In cinemas this week: Transformers: Age To Extinction, The Last Impresario, The Volcano, Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy
and Yves Saint Laurent
Transformers: Age of Extinction
begins after an epic battle left a great
city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a
shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of
history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its
crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg),
OPTIMUS PRIME and the AUTOBOTS rise to meet their most fearsome
challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of
good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the
The Last Impresario - English Theatre and Film producer
Michael White can only be described as one of the world’s great
impresarios, yet his story has never been told. A handsome presence in
British cultural life and fashionable society for decades, the hundreds
of shows he produced including The Rocky Horror Show, Oh! Calcutta!, Chorus Line and The Monty Python and The Holy Grail changed
the face of theatre and dance worldwide.
Playboy, gambler, bon vivant, friend of the rich and famous, he is
now in his late seventies and still enjoys partying like there's no
tomorrow. The Last Impresario
is a touching biopic about
Michael’s incredible career – covering the highs and lows of his life as
an impresario producer - featuring interviews with 50 of his closest
friends including Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, John Waters and Barry
Humphries and, of course, the man himself. At once an homage to
Michael’s contribution to British culture, the film also paints a
picture of a life from youthful daring to older acceptance.
Yves Saint Laurent -
In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) - aged merely 21 -
was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion
house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned
to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for
Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture's elite
class. During Saint Laurent's breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he
met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume
patron of the arts,
future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years
later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would
rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet.
Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre
Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the
making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love.
The Volcano -
For world travelers, the eruption of the Icelandic volcano
Eyjafjallajökull is a blow. For Alan and Valerie, it is a disaster. In
order to arrive on time in the small village in Greece where their
daughter will be married the divorced couple, who have dedicated to each
other a boundless hatred, will be forced to travel together.
Weekly Recommendation: I have seen three Transformers films and that is enough for me. No way I am seeing Michael Bay's latest headache. Reactions to Gracie Otto's The Last Impresario have been positive. Could be worth seeking out (Palace Cinemas). Reactions to Yves Saint Laurent...not.