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PADDINGTON 2 (2017)
Starring Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi. Directed by Paul King.

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

REVIEWS Paddington 2 - Trust and bear-lieve, it’s a paw-fect sequel

HAMPSTEAD (2017)
Starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins, Simon Callow, Alistair Petrie and Elizabeth Conboy. Directed by Joel Hopkins.

Set in Hampstead Village, London, home to the beautiful Heath, a quiet piece of countryside in the middle of the metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath is American widow Emily Walters, who can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her finances or even her son. Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald, who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now his lifestyle is under threat as property developers use heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something gentle and alluring about Donald.

REVIEWS Hampstead - Don't even bother

ALONE IN BERLIN (2017)
Starring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt, Katharina Schüttler, Louis Hofmann, Rafael Gareisen, Hildegard Schroedter, Ernst Stötzner and Godehard Giese. Directed by Vincent Pérez.

Berlin, 1940. Working class couple Otto and Anna Quangel receive the news that their only son has lost his life on the battlefield. They decide to resist the Nazi regime in their very own way, risking everything to try and turn the tide on German support for the cause.
ASSASSIN’S CREED 3D (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.

REVIEWS Assassin's Creed - Another video game fails to translate to the big screen

SUFFRAGETTE (2015)
Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Romola Garai. Directed by Sarah Gavron.

the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.

REVIEWS Suffragette - Standing on the shoulders of heroes

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, George Pollard, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson and Jordi Molià. Directed by Ron Howard.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. 'Heart of the Sea' reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

REVIEWS In the Heart of the Sea - No whale of a tale
In The Heart Of The Sea - Uninspiring

CALVARY (2014)
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen and Dylan Moran. Directed by John Michael McDonagh.

Father James Lavelle is a good man intent on making the world a better place, but he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. One day, his life is threatened during confession, and the forces of darkness begin to close in around him.

REVIEWS Calvary - Perceptions of faith

THE SMURFS 2 3D (2013)
Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Christina Ricci, Katy Perry, Brendan Gleeson, Sofia Vergara and Alan Cumming. Directed by Raja Gosnell.

The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world's greatest sorcerer. There's no Paris landmark that Gargamel won't exploit in his quest, so it's up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue Smurfette! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?

REVIEWS The Smurfs 2 - For the kids only

THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS 3D (2012)
Starring Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Brian Blessed, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Lenny Henry, Martin Freeman and Russell Tovey. Directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt.

REVIEWS The Pirates! Band of Misfits - For the kids only
The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Red carpet with Hugh Grant

SAFE HOUSE (2012)
Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Joel Kinnaman, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Fares Fares and Jenna Dover. Directed by Daniel Espinosa.

REVIEWS Safe House - Original cat-and-mouse action

ALBERT NOBBS (2011)
Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Pauline Collins, Brendan Gleeson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Mark Williams and James Greene. Directed by Rodrigo García.

REVIEWS Albert Nobbs - The thinker

IN BRUGES (2008)
Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy, Thekla Reuten, Jordan Prentice, Elizabeth Berrington, Jérémie Renier, Mark Donovan and Eric Godon. Directed by Martin McDonagh.
28 DAYS LATER (2002)
Starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Christopher Dunne, Emma Hitching, Alexander Delamere, Kim McGarrity, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns and Justin Hackney. Directed by Danny Boyle.

REVIEWS 28 Days Later - ...15 years later

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