Search

moviemavenspeaks

It's a dirty job but someone has to view 'em!

Tag

Movie Maven

MI-5 Takes No Prisoners!

MI5

 

Jeri Jacquin

In theatres this Friday from director Bharat Nalluri and 20th Century Fox comes a thriller that brings together the best of MI-5.

Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is the head of Counter-Terrorism with MI-5 and blamed by the agency for the escape of a terrorist in their custody. When he disappears shortly after the incident and it is believed he commits suicide. MI-5 discovers he staged his death and turns to ex-agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington). Once a protégé of Harry, the agency feels Will is their best hope of knowing how Harry operates.

What Harry really wants is information from Adem Qasim (Elyes Gabel) believing that there is a traitor in their midst. Using Erin Watts (Lara Pulver) to get inside a terrorist cell it is their hope it leads to Qasim. Harry contacts Will wanting his help but Will isn’t about to trust him out of the gate.

Through the chases, twists, lies and deception Will must decide who he trusts and how far he will go to back a man who he once trusted. What Will doesn’t know is that there are plans within plans and catching Harry will test everything he knows about being a part of MI-5.

MI1

Harington as Will has no problem jumping in and taking over from the get go! As Will there are reasons why he doesn’t want to be part of MI-5 yet when they call he can’t stay away. It is great to see Harington grab this role and put the action-hero stamp to his resume. The brooding and sullen role is something he’s good at and I don’t mind because he incorporated it well into this character.

Firth as Pearce is a stellar combination of good guy turned bad guy. I honestly was never really sure what he was going to do next and that made the storyline pretty frakken cool. Straight faced and goal oriented, Firth gives this character all the right moves to keep the viewer constantly guessing what he is up to. That makes this thriller worthy of every moment of “what the heck?…..”

Other cast include: Jennifer Ehle as Geraldine Maltby, Tim Mcinnemy as Oliver Mace, Hugh Simon as Malcolm Wynn-Jones, Eleanor Matsuura as Hannah Santo, David Harewood as Warrender, Tuppence Middleton as June, Geoffrey Streatfield as Calum Reed, Elliot Levey as Emerson and Michael Wildman as Robert Vass.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give MI-5 three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. Harington plays a very effective agent if not only for the fact that he controls the entire film with action and stamina. Unraveling the turmoil outside MI-5 it becomes clear that there is a trail within MI-5 that is equally problematic.

From beginning to end the film gives a strong storyline, action that is not only exhilarating but exhausting at the same time. I enjoyed the twists and turns as the story only gives the viewer pieces, baiting us to keep watching (as if that was a problem with Harington on the screen) never knowing who can be trusted!

In the end – loyalty is treason!

Advertisements

BLEEDING HEART Hits Home

bleed poster

Jeri Jacquin

This week in theatres from writer/director Diane Bell and Gravitas Ventures comes the tale of family that need each other through a BLEEDING HEART.

May (Jessica Biel) is a yoga instructor living with boyfriend Dex (Edi Gathegi). Living and working for their studio, one would think there life is a full one. However, May has been searching for younger sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet) whom she has never met.

When finally receiving word of her location, May discovers that Shiva is living with boyfriend Cody (Joe Anderson). Introducing herself to Shiva, a connection begins even though it’s a strained one. Quickly May learns that her sister’s boyfriend controls her life – the life of a prostitute.

Wanting to spend more time with Shiva, May tries to help the young girl. Taking her away for the day, May lets loose arriving at her mother, Martha’s (Kate Burton) home. Immediately Martha is suspicious of Shiva and not happy that she’s in the house.

Dex isn’t thrilled either believing that Shiva is only interested in a sister relationship because of money. But it is Cody that proves to be the most dangerous to the two women and it is about to erupt past the point of no return.

bleed

Biel as May is a woman who not only misses her mother but wished she had answers for the choices that were made. Feeling as if Shiva has the answers, May soon discovers that her younger sister has just as many questions but is too busy trying to survive. Biel gives this character such depth and heart that when she does bust loose I’m personally pretty thrilled for her. As the growing protective big sister instinct kicks it, the ending doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

Mamet as Shiva is a young woman that has grown hard by the life she is having to live. When May makes herself known, there is this gap between the two but not because of age. Shiva has seen and experienced much more of life that May so the big-sister-little-sister dynamic flips. Shiva shows her big sister a side of life that May either avoided or was afraid of for some reason.

