DARKEST HOURS (2017)

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A film by Joe Wright

Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

During world war II the new prime minster Winton Churchill (Gary Oldman) has this big decision to make to negotiate peace with Hitler or fight until the end.

Here is a great film by Joe Wright and did he ever nailed it. Some how Dunkirk the film of Nolan and this film are connected beautifully well. The problem is some of the member of the parliament wanted to negotiate peace but Churchill wanted to go to war, he did not see peace negotiation with Hitler and that was smart. He wanted to fight until the end. Hitler here was this madman who was killing and taking countries left and right however Winston knew that negotiate with a madman is not going to end well and it was a sign of weakness. Oldman here has the perfect role that fits him like a glove and what a beautiful performance. Kristin Scott Thomas is terrific in the role of Clementine. My favourite scene is when he goes in the subway and have a talk with the people in the train. Although he had a trade mark smokes cigar, love his whiskey and champagne. In the darkest hour Churchill was at his best. Just imagine the pressure he was under. A terrific film here not to be missed.

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THE HITMAN’S BODY GUARD (2017)

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A film by Patrick Hughes

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

The best bodyguard in the world is committed to protecting a hitman. Together, they have 24 hours to reach The Hague before being caught by an Eastern European dictator and his minions.

Ok here is just an other action film that is funny with some cruel jokes at times and a lot of profanity. Not too bad here it is funny as hell at times. The comic duo Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, works well here. It is a cross of a lot of film like Lethal weapon, 48 hours, Mr. and Ms Smith well you get the point. Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds)  is forced to keep reckless Darius Kincaid  ( Sam Jackson) safe while transporting him from London to the Hague so he can testify against a genocidal Belarusian tyrant (Gary Oldman) . It is the race against the clock as we already saw many times before. Oldman does a daily nice job here but let’s give him something with more substance. The duo however does fine here but at the end it is getting a bit old. In an other word have fun if you want to see this one it is just an other guilty pleasure film. I do love the chase scene through out Amsterdam.

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014)

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A film by Matt Reeves

Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

Do not get me wrong but the 1968 Planet of the apes is a great film I saw it 2 times so far and I loved it, than they remade  it in 2001 and that din’t work my friends was telling me do not go see it so I didn’t. Having said that the reboot rise of the planet of the apes how it got started was a smart move. Dawn of the planet of the apes (2011)is event smarter but the thing is it is predictable but good as in good story telling. The thing is being in France we get the american movie a month later unfortunately. I get to see it before everybody like a week before it hits the theater. The population is dying because of a virus caused by the apes what is left of the population remain all over the states. It has been 2 years that the apes has not seen a human. The damp is in the forest and a bunch of human was tying to find it but one of them ran into 2 apes he panics and shot one in the shoulder. A bunch of them runs down to see what is going on and see the damage done. they look at each other the leader caesar  says go and they went. Now koba dis not agree with caesar and don’t trust the human. I know where it was going from that point on the damp was a nice touch. The apes follows the human to their what is left of a city. Now you knew that koba was going to do something to rebel against Caesar  to even kill him. And the war is one. Now like Caesar said I used to think apes was different than human but we are not different from one an other and he his right. What i like also is the village were the apes resides they have their own water, huts the live in and they hunt. The human need electricity . if they would of stay in their corner and have candle or other  The special effect are outstanding, as  well as the actors . Of course we all know there will be a third one.

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TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011)

A film by Tomas Alfredson

Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy

In the early 1970s during the Cold War, the head of British Intelligence, Control, resigns after an operation in Budapest, Hungary goes badly wrong. It transpires that Control believed one of four senior figures in the service was in fact a Russian agent – a mole – and the Hungary operation was an attempt to identify which of them it was. Smiley had been forced into retirement by the departure of Control, but is asked by a senior government figure to investigate a story told to him by a rogue agent, Ricky Tarr, that there was a mole. Smiley considers that the failure of the Hungary operation and the continuing success of Operation Witchcraft (an apparent source of significant Soviet intelligence) confirms this, and takes up the task of finding him. To prepare for the role of George Smiley, Gary Oldman ate a lot of treacle sponge and custard to “put on a bit of middle-aged tummy”. Oldman also watched Sir Alec Guinness’s performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and paid a visit to Smiley’s creator John le Carré: “The way he touched his shirt, spoke and so on, I took all that and used it. I hope he won’t mind, but Smiley is in his DNA.”