Mimi’s Pick Of The Flicks

Mimi ON Feb 03, 2011 AT 2:13 pm

The Fighter

The Fighter

There’s a whole host of films out at the moment that would be worth checking out, however we’ve whittled it down to our favourite four… and there’s a little something for everyone this week.

The Fighter

Now we’ve seen this flick and it’s definitely worth all the awards hype it been getting recently. DEFINITELY catch this one…

Young boxer ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberfg) has always lived in the shadow of his older half-brother Dickie Eklund (Christian Bale), a local hero who was once a contender himself but has fallen in with a bunch of crack-smoking layabouts. When Micky finally gets his chance at a title-shot he has to face the prospect of shaking off the influence of both the increasingly wayward Dickie and his manager mother who seem to be only interested in themselves.

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven

We have yet to catch this film but reports are that it’s a good one for a dose of sentimentality and romance.

A woman (Kate Hudson) lives a guarded life after finding out that she is terminally ill with cancer. She is afraid to form attachments due to her condition but after she unexpectedly meets the man of her dreams (Gael García Bernal). To complicate matters further he just so happans to be her doctor and she soon finds the prospect of falling in love proves to be scarier than death.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

We loved this thrilling flick. Plus newcomer Andrea Riseborough was fantastic – watch this space. It’s a great looking film with fab use of colour and costume. Definitely worth the cost of a film ticket.

When the head of his local gang is murdered, 17-year old Pinkie (Sam Riley) finds himself in charge, and sets out to get revenge on the man who murdered his mentor. When the deed is done, a waitress named Rose threatens to bring all of them down with a photograph connecting one of Pinkie’s gang members to the crime. So in an attempt to clean up the mess, Pinkie decides to seduce Rose with the obvious motive in mind, but things don’t go to plan for Pinkie, when Rose’s boss Ida (Helen Mirren) begins to take an interest in him…

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

With a stand out performance from Nicole Kidman, this films deals with sensitive subject of tragic loss within a family very well. Although it sounds like a depressing film, the entertainment comes from watching the interesting interactions between the characters as they struggle to come to terms with their loss and find ways to move forward with their lives. Very good indeed.

Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) are a happily married couple whose lives are turned upside-down after their four year old son Danny is killed in a traffic accident. Eighteen months on they are still struggling to come to terms with their grief and both use different methods to cope. Becca finds comfort by befriending the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny whereas Howie remains stuck in the past and is unwilling to let go. Struggling to stay together they continue the redemptive journey they must undertake to regain happiness.

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