Author: dannielle90909

Easy A

“Real life isn’t like a John Hughes Movie”. Imagine 1 little white lie turned into 1 little rumour, and how it can change your entire identity, and that’s what it’s like to be in high school. Meet Olive Pendergast played by Emma Stone, she is a normal student at a normal high school, who told her best friend a little lie about losing her virginity. After a series events she goes from being the girl no one knew to the girl everyone talked about. Also starring Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd, Thomas Hayden Church, Lisa Kudrow, Aly Michalka and Amanda Bynes. Olive Pendergast (Stone) was your average invisible teenager at a normal high school, until quite begrudgingly she lied and told her friend Rhiannon (Michalka) that she lost her virginity, they were overheard by Jesus worshipping Marianne (Bynes) who decides to make it her mission to stop Olive’s depravity and “get her the hell out of here”. Brandon (Byrd) a young gay man who is sick of being tormented enlists Olive’s help to convince that he is a normal straight guy. Afterwards the whole school starts talking about her constantly. At first she thrives on the attention she loves being known so much she even sews a red “A” on her clothes like Hester Prynne from “The Scarlett Letter”. She soon realises that her “reputation is not all it’s cracked...

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The Social Network

“The Best Film of the Year” people tend to use that term a lot, every film you see is branded with that slogan, not many can live up to the hype. The Social Network can. For me this “talking” film will hold the standard for every other film this year. Based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich and not their real life counterparts. Jesse Eisenberg brilliantly stars as Mark Zuckerberg the socially awkward sometimes arrogant creator of Facebook. “People want to know what their friends are doing, that’s what The Facebook is going to be about”. Written by the extraordinary Aaron Sorkin, the story follows Zuckerberg through the 2 lawsuits being filed against him. One by his “best friend” Eduardo Savin played by Andrew Garfield, for squeezing him out of the company, and the other by the Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler, both played by Armie Hammer, for intellectual property theft. Through these lawsuits we see the ups and downs of a friendship, a business and how one socially inept college student becomes one of the richest men in the world. Also starring Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song and Rooney Mara. Directed by David Fincher.   After getting dumped by his girlfriend Erica (Mara) Mark Zuckerberg gets angry, drunk and blogs. When best friend Eduardo (Garfield) visits, Mark uses his algorithm to create “facemash” a website to...

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Grown Ups

Grown UpsStep 1. Find 5 of the funniest guys in the world. Check. Step 2. Find 3 compatible girls. Check. Step 3. Find some of the most beautiful locations. Check. Step 4. Find plenty of loud hair-raising kids. Check. Put it all together and you get a hilarious comedy for people to talk about for years. Grown Ups stars, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. Grown Ups is a movie about 5 childhood friends who haven’t seen each other in 30 years, but when they get back together after the death of their middle school basketball coach, hilarity ensues. Larry Feder (Adam Sandler) is now a hot shot Hollywood agent married to fashion designer Roxanne (Selma Hayek); together they have 3 kids, 2 boys Greg and Keith, and a daughter Becky. Eric Lamensoff (Kevin James) is a co-owner of a lawn furniture company and is married to Sally (Maria Bello) they have 2 kids, a daughter Donna and a son Bean. Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock) is the stay at home dad of the McKenzie clan while his wife Deanne (Maya Rudolph) is the working mother, they have a son Andre, a daughter Charlotte and a baby on the way. Rob Hillard (Rob Schneider) is a vegan, pacifist and is usually the punch line in most of the groups jokes, he is married to Gloria...

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Inception

InceptionIf you like mind melding movies that test your intelligence and has major action scenes then Inception is the movie for you. Inception is an incredible film written and directed by the extremely talented Christopher Nolan and revolves around Dominic “Dom” Cobb, and his team, whose job is to enter the dreams of the “Marks”, to retrieve the secrets they have locked away in their subconscious. This film stars many of Hollywoods accomplished and skilled actors including, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Ted Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao and Michael Caine. Dominic “Dom” Cobb, the Extractor (DiCaprio) heads up a team of professionals who specialise in going into people’s dreams to steal the information to their secrets, with the help of Arthur, the Point Man (Gordon-Levitt) whose job is to research the “Marks” before the job, Eames, the Forger (Hardy) who’s responsible for forging documents and posing as people in the dreams, Yusuf, the Chemist (Rao) who mixes the sedatives to hold them in the dream long enough to complete the mission. Saito, the Tourist (Watanabe) hires Cobb and his crew to invade the mind of Robert Fischer, the Mark (Murphy) to make him divide his father’s company so that he doesn’t become too powerful. Doms father (Caine) finds Ariadne, the Architect (Page) from his university class, who designs the dream world. Cobb is...

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Iron Man 2

What happens when a narcissistic, ego-centric, mega millionaire, who is a master of engineering, finds himself in a life or death situation? He makes an iron suit powered by an “arc reactor”, placed in his chest to escape from the terrorists who have kidnapped him. Iron Man is born. This action/comedy film stars Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and alter ego Iron Man. In Iron Man 2 the second instalment of the Iron Man franchise we learn more about Marvel’s famed iron superhero and the effects that it has on the man behind the suit. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson and Mickey Rourke. In the last film Tony Stark (Downey Jr) announced to the world that he is Iron Man, the attention that he received for being Iron Man is more than he ever got for just being Tony Stark, wunderkind and playboy, his ego thrives on it, maybe a little too much. Running Stark Industries seems to be becoming less and less important to him so he names his secretary Pepper Potts (Paltrow) CEO, so Tony receives a new secretary Natalie (Johansson) who is not all that she seems. Seeing this as a weakness rival industrialist Justin Hammer (Rockwell) of Hammer Industries teams up with ostracised and revengeful Whiplash (Rourke) to take down Iron Man and Stark Industries with...

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