Paul Viccars (of The Mayo and Viccars Show) has turned his critical mind to Movie reviews:
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Writer: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and
Genre: Action, Drama.
Leo is so darn
determined to get that Oscar on his mantelpiece he even had a fist fight with a
The film is based partly on the novel “The Revenant: A Novel
of Revenge” written by Michael Punke; which focuses on the story of Hugh Glass
(Leonardo DiCaprio) and his death defying journey of vengeance after being left
for dead in the American mid-West during the 1820’s.
During fur trading endeavour lead by Andrew Henry (Domhnall
Gleeson) and his men consisting of the selfish and cowardly John Fitzgerald
(Tom Hardy) and a young man with a heart full of morals Jim Bridger (Will
Poulter); whom right from the get go are ambushed by Native Americans in a
brutal and action packed scene. It was shot in such a way it felt like you were
there with them running for your life, this movie takes you on a sensory journey
and puts you in the heart of it all.
Alejandro González Iñárritu isn’t alone, choosing to work
again with cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki who again brings visually stunning
scenes to screen. The way he catches the American wilderness in such tranquillity
is something to be admired, Lubezki’s high standards have become expected with
his previous work on films such as Birdman and Gravity both of which winning
him Oscar’s for cinematography; if you thought two Oscar’s on the bounce would
get him slacking off then you’re wrong!
Leo’s acting is again on point, the man can do no wrong and
he is consumed by his character. Tom Hardy also delivered a decent performance
becoming a very easy to hate villain. The end fight scene between the two is
something that puts you on the edge of your seat, I became so engrossed that I
genuinely wanted revenge for Leo, no punches were held in this brutal climax!
This film reminded me of another similar plotted movie The
Gladiator, obviously the plots are similar
but also with the whole visual
aspect and the spirituality undertones. Every pause for a poetic pan out on the
American landscape is like a pause for breath during this extremely intense
Every pause for a poetic pan out on the American landscape
is like a pause for breathe during this extremely intense endeavour.
Hopefully The Revenant can emulate Gladiators success.
She, and us here at LifestyleMK, would love it if you would view and LIKE the documentary. Like our previous shows, "Oh Baby Baby" (last Saturday) and "Taboo Topics" the Saturday before, Adoption is an area which is common, yet not spoken about often. Strangely enough of course, one of our favourite British Icons was adopted - Paddington Bear!!
Lucy is also hoping that you know of an venue in Central London that could be donated for a screening and Q&A session with Lucy herself. (This event is to raise funds for an sister project which is a stage play about the adoption triad (birth mother, adoptive mother and adoptee called "Conversations with my Unknown Mother")
Tune in to LifestyleMK on Saturday Feb 13th to hear more!!!
W/C 7th Feb 2016,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...
MONDAY Feb 8th 10AM "THE STICKS WITH TERRY SULLIVAN" - FEATURING STEVE PARRISH
The Sticks is YOUR what's on & lifestyle guide for Herts Beds and Bucks
Joining Terry Sullivan on this week’s Sticks show as his guest is Motorcycling and truck racing World Champion – BBC TV Presenter – Practical Joker – Prankster- Hooligan –Pain in the Ar** Steve Parrish.
The Sticks show can be heard at 10am Mondays. Tune in via the Secklow Sounds web site or via the TuneIn radio app.
TUESDAY Feb 9th, 10PM "SOUNDTRACKS” WITH TONY CARTY – GHOSTS, GULLIVER and CIGARETTES
A new CD release of selections from some classic film scores links several subjects – there’s more from films based on GULLIVER’S TRAVELS; we hear several pieces of HAUNTING music and SMOKE gets in our eyes. Some new releases as well, including that obvious mixture: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
16 Feb: A MEDITERRANEAN feel as we recall a gifted Italian actor, a great British composer and a pop performer with a fine voice who was more than just a pop star. Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
The stock of ALL the past SOUNDTRACKS shows (over 180!) on a variety of topics RIGHT HERE
Rewind - in case you missed it
LIFESTYLE MK - SATURDAYS 12 - 2pm - NEW SEASON! ...with Dr Audrey, Gill and Dave
LifestyleMK: Oh Baby Baby
LifestyleMK chats all things baby. Taking an honest look at pregnancy and childbirth as well as the more taboo topics of infertility and breastfeeding, the show is packed with YOUR experiences.
PT Robb Henderson talks about exercise when pregnant, Vet Dr Jamie looks at breeding animals, and we have features on breastfeeding from Host Gill, and on children and identity from Ro Linton. We also have an exclusive feature in Dave's Man Cave from "The Unexpectant Father" - a blogger who writes about his experiences with infertility:https://www.facebook.com/unexpectantf...
12.00 - 12.30: Ro Linton - My Children My Life 12.30 - 1.00: PT Robb Henderson - Pregnancy and health 1.00 - 1.30: Dave's Man Cave with "The Unexpectant Father" 1.30 - 2.00: Vet Dr Jamie - Animal breeding
NEXT WEEK: Love is in the air!!!
Tune in from 12 - 2 www.secklowsounds.org/player or catch the show's repeats on SPREAKER orMIXCLOUD
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Did anyone catch Lifestyle MK's Dr Audrey in "Spectre"? It's out on DVD soon, but if you are a little curious - and fancy a giggle at "honest trailers" - she's on at around 3.16 after the lines "...and a bunch of crap you don't want to see in a Bond Movie" ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu4kFqmv3RM
Cheeky screen shot of "the Nine Eyes meeting" from "Honest Trailers"
The city’s popular flock of sheep will return to Campbell Park to
continue their important
conservation work, next week.
The flock of 100 sheep graze about half the park, as part of our farming
portfolio, the parks large grass area offers great grazing for the sheep.
grazing is also a vital conservation tool, helping to
manage large areas of grassland in order to create a much richer diversity of
wildlife. Grazing deters scrub and encourages the growth and spread of
wildflower in these grass rich meadows. The sheep return
to Campbell Park on the week beginning 8th February 2016 for a
minimum of three weeks. Landscape and Operations
Director of The Parks Trust, Rob Riekie said: "Please can we remind
dog owners to keep your dog close, calm and on a short lead, and stay
nice and clear of livestock.
“Cyclists and walkers are advised to slow down and also keep clear of the sheep and take particular care when travelling
through grazing areas.”
For more information call The Parks Trust on: 01908
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world,
she walks into mine.” ~ Rick Blaine
Let this Valentine’s Day be different with one of the most romantic movies of all time.
Enjoy a drink in the Harry & Edna Café Américain and watch the classic romantic film Casablanca.
The quintessential Hollywood film about romantic love with Humphrey Bogart plays Rick, a hard-drinking American running a bar in Casablanca, a city full of refugees fleeing the Nazis. Then one evening his lost love Ilsa, played by Ingrid Bergman, walks in...
Immerse yourself in this timeless 1942 classic on the big screen, as The Stables Theatre is transformed into Harry & Edna Café Américain