Abigail Breslin Weekend – August: Osage County (2013)

osageDirector: John Wells

Writer: Tracy Letts (Screenplay)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Plot: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Actors Dream

 

Story: August: Osage County starts when Beverly (Shepard) goes missing causing his cancer striken wife Violet (Streep) to get the family back together to help find him, this brings Barbara (Roberts), Bill (McGregor), Jean (Breslin), Charlie (Cooper), Mattie Fae (Martindale) and Ivy (Nicholson) which helps expose all the problems between the family.

When Beverly’s body is discovered the rest of the family Karen (Lewis) her new boyfriend Steve (Mulroney) and Little Charles (Cumberbatch) return home for the funeral as more of the family secret come out

 

Thoughts on August: Osage County

 

Characters/PerformanceThe characters in this film are all different aged members of one big dysfunctional family with their own problems, they all have their own secrets that will be getting exposed through the time together.

The acting performances in this film are all top notch with the stars all giving brilliant performances where they can all show their abilities throughout.stars

StoryThe story is about how the family are forced to go through the good and bad moments from life that get exposed over one week from the moment the father goes missing, through the funeral and the aftermath. There are plenty of stories going on through the film which draw you into want to know what is happening with this family.

DramaThis is a drama through and through where we see how the family have been through all sorts through the years with everything getting exposed in one week when they are bought back together.

SettingsThe film is mostly set in and around the one house where the family must return too, we get to see how the memories come back for the characters involved.genre

Final ThoughtsThis is an actors dream to watch, you get fine performance from everyone but this isn’t going to be for the casual film fans.

 

Overall: A film for aspiring actors to watch.

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THE ENDLESS IN UK CINEMAS AND DIGITAL HD 29TH JUNE 2018

THE ENDLESS

IN UK CINEMAS AND DIGITAL HD 29TH JUNE 2018

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Synopsis:

From acclaimed filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution, Spring) comes THE ENDLESS, a truly unique, mind-bending, genre-blending indie gem of a film that will leave you spinning.

When brothers Justin (Benson) and Aaron (Moorhead), former members of a “crazy UFO death cult”, receive a mysterious videotape in the mail, they find an eerie calling card from their past inviting them back to attend an event called “The Ascension”.

Despite Justin´s initial apprehension, the two agree to return for one day. At first, their old cult friends seem warm and welcoming, but things soon begin to turn strange and the two brothers find themselves drawn ever more into a vortex of bizarre rituals, strange messages, unseeable forces and sinister supernatural secrets that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of reality.

Talent:

Justin Bend (Director, Spring, Resolution, VHS: Viral)

Aaron Moorhead (Director, Spring, Resolution, VHS: Viral)

Callie Hernandez (Alien Covenant, Blair Witch)

James Jordan (Wind River, True Blood)

Lew Temple (Lawless, The Devil’s Rejects)

Tate Ellington (Sinister 2, The Walking Dead)

Emily Montague (Fright Night, Resolution)

Ric Sarabia (Live By Night, American Horror Story)

ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Film – N – Nightmare on Elm Street

Favourite Films

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This month we are going to be taking on the films I enjoy, my favourites of all time. I have a strange taste in movies, so be ready to expect some true greats and some you could never see on anyone’s favourites list. I will only be picking movies on this list and it will just be my discussing my picks rather than giving full reviews.

Nightmare on Elm Street

Why I’ve Picked this choiceWhen it comes to horror the 80’s became the rebirth of the genre by creating new icons for the genre, here we got Freddy Krueger that struck fear into teenagers through their dreams. We had an early role for Johnny Depp and this movie would be the one that took Wes Craven to the next level of directing. This movie launch the studio to the next level and the money it made, who went onto make the Lord of the Rings franchise.