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…

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,…

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Director: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Written by: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th June 2021 Last week, I reviewed “Nobody”, an action film full of inventiveness and wit, and it was hugely enjoyable,…

Tenet

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine Written by: Christopher Nolan Running Time: 149 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th August 2020 The movie that could save cinema is here. After months in the wilderness from returning to a darkened auditorium, nothing was going to stop me from sitting and…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Elton John, Michael Gambon, Hanna Alstrom Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Running Time: 141 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th September 2017…

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

Director: D.J. Caruso Starring: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Toni Collette, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann, Samuel L. Jackson Written by: Rich Wilkes and (based on the characters created) F. Scott Frazier Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th January 2017 Back in 2002, I attended the UK…

Jason Bourne

Director: Paul Greengrass Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed Written by: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse and (based on the characters created) Robert Ludlum Running Time: 123 mins Cert; 12A Release date: 27th July 2016 Bourne is back! Not the lacklustre replacement on from The Bourne Legacy but…

Spectre

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautisa, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw Written by: Jez Butterworth, (also story) John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and (based on the characters created) Ian Fleming Running Time: 148 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th October 2015 From the…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella, Mark Hamill Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th January 2015 Take one part James Bond, a sprinkle…

Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Feinnes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan and (based on the characters created by) Ian Fleming. Running time: 143 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th October 2012 Let me get this right out of the way….