Love Actually (2003) – Richard Curtis

The most painful title to admit to liking on a list I’m working on in Ten Bad Dates With De Niro is the saccharine sweet Love Actually from writer/director Richard Curtis. Telling a plethora of love stories, the film features a stellar cast of top-notch British actors, and that alone makes the film worth a…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – Gore Verbinski

The third volume of Disney’s theme park attraction turned tentpole franchise is the next selection in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I explore the chapter on Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales. I’ll admit this instalment in the series is a little top heavy with a convoluted plot, but as showcased in the…

Bend It Like Beckham (2002) – Gurinder Chadha

  The next sports recommendation  from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Raging Bull is this British family film, that isn’t very deep, but is a lot of fun, and focuses on football. And by football, I mean proper football, you know, soccer… Paminder Nagra stars, alongside Kiera…

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) – Kenneth Branagh

  To round out the remake/reboots I’ve been watching this week I thought I’d take a look at the latest Jack Ryan film. Based on the characters (not any of the books) created by Tom Clancy, Chris Pine steps into the shoes previously filled by Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin. What starts out fairly decently,…