Deepwater Horizon

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson Director: Peter Berg Running Time: 108 mins Synopsis: Based on the real life disaster on the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, we follow Mike Williams (Wahlberg) on the ill fated day when poor management led to 11 deaths and the worst oil spill in US history. ‘Inspired by a…

Films to see: October

After a delightful month for film, and quite possibly the best this year so far, October is looking vastly lighter in content and quality. There are a couple of big blockbusters and some solid looking award worthy pictures so let’s hope it is not a total write off. Also of note is that the London…

Fences trailer arrives. See Denzel’s directorial debut. 

The first glimpse at Denzel Washington’s debut turn behind the camera landed today and it looks mightily impressive. Starring the man himself, it seems common that most actors turned directors feature themselves as the lead perhaps because they know how to get the performance they want, with able support from the always magnificent Viola Davis. …

Magnificent Seven has Mag..decent opening!!

Coming as no surprise this weekend saw the $90 million budgeted Magnificent Seven remake take the number one spot with $35 million. A solid number for late September, but I was expecting a tad more for something featuring Pratt and Washington. Perhaps remake fatigue and a genuine uninterest in the Western genre has affected it…

The Magnificent Seven

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke Director: Antoine Fuqua Running Time: 133mins Synopsis: When the townsfolk of Rose Creek are terrorised by greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) and his men, one woman Emma Cullen (Hayley Bennett) seeks out a bounty hunter (Washington) to save them. He in turn recruits a mismatched band of men…

Ghost in the Shell teasers released, world confused!

Considered the pinnacle of anime Ghost in the Shell, alongside Akira, has been a key work Hollywood has tried to adapt for years. Numerous directors have come and gone, most struggling to adapt something with a very distinct style and obtuse story, a key barrier to most anime being converted to live action. Not to…

Passengers trailer lands! Space just got sexier. 

Sony finally unveiled the first trailer for their big Christmas release this morning. Surprisingly late for a large scale release, it seems Sony wanted to play this one close to the chest until the effects heavy film was a little more complete.  Set on a ship heading to a distant planet two members of the…

Sully flies high (sorry) for a second week. 

Sully continued to perform admirably in the US this weekend. Staying on top, and only losing a scant 30% in ticket sales, with $22million. After two weeks it now stands at $70.5million with a further $23.4million taken worldwide. It still is yet to open in key markets such as the U.K.  Made for $60million it…

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Strange Political Statements Director: Sharon Maguire Running Time: 123mins Synopsis: Over 40 and still single, Bridget, flighty and still prone to consistent diary ramblings, is thinking her life is on track. Two random and unexpected encounters with ex Mr Darcy (Firth) and newcomer Jack Qwant (Dempsey) lead to…

Blair Witch

Starring: Callie Hernandez, James McCune, Corbin Reid, The Woods Director: Adam Wingard Running Time: 89mins Synopsis: 17 years ago there was a mysterious disappearance in the Black Hills Forest, the brother of one of the victims (McCune) finds the elusive footage, as seen in The Blair Witch Project, and decides to try and find her….