Stan and Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arlanda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Susy Kane, Roger Ringrose Written by: Jeff Pope Running Time: 97 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th January 2019 There is no denying that Laurel and Hardy were the greatest comedy double act that Hollywood ever produced….

Colette

Director: Wash Westmoreland Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Denise Gough, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ray Panthaki, Arabella Weir Written by: Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and (also story) Richard Glatzer Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th January 2019 The #MeToo campaign has really taken a huge effect in the filmmaking world. You…

Life Itself

Director: Dan Fogelman Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner Written by Dan Fogelman Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th January 2019 Life Itself is written and directed by Dan Fogelman, whose track record for his creations is…

The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, James Smith, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer White Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2019 Yorgos Lanthimos is a director willing to try different angles on what could be conventional storytelling. With…

Welcome To Marwen

Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monae, Eliza Gonzales, Conrad Coates, Neil Jackson Written by Robert Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st January 2019 Welcome To Marwen is one of those films that looks intriguing but when you get past the…

Holmes and Watson

Director: Etan Cohen Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Mcdonald, Rob Brydon, Pam Ferris, Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Lauren Lapkus Written by: Etan Cohen and (Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson created) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th December 2018 It never pleases me to…

Mary Poppins Returns

Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson Written by: (also screen story) David Magee, (screen story) Rob Marshall, John DeLuca and (based upon the “Mary Poppins” stories) P.L. Travers Running Time: 130 mins Cert: U Release date: 21st…

Bumblebee

Director: Travis Knight Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Pamela Adlon, Jason Drucker, Stephen Schneider. Written by: (also story) Christina Hodson (based on the characters created) Hasbro. Running Time: 114 mins Cert: PG Release date: 24th December 2018 If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that…

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahersala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Zoe Kravitz, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine Written by: Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, (Miles Morales created) Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, (Spider-Man created), Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, (comic characters created) David…

Creed II

Director: Steven Caple Jr. Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian ‘Big Nasty’ Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris Written by: Juel Taylor, (also based on the characters created) Sylvester Stallone, (story) Cheo Hodari Coker, Sascha Penn and (based on the characters created) Ryan Coogler. Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A…

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Directors: Phil Johnston and Rich Moore Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill Written by: (also story) Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon, (story) Rich Moore, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad and (additional story material) Kelly Younger Running Time: 112 mins Cert: PG Release…

The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Director: Fede Alvarez Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Convery, Claes Bang Written by: Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, Steven Knight, (based on the novel) David Lagercrantz and (with characters introduced in the Millenium series) Stieg Larsson Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 21st November 2018 Stieg Larsson’s…