Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Big Short


In 2008 Michael Burry realises that a number of subprime home loans are likely to default, this means that the entire housing market will collapse. To the shock and delight of the banks Michael Burry bets against the housing market banking on it collapse, something that hardly ever happens. Little do they know that, in the near future, the market will collapse like never before. However, Burry's actions don't go unnoticed and there are others who also want a piece of the action.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Revenant


In an expedition of the unexplored American wilderness, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a bid to survive, Glass goes to hell and back to avenge his betrayal from a member of his own team John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Creed




When Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo, arrives in Philly he seeks out former World Champion, and his father's friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) so that the great man himself can train him to become a professional fighter. Interestingly, this is the first time the British have featured in the Rocky franchise (perhaps it's something to do with the rise of British boxing talent) and Creed's opponent is Scouser "Pretty" Ricky Conlan (Tony Bellew) who is yet to be defeated.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Hateful Eight


Set sometime of the American Civil War, John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Red Rock to be hung and along the way they pick up Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins)but a heavy snow storm halts their progress, so they stop off at Minnie's haberdashery where stuff starts to get serious.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #79: Post-Apocalyptic World


For the second Thursday Movie Picks of 2016 it is Post-Apocalyptic World - http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #78: Downstairs people



Happy New Year and welcome to my first Thursday Movie Picks of 2016. This is a weekly thing where every participating blogger picks three films relating to a particular theme. This week it is all about domestic workers. Make sure to check out: http://wanderingthroughtheshelves.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Timbuktu



Named after the Malian city Timbuku, the city that once was the centre of intercontinental communication and trade, the film of the same name is part based on true story and part fictional story about a settlement in Mali forced to adapt to strict Sharia law.