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This is the follow-up to the huge success Kingsman film. Eggsy is now a fully fledged member of the secret agency and in this instalment, has to do battle with an evil drug dealer named Poppy (Julianne Moore). Channing Tatum pops up in a surprisingly funny role, and it’s great to have Mark Strong back as Merlin. As the poster shows, Colin Firth is also back as Harry, involving a rather amusing explanatory back story, and Halle Berry and Elton John (yes, you read that right) provide good support. Elton John is actually pretty hilarious and one of my favourite things about this movie. What really made it for me was having one of my all-time favourite actors, Jeff Bridges play a great (although too small, in my opinion) role.

Just like the last one, the plot is preposterous and entirely unbelievable, but there is so much fun to be had, that I just didn’t mind. The film never takes itself too seriously either which really helps. The reviews of this sequel have been less kind than the reviews of the first film, but if you did enjoy that first one, then I suggest you give this one a try too.

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Year of release: 2017

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar (comic book), Dave Gibbons (comic book)

Main cast: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Elton John, Pedro Pascal

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This is a fantastic movie starring the so-gorgeous-I-could-eat-him-with-a-spoon Benicio Del Toro, and the so-gorgeous-I-could-spit Halle Berry.  Berry plays Audrey Burke, a woman whose husband Brian (David Duchovny) is murdered. She invites Brian’s lifelong friend, recovering heroin addict Jerry (Del Toro) to stay with her and her two children.  Previously she had always hated Jerry, but when they share a house, they end up provided comfort and understanding for each other, as he was the only person who was as close to her husband as she was (indeed, she gets upset when she discovers that Brian told Jerry things that he had not told her).

I’ve said it before…I know I’m biased, but Benicio Del Toro really is a superb actor, and his skills are shown off perfectly in this film.  He has an ability to convey so much emotion, and he made it impossible for me not to care about Jerry.  Halle Berry also did a great job, as the grieving widow; this role should dispel notions that she is not a good actress.   It is an emotional movie – it made me cry several times, and I was still crying when it ended.  Definitely one to watch again at some point.

Year of release: 2007

Director: Susanne Bier

Writer: Allan Loeb

Main cast: Benicio Del Toro, Halle Berry, David Duchovny

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