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The Delivery Man

This movie came and went and many people missed it.

The premise and the press junket.. made it seem like a classic comedy.

With Vince Vaughn – always the joker.. and Cobie Smulders (How I met your mother..)

we know what to expect right..

In truth, it’s very tender and points to human emotions.

It points to what matters.

Watch it..

Smile

You may even cry.

For those of us with children, who have lost children.

The script is beautiful.

Without Vince and Cobie it might have landed differently.

As it is.. it has a lightness and tenderness

that for us was apt and beautiful

Recommended.. 8/10

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

This is a very subtle and powerful film.

The quality of acting and care for the stories is very high.

Watch it and understand that this is not a fiction, that people are every day impacted by pharma companies and more.

We live in a world that is free.. and yet.. somehow we are not.

Often trapped by who we were, not who we are.

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Summary

Ron Woodroof is an electrician and rodeo cowboy with a devil-may-care lifestyle who is blindsided with an H.I.V.-positive diagnosis and given 30 days to live. He quickly finds a lack of approved medications in the U.S. and crosses the border into Mexico where he learns about alternative treatments.

 

Thor : The Dark World

downloadThor: The Dark World is better, funnier and definitely a far cry from the first one. In the movie, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) asked for Loki’s help (Tod Hiddleston) to fight an evil Dark Elf’s sinister plan, from unleashing the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction.

The super villain Malekith is planning to annihilate the Nine Realms. As the king of the Realm Asgard, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) orders his son Thor to end Malekith’s intentions.

Additionally the “Guardians of the Galaxy” is slowly introduced in this film, it is an upcoming science fiction film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team.

Since most of the scenes are played out in Asgard and other distant dimensions, director Taylor did a great job in delivering his most compelling setpieces. The backdrop is a straight up fantasy world, serving as a good crossover from the first movie to the marvel Comics Asgard.

Overall I’m giving 8 stars out of 10 to Thor: The Dark World, both for its story line and great landscape.

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Trailer

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.

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Days Of Future Past finds Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Magneto (Ian McKellen), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the current X-team confronting a dark alternate future where mutants are an endangered species, tracked down, imprisoned or killed thanks to Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage)’s Sentinel program and an overwhelming level of distrust aimed at them from regular humans.

They boldly plan to send Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to the First Class era (or a few years after we last met those versions of the characters) to convince the younger Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the rest to work together to stop the threat at its source

We love the X-Men for many reasons and we hope this version will capture some of the magic that fans and newcomers have been waiting for.

Only time will tell.. what do you think?

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The Conspiracy

The Conspiracy (2012)

We were suggested to watch Conspiracy (2012) by several of our inner circle members.

The premise is that the movie is “A documentary about conspiracy theories which takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.”

For those that love connecting the dots and grew up on X Files, this makes a fun movie to watch on a wet or quiet afternoon.

The pace builds from the comic/drama of observation to pointed insights and builds to a high climax.

Several lines stand out, and we think most people will find something of value.

If you don’t like conspiracy theories, or even think they are possible then this may crack the door.

If you do.. just remember.. it’s just a movie right.

The end… well it will leave you thinking.

In the end.. glad we watched it.. and not blasting it to dust.. and clear it’s the kind of movie that will build.

For any want to be world changer.. or documentary maker.. worth a watch.

 

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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Review

pacific_rim_ver3Pacific Rim, directed by Del Toro, offers an intoxicating visual effects and fight scenes. It caters both to adult viewers who were fascinated by Godzilla and the new generations hooked by robots.

The film revolves around giant monsters, colossal mechas, linked brains, aliens and portals. These are some of the most effective ingredients in film making to grab the attention of viewers since it’s the core of pop culture currently.

The Robots specifically are very plausible as it still needs the complex human brain to control it.

As for the ammunitions they are composed of incinerator turbines, plasma casters, sting blades, nuclear vortex turbine and the likes, so the mechas doesn’t need heavey projectile-firing guns which are a waste of resources and will definitely add weight to the machines making it a near-perfect allusion.

 

All-in-all movie was an 8 / 10 in my books and I am 100% expecting a sequel and hoping this will be a long franchise.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Review

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The trailer is a wonderful piece of cinema – rich, luscious, enticing and teasing which we’ve come to love and expect from Baz Luhrmann.

So it was with anticipation that we went to the screening.

The movie starts slowly and draws you in, weaving a tapestry of plots and characters that will entice and revolt, delight and surprise.

To avoid too many more spoilers, this is an adult film with adult themes, which touched on many aspects and I’m sure will have people coming back to watch time after time.

The stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire play their roles well and Leonardo is a great Gatsby. For a man who has played his life from the early days in stellar roles and living a Gatsbyesque lifestyle it seems apt.

This is a piece of art produced outside of time and with a heart that comes across.

It has some dark elements, which highlight all the more the good and joyful aspects of the movie.

Our need to fit in, to be perceived as doing right, to earn money, to love and be loved, to trust and be trusted – all these and more are exposed in this movie.

