Angel Has Fallen

Director: Ric Roman Waugh Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Huston, Nick Nolte, Piper Perabo, Tim Blake Nelson, Lance Reddick, Frederick Schmidt Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Roman Waugh, (story and based on characters created) Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt Running Time: 121 mins Cert; 15 Release date; 21st…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Directors: Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Misty Copland Written by: Ashleigh Powell, (suggested by the short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”) E.T.A. Hoffman and (suggested by the “Nutcracker Ballet”) Marius Petipa Running Time: 99 mins…

Going In Style

Director: Zach Braff Starring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Dillon, Peter Serafinowicz, John Ortiz, Joey King Written by: Theodore Melfi and (based on the 1979 story) Edward Cannon Running Time: 96 mins Cert; 12A Release date:  7th April 2017 Going In Style, a remake of the 1979 comedy caper starring…

Ben-Hur

Director: Timur Bekmambetov Starring: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbæk, Sofia Black-D’Elia Written by: Keith R. Clarke, John Ridley and (based on the novel) Lew Wallace Running Time: 125 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 9th September 2016 There is a very famous review of the Charlton Heston 1959 version of Ben-Hur that…

Now You See Me 2

Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Jessie Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplin, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman Written by: (also story) Ed Solomon, (story) Pete Chiarelli, (based on the characters created) Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th July 2016 Now You See Me was…

London Has Fallen

Director: Babak Najafi Starring: Gerald Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell Written by: Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John, (also story and based on the characters created) Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt Running Time: 99 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd March 2016 At last! A comedy that is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. A film…

Ted 2

Director: Seth MacFarlane Starring: Mark Walhberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfield, Morgan Freeman,  Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones Written by: Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and (also based on the characters created) Seth MacFarlane. Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th July 2015 They say familiarity breeds contempt. This is quite possibly the…

Last Knights

Director: Kazuaki Kiriya Starring: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cliff Curtis Written by: Michael Konyves and Dove Sussman Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th April 2015 A snowy backdrop where it never seems to end with the constantly falling white stuff. The clanking of metal against metal. Men walking in slow motion while…

Lucy

Director: Luc Besson Starring: Scarlet Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt Written by: Luc Besson Running Time: 89 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd August 2014 Luc Besson is the king of nonsensical, popcorn fodder action films. He knows exactly what works to keep an undemanding audience happy: a story that edges…

Transcendence

Director: Wally Pfister Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser Written by: Jack Paglen Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 25th April 2014 It is official. Transcendence is a total flop, both financially and critically. Having been universally panned, the audience in the States have…

The Lego Movie

Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Starring: (Voices) Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman, Alison Brie, Jonah Hill Written by: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller (story) Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman Running Time: 100 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th February 2014 I have to start by giving you a word of warning…

Last Vegas

Director: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenbergen Written by: Dan Fogelman Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd January 2014 Having big names in one movie can sometimes point to disaster, so I entered Last Vegas with a little trepidation. I needn’t have because what…