Archive for February, 2016

26th February
2016
written by Adam

All his life the physically awkward and maladroit Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) held the dream of competing in the Olympics; and, for the most part, he was a failure, until he found an event he might actually stand a chance to compete in, Ski Jumping. This is the story of Eddie the Eagle’s rise to 1988 Winter Olympics.eddietheeagle Directed by Dexter Fletcher this goofy but inspirational story serves as a fun reminder to the original spirit of the Olympic games. With a strong performance from Egerton and support from Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley and Keith Allen the film shines even brighter still. Plus chronologically inspired score by Matthew Margeson adds just the right touch to bring the film home. A smile producer, this simple film hits just where it needs to without hitting too hard. Eddie the Eagle is rated PG-13.

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26th February
2016
written by Adam

Egyptian god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is blinded by his uncle Set (Gerard Butler) and cast into exile; Meanwhile, mortal Bek (Brenton Thwaites) loses the love of his life, Zaya (Courtney Eaton). In an effort to bring Zaya back from the dead Bek teams up with Horus to bend the hands of fate, overthrow Set and return order to Egypt, but are they too late?godsofegypt An ambitiously large film for Director Alex Proyas, this CGI nightmare mixed with hokey dialogue and thin creativity leave a lot to be desired plot wise and visually, all the while, Marco Beltrami’s bombastic score does little to distract from the predictably flat adventure on the screen. Interestingly, converted to 3D, this is one adventure that won’t be seen in its 3D form on the big screen here in the states, perhaps a studio move to cut losses? Pass, maybe a rental some day far from now. Gods of Egypt is rated PG-13.

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26th February
2016
written by Adam

A group of criminals for hire consisting of former military personnel and current dirty cops (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Clifton Collins Jr., and Norman Reedus) get mixed in with a ruthless Russian mafia leader (Kate Winslet). Looking to make one last score while pressed for time and resources the gang are forced to go to moral extremes; meanwhile, local police and federal agents, the Allen brothers (Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson), are looking to put an end to the crime ring all together, trouble is, they may not survive the experience.triple9 Directed by John Hillcoat, this scrambled twisting mess of a thug life jumps onto the hard streets of Atlanta to tell a tale that’s trying to be way more complicated than it needs to be all for the sake of suspense. And, despite the solid casting involved it’s unfortunately the screenplay that fails to develop emotional inertia to really move the plot in a logical direction. On the positive, solid directing when action counts does manage to keep the film on life support. More of a rental later, Triple 9 is rated R.

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