Dumbo

Director: Tim Burton Starring: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Roshan Seth, Lars Eidinger Written by: Helen Aberson, Ehren Kruger and (based on the novel) Harold Pearl Running Time: 112 mins Cert: PG Release date: 29th March 2019 There is a scene during Steven Spielberg’s chaotic comedy…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Director: Mike Mitchell Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, Stephanie Beatriz, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell Written by: (also story) Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and (story) Matthew Fogel Running Time: 106 mins Cert: U Release date: 8th February 2019 I’ve had a mixed relationship with…

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier Written by: Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, (also screen story) Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, (based on the Marvel comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Running Time:…

The Founder

Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardinelli, Laura Dern, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Justin Randell Brooke. Written by: Robert Siegel Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th February 2017 One thing that surprised me about watching The Founder was that McDonald’s allowed the film to be…

The Lego Batman Movie

Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cena, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Zack Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, Conan O’Brien, Billy Dee Williams, Channing Tatum Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington, (also story) Seth Grahame-Smith, (Batman created) Bob Kane, Bill Finger, (Superman created) Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Running Time: 104 mins Cert: U…

Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery,  Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci. Billy Crudup Written by: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy Running Time: 128 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th January 2016 Spotlight is a rarity. An adult film dealing with a lurid and shocking subject matter that never…

Minions

Directors: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin Starring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush. Written by: Brian Lynch, (based on the characters created) Sergio Pablos, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio Running Time: 91 mins Cert: U Release date: 26th June 2015 Some films you go and…

Birdman

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: West End 26th December 2014 Nationwide 1st January 2015 It’s not often that you enter a cinema to see a film and…

Need For Speed

Director: Scott Waugh Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek Written by: George Gatins and (story) John Gatins Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th March 2014 Here’s my review of Need For Speed. “Vhrooom! Vhroom! Screech! Vhroom! Crash! Screech!” That’s the whole sum of…

Robocop

Director: Jose Padilha Starring: Joe Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel Written by: Joshua Zetumer, (also original 1987 screenplay) Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 7th February 2014 If there was one film I wasn’t looking forward…