Directed by: Neil Burger Starring: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish
Shabby, struggling Cooper gulps down a top-secret pill and gets super-charged in every department, from stock-market-busting smarts to charismatic wit and jet-propelled libido, while sinister De Niro lurks in the wings.
Directed by: Dave Filoni Starring: (voices of) Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels
Messrs McGregor, Christensen and Oz are missing, but Sam Jackson, Christopher Lee and the ever-present Anthony Daniels (as C-3PO) lend their voices to this feature-length animated adventure pitched between the Prequel Episodes II and III.
Directed by: Rick Jacobson Starring: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo
A sex-bomb, a psycho-slut, and a stripper (hmm, why is this film popular?!) attempt to extort a powerful underworld kingpin in a fairly shameless echo of 70s/early 80s exploitation movies. Jacobson is a veteran Baywatch and Xena director.
Wild action, stunning visuals and feisty girls (in tight outfits) scream out of Watchmen director Snyder's fantasy actioner, as Browning retreats into an alternative reality after being institutionalised by her wicked stepfather.
If you thought the Brad Pitt scenes in Snatch were brutal, try the real thing: film-maker Palmer spent 12 years delving into the brutal, secretive world of Irish Traveller bare-knuckle fighting; feuds, clans and all. This is the result.
Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer
FBI Agent Denzel Washington is after terrorists who blew up a New Orleans ferry, and he’s using experimental spacefolding ‘technology’ to do some far-fetched but enjoyable time-travel detecting, peering four days into the past.
Directed by: Garth Jennings Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def
Between The Office and The Shire, Martin Freeman tripped the galactic fantastic in this big screen version of Douglas Adams’ classic. He’s a British everyman on an enforced space safari after the Earth is destroyed to make way for a bypass.
Directed by: Rose Bosch Starring: Jean Reno, Melanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh
Powerful French drama retelling the terrible events of mid-summer 1942 in occupied Paris – as the Nazi net tightens in what becomes known as the ‘Vélodrome D'Hiver round-up’, a 13,000 strong Jewish community faces a desperately uncertain future.
Directed by: Michael Bay Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou
Survivors of global contamination live in a sterile, self-contained world, hoping for the lottery win that will send then to The Island, the only remaining untainted land in the world. But Scarlett and Ewan smell a rat, and start asking the wrong questions.
Directed by: Michael Bay Starring: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris
More gung-ho Michael Bay action, as grumpy general Ed Harris takes tourists hostage on Alcatraz, points rockets at San Francisco, and only bookish weapons expert Nicolas Cage and former Alcatrazian Sean Connery can save the day.
Directed by: Simon West Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, John Cusack
And now more Nic Cage, as a former US Ranger who’s just finished an eight year sentence but winds up on a plane packed with uber-convicts, hijacked by criminal genius John Malkovich. Huge, gleeful, ridiculously destructive fun.
Directed by: Andrew Davis Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri
After LA fireman Arnie’s family are killed by a bomb, he heads to Central America to exact vengeance on the Colombian guerilla leader responsible, and gets caught in the crossfire of the terrorists and a cadre of ruthless CIA operatives.
Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer Starring: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker
Slapstick, blunderbuss spoof from the makers of Meet the Spartans and Date Movie, this lampoons the disaster movie genre and, well, a load of other stuff, as a bunch of twenty-somethings are hit with a series of catastrophic ‘natural’ events.
Directed by: Andrew Adamson Starring: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Georgie Henley
Shrek/Shrek 2 director Andrew Adamson brings C.S. Lewis's timeless tale to big budget life, as the Pevensie kids flee WWII and - on a country estate - discover a spare room, and a wardrobe, and a world where it’s always winter, never Christmas.
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean
Not had enough Nicolas Cage to stream? OK, here’s some more, as our treasure hunting hero searches for 18 pages missing from John Wilkes Booth's diary, which may uncover the truth behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Directed by: John Woo Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen
Would you believe it? Yet more Nic Cage! Except that, in this case, he sometimes looks like FBI Agent John Travolta. Who sometimes looks like maniac terrorist Nic Cage. John Woo directs this ludicrously enjoyable action-fest with serious panache.
Directed by: Walt Becker Starring: John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence
On a road trip to the Pacific (and away from their stagnant lives), four middle-aged men (Travolta, Allen, Lawrence and William H. Macy) – Mild Hogs, if you will – run afoul of the fearsome ‘Del Fuegos’ biker gang in a New Mexico bar.
Directed by: Tony Scott Starring: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry
Déjà Vu director Tony Scott’s rather sadistic actioner from the early 90s sees rock-bottom private eye Bruce Willis drawn into a murky conspiracy of gambling, hitmen, sports and politics. Written by Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black.
Directed by: Luis Llosa Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods
When Shazza’s family is ‘erased’ by a nefarious crime lord, she hires ex-CIA explosives expert Sly to gain revenge. And help her to shower and stuff. But it all gets a bit more tricky when the target hires Sly’s equally skilled ex-partner.
Directed by: Wes Anderson Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe
Seeking vengeance on the giant shark that (he swears) killed his partner, oceano-grapher Bill Murray rallies a crew that includes estranged wife Anjelica Huston, journalist Cate Blanchett, and Owen Wilson, who may or may not be his son.