1. RACE MOVIE REVIEW
Review: Although the wordplay behind the title of this film is clever – the Olympics race as well as the racial discrimination Owens (James) faces in both the US and Germany – this is by and large, quite a no-nonsense movie about a legendary athlete.
While scant mention is made of his life after the Olympics win, Owens is portrayed as a squeaky clean guy whose single aim in life was to win big at the Olympics. And of course, win he did.
Two men are key figures in getting him to Berlin. Olympic Committee chief Avery Brundage (Irons) negotiates not only with the Olympics Committee to get the USA to participate in the Olympics despite the Nazis’ anti-Jew activities and racist ideologies, but also with Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels (Metschurat) to tone down the anti-Semitism or else the event would be boycotted by the USA.
Then there’s Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Sudeikis, in fine form) who himself missed his shot at the Olympics in the past. Snyder trains and mentors Owens but in time, the two strike up an enduring and easy friendship. ดูหนังออนไลน์
2. TRIPLE 9 MOVIE REVIEW
Review: Hillcoat goes all out in his attempt to depict a city apparently rife with crime, where even the good guys cannot be trusted. Grimy realism, visceral action and even the proverbial gum-chewing, unshaven cop who speaks little but packs a big punch; it’s all in here.
Oh, and add to that more ingredients, such as the Russian mafia (Winslet plays henchwoman Irina admirably). A soundtrack that’s good enough to listen to on its own, good cinematography. Courtesy Nicolas Karakatsanis and an effective screenplay by newbie Matt Cook.
3. LONDON HAS FALLEN MOVIE REVIEW
Review: A lavish wedding party gets underway in Lahore, Pakistan. But the father of this bride is Aamir Barkawi (Aboutboul). A lethal arms dealer and one of the most wanted men in the world. A drone strike swiftly kills members of the wedding – including Barkawi’s daughter. But he escapes serious injury, and he and his sons vow vengeance.
Two years later in Washington, D.C., Mike Banning and his wife Leah (Mitchell), their marriage stronger than ever, eagerly await the imminent arrival of their first child. Having remained the Secret Service Agent assigned to Asher, Banning is always on alert.
When the British Prime Minster dies unexpectedly, Banning knows it is his duty to prep with Secret Service Director Lynne Jacobs (Bassett) for them to accompany the President to the state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. With every powerful world leader set to attend, the funeral should be the most protected event on Earth.
Yet within moments of arriving, heads of government are assassinated and London landmarks are attacked. Asher, Banning, and Jacobs are ambushed and retreat amidst a hail of gunfire and explosives. The devastated British capital goes into lockdown.