The year is 1984 and the Oregon based company, Nike, are on the verge of closing their basketball division for good, due to the low number of sales and failure in the market, compared to Converse and Adidas. In response, a cluster of Nike employees conjure up a plan to find a new spokesperson for their shoe brand – Michael Jordan, one of the entries into the 1984 NBA draft and overall, third pick. Air is a fantastically written and produced drama that has recently been released on Amazon Prime Video.
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True Grit (2010) – Review
Following the cold-blooded murder of her father by a hired hand named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), 14-year old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) seeks revenge and requests assistance from the toughest United States Marshal she can find, Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), a man with true grit and a fearless outlook on life. Things become a little complex when Mattie insists on accompanying the Marshal on the quest for the outlaw, while along the way, the pair are joined by a Texas Ranger that also wants Chaney for his own purposes. A modern-day western that stands up very well in a genre full of classic releases.
Stillwater (2021) – Review
Bill Baker (Matt Damon) travels all the way from Oklahoma in the United States to Marseille in France, to try and help his estranged daughter Allison Baker (Abigail Breslin), who has been imprisoned for a crime that she claims to be innocent of. Along the way, new relationships are formed, and old relationships are strained, in this emotionally striking drama. A really good and at times thought-provoking film that has recently been released to cinemas.
The Great Wall (2016) – Review
A pair of European mercenaries suddenly find themselves imprisoned within The Great Wall of China, before encountering a secret army that defends and maintains the wall against a horde of horrific creatures, known only as the Tao Tei. William (Matt Damon), one of the mercenaries, must begin his journey toward heroism by joining the huge army of elite Chinese warriors, to confront and conquer, this seemingly unstoppable force. A surprisingly entertaining flick, despite a lot of undeserved backlash upon its original release in 2016.
The Martian (2015) – Review
After an astronaut is caught up in a fierce storm during a mission to Mars, the rest of his team assume him to be dead and consequently leave the planet. From there, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), must do his best to find a way of communicating to Earth, to start the ball rolling on a daring rescue operation that quickly turned into a race against time. Another solid Ridley Scott movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.
Interstellar (2014) – Review
With Earth being riddled with disasters, famines and long droughts, a team of explorers attempt to travel through a wormhole located in the far reaches of our solar system, in a bid to ensure humanity’s long-term survival and locate a planet that may potentially have the right environment to sustain human life going forward. A truly spectacular movie that was appreciated at the time of its release by millions but importantly has replay value to this day.