I Know You Know

April 7, 2010 – 6:58 am | by Peekay

It’s September and 11 year old Jamie is going to a run of the mill comprehensive and living on a sink estate. The only bright spot for Jamie is that he is living with Charlie, his father, who has big plans and one last secret mission to complete.

In an attempt to evade the enemy agents Jamie helps Charlie with delivering the final vital documents, enthralling the young boys imagination as he hides from passers by and creates diversions.

However as they wait for the final £2 million payment it slowly becomes clear to Jamie that maybe things aren’t exactly as his dad is making out.

Robert Carlyle is quoted as saying that he feels this is one of his best performances – and it’s probably true. He brilliantly and flawlessly portrays a man pushed to the brink of sanity by forces outside his control, and his attempts to reconcile them.

Young Jamie is touchingly portrayed by newcomer Aaron Fuller who perfectly displays the love and concern for his father.

Highly recommended. I Know You Know is directed by Justin Kerrigan and released via Network Releasing

4 stars (out of 5)

Ong Bak: The Beginning review

April 4, 2010 – 1:43 pm | by admin

Following the success of ‘Ong Bak’ and ‘Warrior King’, Tony Jaa (as lead actor and co-director) returns with another Martial Arts spectacular.

“The Beginning” is set 600 years ago in Feudal Thailand and follows the frankly god-awful life of Tien who is forced into fighting to avenge the slaughter of his family. After being taken in and trained by a vicious group of bandit outlaws he becomes one of the most dangerous, accomplished and feared warriors in the land.

And yes that is the plot, give or take a couple of bits of double-crossing and lost love. It’s lucky that the martial arts sequences are so spectacular, though one in particular goes on for so long it teeters on the brink of ridiculousness, because the plot sure isn’t going to help this survive.

3 stars (out of 5)

Alice in Wonderland

March 11, 2010 – 5:26 pm | by Lianne Jones

Wow, Tim Burton has done it again; Alice in Wonderland will blow your mind. It’s a gripping and entertaining film from start to finish and it gives the classical children’s tale a new lease of life that will appeal to a huge array of people.

Burton’s Alice in Wonderland takes us on a journey that combines aspects of the original Disney film with aspects from Lewis Carroll’s books as Alice returns to ‘Underland’ in her teenage years to face her destiny.

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) needs an escape from the pressures of a high class engagement party where she is in the spot light and facing an unexpected marriage proposal from a ginger Lord with sensitive digestion, so she follows the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) down a hole in a tree trunk and finds herself in the fantastical world from her childhood dreams.
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5 stars (out of 5)

Ong Bak: The Beginning trailer

February 13, 2010 – 2:45 pm | by Peekay

Ong-Bak: The Beginning is the epic tale of one boy’s journey into manhood and the demons he must face in order to accept the loss of his beloved family and exact revenge on those responsible. Set in feudal Thailand 600 hundred years ago we follow Tien as he evolves into one of the most dangerous warriors in the land. These events lead to some the most jaw dropping fight scenes that have ever been portrayed on screen, shot against the epic backdrop of Thailand’s diverse and unforgettable landscape.

The DVD and Blu-Ray versions are out on 15th February.