Monday, 4 July 2011

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

(PG)

Magic is everywhere in Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice - the fun family adventure from the creators of National Treasure.

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!


This movie is excellent for all of the family, but could be a bit scary for very small children. There is nothing very original here, but this is a couple of hours of good old fashioned excellent entertainment.

Season Of The Witch

(15)

A heroic crusader (Nicolas Cage - Knowing, Drive Angry) and his close ally (Ron Perlman - Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) return home after decades of fierce fighting to find their world destroyed by the Plague.

Believing a witch to be responsible for the devastation, they are commanded by the church Cardinal (Christopher Lee - Lord of The Rings) to transport the girl to a remote monastery where monks will perform an ancient ritual to rid the land of her curse.

But they soon discover the girl's dark secret and find themselves battling a powerful and destructive force that will determine the fate of the world forever.


I am a big fan of Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman. What to say Nicolas Cage & Ron Perlman pure great acting in this movie. Great story, action from start to finish.

Skyline


(15)

Don't look up!

The residents of Los Angeles are awakened in the dead of night by an eerie light beaming through the window. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into thin air.

They soon discover an otherwordly alien force swallowing the entire population. Now our band of survivors must fight for thier lives as their world unravels around them.

Who or what are these extraterrestrials and how long before the humans succumb to the relentless onslaught of the alien hordes?

Skyline is a high velocity special effects bonanza in the tradition of Cloverfield and 2012.


Great movie, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Keeps you on the edge of ur seat all the way through. If you like a great sci-fi this is the one for you!

Battle: Los Angeles


(12)

Witness the end of civilization unfold as hostile alien invaders attack the planet. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. Now it's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered in this epic sci-fi action film.


I loved this movie seen it a couple of months ago. It had a really good storyline and mindblowing action and effects. If you loved independence day, you'll love this.


Rango


(PG)

From the director of The Pirates of the Caribbean comes this summer's hottest movie Rango (Johnny Depp), featuring Johnny Depp in an original animated comedy-adventure that takes moviegoers for a hilarious and heartfelt walk in the Wild West. The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango (Depp), a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in?

When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt-a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures-the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt...until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be.

With a cast that includes Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant as the Spirit of the West, Rango is an exciting new twist on the classic Western legend of the outsider who saves a town-and himself in the process.


Brilliant movie. If you love westerns you will love this. Very funny and quite scary in places, more an animated movies for adults than children. But really a good watch!

Rio

(U)

From the Creators of Ice Age, Rio is comedic adventure that tells the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a likeable "nerdy" bird who can't fly, who embarks upon a wild adventure in one of the most exotic and magical places on earth where he makes incredible friends, discovers his inner hero, and finds that he has what it takes to soar! All Rio packs also contain free and exclusive, 15 new levels of Rio Angry Birds!


This movie was great I loved every minute of it and the whole movie I think was really entertaining and very cute birds too. This movie has the laughs and fun every movie needs. A great children's movie to be enjoyed by all the family.

Gnomeo & Juliet


(U)

Set in the gardens of fair Verona Drive, we witness the blossoming romance of two young gnomes, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt), amidst a turf war between the reds and the blues. Between the high-speed lawnmower chases and stealth missions, hearts (and hats) are broken, loyalties are tested and garden boundaries drawn, but can true gnomance conquer all? When your best friends are an over-excitable frog, a lovelorn flamingo, a loyal mushroom, a team of Bond-esque bunnies and a dopey fawn, there's a shedload of fun and adventure around every plant pot!

The miniature monuments are voiced by massive household names including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Matt Lucas, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Jensen, Jason Statham and Ozzy Osbourne to gnome a few! Featuring classic and original songs by Elton John and directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2) Gnomeo And Juliet is a great love story......with a very small difference.


Thought this was a great children's movie, children of all ages will enjoy it, even big kids. Full of humour, heartbreak, love and sadness, but it all ends up happy in the end and all the gnomes are reunited and living in a happy community.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Rite


(15)

The Rite is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the Devil's reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Wearing his deep skepticism like armour, Michael challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons, in treating the possessed. Only when he's sent to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) - a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms - does Michael's armour begin to fall. As he is drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas's skill, he begins to glimpse a phenomenon science can't explain or control...and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes


Really enjoyed this movie, great acting from Anthony Hopkins as you would expect. I jumped quite a bit throughout this movie if you like good against evil movies you will like this one.....

Priest


(PG -13)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a savage war between man and vampire raged for centuries. A warrior priest (Paul Bettany) receives word of fresh attacks but now it`s personal, his niece has been kidnapped by a new hive of merciless vampires. To save her, he must break his vow of peace and hunt down the hive before it's too late. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel and packed with bloodthirsty action, this full throttle crusade takes you on the hunt for a deadly new breed of killer.


