Western Stars

Directors: Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimmy Starring: Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa Running Time: 83 mins Cert: PG Release date: 28th October 2019 It is rumoured that Bruce Springsteen, on seeing the film that used his songs, Blinded By The Light, that The Boss decided to direct his own film. Alongside longtime director Thom Zimmy, we…

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Bennett, Tate Donovan Written by: Lee Hall Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd May 2019 Coming off the tailcoats of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that didn’t work for me, now comes Rocketman,…

Aladdin

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Megahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie Running Time: 128 mins Cert: PG Release date: 22nd May 2019 Hot on the tailcoats of Tim Burton’s re-imagination of Disney’s Dumbo, now comes another animated movie that has been…

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…

Bohemian Rhaspody

Director: Bryan Singer (and Dexter Fletcher) Starring: Remi Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers Written by: (also story) Anthony McCarten and (story) Peter Morgan Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 24th October 2018 I was very fortunate to be at Wembley Stadium…

A Star Is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramon, Dave Chappelle, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Williams, Brandi Carlile Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, (based on a story) William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, (based on the 1954 screenplay) Moss Hart, (based on the 1976 screenplay) John Gregory Dunne,…

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…

The Greatest Showman

Director: Michael Gracey Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Keala Settle Written by: Bill Condor and (also story) Jenny Bicks Running Time: 105 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th December 2017 Entering into The Greatest Showman, we are offered visual delights and plenty of razzamatazz. Like the…

Beauty And The Beast

Director: Bill Condor Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewen McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Stanley Tucci Written by:  Stephen Chbosky and  Evan Spiliotopoulos. Running Time: 129 mins Cert: PG Release date: 17th March 2017 When La La Land was sweeping the boards at every award ceremony this…

Sing

Director: Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Targon Egerton,  Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders Written by: Garth Jennings Running Time: 108 mins Cert: U Release date: 27th January 2017 Having endured the eternally happy-clappy Trolls, the thought of another musical animation based around a singing…

La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemary DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Tom Everett Scott Written by: Damien Chazelle Running Time: 128 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th January 2017 Sometimes, just sometimes, Hollywood gets the timing absolutely right. In a time of uncertainty and despair within the world, how perfect…

Moana

Directors: Ron Clement, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jermain Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk Written by: Jared Bush, (story) Ron Clement, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kendell and Jordan Kendell Running Time: 107 mins Cert: PG Release date: 2nd December…