Search

Film & Cinema

Julietta

Pedro Almodovar returns to the screen in Julieta, based on short stories by Nobel prize winner Alice Munro.

Europe
David Brent

The Hunts Post has teamed up with Cineworld to give away four pairs of tickets for Huntingdon and St Neots Cineworld.

United Kingdom
childhood of a leader

Childhood of a Leader, starring Berenice Bejo, Robert Pattinson and Liam Cunningham, is not easy, but you rise to the challenge.

France
David Brent ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais brings his infamous David Brent to the big screen in a film that shockingly works

Pete's Dragon

Pete’s Dragon is the perfect feel-good family film, with plenty of moments that will pull on the heartstrings of adults and children alike.

Wiener Dog

Weiner Dog has a more than capable class, but won’t change the reputation of Todd Salanz

Mike and Dave

Two bad girls pretend to be good girls in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates to get a free holiday in Hawaii.

Nancy (Blake Lively) in Columbia Pictures' THE SHALLOWS.

Slickly shot The Shallows has no feeling of jeopardy, lacking the rough and ready nature of quality horror

Video: Do you believe in dragons?

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Movie Still from Pete's Dragon.  Photo: Submitted

Pete’s Dragon (PG): Do you believe in dragons? You certainly will by the conclusion of David Lowery’s charming fantasy adventure, which reworks the beloved 1977 Disney musical of the same title as a rip-roaring story of devotion between an orphaned boy and his mythical protector.

Suicide Squad is the latest in the line of summer big budget flops. Picture: Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Entertainment.

The flaws in Suicide Squad are all exactly as you’d fear them to be. Basically it’s too early to make this film, probably about a decade too early.

Sweet Bean

Directed by Naomi Kawase, Sweet Bean is classical Japanease cinema without the over dramatics

Sid and . Picture: Allstar/Cinetext/New Line.

I don’t accept this view that this was a great doomed romance, but it’s the story it knows how to tell, and it does it with humour, grim realism and poetic flourishes.

A re-imagining of Disney's cherished family film, PETE'S DRAGON is the story of Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon. Picture: Disney.

The revival of the 1977 film stars Oakes Fegly, Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford.

Suicide Squad (15)

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Suicide Squad Cast. Photo: PA

It’s good to be bad in David Ayer’s action-packed fantasy based on the anarchic DC Comics super-villains of the same name.

United States

Finding Dory (U)

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Finding Dory

How can you remember you have a family if you have short-term memory loss?

Ellen Degeneres voices the forgetful fish in Finding Dory. Picture: Disney Pixar.

Finding Dory follows the traditional definition of a sequel – rehash what worked the first time and change just enough for it not to be a remake.

Laura Albert created J.T. LeRoy.

Film tells the story of Laura Albert’s creation of J.T. LeRoy, a 13 year old, drug addicted, son of a prostitute, gender confused child author

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne. Picture: Universal Pictures.

Matt Damon returns as a multi-faceted killer but remains without personality

America
Film Still from Star Trek Beyond. Pictured: John Cho plays Sulu, Anton Yelchin plays Chekov, Karl Urban plays Bones, Chris Pine plays Kirk, Zachary Quinto plays Spock and Simon Pegg plays Scotty. Picture: PA Photo/Paramount Pictures.

Dedicated to Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak accident in June, and Leonard Nimoy, the third instalment of the rebooted Star Trek is a familiar conflation of past and future present that fails to set its phasers to stun.

Greek film Chevalier follows six men on a luxury Aegean boat trip

In Chevalier, six successful men on a luxury Aegean boat trip end up in the ultimate contest.

Ab Fab

Despite a littering of celebrity cameos, Absolutely Fabulous The Movie doesn’t quite live up to its title, or the millions of pounds taken in box office figures.

Twitter
Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker

The film focuses on a really thin sliver of time in the mid sixties when Baker (Ethan Hawke) was trying to clean up his act and romance Jenny (Carmen Ejogo), his co-star in a never completed film about his life.

In Disney's fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.

Full of charm and cheek, but just a bit lacking compared with Roald Dahl’s book

London

Ghostbusters (12A)

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wii and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters.

A gender swap gives life to this 80s reboot.

Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wii and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

Half-hearted female remake of 80s movie isn’t a travesty but leads don’t fill the boots of original cast

Eastern Edge Theatre Company, set up by Charlie Pittman, rehearse new musical Bridge Over Oblivion. It's being staged at the New Wolsey Studion July 6-7. Photos: Contributed.

A brand new, full length musical written and performed entirely by local students sees its debut this evening at the New Wolsey Studio as part of the Open Stages season.

The Legend of Tarzan (12A)

Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Legend of Tarzan. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros

It’s been almost 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs’ muscular protector of the jungle swung into action on the big screen in the swaggering form of silent movie actor Elmo Lincoln but now the King of the swingers is heading back into the jungle.

Belgium
The Legend of Tarzan. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Warner Bros

Stylish stylized Tarzan reboot channels elements of Batman franchise but doesn’t hang together.

Belgium
An installation shot of David Bowie Is. Picture: David Bowie Archive/Victoria and Albert Museum

One of David Bowie’s great gift was spotting trends and seeing the way the wind was blowing before anyone else, a facility he retained right up till his death at the beginning of January 2016, taking his leave of us at the start of a truly horrendous year.

London
The Secret Life Of Pets.

Based around the eight or so hours that animals are left to their own, often chaotic devices, this eye-popping New York City-based animation comes from Illumination Entertainment, the creative group who brought Minions to life.

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley star in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Picture: David Appleby

In the interest of fairness and balance: I’ve never seen an episode of Absolutely Fabulous.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Photo: David Appleby

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as Edina and Patsy as Absolutely Fabulous reaches the big screen.

BBC
Elisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth is a drama about two friends who don’t like each other.

Central Intelligence

The Rock is an inspired choice as a Disney princess inside a Terminator’s shell in Central Intelligence.

Notes on Blindness

In 1983 the theologian John Hull went blind just before the birth of his second child.

Most Read

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 16°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up