Top-5 movies of the week - 07.10 - 13.10

1."Real Steel"
A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, "Real Steel" stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback. Directed by Shawn Levy who isn't a critics' favorite, it still may have a chance to earn lots of money. I'm sure Hugh did everything he can to make this movie more interesting. And the kid plays not bad at all.
Posters and some thoughts.

2."The Ides of March"
George Clooney not only just starred in this movie, but also directed it. It's not the first time he's playing in being director. The previous one was movie called "Leatherheads" and only the half of the critics liked it (audience liked it even less). "The Ides of March" are more successful. It is a story about a politician and his assistant, who really helps him to become the President of the USA. Of course, George Clooney kept for himself the big part and due to trailer he looks confident playing the one who is about to be the President. I'm more interested in someone, who is portraying his successful assistant. Ryan Gosling is one of the best actors nowadays, so it's not a big surprise that this is the third movie he presents this year. His character looks more interesting and complicated, because he has to choose between loyalty and his beliefs.

3."Toast" (2010)

This movie is about a boy who has a big talent in cooking, when his mother dreams about becoming a chef, but she can make just a good toast. After her death the stepmother arrives and she is definitely a wonderful cook. So competition between young Nigel and Mrs. Potter begins. IMDB says it is "The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain" and I totally agree with these words. Starring Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham Carter, this movie is dramatic, smart and tasty. Both actors played great their roles. And it was very interesting to watch their characters relationship.

Trailer and press conference.

I must be honest. Critics hate this movie. They say it is 'overlong, disjointed' and 'bombastic, incoherent'. But I doubt it is that bad. I will definitely watch this story about China revolution, human strength and hope, when I get a chance. It has to be not bad historical drama, where Jackie Chan plays a very serious part.
Trailer and full synopsis.

5."The Way" (2010)
"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. On "The Way," Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer's block. (Official movie website)

Posters - Movie Poster Database, Online movies hut

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