Guest Writing

As most of my readers know I look to do weekends based on one actor/actress or director. I pick a film a day, but I would like to expand this, I am looking for other writers who would like to join the weekend features with reviews of films starring the person in question.

If you are interested in joining in on my weekends let me know

The list of upcoming weekends includes

  • Paul Walker
  • Jeremy Irons
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Sean Patrick Flannery
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Kevin Kline
  • Halloween
  • Tara Reid
  • Johnny Lee Miller
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Don Cheadle
  • Jonah Hill
  • Jared Leto
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Trailer Alert – Camp X-Ray

A young soldier escapes her suffocating small town by joining the military, only to find that she isn’t going for a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped. Instead, she’s sent to Guantanamo. Met with hatred and abuse from the Muslim men in her charge, she forges an odd friendship with a young man who has been imprisoned at Gitmo for eight years.

Kristen Stewart stars in what could be the first film to help her escape the Twilight saga.

Release Date: Not Set for UK

Questions:

Will you Kristen Stewart a chance after the Twilight Saga?

Will this show the talent she didn’t use through that seres?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 60%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

New Releases – September 5th

Sex Tape – A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

sextapeMy Guess for Rating – 50%
My Anticipation Rating – 20%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – Yes

Before I Go To Sleep – A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

before i go to sleepMy Guess for Rating – 70%
My Anticipation Rating – 70%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

A Most Wanted Man – A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

a most wanted manMy Guess for Rating – 80%
My Anticipation Rating – 85%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Life & Crime – The wife of a wealthy man is kidnapped, but he doesn’t want to pay her ransom.

life crimeMy Guess for Rating – 30%
My Anticipation Rating – 10%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

The Guest – A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

the guestMy Guess for Rating – 60%
My Anticipation Rating – 60%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Cut Back – Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of CUT BANK, MT since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn’t exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma.

cut backMy Guess for Rating – 60%
My Anticipation Rating – 50%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Newguy’s Pick of the Week – A Most Wanted Man

Paranoia (2013)

logoDirector: Robert Luketic

Writer: Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy (Screenplay) Joseph Finder (Novel)

Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway, Richard Dreyfuss

 

Plot: The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar (Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away.

 

Verdict: Slick Technology Stealing Thriller

 

Story: Entering the world of corporate espionage can come off boring if the subject matter isn’t very interesting. This targets the ‘now’ generation by tackle the battle between two leading technology companies trying to create the next forward step in having everything in your own hands. Granted this will date as time goes on because of the movement in technology, but for now it should have done a lot better than the Box Office return it did get. This is a solid thriller and a lot better than other films that have made money, give it a try and don’t believe what the box office says. (8/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Liam Hemsworth: Adam the young dreamer who believes he can change the face of the world of technology but ends up being pushed into corporate trading and the deeper he gets the less options he has. Good performance from the young Hemsworth here, showing he can go just as well as his brother. (7/10)

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Gary Oldman: Nicolas the man who fires Adam only to re-hire him to help him learn about Jock’s company and he will do anything for the information. Good performance from Oldman who for once doesn’t need to put on an accent letting his English roots shine through. (7/10)

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Amber Heard: Emma a marketing lady for Jock who also becomes a love interest and someone who ends up getting hurt because of Adam. Good performance, but over connected character for a simple storyline. (6/10)

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Harrison Ford: Jock the owner of the rival company who takes Adam in under his wing letting him learn about the secrets of the company while secretly playing him against Nicolas. Good performance from Ford who gives a good business man performance which you wouldn’t see from him normally. (7/10)

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Director Review: Robert Luketic – Good direction to create a thriller that keeps you attention. (7/10)

 

Thriller: Keeps your attention from start to finish. (8/10)

Settings: New York perfect location for the business world corruption. (8/10)

Suggestion: This one will have gone under the radar due to poor reviews, but it really is worth ago. (Thriller Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Twists and turns.

Worst Part: Using the technology it will date.

Believability: Could be going on. (5/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

Similar Too: Paycheck

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $14 Million

Budget: $35 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

Tagline: In a war between kings even a pawn can change the game.

 

Overall: Good Thriller

Rating 75