August: Osage County (2013)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Misty Upham, Sam Shepard Directed by: John Wells R. 130 mins A thespian extravaganza if there ever was one, this is a film that delivers in performance, but lacks the pulsing beat of an…

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…

The Impossible (2012)

Starring: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland Directed by: Juan Antonio Bayona PG-13. 107 mins An emotionally exploitative film which ignores the plight of a nation and asks us instead to focus on a family so undeserving of our attention. The film follows Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three young boys as…

The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Directed by: Grant Heslov R. 90 mins With such a great cast it’s a shame that any humour to be had is ruined by a dopy narrative. For some, the premise is oddly believable and for others it’ll be far too strange…

Big Fish (2004)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Marion Cotillard, Matthew McGrory, Missi Pyle, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito Directed by: Tim Burton PG-13. 125 mins An imaginative father-son tale that brings Tim Burton’s magic closer to home. Based on Daniel Wallace’s novel, the story involves William Bloom (Billy Crudup)…

Down with Love (2003)

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch Directed by: Peyton Reed PG-13. 94 mins A funny spoof on 60s comedies that some will love for it’s wit but others will hate for it’s pompous tone. Zellweger stars as the Doris Day-like Barbara Novak, author of ‘Down With Love’. She travels to…