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Walken plays Peter, the cellist and patriarch of a world-renowned string quartet. He is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and so decides that this their 25th anniversary season will be his last. The remaining members of the group are devastated by the news, and their lives together begin to unravel.
With the recent news of detective chief inspector April Casburn receiving a fifteen-month jail sentence for selling information to the News of the World, it seems that breaking the law has become a favoured past time of some of those charged with upholding it. This new feature from writer and director George Isaac appears to be all the more relevant then as he proffers up possible reasons that could trigger the counter-intuitive actions of those employed in law enforcement.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is a sequel to G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, yet it functions as a reboot, almost completely wiping the slate clean for future adventures and distancing itself from the heightened tone of the original film that turned off so many audience members.
A brisk walk down the yellow road of classic cinema, enhanced with a breeze of ingenuity and rays of visual energy characterizes the new motion picture Oz: The Great and Powerful. The latest spin on L. Frank Baum’s classic nouvelle takes the sorcery and illusion of the timeless wizard and replaces it with the tricks and tactics of a turn of the century circus performer turned sly hero figure. Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a sideshow illusionist with a less than convincing act that stirs controversy and twists brows, causing fans to boo and children to grumble. He is there to sell lies, chase skirts, and make money.
After his heady success with the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, Danny Boyle has once more ventured into the realms of cinema. This foray opens like a slick and sophisticated heist thriller, dashing away the shameful memories of Ocean’s 12 & 13, but evolves into a psychological study of the human mind. London based art auctioneer with a gambling problem Simon, (James McAvoy) helps a gang of thieves headed by Franck (Vincent Cassel) to steal a painting in return for clearing his large debts. However Simon suffers some trauma induced amnesia during the robbery and cannot remember where he’s hidden the painting. They enlist the help of hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) to delve into Simon’s damaged brain in order to discover the resting place of the missing artwork.
Beautiful. Compelling. Confusing. These are some of the best ways to describe 009 Re: Cyborg. Constructed from the building blocks of Shotaro Ishinomori's renowned manga, the film features some of the most impressive animation in the 3D medium seen since Avatar. It's just a shame that the story couldn't stand up to the same high quality.