In Genius, the new movie directed by Michael Grandage, Colin Firth is Max Perkins, the book Editor who oversaw the work of some of America’s best known writers. Namely, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway…
Genius looks like the kind of movie that’ll be most interesting to writers and fans of the key actors involved. I’m just not sure that this particular cut of the trailer has me that eager to see the film. Only if the inauthenticity of Jude Law’s accent wasn’t so obvious, maybe…
Nicole Kidman, Vanessa Kirby, Dominic West, Laura Linney and Guy Pearce also star.
Set in England and Los Angeles during the festive season, The Holiday stars Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz.
Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the stories of the four main and very relatable characters is beautifully told and features just the perfect musical score by the one and only Hans Zimmer.
My favourite scene which I’m sure is also the favourite of many others is the one in the fort that features two talented child actresses. The Holiday is a film to watch when you’re in the mood for a good romance/comedy, whether it’s Christmas or not. There’s also a a certain Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001) vibe to enjoyed.
Watching a spy movie and not having at least one thing about it reminding you of James Bond – the most famous spy of them all, is near enough impossible. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, the Paul Feig written/ directed Spy is no exception.
Unlike 007 however, spy is a comedy as well as an action film – and a rather good one at that.
An entertaining experience with a well written story, fun dialogue and characters is how I describe the movie. The dynamic between Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy’s characters is a big highlight. Rose Byrne’s Rayna Boyanov is also another plus.
The other very reliable cast members include Allison Janney, Miranda Hart, Sam Richardson, Morena Baccarin and Bobby Cannavale.
Watch it because it’s good. I found Jude Law’s character a tad annoying at first but it’s not so bad because the movie is a Melissa McCarthy vehicle and Spy is definitely my favourite of her roles since Bridesmaids (2011), also directed by Paul Feig.
Written / directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a dramatic comedy adventure that stars Ralph Feinnes, Adrien Brody, Mathieu Amalric, Jude Law, Edward Norton and two great young Actors by the name of Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan.
Anderson’s film is wonderful feast of good and humorous story telling that features rich, colourful cinematography and great dialogue.
Every line that comes out of the mouth of Monsieur Gustave – who is excellently played by Ralph Feinnes is delivered with such expert comic timing, that upon second viewing I could barely look at anything else. The same can be said for every move made by M. Gustave.
Oddly enough, the first couple of times I tried to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel, I stopped within ten minutes. I just couldn’t get into the swing of it.
Having now seen the film more than once, please don’t let the initial slow-ish pace at the beginning dissuade you, for things get most interesting as soon as Monsieur Gustave is introduced, ten minutes in. That’s when the adventure truly begins. Watch it and see.