Mimi’s Pick Of The Flicks – 27.10.11

Mimi ON Oct 27, 2011 AT 12:32 pm

The Ides of March

The Ides of March

There are four films that have made our list this week and they’re more than worthy to be Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks.

We’ve got the brand new Tintin film that’s been getting amazing reviews, Ryan Gosling and George Clooney’s political thriller, The Ides Of March, Emma Stone’s latest flick, The Help and an unorthodox take on Shakespeare’s life, Anonymous.

Read on to find out more about each of the films…

Ides Of March

Ryan Gosling, directed by Clooney really stands out in this film, playing the ambitious young staffer during the intense campaign trail with presidential candidate, played by George Clooney. He gets a crash course on dirty politics and I can’t tell you much more as I don’t want to spoil it for you!  Trust me it’s really good, with excellent performances by this well chosen cast, which includes Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood. The film is actually based on the play by Beau Willimon.

Watch the trailer below:

The Help

The Help

The Help

The Help, based on the critically acclaimed book by Kathryn Stockett about a female author (Emma Stone) during the civil rights movement of the 1960′s has been an big international hit and features Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer. It revolves around Stone’s character who decides to write a book detailing the African American Maid’s point of view on the White families they work for, and their hardships they go through on a day to day basis. This has been a well deserved massive hit  in the US and we hope it gets the same reaction here too. Brilliant performances and we know the book has been carefully adapted by director Tate Taylor because he grew up with the author Kathryn and they still remain great friends.

Read our interview with the cast here…

Watch the trailer here…

 

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

Young reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and his companions, Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and inspectors Thompson and Thompson are following a clue to a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor and go on a magical journey to find the treasure and Tintin’s story, but the pirate Red Rackham makes it difficult!

Watch the trailer here…

 

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Edward de Vere is an aristocrat who yearns to write poetry and plays, but due to social and political constraints, he is forced to use a front for his political-minded works because they subtly encourage Queen Elizabeth to alter her plan for succession in a way that is in direct opposition to her most trusted political advisers. When drunken, illiterate, fame-hungry actor William Shakespeare passes off the plays as his own, de Vere finds his foil, but must deal with blackmail when the morally dubious thespian wants more and more. Haven’t seen this one, but it stars two of my favourite British actors, Rhys Ifans and Rafe Spall and the story sounds interesting so this gets my vote.

Watch the trailer below:

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