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Movies Wednesday 16th September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Movies Wednesday 16th September 2009

Michael will be reviewing:
. Away We Go
. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
. Gamer
. The Top 3 Summer Movies

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Michael Doherty's Reviews

Away We Go

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Daniels
Running Time: 97' 34"
Rating: ***
Classification: 15A


Mid-thirtysomethings Burt Farlander and Verona De Tessant are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together, despite questioning their potential parenting abilities. They are happy that they made the decision to move close to Burt's parents, Jerry and Gloria Farlander, as they want to share the experience with the baby's grandparents. Verona's own parents died over ten years earlier, a situation about which she doesn't like to discuss. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that Jerry and Gloria are moving to Antwerpen, Belgium the month before the baby is due, just because it's something they've always wanted to do. Burt and Verona don't understand what they see as Jerry and Gloria's selfishness in putting this move above spending time with their impending granddaughter. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Starring: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Andy Samberg
Running Time: 89' 50"
Classification: G
Courtesy: Sony Pictures Ireland


Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Bill Hader will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Anna Faris takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint's technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint's invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux, and Tracy Morgan takes on the role of Earl's rule-breaking son, Cal.


Director: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Zoe Bell, Kyra Sedgwick, Logan Lerman.
Running Time: 94' 39"
Classification: 18


Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind

Michael's Top 3 Summer Movies

3. The Hangover
A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

2. Inglourious Basterds
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

1. Fish Tank
Everything changes for 15yr old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.

Michael Doherty