By Showbiz Nigeria
BLACK HAWK DOWN
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Mark Bowden (book), Ken Nolan (screenplay) Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore Over the decades, there have been war movies which represented that era. From Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now to Steven Speilberg’s Saving Private Ryan and then arguably the Best war movie of the 21st century, Black Hawk Down. Directed by Ridley Scott who is a legend when it comes to making epic movies; This is an emotional and riveting war drama that tells the story of 123 US soldiers in Somalia. It was supposed to be a fast and simple mission which wasnt even supposed to last the length of the movie,get in, capture the two aides of the somalian warlord and self proclaimed president of the country Mohamed Farrah Aidid. But then, the Somalians were underestimated and everything went wrong. It resulted in the death of 18 and injury of 70 American soldiers. Black Hawk Down is one of those rare movies I can sit down to watch repeatedly.
Director: Bryan Singer Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander Stars:Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy and Carice van Houten Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie isn’t particularly a war classic in the league of movies like Black Hawk Down, but when telling a story everyone knows the end, the vital ingredient is how the story is going to be told. How long will I stay on my seat to see Hitler, (one of the most hated and evil men to ever live) doesn’t die. Valkryie tells the story of the failed attempt on the Führer’s life by a group of senior German officers and politicians. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind the plot. What makes Valkyrie special to me simply is the amount of tension I felt from the beginning of the movie to the end. Tom Cruise’s performance in the movie also made it a joy to watch.
A BEATIFUL MIND
Director: Ron Howard Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar (book) Stars:Russell Crowe, Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly A beautiful mind tells the story of the complexity of the human mind. Though a genius, Professor John Nash, a Nobel prize winner in Economics suffered from schizophrenia which is a disorder where a person cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is not. Rusell Crowe gave the best performance of his career in my opinion in this movie. As emotional as a tale could get, Professor Nash, though slowly losing his sanity still manages to make himself invaluable to mankind by being very useful in the academic world.
Director: Terry George Writers: Keir Pearson, Terry George Stars:Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Joaquin Phoenix Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. A Hutu man married to a Tutsi, took the ultimate risk in saving the lives of the helpless Tutsis when the world looked away in a time the help was needed the most. Director Terry George made a great movie not just because of the excellent script, but the perfect casting. The interpretation by the actors of this movie made it the master piece it is. [eap_ad_1] ARGO
Director: Ben Affleck Writers: Chris Terrio (screenplay), Joshuah Bearman(article) Stars:Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman In Greek mythology, the Argo (in Greek: Ἀργώ, meaning ‘swift’) was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece. It was named after its builder, Argus. Apt right? I thought so…
Argo is a 2012 American thriller directed by Ben Affleck, based loosely on an account published in 2007 of the “Canadian Caper”, in which Tony Mendez, a CIA operative, led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
It really doesn’t sound so exciting right now because a summary technically doesn’t quite cut it. Argo is a huge contender for the movie of the year 2012 for me and one reason is how well they found the look-alikes of the characters and hostages for the movie.
You should see the clips at the credits though.
The King’s Speech
Director: Tom Hooper Writer: David Seidler (screenplay) Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter This is the kind of movie you watch because you’ve watched all the others on your system and you just want to see what it’s about and then you end up asking yourself why you never watched it earlier.