Mimi’s Holiday Pick of the Flicks

BATD ON Dec 23, 2009 AT 12:08 pm

Sherlock Holmes The Movie

Sherlock Holmes The Movie

If ever there was an escape from the mad shopping crowds or the family obligations, we’ve found it at the cinema this holiday season! Bridge the gap between Christmas and New Year with our pick of the flicks.

Sherlock Holmes

From Guy Ritchie comes this action-packed take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective tales. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Sherlock Holmes, a man with intelligent wit, fatal fighting skills, and it helps that he’s pretty easy on the eye. Jude Law plays the faithful associate Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson must struggle to overturn an evil plot that threatens the whole of England. Meanwhile, Holmes must deal with his tempestuous relationship with the beauty Irene Adler, played by Rachel McAdams. I really enjoyed this movie, the boys make a great team and the humour is spot on, I can’t wait for the sequel and Downey Jr must surely get an Oscar nod for his perfomance. In cinemas on Boxing Day.

It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

It’s Complicated

This romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin will be a treat to look forward to in the early new year! Coming to cinemas on 8 January, It’s Complicated tells the story of a divorced couple that can’t manage to stay separated. Streep and Baldwin are Jane and Jake, the couple that seem destined to reunite despite any number of sticky situations. Steve Martin stars as Jane’s other interest, while Lake Bell and The Office’s John Krasinski play supporting roles.

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

Nine

In this star-studded adaptation of the musical, Nine offers a cinema treat for all fans of musicals. Guido Contini is an Italian film director facing a midlife crisis in the 1960s. Contini—played by Daniel Day-Lewis—is literally surrounded by women, from his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his trusted seamstress (Dame Judi Dench), his muse (Nicole Kidman), and a prostitute from his past (Fergie). Daniel and Penelope are great in it, Nicole’s performance is boring but the film is spectacular to watch. Chicago director Rob Marshall has created an exciting film, out 18 December at Odeon in West End and nationwide December 26th.

Nowhere Boy

A stunning biopic that you don’t have to be a Beatles fan to enjoy, Nowhere Boy features Aaron Johnson as the late John Lennon. Before there was a band, Lennon faced a challenge that everyone must: being a teenager. He was torn between the care of an aunt (played by Kristin Scott Thomas) and the mother (Anne-Marie Duff) who gave him up to her care. Lennon soon finds comfort in the friendship of a kindred spirit, the young Paul McCartney (Thomas Sangster), but a troubling past is hard to escape. I never knew this part of Lennon’s troubled life and Johnson played it out brilliantly, the rest of the cast is also excellent, a great British film. Wide release is set for Christmas Day 2009.

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