Deadpool

February 11th, 2016 by

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Director: Tim Miller Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller and Morena Baccarin Certificate: 16 Running Time 108 minutes Release Date: February 12th Every second day, it seems a new superhero franchise, crossover, spin-off, reboot, origin story or television series is announced. As the pile mounts, you could be forgiven for growing weary of the […]


Zoolander 2

February 11th, 2016 by

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Director: Ben Stiller Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Penelope Cruz Certificate: 15a Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: February 12th Fifteen years on and Derek Zoolander is back; his looks remain in place, his intelligence remains low but he is now a broken man, living in hiding, devastated by the death […]


A Bigger Splash

February 11th, 2016 by

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Director: Luca Guadagnino Cast: Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Mathias Schoenaerts Certificate: 15a Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: February 12th Self-destruction is often seen as an integral part of rock music. You put out a handful of great albums, and then implode. The people who complete this task, and join the twenty-seven […]


The Survivalist

February 11th, 2016 by

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Director: Stephen Fingleton  Cast: Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Andrew Simpson Certificate: 18 Running Time: 103 minutes Release Date: February 12th The survival of civilization is based on the collective strength of a series of vital, but ephemeral pillars, each of which holds up one specific part of society, and each, which helps support the other […]


Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

February 11th, 2016 by

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Director: Walt Becker Cast: Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney Certificate: G Running Time: 92 minutes Release Date: February 12th The chipmunks return. Alvin, Simon, Theodore, the trio of destructive deviants, born of the Sciuridae family, and whose allegiance is to the Marmotini’s Tamiina subtribe. Allied to Dave, the man who […]


Trumbo

February 5th, 2016 by

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Director: Jay Roach Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning and Louis C.K. Certificate: 15a Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: February 5th After Vietnam, a new trend arose in American cinema, born from the growing state of disillusionment towards the Cold War that was intensifying at the turn of the decade. From 1976 onward, […]


Goosebumps

February 4th, 2016 by

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Director: Rob Letterman Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush Certificate: PG Running Time: 103 minutes Release Date: February 5th For a lot of people, growing up and Goosebumps happily went hand in hand. Whether it meant leaving the telly on after the shows for younger kids were over, or rummaging past the Harry […]


Rams

February 4th, 2016 by

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Director: Grímur Hákonarson Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson and Charlotte Bøving Certificate: 15a Running Time: 93 minutes Release Date: February 5th The idea that the world is held together by sheep is not a popular theory, more a stray observation offered by Werner Herzog. Uninspiring almost without question, to claim that sheep hold such power is quite […]


Point Break

February 4th, 2016 by

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Director: Ericson Core Cast: Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Judah Lewis and Ray Winstone Certificate: 12a Running Time: 114 minutes Release Date: February 5th Sometime in the early noughties, film studios scrambled to capitalise on the success of The Matrix by commissioning any old rubbish that featured guys in leather running around and shooting guns in […]


Spotlight

January 29th, 2016 by

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Director: Tom McCarthy Cast: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup Certificate: 15a Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: January 29th One of the first things that strikes you about Spotlight is its incredible sense of place. You don’t have to be a frequent visitor to Boston […]


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

January 29th, 2016 by

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Director: Michael Bay Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini and David Costabile Certificate: 15a Running Time: 144 minutes Release Date: January 29th Michael Bay has said that 13 Hours is not a political movie. In his defence, he probably just saw the Battle of Benghazi as a plum opportunity to dish out his incoherent, […]


Youth

January 28th, 2016 by

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Director: Paolo Sorrentino Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda Certificate: 15a Running Time: Release Date: January 29th Paolo Sorrentino has never been a filmmaker who has been overly concerned with the structure of a traditional narrative. His films, particularly the four he has made in his native Italy with […]


The Big Short

January 21st, 2016 by

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Director: Adam McKay Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt Certificate: 15a Running Time: 130 minutes Release Date: January 22nd Early in The Big Short, stock trader Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) tells the audience that the entire financial system is designed so that ordinary people cannot comprehend it, the reason being so […]


The Assassin

January 21st, 2016 by

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Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Cast: Qi Shu, Chen Chang and Satoshi Tsumabuki  Certificate: Club Running Time: 105 minutes Release Date: January 2nd Whenever Quentin Tarantino re-emerges from the woodwork, you can bet there will be a swathe of cultural commentators scuttling up behind him, still harping on about how showing on-screen violence might, this time herald […]