#MovieMatters| Triple 9 (Movie)

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Woody Harrelson, Gal Gadot
Director: John Hillcoat
Runtime: 115 minutes
Released: February 19
John Hillcoat-directed forthcoming thriller drama “Triple 9” immaculately presents an unmistakably tough, bone-crunching outing which vividly witnesses unmercifully repugnant crooked police officers shadily blackmailed and subsequently outsmarted by an uncompromising Russian-Israeli mobster patriarch who longs to commit a mass heist.
With a masterful plan of the heinous crime set in full motion, the menacingly smart Russian-Israeli entity aims to plot an intricate murder for a rookie police officer in order to misdirect the police.
In the uncertain midst of anarchy, the town remains polarizing and divisive. However, will the well-thought plans of the Russian-Israeli group backfire when the unsuspecting rookie they mark for death counters the strategic attack? “Triple 9” is an entertaining, action-filled drama complete with deception, immoral greed and payback.  The code on the street is never black and white.
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#MovieMatters| 10 Romantic Film Locations For Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again, when lovers unite and it’s okay to PDA.  So we got to thinking about where our favorite romantic British movies were filmed. Where else would you take your chosen someone on 14th February.

Four Weddings and a Funeral – Bernard & Lydia’s Wedding Reception – Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire

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22 years ago Hugh Grant started his journey as playing the adorable British gent in Richard Curtis movies. A favorite for us, Four Weddings and a Funeral was filmed in many stunning locations but we think Luton Hoo is the perfect romantic date. Spa and overnight stay, it’s the perfect romantic getaway.

Bridget Jones’s Diary – THE KISS – The Royal Exchange, London

The Royal Exchange London

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It was a kiss that gave hope to every nice guy in the world, when Bridget finally made the right decision in the snow. You can recreate this moment at The Royal Exchange, London, where it was filmed. We would recommend lunch and some shopping too, oh and make sure you are both suitably dressed.

Love Actually – Peter & Juliet’s wedding – Grosvenor Chapel, London

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It was one of the less romantic storylines (is it that flattering to fancy your best mates wife?) but we cannot deny the romance as Lynden David Hall serenading the newly weds with “All You Need Is Love.” Take a walk around the beautiful Grosvenor Chapel and spring a “To me you are perfect card”to your beloved and seal the deal.

Atonement – That library scene – Stokesay Court, Shropshire

Stokesay Court

Another Keira Knightly moment for you romantic lot. Although their steamy library scene started a tragic set of events, no one can deny the chemistry. Stokesay Court offers tours around the place where Atonement was filmed. We suggest a more cultured visit than the library scene.

Shakespeare in Love – Viola on the beach – Holkham beach

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For a real treat we suggest visiting Holkham Beach. What could be more romantic than a stroll along this beach where the final scenes of Shakespeare in Love were filmed. Who knows it might be the perfect place to pop the question.

 

For more romantic film location date places check out Brilliantly British.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#MovieMatters| Concussion (Movie)

Cast: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks

Director: Peter Landesman

Runtime: 123 minutes

Released: February 12

“Concussion” artfully depicts the profoundly insightful tale of Dr. Bennet Omalu – a Nigerian coroner residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who indentifies a pattern amongst veteran NFL players – as he becomes the targeted subject of intensely scrutinized media persecution versus kudos in strategically analyzing the fascinating beautiful struggle of professional football athletes and their most devastating opponent – mental health.

The hard-hitting Peter Landesman-directed motion picture conveniently highlights conspiratorial whistle-blowing, contemporary sports science, and the million dollar question that remains fundamentally posed beyond the midst of the controversy: Does the most popular sport in the nation prove detrimental to one’s overall wellbeing in the long run? “Concussion” is simultaneously the question and the answer.

The honest, middle-of-the-road “Concussion” boasts populated stock characters throughout the offering. However, the in-depth movie thoroughly debunks the traditional myths which are overlooked, whilst scoring a vital touch down in smash mouth style amongst dedicated football aficionados and the casual viewer. Nothing hits harder than the truth.

 

 

 

 

 

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