Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: Gavin Hood

Official Secrets (2019)

Title: Official Secrets
Rating: R
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, and Gavin Hood
Based on the book by: Marcia Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, and Rhys Ifans
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 112 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The last scene with Jack walking away from Ben continues as the credits begin.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Eye in the Sky (2015)

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Title: Eye in the Sky
Rating: R
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Guy Hibbert
Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman
Release Date: 3/11/2016
Running Time: 102 minutes

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EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Note: The first portion of the credits scroll over video of the girl playing with her hula hoop.


Ender’s Game (2013)

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TITLE: Ender’s Game (aka. Ender’s Game: The IMAX Experience)

RELEASE DATE: 11/1/2013

RATING: PG-13

The International Military seek out a leader who can save the human race from an alien attack. Ender Wiggin, a brilliant young mind, is recruited and trained to lead his fellow soldiers into a battle that will determine the future of Earth.

What did you think of this film?


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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

NOTE: In loving memory of Diana and Gordon Hood.