Gathegi as Dex believed that May wanted the same things he did which might be true but there is also a part of her he obviously was unaware of. Burton as Martha is a mother who doesn’t want anything to do with Shiva and that feeling is based on fear of losing May. Just a tad bitchy for sure!

Anderson as Cody is trouble from the moment his character appears on screen. His character is controlling, violent and manipulative but it’s all Shiva knows. Using his ‘girlfriend’ to make money it becomes clear that anyone watching the film will want to smack him into oblivion which means – well done Anderson!

Other cast include: Nandini Bapat as the Meditator, Exie Booker as Peter, Michelle Brew as Ashtanga Yogi, LaToya Gulley as Ashtanga Yogi, and Sam Ly as James.

bleed 2

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give BLEEDING HEART three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. Biel gives a believable performance as a woman who takes a moment to break out of her shell a little. Beginning as the meditating yoga instructor on a serene path it is thrilling to watch this character jump into Shiva’s life a bit rattled an interesting cage.

The writer, director and cast put together a film about family secrets, lies, fears and what happens when all of those things come to a head. Biel and Mamet take this story through twists and turns with performances that I thoroughly enjoyed up to the very shocking final scene.

In the end – they are tied by blood and bound by lies!

 

For more reviews on film, television, interviews and DVD’s visit:http://moviemaven.homestead.com

Win GRACE OF MONACO on DVD!

 

grace

GRACE OF MONACO will be released on DVD by Anchor Bay on December 1st. The enthralling biographical drama stars, Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella and Paz Vega!

Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) is a huge movie star with the promise of a glittering career when she marries Prince Rainer (Tim Roth) of Monaco in 1956. Six years later, with her marriage in serious difficulty, Alfred Hitchcock offers her the chance to return to Hollywood to play the role of Marnie in his next film. But France is also threatening to annex Monaco, the tiny principality where she became the princess. Grace is torn and forced to choose between the creative flame that still burns within her and her role as Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco.

Now is your chance to get a copy of your very own! Please go tohttp://moviemaven.homestead.com and find out how!

THE LETTERS: The Untold Story of Mother Teresa Is Heartfelt

The letters

 

 

Jeri Jacquin

Coming to theatres this Friday from writer/director William Riead and FreeStyle Releasing is the brilliant story behind one of the world’s most loving women who wrote THE LETTERS.

Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) was a woman who wanted to help where ever she felt God would lead her. During her time at the Loreto Convent, then Sister Teresa knew her calling was greater than what was behind the walls of the Convent. Constantly at odds with the Mother General, Sister Teresa knew she would have to reach higher.

Getting the permission of her superiors, Sister Teresa went out among the people trying to help in theCalcutta slums of India. At first she would be met with resistance that would, at times, shake her faith, yet she continued.

As the villages began to except her, more and more people needed her help. Finding a bigger place and accepting young women from the Loreto Convent and becoming Mother Teresa. In the midst of the blessings is the story of one woman’s mission to bring out the best in humanity and herself.

letters 2

Stevenson as Mother Teresa has the remarkable ability to share ever aspect of herself with this character.The facial expressions of love, joy, fear and uncertainty are beautifully done by Stevenson. Her interactions with her fellow cast members brings out stellar performances in all. There is such beauty in watching the transformation from beginning to end because there is such humanity in Mother Teresa’s years of honesty in the letters she wrote to Father van Exem.

The history of this woman was shared by Father Celeste van Exem (Max von Sydow) through fifty years of letters. Charged with investigating Mother Teresa for the Vatican, he shares all the emotions and insecurities she felt during her time on earth. Von Sydow is an actor that has always been a favorite of mine. There isn’t a role he has done that hasn’t impressed me and his role in THE LETTERS is no exception.

Other cast include: Rutger Hauer as Benjamin Praagh, Priya Darshini as Shubashini Das, Kranti Redkar as Deepa Ambereesh, Tillotama Shome as Kavitha Singh, Vijay Maurya as Maharaj Singh, Vivek Gomber as Ashwani Sharma, Pravishi Das as Dinsha Sahu, Deepak Dadhwal as Nicholas Gomes, Greg Hefferman as Nathan Beresford and Kaizaad Kotwal as Archbishop Perrier.

letters 1

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give THE LETTERS four tubs of popcorn out of five. This is such a brilliant piece of storytelling about a woman the world knows but may not know the details of her life. There is something amazingly approachable about this portrayal of Mother Teresa that will draw viewers into the story.