The movie is based on a graphic novel but I didn't know that until after I seen the movie, but thought this was really a good movie, jumped a few times throughout out it, it keeps you at the edge of your seat.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1


(12)

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts. Part 1 begins as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson)set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction-the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord (Ralph Fiennes). The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort...alive. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale-the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became "the Boy Who Lived." No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.


Great movie, stunning graphics, this movie is pure entertainment with a real sense of dread throughout. Cant wait for part 2!

Paul


(15)

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes...


This is one of the best comedy I've seen in a long time, it is so hilarious, Good fun as you'd expect, but was better than i thought it would be!




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I am number 4


(12)

Three are dead. Who is Number Four? From director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia) and producer Michael Bay (Transformers), comes this gripping, action-packed thriller John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him. Living with his guardian (Timothy Olyphant) in the small town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events - his first love (Dianna Agron, TV's Glee), powerful new abilities and a secret connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.


Really enjoyed this movie, great action and special effects were top class, great story, great Cast. Can not wait for the next one.

The Next Three Days


(12)

Life seems perfect for John Brennan (Russell Crowe) until his wife, Lara (Elizabeth Banks) is arrested for a murder she says she didn't commit.

Three years into her sentence, John is struggling to hold his family together, raising their son and teaching at college while he pursues every means available to prove her innocence. With the rejection of their final appeal, Lara becomes suicidal and John decides there is only one possible, bearable solution: to break his wife out of prison.

Refusing to be deterred by impossible odds or his own inexperience, John devises an elaborate escape plot with the help of an ex con (Liam Neeson) and plunges into a dangerous and unfamiliar world, ultimately risking everything for the woman he loves.


Great movie, keeps you guessing all the way through the movie, I've seen a lot of thrillers and the plot twists and turns are well done. One of the best thrillers I've seen. Cast are all great.

Iron Man 2


(12)

Robert Downey Jr. returns to play Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2008 superhero smash, Iron Man.

In this sensational follow-up, Stark must become Iron Man once more and do battle with Whiplash (Mickey Rourke -The Wrestler), and corporate rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell - Moon). Scarlett Johansson (Lost In Translation) stars as sexy Russian spy Black Widow, and Don Cheadle (Boogie Nights) assumes the role of Colonel James Rhodes from Terrence Howard.


Watched this last night, thought this was a really good movie, if you enjoyed the first movie you'll love this movie.


Insidious


(15)

Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) are a happily married couple with three young children (Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor) who have moved into their idyllic new suburban home. When tragedy strikes their young son, Josh and Renai begin to experience things in the house that are beyond explanation. Before long, their lives are turned upside down by demonic forces, hell-bent on terrorising their very existence.

Forced to seek help and protect their family, they learn the terrifying truth...

It's not the house that's haunted but something far worse...


Start of this movie was gripping and had me on the edge of my seat. A bit slow to the end put it was a really good movie at the start.

The Adjustment Bureau


(12)

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)-a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself-the men of The Adjustment Bureau - who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path... or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean's Twelve, co-writer ofThe Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner).


Being a big Matt Damon fan, I loved this movie, great acting and good special effects.If you enjoyed Inception you'll like the Adjustment Bureau. Would recommend this movie to all Matt Damons Fans you wont be let down.

Mandy


(PG)

London, the early 1950's. Born deaf, Mandy (Mandy Miller) is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family itself is in danger of breaking up. Christine (Phyllis Calvert), Mandy's mother has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak, but her husband Harry (Terence Morgan) wishes to have her home-schooled. Their disagreement over the child's education results in bitter quarrels until Christine decides to leave him, taking Mandy with her. Mandy finally enters the school, run by a dynamic and gifted teacher, Searle (Jack Hawkins).


I loved this movie as a child, watch it again couple of weeks ago and I still love the movie, I don't think anyone could watch it without being moved at the story of a deaf and dumb little girl and her struggle to be heard in the world.

The Hole

(12)

From director Joe Dante comes a family-friendly adventure that explores the fears and secrets buried in the mind of kids. After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane (Chris Massoglia) & Lucas (Nathan Gamble)and their neighbour Julie (Haley Bennett) discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and nightmares coming to life, they are forced to come face to face with their darkest fears to put an end to the mystery of The Hole.


This movie was a good watch, it has some surprising turns and jump-out scary moments pushing the boundaries of a 12. If you liked The Gremlins and The Gate this is the movie for you. A must watch for all those Joe Dante fans.

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