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Star Trek into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

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Last night we went along to the latest update of the Star Trek reboot, some had seen the first reboot some had not, but we are all Sci-fi fans and love the heart of Star Trek.

Overall we had a good night out. One was a raving fan, and the rest of us enjoyed the ride.

The opening sequence is beautifully shot and sets the tone really well. The characters for the most part hold together well and work as new characters and as ripples of their archetypes, and the core question of logic / heart and what is right begins.

The upsides:

  • Great graphics – this is what animation and special effects were dreamt for – big space scenes where you really can forget that not one piece is really floating in space – yes the USS Enterprise is a real ship and we all wish we could fly on her…
  • The physicality of the universe made more sense – a real sense of a human made space ship and engineered world.
  • A few moments that will leave you engaged by the plot and wondering what’s next..
  • A favourite “Sherlock Holmes” playing a baddie.
  • Spock played by Zachary Quinto (from Heroes) played it well and the love interest with Uhura (played by the gorgeous Zoe Saldana)

The downsides:

  • a couple of the characters don’t cut it – McCoy, Scotty, … they are good actors but someone don’t seem to be playing it as straight as the rest and they are comic relief in parts but not in a way that we felt was right. Character choice and ability to play a role convincingly so that we the audience suspend our disbelief is more and more essential and harder and harder to “fake”.
  • a couple of places will have you question the plot and nice hollywood rubber band endings

Overall a movie that you can watch in the cinema or when it reaches home release. It won’t shock your world, but it will leave you having had a fun ride with your friends and after all isn’t that what cinema at least at times is all about.

 

 

 

The Croods

The Croods

After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

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The Croods

We were invited to the screening in London and loved the atmosphere they created.

We were expecting a small affair and walked into thousands of excited children and families (including british Olympians and international press), so a quiet morning was transformed with fruit, danishes and great prehistoric surprises.. and yes.. The Croods Popcorn.

Made by the team that brought us Madagascar (“We like to move it .. move it..”), this has a great look, feel and sensibility.

The world is mix Flintstones meets Avatar and there are a few scenes which are truly beautiful.

The humour comes thick and fast, as well as a father / daughter interplay (which is slightly saccharine) though works for the target audience – and yes.. it’s hard not to be slightly moved by one of the key scenes (this may upset the very young)

Favourite elements – well Belt – and yes I and we want one..

I can see Belt having his own cartoon show on TV and shorts.

Will there be a Croods II .. I’m not sure the story needs one.. but you never know.

There is certainly the beginnings of a movie that will be a marmite movie – loved by some hated by others.

The scene in the cave.. where the cat blows out the candle being one of the most apt.

What do you think?

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

For all Iron Man and Robert Downey, Jr.fans Iron Man 3 was being eagerly awaited and I think it’s fair to say exceeded expectations.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Yes, there’s been a change of staff for one of the key roles, and a change in tone.

In short summary, great action, great plot (refined slightly from the comic cartoon story lines), and a great humour tone.

Where Iron Man 2 left some areas for concern / doubt (still amazing film for real fans), this movie has the potential to be a real turning point movie for the franchise.

It also provides a great link together between Iron Man 1/2/3 and The Avengers franchise group.

Tony Stark is revealed as more human, more intelligent and more fragile.

Pepper Potts is evolved from the PA to his saviour.

Yes, some areas that change for the timing of the movie.

Yes, some things we’d love to share (but not till you’ve seen the movie)

Look and Feel

The Iron Man iconic imagery is there in full effect, including Tony Stark’s seaview mansion, the classic red and gold Iron Man armour, the red/white and blue of War Machine / Iron Patriot and previous Marvel adaptions.

The movie seems to have matured with a strong environment to complete the storyline.

This is a grown up Iron Man movie, not a simplified vision of what could be done.

The Mandarin is played very differently to some of the stories you may know and love – we give the director , writer and producers kudos for this strong move, which when you watch the movie through to the end will make sense.

Plot / Story

Iron Man 3 contains many plot lines and story elements – as requested we won’t reveal too many insights .. yet..

However, it does focus on Tony/Pepper’s relationship and how it moves from the simple place of their flirtation to a real world relationship where they are vulnerable and in a real world love. Where suffering, risk and passion are played full on. Any woman would have a hard time keeping up with Iron Man, and at the same time without his Pepper Potts there can be no Iron Man.

She saves him more than once and he her.

There is another theme about how we create our own demons, and this is a great lesson.

Sometimes those moments that we hardly notice go on to produce our greatest challenges.

Personally, I can acknowledge that and in some way part of why I really loved this movie.

There will be elements when you will cheer and elements that will delight.

The Catches

The Extremis elements are not as thought through and storied out as they could be, and for those who know and love the Marvel universe, they will have some questions and grumbles.

Can we excuse – yes.. but really.. this area of the script could have been handled more elegantly, completely and succinctly.

What’s next

We hope.. Iron Man 4.. we really do.. and keep it real, gritty and focussed.. we can but hope..

We are Iron Man..

 

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