It’s been very busy here over the holidays. Hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the season.
Lots of new movies this week including TV and documentaries. Here we go…
50 Dead Men Walking: Based on Martin McGartland’s shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process.
Age of Stupid: Unusual climate change documentary about the last surviving human (Pete Postlethwaite), an archivist searching through old footage from the year 2008 in order to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
Beautiful Losers: Documentary following the lives of a group of DIY artists & designers who inadvertently altered the art world. Aaron Rose, Harmony Korine
Burning Plain: A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother (Kim Basinger) and daughter (Charlize Theron) who try to form a bond after the young woman’s difficult childhood.
Departures: Academy award winning Japanese film about a newly unemployed cellist who takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Exterminating Angels: Erotic French drama is a semi-autobiographical account of director Jean-Claude Brisseau’s auditions for a film exploring female sexuality.
Halloween II: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Hurt Locker: Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Invention of Lying: Starring Ricky Gervais (BBC’s The Office, Ghost Town). A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Moon: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.
Passing Strange: A Spike Lee joint. A young black artist leaves his Los Angeles digs and travels to Europe to find himself. A theatrical stage production of the original Broadway musical.
Prom Night in Mississippi: A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom.
Robin Hood: S3 More of the hit BBC TV series.
Winky’s Horse: Family.
Big Love: S3 Big Love centres around a polygamist (Bill Paxton) and his relationship with the three wives, all whom he is married to.
Burn Notice: S1 & 2 A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.
Home Alone Collection: An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. Followed by Home Alone 2, Home Alone 3 and yes, Home Alone 4. Who knew?
Perfect Getaway: Two pairs of lovers (Zahn & Jovovich, Olyphant & Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
Alive: Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash. 1993
Saint: Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn’t even his real name. Yet Simon Templar , also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the names of Catholic saints,is one of the world’s most successful thieves. 1997
Hope you enjoy.
The Thomas Staff