Unknown review

Director:
Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast:
Liam Neeson
Diane Kruger
January Jones
Aidan Quin
Bruno Ganz
Frank Langella
Rated: PG-13

Why does Liam Neeson have such major problems when he goes to Europe?

Unknown follows the story of Dr. Martin Harris (Neeson), who is attending a science summit in Berlin with his wife Elizabeth (Jones). After getting off the plane and arriving at the hotel, Martin realizes that he forgot his bag at the airport and gets into a cab to go grab it real quick. However this small mistake turns costly when the cab gets into an accident and Martin is taken to the hospital.

Upon awaking Martin doesn’t have much memory of what happened to him but it eventually returns slowly. He finally goes to the hotel where the summit and his wife are suppose to be. However, upon arrival he finds that his wife doesn’t remember him and there is another man who has taken his place. Now Martin must fight for his identity and get to the bottom of what is really going on.

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The Roommate review

Director:
Christian E.Christiansen
Cast:
Leighton Meester
Minka Kelly
Cam Gigandet
Alyson Michalka
Rated: PG-13

Gasp, a horror movie where nothing happens.

The Roommate follows Sarah (Kelly), a young girl who has just entered college and is staying at the dorms on campus. Sarah eventually meets her roommate Rebecca (Meester). At first Rebecca seems like a nice enough girl, but as time passes Sarah begins to find Rebecca more and more clinging and controlling.

Eventually, Rebecca starts interfering in Sarah’s personal life pushing away any friends that she has. This becomes even more evident when Sarah finds a boyfriend in Stephen (Gigandet). After this Rebecca becomes even more drastic in her attempts to make Sarah her’s only.

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Sanctum review

Director:
Alister Grierson
Cast:
Richard Roxburgh
Ioan Gruffudd
Rhys Wakefield
Alice Parkinson
Rated: R

The Poseidon Adventure in a cave!

Sanctum follows the character Josh (Wakefield), a young man who has been brought to a cave expedition by his father Frank (Roxburgh). Frank’s expedition is going deep into one of the biggest, unexplored caves in the entire world. Frank has made it very far into the cave already and has plans to dive deeper.

Before the team can go deeper, though, a large rain fall comes down blocking most of their entrances. Because of this, the team must dive deeper into the cave to find a way out of it. However it is uncharted and very dangerous.

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REVIEW: ‘127 Hours’

Director:
Danny Boyle
Cast:
James Franco
Kate Mara
Amber Tamblyn
Rated: R

Jeez, the situation that Franco’s character was in during this movie made Tom Hanks look like he was at a five star hotel in “Cast Away.”

127 Hours follows the true story of Aaron Ralston (Franco), a biker and climber who loves getting into the outdoors and exploring different mountain ranges. The film starts with him leaving his house early and heading down to where he will spend his weekend. After arriving he heads out across Utah and eventually meets two women who are making their way through the area as well.

After hanging out with the two of them for a while, he continues out on his own across a dangerous opening in the earth. He thinks he has footing, but the rock he was standing on collapses and in a flash Ralston is stuck at the bottom of a small canyon far away from any help with his arm crushed. What follows is the story of his survival and his escape.

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REVIEW: ‘True Grit’

Director:
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast:
Jeff Bridges
Hailee Steinfeld
Matt Damon
Josh Brolin
Rated: PG-13

Jeff Bridges does it again.

True Grit follows the young girl Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) who has recently lost her father to a criminal named Tom Chaney (Brolin). Ross is very strong willed and does not plan on ending her hunt for Chaney. She comes to a larger town where she looks to find a man with “real grit” to go after Chaney and bring him to justice.

Ross eventually meets Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) who is a U.S. Marshall who is quite good at gun battles, having shot many criminals in the past. She also meets a cocky Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (Damon). After some convincing the three set out after Chaney, but they have a difficult time with the man hunt since the three don’t exactly get along.

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REVIEW: ‘The King’s Speech’

Director:
Tom Hooper
Cast:
Colin Firth
Helena Bonham Carter
Geoffrey Rush
Michael Gambon
Rated: R

The film follows the later life story of the eventual King of England George VI (Firth). The film begins with George, also called Albert, trying to deliver a speech to the nation one day, but is unable to because of a major stammer he has. Because of this, Albert lives in the shadow of his brother Edward VIII (Pearce) and his father King George V (Gamgon).

George VI tries to have English specialists help with his stammer but they all appear to be futile. That is until his wife Elizabeth finds a man named Lionel Logue (Rush), who is more effective than the rest. After working with George VI for a time their friendship begins to grow despite a shaky start, and it is thrust into a level of professionalism when George VI is pushed to the throne and has to speak to rally his people in the face of World War II.

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REVIEW: ‘Black Swan’

Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Cast:
Natalie Portman
Mila Kunis
Vincent Cassel
Barbara Hershey
Winona Ryder
Rated: R

Ballet is now officially scary because of this film.

Black Swan follows the character Nina Sayers (Portman). Nina is a ballet dancer trying to make it big in her career and she gets her chance when the then best dancer Beth (Ryder) is released from the production. Because of this, Nina is given the lead role in the ballet’s production of Swan Lake. This causes her to become excited, yet at the same time nervous, especially with her overbearing mother.

She is also made nervous because of a new dancer named Lily (Kunis) who comes on the scene and is made to be her backup. Because of this, Nina begins to lose her mind and her grip on reality setting up for a very chilling thriller.

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REVIEW: ‘TRON Legacy’

Director:
Joseph Kosinkski
Cast:
Jeff Bridges
Garrett Hedlund
Olivia Wilde
Bruce Boxleitner
Rated: PG

TRON Legacy is the sequel to the original cult classic 80’s film Tron. In this adaption, the main character is Sam Flynn (Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (Bridges), the protagonist of the first film. The film begins with Kevin leaving Sam to deal with work however he never comes back home leaving Sam alone. The story pics back up with Sam as an adult. He owns the majority of his father’s company ENCOM, but isn’t part of the staff.

So instead of trying to stop the other members of Encom’s board from doing bad things with his Father’s company as the CEO, he instead uses James Bond methods to sabotage their work… for some reason. However, before Sam can do anything more he gets a page from his father’s old arcade. Upon arriving he is transported into the cyber world known as the grid which has been turned into a sort of police state with the program ‘Clu’ as the ruler.

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