Saturday, 23 November 2013

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Directed: James Bobin

Cast: Ty Burrel, Tina Fey, Ray Liotta, Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Trejo

The muppets find themselves involved in a European jewel-heist caper lead by a villainous Kermit lookalike and his sidekick. This looks like a lot of fun.....

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Director: Noam Murro

Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, David Wenham

I quite enjoyed 300 (2006) the story based on the legend (and graphic novel) about King Leonidas and a force of 300 men that fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480BC. The follow-up film 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) follows the Greek general Themistocles who battles an invading army of persians under the god, Xerxes. I hope this is as good as the first film...

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

Directed: Gareth Evans

Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian

Yesterday I watched The Raid: Redemption (2011), an Indonesian action flick which had some of the most amazingly choreographed fight scenes I have seen on the screen. The 2011 film followed a S.W.A.T team that became trapped in a tenement run by a mobster and his army. The 2014 film takes place two hours after the first movie ends. Not for the light hearted or squeamish ....

Maleficent (2014)

Directed: Robert Stromberg

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

Disney's next feature Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the evil Maleficent and looks at the events that drove her to curse the young princess Aurora. I love a good fairytale...

Gravity (2013) - bonus short film

This week a bonus film came out for as an extra treat for all those who have seen Gravity.

This was originally going to be in the film and is part of the scene where Sandra Bullock's character makes a distress call to Earth. The extra footage was cut from the film, but this footage was released as a short film and premiered at the Venice Film Festival recently. It is set to be a contender for Best Live Action Short at the Oscars in 2014. Gravity was written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this short film is directed by his son Jonás Cuarón (who also helped write Gravity).

Here is Gravity: The Distress Call....

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Carrie (2013)

Director: Kimberly Pierce

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore

A modern retelling of Stephen King's horror classic Carrie.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Charlie Countryman (2013)

Director: Fredrik Bond

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger

Just stumbled across this film. I don't know anything about it, besides this trailer, which has got me interested...

Friday, 1 November 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garret Hedlund, Justin Timberlake

Here's the next film from the Coen brothers. This film follows a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates his way through the Greenwich Village folk scene during 1961.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikwska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin

Finally there's a trailer out for Only Lovers Left Alive!

And finally there's a vampire film I actually want to see!

Set in Detroit, the story is about two vampires, Adam and Eve (Hiddleston and Swinton) who have been in love for centuries. Adam, an underground musician disenchanted with the world, and Eve,a blood-junky, find their life disrupted when Eve's younger sister comes to stay.