Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy Directed by: Bryan Singer PG-13. 114 mins A mildly entertaining, though remarkably unnecessary film. The always endearing Nicholas Hoult plays Jack, a young farmhand who accidentally connects the world of giants and men after some mysterious…

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Yun-Fat Chow, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Keith Richards Directed by: Gore Verbinski PG-13. 169 mins Devoid of any emotional connection or comprehensible plot, the third in this rollicking series is terribly pointless outside of the predictably flashy action sequences. With Jack Sparrow…

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson, Phil Davis, Michael Maloney Directed by: Richard Eyre R. 91 mins A fearless and compelling psychological thriller that proves words can be our most violent weapon. Based on Zoe Levitt’s novel, Notes on a Scandal is a thrilling tale of jealousy and revenge. Judi Dench plays…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Stellan Skarsgård, Jack Davenport, Naomie Harris Directed by: Gore Verbinski PG-13. 151 mins An escapist sequel with mind-blowing effects and an unfortunate onslaught of worn-out gags. Here we see Will and Elizabeth (Orlando Bloom & Keira Knightley) about to exchange their wedding vows when Jack Sparrow…

Love Actually (2003)

Starring: Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Martine McCutcheon, Billy Bob Thornton, Rowan Atkinson, Andrew Lincoln, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rodrigo Santoro, Thomas Sangster Directed by: Richard Curtis R. 135 mins * * 1/2