Posts tagged international movies
It was with a rush of excitement that I seated myself down back and centre to see the third film in the Twilight franchise, Eclipse - Choc Top unwrapped, anticipating the trip back into this world of love and fantasy. It started a little scarier than expected, which was grabbed my attention immediately. There was a lot more action, plenty of romance and even a few laughs - plus I swooned, yes I admit it. But isn't that the idea?
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"George Clooney gets sexy with a gorgeous Italian, makes friends with a priest and struggles with his unglamorous career in this classy noir-ish thriller; just the kind of film I love."

Conflict and intrigue kicks in fast in this character-motivated thriller with George Clooney as Jack/Edward, a merciless assassin on edge and on the move, with a growing distaste for his dangerous vocation and suspicious of everything and everyone. Jack goes into hiding, makes friends with a local priest and indulges in a sexy romance with a gorgeous Italian, which ignites life-changing ideas.

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One of these guys has sexual magnetism, but who's the Schmuck?

Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Jemaine Clement and David Walliams made me laughed so hard there were tears.

In order to win a promotion, a man is required to bring along someone special to be made fun of at his bosses dinner party, but from the moment he meets his someone special his life is turned upside down and inside out. 

I went into this film with trepidation, as it looked dopey and goofy and not my taste in comedy at all, but it turned out to be a clever film about friendship, trust and love that started with a giggle and worked it's way up to 'laugh out loud' hilarious.

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Film Review: INCEPTION

INCEPTION is a big budget, sci-fi thriller that demands you pay close attention for the entire 148 minutes, as this wild ride only occasionally pauses for a breather.

English born writer and director, Christopher Nolan (MEMENTO, INSOMNIA, THE DARK NIGHT) once again, plays with time, memories, reality and loss and impresses with his clever staging of his clever scenes. The surreal visual effects, where buildings appear and double over, are spectacular - reminiscent of The Matrix, Dark City (with Rufus Sewell). I'm itching to see how it was made and to hear the directors’ commentary.

The magnetic Leonardo DiCaprio, plays Cobb, a man whose job is to infiltrate his target's brain to steal secrets, while in a dream state. He struggles with loss, takes some huge risks and like many espionage films, there’s a need for a crack team. I greatly enjoyed his tender scenes with the beautiful Marion Cotillard, (LA VIE EN ROSE). They really delivered the goods.

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