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LESLIE MANN

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THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (2020)
Starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Kat Dennings, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage and Kelly Marie Tran. Directed by Chris Sanders and Joel Crawford.

REVIEWS The Croods: A New Age - A fun family prehistoric escape

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (2020)
Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Pais, Michael Kenneth Williams and Cherry Jones. Directed by Edward Norton.

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honour his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

REVIEWS Motherless Brooklyn - A neo-noir set in 1950s New York

BLOCKERS (2018)
Starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanathan, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jake Picking and Rhoda Griffis. Directed by Kay Cannon.

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.

REVIEWS Blockers - Prom night disaster

HOW TO BE SINGLE (2016)
Starring Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr, Nicholas Braun, Anders Holm, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Bateman. Directed by Christian Ditter.

A woman writing a book about bachelorettes finds herself mixed up in an international affair while doing research abroad.

REVIEWS How To Be Single - Laugh, laugh some more and move on

RIO 2 3D (2014)
Starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars and Kristin Chenoweth. Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

Jewel, Blu and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in the magical city of Rio for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild.
THE OTHER WOMAN (2014)
Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kate Upton and Taylor Kinney. Directed by Nick Cassavetes.

When the girlfriend of a seemingly perfect guy discovers he has a wife, the two women team up with yet another of his “other women” to plot an ingenious revenge.

REVIEWS The Other Woman - One long awkward cliché

MR PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014)
Starring Ty Burrell, Stanley Tucci, Mel Brooks, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Allison Janney, Ariel Winter, Stephen Tobolowsky and Patrick Warburton. Directed by Rob Minkoff.

The dazzlingly brilliant Mr. Peabody – who happens to be a dog – and his adopted boy Sherman embark on a comical time travel adventure through the defining moments of world history. But even a transcendent genius like Peabody must grapple with the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent.

REVIEWS Mr Peabody & Sherman - History and humour

THE BLING RING (2013)
Starring Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock, Israel Broussard, Leslie Mann, Carlos Miranda, Gavin Rossdale and Stacy Edwards. Directed by Sofia Coppola.

Based on the true story of teenagers obsessed with fashion and fame who burglarised the homes of celebrities in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets’ whereabouts online, the teens would break-in and steal designer clothes and possessions.

REVIEWS The Bling Ring - Lifestyles of the young and restless

PARANORMAN (2013)
Starring Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Tucker Albrizzi, Jodelle Ferland, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman and Elaine Stritch. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler.

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, moronic grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

REVIEWS ParaNorman - Holiday hocus pocus

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brennan Brown, Nicholas Alexander, Tony Bentley, Michael Beasley, Sean Boyd and Marcus Lyle Brown. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.
BLITHE SPIRIT
Starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Dave Johns, James Fleet and Adil Ray. Directed by Edward Hall.
WELCOME TO MARWEN
Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Diane Kruger, Falk Hentschel, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Stefanie Von Pfetten and Leslie Zemeckis. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The moving true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
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