Review: Beauty And The Beast (2017)

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This live-action reimagining of the classic fairytale – directed by Bill Condon – sticks closely to the original story and animated version, bar some extra padding to increase its running time well beyond the two hour mark. Emma Watson delights as Belle, the strong-willed bookworm who falls for the Beast (Dan Stevens), turned so by a witches spell to teach him a lesson. Continue reading “Review: Beauty And The Beast (2017)”

Review: Noah (2014)

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Long in development, Darren Aronofsky’s version of Noah, a biblical story that’s a staple of many religions, takes many liberties with its source material (angels are rock monsters dubbed The Watchers and God is referred to only as The Creator), yet delivers something that’s not only epic in scale, but powerful and valid too. Foretold that the world will soon be destroyed through dreams and visions, Noah (Russell Crowe) builds an ark to protect all that creeps, crawls and slithers, as well as his family Continue reading “Review: Noah (2014)”

Review: The Bling Ring (2013)

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Acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, known for depicting the lifestyles of the rich and famous through films such as Lost In Translation and Somewhere, uses her new feature The Bling Ring to tap into the obsession modern day teens have with celebrity culture. Potent in its candid and uncomfortable subject-matter (the script is based on real life events as recorded in Nancy Jo Sales’s 2010 Vanity Fair article The Suspects Wore Louboutins), the film finds itself being necessary despite its issues. Continue reading “Review: The Bling Ring (2013)”

Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of self-penned coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Knowing the material inside out and with the help of a talented cast, Chbosky is able to craft a realistic, amusing and nostalgic drama that’s not afraid to touch on darker themes. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a talented teenager starting his freshman year at high school in the wake of his friends sudden suicide and a dark history. Alone and frighteningly introverted, Charlie is taken under the wing of Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller), two Continue reading “Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)”

Emma Watson Will Burgle For Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

Her days of playing Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter may be well and truly over, but that hasn’t stopped Emma Watson lining up projects in an attempt to prove herself outside of the money-making film series.

Last year, she had a small role in My Week With Marilyn, and this year will see her play opposite Logan Lerman in the film adaptation of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. In addition, she’s also secured future roles in David Yates’ Your Voice In My Head and Guillermo Del Toro’s Beauty & The Beast. Continue reading “Emma Watson Will Burgle For Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring”

Review: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Synopsis: The final instalment begins as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermoine (Emma Watson) continue their pursuit to find and destroy Voldemort’s three remaining Horcruxes, the enchanted components responsible for his perpetuity. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are unearthed, and Voldemort learns of their plan, the ultimate battle begins. Life as life as they Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)”

Poster: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Director – David Yates

Starring – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Helena Bonham Carter