Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Peggy Lu Written by: (also story) Kelly Marcel, (story) Tom Hardy, (Marvel’s Venom character created) Todd McFarlane and David Micheline Running Time: 97 mins CertL 15 Release date: 15th October 2021 The 2018 movie Venom was not great. Origins…

The Addams Family 2

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler Written by: Ben Queen, Susanna Fogel, (also story) Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and (based on the characters created) Charles Addams Running Time: 93 mins Cert: PG Release date:…

No Time To Die

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen Written by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (also story) Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and (based on the characters created) Ian Fleming Running Time: 163 mins…

The Many Saints of Newark

Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Michael Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Corey Sroll Written by: Lawrence Konner and (also based on characters created) David Chase Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd September 2021 The Sopranos was a smash-hit TV series that ran from 1999…

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Director: Jonathan Butterell Starring: Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Shobna Gulati, Sharon Horgan Written by: Tom MacRae, (based on the stage musical) Jonathan Butterell and Dan Gillespie Sells Running time: 117 mins Cert: 12 Release date 17th September 2021 There seems to be a cinematic musical resurgence. Already this year, we…

Respect

Director: Liesl Tommy Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Kimberley Scott, Mary J. Bligh Written by: (also story) Tracey Scott Wilson and (story) Callie Khouri Running Time: 145 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th September 2021 Biopics of legends in music are a hard thing to pull off….

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Meng’er Zhang, Benedict Wong Written by: Andrew Lanham, (also screen story) Destin Daniel Cretton, Dave Callaham, (based on the Marvel comics) Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin Running Time: 132 mins Cert:12A Release date: 3rd September 2021 When I was an avid Marvel comic…

Candyman

Director: Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams Written by: Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld, (based on the film ‘Candyman’) Bernard Rose and (short story ‘The Forbidden’) Clive Barker Running Time: 15 Cert: 15 Release date: 27th August 2021 Legend has it that he will come if…

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Samara Weaving, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Iko Uwais Written by: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse and (also story) Evan Spiliotopoulos Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th August 2021 Do you remember the 2009 movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? Or it’s sequel, the 2013…

Reminiscence

Director: Lisa Joy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu Written by: Lisa Joy Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th August 2021 One thing that upsets me as a film fan is seeing a movie with so much potential, just never gelling. Reminiscence is one…

The Courier

Director: Dominic Cooke Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright Written by: Tom O’Connor Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th August 2021 How many of you have ever heard of Greville Wynne? It seems incredible that in the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War and particularly…

Free Guy

Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taiki Waititi Written by: Zak Penn and (also story) Matt Lieberman Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th August 2021 Free Guy is unique in the world of blockbusters. It’s an original movie that’s not part of a franchise, a…