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American Made Review

Tom Cruise is back!  This film is one to watch. We finally get to see the Tom Cruise we all know who is no longer restrained by  a franchise movie. Cruise has been a movie star for 3 decades, and whilst some people don’t like him others still do.

American Made isn’t a unique concept but it will keep you engaged.

Tom Cruise plays Barry Seal, a pilot for TWA, who gets recruited by the CIA. He later becomes in charge of one the largest CIA operations in the history of America. Bored of the day-to-day working life, Seal gets caught up in drugs, guns and smuggling.

Based on a true story, we learn the in’s and out’s of this dangerous activity and its risky business.

Domhnall Gleeson plays the under-cover CIA agent and we learn who he is, and how he connects with Tom throughout the movie. Using a handheld 80’s camera, Barry takes us through the story documenting his travels, Cruise does his own flying and totally dominates in this movie. We hardly notice the other characters in this film, it really is all about Tom Cruise, so if you are a Cruise fan then you’ll love this.

Sarah Wright plays Tom’s wife and we see great banter between them, however she was a little under used by Liman. Wright felt more like a prop than Tom’s wife and he underplayed how important her reactions to significant events in the film would be to the viewer.

The film moves pretty fast and takes you on a few interesting flights. American Made  is lots of fun and Tom Cruise is all about the charm, we can’t help but root for him.

American Made is out now. Check out the trailer below.

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5 Films you didn’t know were books

Did you know these pretty awesome movies were originally based on books? If not, you are in the right place. Check out my list below.

 

1. MRS DOUBTFIRE (1993)

This 1993 smash hit movie was based on the book Alias Madame Doubtfire. British author Anne Fine’s young adult novel was used as a foundation for this movie. The late Robin Williams plays a divorced man who is unable to visit his children, so dresses up as an old nanny to try and spend more time with them. source

 

2. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2005)

Based on author Vikas Swarup’s book Q & A the Academy Award winning film stars Dev Patel who plays an orphan. He wins the game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’  and is accused of cheating.

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3. JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Jurassic park by Michael Crichton originated as a screenplay, however, was re-written to include new themes . This movie was a huge hit in the 90’s.

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4. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

This movie was based on a short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King from his 1982 collection “Different seasons’. Adapted into a screen play in 1994 this film was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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5.FORREST GUMP (1994)

 Tom Hanks did a fantastic job as Forrest Gump, bringing the character to life. With iconic lines like “Life is like a box of chocolate” this movie is one of Hanks best roles. Even though the film was very different to the book, it worked out well.

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Let me know if you have read any of these books? Did you prefer the book or the movie?

 

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Top 6 Denzel Washington Films

Denzel Washington is a brilliant actor, and has starred in some of the most amazing movies. Here at CiciMustSee I just love it!
It’s impossible to include all of his films but here are 6 Washington movies worth watching.
How many of these Denzel films have you seen?
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1. Glory (1989)
Trip played by Denzel Washington and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins played by Morgan Freeman are escaped slaves. Glory signifies an act of courage during the Civil War.  Forced to do menial and demeaning tasks, none of these soldiers were given a fair or equal chance, yet we see their bravery and their hearts. This movie is very powerful and touching,  and is easily critically acclaimed, Glory is a must see!
 
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2.The Equalizer (2014)
Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, the type of man who wants to live a private life and aims to put his past behind him. When he meets Teri (Chloë Moretz), a teenager who has been abused by Russian mobsters, he just can’t walk away.  Wanting to avoid the drama, McCall comes out of retirement and emerges with a set of exceptional skills. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, this film was released in the UK on the 26th September 2014. You can catch this film on Netflix now.
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3. The Book of Eli (2010)
The war turned everything upside down and it looks like a total disaster. Eli played by Denzel Washington hopes to redeem mankind. Eli carries a lot of power and one man understands that power (Gary Oldman). Determined to capture Eli and take the power for himself, Eli risks death to fulfil his destiny. Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, check out this film, it is so underrated.
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4. Training Day (2001)
An officer escorts a newbie on his first day on the job as LAPD. This film is an action drama and we are forced to consider what is heroic and what is crossing the line. Directed by Antoine Fuqua this film is one of Denzel Washington’s best films. We don’t usually see him play this type of character, but he does it so well. 
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5. American Gangster (2007)
As a chauffeur to Harlem’s leading mobster, Frank Lucas played by Denzel becomes the inner city crime gangster when his boss dies. Russell Crowe plays Richie Roberts who is determined to take Frank Lucas down. Directed by Ridley Scott, this film is on Netflix, so make sure you check it out.
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6.Fences (2017)
Released February 2017 in the UK Denzel plays Troy Maxson a bitter man, who acts out his emotions over his missed opportunity of becoming an athlete, Maxon dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but was too old when the league began allowing black athletes. Creating tension and upsetting his family, Troy tries to stop his son from meeting a college football scout, and is determined to stop his sons dreams. Directed by Denzel Washington this film is excellent.
I hope you enjoyed my top 6 Denzel Washington films make sure you check them out.

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The Birth Of a Nation 

The Birth of a Nation follows a man by the name of Nat Turner. Nat is a Slave and preacher, his owner develops some kind of financial difficulties and uses Nat to subdue slaves. With horrific treatment occurring towards his fellow slaves, Nat attempts an uprising in hope,leading his people to freedom.

This film is released in October over in the USA and out January in the UK.

Check out the trailer below