on the TV series
of the same name that aired back in the 60-70’s.

COULD this be a return to form for director
Tim Burton and his muse Johnny Depp
simply put NO!

DARK SHADOWS looked impressive on
the 2 minute trailer, but after excitedly taking
my seat in the cinema I soon found out that
them 2 minutes were the best of what Burton
and Depp had to offer, the rest of the movie was
average at best with the talented Eva Green
and Chloë Moretz the only two stars on show
producing the goods – Depp & Pfeiffer both
incredibly dull, ghostly reflections of themselves.

The story of Barnabas Collins was a missed
opportunity, wait for the dvd or blu-ray release
rather than waste your hard earned money on
an average Tim Burton & Johnny Depp outing!


Directed by Martin Scorsese
Cast Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz,
Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee,
Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law,
Emily Mortimer, Helen McCrory

Set in the 1930’s Paris, a young orphan lives
in a train station after his father dies and
uncle who works at the station disappears.

Hugo played wonderfully by Asa Butterfield,
lives in the walls of the station, taking on his
uncles mantel in maintaining the clocks, and
stealing food when needed from the many
stalls on the stations ground level. The only
thing in Hugo’s possession is a broken
automaton (a robot), that his father found &
had been trying to fix before his sudden death.

One day out stealing some food, Hugo stumbles
across an old man named Georges Melies
who runs a Toy Shop in the station, Georges
has a story to tell & like it or not, Hugo with
the help of Georges god-daughter Isabelle
will discover the secret behind the
Toy Shop Owner.

One of the greatest visionaries of our time,
Martin Scorsese creates a wonderful family
movie, it’s a movie that sits snug in the
middle of Scorsese’s collection of  classics,
it’s essentially a movie about the love of
film, honour and a small boy named Hugo.

I watched Hugo in 2D and was totally
engrossed, the performances from the two
child actors and Sacha Baron Cohen’s
quirky inspector were delightful, and Oscar
winner Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of the
disgruntled Toy Shop owner Georges Melies
was one of the actor’s best in years.