Life

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson Director: Daniel Espinosa Running Time: 104 mins Synopsis: A group of astronauts based on the ISS take on board the first soil extracts from Mars. In amidst the remnants is the first evidence of life. A small bacterial microbe that upon further examination takes on a startling growth…

Beauty and the Beast

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Director: Bill Condon Running Time: 129 mins Synopsis: A live-action retelling of the 1991 Disney animation, centring on young Belle (Watson) in a French village who goes in search of her missing father. Finding him locked up in a mysterious castle she comes upon a hideous Beast (Stevens), and…

Free Fire

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson Director: Ben Wheatley Running Time: 91 mins Synopsis: It is the 70s, two groups meet in a deserted warehouse to trade guns for money. The IRA, led by Murphy and Michael Smiley have brought the dough, whilst the guns are represented by Copley and his hired muscle played…

Movie Shots: Down in One!

A return at last to my movie news round-up. We have a solid collection of trailers, news, and pics for your perusal. Enjoy! Edgar Wright has finally returned. Baby Driver is the first ever action musical, soundtracked by a typically eclectic Wright song collection. Ansel Elgort stars as Baby, a getaway driver who suffers from…

Kong: Skull Island

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Running Time: 118 mins Synopsis: It’s 1973, the Vietnam War has just ended and thanks to the development of new satellite imagery a mysterious hidden island in the Pacific has been discovered. An expedition mounted by John Goodman’s researcher and former SAS operative James…

Trespass Against Us

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal Director: Adam Smith Running Time: 104 mins Synopsis: Amongst the Traveller community Chad (Fassbender) and his father Colby (Gleeson) are notorious outlaws responsible for a series of large scale thefts. Chad, however, is seeking to remove himself and his family from this unpredictable life, and settle into something…

Fences

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson Director: Denzel Washington Running Time: 133 mins Synopsis: Pittsburgh sanitation worker Troy (Washington) once dreamed of Major League baseball stardom, but his age counted against him. Trying to be a good husband and father, he finds his failure to attain glory eating at him, and makes a decision…

Get Out

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Catherine Keener Director: Jordan Peele Running Time: 104 mins Synopsis: Chris (Kaluuya) and Rose (Williams) have reached the dating milestone of meeting the parents. Nervous over whether her parents will find his skin colour an issue are put to the wayside thanks to their accommodating ways. But some increasingly disturbing discoveries…

A Cure for Wellness

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Issacs, Mia Goth Director: Gore Verbinski Running Time: 146 mins Synopsis: Ambitious young executive Lockhart (DeHaan) is sent to retrieve his missing CEO from a health clinic in the Swiss Alps, but what he finds there is mysterious doctors, odd patients and a helluva lot of eels! You cannot fault A…

Fist Fight

Starring: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Jillian Bell Director: Richie Keen Running Time: 91 mins Synopsis: Weak willed pushover teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is facing the last day of school term with the potential of losing his job due to staff cutbacks. Seeing an opportunity to save his skin, he gets fellow teacher Ron Strickland (Cube)…