by Simon Hedger January 9th, 2017
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Split stars James McAvoy who is bringing scary to the screen in the horror/thriller. People either love Shyamalan’s work or they hate it, however before writing this film off if you enjoy twists and turns with scary having a psychological twist, then this film is for you.
James McAvoy plays a twisted individual with 23 distinct personalities. Kevin who is a troubled person abducts three girls and holds them captive. Emotions run high as the girls try to escape while witnessing Kevin’s troubled mind. As the story unfolds, it is apparent Kevin’s mind is splitting into something else, his most troubling character, “The Beast,” who begins to take hold of the situation.
The true story of Ray Kroc, who saw a business opportunity with two brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, who had established a burger place that had a fast system of presenting food to customers. Kroc was a struggling salesman who saw not only potential but franchise possibilities with these ideas. Great story of how the golden arches came to be. Interesting fact, McDonalds real estate empire is now bigger than their burgers.
Another true story, inspired by World War 2 events, Hacksaw Ridge, is directed by Mel Gibson. Michelle has a film review up about the movie for more information. It suffices to say it is a Mel Gibson film, with emotional scenes and a bit of blood and gore thrown in.
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Gold is written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman. It is a film about greed, a lot of money and exploitation. Two unlikely men go to Indonesia in the hope of finding some riches. While the money starts to flow everything else around them becomes a challenge.
While Matthew McConaughey is known for films such as Dallas Buyers Club, this is an interesting choice for him. Patrick Massett also wrote Lara Croft: Tomb Raider screenplay.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Editor’s Pick; The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy this one. Beautifully shot it adds to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World very nicely. A must see in the cinema for the colour and special effects. Directed by David Yates, this is a fantasy story that won’t disappoint.