Ron Howard’s(12A), which is adapted from Nathan Philbrick’s award-winning book of the same name, opens in Nantucket in 1850, with the young novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) interviewing retired sailor Tom Nickerson (Brendan Gleeson) about the dramatic events that befell the whale ship Essex some three decades previously.
Sat, 26 Dec, 2015
AS THE voice of Iron Man’s computer programme, Jarvis, actor Paul Bettany has spent a lot time hidden away in a sound booth, only meeting his Marvel Comics co-stars on the red carpet. For the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie, however, he finally made it onto set.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
“Happiness is the enemy,” says Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) during Rush (15A), and you fear that Ron Howard’s movie about the rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 stars Lauda and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) is going to descend into simplistic tale of Hunt’s cavalier flair triumphing over Lauda’s dour efficiency.
Sun, 15 Sep, 2013