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 is a wonderful film for everyone to see; young or old. It’s obviously especially good for those of us in our mid-years, and its aimed squarely at those who have had challenges in the past few years.
Road to Perdition was the second film directed by Sam Mendes. He won an academy award for his first film, American Beauty. The film established Mendes as more than a one-hit-wonder, and marked Mendes as a cinematic force with which to be reckoned.
Angels and Demons has tarted up the thriller. As a director, Ron Howard, often works within well-established genres. In an attempt to validate Angels and Demons as a serious adult film, Howard has dressed up his characters in suits and given them bogus Harvard degrees; however, no amount of playing dress-up will help elevate this film within its genre.