Mimi’s Pick Of The Flicks
BATD ON Jan 15, 2010 AT 1:34 pm
My ideal man, Ray Winstone is finally back on the big screen this weekend (swoon) with the gritty thriller 44 Inch Chest, while the multi award nominated Up In The Air starring George Clooney also hits the cinemas. If you’d rather stay in than brave the rain and gale force winds (we don’t blame you) pick up DVD (500) Days Of Summer.
44 Inch Chest
Written by the Sexy Beast team, this is a far cry from the Marbella mob movie. I am going to be more kind because I am the future Mrs Winstone, but this film feels more like a play, with a brilliant ensemble cast, especially Ian McShane who just shines. Colin (Ray) is devastated when he learns that his wife is leaving him for a younger man. When he first crops up on screen he is wrecked, a drunken mess on the floor, after their final argument. Seeing that he is in need his old crew rally around him and plan to kidnap his ex wife’s young lover pushing Colin to take revenge. The script is clever and well executed but I guess Sexy Beast is a hard act to follow.
Up In The Air
Up for a stack of awards including a Best Actor nod for George Clooney, Up In The Air follows Ryan Bingham a corporate downsizer who spends most of him time living out of a suitcase and firing people. His future is at risk after his company brings Natalie on board, so in a bid to make her see his point of view Ryan takes Natalie on a road trip, but during the process he begins to see the flaws in his life. Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick also do well in this and are not out classed by Clooney at all. This is what they call a black comedy, I liked it and think it’s def one to check in to.
(500) Days Of Summer
(500) Days of Summer is definitely one of our top flicks, It’s the not so classic story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl not so much. When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) , a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer (Zooey Deschanel) dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days “together” to try to figure out where things went wrong. Worth seeing for the Darryl Hall & Oates musical scene alone!