Dec 032015
 

HEART OF THE SEA

Ron Howard’s (Rush, A Beautiful Mind) latest film tells of an extraordinary story that became the inspiration for Herman Melville’s literary classic Moby Dick. This such story is based on Nathan Philbrick’s 2000 non-fiction book of the same name about the tragedy of whaling vessel ‘The Essex’ and both the on-board tensions that sparked between Captain and First Mate on the ill-fated 1820 voyage, and their battle with a mythical monster of the Ocean; an enormous white whale. Though it didn’t resonate with me as much as expected on an emotional level, and a slow-paced back end saps the effect of some of the more shocking revelations, In the Heart of the Sea is thrilling escapist cinema that almost lives up to its grand epic-cinema ambitions.

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Feb 042012
 


Red Lights is a forthcoming thriller from director/writer Rodrigo Cortés (Buried). It stars Elizabeth Olsen, Robert Di Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Muprhy. If the movie is anywhere near as atmospheric as the trailer, we are excited about it. It will be great to see the fantastic Cillian Murphy in a leading role, after a string of successful supporting roles (Inception, The Dark Knight)

Red Lights is set for release in the USA in early March.