100 Word Review – RED (2010)

Finally! An action film that proves youth and gender aren’t everything!

A former Black-Ops agent (Bruce Willis) comes out of retirement when he is forced back into the field. Marked by the Government as Retired Extremely Dangerous he’s going to need a little help from his friends.

Cue Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman. Seriously, what film can boast a better cast?

Admittedly, as with most action films, a lot of it’s unbelievable. But it is so much fun. If you want a cerebral drama, then look elsewhere, but if you want exploding cars, you’re in the right place.

100 Word Review – Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox) explores the weird and wonderful world of childhood in this charming feature film.

Set on a small island off the New England coastline, a pair of 12 year old lovers run away together causing an island-wide search party.

This really is an ensemble piece, with the likes of Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormond, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman making up the inhabitants of this strange and beautiful community.

Part comedy, part drama with a touch of romance and tragedy thrown in for good measure, watching Moonrise Kingdom is watching Art.

100 Word Review – The Fifth Element (1997)

If you are looking for an entertaining Sci Fi with an awesome cast, look no further.

Written and directed by the profoundly talented Luc Besson (Leon), it stars Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas, a taxi driver in the 23rd Century ¬†who must help “perfect being” Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) save the world and escape from the evil Zorg (Gary Oldman in the most amazing headpiece you are ever likely to see). Chris Tucker makes an appearance as Ruby Rhod, the universe’s most annoying radio DJ.

It has action, comedy, romance, music and some very repeatable one-liners (MULTI-PASS!). This is a no-brainer.