Friday, October 14, 2016


Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Inferno is the third in the movie franchise of Dan Brown’s thrillers (The Da Vinci Code and its sequel, Angels & Demons) with Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon) again the hero with all to do to save the world. Unlike the previous movies this is very watchable and with a number of interesting heroes and villans. Starting in Florence a compromised Langdon and his nurse, Sienna (Felicity Jones), are forced to flee in a hail of gunfire. Maniac Zobrist (Ben Foster) is planning to unleash a deadly plague designed to solve humanity’s over-population problem by wiping most of it out and our favourite Enigmatologist has to decipher an encrypted Botticelli’s “Map Of Hell to save the world. Interesting travelogue with a few red herrings along the way, the narrative keeps your interest without breaking much sweat.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart

In 2009, Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) was the captain of US Airways 1549 that ditched into the River Hudson after his plane was hit a flock of birds soon after takeoff. The engines were rendered useless and with only minutes to decide what to do, he and his First Officer, Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), safely completed an emergency water landing saving the lives of all on board. The movie deals with the aftermath and the subsequent inquiry by the National Transportation Safety Board investigation. Sully has to justify his actions and explain why he put the plane down on the water instead of on a nearby runway. The riveting drama which follows is crafted from a real-life event with a happy ending, yet it is amazing how much suspense Eastwood and Hanks are able to achieve. This is a feel good movie and the story of a real, humble, All American hero. Worth a watch.

Snowden (Trailer)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Eight Days a week - the Touring Years

Director: Ron Howard

Gear, fab and groovy !! The magical, demystifying, early tour years is both entertaining and informative. Howard has caught the Fab Fout to a T and the ultimate behind the scenes documentary of the Beatles is a must for all fans and those interested in the 60s and teenage culture. Matching lyrics with reality is revealing as the mop tops grow up under relentless scrutiny of the media. Highly recommended and can only be seen (and appreciated) at a cinema theatre near you.