Get Out

Director: Jordan Peele Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, LilRel Howery. Written by: Jordan Peele Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 15 Release date:  17th March 2017 It takes a writer or director of some considerable talent to take an oft-trodden genre and inject a new lease of…

Beauty And The Beast

Director: Bill Condor Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewen McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Stanley Tucci Written by:  Stephen Chbosky and  Evan Spiliotopoulos. Running Time: 129 mins Cert: PG Release date: 17th March 2017 When La La Land was sweeping the boards at every award ceremony this…

Kong: Skull Island

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, John Ortiz, Tian Jing, Toby Kebbell Written by: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly and (story) John Gatins Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 9th March 2017 The giant monkey boy is back! Since Hollywood…

Logan

Director: James Mangold Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eriq La Salle Written by: Scott Frank, Michael Green and (also story) James Mangold Running Time: 137 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2017 For 17 years, one of Marvel’s most popular characters, The Wolverine, has…

Shut In

Director: Farren Blackburn Starring: Naomie Watts, Oliver Platt, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, Crystal Balint, Alex Braunstein, David Cubitt Written by: Christina Hodson Running Time: 91 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 24th February 2017 Shut In follows a long line of thrillers that use being trapped or locked in a building as a backdrop for scares,…

20th Century Women

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwin, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann, Alison Elliott, Thea Gill Written by: Mike Mills Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th February 2017 It’s been six years since writer and director Mike Mills gave us the delightful yet moving Beginners, based on his own…

The Great Wall

Director: Yimou Zhang Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jang, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han, Kenny Lin Witten by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy, (story) Max Brooks, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskowitz Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th February 2017 When acclaimed director Yimou Zhang is behind the…

John Wick: Chapter 2

Director: Chad Stehelski Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Franco Nero, Laurence Fishburne, Claudia Gerini, John Leguizamo. Written by: (based on the characters created) Derek Kolstad Running Time: 122 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 17th February 2017 Back in 2014, John Wick was the surprise sleeper hit of that year, a full-on…

Fifty Shades Darker

Director: James Foley Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes. Written by: Niall Leonard and (based on the book) E.L. James Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 10th February 2017 Ah, you cannot beat a love story to melt your…

Hidden Figures

Director: Theodore Melfi Starring:  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kristen Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell Written by: Theodore Melfi, Allison Schroder and (based on the book) Margot Lee Shetterly Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th February 2017 Watching Hidden Figures, the tale of the black…

Moonlight

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Alex Hibbert, Anston Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janella Monae Written by: Barry Jenkins and (story) Tarell Alvin McCraney Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 17th February 2017 It is universally accepted that when a film is depicting the struggles of a young black man living in a…

The Founder

Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardinelli, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke. Written by: Robert Siegel Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th February 2017 One thing that surprised me about watching The Founder was that McDonald’s allowed the film to be…