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…

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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…

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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…

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Mile 22

⭐⭐ Mark Wahlberg’s elite veteran soldier, James Silva, is now part of the CIA’s Ground Branch group, a shadowy black ops team that swoop in to take control of dangerous situations when all other options have failed. His team are tasked with escorting defector Lo Noor on a 22 mile journey to safety. Noor is…

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

⭐⭐⭐ Based on the acclaimed 1973 young adult mystery novel by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls gets the Hollywood treatment with scaremonger Eli Roth on directing duties, multi-award-winner Cate Blanchett and Jack Black bringing the acting muscle whilst Owen Vaccaro takes the lead as Lewis Barnavelt. It’s 1955…

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King of Thieves

⭐⭐⭐ Inspired by the events of the Hatton Garden robbery of 2015, and not to be confused with last year’s The Hatton Garden Job, King of Thieves brings together some of Britain’s acting royal family to portray an allegedly more accurate representation of the notorious heist than last year’s offering. A group of old school…

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Marvel’s minuscule hero returns in the follow up to 2015’s Ant-Man, but this time there’s a sting in the tail as he’s paired up with Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, subsequently making this Ant-Man and the Wasp.  Set before the disintegrating events of Avengers: Infinity War with Thanos and his giant purple naughtiness, the threat here…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the sixth film in the high octane action franchise where the stakes and the stunts are continuously raised to keep up with the demands and visions of leading man, Tom Cruise. Christopher McQuarrie returns to the director’s chair, and is also on writing duty, as the pair piece together…

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Skyscraper

⭐⭐ Dwayne Johnson’s former Special Forces operative Will Sawyer is now a safety consultant brought in to independently assess the safety of The Pearl, Hong Kong’s, and indeed the world’s, tallest building coming in at just over 3000ft. When terrorists take over The Pearl, (for reasons not worth going into), set fire to it and…

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Swimming With Men

⭐⭐ Poor old Rob Brydon’s Eric is down on his luck. Stuck in a dead end job whilst his wife’s political career is flourishing, he convinces himself she’s having an affair. As his world begins to crumble he seeks solace from the one thing that provides him with a hint of comfort; swimming.  In the pool…

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