Little Women

Director: Greta Gerwin Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Carrel Written by Greta Gerwin and (based on the novel) Louisa May Alcott Running Time: 135 mins Cert: U Release date: 26th December 2019 If 2019 is to…

Last Christmas

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Lydia Leonard, Rita Arya, Ansu Kabia, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver Written by: Bryony Kimmings, (also story) Emma Thompson and (story) Greg Wise Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 Ten minutes into Last Christmas, I worked out the ‘twist’….

Blinded By The Light

Director: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nell Williams, Nikita Mehta, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor and (inspired by the words and music) Bruce Springsteen Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 9th August 2019 Gurinder Chadha is one…

Aladdin

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Megahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie Running Time: 128 mins Cert: PG Release date: 22nd May 2019 Hot on the tailcoats of Tim Burton’s re-imagination of Disney’s Dumbo, now comes another animated movie that has been…

Long Shot

Director: Jonathan Levine Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogan, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ravi Patel, Andy Serkis, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgard, Randall Park Written by: Liz Hannah and (also story) Dan Sterling Running Time: 125 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd May 2019 Hold the front page! Seth Rogan stars in a new comedy…

Eighth Grade

Director: Bo Burnham Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael, Catherine Oliviere Written by: Bo Burnham Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th April 2019   Growing up can be hard and we, as adults can often forget that. As a middle-aged man,…

Fisherman’s Friends

Director: Chris Foggin Starring: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, Sam Swainsbury, Maggie Steed Written by: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th March 2019 In 2010 a musical phenomenon occurred. A group of fishermen from a small Cornish village…

Fighting With My Family

Director: Stephen Merchant Starring: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Jack Lowden, Julia Davis, Stephen Merchant Written by: Stephen Merchant Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th February 2019 The story goes that Dwayne Johnson while filming in London, was in his hotel room when he came across a…

Green Book

Director: Peter Farrelly Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne Written by: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th January 2019 You can always tell it’s awards seasons, as the film companies release their “issues” films, movies…

Stan and Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arlanda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Susy Kane, Roger Ringrose Written by: Jeff Pope Running Time: 97 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th January 2019 There is no denying that Laurel and Hardy were the greatest comedy double act that Hollywood ever produced….

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…

Creed II

Director: Steven Caple Jr. Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Florian ‘Big Nasty’ Munteanu, Russell Hornsby, Wood Harris Written by: Juel Taylor, (also based on the characters created) Sylvester Stallone, (story) Cheo Hodari Coker, Sascha Penn and (based on the characters created) Ryan Coogler. Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A…