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AT THE MOVIES: RED 2 – Review

Red 2

Directed by: Dean Parisot Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malcovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren The first RED movie (an acronym for Retired and Extremely Dangerous in case you didn’t know) was one of the funniest movies of 2010 and turned the action genre on its head featuring as it did acclaimed actors of a certain age rather than … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE MOVIES: SIDE EFFECTS – REVIEW

Side Effects poster

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum In cinemas March 8th Apparently there are certain plot points in this film that I am not allowed to reveal lest I spoil it for people. The fact that they are publicly available on the film's Wikipedia page is irrelevant - I can’t mention them here so I won’t. However I should point out … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE MOVIES: BROKEN CITY – REVIEW

Broken City

Directed by: Allen Hughes Starring: Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones In cinemas March 1st Russell Crowe films are like buses – you wait ages and then three come along at once (in the past couple of months he’s also appeared in The Man With the Iron Fists and Les Miserables). Always dependable (apart from his singing in Les Mis), you know you are going to get a solid … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: PLAYING FOR KEEPS – REVIEW

Playing for Keeps poster

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Judy Greer In cinemas now. Gerard Butler hasn’t had a bona fide huge hit movie in a long time but somehow he is still landing leading roles. However you get the feeling that he is pretty much dialling in his performances these days and this is no exception. Butler … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE MOVIES: LAY THE FAVOURITE

Lay the Favourite poster

Directed by: Stephen Frears Starring: Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Joshua Jackson, Catherine Zeta Jones, Vince Vaughan In cinemas June 22nd. The words “based on a true story” always strike fear into my heart when I see them related to movies. While many people have written books about their exploits that have become bestsellers and struck a chord with the public, not all of these … [Read more...]

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: ROCK OF AGES MOVIE REVIEW

Rock of Ages

Directed by: Adam Shankman Starring: Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, Diego Bonetta, Bryan Cranston Stadium rock was as much a staple of the eighties as shoulder pads and Rubik’s cubes and bands such as Foreigner, Def Leppard, Poison, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Journey were the order of the … [Read more...]