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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR

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DOCTOR STRANGE: IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Sam Raimi.
INFINITE (2021)
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Sophie Cookson, Dylan O'Brien, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Jason Mantzoukas and Rupert Friend. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (2019)
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, David Gyasi, Jenn Murray, Kae Alexander and Fernanda Diniz. Directed by Joachim Rønning.

A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after 'Maleficent', in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

REVIEWS Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - Disney still have some magic left in them

THE LION KING (2019)
Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and Eric André. Directed by Jon Favreau.

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother - and former heir to the throne - has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

REVIEWS The Lion King - A catastrophic and soulless remake of a Disney classic

MARY MAGDALENE (2018)
Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Tahar Rahim, Hadas Yaron, Charles Babalola, Tsahi Halevi and Shira Haas. Directed by Garth Davis.

The story of Mary Magdalene - from the Academy Award producers of The King's Speech. Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

REVIEWS Mary Magdalene - A tedious reframing of an important female religious icon

DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen. Directed by Scott Derrickson.

The story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

REVIEWS Doctor Strange - Pure magic
Benedict Cumberbatch turns 40

TRIPLE 9 (2016)
Starring Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Clifton Collins Jr, Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer and Gal Gadot. Directed by John Hillcoat.

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

REVIEWS Triple 9 - Clever idea translates to a forgettable thriller

SECRET IN THEIR EYES (2015)
Starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Lyndon Smith, Michael Kelly and Ross Partridge. Directed by Billy Ray.

A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray and Jess, along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess’s teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered.
THE MARTIAN 3D (2015)
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover. Directed by Ridley Scott.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

REVIEWS The Martian: Extended Edition - A comprehensive release of Ridley Scott's sci-fi marvel
The Martian - I will survive!

HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (2014)
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawie, John Boyega, Joseph Mawle, Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwenu, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Babou Ceesay. Directed by Biyi Bandele.

The stories of four people struggling to survive during the fight to establish an independent republic inNigeria. Olanna and Kainene areglamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the "revolutionary professor" Odenigbo and Kainene is a fiercely successful businesswoman who falls in love with Richard, an English writer. A sweeping romantic drama, the film follows the sisters and their lovers on their harrowing journey to survive the crippling civil war. It is powerful story of family, loss and love that will touch everyone's heart.

REVIEWS Half Of A Yellow Sun - Love, war and justice

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2014)
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen.

Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, 12 Years a Slave tells of Northrup's tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The inspiring story follows his desperate struggle to return home to his family.

REVIEWS 12 Years A Slave - The dark, raw side of life

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