Jan. 29th, 2011

reviewthat: (Movies: *gets popcorn*)
Movie: The Mechanic
Starring: Jason Statham and Ben Foster
Opened Nationwide: January 28, 2011
Stars: 3

Jason Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a hitman who is the best one around at his job (because he can make things look like they were accidents). After being ordered to kill his mentor, he takes on his mentor's son and tries to teach him the "art" of being a hitman.

Here there be spoilers )

It's not necessarily something that I would pay full price to go see, but worth a matinee viewing.
reviewthat: (Movies: I Love Movies)
Movie: The King's Speech
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Opened Nationwide: December 10, 2010
Stars: 4

This is the story of George VI (king of England from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952) and the process in which he began to really learn how to overcome a stutter. After he becomes frustrated with the doctors who have been no help to him, Elizabeth (the mother of the present Queen Elizabeth) goes to seek the help of Lionel Logue (a speech therapist from Australia). There is resistance from the prince in the beginning, and many unnecessary rules put on Logue in the manner in which he is allowed to help the prince. But along the way, the two men become friends, and there is a great deal of success in helping to relieve the stutter.

Here there be spoilers )

All in all, this is worth the price of admission (as well as the price of the DVD when it comes out).


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