Movies

Chef

Chef
Jon Favreau
movie
out now
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Carl is a chef, and a damn good chef, he was the talk of the culinary world at one point. However he is now stifled by his boos, demands on his life, and the pressure he is put under becomes too much and he cracks. When i say he cracks i mean he cracks big style all over the internet. This spurns him on eventually to look at his life and what he is good at, and what he should really be focusing on-unique food for everyone. In the process he becomes a different person and his eyes are opened to what he has been missing out on.

I have been wanting to see this movie since i heard about it in my movie magazine subscription Total Film, seeing the trailer only increased the hunger to see this movie.
Jon Favreau has created a movie so delicious and heartfelt that i want to move to Amercia and eat from food trucks forever. While watching the cooking of the food, which Favreau trained to do i turned to my best friend and expressed how hungry i was, do not go see this movie on an empty stomach, eat something fulfilling before going. Robert Downey Jr does a great job as a quirky ex, but for supporting roles it has to go to the young boy who plays Favreaus son. I am afraid to say though John Leguizamo is outstanding as the friend who always has your back and will provide the light relief when needed 🙂 This movie also embraces the ups and downs of social media on our lives.

This movie will leave you feeling good about yourself and will show you sometimes you have to take the big risks in life to do something you are good at and to properly enjoy life and the people you call family and friends.

This movie has a great soundtrack i will be getting that at some point

A film to make you hungry for life.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Starring: Chris Pine, Keira Knightey, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh
Released: 2014
Director: Kenneth Branagh
This is the fourth reincarnation of the onscreen character of Jack Ryan this time played by Chris Pine. We have previously had Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck. Shadow Recruit fills in the gaps from watching the previous movies and it shows us how Jack met and fell in love with his wife Cathy.
Kenneth Branagh directs the movie and stars as the Russian villan, he has the right amount of menacing and cunning to get just under Jacks skin to thwart his attempts to protect his country.
Chris Pine is a worthy successor to the previous actors who have played Jack Ryan, he has the action credentials and has the emotions to show how he is feeling in his new role for the CIA.
I really enjoyed this movie and hope a follow up starring the same characters is going to come out in the future.

Godzilla (2014)

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2014

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen
Director: Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards directed the movie Monsters, in iwe really did not see much of the fore mentioned monsters, just passing glimpses. The same is true to a degree for Godzilla as we do not see him, only flashes of his backs scales until we really need to.This though is good it ramps up the tension, all the monster cries we hear and ground shaking experinced on screen adds to the mystery of this monster. However to call him a monster would be wrong- watch the movie and judge this for yourself.

It is a shame Bryan Cranston is not in the movie more, his grief stricken and slightly obsessive character was a intersting side to the plot. Elizabeth Olsen was a refreshing female lead, she could do with more screen time, as i really enjoyed her interaction with her husband Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Aaron certainly added on the muscle for the role of Ford and he plays the two sides if his character with ease both military man and family man. It was refreshing to see him away from the role of Kick-Ass which i am more used to. This movie was released in the first wave if summer blockbusters, and starts the ball rolling well for a summer of great movies.