Posts Tagged ‘ Emily Blunt ’

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Incidentally, this is post 200!!!! Thanks for reading! I promise to have another Battle Royale soon.

Salmon fishing poster

I would love to have been in the pitch room for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Imagine the look on the faces of numerous studio executives when writers Simon Beaufoy and Paul Torday described their film as a wondrous tale about fishing in the Yemen and so much more. The initial reaction could not have been enthusiastic, or anything beyond bewilderment. However, I must thank the BBC or CBS exec that took a chance because Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a delightful film.

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The Five-Year Engagement

Put Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie and Chris Pratt in a film and it’s almost a guarantee I’ll enjoy it. The only question is to what degree? If it weren’t for an extended length, The Five-Year Engagement would’ve been much, much better. Continue reading

The Great Buck Howard

The idea of a mainstream one-man show seems to have been diminished to stand-up comedy and little else. With technology reaching a point where everything is scrutinized, magic and illusionist shows have taken a backseat to more flashy, Cirque du Soleil style performances. Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a once famous mentalist who appeared on Johnny Carson’s show 61 times, is stuck trying to keep hold of the fame he savored decades ago in The Great Buck Howard. Continue reading

Wild Target

Even the most heartless killers need companionship. Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) was born and raised a ruthless assassin. He never cared for the frivolities of normal life that included friends, family, or material commodities. His life consisted of hits and returning to a life of solitude, except for the occasional visit to his retired assassin mother until Mr. Maynard finds the one hit, Rose (Emily Blunt), he can’t seem to shake, in Wild Target. Continue reading

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