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The Warrior (2011)

Director: Gavin O’Connor
Starring:Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison. .USA. 2h 20m

Back in 2011 the warrior was quite a breakthrough movie for the time. While it remains an emotive glance into the lives behind the men in the ring, as does for MMA what the Wrestler did for.. wrestling I do wonder what the movie would be like if made today after the UFC explosion of talent and headline grabbing antics. Continue reading The Warrior (2011)

Of Unknown Origin (1983)

Director: George P. Cosmatos
Starring: Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane,Kenneth Welsh, Louis Del Grande. USA. 1h 28m.

There is a strong committed performance here from Peter Weller as he stars in George Cosmatos cinematic interpretation of The Visitor by Chauncey G Parker III, but it can’t shake off how “un-horror” and this horror can be at times. Instead the literary sense behind the film stands out strong but there could have been a huge opportunity for some gory visually to back everything up.

Peter Weller plays, Bart Hughes, a banking executive that is constantly outsmarted by a peculiar rat. While finalising big business ventures he’s also modernising an impressive brownstone apartment he’s unaware of a furry visitor making his home within the constitution. Continue reading Of Unknown Origin (1983)

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

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quickflick-1.jpgThis film is a strange prequel to the classic Moby Dick story, this monumental account of the Essex, a whaling ship from Nantucket whose destruction by a rogue whale inspired Herman Melville to write my personal favourite story of all time. Telling the story of the story being retold to Melville…  I’ll explain, Melville turns up to spend the night talking with Thomas Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson) to gather information about a book he has in mind, The disgruntled Nickerson who was only a young boy (acted by Tom Holland) at the time of the Essex’s last voyage re tells everything that happened in total clarity inspiring the timeless novel.

Combining some surprising techniques in filing detailed angels and movement, and with a great dash of CG, this film successfully re creates what you can imagine a remake of Moby Dick would look like, but instead it’s  glorified origin movie. Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) is refused to command his own ship due to a broken promise and not having a decent family name, but as he has more experience than fragile blue blood Captain George Pollard (Benjamin Walker) a power struggle commences between the men, with the captain making some retarded decisions, until they are attacked by a white whale!! But don’t think that you know how the story ends this is VERY different to Moby so get ready for a wild ride. Continue reading In the Heart of the Sea (2015)