The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Director: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, Richard E. Grant, Yuri Kolokolnikov Written by: Tom O’Connor Running Time: 118 mins Cert; 15 Release date: 17th August 2017 I am a bit of a sucker when it comes to buddy buddy movies, that sub genre that fits…

Atomic Blonde

Director: David Leitch Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsden, Toby Jones, Sofia Boutella, James Faulkner, Roland Moller, Bill Skarsgard Written by: Kurt Johnstad, (based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City”) Anthony Johnson and Sam Hart Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th August 2017 If 2017…

Annabelle: Creation

Director: David F. Sandberg Starring: Anthony LaPaglia. Miranda Otto, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Stephanie Sigman, Samara Lee, Mark Bramhall Written by: (also based on the characters created) Gary Dauberman Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 11th August 2017 Over the past few weeks, I have been watching 70’s horrors, ranging from Richard Attenborough’s…

The Emoji Movie

Director: Tony Leondis Starring: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara Written by: Mike White, (also story) Tony Leondis and Eric Siegel Running Time: 86 mins Cert: U Release date: 4th August 2017 Animation is going through a renaissance of late. The rise of Pixar,…

Maudie

Director: Aisling Walsh Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Keri Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose, Billy MacLellan Written by: Sherry White Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th August 2017 As is traditional at this time of year, among the heavy hitters of the summer blockbusters, there is always a small scale movie that…

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Director: David Soren Starring: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Knoll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, Dee Dee Rescher Written by: Nicholas Stoller and  (based on the epic novels) Dav Pilkey Running Time: 89 mins Cert: U Release date: 24th July 2017 As I waited for the screening of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, I…

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Director: Luc Besson Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Sam Spruell, Rutger Hauer Written by: Luc Besson, (based on the comic book series “Valerian and Laureline” ) Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd August 2017 Luc Besson is a…

The Big Sick

Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham Written by: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th July 2017 The Big Sick hardly sounds like a crowd pleasing title for a romantic comedy. Yet if…

Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy Written by: Christopher Nolan Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st July 2017 It is no surprise that when Christopher Nolan has a new film out, the cinematic world goes crazy. He is…

Cars 3

Director: Brian Fee Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry The Cable Guy, Arnie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt Written by: Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich, (original story) Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Running Time: 102 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th July 2017…

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn,  Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer Written by: Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves, (based on the characters created) Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 11th July 2017 Who would have thought that a remake of…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier Written by: Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, (also screen story) Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, (based on the Marvel comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Running Time:…