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…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Director: Ol Parker Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Cher, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia. Written by: (Also story) Ol Parker, (story) Richard Curtis, (also based on the original musical) Catherine Johnson, (originally conceived) Judy Craymer Running Time: 114 mins Cert: PG Release date: 20th…

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…

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Francis Barber, Leanne Best, Tom Brittney Written by: Matt Greenhalgh and (based on the memoirs) Peter Turner Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 15 Release date:  17th November 2017 For most people, Gloria Grahame is a name they may never…

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton Written by: Simon Farnaby, Paul King and (based on Paddington Bear) Michael Bond. Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 10th November 2017 Sequels this year haven’t been…

Brooklyn

Director: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Glascott Written by: Nick Hornby and (based on the novel) Colm Toibin Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 6th November 2015 In a time of superheroes, super spies and super blockbusters, Brooklyn, with its old-fashioned style and approach,…

Paddington

Director: Paul King Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whithaw, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent. Written by: Paul King and (based on the books) Michael Bond Running Time: 95 mins Cert: PG Release date: 28th November 2014 Having spent the year in utter despair at the quality of populist entertainment produced by…

One Chance

Director: David Frankel Starring: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, Mackenzie Crooks Written by: Justin Zackham Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 25th October 2013 Recently we have had a host of biopic: Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate, Diana in Diana and now the one we’ve all been waiting for…Paul…

Brave

Directors: Mark Andrew, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell. Voices: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson. Written by: Mark Andrew, Steve Purcell, Irene Mecchi and (also story) Brenda Chapman. Running Time: 100 mins Cert: PG Release date: 13th August 2012 Those of you who read my reviews on…