1.Valkyrie: IMDb Rating 7.3/10, Genre: Drama|History|Thriller|War
Awards:1 win & 8 nominations
Personal Recommendation: I was initially extremely skeptical due to the film’s negative reception from film critics. I was also extremely skeptical of Tom Cruise, not to mention the film itself. I was completely turned off by the multiple times this film’s release date was bumped back. This is surely a sign of a struggling, failing film, right? No. I am pleased to report that the film was absolutely fantastic. It completely delivered and left me satisfied – and thinking – for days after the viewing.
Watch this on Sunday, 11 july @6:40PM.
2.Titanic: IMDb Rating 7.4/10,
Awards:Won 11 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 48 nominations.
Personal Recommendation:Titanic directed by James Cameron presents a fictional love story on the historical setting of the Titanic. The plot is simple, noncomplicated, or not for those who love plots that twist and turn and keep you in suspense. The end of the movie can be figured out within minutes of the start of the film, but the love story is an interesting one, however. Kate Winslett is wonderful as Rose, an aristocratic young lady betrothed by Cal (Billy Zane). Early on the voyage Rose meets Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a lower class artist on his way to America after winning his ticket aboard Titanic in a poker game. If he wants something, he goes and gets it unlike the upper class who are so concerned with their social worries. The two fall in love and the audience sees the sinking of the Titanic primarily through their eyes.
Watch this on Sunday, 11th july @9:00PM.
1.The Incredible Hulk: IMDb Rating 7.1/10, Genre: Action|Sci-fi|Thriller
Awards: 4 nominations.
Personal Recommendation:Honestly, as soon as I heard they were making another Hulk movie I was surprised. When I heard they had cast Ed Norton, I was shocked. So going into this movie I had no idea what to expect. Coming out, I feel like an idiot because it was really masterfully done. Lettier does an amazing job, Norton was fantastic, and as far as a comic book movie goes, this one is just about on top with little nods and mentions. If you don’t walk out of this film screaming HELLL YEAAAA, then you are not normal. Far better than Ang Lee’s attempt at the green man and as far as this year, it’s definitely Marvel’s year. No better way to make up for Spiderman 3 than releasing Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk just a month apart. Thank you Marvel for cleaning the mess Spiderman 3 left and clearing your name. This film just makes me thing of one word…AVENGERS
Watch this on Saturday, 10th july @12:00PM.
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 17 nomination.
Personal Recommendation:The Fifth Element is another fine example of the filmmaking talents of Luc Besson. Luc Besson, a creative genius and the director of classic films such as The Big Blue, Nikita and Leon (The Professional) has returned to the genre that started his filmmaking career, sci-fi. In The Fifth Element Luc Besson realises his life long ambition to make a film based on a story he thought of while still at school, Zaltman Bleros. Writing and directing the film, he skillfully mixes humour with action and amazing visual effects that put The Fifth Element in a class of it’s own. Stunning performances are put forward by Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker and Gary Oldman, who returns to work with Luc Besson after playing Norman Stansfield in Leon. The Fifth Element show us how well comedy, action and romance can be put together. Overlooked at the Academy Awards, Luc Besson won the Cesar for Best Director at Cannes in 1998 for The Fifth Element. Simply, an excellent film, 10/10.
Watch this on Sunday, 11th july @6:45PM.