In this week’s Sunday night movie on M-Net, Owen Wilson and Ed Helms play a pair of brothers set on finding dear old dad. In the spirit of sisters, brothers, and all things sibling, we’re looking at five other films centring on this special family tie.
You watched him for years in The Office. You may have spotted him in CSI and Arrested Development way back when. His marriage to Emily Blunt is #relationshipgoals. But did you know John Krasinski is also a director? He’s in front of and behind the camera for your M-Net Sunday night movie, A Quiet Place – a chilling horror about not making a sound, or else …
Liam Neeson is the star of your M-Net Sunday night movie this weekend, The Commuter. Since we’ve already covered his top roles, we’re turning instead to his super talented co-star, Vera Farmiga, with a look at her top five roles.
It’s been twelve years of takeout food, work lunches, and not sitting on Sheldon’s spot. We joined them for Halo night, laundry night, and anything-can-happen Thursdays. Now The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end and many a fan will shed many a tear as they say goodbye to their favourite gang of lovable nerds and their queen, Penny.
The Pianist is Polish musician Władysław Szpilman’s memoir of his brutal survival in Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto during World War II. Sixteen years ago I watched the film adaptation by Polish director Roman Polanski, and its harrowing images and poignant emotion left a profound effect.
One of the things I find painful to watch in movies is stories where everything goes wrong for the main character. Think Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents or Will Friedle in The Trojan War. Kevin Hart’s situation in Night School is not as consistently dire or desperate, but the story is still set off by a series of stupid events that just make you cringe for the poor guy while sighing in exasperation.
Move over James Bond, Johnny English is back! In 2003, Rowan Atkinson portrayed the title character in Johnny English, giving us a slightly more sophisticated, but by no means sophisticated, rendition of Mr. Bean. Fifteen years later he’s back for his third outing as the bumbling spy, in Johnny English Strikes Again.
Quite by chance I recently ate a meal which included kimchi, a Korean dish consisting of fermented vegetables. Kimchi also made an appearance in the South Korean book I bought for my reading challenge, The Vegetarian by Han Kang. However, my dish also had pork in it, which would not have passed muster with the book’s title character, Yeong-hye.
Hopefully, Melissa McCarthy has started a trend of funny female-led spy films. In 2015 she starred in Spy, subverting the genre’s standards and stereotypes. Now The Spy Who Dumped Me has joined it as an action-comedy buddy film that places female characters at its centre.