Encanto

Directors: Byron Howard, Jared Bush and (co-director) Charise Castro Smith Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jessica Darrow Written by: (also story) Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, (story) Byron Howard, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Running Time: 102 mins Cert: PG Release date: 24th November 2021 The 60th animated…

Eternals

Director: Chloe Zhao Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok, Harish Patel Written by: Chloe Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, (also screen story) Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo and (based on the Marvel comics) Jack Kirby Running Time: 157 mins Cert:…

Dune

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skargard, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista Written by: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth and (based on the novel Dune) Frank Herbert Running Time: 156 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st October 2021 Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, Dune,…

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…

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Starring: LeBron James, Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis Written by: Jesse Gordon, Celeste Ballard, (also story) Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, (based on the movie “Space Jam”) Thomas Harris, Steve Rudnick, Herschel Weingrod and Leo Benvenuti Running Time: 115 mins Cert: U Release date: 16th July…

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,…