When the town doctor gets kidnapped, the Sheriff (Kurt Russell) heads up a search party to get her back.
A guy (Robert Pattinson) uses his mentally disabled brother as his accomplice in a bank heist. As they make their escape things go south and his brother gets arrested. Connie then tries to break his brother out of jail.
I wanted to see Jeremy Irons in the meeting room scene again. It was worth it.
The unlikely hit of a franchise is back, picking up the lead from the last chapter. John must shake off a hit out on his life, as it begins to feel like the whole of New York is bearing down on him.
We’re finally at the end of this unlikely trilogy. This time Robert Langdon must save the world from a virus created by a mad scientist that will wipe out half the human population.
The ‘unlikely friendship’ scenario is a Hollywood favourite, but this outsider take on the idea from Luc Besson is a one-of-a-kind.
Someone told me this was one of their favourite films, and with the two sequels (which I have not yet seen and did not know existed) it makes up one of their favourite trilogies. I remember thinking this film was faintly ridiculous when it came out but it’s been a while and rather than question this person’s judgement I thought I’d give it a fair crack of the whip.
A half-man half-Atlantian reluctantly takes on the task of stopping a war between land and water people by becoming the king of the seven seas.
After Moonraker we thought it might be a good idea to go and revisit some of Roger’s better work.
It took 88 sky dives to shoot the opening sequence and it’s great. Once the theme tune begins I would advise you to watch no further.
A rom-com hating architect (Rebel Wilson) gets a bash on the head and wakes up to find her world turned into that of the movies she reviles. People keep falling in love with each other over chance encounters, her apartment is three times bigger, everyone likes her at work etc etc.
Brie Larson directs and stars as Kit, a failed artist approached by a mysterious salesman presenting her with the opportunity to own a unicorn.
A couple (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) need money to send their daughter to college, so they open an illegal casino in a friend’s (Jason Mantzoukas) house.
Based on the true story of a black police officer who in the 70s ran an operation to infiltrate a newly formed chapter of the KKK.
A big-name country music star (Bradley Cooper) runs into a talented, unsigned singer (Lady Gaga). The two fall in love, he helps her in her rise to fame while she helps him deal with his booze and drug addiction.
Ben Affleck plays a forensic accountant who works mostly for criminals. When asked to do a ‘clean’ job for a big tech company trying to find some misplaced funds, he uncovers some dirty secrets and has to go on the run.
I’ve made a couple of changes to the site based on email requests and a few ideas I’ve been meaning to implement for a while.
In 18th century England, two cousins (Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone) vie to be favourites in Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) court.
An overlooked gem. The modern spoof movie was killed by those people making cheap digs at pop culture (Epic Movie, Date Movie and the like) but Top Secret! comes from a time when there was an appetite for layered, timeless, shamelessly low-brow comedy.
A candid look into the lives of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, both Japanese artists living in New York and suffering for their art. Noriko is a talented artist but for whatever reason her husband’s work is what has gained traction in the art world. His destructive behaviour and her lack of recognition makes for a strained relationship.
The story of the ‘miracle on the Hudson’ - when Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger landed an A320 with double engine failure on the Hudson river with no fatalities. How on earth was this a decade ago?
Another recent favourite of mine that has stood the test of a revisit. The screenplay is tight and watching everything unfold is even more satisfying the second time around.
Holds up remarkably well to second viewing. Every joke works, the plot is tight and the thumping Cliff Martinez soundtrack sets an unusual but welcome tone.
Short but so sharp and so devastating. Up there with Casablanca as one of the greatest romantic screenplays ever written. Brief Encounter is less exotic, mostly happening at Carnforth station, but David Lean’s whirlwind romance is still just as captivating 65 years on.
A plus-sized teenager with a pageant-obsessed mother surprises everyone when she decides to take part in an event herself.