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(*–Would be the highest rated variety show in history.)
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Written & Directed by: Richard Curtis
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Rhys Ifans, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Frost, Katherine Parkinson, Jack Davenport
My Advice: Matinee.
It’s 1966. And apparently you can’t get rock on British radio. Well, not the normal radio stations. While the government has an apparent stranglehold on the “legit” airwaves, there’s at least one station that’s decided to take to the open seas. Radio Rock, headed up by Quentin (Nighy), sits off UK’s shores on a large boat and broadcasts. They not only have an array of colorful and personable DJs, but they even imported one, The Count (Hoffman), from America. Trouble is, everybody seems to enjoy Radio Rock except for certain members of the government: Minister Dormandy (Branagh), for example, and his assistant Twatt (Davenport). They plan to shut down offshore radio by hook or by crook or both, if necessary.
Written by: Nathan Alexander & Christopher McQuarrie
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp
My Advice: Matinee.
It’s 1943 and let’s just say that not everybody in Germany is 100% behind the Fuhrer (a respectable David Bamber who is not as convincing as Bruno Ganz–but really, who would be?). In fact, there are those who are planning behind closed doors to take out Hitler and try to wake Germany up from its nightmare. One of them is Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), who has been trying to find a general who will get involved with this treason. After being wounded in Africa (this is sort of already covered in the trailer), he finds himself back in Berlin and in the sights of a movement aligned with his own idea: that Hitler has to be stopped for the sake of Germany.
Actually, looking at that pic of him, he wouldn’t make a bad Loki either, would he?
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