Big Hero 6, 07/11/14
Disney’s latest animated adventure delivers plenty of laughs, thrills and a lot fun too, but it’s hard not to see it as a step-down from the likes of Frozen or, indeed, The Incredibles. Baymax is a truly phenomenal character, and ensures the movie has plenty of heart.
Christopher Nolan (Inception) pulls off yet another mind-bending and visually stunning experience. Although the concept is a tad overbearing, a fantastic lead performance from Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) provides the heart to match the visuals.
The Imitation Game, 14/11/14 (UK)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) delivers an Oscar-worthy turn as the conflicted, asocial genius who won World War II for the allies. Mortem Tyldum (Headhunters) handles Turing’s legend beautifully, while the the supporting cast are all very impressive as well.
Review coming soon.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, 21/11/14
Director Francis Lawrence (Constantine) and star Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) return for a decent third instalment in the wildly popular Hunger Games franchise. Despite starting off slowly, the momentum gradually builds towards a fantastic finale.
Horrible Bosses 2, 28/11/14
Re-uniting the incredibly likeable trio of leads from Horrible Bosses, director Sean Anders (That’s My Boy) takes over the reigns to deliver a comedy sequel that lives up to the first movie in terms of laughter, and includes a stellar turn from Chris Pine (Into The Woods).
Paddington, 28/11/14 (UK)
Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) teams-up with Harry Potter producer David Heyman to bring Michael Bond’s Paddington to life in this charming if unoriginal live-action adaptation that delivers plenty of ‘warm and fuzzies’ to the cold winter holiday season.