The Amazing Spider-Man 2

April 16th, 2014 by

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Director: Marc Webb Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field Certificate: 12a Running Time: 142 minutes Release Date: April 16th A trend has emerged in comic book adaptations that has seen what on the surface look like bold choices when it comes to choosing directors. TV directors and […]


Calvary

April 11th, 2014 by

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Director: John Michael McDonagh Cast:  Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Dylan Moran and Aiden Gillen Certificate: 15a Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: April 11th Calvary begins on just about the tensest opening scene in film history. Claustrophobically boxed into a confessional, an intrusive close-up lingers on Father James Lavelle as he’s told courtly […]


The Raid 2

April 10th, 2014 by

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Director: Gareth Evans Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Julie Estelle Certificate: 18 Running Time: 150 min Release: April Indonesian actioner The Raid came out of nowhere in 2011 to give the stale action genre a shot in the arm – and a fist in the face. Combining clammy suspense with breathless martial arts action, it […]


The Double

April 3rd, 2014 by

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Director: Richard Ayoade Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Kobna Holbrook-Smyth Certificate: 16 Running Time: 93 Minutes Release Date: April 4th According to Irish folklore should you encounter your doppelganger in the morning then good fortune is just around the corner; however should you encounter them in the evening then bad times and possibly […]


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

March 28th, 2014 by

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Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Cast: Chris Evan, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Shaw, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson Certificate: 12a Running Time: Release Date: March 26th The beauty of Marvel’s cinematic universe is that it’s not just the cast who get to play dress up; established brands have allowed a myriad of directors to make […]


Muppets Most Wanted

March 28th, 2014 by

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Director: James Bobin Cast: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell Certificate: G Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: March 28th You have to admire their furry front. Given the huge success of the last Muppets movie (essentially a reboot), a sequel was inevitable but […]


20 Feet From Stardom

March 27th, 2014 by

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Director: Morgan Neville Starring: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill Certificate: 12a Running time: 91 mins Release date: March 28th When Morgan Neville began researching for his Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, he was stunned by the dearth of pre-existing material on back-up singers in the music industry. With no books or previous […]


Yves Saint Laurent

March 21st, 2014 by

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Director: Jalil Lespert Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlottle le Bon, Nikolai Kinski Running time: 106 min Certificate: 15A Release: 21st Union regulations state that film reviewers must only wear clothes that bear the Fruit of the Loom logo. What do we know about fashion? We’re into deep focus, we love a good mise-en-scène, we’ve […]


Under the Skin

March 19th, 2014 by

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Director: Jonathan Glazer Cast: Scarlett Johansson Certificate: 15a Running Times: 108 minutes Release Date: March 14th Glazer’s first film in about nine years is simply unclassifiable; it is a science fiction film but it is also a contemporary drama and an unashamed art-house flick. It’s not heavy on plot but then it’s purpose does not […]


The Zero Theorem

March 15th, 2014 by

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Director: Terry Gilliam Cast: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges Running time: 106 mins Cert: 15A Release date: March 14th Director Terry Gilliam completes a 29-year cycle with the release of Zero Theorem, presented as the final instalment of a dsytopian trilogy which began with 1985′s Brazil and continued with 1996′s Twelve Monkeys. Although entertaining and visually captivating, […]


300: Rise of an Empire

March 7th, 2014 by

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Director: Noam Murro Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson, Jack O’Connell and Lena Headey Certificate: 16 Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: March 7th Frank Miller likes stories about men: bearded men, grizzled men, battle worn men, world weary men and men with one good last fight in them. It’s been the […]


The Grand Budapest Hotel

March 7th, 2014 by

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Director: Wes Anderson Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray  Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson and Tony Revolori Certificate: 15a Running Time: 99 minutes Release Date: March 7th Wes Anderson’s eight and finest […]


Non-Stop

February 27th, 2014 by

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Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong’o Certificate: 12A Running Time: 106 minutes Release Date: February 28th Blame Taken. We whooped and hollered when Liam Neeson, Ballymena brogue and all, cut a bloody swathe through France back in 2008 but boy, we’re paying for it now. […]


The Lego Movie

February 14th, 2014 by

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Directors: Phil Lord and Chris Miller Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell,  Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Alison Brie, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Charlie Day Certificate: G Running Time: 100 minutes Release Date: February 14th There’s something inherently cynical about using a toy range as the basis for a movie. Sure, blockbusters inevitably lead […]