Month: October 2018

Stan & Ollie

It’s hard to think of two names that go as well together as Laurel and Hardy. Two iconic entertainment legends both born in the 19th century and yet still adored by millions in the 21st. It’s also surprising that a film about these pioneers hasn’t been attempted before, but it’s here now and the rather daunting task…

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Quirky director’s Joel and Ethan Coen return to the big screen, and their first feature made for a streaming service, with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a bonanza of six mini-movies all originating from the American frontier coming to select cinemas and Netflix in November. Part musical, part comedy and part drama, a razor-sharp script…

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Widows

After a heist goes wrong, four women are left to deal with the consequences of their husband’s actions whilst struggling to come to terms with the devastating grief and circumstances that follow. A debt is owed to aspiring and ruthless politician Jamal Manning and subsequently the ladies reluctantly team up to form an unlikely alliance and…

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A Star Is Born

Inspired by the acclaimed 1976 film A Star Is Born starring Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, Bradley Cooper’s contemporary directorial debut sees his very own ageing country music star, Jackson Maine, discover Lady Gaga’s wannabe singer, Ally, taking her under his wing to kickstart her career. As she shines, his star begins to fade and he…

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Johnny English Strikes Again

A sophisticated cyber attack has revealed the identities of all current undercover secret agents working for MI7 and as their sky falls around them the UK’s only option is to recall some of their retired agents back to active duty to ensure tomorrow never dies. Under the spectre of continued attacks, enter Rowan Atkinson’s Johnny English,…

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Venom

Based on the character from Marvel comics but, apparently, a standalone film separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom features Tom Hardy as maverick investigative journalist Eddie Brock tasked with interviewing Riz Ahmed’s shadowy philanthropist Carlton Drake. Drake is concerned with mankind’s wasteful ways and the damage being caused to our planet, and so obsesses with living…

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