The Suicide Squad

Director: James Gunn Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joe Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, David Dastmalchian, Sylvester Stallone Written by: James Gunn Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 30th July 2021 The Suicide Squad is a movie that shouldn’t exist. After the disaster of David Ayer’s 2016 adaptation, Suicide…

Widows

Director:  Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall Written by: Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen and (based on ‘Widows’) Lynda La Plante Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 6th November 2018 It’s been five years since British…

Fences

Director: Denzel Washington Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson Written by: (based on the play “Fences”) August Wilson Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th February 2017 Transferring stage plays to film are always a tricky thing to do. What does a director do? Should they…

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayers Starring : Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Joe Kinnaman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne Written by: David Ayers and (based on the comic book) John Ostrander Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 5th August 2016 With Marvel seeming to rule the roost when it comes to superhero…

Get On Up

Director: Tate Taylor Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Craig Robinson Written by: (also story) Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and (story) Steven Baigelman Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st November 2014 Flavour of the month in terms of cinematic genres is the biopic. There doesn’t…

Prisoners

Director: Denis Villenuve Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Running Time: 152 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 27th September 2013 It must be terrible for a parent to have their child abducted. The mental anguish involved, as you cling onto hope must…

Beautiful Creatures

Director: Richard LaGravenese Starring: Alice Englert, Aiden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum Written by: Richard LaGravenese, (novel) Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th February 2013 I openly admit to going into Beautiful Creatures with great trepidation. Now that Twilight has turned its lights off for…