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JUNGLE CRUISE (2021)
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Dani Rovira, Sulem Calderon, Veronica Falcón and Andy Nyman. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

An adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila - his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities - possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate - and mankind’s - hangs in the balance.

REVIEWS Jungle Cruise - Sailing into a new Disney classic adventure

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (2021)
Starring Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Freya Allan, Chloe Coleman, Ralph Ineson and Samuel Anderson. Directed by Navot Papushado.

Sam was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet, an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians. These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.
MORGAN (2016)
Starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Luke Scott.

A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent human, who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

REVIEWS Morgan - Clever sci-fi that suffers by comparison
Morgan - An AI thriller that offers much of the same

MADAME BOVARY (2015)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Sophie Barthes.

Adapted from Flaubert’s classic novel, 'Madame Bovary' tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.
LOVE & MERCY (2015)
Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Joanna Going and Brett Davern. Directed by Bill Pohlad.

The story of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and acclaimed musician, Brian Wilson, charting the path from his successes with history-making pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist, Dr. Landy. The Beach Boys’ harmonies became the soundtrack for an entire generation but Wilson’s creative genius was as much a hindrance as a gift. When the love of his life, Melinda Ledbetter, arrived in his life, she rescued him from the grip of Dr. Landy. Stretching from the mid 60s to the early 90s, the film exposes the story behind one of the most remarkable musical journeys of our time.

REVIEWS Love & Mercy - A remarkable potrait of a tortured genius

THE CONGRESS (2014)
Starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smitt-Mcphee, Sami Gayle and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Ari Folman.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an ageing actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. A Hollywood studio will control her captured ‘image’, and she will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitised character will stay forever young. 20 years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm, Mad Men), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in ‘The Congress’ convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

REVIEWS The Congress - Robin Wright through the looking-glass

ROMEO AND JULIET (2014)
Starring Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Lesley Manville and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Carlo Carlei.

A new generation will fall in love with this classic retelling of what is probably Shakespeare’s most famous story.
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

SAVING MR BANKS (2014)
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Rachel Griffiths and Kathy Baker. Directed by John Lee Hancock.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ 'Mary Poppins', he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

REVIEWS Saving Mr Banks - Not just a spoonful of sugar

TURBO 3D (2013)
Starring Ryan Reynolds - Turbo, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Peña, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong and Snoop Dogg. Directed by David Soren.

An underdog snail kicks into overdrive when he's granted one unexpected wish and miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his pals achieve their dreams, before Turbo-charging his own impossible dream: winning the Indy 500.
COSMOPOLIS (2012)
Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Mathieu Amalric, Patricia McKenzie and Emily Hampshire. Directed by David Cronenberg.
ROCK OF AGES (2012)
Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Åkerman, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Erica Frene. Directed by Adam Shankman.

REVIEWS Rock Of Ages - They built this movie on rock 'n' roll

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