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May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Grosse Point Geek – Solo: A Star Wars Story Reviewed


      Film: Solo: A Star Wars Story   Director: Ron Howard   Principal Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany   Plot in a nutshell:  After escaping a lifetime of servitude on his home planet Corellia, a young Han Solo joins the fledgling Empire as a …

April, 2018

  • 11 April

    Grosse Point Geek – Death Wish


    Film: Death Wish Director: Eli Roth Principal Cast: Bruce Willis, Elizabeth Shue, Vincent D’onofrio, Dean Norris, Camila Morrone Plot in a nutshell: Remake of Michael Winner’s 1974 film starring Charles Bronson. Chicago Surgeon Dr Paul Kersey (Willis) is living the American dream, that is until a gang of vicious thieves break …

March, 2018

  • 29 March

    Grosse Point Geek – Ready Player One

    Directed by: Steven Spielberg   Principal Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance   Plot Summary The Year is 2044, to escape their humdrum, poverty stricken lives, the Earth’s population spends most of its time in a VR world known as The OASIS. Here you can …

  • 20 March

    Grosse Point Geek – Tomb Raider (2018)

    Directed by: Roar Uthaug   Principal Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins   Plot Summary Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)  goes in search of her father Lord Richard Croft(Dominic West) who has been missing, presumed dead in his lifelong quest to find the missing tomb of Japanese Queen Himiko, who was …

  • 6 March

    Grosse Point Geek – 15:17 to Paris

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Principal Cast: Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos Plot Summary The true story of the three Americans who thwarted the infamous terrorist attack on a Paris bound passenger train in 2015. Unusually all three are played by the three real life heroes who risked their lives that day. …

January, 2018

  • 30 January

    Grosse Point Geek – 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers

    The Film: 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers Directed by: Nicolaj Fuglsig Principal Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, William Fichtner, Navid Negahban. Plot Summary Based on an actual true story  – In the days following 9/11, a 12 man US Special Forces team led by …

  • 23 January

    Grosse Point Geek – The Darkest Hour

    Film: The Darkest Hour Directed By: Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) Principal Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott Thomas, Lily Cole, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn Plot Summary: World War Two, 1940 – Britain and the Allies are losing the war. Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) takes over as Prime Minister from Neville Chamberlain …

December, 2017

  • 23 December

    Grosse Pointe Geek’s Round Up of 2017

    Another year goes by and like very much like 2016 its been a mighty disappointing one for us film geeks. The blockbuster season (which started in about April) was without doubt the worst i have ever known – littered with remakes, sequels and reboots that proved there is a total lack of any new ideas …

  • 19 December

    Grosse Point Geek – The Last Jedi

    Picking up right after the end of The Force Awakens, The dwindling Resistance are on the run from the First Order. Meanwhile on the ocean planet of Ahch-To, Rey (Daisy Ridley) is desperately trying to persuade a very reluctant Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to train her in the ways of the force and …

  • 17 December

    Will’s (Grosse Point Geek) Top 5… Star Wars Characters

    This week our very own Grosse Point Geek Phil takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Top 5 Star Wars Characters   5 – Yoda Funny, sad, poetic,inscrutable –  the list is endless –  probably the most brilliantly written character in the Star Wars universe, …