Filmed beautifully, the cinematography of the convent and the community in which she served brings so much to the telling as well.

Mother Teresa may be canonized as a saint on September 5 of 2016 that falls in the Holy Year of Mercy and the anniversary of her death. Two miracles are required for sainthood and the first happened not long after her death and the second happened to a man who recovered from brain tumors after his wife prayed to Mother Teresa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In the end – through her life she showed an unbreakable spirit!

MOURNING SON Astounds in This Real Life Story

mourning son

 

Jeri Jacquin

Coming to VOD December 1st from writer/director Todd Newman and Vega Baby Releasing is a documentary that gives the audience a peek into the life of a surviving MOURNING SON.

The documentary tells the story in the young life of rocker Dave Navarro. What many, including myself, did not know was that Navarro’s mother was brutally murdered when he was a very young man. In this telling, Navarro recounts not only that traumatic event but how it impacted his life.

Navarro invites everyone to experience a moment in time that continued to follow him through every phase of his life. From young adult years to his time with band Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers, there was a pain that could not be described and a void the lack of understanding provided.

mourning 1

I can not even begin to explain what a shock the entire documentary was to me. It is difficult to speak on hard events of childhood as it is. Navarro gives a loving and amazing narrative about life with his mother Connie. Her zest for life, her days as a model, and marriage to Navarro’s father, he was encouraged to be himself.

That all ended in 1983 when boyfriend John Riccardi decided to end his mother’s life. There would be no time to grieve because the killer managed to escape police and now fear became his life guide.

Coming face to face with the evil that is murderer Riccardi while in prison, proved to be the most painful thing to watch Navarro go through. The kid wanted answers as to why but the adult knew those answers would never come. His reaction is powerful and heartbreaking at the same time.

The documentary begins rather odd but trust me when I tell you every frame has meaning, every frame is part of the story Navarro is trying to tell and every frame is deeply moving. From beginning to end it is clear that the path this talented human being has taken to find some peace is one that should be shared.

mourning 3

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give MOURNING SON four tubs of popcorn out of five. There is nothing about this documentary that I’d change. It is a gripping tale of domestic violence, murder, fear, anger, and a deep sadness that only someone going through all of this can express.

Navarro does so in a way that has put his life in danger at times and given those who love him cause to worry – yet life had other plans and I for one am thrilled he is still with us.

The powerful use of music and imagery fused with the documentary is the deepest insight to the message Navarro is trying to convey.  From the pain and confusion grew a young boy who would find his own way into a life of uniqueness!

In the end – this mourning son shares his path!

STARZ is Gathering a Lot of MOMENTUM!

 

momentum bluray

Jeri Jacquin

This week on Bluray and DVD from director Stephen S. Campanelli and Anchor Bay Entertainment is action with a little MOMENTUM.

Alex Faraday (Kurylenko) has a complicated past that is turned upside town when a bank robbery doesn’t quite go according to plan. Trying to get away she sees one of her partners murdered and is now on the run without really knowing why.

She is seen by a slick master assassin and cold hearted Mr. Washington (James Purefoy) who wants something she has – and it isn’t the diamonds. There is a key he wants and so does the mysterious Senator (Morgan Freeman).

The chase is on as Alex uses the knowledge and skill to stay one step ahead of Washington who actually likes Alex. But there are secrets that must be kept at all costs being made more difficult but Alex who wants answers!

It is a race for life!

Momentum poster

Kurylenko as Alex, first and foremost, is stunning! From the moment of her reveal it is clear that this is going to be a complex character yet Kurylenko glides through it. She continues to choose roles that are diverse which I enjoy but MOMENTUM really gives her chops – you’ll see in her scene at the warehouse with Purefoy.

