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Well, I thought this was a scene-by-scene remake. That’s what the rumours said anyway.
However, as the title does actually suggest, this is a sequel. It follows the lives of Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) as adults – the brother and sister in the first film.
After the death of his wife, Michael’s repayments on the house lapsed. The bank demanded that he now pay up in full – which he can’t possibly afford.
Thankfully, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) arrives just in time!
I have been looking forward to see this movie for ever! So as part of my hen do, we all went to watch it. It was such a magical day… Continue reading
Tagged Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw, colin firth, Dick Van Dyke, Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, julie walters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins returns, meryl streep, musical, rob marshall, saving mr banks
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The Post comes across as a film with similar emotional impact to the likes of Spotlight (a highly recommended investigative journalism movie), but it sorely missed the mark.
It follows the real-life story of the Washington Post in the 1960s, a paper passed down to Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) who is struggling to keep the company financially afloat. Then, a big story breaks as government secrets relating to the Vietnam war are leaked – this massive story could make or break the paper.
But with the New York Times already being threatened with legal action for publishing only part of the information now available, Katherine is reluctant to allow editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) to publish the story for fear of bankrupting the paper. Meanwhile, she is fighting the emotional turmoil of being a woman in a man’s world… Continue reading
Tagged Bob Odenkirk, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Josh Singer, journalism, Liz Hannah, Matthew Rhys, meryl streep, Sarah Paulson, steven spielberg, the post, tom hanks, Tracy Letts
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This film is so underrated. It is funny, sensitive, sassy and stars Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt.
It’s about Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) who is an aspiring journalist, but can only land a job as an assistant at a fashion magazine. While ‘millions of girls would die’ for this position, it’s a far cry from the journalism job she was after.
At the fashion magazine, Miranda (Meryl Streep) is a terrifying boss and manipulates people well. Andrea soon finds herself desperately trying to keep up with Miranda’s impossible standards, with no help from fellow assistant Emily (Emily Blunt), and her family life is soon neglected… Continue reading
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Ricky Gervais loves being typecast, he says that actors should do what they do best and not feel the pressure to play different parts.
However, this is clearly not the view of a lot of actors who seem to be trying to shake their ‘character’. Some have not been successful, such as Jack Black and Adam Sandler, who forever play the School of Rock and Happy Gilmore type casts.
Meanwhile other actors have been successful in breaking free from their typecast, and are in all sorts of films now…. Continue reading
Tagged adam sandler, brad pitt, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Daniel Radcliffe, emma stone, Gary Oldman, george clooney, jack black, Jennifer Aniston, jennifer lawrence, jim carrey, jonah hill, kate winslet, leonardo dicaprio, meryl streep, Owen Wilson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ralph Fiennes, reese witherspoon, ricky gervais, robert pattinson, robin williams, Rosamund Pike, Ryan Gosling, Stanley Tucci, steve carell, typecast, will ferrell
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I was expecting ‘Desperate Housewives’, chick-flick kind of show on steroids… But Big Little Lies was so much darker than that.
It begins with a murder. We don’t know who died, and we don’t know who did it.
Big Little Lies follows the backstory leading up to the murder, and all the secrets and shocking circumstances leads you to believe that everyone is a suspect, and everyone is a victim.
It’s sort of like reality tv series The Real Housewives but as a thriller. It’s shocking, scary, haunting and mysterious, featuring beautiful (and seemingly flawless) characters against the fashionable backdrop of Monterey, California… Continue reading
Tagged Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgård, big little lies, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Laura Dern, meryl streep, nicole kidman, reese witherspoon, series 2, Shailene Woodley, thriller, tv, Zoë Kravitz
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As you may know by reading my “Looking forward to: Suffragette” post, I have been obsessed with this film for months. I’ve watched every movie clip, interview and behind-the-scenes glimpse.
Unfortunately, it appears the film company have actually released the entire movie throughout their promotion of Suffragette… I felt like I had already seen it by the time I watched it in the cinema.
If you too have watched the trailers that have been released, you have actually seen the beginning, the most scandalous and shocking scenes, as well as the final scene… Continue reading
Tagged Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Carey Mulligan, equality, helena bonham-carter, meryl streep, pankhurst, rights, Suffragette, vote, women