Thursday, 8 August 2013

This Is the End

This Is the End is kind of a crazy idea for a film where you get to see all the real life celebrities like Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Rihanna, and many more of those comedy actors you’ll know well from Seth Rogan films, having a party at James Franco's house. The party doesn't last long as soon all hell breaks loose in L.A. and our celebrities are forced into a survive or die situation. They are best friends at the start but what with no water, a single milky way and living in the same space for days on end, will they still be friends if they survive it all? Whilst you’ve probably not seen a story like this before, you'll know that you can expect some very funny moments, and the best part is that the actors are making fun of themselves throughout the movie.  Be prepared for a very over the top storyline, but 107 minutes of fun with a surprise or two along the way.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Now You See Me

What a great original film – Now You See Me is definitely one to watch. Four magicians know as The Four Horsemen (even though one's a lady) use their magic to cleverly take from the rich and give to the poorer during their performances to audiences of hundreds, all without getting caught. Throughout the movie the FBI, namely Mark Ruffalo, is trying to catch them out, but they are always one step ahead. Morgan Freeman, an ex-magician, is trying to figure out how they are doing this magic but to no avail. The Four Horsemen are Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco (James’s brother) and Jesse Eisenberg and they have a very specifc goal ahead so won’t be performing long-term, but exactly what is real and what's an illusion will have you guessing right to the end. All will be explained but it’s not something that's easy to predict. I can imagine kids watching this and going out to buy magic sets, or adults getting out their decks of cards to try those old, much easier tricks once again.