The Good Liar

Director Bill Condon Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russel Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Michael Culkin. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and (based on the novel) Nicholas Searle Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th November 2019 There is a theory in movie making that you can have the best…

Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw

Director: David Leitch Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Eiza Gonzalez, Eddie Marsan, Cliff Curtis, Eliana Sua Written by: Drew Pearce, (also story) Chris Morgan and (based on the characters created) Gary Scott Thompson Running Time: 135 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st August 2019 Let’s face it, 2019 has…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Directors: Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Misty Copland Written by: Ashleigh Powell, (suggested by the short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”) E.T.A. Hoffman and (suggested by the “Nutcracker Ballet”) Marius Petipa Running Time: 99 mins…

Collateral Beauty

Director: David Finkel Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore Written by: Alan Loeb Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th December 2016 Christmas time! A time to be jolly! That’s one thing you won’t feel if you view Collateral Beauty, a mawkish,…

Eye In The Sky

Director: Gavin Hood Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Northam, Monica Dolan Written by: Guy Hibbert Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th April 2016 There are not many films when a scene involving buying bread can have you literally gripping your armrest, yet this is one of…

Trumbo

Director: Jay Roach Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Ladd, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Turyk, Louis C.K., Ellie Fanning, John Goodman Written by: John McNamara and (based on the book) Bruce Cook Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 5th February 2016 Trumbo is a curious movie. Telling the story of one of Hollywood’s best…

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Director: Lasse Hallstrom Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe. Written by: Steven Knight and (based on the novel) Richard C. Morais. Running Time: 122 mins Cert: PG Release date: 5th September 2014 Earlier this year we had Chef, a film that was pretty much food porn. Well…

Red 2

Director: Dean Parisot Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee Written by: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, (based on the characters created by) Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd August 2013 The mildly successful 2010 action comedy RED was a…

Monsters University

Director: Dan Scanlon Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Sean Hayes, Nathan Fillion. Written by: Daniel Gerson, Dan Scanlon and Robert L. Baird. Running Time: 104 mins Cert: U Release date: 12th July 2013 I am a huge fan of Monsters Inc. I don’t think there are many who aren’t….

Hitchcock

Director: Sacha Gervasi Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlet Johansson, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel. Written by: John J. McLaughlin and (based on his book) Stephen Rebello. Running time:98 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th February 2013 Isn’t it typical? You wait for a film about Alfred Hitchcock to come along and like buses, two come…