Mimi’s Pick of the Flicks – 6.10.11

Mimi ON Oct 06, 2011 AT 1:34 pm

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

We’ve got three films for you this week. The first is a new flick from Woody Allen starring Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson and the others are slightly more tongue-in-cheek, with a blast of nostalgia and a good dose of Rowan Atkinson!

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s latest film is set to hit UK cinemas on 7th October, but in the U.S. it has already become Allen’s top grossing film of all time. The rave reviews surrounding the film have everyone buzzing, and with good reason. We’ve already seen it, and we can tell you that ‘Midnight in Paris’ is a beautifully filmed, charming little romantic comedy with great performances from Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, and Marion Cotillard. Who knew Wilson would suit the role of a young Woody Allen? He captures the personality and humour of the self effacing and insecure writer brilliantly, I really like this one!

The film follows Gil (Wilson), a Hollywood screenwriter who feels unfulfilled by his job and wants to write a serious novel of his own. He jet sets to Paris with his unsuitable fiancée, Inez, and her obnoxious parents. Gil falls in love with the city immediately and one night, as he’s roaming the streets by himself, something extraordinary happens. A carriage pulls up and the members inside invite him to a party with them. Gil happily accepts the invitation, but the minute he enters the carriage he is transported back in time to 1920s Paris during the Jazz Age. As he meets his literary heroes in this fantasy world, such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and encounters the beautiful Adriana (Pablo Picasso’s muse), he finds himself never wanting to leave. His ties to Inez and reality weaken as he begins to feel like he belongs more in this world of the past than in the world of his present.

Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn

This film is a must-see, and if not for the charming script and Hollywood A-listers, than for the stunning views of Paris and the to-die-for 1920s costumes featured in the film (the one Adriana wears at the end will have you drooling.)

To watch the trailer, click here.

Johnny English Reborn

British international spy, Johnny English, returns to the big screen tomorrow in Johnny English Reborn. Funny-man, Rowan Atkinson, reprises his role as the dim-witted but lovable agent in this second installment to the 2003 comedy, Johnny English. This time around, Johnny is sent on a mission to take down international assassins trying to kill the Chinese premier, but knowing him, we’re guessing it’s not going to be easy or graceful. Starring alongside Atkinson in the film is Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice) as Kate Sumner, Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as M17 Agent Pamela Thornton, and Dominic West (300) as Simon Ambrose.

Check out the trailer here to see what kind of silliness is in store.

 

Relive you Lion King memories in 3D...

Relive you Lion King memories in 3D...

The Lion King 3D

The critics may be gushing over the flicks that have been winning awards at all the film festivals this year, but the film we’re most excited to see is The Lion King !

Yup, it’s back, and we can hardly contain our excitement. The twist is that it’s going to be re-released in…wait for it…3D! This movie has been a favourite in every Disney lover’s collection since its release in 1994, and we’re not even going to pretend that we don’t have the entire soundtrack in our music libraries. It hits cinemas tomorrow so gather all your friends and family and relive your childhood all over again. Just remember to bring tissues, because you can imagine what the stampede is going to be like in 3D.

Watch the trailer here. We got chills!

 

 

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