Morbius

When I was a child, reading Marvel comics in the seventies, I discovered horror comics with a sense of controversy. Not being allowed to watch horror films due to my age, this was the only chance to get close to scares. Morbius, the Living Vampire, was one such comic character who was originally a villain…

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Director: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Mark Rylance, Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Ben Shenkman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Written by: Aaron Sorkin Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2 October 2020 The Trail of the Chicago 7 is a courtroom drama based on the real case brought by the US…

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…