Archive for November, 2011

In the history of cinema there are few stars more infamous than Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell mesmerised audiences on screen for decades, and her passing at 36 drove her memory into the iconic status that she’s fondly remembered by today. My Week with Marilyn tells the true story of Colin Clark, the 23 year-old […]


Moneyball

25Nov11

Based on the true story of the Oakland Athletic’s record breaking unbeaten run in the 2001/02 Major League Baseball season. Moneyball looks at the business that drives the vehicle of professional sport. Centred around the General Manager of the A’s Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) Moneyball tells the story which saw Beane change his whole philosophy […]


Movies that are directed by George Clooney (with the exception of 2008’s Leatherheads) share a unique trait. They’re all, in my opinion at least, brilliant character films. Granted, take away Leatherheads from the list and you’re left with three films which have seen Clooney step into the directors chair, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Good […]


Immortals

19Nov11

Immortals is a blockbuster movie. I’ve read a number of reviews criticising it for lacking in depth and character development but, for me at least a blockbuster movie doesn’t need such strength in its writing. It needs to be entertaining to watch with popcorn. As it happens, I ate too much popcorn. Immortals is a […]


The Help

08Nov11

Based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett The Help follows the story of Skeeter (Emma Stone) an aspiring author who decides to write a book detailing the experiences and views of the African- American maids who work for white families in early 1960s Mississippi. Personally, I found The Help to be a fantastic movie. […]


In Time

08Nov11

In Time has a simple concept, money has been replaced by time. People stop aging at 25- years- old and have to work to stay alive. The rich have more time to spend than the poor and there are lots of references towards the poor having little and the rich having a lot (like in […]


To make an adaptation faithful to its source material you have to take many factors into consideration. Incredibly, not only did the makers of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (known from here on out as simply Tintin) adapt the original Hergé comics with a clear passion for the books which began […]