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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 said to possess a mythical power that enabled to her to ... Read More »

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. Nutshell Review The Good: Initially the film starts out well ... Read More »

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 Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) is deployed to Afghanistan to join ... Read More »

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 and sets about galvanizing parliament, his inner cabinet and the ... Read More »

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 flowing through Hollywood at the moment. Time and again it ... Read More »

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 save the Resistance from his former apprentice Kylo Ren (Adam ... Read More »

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, combined with astounding puppet work and Frank Oz’s amazing vocal ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Justice League

With the world in mourning after the death of Superman, a guilt ridden Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sets about assembling a team of  super warriors to combat galactic mega villain Steppenwolf  and his army of Parademons  – who are hell bent on a mission to retrieve three ancient all powerful mother boxes  and put an end to life on Earth. After the extremely divisive ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Thor Ragnarok

Returning from an eternity of banishment, Hela the Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett) invades Asgard, wipes out its armies , and declares herself Queen of the Nine Realms. The only one who can stop her is Thor (Chris Hemsworth)  -who unfortunately gets his arse royally kicked early on, loses his hammer  and is blasted to the farthest reaches of the universe. There he finds himself on the the junk planet ... Read More »