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Tomb Raider

Director: Roar Uthaug Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West & Walter Goggins Rating: 12A Duration: 118 minutes Release date: 16 July (UK) Video game to film adaptations have not had the easiest of rides. It all started back in the summer of 1993 when some bright spark thought that adapting the Super Mario. Bros was a … Continue reading Tomb Raider

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Red Sparrow

Director: Franis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton & Jeremy Irons Rating: 15 Duration: 140 minutes Release date: 9 July (UK) Taut, suspenseful spy films seem to be a thing of the past. Much like the cold war scenarios that give life to Red Sparrow, films of its ilk are a rare breed, found as … Continue reading Red Sparrow

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Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay

Director: Sam Liu Starring: Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams & C.Thomas Howell Rating: 15 Duration: 86 minutes Release date: 16 April (UK) It’s been two years since DC brought us the miserable and forgettable Suicide Squad. Their live action attempt was an example of everything that was, and still is, wrong with the DCEU. And in … Continue reading Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay

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Daddy’s Home 2

Director: Sean Anders Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg & Mel Gibson Rating: 12A Duration: 98 minutes Release date: 19 March (UK) Some films don’t need a sequel, and yet sometimes we get one anyway. Daddy’s Home did its job and made people laugh, and the result of this is that it made enough money for … Continue reading Daddy’s Home 2

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Only The Brave

Director: Joseph Kosinski Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller & Jeff Bridges Rating: 12 Duration: 129 minutes Release date: 12 March (UK) As far as true-life stories go, Only the Brave is a remarkable one. The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew who tackle wildfires across America, is the sort of enthusiastic chest … Continue reading Only The Brave

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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

Director: Sam Liu Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter & Anthony Head Rating: 15 Duration: 78 minutes Release date: 5 February (UK) Continuing DC’s recent trend of animated films based upon popular graphic novels comes Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. Pitting Batman against Jack the Ripper in 19th Century Gotham is an idea that works really well … Continue reading Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth & Mark Strong Rating: 15 Duration: 141 minutes Release date: 29 January (UK) The first Kingsman film was an unbridled joy. The way in which it would send up the po-faced seriousness of Daniel Craig and Sean Connery’s James Bond in favour of the more goofy Roger … Continue reading Kingsman: The Golden Circle

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mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem & Ed Harris Rating: 18 Duration: 121 minutes Release date: 22 January (UK) It would take someone with the mind of Darren Aronofsky to create a film like mother! I truly am loathe to think of anyone else who would be able to form an idea for … Continue reading mother!

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American Assassin

Director: Michael Cuesta Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch Rating: 18 Duration: 111 minutes Release date: 15 January (UK) Based upon the novel of the same name, American Assassin is a film stuck somewhere between Jason Bourne and John Wick. Attempting to keep a balance between stark realism and over the top violence, … Continue reading American Assassin

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Leatherface

Director: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury Starring: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor & Finn Jones Rating: 18 Duration: 90 minutes Release date: 8 January (UK) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise is an odd one indeed. Beginning with a film that bottled lightning with its raw terror and unhinged psychopathic family determined to fuck shit up, it … Continue reading Leatherface

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