Zero Dark Thirty “Trailer”

Zero Dark Thirty
Director – Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jessica Chastain,
Chris Pratt , Joel Edgerton,
Kyle Chandler
Release Date
: 19 December (US)
31 January (NZ)  25 January (UK)

Movie Summary
ZERO DARK THIRTY
chronicles
the hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader
Osama bin Laden and his eventual
death at the hands of a team of
Navy Seals in 2011.

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Michael Douglas “Top Five”

MICHAEL DOUGLAS
Born on September 25, 1944
Son of Movie Legend Kirk Douglas

Facts: Two Times OSCAR Winner

Top Five – Number 5
THE GAME – 1997

Top Five – Number 4
BASIC INSTINCT – 1992

Top Five – Number 3
WALL STREET – 1987

Top Five – Number 2
ROMANCING THE STONE – 1984

Top Five – Number 1
BLACK RAIN – 1989

Noticeable Mentions
War of the Roses – Jewel in the Nile –
Fatal Attraction – China Syndrome

Ernest Borgnine “RIP”

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

One of Hollywood’s finest has passed away.
Ernest Borgnine started his career back in
the magnificent 50’s, during a time the likes
of Kirk Douglas & Burt Lancaster were
dazzling our screens. Ernest got his break
playing “Fatso” in the 1953 classic
From Here to Eternity & never looked back.

Ernest Borgnine went on to star in such movies
as Bad Day at Black Rock, The Vikings,
The Wild Bunch and one of my personal
favorites Emperor of the North opposite
another great character actor Lee Marvin.

And gave a superb performance in the John
Carpenter classic Escape from New York
alongside Kurt Russell – he played the Cabbie!

He won an Academy Award for his role
in the 1955 drama Marty

Ernest Borgnine RIP

Snow White & Huntsman “Mini-Review”

DIRECTOR
Rupert Sanders
CAST
Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron
Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin
Nick Frost, Ray Winstone
Eddie Marsan, Ian McShane

SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN
“Mirror Mirror On The Wall”
Rupert Sanders debut movie follows
Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen Ravenna and
her plans to conquer the entire continent.

“Fairest of Them All”
Ravenna learns from the Mirror that only the
Heart of Snow White (Stewart) will keep her from
growing old and give her ever lasting life, so she
sends a Huntsman (Hemsworth) to do her bidding
and bring Snow White before her.

Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) was
originally in talks to star as the Huntsman
but negotiations fell through

A tale based on the
Brothers Grimm’s “Snow White”

This is not your ordinary Fairy Tale, it’s woven
with dark material, haunting locations and the
Evilest Queen in all the land.

OVERALL
From Theron’s Dark Evil Queen, the beauty of
Stewart’s Snow White, the Brawn of Hemsworth’s
Huntsman & the lighter moments of the Seven
Dwarfs this movie was everything & more I hoped
it would be – pure cinematic endulgence!
8/10

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding “Trailer”

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Directed:
 Bruce Beresford
Cast: Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford
Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan
Release Date: June 8 (US)
N/A (AUS)  N/A (UK)

Movie Summary
Diane (Catherine Keener) has not seen her mum
for 20yrs, but after her husband asks for a divorce
Diane takes her two teenagers on a family
vacation to visit her Hippie Mum, Grace (Fonda).

Jack and Jill

Directed by Dennis Dugan
Cast Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino,
Eugenio Derbez, Gary Valentine

Jack (Sandler) is a successful businessman
living in LA with his wife (Holmes) and
their children. All is idilic, life is great,
that is until Jack’s world is about to be
turned on it’s head, it’s thanksgiving and
Jack’s identical twin sister Jill is coming
to visit and so the chaos begins.

Although having incredibly bad reviews
“Jack and Jill” debuted at the box office
with over $25 million, proving once again
that Adam Sandler is one of the most solid
comic performers in Hollywood.

That said this is not one Sandler’s best
movies but way short of being his worst
either, and if you like the comic’s brand
of comedy then “Jack and Jill” should
keep you entertained for it’s duration.
If receiving a double helping of Sandler is
not enough then watching an over the top
performance from Oscar Winner Al Pacino
has to be worth the entrance fee.
6/10 

 

 

Justice

Directed by Roger Donaldson
Cast Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce
Jennifer Carpenter, Harold Perrineau

Will & Laura Gerrard are a happily married
couple living in New Orleans, they’re world
gets turned upside down when Laura (January
Jones) gets assaulted and Will (Nicolas Cage)
gets caught up in a game of Vigilante Justice.


With such a good cast, a great location
(New Orleans), & Roger Donaldson at the
helm, I was expecting more than this lack
luster, edgeless & predictable thriller.

I love Nicolas Cage – and who doesn’t?
And over the years i’ve had to accept that
being a fan of the mad Californian comes
with accepting that his career is like a
ride on a roller coaster, some great up’s
a few round the bends & a couple of
down hill, descending to utter despair.
“Justice” is riding the bend, a thriller
that fails to ignite & remains average.
6/10