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'71 - A True Story

Millennial Movie Review

Millennial ****1/2

Jack O’Connell as protagonist Gary Hook

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All the way back in October I ventured to the cinema in the UK(I was there on an exchange program). 615 more words


The Theory of Hollywood's Imitation Game

For those interested in the high-profile-biopic genre, the past summer at the movies would have been  the place for you. Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Jack O’Connell each play a talented mathematician/physicist/athlete, who face tremendous challenges in the form of The Nazi Enigma code/Motor Neurone disease/Japanese POW guards, but ultimately beat the odds and survive to become a persecuted homosexual/genius/ war hero. 861 more words

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Unbroken (2014)

D: Angelina Jolie / 137m

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, Luke Treadaway, C.J. Valleroy

As a young child, Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Valleroy) is always getting into trouble, whether it’s through stealing or drinking. 1,109 more words


Unbroken (2014)

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. 893 more words

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Starred Up

Starred Up is the phrase used for juvenile offenders who are transferred to an adult prison in the UK. This term is used for Eric Love (Jack O’Connell), a troubled and violent young man who arrives at the prison and struggles to control his temper. 175 more words


Jack O'Connell and the Vanishing 20-Year-Old Star

Leonardo DiCaprio was a film superstar in his teens. Monty Clift, Brando and James Dean were legends by 27. But in 2014, Jack O’Connell was the only under-30 leading man outside the YA ghetto to anchor a $100 million movie. 33 more words

Seventy One

“’71” is an action thriller film set in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1971, directed by Yann Demange.

Young British Army soldier, Private Gary Hook (Jack O’ Connell – “Unbroken”, “This Is England”), having just finished his training, is sent to Belfast with his unit during the early years of “The Troubles”, having been told that this is on an emergency basis because of the deteriorating security situation there. 344 more words