A thought provoking, moving story about the effects on a husband and two sons after their wife/mother is killed in a car crash. Good performances by Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg as the husband and older son, but it's Devin Druid that steals the show as Conrad, the younger son, who gives an outstanding performance as a young man filled with grief. Conrad finds it difficult to communicate with his father Gene, but finds some comfort in his writings, while his older brother Jonah is not as nice as he first appears.
Isabelle Huppert plays the mother, who does not feature in the movie very much, but plays a vital part nonetheless.
It's a movie you need to watch and concentrate on, but it's worth the effort.
Richard Madden plays, Michael Mason, a cheeky pickpocket, who steals a handbag that, unbeknown to him, contains a bomb. When the bomb explodes Mason becomes Paris's most wanted and is hunted by Briar. There is a great chemistry between the two leads and although the story is a little predictable it bubbles along nicely with some good action scenes and stunts.
The movie is nothing special, but throw in the wit of Mason and you have a descent movie with a few laughs for good measure.
This movie is touching and moving, tackling a difficult subject and showing what effect such illnesses have on the immediate family as well as the sufferer herself. The two sisters gel perfectly together and the scenes where they are laughing are so believable you could think they are actually sisters in real life. It's a great watch, so give it a look, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
For a start it's listed as a comedy, one little snigger is all I found throughout. The music is just awful, the story is very predictable, it's pretty bad all round.
The stars do, at least, try to give it a go but even the true romantics out there may find it hard to find anything to shout about here.
It's a little strange seeing them cycling around with a light machine gun strapped to their crossbar and being ordered to change a bicycle tyre in under 1.5 minutes!
There is no connection between any of the soldiers, most of them don't seem to care one way or another weather they are defeated or not. The acting is quite forced but as a historical account of young men sent to do an impossible job it is quite interesting, although they were badly let down when the Danish government surrendered a few hours in.
Àlex Brendemühl is superb as Mengele, really chilling and frightening and gives an insight into what a seriously deranged person Mengele really was. His desire for an Aryan race continuing long after the war, when he 'invests' some money into a doll factory, which makes doll's that all have to be identical.
There are also some great performances from Natalia Oreiro and Diego Peretti as the parents of Lileth. A fascinating movie, well worth a look.
Tommy Lee Jones makes a good job of playing Dr Franks and it's nice to see Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) as Pope's widow.
The movie takes a little while to really get going but stick with it, although a bit clichéd, there is plenty of action and it's a descent watch.
The hit-man is well played by Laurence Fishburne, well suited to the mean character. The little girl, played by Ella Ballentine, is also very good.
There are plenty of flaws in the plot but it does keep some suspense until the end.
It's not going to win any Oscars and is rather on the short side, although any longer and I think it would have dragged. Overall it's an OK watch.
The movie then slowly drags by until it livens up a bit towards the end. I thought Plke was very good in 'Gone Girl' but her acting performance in this is simply sub standard. Nick Nolte is great as Pike's father, his gruff voice fitting the roll perfectly.
There are parts of the movie where the dialogue is very difficult to understand, which is frustrating.
An opportunity was missed here, with the stars involved and more content it could of been so much better.
The movie starts with the finding of a woman's body cuffed to the bed. The story is then told through flashbacks as well as present time. As the five try to figure out what happened secrets are revealed that tests their friendship and loyalty to the full. How can they sort out the mess without their wives hearing about their loft?
Some of the characters do not seem very 'real' and I found the end rather disappointing but it's an average watch and a few twists kept me guessing until near the end.
The true story of the kidnapping of Freddie Heineken by an 'inexperienced' gang of criminals, falls short in every department, even the great actor Anthony Hopkins cannot lift this any higher than average fair.
The kidnappers are as unrealistic as they come, they spend most of the movie shouting at each other, with no charisma, they simply cannot be believed. It's a pity, a good movie could of been made of this subject but this certainly is not it.
This true story is well told and makes interesting viewing.
We do get a bit of an insight into the plight of a homeless person, called cartoons by themselves because they are 'invisible' to most people, which, I guess was the idea of the movie but it just does not keep you interested.
I like Gere as an actor but really do not get why he chose to star in this movie, don't waste your time like he did!
I like Chris Hemsworth, especially as Thor, but this performance is poor, his character is simply dull. A few special effects lift this movie on occasion and Blunt and Theron do their best to be mean, apart from that the movie provides nothing new or interesting.
We did not really need this, sort of, prequel/sequel to the first movie, it provides nothing extra from the original. Reading my review back, I think 5 out of 10 is actually generous for this movie, all round a bit of a waste of time.
It starts promisingly enough, with a really good opening scene but does not really progress from there. It has some great special effects and the photography is excellent but the story leaves a bit to be desired and I just did not really get it. I mean how do two mere mortal human beings give birth to a 'special' son? Many more unanswered questions remain which just made it frustrating rather than interesting.
I am a fan of Michael Shannon and Adam Driver but even they could not lift this movie from it's moderate mark, so Special it is not, more average really.
Michael Fassbender is simply superb as Jobs, equally so is Kate Winslet as his long suffering sidekick Joanna Hoffman.
The story, basically, revolves around the launch of various products by Job's and his team. His passion to bring the world the next best thing in computing ultimately affected his family life and his health, he comes across as an arrogant, selfish person, but that's what made him the man he was.
I would not of thought they could of made such an interesting movie about such a boring (in my opinion!) subject. The performances by the leads really makes this movie, I was riveted all the way through, a great watch.
Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons are fantastic in the two lead roles, and Toby Jones does a great job as Littlewood.
There are some great shots by Matt Brown, when Ramanujan's wife Janaki walks into the temple through an 'array of sunbeams' stands out in my mind, but the main thing is, the story has now been told and is well worth watching.