Friday, 29 August 2014

Snowpiercer (2014) in 100 Words

Director - Bong Joon-ho
Cast - Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris

Stuck at the end of a train forever circling the globe after an environmental catastrophe, the lower class revolts in an attempt to even the balance in this grim but brilliant offering.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Monuments Men (2014) in 100 Words

Director - George Clooney
Cast - George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett

An impressive cast tells this true story of a small team whose mission is to find and rescue works of art near the end of WW2.

Lucy (2014)

Director - Luc Besson
Cast - Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked and Choi Min-sik

Scarlett Johansson has been very busy indeed, this being the fourth I've seen starring her this year. Great to see such a variation of roles, and she's not even thirty yet! She's fearless in her choices; which leads to some amazing films (Her), but also leads to films with interesting premises that have a lacking final product (Under the Skin). Lucy falls into the latter category.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Cold Light of Day (2012) in 100 Words

Director - Mabrouk El Mechri
Cast - Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver

A pre Superman Henry Cavill stars in this Bourne lite knock off.

Turtles in Time #3

Originally written for Flickering Myth

Not caught up yet? Here's my review for Turtles in Time #2

"The Turtles hit the high seas when they are dropped in the middle of a pirate battle! Little do they know that the true leader of the pirates is an enemy they are all too familiar with. Getting out of the time period alive will all depend on the quick wits of the Turtles' captain... Michelangelo!?"

Issue three of Turtles in Time jives so well with my current feelings on the turtles that it is "so far up my street it's coming down the other side". I might not do it justice with my words. Suffice to say I loved it.