Film Review: The Mercy – 2017 (6/10)

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Director: James Marsh

Starring: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Scott

When extreme pressure, duress and total desperation pushes a good, decent brave man to cover up a failure. This film shows this particular aspect really well … humans… the good ones who have strong morals and choose to do the right thing sometimes can’t put up with the pressure they fall under and sometimes feel they have to deviate.

This film is a British Biographical drama based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who attempted to sail nonstop around the world using a self-designed boat.

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فلم: الأصليين 2017 – 10/8

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تأليف : أحمد مراد

إخراج: مروان حامد

بطوله: ماجد الكدواني و منه شلبي و خالد الصاوي و كنده علوش و محمد ممدوح

العمل السينمائي الثاني الذي يجمع أحمد مراد ومروان حامد بعد فلم الفيل الأزرق ومع توليفة الممثلين الرهيبة التي تجمع ماجد   الكدواني وخالد الصاوي و منه شلبي وكنده علوش ومحمود ممدوح الحقيقه كان الفلم تجربه ممتعه بالنسبه لي الفلم مختلف جدا عن المألوف بالسينما المصريه وانا من مؤيدين الاختلاف والتجدد خصوصا ان الإخراج والتصوير والاداء كان اكثرمن رائع

الأصليين يبدأ بعرض حياه رجل عادي (ماجد الكدواني) موضف بنك من أسره متوسطه ودخله يوفر له ولعائلته حياه جيده, حياته رتيبه وروتينيه وأحلامه بسيطه لكن عالمه ينهار عندما يقرر البنك الاستغناء عن خدماته. في وسط الصدمه ومحاولته إيجاد حل قبل ان يخبر زوجته ( كنده علوش) واولاده يصله الى البيت طرد فيه جهاز تلفون ذكي عليه فديوات لا حصر لها عن كل تفصيله   من تفاصيل حياته يليها اتصال هاتفي من منظمه غامضه تدعوه للانظمام اليها في مقابل مرتب ومخصصات مغريه

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Film Review: Molly’s Game – 2017 (9/10)

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Director: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chrisk O’Dowd, Bill Camp.

Don’t break the law when you break the law … this was the lawyer advice to Molly Bloom when she wanted to ensure the business she is running is legal.

Molly’s Game is a brilliant film based on the personal memoire of Molly Bloom by the same name. It is about the 26 your old woman who ran the most exclusive, high stakes, underground poker game in New York city which was attended by Hollywood’s elite, business tycoons and other high-profile billionaires.

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Film Review: Ocean 8 – 2018 (7/10)

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Director: Gary Ross

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Kate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, James Corban, Richard Armitage.

Being a fan of the ocean films, it felt like I don’t need to give much background about this one specially it is quite obvious from the name of the film and the cast on the poster this is number four to the Ocean films sequel and it is heist comedy film with a full brilliant female cast.

Sandra Bullock plays the role of Debbie Ocean, the sister of Danny Ocean from the Ocean films sequel who leads a group of women to conduct a sophisticated heist at the Metropolitan Gala in New York City.

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Film Review: The Incredibles 2 – 2018 (8.5/10)

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Director: Brad Bird

Starring:  Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl
Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, the family’s daughter
Huck Milner as Dashiell “Dash”
Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone, Bob’s best friend
Brad Bird as Edna Mode, a fashion designer to the “supers” and a close friend of the Parrs.
Bob Odenkirk as Winston Deavor,Catherine Keener as Evelyn Deavor, Jonathan Banks , ichael Bird, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr, Paul Eiding

This is the first time I decide to write about an animated film and to my surprise I come to realize it is not an easy task. Incredibles 2 is such a sophisticated film that has all elements to make it yet another hit movie for Pixar and Disney.

While Incredibles 2 comes 14 years following the first one, it picks up where it left, and almost follow the same theme of the first film where the Incredibles live in a world where they are forced to live a normal life and hide their powers. In part two we see the Incredibles (Parr Family) Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack continue to be acting under cover, superheroes become illegal and the government program that used to protect them has ended.

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Film Review: Overboard 2018 (5/10)

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Director: Rob Greenberg

Starring:  Anna Faris Euginio Derbez, Eva Longoria

If you remember and enjoyed the original 1987 Overboard film staring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn then you will enjoy this one too with the roles switched in the new one.

The film is light and funny and perfectly suitable if you want to relax in cinema for couple of hours.

The story is about a working class single mother who convinces a playboy with amnesia that they are a married couple to revenge for the way he treated her when she was hired to clean the carpets of his massive yacht.

While overall the film was funny with many nice jokes, there were many places were the jokes were not natural or the performance was not convincing. it is possibly I felt this way because I keep comparing it to the original one and how natural and spontaneous both Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were.

Film Review: Red Sparrow 2018 (5/10)

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Director:  Francis Lawrence

Starring:  Jenifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaertsand, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons

Red Sparrow is a spy movie but not the typical type. It goes beyond the usual with many disturbing scenes of violence, rape, torture, nudity and sex. It also has quite a long complex plot. It is for sure not for everyone.
The film in short is about a famous ballerina who has passion for her profession is forced to be a low-grade type spy because she was seen as having the potential to seduce a billionaire who had interest in her.

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