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 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….
Listed as a thriller, Contagion was pretty much the opposite. Precise, arms-length, the film takes a look at the spread of a pandemic in such a detached manner that it becomes a study of a disease, instead of a thriller about the spread of a disease. There was no sense of urgency; no thrill in the thriller.
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.
Unfortunately, The Fourth Kind is following in the footsteps of The Blair With Project. Not only did they advertise that the information and news footage in the film was real, they state at the start of the film that the news footage is real. Then, they state it again at the end of the movie. Guess what? The film is a hoax.
There is often a struggle when one piece of media is adapted into another. Many times films adapted from plays are identifiable even before viewing the credits. Frost/Nixon does not have this problem.
Harvey Milk lived and worked for the San Francisco borough known as The Castro. It’s obvious sitting in the theatre how much Harvey Milk mattered to this community.
Bottle Shock is a full-bodied film with a wonderful blend of characters imbued with the warm undertones of California’s vintner’s history.