Browsing All posts tagged under »Helen Mirren«

Collateral Beauty

December 22, 2016

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Collateral Beauty – After the death of his six year old daughter, Howard (Will Smith) has checked out of living. He builds elaborate domino structures and writes letters of disillusionment to Love, Time and Death. It’s been two years and his advertising agency partners (Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena) desperately need to jolt him […]

Eye In The Sky

April 1, 2016

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Eye In The Sky – In Nairobi, Colonel Powell (Helen Mirren) is about to capture numbers 4 and 5 on the top wanted terrorists list when a beetle drone shows there are two suicide bombers with them getting ready to blast a shopping mall. Powell wants to change to a kill mission. No one in […]

Trumbo

November 27, 2015

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Trumbo – The story of Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston of TV’s Breaking Bad), a major Hollywood screenwriter in the 40s and 50s, who was blacklisted along with several others for being members of the CPUSA. Mainly he was an advocate for workers’ rights. These government types felt that movies were the “most powerful influence” on […]

Woman in Gold

April 10, 2015

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Woman in Gold – Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) wants five paintings taken from her family by the Nazis to be returned to her. The Austrian government prefers to keep them, especially one known as the Woman in Gold, which is a painting of Maria’s Aunt Adele (Antje Traue). They feel it belongs to them, even […]

The Hundred Foot Journey

August 9, 2014

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The Hundred Foot Journey – Another beautiful movie from director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen). Young Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) and his family escape from a tragedy in India to Europe. The family has long been restaurateurs. In England, Hassan describes the vegetables as having no soul. Fate […]

Red 2

July 19, 2013

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Red 2 – Retired CIA Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) teams up again with Marvin (John Malkovich) when they find out there’s a contract on Frank.  Mary Louise Parker is fun as Sarah, Frank’s girlfriend, who wants to be in on the action while she hates ex-girlfriend Katya (Catherine Zeta Jones).  Anthony Hopkins is his superb […]

Hitchcock

December 16, 2012

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Hitchcock – Starring Anthony Hopkins as the rotund Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville, the movie is about the making of Psycho and the complex relationship between Hitch and Alma.  Hitch likes his food and drink.  He also likes peepholes to look into his stars’ dressing rooms.  You wonder if the making […]