Tag Archives: Morgan Freeman

London Has Fallen, Film Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision *

Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Michael Wildman, Radha Mitchell, Clarkson Guy Williams, Patrick Kennedy, Colin Salmon.

It’s rare for a film to be seen in the minds of its audience as nothing more than propaganda, of pandering and fulfilling its purpose of being a tool for recruitment in a war that doesn’t make sense and one in which will have those with more sheltered lives running for cover and being subject to a fear that is only as real as Hollywood and Government wish it to be.

Ted 2, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Mark Wahberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovitch, John Slattery, Cocoa Brown, John Carroll Lynch, Ron Canada, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart, Tom Brady, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Nana Visitor, Lexi Atkins, Craig Ricci Shaynak, Curtis Stigers, Alec Sulkin.

 

Lucy, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton, Nicholas Phongpheth, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Luca Angeletti, Loïc Brabant, Pierre Grammont, Bertrand Quoniam, Pascal Loison.

Scarlett Johansson seems to be everywhere you look during the last couple of years. Not only is that a testament to the actor’s work, productivity and sheer enjoyment for cinema goers but it stands in good stead for the fact that in her latest cinematic release, Lucy, she really is everywhere. In a film which for the most part plays fast and loose with the cinema fan’s intelligence, Ms. Johansson, along with the ever reliable Morgan Freeman, the wonderful find of Amr Waked and Min-sik Choi, gives a performance that at least makes her stand out amongst the backdrop of instability and sometimes utterly ridiculous story line.

James Paterson, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross. Book Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * *

James Paterson’s almost near prestigious work involving the Psychiatrist turned Washington D.C. Detective Alex Cross have been as legendary as the amount of books that bear his name, either in the author’s own right or as part of his expanding output involving other writers. In the past books that involved Alex Cross have been near perfect as you wish for a modern day detective story, novels such as Pop Goes the Weasel, Roses are Red, Kiss the Girls and Double X have been a forthright look at the American crime solving.

The Dark Knight Rises. Film Review.

Originally published on L.S. Media. 23rd July 2012.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Josh Pence, Liam Neeson, Nestor Carbonell, Alon Abutbul, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine, Ben Mendelsohn, Tom Conti, Burn Gorman.

The arc is complete, the third and (supposed) final Batman film starring Christian Bale as The Dark Knight gets underneath the skin of the man and the protector of Gotham City and leaves in its wake all other versions of Bob Kane’s greatest creation.