Midnight in Paris (2011)

‘You’re in love with a fantasy’ Woody Allen directed this fantasy film about Hollywood screenwriter Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) who is on holiday in Paris with his materialistic fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams). After a drunken evening out, at the stroke of midnight Gil encounters a 1920s car where he is met by a host of… Continue reading Midnight in Paris (2011)

Great Expectations (2012)

  Mike Newell directed this adaptation based on the novel by Charles Dickens. I have already summarised the plot of the book in an earlier  blog post about David Lean’s 1946 classic. At the beginning of the film young Pip (Toby Irving) is brought up by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery (Sally Hawkins… Continue reading Great Expectations (2012)

Love, Wedding, Repeat (2020)

Dean Craig directs this romantic comedy about Jack (Sam Claflin) whose is visiting his sister Hayley (Eleanor Tomlinson). He rather likes her roommate Dina (Olivia Munn) but their kiss gets interrupted and she leaves. Fast forward to three years later Hayley is getting married and Jack is walking her down the aisle. Enter the other… Continue reading Love, Wedding, Repeat (2020)

Monsters Inc (2001)

Twenty three – nineteen, We have a twenty three nineteen!  David Silverman, Peter Docter and Lee Untrich directed this computer animated Pixar film about  Sulley (John Goodman) and his best friend Mike (Billy Crystal). The two monsters live in Monstropolis and work at Monsters Inc where they and the rest of the company scare children… Continue reading Monsters Inc (2001)

Diana (2013)

  ‘Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there.’ Oliver Hirschbiegel directed this biographical drama film charting the last few years of Diana, the Princess of Wales’ life. After her divorce from Prince Charles, Diana (Naomi Watts) meets and falls in love with Pakistani heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan… Continue reading Diana (2013)

Bridesmaids (2011)

‘Help me, I’m poor’ Paul Feig directed this chick flick which charts the battle between bridesmaid Annie (Kirsten Wiig) her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) who is getting married and the other band of bridesmaids Helen (Rose Byrne) , Megan (Melissa McCarthy) Becca (Ellie Kemper) and Rita (Wendi McLendon-Covey). In the midst of all the… Continue reading Bridesmaids (2011)

The Other Woman (2014)

If we find anymore mistresses I’m going to have to send her to rehab’  Nick Cassavetes directs this comedy about three women; Carly (Cameron Diaz), Kate (Leslie Mann) and Amber (Kate Upton) who discover they are all involved with the same man, Mark (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) and plan to seek revenge on him. To be… Continue reading The Other Woman (2014)

The Imitation Game (2014)

Codes are a puzzle. A game. Just like any other game Morten Tyldum directs this American thriller film based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The amazing Benedict Cumberbatch plays the real life British cryptanalysis Alan Turing who is hired to decrypt German intelligence codes for the British government during World War Two. Keira… Continue reading The Imitation Game (2014)

Spiderman (2002)

‘Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility’  Sam Raimi directs the first in the original Spiderman superhero trilogy about the nerdy student (Tobey McGuire) who gets bitten by a genetically modified spider and gains special ‘spider powers.’ He must use his special powers to protect and his family , defeat the menacing Green Goblin (William… Continue reading Spiderman (2002)