In A World

September 12th, 2013 by

Director: Lake Bell Cast: Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Rob Corddry Running Time: 93 minutes Certificate: 16 Regardless of what you may think of HBO’s Girls or Lena Dunham, it’s wonderful to see how mainstream television and cinema is becoming more and more accepting of female directors and writers. It’s a long […]


The Hangover Part III

May 23rd, 2013 by

Director: Todd Phillips Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifinakis, Ken Jeong Running Time: 100 minutes Release Date: May 23 Certificate: 18 It’s a general rule of thumb that a third entry into a franchise—a threequel, if you will—rarely trumps what came before. There are more than enough examples to highlight the point; Return of […]


Promised Land

April 19th, 2013 by

Director: Gus Van Sant Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook Running Time: 106 minutes Certificate: 15A Release: April 19 “Message” films are something of a rarity in modern cinema. When you consider films like The China Syndrome, Erin Brockovich or, to a lesser extent, Michael Clayton, the key factor is that they […]


The Frames: In The Deep Shade

April 17th, 2013 by

Director: Conor Masterson Cast: Glen Hansard, Graham Hopkins, Joe Doyle, Rob Bochnik, Colm Mac Con Iomaire Certificate: N/A Running Time: 87 minutes Release Date: April 19 By and large, music documentaries will only work if one of two clauses are met—either the viewer is a fan of the music or artist(s) in question, or there’s […]


Jack the Giant Slayer

March 21st, 2013 by

Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eleanor Tomlinson Certificate: 12A Running Time: 114 mins Release Date: March 22 3D: Skip it Bryan Singer has had a strange career. When you look at his beginnings, namely The Usual Suspects, there was a feeling that anything was possible. It was smartly directed, intelligently […]


The Hardy Bucks Movie

February 22nd, 2013 by

Director: Mick Cockayne Cast: Martin Maloney, Chris Tordoff, Owen Colgan Certificate: 15A Running Time: 90 minutes Release Date: February 22nd In their first feature-length film, comedy troupe Hardy Bucks are moving well and truly beyond our borders. Set during the disastrous Euro 2012 in Poznan, Eddie Durkan, Buzz, French-Toast and Viper Higgins set off to […]


Mama

February 21st, 2013 by

Director: Andres Muschetti Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier Certificate: 15 Runninig Time: 100 minutes Release: 22 February Horror movies featuring creepy children—girls, specifically—are common currency. Mama, the debut feature by Andres Muschetti, does nothing to buck this trend. Under the guidance of Guillermo Del Toro, he’s crafted an unoriginal horror with a few […]


Hitchcock

February 6th, 2013 by

Director: Sacha Gervasi Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel Certificate: 12A Running Time: 99 minutes Release: Feb 8th There’s nothing to suggest that Anthony Hopkins has been resting on his laurels. His body of work, stretching back almost thirty years, has seen him in some questionable films—Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula immediately coming […]


Trouble with the Curve

November 28th, 2012 by

Director: Robert Lorenz Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman Running time: 111 minutes Certificate: 12A Release: November 30th It’s a shame to see a talent like Clint Eastwood so visibly deteriorate and in such public fashion like he has over the past six months. From his embarrassing performance at the Republican National […]


Taken 2

October 2nd, 2012 by

Director: Olivier Megaton Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Certificate: 16 Running Time: 91 minutes Release Date: October 4th Ten years ago, you’d have never considered the possibility of Liam Neeson starring in a balls-out action movie. Given the body of work that has come before—namely Schlinder’s List, Nell and Rob Roy—it seems strange […]


Shut Up and Play the Hits

September 5th, 2012 by

Director: Dylan Southern & Will Lovelace Cast: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman, Reggie Watts Certificate: N/A Running Time: 108 minutes Release Date: September 7th Concert films in recent memory have, by and large, rarely see theatrical release. Most are bundled with a deluxe-edition of an album or sold separately to time with the release of said […]


The Watch

August 24th, 2012 by

Director: Akiva Schaffer Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Billy Crudup Certificate: 16 Running Time: 102 mins Release Date: 24th August Given the fact that Ben Stiller’s recent output has been family-friendly fare such as Madagascar 3 and Little Fockers, one could be forgiven for thinking that The Watch, with its 16 […]


The Lorax

July 20th, 2012 by

Director: Chris Renaud Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift Certificate: G Running Time: 86 minutes Release: 20 July Adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ work have been cropping up with increased frequency as of late. This year marks the author’s 108th birthday, and with The Lorax, we can see that his message and themes […]


Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

June 29th, 2012 by

Directors: Steve Martino & Mike Thurmeier Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah Certificate: TBC Running Time: 94 min Release: 29 June Ice Age 4 marks ten years since the first film in the animated franchise, and unfortunately it offers nothing new, especially for those already familiar with the series. Once again the […]