This action-packed thriller is a prequel to the “Kingsman” film series: “The Secret Service” and “The Golden Circle”, which are loosely based on the popular comic books, created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century, during World War I. It depicts the early days of the stylish spy agency, when the initial formation takes place. We see Ralph Fiennes in the role of the sophisticated Duke of Oxford, who is sick of doing nothing “while governments wait for orders.” That is why the Duke has a secret life as a member of a highly-organised society of skilful people who are not afraid to put their backs into fighting the evil ones. With its stellar cast, “The King’s Man” promise a compelling story, full of strong characters and plot twists, acrobatic cascades and a pinch of English humour.
It is not necessary to owe a dog in order to enjoy this heart-warming story. But it will definitely touch everyone who has a four-paw friend. One of the main worries of a pet owner is what will happened if, due to some reason, the animal is lost. This is what happens to Bella, an adorable dog who loves her human Lucas, a medical student, very much. One day, while waiting for her busy friend to come home, Bella starts chasing a squirrel, which finally takes her far and away from home. But the sweet dog hasn’t forgotten her beloved family. She embarks on a journey of 400 miles, meeting new friends and escaping perilous situations along the way, proving that Love is a guiding light, not only for humans.
Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a British businessman and MI6 spy under cover who is involved in a delicate CIA operation during the Cold War. Together with his Russian source and partner, Colonel Oleg Penkovsky (codenamed 'Ironbark'), they manage to secure intelligence that helps CIA access the nuclear program of the Soviet Union. Thanks to crucial information, provided by Wynne and Penkovsky, the Cuban Missile Crises, also known as the October Crisis of 1962, comes to an end. It has been caused by a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, after the Americans discovered that Soviet ballistic missile has been deployed in Cuba. The confrontation between these two great powers is often considered the closest escalation of events that might have lead into a true nuclear war.
Based on Donna Tartt’s 2013 novel of the same name, “The Goldfinch” centres around Theodore "Theo" Decker, a young man with a troubled childhood. Theo was only 13 years old when a tragedy marks him forever - his mother dies in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York while he manages to survive the attack. In the chaos and debris around him, Theo gets something that goes with him through his entire life, full of misery, guilt and pain. It is the vision of his mother favourite work of art from the Dutch Golden Age, “The Goldfinch”. While the painting becomes famous thanks to Donna Tartt’s novel, the story of its artist, Carel Fabritius, is even stranger than a fiction could create.
Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are Roy Courtnay and Betty McLeish in this thriller, based on the novel of the same name written by Nicholas Searle. Roy is a conman who meets the wealthy widow Betty online, and sees a great (an easy) opportunity to run off with her millions. When he manages to persuade Betty to open her beautiful home and good heart to him, Roy finds himself in an unusual situation – he starts caring about the welfare of his ‘victim’. While our guy is plotting a scheme against the rich old girl, he realises that he actually don’t know anything about Betty. In a series of peculiar circumstances, the line between chaser and chased becomes more and more thin. Till the surprising dénouement.
We enjoyed their exceptional performance in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.” This time Matthew McConaughy and Anne Hathaway combine forces in a Steve Knight’s thriller. “Serenity” is a film that tells an unusual tale about a fishing boat captain with a mysterious past which he wants to forget. He is living peacefully on a beautiful Caribbean island until an encounter with a charismatic woman turns his world upside down and makes him doubt the nature of his reality. Matthew McConaughy is an Academy Award Winner for the “Dallas Buyers Club,” while Anne Hathaway started an Oscar collection with her prize for the “Les Miserables.”
Interesting thing about the true stories is that they are often more incredible than fiction, created by the imagination of a talented writer. “The Upside” is the third remake of this heart-warming story after the 2011’s French film “The Intouchables”. The partnership between three great actors - Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Kevin Hart (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) and Nicole Kidman (“Far and Away”) is so smooth and natural that their work doesn’t feel like acting. Those of you who have seen “The Intouchables” know that the plot revolves around a wealthy but paralysed man who develops a wonderful friendship with his assistant. While the ex-convict Dell Scott struggles to find a decent job, little does he expect that helping someone with quadriplegia will not only feel rewarding but it will be great fun too!
Being a sequel to the 2017’s “Happy Death Day”, this slasher film follows Theresa "Tree" Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) in her desperate (and sometimes funny) endeavor to escape a time loop. Dying over and over again is not something you could wish for, but our hero finds it surprisingly easy. Although the original killer, Lori Spengler, has been murdered, Tree realizes that a new, more violent killer is after her. What is different this time is that it's not only about Tree but it is also about her friends. Now it becomes clear to the pretty girl that the key to breaking free from this wicked game is to uncover the identity of the person who not only wants her dead, but who wants to hurt her buddies.
Don’t let the title of this film mislead you into thinking that it is in any way related to the culinary topic. Believe it or not, but this is actually a criminal drama. Set in the New York of the dramatic 1970s, “The Kitchen” follows the struggles of three women - Claire Walsh (Elisabeth Moss), Ruby O’Carroll (Tiffany Haddish), and Kathy Brennan (Melissa McCarthy. What is the common between these ladies? Except the fact that their husbands are all in prison ‘thanks’ to FBI, nothing. Until the need to take care of their families and pay the bills forces Claire, Ruby and Kathy to learn new skills. Well, it’n not like learning how to typewrite or how to cook a dinner for 10 guests, these are more specific skills. More how to kill people, how outsmart merciless gangsters and how to show that the place of women does not belong (only) in the kitchen. Not in the traditional meaning of this phrase, anyway.
Being a sequel to the 2018 thriller “A Quiet Place”, this one shows the struggles of the Abbott family who need to survive (again!) in complete, yet aggravating silence. After the deadly events that happened in the first part, now the characters of Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe are forced to go beyond the safety of the sand path. Although they are somewhat prepared to meet the terrors, inhabiting the outside world, the Abbotts soon realise that new, unfamiliar threat is hungry for their souls. Evelyn, Regan, and Marcus may have get used to dealing with creatures that hunt by following sounds, but this time it is different, this time the Abbott's lives depend on their creativity and desire to stay alive. We can say that “A Quiet Place: Part II” is a family project - it is written and directed by Emily Blunt’s husband, John Krasinski.