Posts Tagged ‘Sally Hawkins’

YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Watch Richard Crouse review three movies in less time than it takes to go to infinity and beyond! Have a look as he races against the clock to tell you about Pixar’s “Lightyear,” the psychological drama “Spiderhead” and the golf feel good flick “The Phantom of the Open.”

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RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY JUNE 17, 2022.

Richard joins CP24 to have a look at new movies coming to VOD, streaming services and theatres.  Today we talk about the animated sci fi flick “Lightyear,” an origin story based on the “Toy Story” franchise, the new Chris Hemsworth thriller “Spiderhead,” the quirky “Brian and Charles” and the feel-good golf movie “The Phantom of the Open.”

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL REVIEWS FOR JUNE 17 WITH MARCIA MACMILLAN.

Richard joins CTV NewsChannel anchor Marcia MacMillan to talk about the animated sci fi flick “Lightyear,” an origin story based on the “Toy Story” franchise, the new Chris Hemsworth thriller “Spiderhead,” the quirky “Brian and Charles” and the feel-good golf movie “The Phantom of the Open.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

 

 

NIAGARA IN THE MORNING: TIM DENIS MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

Richard sits in on the CKTB Niagara in the Morning morning show with host Tim Denis to talk the animated sci fi flick “Lightyear,” an origin story based on the “Toy Story” franchise, the new Chris Hemsworth thriller “Spiderhead,” the quirky “Brian and Charles” and the feel-good golf movie “The Phantom of the Open.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

Richard sits in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres including the animated sci fi flick “Lightyear,” an origin story based on the “Toy Story” franchise, the new Chris Hemsworth thriller “Spiderhead,” the quirky “Brian and Charles” and the feel-good golf movie “The Phantom of the Open.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

 

THE SHOWGRAM WITH DAVID COOPER: DOES RICHARD CROUSE LIKE THESE MOVIES?

Richard joins NewsTalk 1010 host David Cooper on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “Showgram” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about “Lightyear,” an origin story based on the “Toy Story” franchise, the new Chris Hemsworth thriller “Spiderhead” and the feel-good golf movie “The Phantom of the Open.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN: 3 ½ STARS. “masterfully amiable performances.”

“Life is not an oyster,” says Maurice Flitcroft in “The Phantom of the Open,” a new feel-good film starring Mark Rylance and now playing in theatres. “It’s a barnacle.” It’s a rare moment of despair for the endlessly optimist man who followed his passions, in an unlikely journey to becoming a British folk hero.

Flitcroft, a 46-year-old crane operator I the same shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, England, where his father and grandfather worked, but after dabbling in painting, music and even stunt driving, he adopted the Oscar Wilde quote, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” as his mantra.

He encourages his wife Jean (Sally Hawkins), his stepson Michael (Jake Davies) and twins Gene and James (Christian and Jonah Lees) to go for it and live their dreams.

In 1976, facing unemployment, Flitcroft takes up golf with an eye toward playing in the oldest golf tournament in the world, the British Open. He’s never played before, but has determination, heart and a belief, “an open championship should be open to everyone.”

Unbelievably (although this is a true story) he qualifies and in the qualifying round scores a catastrophic 121, 49 over par, a record for worst score that has yet to be broken. British Open organizer Keith Mackenzie (Rhys Ifans) is outraged—”I want him banned from every club in the country!”— but the press love the plucky golfer’s underdog story and the public, both at home and abroad, embrace him as an inspiration. “Practice is the road to perfection,” he says.

“The Phantom of the Open” is as sweet as Flitcroft’s tea. He takes six sugars in every cuppa, and that sugar rush keeps him and the movie moving forward.

Falling in line with Brit, true-to-lie-feel-good movies like “Fisherman’s Friends,” “Eddie the Eagle” and “Calendar Girls,” or jovial television shows like “Ted Lasso,” this one is kept aloft by masterfully amiable performances from the cast led by Rylance and Hawkins.

Rylance practically beams light as the upbeat dreamer. What could have been a caricature of a whimsical fantasist is tempered by the actor’s considerable comedic skill as well as his ability to find the core of humanity in every character he plays. It would have been easy to play Flitcroft as a broad character with a head full of dreams and nothing more, but Rylance sees to it that we see the person not the farce.

“The Phantom of the Open” is kind of old fashioned, but contains solid laughs and dives deep to reveal the class prejudices the crane operator suffered as he pursued bis dream. Most importantly, it is about the importance of following your heart, no matter where it takes you, to find happiness.

CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

Richard speaks to “CTV News at Six” anchor Zuraidah Alman about the best movies and television to watch this weekend. This week we have a look at “Eternals,” the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana and “Finch,” a dystopian drama starring Tom Hanks and a robot.

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 23:52)

NEWSTALK 1010: BOOZE AND REVIEWS WITH RICHARD CROUSE ON THE RUSH!

Richard joins guest host Jim Richards and Jay Michaels of the NewsTalk 1010 afternoon show The Rush for Booze and Reviews! Today he talks about peanut butter flavoured rye, the strange history of the Long Island Iced Tea, one of the most dangerous drinks ever and reviews “Eternals,” “Finch” and “Spencer.”

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