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THE 355 (2022)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Edgar Ramírez, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Emilio Insolera, Jason Wong and Leo Staar. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move.

As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world - or get them killed.

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2019)
Starring James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Alexandra Shipp. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite - not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponise this force and rule the galaxy.

REVIEWS Farewell to the X-Men - Looking back at the first and best superhero universe
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Untapped potential

WRITER
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE 3D (2016)
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn and Kodi Smit-Mcphee. Directed by Bryan Singer.

Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

REVIEWS X-Men: Apocalypse - It's mutants v humans... again

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)
Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. Directed by Josh Trank.

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest- unning superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

REVIEWS Fantastic Four - A graceful failure in a tired genre

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D (2014)
Starring Hugh Jackan, Ian McKellen, Patrickk Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jason Flemyng. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'. The beloved characters from the original 'X-Men' film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from 'X-Men: First Class', in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

REVIEWS X-Men: Days of Future Past

PRODUCER
THE NEW MUTANTS (2020)
Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson, Thomas Kee and Mickey Gilmore. Directed by Josh Boone.

When strange occurrences begin to take place in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants are being held, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

REVIEWS The New Mutants - An enjoyably small-scale superheroic character piece

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2019)
Starring James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Alexandra Shipp. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite - not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponise this force and rule the galaxy.

REVIEWS Farewell to the X-Men - Looking back at the first and best superhero universe
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Untapped potential

ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL (2018)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.j. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Brianna Hildebrand and Jack Kesy. Directed by David Leitch.
DEADPOOL 2 (2018)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Stan Lee, Morena Baccarin and T.j. Miller. Directed by David Leitch.

REVIEWS Deadpool 2 - Just when you thought it couldn't get any better - or filthier...

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Directed by Rian Johnson.

REVIEWS Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Carving a new future for the legendary saga
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - A bold new vision for the legendary saga

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017)
Starring Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Olivia Colman and Willem Dafoe. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. The world's greatest detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

REVIEWS Murder on the Orient Express - A first-class mystery

LOGAN (2017)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen. Directed by James Mangold.

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

REVIEWS Logan - Fantastically real

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!

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015)
Starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. Directed by Josh Trank.

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest- unning superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

REVIEWS Fantastic Four - A graceful failure in a tired genre

CHAPPIE (2015)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel. Directed by Neill Blomkamp.

After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange and dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.

REVIEWS Chappie - So much wasted potential

ELYSIUM (2013)
Starring Matt Damon - Max, Jodie Foster - Secretary Rhodes and Sharlto Copley - Kruger. Directed by Neill Blomkamp.

In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarised worlds.

REVIEWS Elysium - Good guy Sharlto Copley turns badass
Elysium - Great ideas with forgettable execution

THIS MEANS WAR (2012)
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort, Angela Bassett, Kasey Ryne Mazak, Warren Christie, Natassia Malthe, Til Schweiger and Chelsea Handler. Directed by McG.

REVIEWS This Means War - Love, laughter and action

GAMBIT
Starring Channing Tatum and Lizzy Caplan.
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