Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson team up to give us the back story on how Walt Disney finally managed to bring the story of Mary Poppins to millions of adoring fans in Saving Mr. Banks.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a Martin Scorcese film that is based on the life of Jordan Belfort, a Wall Street stockbroker who was known for excess in all forms, and the movie focuses on the excess to the detriment of the story.
The true story of Captain Phillips and the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first U.S. cargo ship attacked by pirates in over 200 years.
This docudrama of Steve Jobs life, paints an interesting picture of this well known visionary….
Nowhere Boy is an independent film about John Lennon’s teen years, and an intimate look at Lennon’s struggles with his mother and his aunt.
Faced with an impossible budget within the competitive world of Major League Baseball, Oakland A’s general manger, Billy Beane, decided to try something everyone said was impossible, assemble a team on a budget based on a statistical analysis of the player’s abilities.
For one of the best films of the summer, go to see The Help. In addition to some amazing performances, a great script, and many hysterical moments; The Help will teach you about a difficult period of US History that you probably didn’t even know about, unless you lived through it.
Although most of us know about King Edward VIII abdicating to be with the notorious Mrs. Simpson, I think few of us knew the story of his brother, King George VI. We get a much needed look at history and these two brothers in the film, The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper.
127 Hours tells the true story of Aron Ralston, a hiker who ends up trapped in the canyon country near Moab, Utah when a boulder slips while he is climbing pinning his arm.
This is absolutely a wonderful must see film for the family. You’ll laugh, cry, and cheer for Big Red and his “family” that believed in him all the way. Secretariat… a family winner by 31 lengths!
Add another film to the best of 2010! The Social Network is a film that excels at creating some of the most memorable characters of the year in the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s journey from college dorm to the world’s youngest billionaire.
Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts, was supposed to be the story of a woman learning to accept her body, to quiet the noise and give thanks, and to open herself to love after a bad divorce. The journey spans three countries: Italy, India, and Bali, Indonesia, but the character doesn’t really seem to make that much progress.
Out of all the movies that came out in 2009, Precious may be the one with the most raw emotion. The arguments between Precious and her mother are as brutal as any I’ve ever seen in the world of cinema. Even if the film is truthful, it also becomes repetitive. Abuse is constant. Precious is raped, physically assaulted, and verbally abused. These events do not even begin to summarize the horror of the film.
Perhaps The Blind Side has been so successful because it reaches out to everyone. It stresses a simple message. We are not so different.