Dumb and Dumber To

December 19th, 2014 by

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Directors: The Farrelly Brothers Cast: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Certificate: 15a Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: December 19th Twenty years has past since the release of the first Dumb and Dumber and in that time has anyone been really anticipating a sequel? Don’t get me wrong I’m pretty sure that they are some very […]


Unbroken

December 19th, 2014 by

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Director: Angelina Jolie Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney and Garret Hedlund Certificate: 12a Running Time: 137 minutes Release Date: December 26th Sometimes you don’t have to try very hard for your film to be any good. Given the life story of Louis Zamperini – Olympic record-breaker, sent off into World War II, crash-landing […]


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 9th, 2014 by

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Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch Certificate: 12a Running Time: 144 minutes Release Date: December 12th Well, that’s that. With a combined length that would just about cover a long-haul flight to New Zealand, Peter Jackson can finally put Middle Earth to rest. Even […]


St. Vincent

December 9th, 2014 by

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Director: Theodore Melfi Cast: Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Terence Howard and Chris O’Dowd Cerfticate: 12a Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: December 5th It’s a testament to the power of Bill Murray that St. Vincent works so well. The premise is as familiar and threadbare as the lead character’s favourite dive bar, […]


Men, Women and Children

December 2nd, 2014 by

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Director: Jason Reitman Cast: Adam Sandler, Rosemary DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Jennifer Garner, Ansel Elgort, Travis Tope, Olivia Crociccha, Elena Camporis and the voice of Emma Thompson Certificate: 16 Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: December 5th As we’re sure you know; the internet is more than just a portal on which to read insightful […]


Black Sea

December 2nd, 2014 by

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Director: Kevin MacDonald Cast: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Michael Smiley Certificate: 15a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: December 5th Despite being intrinsically cinematic, submarine-set movies are rarely found in modern cinema; the most recent examples that come to mind include U-571 (2000), Below (2002) or K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), and the […]


Paddington

November 27th, 2014 by

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Director: Paul King Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonnevile, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman Certificate: G Running time: 95 mins Release date: November 28th In the immediate wake of Transformers 4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, many may be suffering from a cynical preparation to write off any re-adaptations of treasured childhood properties. As such, they are most […]


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

November 22nd, 2014 by

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Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymor Hoffman Certificate: 12a  Running Time: 123 minutes Release Date: November 21st Ah, the curse of the “Part One” syndrome that has afflicted modern cinema’s literature adaptations. Did the last Twilight movie really need to […]


The Homesman

November 21st, 2014 by

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Director: Tommy Lee Jones Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Miranda Otto, John Lithgow, James Spader, Meryl Streep Certificate: 15A Running Time: 122 min Release: November 21st Set in the Old West, The Homesman tells the story of a petty criminal (Tommy Lee Jones) who owes a debt to a farmer (Hilary Swank) who saved his life. In […]


Standby

November 14th, 2014 by

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Director: Rob and Ronan Burke Cast: Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré Certificate: 15a Running Time: 83 minutes Release Date: November 14th Sad sack Alan (Brian Gleeson) is going through a rough patch. He had been recently stood up at the altar and has found himself working alongside his mother in a tourist information office in […]


The Drop

November 13th, 2014 by

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Director: Michaël R. Roskom Cast: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaert and John Ortiz  Certificate: 15a Running Time: 106 minutes Release Date: November 14th Cousin Marv’s is one of the many bar in a neighbourhood in Brooklyn that operates as a drop bar, where criminals stash their money. The bar is owned by a […]


The Imitation Game

November 12th, 2014 by

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Director: Morten Tyldum Cast: Benedict Comberbatch, Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode Certificate:  Running Time: 114 minutes Release Date: November 14th The Imitation Game is surprisingly watchable. Personally speaking, the prospect of watching yet another costume drama with all of those actors who are in all of the other period pieces is about as appealing as an extra […]


Interstellar

November 7th, 2014 by

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Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Jessica Chastain, David Gyasi and Bill Irwin Certificate: 12A Running Time: 169 minutes Release: November 7th With the Earth slowly dying a team of astronauts, led by pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), is recruited to explore a mysterious wormhole, with the hope of finding […]


Mr. Turner

November 1st, 2014 by

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Director: Mike Leigh Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Dorothy Atkinson, Lesley Manville Cert: 12A Runtime: 149 minutes Release: October 31st Mr. Turner opens with a lengthy tracking shot of two women strolling and making casual, good-natured conversation in Dutch against a shaggy but near-unremarkable countryside backdrop which almost as an aside, is being rendered […]