Release Date: 10 February 2016 Certification: 15 Running Time: 108 min Director: Tim Miller Starring:Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, TJ Miller, Gina Carano, Karan Soni
Fifteen and a bit years after Brian Singer’s X-Men kickstarted the superhero genre and along comes Deadpool, a sweary, violent pisstake of the whole capes and tights ouevre. Most of the marketing has focused on the adult rating (R in the States, 15 here) that makes Deadpool stand out from the ever-growing crowd. It’s ironic really as this is one of the most gleefully juvenile action movies to hit cinemas in quite some time. In fact, just like a fifteen and a bit year old boy, Deadpool is obsessed with knob jokes and cartoonish ultraviolence.
Release Date: 29 January 2016 Certification:15 Running Time:128 min Director: Tom McCarthy Starring:Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
Journalism matters. In 2002 the Boston Globe published a series of articles on child molestation in the Catholic church. They revealed not only a pattern of repeated sexual abuse but also the frequent cover-up of these crimes by senior members of the church; when allegations arose abusers were taken from their parishes and relocated somewhere new. The investigation that led to these articles forms the basis for Tom McCarthy’s Oscar nominated drama Spotlight.
After a lengthy hiatus, Celluloid Skeletons is back with an all new episode!
This month, Joe is joined by guest Liam Callander as they look at the career of Kathy Bates, a woman renowned for playing formidable female characters in the likes of Misery, Primary Colors and The Waterboy. So, what kind of skeleton could Ms Bates have lurking in the background of her filmography? How about Tyler Perry’s soapy melodrama The Family That Preys? Listen now to hear Liam and Joe wax lyrical about Misery before they try to untangle the multitude of plots found in The Family That Preys.
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Release date: 15 January 2016 Certification: 15 Running time: 156 min Director:Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson
The silence in the woods is suddenly punctured by a guttural roar and the thunderous pounding of paws on rock. Before he knows it Hugh Glass – scout guide for a fur trapping expedition pursued by the enraged Arikara tribe – is being brutally mauled by a protective mama bear in the snowy hills of Montana. Forced to go on ahead without Glass, the hunting party leave him in the care of his Pawnee son Hawk, gentle youngster Jim Bridger and the volatile and avaricious fur trader John Fitzgerald. When Fitzgerald grows tired of waiting for Glass to die he murders his son and leaves him buried alive in a shallow grave under the pretence that a raiding party is impending. Haunted by the death of his wife and son, Glass drags himself from his grave and embarks on his quest for revenge. After last year’s Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu has once again garned plenty of Oscar attention for this bleak and relentless revenge Western.