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Trainspotting 2 (2017) **REVIEW**

In the first ‘Trainspotting’ film we see the life on a few drug addicts in the 90’s and how desperate one of them wanted out to live a normal life but each time, his old life comes knocking on his door and pull him back. Til he rips his friends off, steal money they earned doing a deal and fled to Amsterdam to get his life up on track. And he managed to do so.

‘Trainspotting 2’ takes place about 20 years, same gang, different scenarios or trying to. Renton comes back to Scotland to see his old friends. But he isn’t as welcomed as he might have thought. His friends want their money back but after a fist fight or two, Renton goes into business with Simon who runs a different business but they need money. So they apply for a small business start up grant to their idea running. Spud is trying to stay clean, he doesn’t see his son, his girlfriend left, no money or anything, he tries to kill himself. Renton walks in and saves him, telling him, he need a new outlet, like a new addiction. But someone tells Spud ‘Why don’t you start writing your words down?’ And he writes and writes. Now, one big problem is coming back for the guys – Begbie. He finds a way out of prison and hears Renton is back in  town. And we all know Begbie will be coming for him like never before. But the question here is, we all know the guys will get the money but.. will they actually get the money? Who will runs off with it?

‘Trainspotting 2’ is definitely a film everyone need to see but to see it don’t forget to see the first film if you haven’t seen it. Both films are incredibly good and original. Something you don’t see often. Get your popcorn ready and get ready for some quality original drama.

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Steven Robertson, Ewan Brenner, Gordon Kennedy, Jonny Lee Miller and many more.

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) **REVIEW**

We all seen the animation ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and how it changed our childhood with Belle being a smart girl who loves to read and see’s the beauty in all.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ live remake must be one of the most magical films I’ve seen in a very long time. We get to see some added scenes but they sticked to the story we saw as children. We see the beast being played by Dan Stevens and he is potraying him like the role was made for him. And let’s talk about Emma Watson playing Belle.. oh yes, she does it like she would be Belle. And who would have thought that she could actually sing. Playing Belle’s father we see Kevin Kline, as the horrible man who wants to marry Belle, Gaston is being played by Luke Evans. Luke sold me as Gaston, he terrified me a little because they made Gaston much darker in the live remake than in the original and did a excellent job.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is about Belle living in a small village in France wanting something more in life than just a small town life and to be married. Then we have the prince living in a castle, a spell been cast on the castle and everyone is.. changed. A rose is in a glass, if the prince doesn’t find true love, a girl who loves him for him and see something different than the beast he is, the spell is broken. We see the regular Belle being locked in but Lumiere unlocking the door and leads her to her room and the beast wanting to have dinner with her but.. she’s the only one who says no. And we know how the story goes from there – the beast changes slowly after he saves Belle from the wolves. Maurice, Belles father, being called crazy and thrown into a mental institute. The beast gives Belle a HUGE library and she can’t believe her eyes. They are slowly falling for each other and admits their love for one and other when Gaston – tries to kill the beast to get rid of him so he can marry Belle.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ live remake is something you have to go and see if you love the original. It contains the best magic and graphic you’ve ever seen and you just fall in love with the story one more time. And don’t forget to sing along to the songs.

Actors: Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie MoraHan, Haydn Gwynne, Ray Fearon, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Audra MacDonald and many more.

American Pastoral (2016) **REVIEW**

To see something like the this film will affect you in some way. “American Pastoral” is about a father who will never give up his daughter who went missing after a bombing who killed a dear friend of the family. You will rethink your life and wonder why wasn’t my parents this dedicated like this father was to his daughter and refused to give up hope!?

“American Pastoral” is about a former high school football star, married a beauty queen from Jersey. She’s Christian and he’s Jewish and yet they married and had a gorgeous little girl. You can tell from her childhood she will grow up to be trouble, and not the good kind. When she’s 16 she is speaking up about the Vietnamese war and how many people are being killed daily over there… And before you know it, she’s a prime suspect in a bombing in her small hometown and now she’s on the run. Her father spent years trying to find her, FBI is looking for her too. One day he does find her, but.. is it the same sweet little girl he raised? And what about his wife, how well is she taking all of this? Missing daughter and also a suspect in several bombings around USA. Well, like most, she snaps.

“American Pastoral” is a drama that will strike you in the heart and make you angry all at once, frustrating teenager who keeps throwing tantrums because she won’t get her way. Over all, the film is fantastic and Ewan McGregor playing the father does a phenomenal acting, he will wow you. He never disappoints me. We see Dakota Fanning as the daughter and I’m glad to see her back in the films recently and she is just as good portraying this troubled girl.

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Peter Reigert, Uzo Aduba, Rupert Evans, Molly Parker, Valorie Curry and many more.

Our Kind of Traitor (2016) **REVIEW**

I do love me a good movie about the mafia and how one man is sick of how it’s handled and decide to turn on them and give information to an authority in exchange for immunity and come live in their country peacefully. And that is exactly what Our Kind of Traitor is.

A couple is on a retreat in Morocco to rekindle their love, but when the wife turns to their room early because she gotta work, he man gets attention from a man who seems to have money. But what he want it to give a drive to British Secret Service – also known as MI6. On the drive are names and accounts from the Russian mafia and their trusties in different countries – including Britain itself. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. In the end this couple have to work for MI6 to get MORE information from him to later MI6 can decide if they can help the russian or not. It’s a game of death and who wins!?

Our Kind of Traitor been done before but this time it takes place in Europe and not U.S but watching felt like it’s been done before. Yes, it’s a good film with excellent scripting and some scenes where you sit on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

Actors: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Alec Utgoff, Damian Lewis and many more.

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