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Captivating Girl On The Train


Once this spellbinding thriller grabs hold you it never let’s go, drawing you deeper into a mystery shrouded in a web of deceit and lies, corrupting innocent lives. In the tradition of Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this film allows us to experience the narrative from different points of view, constantly shifting gears from what we think we know, to total disbelief, and then ultimate enlightenment.  Emily Blunt is outstanding in the title role as a commuter captivated by the lives of people who lives in the houses the train passes,  catching daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.  Award-winning and internationally produced screenwriter and playwright Erin Cressida Wilson (who won the Independent Spirit Award for her first screenplay Secretary in 2003), wrote the screenplay, based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel, with Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) in the director’s chair. If you are looking for first rate entertainment that’s intelligent and savvy, look no further. Rating: 5/5  Read more about the film / Watch the trailer

Totally Awesome Life Of Pets

secretlife_sb_ogFor their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures bring us the absolutely hilarious and heartwarming comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school.  That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners, auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks and watching Animal Planet like it is reality TV. The building’s top dog, Max (C.K.), a quick-witted Terrier rescue who’s convinced he sits at the center of owner Katie’s (Kemper) universe, finds his pampered life turned upside down when she brings home Duke (Stonestreet), a sloppy, massive mess of a mongrel with zero interpersonal skills.  When this reluctant canine duo finds themselves out on the mean streets of New York, they have to set aside their differences and unite against a fluffy, yet cunning, bunny named Snowball (Hart), who’s building an army of pets who’ve been abandoned by their owners and are out to turn the tables on humanity…all this and making it home before Katie returns at dinnertime. Entertainment at its best.  The bonus features include themaking of the film. Rating: 5/5  Read more about the film / Watch the trailer

Fantastical Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-childrenRich with fantastical and immersive imagery, memorable characters, epic battles, and unique time travel manipulations, this film offer perfect entertainment for the whole family, brought to life by visionary storymaker Tim Burton, in the grand style of his films Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs. Rating: 4/5 Read more about the film /  Watch the trailer

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones New BabyThe much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise is here!  Based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine, the world’s favourite singleton is unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Renée Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan.  Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new.  For once, Bridget has everything completely under control.  What could possibly go wrong? Then Bridget’s fortune takes a turn and she meets a dashing American named Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr Darcy is not.  In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch: Bridget’s uncertain if the baby’s father is her longtime love…or the newfound one from just across the pond. The bonus features include an alternate ending and the making of the film.  Rating: 3/5  Read more about the film / Watch the trailer