Tolkien

Director:  Dome Karukoski Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Gibson, Anthony Boyle, Tom Glynn-Carney, Pam Ferris Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd May 2019 J.R.R. Tolkien is possibly the most significant fantasy writers in the world. His books The Hobbit and…

The Dark Tower

Director: Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley, Claudia Kim Written by: Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkler, Anders Thomas Jenkins and (based on “The Dark Tower” novels) Stephen King Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th August 2017 According to my partner, The Dark…

The Great Wall

Director: Yimou Zhang Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jang, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Hanyu Zhang, Lu Han, Kenny Lin Witten by: Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy, (story) Max Brooks, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskowitz Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 17th February 2017 When acclaimed director Yimou Zhang is behind the…

Warcraft: The Beginning

Director: Duncan Jones Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown Written by: Duncan Jones and  Charles Leavitt (based on the Blizzard computer games, Warcraft) Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th May 2016 Fantasy films and stories are something I find very hard to relate…

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lily, Lee Pace Written by: Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro and (based on the book) J.R.R. Tolkien Running Time: 144 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th December 2014 It has been 13 years since…

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Directors: Dean DeBlois. Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller Written by Dean DeBlois and (based on the book series “How To Train Your Dragon”) Cressida Cowell Running time: 102 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th July 2014 How To Train Your Dragon was a surprise hit for…

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry Written by: Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro and (based on the novel The Hobbit) J.R.R Tolkien Running Time: 161 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th December 2013 Can you…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett Written by: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo Del Toro and (book) J.R.R. Tolkien Running Time: 169 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th December 2013 Sometimes reviewing a film that has already had so much written…