There are films that will tear at your heart and wring you dry and this is one of those films. You will cry with both sadness and happiness as you follow the tale of a family that is trying to survive one of the most devastating tsunamis that south Asia has seen. The title is apt in that it is a seemingly impossible task for a husband, a wife and three kids that are at first torn apart and then find their way back together again. It is a story of how the human spirit and both desire and love can bring a family back together again. This film is visually stunning and yet emotionally horrifying and uplifting at the same time. Read more...(1060 words, 106 images, estimated 4:14 mins reading time)
A truly enjoyable high action film with great comedic laughs along the way. The Phantom Menace is the start of the story for Star Wars, even if it is not the first one of the films that was made. The Jedi are troubled, the Senate is bickering and one small planet is besieged and almost no one cares.
Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson and Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor have been sent to the blockaded planet of Naboo to negotiate settlement with the Trade Federation. Naboo is a peaceful agrarian planet that exported plasma, grain and art. It was the plasma and the pricing of it that was the reason for the Trade Federations blockade but also influence by a Sith lord by the name of Darth Sidious. The 2 were not able to even start negotiations and were forced to flee to the planet surface so that they could try and get to Queen Amidala / Padmé played by a young Natalie Portman. Read more...(559 words, 49 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)
Alex is a normal 14 year old with normal feelings and normal desires, at least he thought he was normal. When waiting for his uncle to come home he finds out that he has died on the way home. He is mad, confused and starts to piece it all together that his uncle is or rather was actually a spy. All he now has is a thought and his friend Jack to get him by as he is is forced to become a secret agent and embarks on a wild action packed thrilling adventure.
While his uncle is away on business Alex is cared for by Jack Starbright, an American that came over 7 years before the time in the film. She is both friend, house sitter, maid and nanny, though with the way that Alex was conditioned by his uncle Ian Rider, portrayed by Ewan McGregor, he doesn’t need one. Based on the original novel in the best-selling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz this film stars the talents of Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Sophie Okonedo, Sarah Bolger and Robbie Coltrane as the Prime Minister. Directed by Geoffrey Sax, this film is a high action adventure story that the whole family will be able to enjoy together. Read more...(471 words, 28 images, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)