Welcome to Generic’s ‘Movie of the Week,’ where we concentrate on one good movie per day with a short review.
Spoiler Warning: Although we’ll try our hardest to not give away the ending in these short reviews, we can’t guarantee we won’t give anything away at all!
This week’s movie is the little, indie-thriller straight from Ireland ‘The Escapist‘.
Continue reading Movie of the Week: The Escapist (2008)
Directed by: Saul Dibb
Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling
Keira Knightley excels in this touching tale of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana – Duchess of Devonshire.
As we grow up, we assume that we’ll eventually marry someone who loves us, and have many beautiful children. Sometimes things get in the way – break-ups, fertility issues, money problems, but our parents bring us up with the belief that if we wait long enough, everything will be okay.
We know this not to be true.
‘The Duchess’ tells the emotional story of a woman who’s life didn’t turn out how she’d imagined, and shows how one hopeful girl’s dreams can be crushed to the ground with cruelty and a loveless life.
Continue reading REVIEW: The Duchess (2008)
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Directed: Timur Bekmambetov
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
What we think: Of all the absurd film titles this has to be right up there with the best of them.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is hardly going to set pulses racing, but if you want something that you can tune into and lose yourself with then this has to be it.
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) the film initially focuses on the early life of one Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) whose mother is killed at the hands of a vampire.
Fueled by revenge he goes out and tries to avenge her death, unsuccessfully at first.
Continue reading REVIEW: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)