In director Lennart Ruff’s Titan, Sam Worthington is part of a military family that agrees to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.
Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson also star…
I’ve never been an early adopter where new technology is concerned – and genetic evolution / space exploration is likely no exception. Fingers crossed that this movie will be as entertaining as its quite promising trailer. I’ve been waiting for another surprise sci-fi hit ever since the excellence that was Ex Machina (2014).
This Beautiful Fantastic is a comedy / fantasy / drama about the friendship between an aspiring children’s author and a cantankerous, rich old widower.
Jessica Brown Findlay, Jeremy Irvine, Tom Wilkinson and Andrew scott star…
Fantasy generally isn’t my favourite genre but the humour between Wilkinson and Brown Findlay’s characters is the main reason I’ll be watching. It may just be the case that I have ‘a thing’ for seemingly unexpected friendships. I.e. The Intern (2015), for example.
If you’re a movie fan, you know who Ryan Gosling is. If you know who Ryan Gosling is, then you’ve probably at least heard of The Notebook (2004) – that hugely romantic movie loved by lovers of love, all over. And, if you’ve heard about the notebook, you may know that Nicholas Sparks is the writer. I’ve seen The Notebook once and it was a great experience. I cried like many who may or may not admit to doing so. Today actually isn’t really about the The Notebook. It’s about the The Choice (2016), the latest of Sparks’s books to be adapted into a movie.
Starring Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker and Alexandra Daddario, The Choice is unfortunately not the greatest of Nicholas Sparks’s movies. There may have been one or two very brief moments where my disbelief may have been completely suspended, but overall, most of the time I was only too aware that I wasn’t just watching a movie – but I was watching one and thinking, ‘wow, this really isn’t very good.’
The Notebook is in no way everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but can it be accused of being unconvincing as far as some of the acting goes? Can it also be accused of containing romantic dialogue that feels forced and inauthentic? I don’t think so.
I tuned in to The Choice because the mood for a romantic movie hit. By the endof the film, the only real great thing I could find about the experience is that the location where it’s shot is beautiful! I think I maybe want to vacation there one day. Also, at least it wasn’t so awful that I had to quit before the end. There is always that, I suppose.
An acclaimed historian fighting in court to defend historical truth, this is the subject of director Mick Jackson’s latest film, Denial. Based on a true story, Timothy Spall plays David Irving (a renowned holocaust denier) opposite Rachel Weisz’s Deborah E. Lipstadt…
The subject matter is certainly very interesting to me but I’ll also watch because Rachel Weisz is yet to disappoint me. Of course, Mr Spall, Andrew Scott and Tom Wilkinson aren’t bad either. Lastly, who doesn’t love the idea of a good courtroom drama?
At the centre of Director, Amma Asante’s film is the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.
Brought to England from the West Indies to live with her aristocratic great uncle and his wife, the young Dido over time, learns of the matters of class and rank that rule her new world. A world with laws she simply must not accept, for the sake of her own dignity, happiness and sense of self.
Great performances, particularly from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Sam Reid.
Watch it for the story of an admirably strong young woman, a courageous young man, a beautiful love story and great characters from an interesting and important time in history – 18th century England, when slavery was still a grave and common reality.
As is the case with most historical films I watch, I’m left with a sense of gratitude for the times in which I live and reminded of how things do change; rarely at a satisfactory pace, but change they do.