Actors: Martin Freeman

Poster for the movie "Black Panther"

Black Panther

This is another good move from the Marvel stable. It may be ‘groundbreaking’ in its casting, but the story felt somewhat formulaic and many characters remained two-dimensional. The story kept good pace (though felt a little long for me). Some backstory was left to voiceover over the opening titles, and didn’t really have a huge impact when it came to leveraging this during the story. But, this is Marvel and not something like the Planet of the Apes trilogy.

Black Panther

Long live the king

20182 h 14 min
Overview

King T'Challa returns home from America to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantel to join with girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Metadata
Director Ryan Coogler
Runtime 2 h 14 min
Release Date 13 February 2018
Details
Movie Media VoD
Movie Status Loaned
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, John Kani, Sterling K. Brown, Seth Carr, Denzel Whitaker, Florence Kasumba, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Sapani, Sydelle Noel, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Jénel Stevens, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Stan Lee, Sebastian Stan, Bambadjan Bamba, Jeremy Sample, Sope Aluko, Alexis Rhee, Tahseen Ghauri, Danny Chung, David S. Lee, Mark Ashworth, Shad Gaspard, William Cowboy Reed, Alex Hibbert, Lucy Hockings, Ashton Tyler, Atandwa Kani, Connie Chiume, Dorothy Steel, Marija Abney, Maria Hippolyte, Marie Mouroum, Zola Williams, Christine Hollingsworth, Nabiyah Be, Michael David Yuhl, Elizabeth Elkins, Raven Wynn, Amechi Okocha, Tony Sears, Francesca Faridany, Roland Kilumbu, Timothy Carr, Apollo GT, James Siderits, Travis Love, Lidya Jewett, Alona Leoine, Kinley Fleurejuste, Ofu Obekpa, Michael R. Ciminna, John Y Lee, Byron Coolie, William Walker, Joseph Akharoh Jr., Stanley Aughtry, Raenen Golez, Leo De Rivera, Tevin Beech, Tari Omoro, Andrea Antonio Canal, David Dunston, Emelita T. Gonzalez, Josue Louis-Charles, Isaac Phillips, Trevor Noah, Jamel Chambers
Poster for the movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

20142 h 24 min
Overview

Immediately after the events of The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the dwarves try to defend Erebor's mountain of treasure from others who claim it: the men of the ruined Laketown and the elves of Mirkwood. Meanwhile an army of Orcs led by Azog the Defiler is marching on Erebor, fueled by the rise of the dark lord Sauron. Dwarves, elves and men must unite, and the hope for Middle-Earth falls into Bilbo's hands.

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Director Peter Jackson
Runtime 2 h 24 min
Release Date 10 December 2014
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, John Bell, Ryan Gage, Peggy Nesbitt, Mary Nesbitt, Manu Bennett, John Tui, Billy Connolly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Kilgour, Sarah Peirse, Nick Blake, Simon London, Conan Stevens, Allan Smith, Miranda Harcourt, Thomasin McKenzie
Poster for the movie "The World's End"

The World’s End

The World's End

20131 h 49 min
Overview

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

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Director Edgar Wright
Runtime 1 h 49 min
Release Date 18 July 2013
Details
Movie Media DVD
Movie Status
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine, James Tarpey, Luke Bromley, Sophie Evans, Samantha White, Rose Reynolds, Richard Hadfield, Flora Slorach, Francesca Reidie, Charlotte Reidie, Michael Smiley, Alex Austin, Jonathan Aris, Jenny Bede, Angie Wallis, Paul Bentall, Richard Graham, Alice Lowe, Rafe Spall, Leo Thompson, Steve Oram, Julia Deakin, Greg Townley, Sebastian Zaniesienko, Luke Scott, Tyler Dobbs, Samuel Mak, Teddy Kempner, Mark Kempner, Nick Holder, Darren Boyd, Paul Kennington, Mike Sarne, Reece Shearsmith, Nicholas Burns, Mark Heap, Kelly Franklin, Stacey Franklin, James Granstrom, Gabe Cronnelly, Patricia Franklin, Bill Nighy, Mark Donovan, Ricky Champ, Ken Bones
Poster for the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

20132 h 41 min
Overview

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

Metadata
Director Peter Jackson
Runtime 2 h 41 min
Release Date 11 December 2013
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Manu Bennett, Stephen Fry, John Bell, Sylvester McCoy, Terry Notary, Peter Hambleton, Cate Blanchett, Stephen Colbert, Jed Brophy, Sarah Peirse, Mary Nesbitt, Peggy Nesbitt, Mark Hadlow, John Callen, Adam Brown, Ben Mitchell
Poster for the movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Technically this was a brilliant film. You really felt like you were back in Middle Earth. However, I found the movie a little slow for my liking. Much of this part was narrative and exposition – important stuff to be sure, just ponderous at times. As it’s a 12, the gravity of the adventure is very light at times feeling like it is aimed at a younger audience (OK, the book was originally for Tolkein’s kids, but hey ;-).

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

20122 h 49 min
Overview

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit enjoying his quiet life, is swept into an epic quest by Gandalf the Grey and thirteen dwarves who seek to reclaim their mountain home from Smaug, the dragon.

Metadata
Director Peter Jackson
Runtime 2 h 49 min
Release Date 26 November 2012
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad
Actors
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Lee Pace, Conan Stevens, Bret McKenzie, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Graham McTavish, Barry Humphries, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark Hadlow, John Callen, William Kircher, John Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dean O'Gorman, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, Stephen Hunter, Tim McLachlan, Terry Notary, Billy Connolly, Peter Hambleton