“Les Misérables” Review

Les-Miserables-Poster1Les Misérables (2012)

Coming from Tom Hooper, director behind the Academy Award-winning film ‘The King’s Speech’ (2010), ‘Les Misérables’ is the latest film adaptation of the world-renowned musical and the classic book of the same name. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham-Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne, ‘Les Misérables’ is this year’s cinematographic achievement like no other, nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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“Kate & Leopold” Review

kate and leopold posterKate & Leopold (2001) 

Coming from James Mangold, the director of ‘Girl, Interrupted‘ (1999), ‘Kate & Leopold‘ is a romantic fantasy comedy, telling the story of Kate McKay (Meg Ryan), who lives a busy, but happy life in the 21st century New York. When her ex-boyfriend, Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber), a scientist, manages to find a portal to the past, he, inadvertently, transports into his apartment Leopold (Hugh Jackman), a handsome Duke of Albany from the 19th century. Although Kate is a woman driven by common sense and realistic views on life, she soon succumbs to the charms of the mysterious stranger from 1867.

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