Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Peggy Lu Written by: (also story) Kelly Marcel, (story) Tom Hardy, (Marvel’s Venom character created) Todd McFarlane and David Micheline Running Time: 97 mins CertL 15 Release date: 15th October 2021 The 2018 movie Venom was not great. Origins…

No Time To Die

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen Written by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (also story) Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and (based on the characters created) Ian Fleming Running Time: 163 mins…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Meng’er Zhang, Benedict Wong Written by: Andrew Lanham, (also screen story) Destin Daniel Cretton, Dave Callaham, (based on the Marvel comics) Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin Running Time: 132 mins Cert:12A Release date: 3rd September 2021 When I was an avid Marvel comic…

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Iko Uwais Written by: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse and (also story) Evan Spiliotopoulos Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th August 2021 Do you remember the 2009 movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? Or it’s sequel, the 2013…

Free Guy

Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taiki Waititi Written by: Zak Penn and (also story) Matt Lieberman Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th August 2021 Free Guy is unique in the world of blockbusters. It’s an original movie that’s not part of a franchise, a…

The Suicide Squad

Director: James Gunn Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joe Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, David Dastmalchian, Sylvester Stallone Written by: James Gunn Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 30th July 2021 The Suicide Squad is a movie that shouldn’t exist. After the disaster of David Ayer’s 2016 adaptation, Suicide…

Jungle Cruise

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti Written by: Michael Green (also story) Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, (story only) John Norville and Josh Goldstein Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th July 2021 Disney loves their theme park attractions. Not content with just allowing…

Black Widow

Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, William Hurt Written by: Eric Pearson, (story) Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson Running Time: 133 mins Cert: 12 Release date: 7th July 2021 It has been a long time coming, and I’m not talking about the original release of May 2020,…

The Tomorrow War

Director: Chris McKay Starring: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strzechowski, J.K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Jasmine Mathews Written by: Zach Dean Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 12 Release date: 2nd July 2021 As the schedules for cinemas gets more and more crowded, there are going to be some casualties. The gamble that movie companies have is…

Fast and Furious 9

Director: Justin Lin Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Charlize Theron Written by: (also story) Justin Lin, Daniel Casey, (story) Alfredo Botello and (based on the characters created) Gary Scott Thompson Running Time: 145 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 24th June 2021 It was twenty years ago…

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Director: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Written by: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th June 2021 Last week, I reviewed “Nobody”, an action film full of inventiveness and wit, and it was hugely enjoyable,…

Nobody

Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, RZA, Colin Salmon Written by: Derek Kolstad Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th June 2021 This film has probably the most accurate tagline since “In space, no one can hear you scream!” The line is “Never underestimate a…