Purefoy as Mr. Washington is deliciously evil but then again this is not surprise to fans who have followed his career. The first time I saw this actor was probably as most did with the 2001 release of A KNIGHTS TALE playing the royal Colville. He has a handsome face that is not easy to forget (or perhaps I just don’t want to). From then on he gives steady on performances. In 2013 he creates a whole new set of fans with the television series THE FOLLOWING playing the steady villain Joe Carroll.  Yes, he does do psycho very well and playing Mr. Washington looks a breeze.

Freeman as the Senator has a lot of explaining to do and Freeman can take his time doing it. Yes, here is another actor I enjoy watching and when given a character that is perhaps good although he looks bad is awesome, and of course we are going to give Freeman the benefit of the doubt.

Other cast include: Jenna Saras as Jessica, Karl Thaning as Doug MacArthur, Lee-Anne Summers as Penny, Aidan Whytock as Frank, Greg Kriek as Mr. Monroe, Daniel Fox as Amphetamine, or Lisa Leonard as Lisa.

Momentum 4

STARZ brings films, television, documentaries, and children’s programming to fans who look for quality entertainment. To see more of what STARZ has in store visit http://www.starzglobal.com.

Anchor Bay brings amazing entertainment to those extending their media library and is also celebrating their 20th Anniversary. From theatrical to home release, Anchor Bay brings STARZ Original series, AMC Network series, The Weinstein Company, Radius, children’s entertainment, fitness, and sports to fans. To discover more of what Anchor Bay Entertainment has to offer, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give MOMENTUM four tubs of popcorn out of five. First of all, what a great cast to put together this intense drama of twists and turns. The fighting sequences are amazing, the action is just none stop once it gets started with an ending that is epic and worthy of a cool storyline.

This is Campanelli’s directorial debut and with his vision behind the camera it is clear to see how MOMENTUM’s cinematography is a story within itself. Writers Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan bring secrets and twists to the characters it is easy to see more coming.

What starts out as grabbing a few diamonds turns into something more dangerous than this character could ever expect! Now that Alex has been ‘hiding in the darkness’ I think coming back into the light might prove to be fantastic.

In the end – nothing is as it seems!

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Shocks and Delights

vic 4

 

Jeri Jacquin

If you’re looking for something to begin your holiday weekend from 20th Century Fox and director Paul McGuigan is another take on the story of the man we all know as VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN.

A young man with a hunched back is the ridicule of the circus. The punching bag for those who run the circus, he takes the beatings if only to see the smile of acrobat Lorelei (Jessica Brown Rindlay). One particular night, the circus had another unique visitor in Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy). When Lorelei falls from the trapeze, both the young man and Victor run to her aid.

Within moments Victor would see this sad faced clown save Lorelei’s life. The circus owner was not as impressed throwing the clown into a cage. That wouldn’t last long as Victor invites him to taste freedom.

After escaping, Victor jumps quickly into action to put the young man right, including giving him the name of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) and realizing the medical knowledge he can bring to the lab. In a few days posters were being circulated looking for two men who were responsible for the ruckus at the circus. Leading the charge was Inspector Turpin (Andrew Scott), a man of religion who feels it his duty to find sinners.

When an experiment goes wrong at the medical college, Victor and Igor disagree on what will happen next. Ready to help Victor financially is Finnegan (Freddie Fox) who doesn’t mind spreading the money around if it will get him the fame that goes with it. Igor only wants to be with Lorelei and after a disagreement, Victor and Igor part.

What happens next brings Igor back to the man who saved him.

vic 1

McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein is a whirl wind from beginning to end. From the moment his character enters the scene it is clear this Frankenstein is like none we’ve seen before. Flitting in and out and all around, it is completely exhausting trying to keep up with what he was thinking or planning. McAvoy not only makes it look good, but look fun! I have always enjoyed his performances and with VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN he has elevated it to loving his performances.

Radcliffe as Igor has spent the last several years moving away from ‘the boy who lived’ and he continues to widen the gap. As Igor he gives this character such a depth of emotion that, at first, is hidden by disfigurement and clown make up. Taking on the name and becoming Victor’s assistant, he introduces himself into the world to discover love, friendship, loyalty and fighting for what is decent and just. It was amazing watching this character grow and Radcliffe excels.

vic 3

Rindlay as Lorelei is lovely. She sees the best in Igor and although doesn’t see the benefit of what they are both doing, steers clear. Fox as Finnegan is a rich kid who has no problem spreading his family’s money around. Making sure he does get his worth, he sees a brilliant madness in Victor and wants to be part of it.

