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THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2021)
Starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, John Cena, Michael Rooker, Joel Kinnaman, Daniela Melchior and Flula Borg. Directed by James Gunn.

Welcome to hell - a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out - even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favourite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave... and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them - all of them.
CATS (2019)
Starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Laurie Davidson, Mette Towley, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Tom Hooper.

REVIEWS Cats - No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat

FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW (2019)
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Eddie Marsan, Stephanie Vogt, David Mumeni, Axel Nu and Lampros Kalfuntzos. Directed by David Leitch.

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs, a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw, a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s 'Fast & Furious 7', the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw’s sister - these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

REVIEWS Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw - Very furious, not so fast

MOLLY'S GAME (2018)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Brian D'arcy James, Bill Camp, Chris O'Dowd, Jeremy Strong, Graham Greene and J.c. Mackenzie. Directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

REVIEWS Molly's Game - Chastain's the drawcard in an average directorial debut

THOR: RAGNAROK (2017)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi.

REVIEWS Thor: Ragnarok - Marvel's God of Thunder finds his groove

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (2017)
Starring Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Tintswalo Khumbuza, Adam Lolacher, Lucia Walters, Waleed Zuaiter, Lee Majdoub and Marci T. House. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad.

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

REVIEWS The Mountain Between Us - A disastrous misfire

THE DARK TOWER (2017)
Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Claudia Kim, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Hamilton, Fran Kranz and Alex McGregor. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. Based on the series of books written by Stephen King.

REVIEWS The Dark Tower - An absolute disaster of a film
The Dark Tower - Breaking down Stephen King’s remarkable book

STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)
Starring Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, John Cho and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin.

REVIEWS Star Trek Beyond - Boldly going
Star Trek - The evolution of a universe

BASTILLE DAY (2016)
Starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly and Jose Garcia. Directed by James Watkins.

On the eve of Bastille Day, a young French woman, Zoe Naville, slips across Paris with the intent of planting a bomb to make a radical political statement but means to kill no one. At the last moment, she decides that she cannot commit this violent act.

Michael Mason, an American pickpocket, steals Zoe’s bag, keeps what he can use and throws the rest away into a garbage bin next to a busy Metro stop. At the same time, inside the ultra-secure CIA Station in Paris, Sean Briar, an agent brought in from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq in the wake of a mission that has gone terribly wrong, struggles to adjust to his reassignment as a desk-bound data analyst: a misfit real warrior in a world of cyber counter-terrorists.

When the bomb goes off, Michael becomes the only suspect. Briar is determined to find him and bring him into custody before the French authorities do.

From then on, Briar, Michael, and Zoe will be bound together in a 24-hour suspense ride across the city, in a frantic attempt to expose a conspiracy of chaos and greed that only they can prove.

REVIEWS Bastille Day - Idris Elba's realistic action drama

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)
Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito. Directed by Jon Favreau.

An all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo.

Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa, a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotises the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie, who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

REVIEWS The Jungle Book - A Disney classic comes to life

ZOOTOPIA 3D (2016)
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.k. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira and Don Lane. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

REVIEWS Zootopia - A new dazzling Disney animated classic

THE GUNMAN (2015)
Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba. Directed by Pierre Morel.

Martin Terrier is an international spy agent running from the organisation he used to work for after being betrayed.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2014)
Starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Directed by Justin Chadwick.

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
PROMETHEUS (2012)
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Lucy Hutchinson, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall and Kate Dickie. Directed by Ridley Scott.

REVIEWS Prometheus - Approach with an open mind

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING
Starring Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, David Collins and Kaan Guldur. Directed by George Miller.
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Starring Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Sheldon Shepherd and Everaldo Creary. Directed by Idris Elba.

The story of a young Jamaican named ‘D’ who, on arriving in early 1980s London, unexpectedly finds the young man who assassinated his revered brother back in Jamaica ten years before. His quest for justice explodes into a violent street war that could end up killing him and his loved ones.
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