Month: October 2019

Doctor Sleep (15)

Director: Mike Flanagan Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyleigh Curran, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe, Zackary Momoh, Jacob Tremblay and Cliff Curtis ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Almost 40 years have passed since the Torrance family’s somewhat eventful stay in the Overlook Hotel, a place hiding dark secrets that eventually drove Danny’s (McGregor)…

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Black and Blue (15)

Director: Deon Taylor Starring: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Nafessa Williams, Deneen Tyler and James Moses Black ⭐⭐⭐ Set in a predominantly African-American suburb of New Orleans, gangs control the neighbourhoods and the police won’t respond to 911 calls unless one of their own, a blue, is in trouble. Army veteran,…

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The Addams Family (PG)

Directors: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Allison Janney ⭐⭐⭐ The Addams Family are just over 80 years old and with a colourful array of characters, and their quirky love of the macabre, are well and truly established as…

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Knives Out (12A)

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Noah Segan and Christopher Plummer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s the 85th birthday of hugely successful thriller author, Harlan Thromby (Plummer). Celebrating in his huge gothic mansion all sorts of colourful characters are in attendance, most…

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Le Mans ’66 (12A)

Director: James Mangold Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Ray McKinnon, Noah Jupe and Tracy Letts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ With Ford Motor Company’s sales in decline, Henry Ford II (Letts) is determined to appeal to America’s younger generation by making his cars more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, Ford are…

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Gemini Man (12A)

Director: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok and Ralph Brown ⭐⭐ Will Smith is Henry Brogan, an assassin with a very particular set of skills. After a job very nearly results in an innocent child being killed, he re-evaluates his life and decides…

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Judy (12A)

Director: Rupert Goold Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Bella Ramsey, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Royce Pierreson, Darci Shaw and Michael Gambon ⭐⭐⭐⭐ By the late 1960s, Hollywood had virtually shunned former starlet, Judy Garland (Zellweger). Having earned a reputation as being unreliable and unpredictable, her debts were spiralling out…

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Joker (15)

Director: Todd Phillips  Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Bill Camp and Marc Maron ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director Todd Philips, probably best known as the man in charge of The Hangover trilogy, brings a prequel, or origins story, all about Batman’s greatest nemesis, Joker. A stand-alone film away…

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