Ben Hur (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep07

Ben Hur (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Various film versions have been made of Lew Wallace’s novel “Ben Hur”, with the best known being the 1925 silent movie and 1959 one with Charlton Heston in the title role. Apart from clips on television, I have never seen any so them so I come to director Timur Bekmambetov’s film with an open mind.

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Ruth and Alex (12A) | Film Review
Jul24

Ruth and Alex (12A) | Film Review

Dir. Richard Loncraine, US, 2014, 90 mins Cast:  Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon Ruth and Alex have lived in the same charming and homely Brooklyn apartment for some 40 years.   But now they are older, the fact that their beloved apartment is five floors up is beginning to be an issue.  So they decide to think about relocating – which brings them into the modern world of the New York property market, where things are a lot...

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Ted 2 (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul09

Ted 2 (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Seth MacFarlane, US, 2015, 115 mins Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Stewart Coming back for more over-the-top vulgarity, f-bombs and bong hits is Seth MacFarlane’s (creator and overall voice lord of Family Guy and the not-so-successful A Million Ways To Die In The West) sequel to the highest grossing (gross being the key word) 15 rated comedy ever: Ted 2. Featuring...

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Last Knights Official Trailer
Apr10

Last Knights Official Trailer

Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Invictus) and Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) star in Last Knights, the electrifying English language debut from Japanese auteur Kazuaki Kiriya (Casshern, Goemon). In an age of honour and justice by the sword, Raiden (Owen) is a fallen warrior who must rise up against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge Bartok (Freeman), his dishonoured...

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