Scott as Turpin is a cop with serious problems. Investigating the animal parts stealing becomes an obsession that leads him to Victor. When he doesn’t get the support of his superiors, there is a disconnect that becomes a tad scary. Scott gives the dead-stare a whole new meaning.

vic 2

Other cast include: Bronson Webb as Rafferty, Daniel Mays as Barnaby, Robin Pearce as Baron Bomine, Callum Turner as Alistair and Spencer Wilding as Prometheus 2.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN four and a half tubs of popcorn out of five. Told from Igor’s perspective of events, I have to say I was thrilled with every aspect of the film. The vintage feel is absolutely brilliant and the costuming, as I always say, is an important aspect to getting that feel so well done.

The story telling was extremely fast paced and that is due mainly to McAvoy’s hyperactive speech and actions. Frankly he wore me out trying to keep up with him. There is a scene where Radcliffe joins into the fast paced madness and they both made it look so damn easy.

One of the things I most enjoyed about the film was the infusion of humor into a story that, previously, didn’t find much to laugh about. Of course that is with the exception of Mel Brooks’ 1974 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN but that’s pure comedy. Here it is in an incredible infusion of everything with McAvoy and Radcliffe zapping us along for a fantastic ride I can’t wait to see again.

This is definitely a can’t-miss film to see on the big screen so add it to your wish list this weekend and enjoy!

In the end – get ready to meet your makers!

ASSASSINATION Hits it Right on Bluray

ass 4

 

Jeri Jacquin

Action packed on Bluray from director/writer Choi Dong-hoon and Well Go USA Entertainment comes a history about ASSASSINATION.

It is the 1930s and Korea is under the rule of Japan. Based in Manchuria are resistance fighters who have been in hiding. When orders come down for the assassination of Kawaguchi Mamoru (Shim Cheol-Jong) governor of Gyeongseong and businessman Kang In-gook (Lee Geung-young), they only want to send their best to do the job.

Yeom Seok-jin (Lee Jung-jae) sets out to look for a group who can do the job. He begins by locating the best sniper Ahn Ok-yun (Jun Ji-hyun) – a woman who doesn’t take her job lightly. Also, Big Gun (Cho Jin-woong) in prison for stealing weapons and Hwang Deok-sam (Choi Deok-moon), an explosive expert, round out the team.

What the team doesn’t know is that two hired assassins – Hawaii Pistole (Ha Jung-woo) and Old Man (Oh Dal-su) have been sent in by a mole to take them all out.

Ahn has another reason for wanting to finish the job, she believes that Kang In-gook is responsible for the death of her mother. While preparing for the mission, Ahn is shocked to see that her twin sister Mitsuko is alive. As their plan is put into motion, it seems that at every turn there plans are thwarted.

It isn’t until the secrets are revealed and the twists are turned that Ahn finds the strength to set it all right for herself and her comrades!

ass 2

Ji-hyun as Ahn is absolutely stunning. Here is this young woman who is a marksman yet knows very little about the things a young woman her age should which makes her completely endearing. This character is sharp and determined and understands the importance of loyalty and Ji-hyun brings it all to the screen. To the very end she is as relentless as she is patient. Playing this dual role was pretty cool as well. Smashingly well done!

Jung-woo as Hawaii Pistol is hired to do a job, what he doesn’t know is that being set up doesn’t bring in any extra benefits. When he and Ahn meet it is memorable! His charm is only equaled to his aim. Dal-su as Old Man wants the pay for the job and never lets “Money Girl” out of his sight. This character made me laugh several times and with the biggest grin, Dal-su made me forget a time or two what his job really was!

Geung-young as In-gook began the film with a plan that went wrong. Never bothering to correct it, it became clear that what goes around comes around but not exactly in the way he thought.

Well Go USA Entertainment once again provides the best in action and independent films from the US and around the world. Well Go’s titles can be seen in theatres, digital, subscription and VOD as well as broadcast television. For more of what they have to offer please visit www.wellgousa.com.

ass 3

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give ASSASSINATION four tubs of popcorn out of five. Holy moly what a film filled with action, twists and turns, a storyline that is intense, history and by the end I was worn out but thrilled! I truly enjoyed every moment of the film because of everything listed above. There are more than a few things I’m leaving out of my review strictly because I don’t want to spoil anything.

