Honeymoon (2014)

Director: Leigh Janiak
Writer: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak
Cast: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber, Hanna Brown
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[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard Morrissey.]

Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) just got married and want to spend their honeymoon in the cabin of Bea’s family. When they arrive there, things seem to be perfect. But already on the second day things start to get weird when Paul wakes in the middle of the night to find that Bea is gone. In panic he looks for her and finally finds her in the middle of the woods, apparently sleepwalking. But Paul doubts that this is all that there is to it, especially when Bea’s behavior continues to be off.

Honeymoon has many strengths but in the end it didn’t manage to convince me. I just couldn’t really find my way into the film and was kept at too much of a distance for it to really work.

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Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Cockneys vs Zombies
Director: Matthias Hoene
Writer: James Moran, Lucas Roche
Cast: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Alan Ford, Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Honor Blackman, Ashley Bashy Thomas
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Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) and Andy (Harry Treadaway) are brothers and have been brought up by their grandfather (Alan Ford) who is now living in a retirement home. But that home is threatened by real estate development. Since the boys don’t want to see their grandfather living anywhere else, they decide that they would rob a bank with the help of their cousin Katy (Michelle Ryan) and Mental Mickey (Ashley Bashy Thomas). But in the middle of that robbery, the zombie apocalypse happens and suddenly they face quite a different challenge.

Cockneys vs. Zombies is fun, even if it doesn’t quite reach the comedic heights of Shaun of the Dead. But I did have a very good time.

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Fish Tank (2009)

Fish Tank is Andrea Arnold‘s newest film, starring Katie Jarvis, Rebecca Griffiths, Kierston Wareing, Harry Treadaway and Michael Fassbender.

Mia (Katie Jarvis) is a teenager from a bad neighborhood who dreams of a career as a dancer. When her mother Joanne (Kierston Wareing) brings home a new boyfriend, Connor (Michael Fassbender), Mia connects with him quickly. Connor is a nice guy who treats Mia and her sister Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths) well and even encourages Mia’s dreams. Flattered by his attention and his general treatment, Mia quickly falls in love with Connor.

Fish Tank is one hell of a movie. Excellently cast, perfectly written and well-shot, it takes no time to make you feel miserable. At least it has the decency to pick you up a little bit at the end.


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