Sunday, 30 November 2014

2014 Catch Up Part 3

Kit Harrinton (of Game of Thrones) is a Celt whose family has been destroyed by the Romans. After displaying some fine fighting talents in Londinium he is sent to Pompeii. There he meets Cassia (Emily Browning) and two quickly fall in love. Coincidentally Senator Corvus (Kiefer Sutherland ), the man who slaughtered The Celt's family, arrives in Pompeii, but the rumblings from the mountain dominating Pompeii's surroundings make for an ominous feel. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014


In the near future Planet Earth is in disarray, the food stocks are running low, natural resources are all but gone and constant dust storms merely add to the environmental problems on Earth. NASA stages a plan to find a planet that is habitable for the human race and Matthew Mcconaughey's Cooper is just the man to lead this expedition. Cooper accepts the mission leaving behind his son (Timothée Chalamet), father in law (John Lithgow) and daughter (Mackenzie Foy).The crew investigate a number of signals transmitted by previous expeditions to analyse the possibility of the planets providing ample conditions for life.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

2014 catch up part 2

Loosely based on the Need for Speed Video game franchise, Need for Speed stars Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall, a mechanic who is hired by rival Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper) to build a Ford Mustang, which will be sold for over $2,000,000. In a bid to sell the car Tobey takes the Ford Mustang for a test drive (against the wishes of Dino), Tobey is challenged to a race. If he loses, the money from the sale of Mustang will go Dino; if he wins Tobey gets the money. In the race, however, Tobey’s friend Little Pete (a James Dean lookalike Harrison Gilbertson) is involved in an accident deliberately caused by Dino. Dino’s involvement can’t be proved (don’t ask why, it doesn’t make sense), so Tobey is charged for Pete’s death. Two years later Tobey is released on parole and looking for revenge.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Babadook

Still reeling from the loss of her husband six years previously, Ameila's (Essie Davis) life is dominated by her difficult son (Noah Wiseman). Behavioural problems, temper tantrums and his adamant belief that monsters are lurking within his wardrobe are tremendous pressures on Ameila's mental state. Things go from bad to worse when Ameila reads what she assumes is a children's book until the book gets steadily darker in tone. This book seems to raise something unearthly evil which sets about terrifying the single mother and her child.