ASSASSINATION comes in at 139 minutes and the Bluray makes it all worth it from start to finish. The era sets are so well done and the costuming is perfection. There isn’t anything about this film that I do not like.

The film won Best Actor for Lee Jung-Jae and Best Art Direction from the 24th Buil Film Awards. The 35th Korean Association of Film Critics gave ASSASSINATION Best Cinematography, Technical Award and Top 10 Film of the Year which it richly deserved. ASSASSINATION is currently nominated for 12 awards from the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards.

For action, adventure, martial arts, storytelling, cinematography and more, give yourself an early holiday gift by picking up ASSASSINATION on Bluray.

In the end – there are snipers, marksmen, hired guns and double agents oh my!

 

 

 

For more films with Martial Arts and epic storytelling please visit: http://moviemaven.homestead.com/contact.html

GRACE OF MONACO is Elegant on Bluray

 

grace

Jeri Jacquin

Coming to DVD from director Olivier Dahan, The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment is a story of beauty led by GRACE OF MONACO.

In 1956, world renowned actress Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) became royalty when she married Prince Rainier III (Tim Roth) of Monaco. Six years later, Grace begins to have difficulty in her marriage. Never quite feeling as if she fit into her new country, Alfred Hitchcock tries to lure her back with a starring role in his film MARNIE.

Monaco is itself in a crisis as Charles de Gaulle has threatened the country from without but there are also secrets and dissention from within. Grace leans on Francis Tucker (Frank Langella) who advises her that it is time to decide where her own heart and loyalty can be found – with Hollywood or Monaco.

grace 1

Kidman as Grace gives this beloved character all the charm and grace one would expect not only from Hollywood royalty but royalty of the crown kind. Kidman isn’t the spitting image of Kelly but that isn’t the point for me but instead, how this actress carried herself in the role of Kelly. Her speech at the Red Cross Ball is proving Kidman embraces the emotion needed to believe she is Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco.

Roth as Rainier gives the Prince the look of a man who wants the best for his country without the shackles and threats of France. Having spent so much time dealing with Monaco on his own, the slow change is well performed by Roth.

Langella as Tuck has a minor role but one that is important to Grace. Trying to help her adjust to life in Monaco, there comes the eventual realization that it is Grace that needs to decide and then stand behind either Hollywood or Monaco.

grace 2

Other cast include: Paz Vega or Maria Callas, Parker Posey as Madge, Milo Ventimiglia as Rupert Allan, Geraldine Somerville as Princess Antoinette, Nicholas Farrell as Jean-Charles Rey, Robert Lindsay as Aristotle Onassis, Derek Jacobi as County Fernando D’Aillieres, and Jeanne Balibar as Countess Baciochi.

The Weinstein Company has brought outstanding films to fans including INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, THE KING’S SPEECH, THE ARTIST, DJANGO UNCHAINED and THE IMITATION GAME. Coming up in theatres in December is the new release of THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

Anchor Bay brings amazing entertainment to those extending their media library and is also celebrating their 20th Anniversary. From theatrical to home release, Anchor Bay brings STARZ Original series, AMC Network series, The Weinstein Company, Radius, children’s entertainment, fitness, and sports to fans. To discover more of what Anchor Bay Entertainment has to offer, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give GRACE OF MONACO four tubs of popcorn out of five. I truly enjoyed the film and mainly due to the performances of both Kidman and Roth. This is a couple like no other in that a Prince of a country and a Princess of Hollywood must find a middle ground at a time in history that needs them – together.

grace 3

Watching them both work their way through those that don’t accept Grace to the ruler of France threatening, Kidman and Roth give everybody a royal what-for! Watching their strong and stern scenes together, these two actors may start out on a bumpy road but not for long.

The costuming is absolutely elegant and lovely which adds so much to the film-era piece. From the gorgeous gowns and accessories to the cars and the palace, I have a secret love of any film that digs in deep using every aspect of storytelling to keep my interest.

GRACE OF MONACO is a 2015 Primetime Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Television Movie.

In the end – it is the greatest role she would ever play!

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