Browsing All posts tagged under »Ewan McGregor«

Beauty and the Beast

March 18, 2017

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Beauty and the Beast – You know the story – about a prince (Dan Stevens) who’s not as compassionate as he should be gets turned into a beaast until he learns to love properly and Belle (Emma Watson), a beautiful village girl, who’s considered peculiar because she likes to read. As a musical, it beats […]

Miles Ahead

April 23, 2016

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Miles Ahead – I’ve long been a fan of Don Cheadle and this is his best film yet. In the bio of legendary Miles Davis, Cheadle stars and directs. The story shifts from the time Davis is at the top of his game to when he is a junkie on the bottom of the heap. […]

Jane Got A Gun

February 3, 2016

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Jane Got A Gun – It’s a Western with the impossibly beautiful Natalie Portman (Jane Hammond). The Bishop gang, headed up by John Bishop (Ewan McGregor), is after Jane’s outlaw husband (Noah Emmerich) and they wouldn’t mind catching up with Jane to take her back to their cat house. She has to ask ex-fiancé Dan […]

Mortdecai

January 24, 2015

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Mortdecai – Oh, dear, this is positively dreadful. Johnny Depp’s character of Lord Charlie Mortdecai is absolutely ridiculous. He uses this phony “uppah clahss” accent that comes off as just silly. Jock (Paul Bettany) is his manservant who’s willing to take a bullet for him. He mainly appears pained and constipated. Gwyneth Paltrow looks lovely […]

August: Osage County

January 11, 2014

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August: Osage County – Fantastic cast and incredible acting.  Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning play, it’s the story of a dysfunctional family to the extreme.  It feels like you’re watching a play, too.  Matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) loves her three daughters almost as much as she loves vicodin, oxycontin, valium, etc.  Daughter Barbara comes […]

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

April 23, 2012

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Salmon Fishing In The Yemen –  This is a film lover’s movie.   Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Slumdog Millionaire and Chocolat), it’s about a sheikh’s dream of bringing salmon fishing to the desert.  Ewan McGregor plays Dr. Jones — and he’s just as charming and likable as that other Dr. Jones — an expert in fisheries, who […]