Posts Tagged ‘Helen Mirren’

This week’s releases include: a depression-era series; an unusual love story; a film standard; a tired horror story; a religious awakening; a deadly family vacation; a game of cat and mouse; an historical family undone; a sports legend; a penguin adventure; a cop drama; Shakespeare’s last play on screen; and a double standard exemplified. (more…)

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This week’s releases include: a courtroom period drama; a spy thriller in two different eras; another bachelor party gone wrong; a true story of fantasy and murder; a playful tale with penguins; a look at famous hockey feuds; a consequence of ‘the wrong place, the wrong time’; an adaptation of a childhood classic; a trilogy about a young woman who takes matters into her own hands; and an historical re-enactment.  (more…)

Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas in a scene from The DebtThe life of a national hero is not always all interviews and roses; it can be complicated, and drenched in regrets and secrets. This is the dark paradigm explored in The Debt, based on the fictional 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov. The partnering of an American and British production team to remake a recent Israeli picture is an anomaly, but in this case the result will hold your attention without letting go. (more…)

This week’s releases include: an entertaining, lovable drunk; a new type of drug addict; a family spiralling out of control; and a group of people fighting for what belongs to them. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a family drama with realistic problems; the renowned tale of a king; a surprisingly comedic story about jihadists; an award-winning documentary; a powerful crime series; and a dramatic zombie serial. (more…)

This week’s releases include: a re-release of an acclaimed, inspiring classic; a computer-animated video game tie-in; a ghost story driven by love and loyalty; the final chapter in a thrilling trilogy; the second instalment of a music sensation; a French-Canadian lycan period piece; the reunion of a retired group of special agents; and an impressive display of skill in a dance competition. (more…)

This week’s releases provide last minute holiday choices for every film lover: a teenage girl’s life parallels a classic controversy more than a John Hughes masterpiece; a young owl must fight to save his family and the species; a woman attempts to clear her name, but only causes more confusion; a ragtag group of scientists and officials attempt to stop the world from destroying itself; an adolescent boy dreams of America and is willing to do whatever it takes to get there; and an ex-con falls back on old habits when he attempts to re-enter society. (more…)