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…

Sicario 2: Soldado

Director: Stefano Sollima Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine, Shea Whigham Written by: Taylor Sheridan Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th June 2018 Back in 2015 came a thriller that no one was expecting would become one of the most highly respected…

Sherlock Gnomes

Director: John Stevenson Starring: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ozzy Osbourne, Ashley Jensen, Mary J. Bligh, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson Written by: Ben Zazove, (story) Emily Cook, Kathy Greenberg, (story and based on characters created) Andy Riley, Kevil Cecil, (characters created) Rob Sprackling, John…

A Quiet Place

Director: John Krasinski Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon Russom Written by: John Krasinski, (also story) Bryan Woods and Scott Beck Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 6th April 2018 One of my complaints about modern horrors is that they rely too much on the quiet-loud school…

The Girl On The Train

Director: Tate Taylor Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson and (based on the novel) Paula Hawkins Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 5th October 2016 Sisters are doing it for themselves. This has definitely been the year when females…

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Director:  Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach Written by: Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin and (based on the characters created) Evan Daugherty Running Time: 114 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th April 2016 Back in 2012, one of my first reviews here was for…

Sicario

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal Written by: Taylor Sheridan Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th October 2015 Any film that comes lauded with praise from critics and a film poster covered with 5 star comments is kind of heading for…

Into The Woods

Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Tracey Ullman Written by: (also musical) James Lapine and (musical) Stephen Sondheim Running time: 125 mins Cert: PG Release date: 9th January 2015 Take one of Broadway’s foremost musical king’s shows, with Disney backing and directed by the man…

Edge Of Tomorrow

Director: Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry Written by: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and (based on the novel “All You Need Is Kill”)Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th May 2014 Ever had that feeling you’ve been somewhere or done something…

Looper

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano. Written by Rian Johnson Running time: 118 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th September 2012 Time travel thrillers are incredibly hard to get right. You have to be able to fill the blanks in without leaving too many holes or questions…

The Five-Year Engagement

Director: Nicholas Stroller Starring: Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans. Written by: Jason Segal and Nicholas Stroller Running time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd June 2012 The last time actor Jason Segal worked with director Nicholas Stoller, they gave us the enormously enjoyable Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The co-writing duo…