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…

Palm Springs

Director: Max Barbakow Starring: Adam Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher, Meredith Hagner Written by: Andy Siara and (story only) Max Barbakow Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th April 2021 The time loop has become a popular premise used in cinema. Back To The Future Part II used it heavily; Groundhog…

21 Bridges

Director: Brian Kirk Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan and (also story) Adam Mervis Running Time: 99 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd November 2019 I have a soft spot for cop thrillers, whether they be the…

The Snowman

Director: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbough, J.K.Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloe Sevigny, Toby Jones, Jonas Karlsson Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan, Soren Svistrup and (based on the novel) Jo Nesbo Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th October 2017 I hate it when I go into a film that…

La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemary DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Tom Everett Scott Written by: Damien Chazelle Running Time: 128 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th January 2017 Sometimes, just sometimes, Hollywood gets the timing absolutely right. In a time of uncertainty and despair within the world, how perfect…

Zootropolis

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons, Don Lake Written by: (also story) Jared Bush, Phil Johnston, (story) Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Josie Trinidad, Jim Reardon, Jennifer Lee and (additional story material) Dan Fogelman Running Time: 108 mins Cert: PG Release date:…

Kung Fu Panda 3

Directors: Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh Starring: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogan, David Cross, Kate Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lucy Liu, James Hong Written by:  Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger Running Time: 95 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th March 2016 As I sat watching the third installment of the tale of a…

Terminator Genisys

Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Matt Smith Written by: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier, (based on the characters created) james Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. Running Time: 125 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd July 2015 It’s been six years since the last Terminator film, Terminator: Salvation…

Whiplash

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K.Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang Written by: Damien Chazelle Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th January 2014 When Whiplash first appeared at last year’s Sundance festival, it started receiving enormous critical acclaim. Sometimes this can cause the film to be a disappointment…

The Rewrite

Director: Marc Lawrence Starring: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Chris Elliott, Bella Heathcote, Annie Q Written by: Marc Lawrence Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th October 2014 If bland was an object, it would be The Rewrite, a pointless, ordinary, unoriginal romantic comedy that sees the return of Hugh…

Dark Skies

Director: Scott Stewart Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kaden Rockett, J.K. Simmons Written by: Scott Stewart Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd April 2013 There are several things to learn when watching trailers: they are made to make a film look inviting and interesting and they have all the best…