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Zoom (2006)
2 years ago via Flixster

This is a lighthearted and fun superhero movie.

The Hunt
The Hunt (2013)
2 years ago via Flixster

A powerful and compelling movie, The Hunt takes us into the life of school teacher Lucas portrayed by Mads Mikklesen.
Lucas is a very likable character who is a good friend and neighbour in his small community and Mikklesen wonderfully portrays the type of person you would want looking after your children as he has genuine care and affection for them; but through a misunderstanding one of his young students accuses him of sexual abuse and things spiral out of control.
The incredibly delicate subject matter is handled with great care and I was torn between feeling utter sympathy for Lucas but also understanding the communities abhorrence at the notion of child abuse and this remarkable film lets us as audience members see just how quickly a life can be torn apart by words and a complete lack of evidence.
With wonderful performances by all involved, whilst the subject matter may be uncomfortable this is a piece of cinema that will linger in the mind long after the credits role.

From Russia With Love
2 years ago via Flixster

Sean Connery's second outing as James Bond is very enjoyable especially as he gets to grips with Bond's suave nature.
I love the flirtation he has with Miss Moneypenny even when he's in the company of another female!
This time he's the one who seems to fall as he meets beautiful Tatiana Romanova seductively played by Daniela Bianchi.
The villain of this film is even more mysterious than the former Dr. No; known only as 'Number 1' and with a gorgeous cat in his lap he is out for blood and will not except failure. His henchmen/women are ruthless; in particular Rosa Klebb played by Lotte Lenya, who brings an almost uncomfortable flirtatious quality to her character as she briefs Romanova on her mission and her reappearance later on is also brilliantly devious.
Much of the movie takes place on the Orient Express and Bond's encounter with Red Grant played by Robert Shaw is an effective action sequence that will become a trademark of the series. I'm also a big fan of the many cleverly concealed 'gadgets' that continue to make James Bond a spy you don't take for granted!

Dr. No
Dr. No (1962)
2 years ago via Flixster

Whether you are aware of the films or not, the name James Bond is known throughout the world and Dr. No is where the movie franchise based upon Ian Fleming's work begins.
It's clear to see why the character of James Bond has become part of our culture and in this first instalment Sean Connery becomes the spy with a licence to kill and brings effortless charm and sophistication to Bond as he travels to Jamaica on behalf of MI6 to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent.
Right away you get a sense of who Bond is, a clever man who intrigues his enemies and attracts beautiful women wherever he goes.
The clothes, the cars and locations are all beautiful and the now iconic scene as Ursula Andress walks onto the shore is a moment that has become part of movie history.
The story doesn't take itself too seriously and Connery and Andress have good chemistry. Joseph Wiseman makes Dr. No very mysterious and gives us a taste of what's to come regarding the many Bond villains that will follow.
A likeable movie that kicks off one of cinemas greatest and most long running franchises; James Bond makes the life of a spy a charming and charismatic affair, which is one that most of us can't help falling for.

Paul (2011)
3 years ago via Flixster

Paul is an alien who definitely doesn't mince his words and the result is very funny!
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are great as Graeme and Clive, two British self-confessed sci-fi geeks who embark on a road trip through the U.S. to visit San Diego's Comic-Con.
Along the way they run into Paul, wonderfully voiced by Seth Rogen.
I love the look of Paul, his eyes carry such emotion and I simply can't stop staring at him every time he's on screen.
Kristen Wiig joins the trio as Ruth who's been raised to be a very strict Christian girl and she's very funny as Paul helps her realize what she's been missing out on. She and Simon Pegg have great chemistry and I love that Nick Frost's Clive seems almost childishly jealous at their sudden relationship.
Jason Bateman's Agent Zoil is on their trail and will stop at nothing to catch them and Blythe Danner gives a sensitive performance as Tara a woman whose life has been ridiculed through her encounter with Paul many years ago.
Sigourney Weaver delights as her bitchy character known simply as Big Guy confronts Paul and for those of us that have enjoyed many of her sci-fi roles in the past this is a sweet cameo!
Funny and full of pop culture references that sci-fi fans will love; this movie shows us that we aren't alone in the universe and that 'they' aren't too different from us after all!