February 2014

Cloud Atlas

Friday, February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Ambitious, grand, confusing. The latest offering from the Wachowski siblings is a grand movie encompassing six different stories which take place over a span of [more...]

Rush

Friday, February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rush is a film which documents the famous rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. It’s 1976 and Formula one is just starting to become an international live TV [more...]

The Life of Adele

Friday, February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Blue is the Warmest Colour” is the name by which this film has been released in English-speaking markets, and apart from the early part of the film, where Lea [more...]

Dallas Buyers Club

Thursday, February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Matthew McConaughey is Ron Woodroof, an electrician working in Dallas. One day he finds himself in hospital after a minor accident, and he is told that he has HIV, and has [more...]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Thursday, February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The wolf is Leonardo DiCaprio, and Leonardo DiCaprio is the wolf. The Wolf of Wall Street tells the remarkable true story of Jordan Belfort, a man who built his empire on [more...]

Nebraska

Thursday, February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

You’ve all gotten them in your email. Some lucky folk (yes, me) have even gotten them in real snail mail – that scam that starts off telling you that you have won [more...]

Gravity

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve never watched a film which has made me not-want to be an Astronaut, until now. Even though, at times, reality and physics is stretched, I found this to be an [more...]

Her

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Spike Jonze writes and directs a SciFi love story set in the not-too-distant future starring Emperor Commodus Joaquin Phoenix. Quirky, soul-searching, and [more...]

12 Years a Slave

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of many films in this year’s Oscar contenders to be based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave tells the remarkable story of a terrible injustice. Solomon Northrup, [more...]

Captain Phillips

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tom Hanks is the captain of a very large container ship, the Maersk Alabama. The ship is hijacked by some pirates. The crew fends off the pirates for a while and (without [more...]

Philomena

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Based on the remarkable true story of Philomena Lee, an elderly Irish lady whose son was taken from her while she was a young girl working at a convent. Steve Coogan, who [more...]

American Hustle

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

I loved The Silver Linings Playbook, and The Fighter. I love all of these lead actors. While many films in the past have demonstrated that simply shoving a bunch of talented [more...]

Sochi Wrap Up

Monday, February 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Russians can actually laugh at themselves, who would’ve thought? Ceremonies So sadly, the Olympic Winter Games of 2014 are over. I’m not sure why, but I began [more...]

Sochi Special: In The Village

Sunday, February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Some people have asked me what it's like to be in the Olympic village. I've only really visited one Olympic village, and it was for a winter games. I have also never stayed at an Olympic village as an athlete, which I imagine is very different to someone who is there on a visitor's pass... [more...]

Sochi Special: Complaints About Coverage

Sunday, February 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Things end well for some, and not much for others No post-Olympic wrap up is complete without a round up of things which perhaps could have been done a little better. I know [more...]
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