Shutter Island is the eagerly anticipated Thriller Directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo Di Caprio, who has seemingly become Scorsese’s modern day Robert De Niro over the past few years with this being the fourth collaboration between the two.
Crazy Heart is a music based drama about a washed up old country and western singer Bad Blake played by Jeff Bridges. With Bad’s headlining days behind him and his tendency to puke in between songs he is consigned to singing in small town bars just so he can get by and you sense that his heart is no longer in making music and he’s more just still in the business so he can put a roof over his head and continue to fund his dangerous alcohol problem.
Youth in Revolt billed as a subtle comedy is a movie I have been looking forward to seeing for a few weeks now. The film is about a 16-year-old boy Nick Twisp played by Michael Cera and Sheeni (Portia Doubleday) the premise of the film is rather simple an offbeat young boy falls in love with a beautiful girl who herself has a boyfriend the tall handsome poetry writing Trent.
Brothers is a War Drama directed by Jim Sheridan and stars Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. The film is based around Tobey Maguire’s Marine character Sam, his rogue like Brother Tommy who has just been released from Prison played by Gyllenhaal and Sam’s wife Grace portrayed by Natalie Portman.
The film centres around Sam who is presumed dead in battle in Afghanistan which then leads to his black sheep brother Tommy to take care of Sam’s family and looks after his wife and the inevitable kiss between the brother and the brothers wife ensues.
Here’s the kicker Sam is actually not dead but saving his life came at a cost for him as he is forced to commit atrocities and upon his return home he just isn’t quite the man he used to be.
With the award season getting into full swing and the Academy Awards fast approaching, there seems to be a pattern already forming with Avatar set to sweep the awards in the coming months having already taken the Golden Globe for ‘Best Motion Picture’ as well as best director for James Cameron. However with some exciting films still to be released, Have we yet to see the ‘Best Motion Picture’ since Slumdog Millionaire? And who could be worthy of taking the prestigious crowns of Best Actor and Actress?
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