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…

Sing Street

Director: John Carney Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Kelly Thornton Written by John Carney Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th May 2016 We seem to be in a current nostalgic resurgence of the 80’s. We’ve had Eddie The Eagle, the anti-hero of ski jumping and we…