The Movie Special

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Daniel Craig doing it again for Queen and Country

The 23rd Bond – SKYFALL – will hit the theatre near you and me in just a couple of days. The plot: super-baddies, super-gorgeous women, super-explosions and super-spy-gadgets combined with the … Continue reading

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SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (2012)

My first thought when I saw the title was that why has somebody made a movie about salmon fishing. The second thought was that they actually named the movie that. … Continue reading

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Magic Mike – Soderbergh’s Saturday Night Fever?

Channing Tatum is Magic Mike. Magic Mike is a stripper (with some serious Marky Mark moves), who dreams of designing furniture. And so on… Somehow I don’t think the plot … Continue reading

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THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Jonathan Demme’s thriller based on Thomas Harris’ novel is one of the best crime dramas to this date. Entertainment Weekly has voted it the fourth scariest film of all time … Continue reading

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After Ten Years The Memory-Messer-Upper is Back

This May Barry Sonnenfeld is bringing back Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) in Men in Black III. The old cast is back with a new alien … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (2011)

Brad Bird (The Incredibles and Ratatouille) directs the best M:I movie yet. It’s action-packed, stylish and full of spectacular stunts and gadgets. Ghost Protocol starts with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cruise takes on 80’s big hair and rock anthems

I saw Rock of Ages – The Musical in London’s West End a while ago and absolutely loved it. The much-underappreciated Shayne Ward (Winner of the UK X-Factor 2005) was … Continue reading

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HUGO (2011)

Martin Scorsese pays homage to the magic of cinema with his first 3D family film, Hugo, which is based on Brian Selznick’s children’s novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”. Hugo … Continue reading

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2011)

If you are not familiar with Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy or the original Swedish movie, from the opening sequence of this US remake you might think that you will … Continue reading

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EASY RIDER (1969)

Easy Rider starts as a road trip movie with long sequences of two bikers riding through iconic American landscapes in the style of Westerns, but it ends with a much … Continue reading

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MONEYBALL (2011)

This movie adaptation of Michael Lewis’s nonfiction book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” is a clever sports movie that concentrates on what happens off pitch. It’s a true … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

THE HELP (2011)

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller is a well-made drama that has stellar cast, top-notch performances, moving storyline and fabulous attention to detail in set and costume design. The … Continue reading

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50/50 (2011)

Can you say that a movie about cancer is cute? Or really funny? After seeing 50/50 you do just that. The story of 50/50 was inspired by the screenplay writer … Continue reading

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