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Bridge of Spies

Film Summary: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Storyline: 8/10 – great story and based in a real world that we still remember

Graphics: 8/10 – great moments and mood as you’d expect from a master

Casting: 7/10 – there’s only a few castings that grated, or perhaps weaker acting.. but generally spot on. the leads are truly on form.

Overall.. 8/10 – definitely one to watch

http://www.filmblast.com/bridge-of-spies/

 

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Life of Pi

We’ll be showcasing a full review from the team at Film Blast after the preview screenings in a few days.

http://www.filmblast.com/the-life-of-pi-2012-20122012/

If you’re loving movies and films, then you’ll love www.FilmBlast.com

 

Expendables 2 – Fresh or Not?

If you’re a fan of action films than news that the Expendables 2 is coming to screens will be both a blessing and a curiosity. The first movie was successful at the box office but with mixed critical reviews.

Some of our VIP members have seen pre-screenings and we can’t share what they’ve seen but they say it’s one to watch. Especially if you’re over 20 years old and grew up with these superstars.

It will be interesting to see what comes next.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfKeEaKpo6I&feature=uploademail

Networked Society ‘On the Brink’

In On The Brink we discuss the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud. Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being enabled by technology as we enter the Networked Society. Concepts such as borderless opportunities and creativity, new open business models, and today’s ‘dumb society’ are brought up and discussed.

http://ericsson.com/networkedsociety

Immortals – Official Trailer [HD]

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise is back in December 2011 with Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.

This looks like a good return to form for the franchise.

The architecture seems to be the real star and we can’t wait to see the screeners.