Instant Family

Director: Sean Anders Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty Written by: Sean Anders and John Morris Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th February 2019 There aren’t that many movies about foster care, so Instant Family has to be commended…

Peter Rabbit

Director: Will Gluck Starring: James Cordon, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Sia, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley Written by: Will Gluck, Rob Lieber and (based on the characters and tales of “Peter Rabbit”) Beatrix Potter Running Time: 95 mins Cert: PG Release date: 16th March 2018 My late mother was a huge fan…

X-Men: Apocalypse

Director: Bryan Singer Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, Sophie Turner Written by: (also story) Simon Kinberg, (story) Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, and Dan Harris Running Time: 144 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th May 2016 There is a scene half-way through X-Men: Apocalypse,…

Bad Neighbours 2

Director: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Kiersey Clemons, Lisa Kudrow, Selena Gomez Written by: Nicholas Stoller, Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, (also based on the characters created) Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 6th May 2016 Those who are…

Spy

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Jude Law, Alison Janney, Bobby Cannavale Written by: Paul Feig Running Time: 12o mins Cert: 15 Release date: 5th June 2015 I was beginning to worry a little about Melissa McCarthy’s career. What started out as promising in her scene stealing role in Bridesmaids,…

Annie

Director: Will Glick Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Written by: Will Glick, Aline Brosh McKenna, (based on the stage play book) Thomas Meehan and (based on the comic strip) Harold Gray Running Time: 115 mins Cert: PG Release date: 20th December 2014 I went into the modern revamp of Annie with…

Bad Neighbours

Director: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jerrad Carmichael. Written by: Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd May 2014 Is it me? Did I miss the point? Miss something fairly obvious? Bad Neighbours has been getting generally decent reviews,…

Insidious: Chapter 2

Director; James Wan Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Ty Simpkins, Steve Coulter Written by: Leigh Whannell and (story) James Wan Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th September 2013 Over the past few weeks my heart has been lifted by the current crop of horror films. You’re Next took…

The Internship

Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Max Minghella, Josh Brener Written by: Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th July 2013 I know there will be a bunch of critics who will turn up their noses at The Internship. They will call…

The Place Beyond The Pines

Director: Derek Cainfrance Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne. Written by Derek Cainfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marden Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 12th April 2013 Some reviews are very hard to write because you don’t want to give too much away and yet you…

I Give It A Year

Director: Dan Mazar Starring: Rose Byrne, Anna Faris, Ralf Spall, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Colman. Written by: Dan Mazar Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8 February 2013 Regular readers will know that the genre I struggle with the most (apart from terrible modern horrors) are romantic comedies. They always…