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2016

The Girl on the Train

Published June 16, 2019

The Girl on the Train

Obviously I knew the main plot points and how it all unravelled but it was still really fascinating to see how they worked through it on the screen. It worked pretty well. I wonder if I wouldn’t have struggled a little to start with, it felt quite confusing despite me already knowing the plot, but it soon settled down into a good unpredictable thriller.

795. Office Christmas Party

Published December 10, 2017

795. Office Christmas Party

Title: Office Christmas Party Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 45m “From the directors of Blades of Glory, The Switch and the writers of The Hangover trilogy and Bad Moms. When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…”

784. Sing Street

Published September 10, 2017

784. Sing Street

Title: Sing Street Director: John Carney Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 46m “Sing Street takes us back to 1980s Dublin where an economic recession forces Conor out of his comfortable private school and into survival mode at the inner-city state school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious and über-cool Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart, invites her to star in his band’s music videos.

766. Mr. Right

Published July 1, 2017

766. Mr. Right

Background info Title: Mr. Right Director: Paco Cabezas Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 35m “The road to true love is paved with knives and bullets in this killer comedy starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. Unlucky in love and with terrible taste in men, Martha (Kendrick) bumps into Francis (Rockwell) and finally meets the man of her dreams. Sweet and charming, he seems the perfect match until Martha discovers Francis is a world-class assassin whose enemies are trying to kill him and can’t quite decide as body counts rise whether to join in the mayhem or dump him.

765. Hidden Figures

Published June 21, 2017

765. Hidden Figures

Background info Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Year: 2016 Run time: 2hrs 7m “The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) & Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement galvanized the world and inspired generations to dream big.

758. Sing

Published May 20, 2017

758. Sing

Background info Title: Sing Director: Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 48m “Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Illumination Entertainment’s Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.

757. Nocturnal Animals

Published May 14, 2017

757. Nocturnal Animals

Background info Title: Nocturnal Animals Director: Tom Ford Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 56m “Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this haunting romantic thriller from acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man). Susan (Amy Adams) is living through an unfulfilling marriage when she receives a package containing a novel manuscript from her ex-husband, Edward (Jake Gyllenhaal). The novel is dedicated to her but its content is violent and devastating.

754. Passengers

Published May 6, 2017

754. Passengers

Background info Title: Passengers Director: Morten Tyldum Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 56m “Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in a high-stakes adventure about two passengers, Jim and Aurora, onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As they try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other only to discover that the ship itself is in grave danger.

753. Why Him?

Published May 5, 2017

753. Why Him?

Background info Title: Why Him? Director: John Hamburg Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 51m “Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective dad, visits his daughter at Stanford where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns Laird is about to pop the question.

752. The Magnificent Seven

Published April 30, 2017

752. The Magnificent Seven

Background info Title: The Magnificent Seven Director: Antoine Fuqua Year: 2016 Run time: 2hrs 12m “Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).